FEAR AND FAITH
Sunday 16, 2012
Memorize: Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. Not as the world give it, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let be afraid. John 14:27. In Psalms 42:5, the Psalmist observed in spite of what he did he was worried. Christians often get worried in spite of God’s expressed command that we should not. In John 14:1, the lord says we should not let our hearts become troubled. And he gave the recipe to worries: believe in God and Jesus. Faith is the solution to worries. Also in John 14:27, he says not only should your heart not be troubled, but you should also keep fear away from you. Fear and faith are diametrically opposed to each other but similar in the sense that each involves some form of believe. The fearful believe that something unpleasant is going to happen while the faithful believe something is good is going to happen. in both fear and faith, there is an expectation and expectations can be very strong sometimes. In fear, there is believe, but this believe is in the wrong thing or the wrong person. When you express strong believe in the occurrence in something negative, you are misapplying the creative power in you.
The fearful believes in something and the confident also believes. This simply means that there is nobody who has no expectations. There is nobody to who can say I have no faith. You express faith one way or the other whether you like it or not. The most fearful and suspicious people are people with great faith pretentious. Are you always very fearful? You have the capacity of manifesting great faith. In fact, if you start to believe strongly in something good happening in your life or situation in place of the negative thoughts, you will get the lords commendation. However, when you have expectations of faith, for it to work very well, it must be connected with God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit. If you say you believe in God but do not believe in Jesus, your faith will be unable...
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