worry anxiety stress
Is fear &
anxiety controlling your life?
by: Pastor Max
John 4:18 - (kjv)
- There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear:
fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call upon the name of
the Lord shall be saved." (Acts 2:21)
TO OVERCOME FEAR & ADDICTIONS
Bible says, "For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of
love, power, and a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7)
- Mankind's Greatest Foe
first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing to fear is
fear itself - names, unreasoning, unjustified terror." -
Franklin D. Roosevelt
number of recent news stories highlighted the growing fear by many people,
due to the increase of terrorism, world disasters, wars, tsunamis,
terrorist attack, earthquakes, world viruses and diseases.
IS A UNIVERSAL ENEMY
and anxiety are universal enemies and certainly not a new enemy.
Fear had its beginning with Adam's rebellion and fall, in the Garden of
Eden. After Adam and Eve had disobeyed God's directive to them, fear
entered their hearts.
Adam said, I heard Thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I am
naked, and I hid myself." (Genesis 3:10)
THE LAST DAYS "MEN'S HEARTS WILL FAIL THEM FOR FEAR"
the slavish tentacles of fear are spreading and increasing in intensity is
also prophetical. Jesus declared that in the last days "men's
hearts" will fail them for fear...." (Luke 21:26)
leading cause of death is heart disease
leading cause of death is heart disease. People are suffering from
strain, anxiety and stress is adversely affecting a large number of men
and woman. Alcohol consumption, drug abuse and anxiety attacks are
increasing, all contributing to heart disease.
is #2 leading cause of death - Fear is a major contributor
is the #2 killer and medical science believes "fear" is a
contributor - because it constructs the vessels carrying blood to affect
smoking is a major cause of heart disease and sickness, why why do people
smoke? Often, because they are uptight, nervous, anxious and afraid!
IS THE "ENEMY" AMONG US
is "the enemy" among us and is taking a tremendous toll, psychologically,
economically, domestically and physically. As well as politically,
both nationally and world wide.
is our "greatest enemy" and it hinders growth in business,
impedes academic progress, breaks up families and keeps people out of
is often the cause of strife, worry, bitterness, resentment, jealousy and
hatred. But fear can be conquered and driven out of our lives!
years ago, USA President Herbert Hoover stated: The dominant emotion
everywhere in the world s FEAR.
years ago, USA President Herbert Hoover stated: "The dominant emotion
everywhere in the world is FEAR. This applies to every part of human
activities - finance, industry, farmers, workers, thinkers and government
ATLANTIC CHARTER - USA President Roosevelt
Atlanta Charter, drawn up by US President Theodore Roosevelt and Britain's
Sir Winston Churchill is still heralded as one of history's greatest
documents, championing the common liberties of mankind.
||FREEDOM FROM FEAR
||FREEDOM OF SPEECH
||FREEDOM FROM WANT
||FREEDOM OF RELIGION
contained four essential freedoms: freedom from want, freedom from
fear, freedom of speech and freedom of religion
York City's Dr. David Mitchell declared, humans are born with only 2
fears, sound of a sudden noise, and unexpected removal of support or
are however many unreal, imagined and unreasonable fears which plague
mankind. These we must reject in order to enjoy good mental health
and peace of mind.
believe that the lower central part of the brain called the thalamus is
the center of all emotions; this is where fearful thoughts issue
from. The nerve center is also where affection and love are born.
is therefore important that we sort out our thoughts and allow only those
that are sane, sensible, wholesome and truthful stay in our minds.
Bible says: "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he".
St. Paul admonished: "Whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure,
lovely and of good report...think on these things." (Philippians 4:8)
- THERE ARE MORE THAN 40 DOCUMENTS PHOBIAS
are more than 40 phobias that harass humanity today - from ailurophobes
(the fear of cats) to zoophobia (the fear of animals in general).
And there is healing for everyone - through faith in Jesus Christ - and
some old fashioned common sense.
CHRIST CAN HEAL YOUR FEARS & PHOBIAS -
IF YOU TRUST IN HIM
Bible says, "For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of
love, power and a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7)
Roosevelt stated: "The only thing we have to fear, is fear
itself", and the Bible says, "....perfect love casts out all
fears." (1 John 4:18)
IS THE OPPOSITE EMOTION OF FEAR
is the opposite of fear. It is FAITH. Faith brings us peace
said, "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the
world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27)
Bible says, "Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace
with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through Whom also we have access
by faith in to this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the
glory of God.: (Romans 5:1-2)
perfect love removes all fears, it is good to know that God is love and
His love has reached out to us through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on
the cross for us!
because He rose from the dead and is not only the testator but the
executor of His own will - through the Holy Spirit - we are assured of His
total peace and healing for spirit, soul (mind) and body.
CHRIST DIED FOR YOU
- JESUS CHRIST LOVES YOU
more beautiful words were ever spoken by men or angels than these, "I
know God loves me!" Praise God. Say these precious words and
believe them and you will see what a change will be affected within your
- JESUS CHRIST KNOWS ALL ABOUT YOU
the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show
himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward
him." (2 Chronicles 16:9)
so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word, Just to rest
upon His promise, Just to know, Thus saith the Lord."
every situation of life God knows about you! During every trial,
heartbreak and discouragement in the temptations and struggles of life
Jesus knows about us and makes a way of escape. (1 Corinthians
10:13) God knows and He is ready to help - Say it to yourself,
"God knows about my existence and He loves me - His eyes are upon me
and I know everything will be alright."
- JESUS CHRIST CARES ABOUT YOU
all your cares upon Him, for He careth for you." (1 Peter 5:7)
often seems like a rat race with dog eat dog and whoever gets in first get
what he needs and whoever gets in last misses everything. People can
often be hardhearted and cruel - circumstances and situations can make
life almost unbearable. Many times Satan has filled peoples' hearts
and minds with such tremendous disillusionment and depression that they
have in utter hopelessness taken their own lives.
hymn writer penned the words, "What a Friend we have in Jesus, All
our sins and grief's to bear! What a privilege to carry - Everything
to God in prayer."
am thrilled with the great news of God's love every time I hear it.
I am thrilled that God loves me, He knows all about me and that He cares
about me - my difficulties and my needs. Praise God! Say it to
yourself - "I know God cares about me and will help me!"
- JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR YOU
God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)
can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving. No
wonder the Apostle John wrote, "We love Him because He first loved
us." There is a word that is seldom used in today's world but
one which is probably one of the most powerful in our vocabulary. It
is the word "Apodictic" and it means "Evident beyond
contradictions". It is one of my foremost words because it
relates to the gospel and to Christ our wonderful Lord. When you
speak about God, His power, His words, His promises, His grace, His
goodness and His mercy and love, the word Apodictic covers them all!
beyond Contradiction! His existence is so real that only a foolish
person could try to contradict the fact! No wonder the Bible says,
"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God". (Psalm 14:1)
NO. 5 ~
JESUS CHRIST AROSE FROM THE DEAD AND WILL HELP YOU TODAY
A dead man has no power to
help anyone - He cannot even help himself! That is why so many traditional
churches and nominal Christians receive no answers to their prayers and
have no victory in their lives. They believe in and worship a dead Christ.
They wear crucifixes that have a resemblance of Christ, dead on the cross.
Beloved friends, the cross is empty - Jesus Christ is alive for evermore
with all power at His disposal.
He has the power to set His
children free from every bondage and situation in which we find ourselves
that is embarrassing, improper, humiliating and painful.
“Lo behold the man of
sorrow, lo behold Him in plain view. There He stands that mighty
conqueror, since He rent the veil in two."
“I serve a risen Saviour,
He’s in the world today; I know that He is living, whatever men may say;
I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer and just the time I
need Him, He’s always near. He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives
today. He walks with me and talks with me, along life’s narrow way. You
ask me how I know He lives, He lives within my heart.” Hallelujah.
The very essence of
Christianity, the heart of the gospel and the foundation truth of the
church is that Jesus Christ, God’s Son died upon a cross for our sins
and that He was raised from the dead on the third day for our
Justification! (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Of all religions only
Christianity can boast a resurrection and only Christ is a Saviour, for He
only is Alive Forevermore. Praise His Name.
THE ONLY WAY
No wonder Peter said,
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name
under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved”. (Acts 4:12)
Why? Because the name of a
dead man can save no one but Jesus is not dead HE IS ALIVE FOREVERMORE!
Hallelujah. His entire ministry while upon this earth revolved around
preaching the gospel, healing the sick, forgiving the sinful, restoring
the diseased back to health, feeding the hungry and raising the dead.
He was crucified His ministry came to an end abruptly - until 50 days
later - after He had risen from the dead and spent 40 days with His
disciples He ascended into heaven and poured out upon His followers the
“Baptism of the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4) Then His ministry
continued greater than ever through those who believed upon Him - The
blind saw, the deaf heard, the lame walked, the dead were raised and the
gospel was preached to multitudes.
“Now Peter and John went
up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they
laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask
alms of them that entered into the temple; Who seeing Peter and John about
to go into the temple asked an alms.
And Peter, fastening his eyes upon
him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to
receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none;
but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth
rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up:
and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping
up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and
leaping and praising God.” (Acts 3:1-9)
“And by the hands of the
apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they
were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. And of the rest durst no man
join himself to them: but the people magnified them. And believers were
the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)
“Insomuch that they
brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and
couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow
some of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about
unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with
unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.” (Acts 5:12-16)
It is evident the Book of
Acts is a continuation of the ministry of Jesus Christ through His
followers by the power of the Holy Spirit, and that it is God’s will for
His power to continue to bring blessing and healing to His people in every
generation until the church age is over and Christ sets up His kingdom and
ushers in the millennium -
Notice His words to all who believe, “And he
said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every
creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that
believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that
believe, In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new
tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing,
it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall
recover”. (Mark 16:15-18)
The Holy Bible says,
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in
the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive
the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your
children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God
shall call.” (Acts 2:38-39)
If you are called, you are
saved and if you are saved, the baptism of the Holy Ghost and power is for
you! Again see what St. James writes to the church, “Is any sick among
you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over
him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of
faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have
committed sins, they shall be forgiven him”. (James 5:14,15)
SCRIPTURE CANNOT BE BROKEN
Now in closing let us see
what Jesus Himself said concerning praying and receiving an answer....
“Ask, and it shall be
given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto
you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and
to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” (Matthew 7:7,8)
“Believe me that I am in
the Father, and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works'
sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works
that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do;
because I go unto My Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that
will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask
any thing in My name, I will do it.” (John 14:11-14)
“Jesus said unto him, If
thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”
“Again I say unto you,
That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they
shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in heaven.”
“If ye abide in Me, and
My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done
unto you.” (John 15:7)
My beloved friend, Jesus
Christ is indeed alive and waiting to hear from you. If you will accept
Him as your personal Saviour and trust in Him you will definitely receive
answers to your prayers and the assurance that all is well with your soul,
for He has promised and guaranteed you that His word is true and the
scripture cannot be broken. (John 10:35)
Scriptures Verses on FEAR (King
41:10 - (kjv) -
Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee
with the right hand of my righteousness.
35:4 - (kjv) - Say
to them [that are] of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your
God will come [with] vengeance, [even] God [with] a recompence: he will
come and save you.
8:31 - (kjv) - What
shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can] be
34:4 - (kjv) - I
sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
23:4 - (kjv) - Casting
all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Peter 5:7 - (kjv) -
Yea, though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou
[art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
56:3 - (kjv) - What
time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
14:27 - (kjv)
- The fear of the LORD [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares
John 1:9 - (kjv)
- If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our]
sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
43:1 - (kjv)
- But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that
formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called
[thee] by thy name; thou [art] mine.
Timothy 1:7 -
- For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of
love, and of a sound mind.
14:7 - (kjv)
- Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world
giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let
it be afraid.
John 4:18 - (kjv)
- There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because
fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
- (kjv) - By
mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD [men]
depart from evil.
- (kjv) - The
fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have
all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.
- (kjv) - Honou
all [men]. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the
(kjv) - For
the thin which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was
afraid of is come unto me.
(kjv) - Now
the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may
abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
(kjv) - ([A
Psalm} of David.) The LORD [is] my light and my salvation; whom
shall I fear? The LORD [is] the strength of my life; of whom shall
be be afraid?
(kjv) - Be
strong and of a good courage, fear not; nor be afraid of them: for
the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail
thee, nor forsake thee.
John 5:14-15 -
(kjv) - And
this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing
according to his will, he heareth us: .. And if we know that he hear us,
whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of
(kjv) - Have
I not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not
afraid; neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God [is] with thee
whithersoever thou goest.
He that spared not his own
Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also
freely give us all things?
healed the woman with an Issue of Blood
(kjv) - And, behold, a woman, which was
diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched
the hem of his garment....For she said within herself, If I may but touch
his garment, I shall be whole...But Jesus turned him about, and when he
saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee
whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
12:15 - (kjv)
- But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew
himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them
(kjv) - When Jesus heard of it, he
departed thence by ship into a desert place apart and when the people had
heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities...And Jesus
went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion
towards them, and he healed their sick.
(kjv) - And when they were gone over,
they came into the land of Gennesaret...And when the men of that place had
knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and
brought unto him all that were diseased,...And besought him that they
might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made
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