What The Bible Says About Fear

MAT 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

28:5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

LUK 1:13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife

Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

5:10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.

8:50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.

12:7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

JOH 12:15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.

ACT 27:24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

HEB 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

REV 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

In case anyone has any doubts that the scriptures admonish us to overcome fear, the above scriptures should dispel those doubts. "Death" is not just a physical death, but it is interwoven into the everyday circumstances of our life. Joseph was fearful of the censure of his compatriots because of Mary's condition. Death is anything in our lives that diminishes our walk with God - and we must begin to recognize it as such. Adam was potentially "dead" at the time of the fall - he just didn't realize it at the time. The "fall" was from the use of the higher levels or courts of thinking into the lower courts. He became subject to the lower - reptilian brain. The unity of the nerve tree system in the "garden" of the mind became divided into the right and left brains and he knew good and evil. Instead of ascending in his thinking to the nerve tree of life, he choose to descend. The "woman" could choose to go up or down but went down. His soul, the "woman", was pitted against the lower brain - or the serpent - and the battle began. As Paul said, the mind or soul warred against the flesh. The mind tries to crush the head of the reptilian brain and the reptilian brain nips at the heels of the mind. Overcoming death is a process and the last enemy to be over come before transfiguration can take place is the very fear of death. For faith in the promises of God replaces the fear of what the enemy of our soul can do to us. Faith gives us hope and that hope completes the process in love. For we through the Spirit waitfor the hope of righteousness by faith. For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. GAL 5 5, 6

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