Fear-Defeating Faith (7 of 8) by Lenny Ports
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Series: A Journey of Faith
I want to talk to you today about a FEAR-DEFEATING FAITH. I have to talk about the fears before we talk about the faith that defeats them. REMEMBER THE GOOD NEWS IS COMING!
''And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.'' Luke? ?21:25-26? ?NKJV?? ????
Expectation - this is not a positive expectation. This is actually the opposite of FAITH. It is the evidence of things not seen but in a negative sense. Faith in God brings an expectation or a hope of the good things that God has in store for us, but Fear brings an expectation of the bad things that are coming on the earth.
Distress - a narrowing into straits, To compress, of a strait, that forces a ship into a narrow channel, of a cattle squeeze, that pushing in on each side, forcing the beast into a position where it cannot move so the farmer can administer medication
Perplexity - to be in straits, to be in doubt, not to know which way to turn, to be at a loss with one's self, not to know how to decide or what to do
Jesus is talking here about what is about to come on the earth and what we are already seeing in other countries. Any nation that has forsaken the Lord and followed after other gods, the devil is compressing them into narrow straits, forcing them into a position where he is administering the poison to take them over completely. We as a nation are displaced from much of the distresses that many other countries are living in today (we only know what we see on the liberal media), yet we ourselves as a nation are slowly being seduced into that same squeeze that we will have no choice but to accept the standards that this world system and the ...
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