Faith or Fear!
Can we understand Fear? In a world that is surrounding people with things that can cause them to fear, there is a truth that surpasses all the lies of fear! It doesn’t matter what the world does or throws at you, you can choose faith over the lies of fear. The only element that has to be in place is the person you are putting your faith in! See we walk by faith daily not even being aware of this faith. You can truly understand this if you let go of what you have allowed the world to program in you! The reason for television is to program your mind with things that will cause you to fear the wrong things. Who is behind this deception of fear? I can tell you who is not behind it so that you will understand who is behind it!
1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying,
“Do not fear, Abram,
I am a shield to you;
Your reward shall be very great.”
12 “You are not to say, ‘It is a conspiracy!’
In regard to all that this people call a conspiracy,
And you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it.
The living God is the only one we should fear because He is the one that created all that we see and He is the one that can crush all that we are! The fact is that in the Hebrew the word fear meant so many different things. To fear God means that it is reverence, or honor towards Him! The evil in this world creates another fear that is the fear of terror or confusion! This is what the enemy of all mankind feeds off of as it has always been the same ever since Adam and Eve’s eyes were opened in the Garden of Eden! See Eden means “perfection” and perfection also means “completion”. Yahweh (God) is the only one a person should give honor too, or else we allow the honor to be trashed and taken advantage of from evil. The fallen angels will squeeze all hope out of us in the hopes that we will burry ourselves into the lies that they produce. This is when people decide they will do drugs, drink, and seek love in places that there is no love at all. We will force ourselves into lies because it is our pride that we seek to fill! Now the list goes on and on for what we will do in order to fill this inner pride but the list to fix it is short! There is one God and there is one way to Him, through His Son Yeshua (Jesus) the Christ!
4 Say to those with anxious heart,
“Take courage, fear not.
Behold, your God will come with vengeance;
The recompense of God will come,
But He will save you.”
The evil of this world has succeeded in so many ways and the sad part is that so many people have no clue that they are even real. See once people can let go of their pride they can make a choice to open their minds. When people open their minds then that is when we can allow what we learn to sink into our hearts. Think about it for a minute? How long has it been since you have dropped your personal pride? How long has it been since you have actually opened your mind to the living God or have you ever? Our minds are like parachutes, they only work when they are open! Evil owns the majority of the T.V. air waves. Evil wants to use the fear that they have created to cause you to honor these things rather than honoring God. It is easy really because if you choose to watch a movie that has murder, drugs, sex, loving money, etc. then you are honoring this without even realizing it! It doesn’t even have to be a flat out evil movie it can be anything that makes things higher than the God we should be honoring! That is why there are so many things on T.V. geared towards children that will advertise the things of this world. So they want, want, want until they get so let down by not having the things that are the coolest new thing, that they have gave honor inside to the things of this world! Children are awesome and their hearts are so big! The enemy knows this and they want to create a fear in them that will keep them from being a true child of Yahweh! Parents who know the living God and His Christ will choose to make the choice to instill in them the words that can change the direction of their hearts! The Bible is truth, it is love, and it is direct access to the one who can change your life! Jesus is the one who gives us direct access to Yahweh and it is in the words that Jesus spoke that evil is defeated! Why?
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
37 Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
Truth proves that fear of evil is a lie! To honor evil is not to honor the Father and when we do this we feed fear on earth. Jesus told us that He is the truth so through Him we can open our minds to the same things that gave Him the Faith to conquer the fear (honor) of evil! It is a personal choice and when we come to the age of accountability we have to make this choice! Everyone has too, but what if we don’t understand that this is the only choice we can make that will dictate the entire course of our lives? Jesus told us that satan is the father of lies!
44 “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Lucifer was the original name of the devil and Lucifer means “a shining one or morning star”. This was the angel who was the lead of worship in the third heaven. It was the choice of Lucifer and one third of the angels that they would choose to honor themselves instead of God. It was this same choice that caused them to be cast out of the third heaven! To win over these lies that cause us to fear or honor the evil of this world then we have to make the choice to trust Yahweh (God) for who He says He is! That then means we have to examine what the word of God has told us about who He is and what His plan is for all of mankind!
1 O Lord, You are my God;
I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name;
For You have worked wonders,
Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
11 ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
Now in order to truly understand all this we have to be born again in the Spirit we have inside, and that means that we have to trust that Yeshua (Jesus) is who He says He is! When I was tired of all the lies in my personal life that had mounted up after 36 years, I set out to seek truth! I went to so called church when I was a child and even accepted the fact that Jesus was the Son of God! I remember believing in my heart and I experienced such a great peace that at the age of 15 I could not explain! The fact is though that I was never taught about satan or the truth of the depths of this war we cannot see. So when a short time had passed I had lost that love in me because I fell for the lies of sex, drugs, and rock n roll! I thought I was in love with my high school sweet heart but only to find out years later it was more lust than love! Then by the time I had reached the age of 22 I had gotten married carrying with me so many lies of the evil in this world! I had no idea what love was until my daughter and son was born! It was then that I felt that same love that had overwhelmed me when I opened my heart to Christ but it was a little different! Then again it was short lived because I was not seeking the truth of what Jesus had for me, I was seeking the lies of money, and a way to better my family’s life! All this was being done by my own understanding all the while battling the lies of addiction! I know now that the greatest enemy through it all was myself. It was my pride inside that was creating a wedge in my soul which was pushing me further into guilt and shame! It does not matter who you are, what you do in life, or who you think that you have become, we all face these three things that cause us to believe the lies of evil!
1 John 2:16
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
Tele means “at a distance” which we use for telephone, or television!
Vision means “
1. the faculty or state of being able to see.
"she had defective vision"
eyesight · sight · power of sight · faculty of sight · ability to see ·
2. the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom.
"the organization had lost its vision and direction"
imagination · creativity · creative power · inventiveness · innovation ·
3. an experience of seeing someone or something in a dream or trance, or as a supernatural apparition.
"the idea came to him in a vision"
apparition · specter · phantom · hallucination · ghost · wraith · shadow ·
4. a person or sight of unusual beauty.
"madame was a vision in black velvet"
beautiful sight · vision of loveliness · feast for the eyes · pleasure to behold ·
"we visioned a small lawn surrounded with a perfect tangle of trees"
So now this is where evil has infused their way of thinking into almost everything you see! News, movies, T.V. shows, advertising, as the list can go on forever! Why’s this is not taken seriously?
The Promise of the Spirit
28 “It will come about after this
That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind;
And your sons and daughters will prophesy,
Your old men will dream dreams,
Your young men will see visions.
2 For the teraphim speak iniquity,
And the diviners see lying visions
And tell false dreams;
They comfort in vain.
Therefore the people wander like sheep,
They are afflicted, because there is no shepherd.
17 ‘And it shall be in the last days,’ God says,
‘That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind;
And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
And your young men shall see visions,
And your old men shall dream dreams;
Evil wants to stop the visions and dreams of Yahweh by filling our minds with crap! Teraphim means “givers of prosperity, idols in human shape large or small”! It is the will of evil that we fear or honor the lies that they produce! The truth is Jesus can set you free, Jesus can give you life and He will show you the way to fear the living God! Jesus taught us how to glorify Yahweh so that we can learn from Him and embrace this honor that we were created to walk in! Go seek the truth and I guarantee no matter what way you dig or seek all things lead back to the life of Jesus! It is then that you have to ask yourself what it is that made Jesus so special! The Romans wrote of Him, the Greeks wrote of Him, and the Jews wrote of Him! Historically there are more documents proving the life of Jesus than any other person who has ever lived! Why? That is exactly what I asked myself after I was tired of all the lies of this world. The government, the culture, the mainstream cool thing to do was full of nothing but bullshit and lies! Inside I was sick of all of it and that is when I looked to the heavens! I then prayed from a jail cell for God to show Himself to me and I let go of everything I thought I ever knew about life, the bible, and all I was ever taught! I opened my mind just in time before I smashed the bottom just as if I was free falling in the sky and would had opened my parachute just in time! I always had an idea of how I wanted to love people on the inside but because of my choices in life it was never working out in my actions of love that I would produce on the outside!
15 “But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.
13 Then the Lord said,
“Because this people draw near with their words
And honor Me with their lip service,
But they remove their hearts far from Me,
And their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote,
6 For a fool speaks nonsense,
And his heart inclines toward wickedness:
To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the Lord,
To keep the hungry person unsatisfied
And to withhold drink from the thirsty.
23 Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life.
Evil wants us to close our spiritual parachute and they know that if they cause us to fear them by filling our minds with lies then they can control our lives! Look around you people as it is the end of time as we know it! People who don’t even know the living God or His Christ can see that the world is coming to an end as we know it! Right now Iran is the fastest growing Nation that Christianity is taking root in. Why? Yahweh always sees the hearts of mankind and He will show Himself and allow His Son to go to those who are seeking truth in them!
1 Samuel 16:7
7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
Muslims have been so indoctrinated by evil but at the same time many of them want to know the living God more than the average so called Christian here in America! After so long of being exposed too evil knowing something is not right they turn their eyes to heaven and open their spiritual parachutes just in time. Here in America the common so called Christian is too busy praying to God asking him for some wish list. Seeking better jobs, more guidance on how they can fill their selfish agendas instead of asking what it is they can do for the Kingdom of the living God! Now not all Christians are this way and for those who know they aren’t then they will not get offended by this! For those who are they will start to dissect these words because the saying “The truth hurts” is one of the realest sayings there is! Only God knows the intentions of our hearts and when we say things to God in prayer we should then know that He sees right through anything that is a lie in our hearts! This Nation has formed a sugar coated gospel of how Jesus works and then lived in hypocrisy for so long that it has hurt the reality of who Yahweh is and who is Christ is! Christians are being killed all over the world for their faith in Jesus and the Father! Here in America we have become the brother of the prodigal son in Luke 15! Right under the nose of the living God all the while thinking we are owed His mercy and Grace! It is sad because while this has all went on the average person who has called themselves a Christian as stood idle while gay marriage, abortion, television, and so much more has totally destroyed the very moral fabric of what this Nation was founded on! We have no one to blame but ourselves because evil is evil and they will do nothing for the good of mankind so how can we ever begin to blame them?
15 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.
We have all the warnings we could ever need or dream of but even the so called elect choose to ignore such truth! Where do you place your faith? Jesus or Trump? Jesus or government? Jesus or News broadcast? Jesus or doctors? Jesus or your own understanding? I could go on forever but you get the point! The spirit of fear is from the enemy and this entered the world at the fall of mankind when Adam and Eve started their journey in this world without the direct presence of Yahweh! It is always a personal choice though no matter what time frame you live or have lived!
1 Now the man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain, and she said, “I have gotten a man child with the help of the Lord.”
2 Again, she gave birth to his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of flocks, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 So it came about in the course of time that Cain brought an offering to the Lord of the fruit of the ground.
4 Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and for his offering;
5 but for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So Cain became very angry and his countenance fell.
6 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?
7 “If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must master it.”
So many people have been made to believe that Yahweh just kicked Adam and Eve out of His presence never giving them a chance after that! The truth is that God had to leave the presence of sin making Him Holy! Holy means “set apart” and that is what the character of Yahweh is, set apart from all of mankind’s understanding. Jesus was born so that we could understand the true character of the living God. We act as if God needs something from us and that we can give Him this if we just try hard enough! Jesus already paid the price that none of us could ever pay! The whole reason we have the word of God is so that we can see the entirety of His loving plan for us. The sad part is people want to pick and choose what they want to believe so that it fits their selfish narrative of what they think their life should be. The Holy (set apart) Spirit is the answer to all of the lack of faith and the fear in this world! When you choose to really believe in your hearts then we can die to ourselves and the way we were taught to fear the wrong things! Then we need no man or woman to do this, we need the teaching of Jesus! Jesus teaches us what it is God had intended for us all along! Of course we can learn from one another but ultimately it is the baptism of the Holy Spirit that gives us all direction and guidance! So many just take what they hear and never do anything about it as they just go about doing what it is they want for their lives!
1 It happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus, and found some disciples.
2 He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said to him, “No, we have not even heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.”
3 And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” And they said, “Into John’s baptism.”
4 Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in Him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus.”
5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying.
7 There were in all about twelve men.
8 And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God.
9 But when some were becoming hardened and disobedient, speaking evil of the Way before the people, he withdrew from them and took away the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.
10 This took place for two years, so that all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.
When we are baptized by someone it is important to know that it is not that person that we are to focus on, it is Jesus and the Father! Jesus was not focused on John when He was baptized! It was the Father who art in Heaven that Jesus knew in His heart that was giving Him the Holy Spirit! That is why they heard this when the heavens open up!
13 Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him.
14 But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?”
15 But Jesus answering said to him, “Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he permitted Him.
16 After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him,
17 and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.”
So many fail to see the time gap in the Gospel and then fail to understand that all the training Jesus had went through when no one was watching is what led Him to this date we see above! Why would Jesus go through temptation? Why would Jesus need to find favor with God?
And when eight days had passed, before His circumcision, His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
22 And when the days for their purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord
23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”),
24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what was said in the Law of the Lord, “A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”
25 And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.
27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to carry out for Him the custom of the Law,
28 then he took Him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,
29 “Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace,
According to Your word;
30 For my eyes have seen Your salvation,
31 Which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 A Light of revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people Israel.”
33 And His father and mother were amazed at the things which were being said about Him.
34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is appointed for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign to be opposed—
35 and a sword will pierce even your own soul—to the end that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”
36 And there was a prophetess, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years and had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,
37 and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple, serving night and day with fastings and prayers.
38 At that very moment she came up and began giving thanks to God, and continued to speak of Him to all those who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem.
Return to Nazareth
39 When they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city of Nazareth.
40 The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.
Visit to Jerusalem
41 Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.
42 And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast;
43 and as they were returning, after spending the full number of days, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. But His parents were unaware of it,
44 but supposed Him to be in the caravan, and went a day’s journey; and they began looking for Him among their relatives and acquaintances.
45 When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem looking for Him.
46 Then, after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.
47 And all who heard Him were amazed at His understanding and His answers.
48 When they saw Him, they were astonished; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You treated us this way? Behold, Your father and I have been anxiously looking for You.”
49 And He said to them, “Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?”
50 But they did not understand the statement which He had made to them.
51 And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and He continued in subjection to them; and His mother treasured all these things in her heart.
52 And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
Everything Jesus did He did to glorify the Father who was the living God of all creation! Yahweh always explains Himself inside of the same word of God that created the heavens and earth! Jesus was born from this very word and was then trained by this so that He would become one in the Father! We should all be trained from our earthly fathers but can never reach what the heavenly Father has for us unless through Jesus! Evil wants us to want what they have to offer not what it is we were born to live by!
4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’ ”
Christ is in heaven preparing it for us, and the Holy Spirit is here so that we can be prepared for heaven! The only question is who do you fear? Who do you honor and put your faith in! Where do you picture Jesus when His name is spoken? I picture Him on a white horse coming in the clouds with the Glory of the Father radiating through Him and a army of Angels! Many picture Jesus at the manger! Many picture Him at the cross! We will all reap what we sow and that begins in our hearts! Jacob used goat’s skin to trick his father Esau on his death bed and only to later reap the fact that Joseph, Jacob’s son would be sold and then Jacob was lied to about the death of his son Joseph while being given a coat of many colors soaked in goat’s blood! The word of God is sharper than any sword or weapon mankind could ever dream of! The enemy that is led by satan wants us to close our parachutes. The truth can set us all free from the deception of what fear truly is and it can guide us to what it is we truly should fear and honor! YAHWEH AND HIS WORD THAT WAS FULFILLED IN HIS CHRIST WHO WILL SOON RETURN!
11 So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty,
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
The real Jesus did live! The real Jesus loves the way the living God loves! The real Jesus did die on that cross at Calvary! The real Jesus did arise from that grave and is alive sitting at the right hand of the living God! The question one has to ask their selves is the same question I asked myself a few years ago! Do I believe these facts and choose to study further into them or do I just deny them choosing to therefore bury myself into further lies of this evil world?
10 ‘Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
UMM who is at the right hand of Yahweh now? May Yahweh Bless you and His Christ guide your steps in these last days!