Faith > Fear Part 1: Choosing Faith Over Fear
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV
 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Isaiah 34:16 KJV
Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate:
for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them
Hosea 4:6… Destroyed for a lack of knowledge
Isaiah 5:13… Gone into captivity because they have no knowledge
Psalm 89:34… God will not break His covenant
John 15:7… If we abide in His Word…
Isaiah 55:11… His Word will not return void
The most powerful position, is that of a born again believer to declare the Word of God in the authority of the name of Jesus.
Luke 17…increase our faith
Treat faith like seed.
Romans 10:17… Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God
Isaiah 54:14-17 KJV
 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.  Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord , and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord .
Oppression is when you are under illegitimate authority.
Fear is the door to oppression.
Fear is not reality
We are one decision away from living under fear or faith.
Hebrews 2:14-15 KJV
 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.
The fear of death shouldn’t be the motive of your faith.
Fear is bondage
You have a choice when it comes to fear…choose faith.
Walking in fear you give the benefit of the doubt to the devil
Walking in faith you give the benefit of the doubt to God
Mark 5:21-24 KJV
 And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.  And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,  And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee , come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.  And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.
God is always moved by faith.
If you feel like God is not moving in your life, exercise faith in your life.
Mark 5:25-28 KJV
 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,  And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,  When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.  For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
You have the power to choose faith over fear.
God responds to faith decisions.
Mark 5:29-34 KJV
 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.  And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?  And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?  And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.  But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.  And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
Delay is not denial
Mark 5:35-43 KJV
 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?  As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.  And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.  And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.  And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.  And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.  And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.  And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.  And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.
Deuteronomy 30:19 KJV
 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:
When you make a decision… everything in you prepares itself to receive what you have chosen.
Your decisions set the course of your life.
The just shall live by faith!!!
Give the benefit of the doubt to God… make a decision to choose His Word!
Romans 8:1-2 KJV
 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.