VICTORY OVER FEAR
THIS IS YOUR RADIO FRIEND, PASTOR AMARA UWAEZIOZI, BRINGING YOU: “HEALING WORDS FROM THE MASTER”, A RADIO PROGRAM OF THE MASTER’S VESSEL MINISTRY WHOSE AIM IS TO LET YOU KNOW THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND GOD’S UNSEARCHABLE RICHES AVAILABLE TO YOU.
Beloved friends, it’s a great pleasure to meet you again. Thank GOD for how far HE has led us during this pandemic. And I must personally thank GOD for keeping you alive. it is not out of place to thank GOD that GOD has been very gracious to us, even in Africa. All glory be to HIM. All glory be to HIM.
So I welcome you again to this broadcast today; and we will be starting with a topic titled, Victory Over Fear.
VICTORY OVER FEAR
You can also say, Deliverance From Fear. And I want to read from The Book of Joshua 1:1-9.
1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, it came to pass that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying: 2 “Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. 5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Let us pray.
Heavenly Father The Father of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, we thank YOU for today. We thank YOU that YOU have kept us alive. I pray, O LORD, that the entrance of YOUR Word will give life to my hearers. I pray, O GOD, that in a season like this YOU will deliver my people from the spirit of fear; YOU’ll deliver them from all manner of fear. LORD I pray that YOU will enable them to hear The Word of GOD that is able to bring faith into their lives…in the Mighty Name of JESUS CHRIST. Amen!
Welcome again to this broadcast. I am your radio pastor, Pastor Amara Uwaeziozi. We bring this message from The Master’s Vessel Ministry.
Fear is a big problem in Africa because we are raised up literally to be afraid. We raised our children in such a way that we infuse fear into them. If a child is stubborn or arrogant or even naturally board the next thing someone will say is, Are you not afraid? Stubbornness and arrogance are not fearlessness. GOD wants us to be fearless. Joshua has grown under Moses, Moses has carried out the bulk of the responsibility confronting Pharaoh and the magician and sorcerers and diviners of Egypt.
Moses was spiritually tall – taller than Joshua; and he was dead. But the journey must continue: someone has to lead. GOD knew that Joshua will be afraid; so he began to address the issue of fear in the life of Joshua. And that is what I’m addressing today in your life.
Fear! What is fear? Feeling of inadequacy or inability to handle a situation. This is usually based on the fact that we have not emotionally confronted the feeling internally; and/or we lack experience in dealing with the situation we are afraid of. Victory over fear is the first spiritual duty of man, so says Nicholas Berdyaev, a Russian politician and religious philosopher.
Do not equate fearfulness or timidity with humility or obedience. A person or a child can be bold but humble and respectful. All successful people deliberately face their fears and act in spite of them. This causes them to grow in such a way that their fares zones become their comfort zone. Take for example, the woman who was going to the tomb to anoint the body of JESUS they had a fear, and the fear they expressed in the question, Who will roll away the stone? But they kept going. Their fear did not ground them. Their fear did not stop them. Their fear did not make them to stop doing what they have decided to do.
let me tell you, each time you feel fear it is an opportunity to grow. Move deliberately towards that fear. Successful people faced their fears and act in spite of them. On the contrary, unsuccessful people avoid their fears, and act because of them.
In 1st John 4:18 the Bible says,
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Fear causes failure by keeping us from venturing out, from taking necessary action, from advancing, from speaking out when we should, from approaching people, from facing mistakes with a proactive attitude, from addressing an uncomfortable issue with people so as to build synergy, from breaking up with losers that are determined to stay that way.
how do you get rid of fear?
In Genesis 2:7 the Bible gives us a guideline.
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
GOD breathed HIS own life, HIS own spirit into man. And GOD’s life does not carry fear. GOD’s life does not carry fear.
If you believe that you are created of GOD and you are born of GOD, the life of GOD is in you. And the life of GOD does not carry fear. It’s one thing you need to understand and have the appropriate mindset. That’s why the Bible says in 1st Timothy 1:7
1 Timothy 1:7
7 desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.
And again reading that passage further, GOD has not given us the spirit of timidity or fear but of sound mind. GOD gave us the Spirit of sound mind, not the spirit of fear, not the spirit of timidity – but of sound mind. Sound mind! That’s what GOD has given us. GOD did not give us the spirit of fear or timidity but of sound mind.
Fear came in when Adam sinned. He said, I was afraid, and I hid myself. You find that in Genesis 3:7-10, 22-24. As soon as he sinned he said, I was afraid, and he hid himself.
Fear is one of the strongest weapons in the hands of the enemy the devil to limit you from reaching your goal. It is time to be delivered from all these fears: fear of poverty, fear of expansion and growth, fear of prosperity, fear of relationships, fear of marriage and family, fear of new beginnings, fear of meeting new people, fear of embarrassment, fear of failure, fear of success – it is time to move out of your fear zone. Face the fear and create a new comfort zone.
Courage is not the absence of fear but determination to act in spite of it.
How did Joshua overcome?
- He believed GOD and commenced action immediately. In Joshua 1:10 Joshua commenced action immediately. We read these passages many times but we cannot trust GOD and command action.
Fear kept Gideon from commencing and eating his fruit. He engaged in blame game until GOD said to him, Go in this thy might.
I want to speak to someone today who has been grounded by fear. Go in this thy might. Some of you are kept from advancing as a result of fear. Today I lose you from that paralyzing fear…in the Name of JESUS CHRIST.
Fear kept Esther away from performing a duty until Mordecai spoke sense into her. She got up and took the risk by faith. Today in the Name of JESUS rise up and take the step of faith…in the Name of JESUS CHRIST. Be delivered from fear. Be delivered from fear. Stand on your ground. Stand on the Word of GOD. Stand on your ground and stand on the Word of GOD. Some fears have generational roots. This may be broken through generational transference.
Do you have a problem with fear? Don’t you know that – yes – that came from the lineage of the first Adam who became afraid and was driven out of the Garden. But the Second Adam even our LORD JESUS CHRIST delivered us from fear.
Today, I encourage you, in the name of JESUS CHRIST receive your deliverance; be delivered from fear: because the bible says, do not fear.
As a matter of fact some people have taken it to count these “do not fear” in the Bible, and they said there are 366 of them, which means everyday GOD is saying to you, do not fear, do not be afraid.
You can really be delivered from fear. nothing should terrify the child of GOD because we belong to JESUS. We belong our GOD. It is my pleasure to ask you to call upon the Name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST and align to HIM. Receive HIM as your LORD and Savior, you will receive the Spirit of GOD which has no fear attached to it, and you will be delivered.
The Bible says, even when you walk in the Shadow of the Valley of Death, you will fear no evil because GOD is even with you in that very place.
May the LORD bless you as you are delivered from fear in this season…in JESUS Mighty name I pray. Amen!
Let us pray.
Heavenly FATHER the FATHER of our LORD JESUS CHRIST thank YOU for YOUR Word which has come to YOUR people. And I ask, O GOD, that the entrance of this Word will bring mighty deliverance from fear, even in this season, when men’s hearts are failing them. May YOUR people receive the Spirit of sound mind that has no fear attached to it…in JESUS Mighty Name I pray. Amen!