Courage: P.3 (2.14.18)

Isaiah 54:14-15
In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee. Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.

2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

We wouldn’t need courage if fear wasn’t a something that we face.


God always tells us the truth to prepare us for the lie of the enemy.

The giants being in the promised land were God’s insurance policy to make sure that only men of faith took that land. It required courage and faith to face the giants and to take the land.

Hebrews 2:1-3,14-15
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him ; Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

As long as you allow the spirit of fear to grip you, you will be in bondage.

Do what God called you to do and don’t let fear stop that!

Romans 8:15-17
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him , that we may be also glorified together.

Fear never comes from God.

2 Kings 6:15-18
And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord , I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord , and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

You are one decision away from:
Faith/ Fear

Deuteronomy 30:19
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

Whatever you choose (life or death/fear or faith) becomes your reality.

Once you make a decision, it becomes reality, even if it wasn’t. That’s why the enemy uses fear.

The influence of fear can make something in your life a reality that isn’t in the will of God.

You are one decision away from a new reality.

A decision to wait is still a decision.

Isaiah 55:8-12 says we should be led in peace and go forth in joy.