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Bible Verses for Overcoming Fear - Page 1
 

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Topics on overcoming fear - Page 1 
 
Generalized fear
Fear of condemnation
Fear of revealing one's belief in the gospel
Fear of one's enemies
Fear of spiritual inadequacy
Fear of failure
Fear of man
Fear of loneliness
Fear of evil
Fear of succumbing to temptation, 
Fear of old age - con't on p. 2

Fear of old age - con't
Fear of losing hope (broken hearted)
Fear of losing hope ( In death)
Fear of chronic insomnia
Fear of not being saved or losing one's salvation
Fear of evil spirits
Fear of the weakness of the flesh
Fear of sickness (from sin)
Fear of sickness (in general)

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      This page is part of a memory verse series for overcoming fear by renewing our minds to God's Word.  Fear interferes with our faith and overcoming fear is an important part of a Christian's daily spiritual warfare.  Today's verse can be found by clicking the "daily blessing" link above and for further information about this series.  Other topics will be covered along the way.
 
 
If you are struggling with fear, you might want to visit the link above on Spiritual Warfare.  It will give you a very strong foundation on your position as a believer in spiritual warfare.  Often the devil will oppress an individual through deceptive beliefs.  Once these deceptions are exposed his position is immediately weakened.  Persist in making God's truth a reality in your life and resist the devil's oppression by speaking out that truth until you increase in power over this stronghold and overcome it.  This is your "sword of the spirit."  When you feel discouraged remember these verses, 
 
Joh 8:31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
 
Rom 12:2 " . . . but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Bible Verses Against Fear

1.  Overcoming Fear in General

1Jo 4:18 There is no fear in love: but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath punishment; and he that feareth is not made perfect [complete] in love.

1Jo 2:5 but whoso keepeth his word, in him verily hath the love of God been perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him:

1Jo 4:19 We love, because he first loved us (ASV).

As we follow the Lord and grow spiritually, we experience the love of God and it is the power of God's love that "casts out fear."


2.  Fear of Condemnation (1)
 
 1Jo 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
 
1Jo 3:18 My Little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth.
 
1Jo 3:19 Hereby shall we know [be aware and perceive] that we are of the truth, and shall assure [convince] our heart before him:
 
1Jo 3:20 because if our heart [thoughts and feelings] condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
 
1Jo 3:21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we have boldness [confidence] toward God;
 
When we exercise the Word or will of God, we become renewed or inwardly changed by the power of God, and are made aware of the reality of God's truth.  Our thoughts and feelings change accordingly.  Thus, we grow in faith and trust in the promises of God, and approach Him with boldness or confidence vs. fear. 
 
3.  (Con't) Fear of Condemnation (2)
 
Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
 
Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage [slavery] again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption [placed as sons], whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
 
Rom 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
 
The context from which these verses are taken speaks about the bondage of walking in the flesh or according to the law, instead of in the righteousness that is freely given to us by God's Holy Spirit within us.  We are living either in death (carnal mind) or in God's Spirit (life).  We are no longer in bondage to sin and death but can still live our lives as if we were, from which there is no life.
 
4.  Fear of revealing one's belief in the gospel (1)
 
2Ti 1:7 For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness [timidity or cowardice]; but of power [miraculous power] and love [divine love] and discipline [self-control].
 
2Ti 1:8 Be not ashamed therefore of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but suffer hardship with the gospel according to the power of God;
 
As witnesses of Christ and the gospel we partake in the afflictions of the gospel and are strengthened by God's miraculous power.  We are given God's power, His love, and self-control by the presence of His Holy Spirit abiding within every believer. 
 
 5.  Fear of revealing one's belief in the gospel (2)

1Pe 3:13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be zealous of that which is good?

1Pe 3:14 But even if ye should suffer for righteousness' sake, blessed are ye: and fear not their fear, neither be troubled;

We need not become alarmed, aroused or anxious because we are supremely blessed as vessels of God's grace and ambassadors for Christ.

6.  (Con't.) Fear of revealing one's belief in the gospel (3)

1Pe 3:15 but sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: being ready always to give answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear:

1Pe 3:16 having a good conscience; that, wherein ye are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ.

By setting apart Christ in our hearts, we are likewise set apart in truth and manifest God's Holy Spirit to others.  We must be prepared to share valid reasons for our faith in the gospel with those who enquire.  We share this hope in meekness of heart, and those who slander us or treat us as criminals for our defense of Christ, will only result in their own shame by their false accusations.

 7.  (Con't.) Fear of revealing one's belief in the gospel (4)

Dan 12:3 And they that are wise shall shine [figuratively to enlighten] as the brightness of the firmament [visible arch of the sky]; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars [blazing] for ever and ever.
 
As we live in Christ and influence or lead others to receive their salvation in Christ, we likewise shine as brilliant eternal lights in the midst of a very dark and hopeless world.
 
8.   Fear of one's enemies (1)
 
Luk 1:69 And hath raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of his servant David. 
 
Luk 1:70 (As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets that have been from of old),
 
Luk 1:71 Salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
 
The metaphor "horn of salvation" respresents those animals whose strength is in their horns (JFB).  In our salvation in Christ, we  are rescued and led to safety from all those who would detest and persecute us.  Therefore, we rely on and anticipate God's protection and deliverance from all of our enemies. 
 
9.   Fear of one's enemies (2)
 
Luk 1:74 To grant unto us that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies Should serve him without fear,
 
Luk 1:75 In holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
 
  10.   Fear of one's enemies (3)
 
Psa 138:6 For though Jehovah is high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly; But the haughty he knoweth from afar.
 
Psa 138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me; Thou wilt stretch forth thy hand against the wrath of mine enemies, And thy right hand will save me.
 
Psa 138:8 Jehovah will perfect that which concerneth me: Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, endureth for ever; Forsake not the works of thine own hands.
 
The Lord's power is greater than our circumstances and He is able to preserve us in both soul and body in times of trouble.  He will act on our behalf and bring us to complete safety. 
 
11.   Fear of one's enemies (4)
 
Psa 119:69 The proud have forged a lie against me: With my whole heart will I keep thy precepts.
 
Psa 119:70 Their heart is as fat as grease; But I delight in Thy law.
 
Psa 119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; That I may learn thy statutes.
 
Psa 119:72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me Than thousands of gold and silver.
 
The righteousness of God is beautiful, especially in comparison to the unfruitful works of the flesh.  As Christians our treasure lies in  the beauty of the Lord, His love and righteousness.  We truly know that even though our circumstances may be oppressive at times, our lives are hid with Christ and rich with hope.  Whatever may seem to hinder us becomes a stepping stone to grow in grace as we continue to seek Him.
 
12.   Fear of one's enemies (5)
 
Psa 56:5 All the day long they (enemies) wrest (fabricate to cause worry pain or anger) my words: All their thoughts are against me for evil.
 
Psa 56:6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, They mark my steps, Even as they have waited for my soul.

Psa 56:8 Thou numberest my wanderings: Put thou my tears into thy bottle; Are they not in thy book?

Psa 56:9 Then shall mine enemies turn back in the day that I call: This I know, that God is for me.

We as Christians can be confident that the afflictions we suffer and are caused by others, are certainly noted by God. God sees and remembers our tears and always hears the earnest prayers of His people. God is sure to deliver those who put their trust in Him.

13.   Fear of one's enemies (6)
 
Psa 108:12 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. 
 
Psa 108:13 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
 
It is through God 's strength and not the strength of man, God having the strength and force of an army, will "trample" our enemies.
 
14.   Fear of one's enemies (7)
 
Psa 119:98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser (in mind, word, act) than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
 
Isa 59:19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
 
As we manifest the wisdom of Christ in all that we do, we keep the peace of God in our hearts and remain strong.  To have the fear of God is to love and acknowledge His righteous ways.  When trouble comes He will rise up in our behalf and "chase" the enemy.  
 
15.   Fear of one's enemies (8)
 
Mat 5:44  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
 
The context of this verse basically says, we are who we are in Christ.  What reward is there if our love extends ony to those who are good to us.  We have the love and mercy of God living within us and that will never change.  We are separated from the world and therefore do not hate as the world hates their enemies.  As we continue to walk in the love of God, we are perfected in God's love and delivered from all fear.
 
16.   Fear of Spiritual Inadequacy (1)
 
Phi 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
 
God effectually and fervently energizes the believer by the power of the Holy Spirit living within to walk with Him.  This is the new nature given to us by God from which we operate.  This new nature seeks to do the things of God and is our true identity as children of God versus the old man or old nature from which we have been saved or made whole.   
 
17.   Fear of Spiritual Inadequacy (2)
 
2Co 3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
 
2Co 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
 
Our sufficiency is of God because God placed His spirit in the "fleshly tablets of our hearts" as compared to the letter of the law that was previously given to Moses in "tablets of stone". 
 
18.   Fear of Spiritual Inadequacy (3)
 
Phi 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
 
According to Paul, God fills us with His power that we may be content (self-complacent) in every situation.  We are spiritually equipped for every circumstance, whether experiencing abundance or need, God strengthens us and gives us wisdom to handle the various levels of life's experiences.
 
19.   Fear of Spiritual Inadequacy (4)
 
2Co 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength [miraculous power] is made perfect [completed] in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
 
2Co 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

       When we seek the power of God in our weaknesses we rely on Him and provide an opportunity for the magnificance of God's glory to work in our lives.  There is always joy in God's presence and this is when His miraculous power becomes our miraculous power.   God's power is sufficient in itself and will not only undergird us but will transform us as well.

 20.   Fear of Spiritual Inadequacy (5)

2Pe 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

2Pe 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

21.   Fear of Spiritual Inadequacy (6)
 
Phi 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
 
Phi 4:20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

       In this context, Paul is exceedingly blessed and thankful for the generosity of the Philippians for taking care of his needs.  Paul responds to them with a promise that God would "fill to  the full" their every need (JFB) according to God's riches.   As we continue in well doing, God sees and remembers our deeds and we can rest assured that He will keep us in the palms of His hands and likewise "fill to the full" our every need.

 22.   Fear of Spiritual Inadequacy (7)

2Co 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

Eph 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Eph 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe (put their trust in God), according to the working (energizing) of his mighty power,

       An astounding thought!  The power of Almighty God is abiding within each and everyone of His children.   Power that exceeds greatness, exceeds abundance, and even surpasses the human imagination.   God's exceeding great power energizing us from within as we trust Him with our thoughts, our hearts, and our lives.  

23.   Fear of Spiritual Inadequacy (8)

Psa 34:9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

Psa 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

To fear the Lord is to walk in His wisdom because we know that if we wander from His ways we wander from His goodness  and power and jeopardize the peace He has given to us.  He will take care of us and provide us with everything that is good and will not leave us vulnerable because we lack the things we need.

24.   Fear of Failure (1)

Psa 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Psa 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Psa 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither (fall away, fail or faint); and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

As Christians we allow the Lord to continually guide our hearts in the way of righteousness and take no pleasure in following after darkness and its destructive works.  Therefore we will reap the fruit of life and no matter what our circumstances are, we will continue to be effective and thrive as individuals.

 25.   Fear of Failure (2)

Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 

Through God we have mighty weapons that will tear down strongholds in our lives.  The message in these passages tells us that  we need our spiritual armor for victory over the schemes of the devil and that we will wrestle with these forces in our minds and hearts.  God's truth vs. the devil's lies,  God's salvation & righteousness vs.  condemnation,  faith vs. fear of the fiery darts of the wicked, using the Word of God our sword, and connecting to God in prayer for ourselves and others.  Who can defeat the power of the Lord!

26.   Fear of Failure (3)

2Co 2:14   Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

       One sure way to avoid failure is to remain fixed in Christ.  God  is always causing us  to be conquerors and causing us to prosper in the knowledge of Christ that we become God's sweet aroma wherever we go.   True success!

 27.   Fear of Failure (4)

Mat 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

Mat 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Mat 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

       Our personal goals in life and what we desire to have often reflect what we treasure or value in our hearts.   If these treasures or securities, whatever they may be, are bound to earthly things then they invite fear and worry because the things of the earth are vulnerable to both corruption and loss . 

" Everything we know through our five senses is in a state of change and decay.  But when our thoughts are in God, there can be no fears, worries, defeats, or frustrations.  We are not staking our lives on that which changes, but on Him who changeth not"  (Orientalisms of the Bible by  Bishop KC Pillai, DD).

28.   Fear of Failure (5)

Deu 31:6  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.

Deu 31:8 And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.

Isa 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

       God is constantly reminding us not to fear because all we need is His strength.  God goes with us, before us, guides us every step of the way, and will never leave us alone.  We will not fail because God will not fail.  As we give Him our hearts day by day and delight in His righteousness and love, He is faithful to fill us with His Spirit against the throes of fear, despair and discouragement.  How significant is the supernatural power of joy!

29.   Fear of man (1)

Psa 56:10 In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.

Psa 56:11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

Psa 56:12 Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.

Psa 56:13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling [thou will deliver], that I may walk before God in the light of the living?

       David already sought the Lord and received God's deliverance from death. He keeps his vow of praise to God and continues to encourage himself in the  faithfulness and power of God to safeguard him, that he need not fear the harm of any man.  When God has His hand upon a situation, we can be confident that He will see it through to the very end. 

 30.   Fear of man (2)

Psa 56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

Pro 29:25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe. 

Our answer to fear is to place our trust in the Lord.  Fearing what others can do to us entangles us psychologically and is like placing a "noose" (snare) around our necks.  A snare is a trapping device (noose/ hook etc.) for small animals.  However trusting in the Lord will keep us safe (secure from danger, harm, or evil).  God's Word says that we "shall be safe."

(Refs: Strong's/ American Heritage Dict.) 

31.   Fear of man (3)

Isa 51:7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.

Isa 51:8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.

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.

       The injustices and false judgments of humanity are  good for nothing in the end except for reaping its own destruction, since God's Truth alone will stand and live on forever.  We can have courage and confidence in God because He promised us that He would never leave us.  We have God's Holy Spirit within us in which we are assured of God's everlasting company.

31.   Fear of Loneliness (1)

Psa 107:9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

Rom 4:21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.

Eph 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.

       God wouldn't be God if His wisdom and power was not great enough to see us through all of life's situations.  We need not fear loneliness because we will never be alone.   God's power is more than abundant and He is both willing and able to help us in our most urgent needs.  By placing our faith in God we keep ourselves in His peace versus fear of our present or future circumstances.

32.   Fear of Loneliness (2)

Psa 29:11 The LORD will give strength [force, security, majesty, praise] unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace [safe, well, happy, friendly].

Psa 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield [protector]; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Psa 28:8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength [fortification & defense] of his anointed.

Psa 28:9 Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

       The Lord promises to strengthen His own in His power and lead them to safety.  The psalmist was confident in the Lord's willingness and ability to help him and from the heart placed his trust in Him and was helped "to surround, protect and aid.

 33.   Fear of Loneliness (3)

Mat 19:29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake, will receive a hundred times more and will be given eternal life.

Psa 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Psa 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Psa 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

       God is a God Who seeks to reward His children with good.  God promises to bless us abundantly if we just trust, delight and commit our lives to Him. He will not only provide for our basic needs but also our most earnest desires.  He tells us to continue doing good, and don't worry because He will bring it to pass. 

34.   Fear of evil (1)

Mat 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Psa 23:4 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.

Pro 12:21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

       God will never tempt us to fall away but is continually delivering us from all evil.  This is a sure promise of God and even though our journey sometimes takes us through the dark places and experiences of this world, we are to fear no evil.

       The valley of the shadow of death — is a ravine overhung by high precipitous cliffs, filled with dense forests, and well calculated to inspire dread to the timid, and afford a covert to beasts of prey (JFB).

35.   Fear of evil (2)

Psa 91:9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; 

Psa 91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 

Psa 91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 

 We can be confident, that as we abide in Christ, God's angels are watching over us.  God specifically assigns and authorizes His angels to protect us from all manner of evil, as well as "widespread affliction or calamity" (AH Dict.).

36.   Fear of evil (3)

Pro 22:5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the forward (distorted/ false): he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

Pro 19:23 The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

Luk 7:21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.

       As Christians, we are mindful of the ways of God and understand that our well being is supernaturally protected and preserved by the power, grace and forgiveness that we receive of God through Christ.  Jesus Christ suffered and died for the whole world and anyone who believes in Him will find salvation and deliverance from all evil.

Thorns and snares:  the thorns of affliction, and the snares of Satan: by the one his way is hedged up, and in the other his feet are taken; (Gill)

Shall abide satisfied:  In this life as well as the next life.

1Ti 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

 37.   Fear of evil (4)

Pro 1:33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
 
Psa 97:10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
 
Pro 13:21 Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.

Whoever is attentive to the voice of God, will not only dwell safely but shall be peaceful and at ease from fear of evil "he shall dwell under the special protection of Heaven, so that nothing shall do him any real hurt” (Matthew Henry's Commentary).
 
 38.   Fear of evil (5)
 
Psa 5:12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
 
Psa 16:8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
 
Deu 33:27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
 
       God's presence is always with us, even when we feel that there are only negative forces about us.  We adjust our vision and focus on the knowledge that God has power over all evil and is watching over us all of the time.  God will bless his people with good.
 
39.   Fear of evil (6)
 
Phi 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
 
Phi 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
 
       A great way to avoid any fear of evil is to keep our minds focused on things that allow our hearts to sincerely praise God. Things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and reputable.  God says that if we do these things His peace will give us an abiding rest.
 
 40.   Fear of evil (7)
 
Eph 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
 
Eph 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
 
Eph 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
 
Eph 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
 
Eph 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
 
       Imagine, Christ is the head of the church and all things are under His feet. Since we are the body of Christ, all things are under our feet for we are seated with Him in heavenly places.  Christ's power reigns supreme over all and His miraculous power is available to the church during this present age.  There is no evil power greater than Christ.  If we can speak these verses with confidence, it is the devil who will flee in fear.
 
41.   Fear of evil (8)
 
Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
 
Luk 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Mar 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
 
Mar 16:18 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. 
 
       These verses pretty much speak for themselves.  We are already living in the kingdom of God and we are already delivered from the power of darkness.  The Holy Spirit translated us from Satan and his kingdom the moment we received Christ.  Believers have authority over the powers of darkness in the power of Christ.
 
42.   Fear of evil (9)
 
Pro 14:26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
 
Psa 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God:. . ."
 
       We rest in the promises of God and it's God Who fights against what we cannot overcome in our own strength.  Therefore, that rest is our place of refuge and a place that is always available to the children of God.
 
43.   Fear of evil (10)
 
Pro 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.  
 
             is safe — literally, “set on high, out of danger” (JFB)
 
Psa 61:3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
 
Pro 3:26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
 
Psa 55:18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.
 
       Strong tower:  Security - "From Satan the devouring lion, from furious persecutors, and every other enemy; and this experience the psalmist had of protection from the Rock in former times made him desirous of being led to it now "(Gill).
 
44.   Fear of succumbing to temptation (1)

Mat 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Luk 4:13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season (Jesus was tempted in the wilderness).

1Co 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

       The devil is the tempter and deceiver of the world.  The Lord was led into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil and victoriously overcame him.  Jesus won the victory over all temptation for all of humanity  Although we may endure temptation for a season, it will not overtake those who rely on the strength of Christ.

 45.   Fear of succumbing to temptation (2)

Luk 8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. 

 Luk 22:46 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.

Jam 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 

       We endure all kinds of temptations in this life from the small to the great.  There will come a time when we will no longer struggle in our flesh and our less than perfect understanding of all that we experience.  In the mean time, let's wake from sleep, pray and trust the Lord by guarding our hearts and remaining rooted and grounded in Christ. 

 46.   Fear of succumbing to temptation (3)

Luk 22:40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.

1Ti 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

Mat 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

       Staying in communion with God is essential to resisting temptation.  We occupy our minds by meditating on spiritual things rather than its antithesis.  By carefully guarding our thoughts, and what we choose to dwell on, we protect ourselves from the entanglements and struggles of the weakness of the flesh.

Regarding 1Ti 6:9

will be rich — have more than “food and raiment.” Greek, “wish to be rich”; not merely are willing, but are resolved, and earnestly desire to have riches at any cost This wishing (not the riches themselves) is fatal to “contentment” (1Ti_6:6). Rich men are not told to cast away their riches, but not to “trust” in them, and to “do good” with them (JFB).

47.   Fear of succumbing to temptation (4)

2Pe 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

2Pe 1:11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

2Pe 3:17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. 

       The Apostle Peter is exhorting us to put forth an effort in our commitment to Christ.  A commitment that will add growth and stability in our acceptance of Christ, in Whom we are chosen.  If we do these things, we will not trip or stumble into sin.  By this, God promises us a path of abundant, spiritual enrichment.  

 48.   Fear of succumbing to temptation (5)
 
Jam 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
 
Jam 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
 
Jam 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
 
       James tells us to consider it all joy when we're surrounded by various kinds of temptations.  Even though our faith is being tested during these times, we increase in endurance and continue to spiritually develop as Christians.  We are made complete in every area lacking in nothing.
 
 49.   Fear of succumbing to temptation (6)
 
1Pe 1:5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
 
1Pe 1:6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
 
1Pe 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
 
       Temptations are grievous; however, a trustworthy faith keeps us in the power of God and is highly esteemed in heaven.  Our times of temptations are but for a season or "a little time," but our salvation "everlasting."  In this, we rejoice!
 
50.   Fear of old age (1)
 
Psa 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
 
Psa 92:13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.
 
Psa 92:14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
 
Psa 92:15 To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
 
       God's salvation is now, and a continued heritage for the believer!  God's righteousness will not fade nor fail those who are planted in Christ.
 
Concerning Psa 92:12-14  (JFB)
 
"The vigorous growth, longevity, utility, fragrance, and beauty of these noble trees, set forth the life, character, and destiny of the pious; "
 
verse 15 --- "and they thus declare God’s glory as their strong and righteous ruler."
 
51.   Fear of old age (2)
 
Psa 71:9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
 
Psa 92:14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;
 
Isa 46:4 And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar (grey) hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.
 
       God's eternal arms will lovingly support us in old age. We will always be under the power and protection of God.  In contrast to the golden idols people bore and carried into the temples, things that cannot save (Isa. 46:6-7), the true God will not fail us; He will continue to sustain us throughout all of life's challenges. 

52.   Fear of old age (3)

2Co 4:16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

2Co 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

2Co 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. 

 Yet the inward man is renewed day by day; that is, continually; an Hebraism;

(see Est_2:11) the internal hidden man of the heart, the new man is in a prosperous condition; our souls are in good health; the work of God is comfortably carried on in us; we have sweet and repeated experiences of the love of God; we are growing in grace, and in the knowledge of Christ; and, like the palm tree, the more weight is hung upon it, the more it thrives; and, like the children of Israel in Egypt, the more they were afflicted the more they grew (Gill).

  53.   Fear of old age (4)
 
2Co 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
 
Hab 3:19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.
 
Psa 68:35 O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.
 
       We suffer affliction because our own strength or power, in our human condition, is limited and weak.  When we lean on God, it's the power of God that enters in and fortifies and delivers us from that destructive power that would otherwise consume us.  Christ already won the victory, in our behalf, and He gives us the power and strength to bear up against it.  Paul is not glorying in his afflictions per se, but he is glorying in the opportunity provided by these infirmities, for the manifestation of the overcoming power and brilliance of Christ made present against his current situation. 

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