Fear?


“Don’t fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine.” Isaiah 43:1

God actually commands us not to

fear, or worry. The phrase “fear not” is used at least 80 times in the Bible, most likely because He knows the enemy uses fear to decrease our hope and limit our victories.

king Solomon given his wisdom by God; was visited by God’s Essence in a dream!

The Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want Me to give you.”

Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”

The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.” Then Solomon awoke—and he realized it had been a dream.

I am moved to repeat “Ask and you shall recieve…” Does it say “Stop asking”?

“Knock and the door shall be opened.” Stop knocking?

Jesus told a parable to increase understanding:
And Jesus said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything’?

I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him whatever he needs.

And I tell you, “Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”I was touched give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Luke 11:5.

I was touched by the verse “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s Will for you in Christ Jesus” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

in seeking, do you stop till you find?

What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!

In the Holy Spirit you recieve; The Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit which are an enumeration of seven spiritual gifts originating from patristic authors, later elaborated by five intellectual virtues and four other groups of ethical characteristics. They are: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of The Lord.

Could anything be this awesome besides giving you your salvation! Amen

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

2 Corinthians 5:17

God in His Word came to reestablish the garden of Eden. There is a “prince” of this world… Jesus said:

Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.
John 14:30
The Gospel of John records two separate occasions when Jesus referred to Satan as the prince of this world. It’s interesting to note that both references happened during the last week of Jesus’ earthly ministry.

John 12:31 is the first time we see Jesus call Satan by this title. The occasion was after His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. At a time when He seemed to be at the height of popularity, Jesus said, “Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him. Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes. Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out” (John 12:27-31).

John 14:30 records Jesus’ words after the Last Supper with His disciples. Jesus knew that He was about to face the cruel sentence of crucifixion. Even worse than the physical pain, He would carry the sins of the world upon Himself, causing a temporary separation from the Father. (Matthew 27:46) Satan saw this as an opportune moment to tempt Jesus to not fulfill the Father’s will. However, Jesus told His disciples that the prince of this world had nothing in Him. In other words, although Satan has power over many people in the world, He did not have a hold on Jesus, and he could not force Jesus to not fulfill The Father’s will.

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We ask…DO NOT fear to ask and thank God in all situations. Your trial builds character!

But we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s Love has been poured out into our hearts through The Holy Spirit, Who has been given to us.
Romans 5:3-5

The Holy Spirit is not only related to Jesus in His deity, as a member of the Trinity, He is also related to Jesus in His humanity.

Birth
The Scriptures teach that the Holy Spirit was involved in the conception of Jesus.

And the angel answered (Mary) and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God” (Luke 1:35).

The Holy Spirit, through the Virgin Mary, conceived the child Jesus.

Baptism
The Holy Spirit was also involved in Jesus baptism. When John baptized Him, the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form, identifying Jesus as the Messiah.

And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased” (Luke 3:22).

Temptation
Luke records that Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness (Luke 4:1).

Public Ministry
The public ministry of Jesus was performed through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and the news of Him went out through all the surrounding region (Luke 4:14).

Jesus Himself testified that the Spirit of the Lord was upon Him.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed . . . Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing (Luke 4:18,21).

Miracles
During His public ministry, Jesus performed miracles by the power of the Holy Spirit.

But, if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you (Matthew 12:28).

The signs He performed were done in obedience to the Father through the agency of the Holy Spirit.

The Resurrection
The Holy Spirit was also at work in the resurrection of Christ.

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you (Romans 8:11).

The Spirit of God brought Jesus back from the dead.
Therefore, as we study Scripture we find the Holy Spirit played a vital role in the life and ministry of Jesus being involved with Him from His conception through His resurrection.

And by The AWESOME grace of God, The Spirit is on and in US, Amen.

The Holy Spirit, the Helper and the Comforter. The Holy Spirit equips the church with gifts. In this post are ten Bible verses about the Holy Spirit.

The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you. (John 14:26)

“I am telling you the truth,” replied Jesus, “that no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. A person is born physically of human parents, but is born spiritually of the Spirit. (John 3:5-6)

When they finished praying, the place where they were meeting was shaken. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to proclaim God’s message with boldness. (Acts 4:31)

Do not restrain the Holy Spirit; (1 Thessalonians 5:19)

God poured out the Holy Spirit abundantly on us through Jesus Christ our Savior (Titus 3:6)

The Spirit’s presence is shown in some way in each person for the good of all. (1 Corinthians 12:7)

But you, my friends, keep on building yourselves up on your most sacred faith. Pray in the power of the Holy Spirit (Jude 1:20)

In the same way the Spirit also comes to help us, weak as we are. For we do not know how we ought to pray; the Spirit himself pleads with God for us in groans that words cannot express. (Romans 8:26)

Peter said to them, “Each one of you must turn away from your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins will be forgiven; and you will receive God’s gift, the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)

Jesus drew near and said to them, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

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To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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