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Overcoming Fear

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2 Timothy 1:6-7
2 Timothy 1:6–7 NKJV
6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Fear

Fear includes anxiety, dread, and loss of courage in the face of an unpleasant or dangerous situation. The fear of God can refer either to the awe, reverence, and respect that is the proper deferential attitude toward the divine, or the physical dread and terror evoked by the divine presence or by the experience of divine wrath.

An attitude of anxiety or distress, caused by concern over a threat to one’s future.

Genesis 3:10 NASB95
10 He said, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.”
Genesis 3:10
Matthew 10:28 NASB95
28 “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
1 John 4:4 NASB95
4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
1 John 4:4
Matthew 10:28

Power

Power. Ability to do things, by virtue of strength, skill, resources, or authorization.

Isaiah 40:29–31 NKJV
29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, 31 But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
Philippians 4:13 NKJV
13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Isaiah 40:29-31
Philippians 4:13

Love

Leviticus 19:18 NASB95
18 ‘You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.
Leviticus 19:18
John 3:16 NASB95
16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
John 3:16
1 John 4:18 NASB95
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
1 John 4:18

Mind

Mind/Reason. That part of the human being in which thought takes place and perception and decisions to do good, evil, and the like come to expression

Isaiah 26:3 NKJV
3 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.
Isaiah 26:3
Isaiah 65:17 NKJV
17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.
Isaiah 65:17
Jeremiah 19:5 NASB95
5 and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, a thing which I never commanded or spoke of, nor did it ever enter My mind;
Jeremiah 19:5
Jeremiah 17:10 NASB95
10 “I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.
Lamentations 3:21 NASB95
21 This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope.
Lamentation 3:21
Conclusion: One part of this verse I saved for last, that is the Spirit, God did not give a Spirit of fear. He gave a Spirit of power, a Spirit of love, and a Spirit of a Sound mind. That is the Holy Spirit. What Spirit is in you?
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