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God is Here

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God is Here

The Power of Presence

Do you remember a time in your life when you were afraid?

Life is full of things to fear.

Phobias

Phobias
A Phobia is an irrational fear of something that is unlikely to cause them harm. It comes from the Greek word Phobos, which means fear or horror.
To be a Phobia
++ Irrational
++Unlikely to cause harm
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV 1900
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

What is Paul telling Timothy?

Is he saying
++There is nothing to fear?
++To fear is a weekness?

In reality He is confirming some things?

He is confirming that God
++Knows the battles we face
++Has given us the tools for the fight
God Has given us
++Power _Ability_
++Love _Affection_
++A sound mind _Understanding_

How does these thing help us to overcome an irrational fear?

Lets look at the text in the niv
2 Timothy 1:7 NIV
7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
The Word translated fear
++Timidity
In the Amplified Bible
2 Timothy 1:7 AMP
7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.
The Word translated fear
++Timidity
++Cowardice
Paul is
++Not addressing fear
++Addressing our response to it
In the midst of our fear

God is Near

Isaiah 6:1 KJV 1900
1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
Uzziah had a History
His name is translated
++Strength
++Might
++Fortified
He was a Descendant
++Perez
Genesis 38:29 KJV 1900
29 And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez.
He was a Descendant
++Perez
++Kohath
2 Chronicles 20:19 KJV 1900
19 And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high.

Uzziah was a Great King

In a Divided Kingdom

He brings to a kingdom divided
++Restoration 2 Kings 14:22
++Conquers Nations 2 Chronicles 26:6-8
++Fortifies Judah 2 Chronicles 26:9-10

Now the King is Dead

Judah
++Has lost a great leader
++Is in mourning
All the things that He brought is at stake.

Will it last?

They were living in fear
++Uncertainty
++The Future
Isaiah 6:1 KJV 1900
1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
Isaiah in the midst of this national crisis
++He saw also the Lord
++The Lord is Hear
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