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Man’s fear has no place in God’s Kingdom

Opening synopsis.
Pray

How is it as believers we find is so easy to believe we can be a carriers of death, but find is so difficult to believe God wants to deliver healing through us?

It’s time we as Christians stop perpetuating fear, and start passing out hope!
After all we are the light of the world.
We have the greatest opportunity any generation of the church has ever had possessed
What are we doing with it?
It’s obvious what we need to talk about today. Fear has gripped this world, and many self proclaimed christian are sadly fueling it.
I have stated from the begining....
Joseph stated this fact
Genesis 50:20 NASB95
“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.
There is no doubt that this virus was sent by the demonic realm. And God is allowing it so His children rise up and begin to believe Him more than their own understanding
My life verse
Proverbs 3:5–6 NASB95
Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
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Lean not on your own understanding.
Romans 12:2 NASB95
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
this is more critical now than ever before.
Def Conform: to act in accordance or harmony; comply (usually followed by to): to conform to rules. to act in accord with the prevailing standards, attitudes, practices, etc., of society or a group

When the world is panicking in Fear, we should not be joining them, neither should we be encouraging them

I’m sure all of you have heard the fear mongoring, and i hope your getting sick about it.
you can’t blame the media. its what they are designed to do
but social media isn’t much better.
However I am very encouraged by all the the Christians who are picking up their cellphones and recording Godly inspired messages. Good on you! Keep it up. Your Blessed
My hope is that every Christian gets on board with this. Let’s flood social media with Gods grace!
2 weeks ago I read a post from a local Christian leader.
If you're wondering why Public Health keeps saying the window is closing to stop the spread, here's why. The numbers tell us the reality. In Italy, on Feb 20, they had 4 confirmed cases. By March 15, less than a month, they had 24747 cases. Each day they had an average 27% increase.
In Iran, on Feb 25, they had 95 cases. By March 15, in less than a month, they had 13938 cases. Iran is at a 32% daily increase
Alberta is following this trend. Two days ago Alberta had 29 cases, then the next day 39 cases, then the next day 56 cases. The average trend is a daily increase of over 34%. Currently in Canada we have 341 cases. In 2 weeks at the end of March we are estimated to have 22700 cases in Canada.
In Alberta we have 74 cases as of Monday, March 16. We are estimated by end of March to have 3732 cases in Alberta. If 10% of these cases require ICU, that is 373 ICU beds needed. The province only has 300 ICU beds across the entire province capable of intubation.
That means in just 2 weeks our entire health care system could be overwhelmed and we will be faced with questions of who lives and who dies.
The government is not overreacting when they put bans and restrictions in place. This is why the window to stop the spread is very narrow and why strict restrictions and closures are necessary. This is why we have to follow the regulations of government as our civic duty. We need a healthy amount of fear and understanding at this time, not panic, and not complacency, but the right kind of fear that leads to timely action.
Read the post about. If these conditions aren't controlled some people we will have to choose who will live and who will die.
When you hear this what is the first feeling that arises?
is it hope? Is it peace? Is it joy?
No its probably fear. And you probably be justified in feeling that way
“We need a healthy amount of fear and understanding”
fear and understanding do NOT go together. Fear only survives when understanding is absent
Let’s just point out something in relatable terms.
2 weeks later let’s see the predictions hold true
4,757 cases in Canada
542 cases in Alberta
Health care system has not been overwhelmed
99% of these people will make a total recovery
But that’s not what I even want to talk about today. This is just to show that most fears never come about
What we should be talking about, instead of man’s fears. Let’s take a look at God’s love for His children.
Pastor Frank Amedia, whos ministry PoTUS shield has a close alliance with the Christian community in China.
"We've had reports of Christians being healed of this virus by the power of God and the healing of God," he says. "My sources tell me the same thing, whenever there is this kind of a problem—like there was with SARS."
Amedia says the coronavirus is the third plague to hit China in the span of this generation. He points out that when the people can't rely on their government, they look for help elsewhere—and that's when the church has the opportunity to shine brightly with the gospel.
"We're being told that people are coming in swarms to churches, house churches, that there's gospel and evangelism going out in the streets, person to person, that there's supernatural healing."
Let me be clear.
I believe whats being reported as the severity of the Virus in China is being under reported.
It is a deadly virus that has killed 10’s of thousands.
It can be fatal for those aged 65 and over; those with compromised immune systems and those with underlying medical conditions
We do need to take necessary steps to ensure it is stopped.
We do need to take steps to ensure
But we can not partner with Fear. We can’t be motivated by fear.
As believers we should not be participating in the expansion of fear because if we are, we are partnering with the devil.
As believers we should not be participating in the expansion of fear because if we are we are partnering with the devil. Instead we need to be promoting that which is love. , there's no fear in love, but perfect love tribes out all fear emphasize all. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Instead we need to be promoting that which is love.
1 John 4:18 NASB95
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.
there's no fear in love, but perfect love tribes out all fear emphasize all. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
let me say.
Fear has no place in the Friend of God
Fear has no place in the child of God.
But what about
But what about ? 28. And do not fear those who kill the body but not cannot kill the soul, but rather fear him who is able to destroy both the body and the soul in hell. Does that mean as Christians we are to fear God, well let's read the entire context.
Matthew 10:28 NASB95
“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.
. And do not fear those who kill the body but not cannot kill the soul, but rather fear him who is able to destroy both the body and the soul in hell. Does that mean as Christians we are to fear God, well let's read the entire context.
Does that mean as Christians we are to fear God, well let's read the entire context.
Does that mean as Christians we are to fear God, as He’s obviously the one being referenced here as being able to through our soul in hell
well let's read the entire context.
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Matthew 10:27–31 NASB95
“What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops. “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. “Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. “So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
Who's Jesus talking to you at this point obviously he was talking to his disciples who are not yet Christians
Then emphasize. Who's Jesus talking to you at this point obviously he was talking to his disciples who are not yet. Made believers Christians. Think about this way. Can Jesus or can God throw. His own child who has repented of their sins into hell. Obviously not so that's not a valid fear that we should have.
Think about this way
Can Jesus or God throw. His own child who has repented of their sins into hell.
Obviously not, so that's not a valid fear that we should have.
Who could God do so to?
obviously a unbeliever.... or as I like to say a pre-beleiver
somebody who is not yet had their sins forgiven.
They should fear God!
If you read the context of what Jesus said. It becomes quite obvious.
That we are not to fear.
Because we are more valuable than a sparrow and yet God takes care of them.
Now when we talk about the fear of God, we could spend time in the Old Testament and obviously there are many referenced to Fearing God. Understandably so. they were living under the law.
many not so nice things happened
Inches there which tell us about fearing God. You have to remember the Old Testament was under the law and you should be afraid if you were to break the law. However in the New Testament, we were under grace. God is not emphasizing or what God emphasizes the most is.
It would help you to remember the Old Testament was under the law and you should be afraid if you were to break the law.
However in the New Testament, we were under grace.
God is not emphasizing the law alone, but rather Jesus’s fulfilment of the law
Now because of Jesus taking the payment for our sins we can accept the gift of salvation
It was God love that saved us, His love.
Philippians 2:12–13 NASB95
So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
to 13 says workout your own salvation with fear and trembling for his God who works within you? It's interesting that you should fear and tremble because God is working to keep you. You see the way we normally think of fears we stay away that fear is something that would repulse us if we afraid of something you stay away from it.
It's interesting that you should fear and tremble because God is working to keep you.
You see the way we normally think of fears we stay away that fear is something that would repulse us
if we afraid of something you stay away from it.
But the fear of God actually should draw us closer to him.
there are many who believe the fear of God is what prevents us from sinning.
but I believe thats an OT principle
1 John 4:18 NASB95
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.
so how can we say God desires to insight us with fear so we obey
that may be true in the OT. but now that we are forgiven by the blood of Jesus Christ
Its like this. which is better for a marriage
For a man not to cheat on his wife because he’s afraid of the ramifications if He get’s caught
or
For a man not to cheat on his wife becuase he loves her and would never dream of hurting her
Ladies what motivation would you prefer for your husband to have?
So the fear of God is not actually the typical fear that most of us understand.
So it's not actually the typical fear that most of us understand.
I’m not even sure the english word fear is the best word to use here
The same word greek word “phobos” that is translated as fear in Phillipians and 1 Peter is translated “awe” in
Acts 2:43 NASB95
Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.
Acts 2:43
There are many things that one should be fearful of most of which is spending eternity in hell.
There are many things that you should be fearful of most of which is spending eternity in hell. . God is a consuming fire. Begin to explain how we have a healthy respective fire, but you not in constant fear of fire. If you are constant for your fire, you have.
As believer you don’t have that fear
. God is a consuming fire. Begin to explain how we have a healthy respective fire, but you not in constant fear of fire. If you are constant for your fire, you have.
But i feel . gives is a better understanding of the fear of God
Hebrews 12:29 NASB95
for our God is a consuming fire.
God is a consuming fire. Begin to explain how we have a healthy respective fire, but you not in constant fear of fire. If you are constant for your fire, you have.
God is described as a consuming fire.
we have to have a healthy respect for fire, but you not in constant fear of fire.
Pyrophobia and anybody with that would not live a healthy life. At the same time all of us have a healthy respect for fire, you don't give you a little kid a lighter or matches to play with okay? Fire can be used in very positive ways, you can cook with it you can clean with it.
If you are constantly in fear of fire , you have. Pyrophobia and anybody with that would ahve many challenges to have healthy life.
At the same time all of us have a healthy respect for fire, you don't give you a little kid a lighter or matches to play with? Fire can be used in very positive ways, you can cook with it you can heat your home with it. you can get light by it.
Now I'm not saying we control God, but I'm saying we need a healthy respect of who He is.
We're not to live in fear of him.
Now I'm not saying we control God, but I'm saying we need a healthy respect of who he is. We're not to live in fear of him. That may start off when you first come to Christ and maybe an initial thing because the servant can be afraid of their master.
That may start off when you first come to Christ and maybe an initial thing because the servant can be afraid of their master.
But we should never remain simply in that servant mindset.
Even Jesus said
John 15:15–17 NASB95
“No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. “You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. “This I command you, that you love one another.
I commandment love each other. But appears the difference between these servant. And a friend. Is intimacy. If you are in fear. The answer to that fear is intimacy with your creator. There's also another progression. And that's being a child of God. for all who are being led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God.
But appears the difference between a servant and a friend Is intimacy. knowing the creator
If you live in fear. The answer to that fear is intimacy with the one who gave you life.
If you live in fear. The answer to that fear is intimacy with your creator.
There's also another progression. And that's being a child of God.
Romans 8:14 NASB95
For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
for all who are being led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God.
So it looks like there's a progression we go from being a servant....To being a friend....To being a son/daughter and each level has its own criteria.
I want to emphasize that there's no place for fear. In a child of God. There is no place for fear for a friend of God. and its not even need in a servant of God
There is however lots of place for fear for the pre-believer.
At this time share the word that God gave me that I was going to use and so will use for the truth encounter. Share that here begin with the introduction. This is the word that God gave me. My child. Why are you afraid? Why are you fearful? Happen I promised that.
At this time share the word that God gave me about covid that I was going to use to begin a new ministry God put on my heart called truth encounter .
called truth encounter . Share that here begin with the introduction. This is the word that God gave me. My child. Why are you afraid? Why are you fearful? Happen I promised that.
This is the word that God gave me.
My child. Why are you afraid? Why are you fearful?
Haven’t I promised you.I will give you everything you will need.
I will give you everything you will need. Haven't I promised to keep you? Perfectly safe in my arms. Why do you believe the lies of the enemy? Over the truth that I have spoken over you.
Haven't I promised to keep you? Perfectly safe in my arms.
Why do you allow the lies of the the enemy to fill your being?
Why do you value his lies over the truth that I have spoken over you. Why do you continue to fear? When my perfect love overcomes all fear.
He then told me to write this
Authority over Covid-19
Allow me to change the way you think about the Corona 19 virus.
Jesus Is a way the truth and the life. Jesus tells us that. He came to give life and to give it abundantly. That the enemy came to steal kill and destroy.
Allow me to change the way you think about the current virus that is attacking our world.
Jesus tells us that. He came to give life and to give it abundantly. That the enemy came to steal kill and destroy.
The Bible tells us. That Jesus. Is the way the truth and the life.
Jesus tells us that. He came to give life and to give it abundantly, and that the enemy came to steal kill and destroy.
Why do you continue to fear?
This tells us the source of the corona virus.
This tells us the source of this virus.
It is not a product of nature. It is not a product of God. But rather it is a weapon of the enemy.
The enemy. Who seeks to steal kill and destroy all of humanity. You see Satan hates us. He hates us because we were designed. In the image of God.
It is not a product of God
You see Satan hates us. He hates us because we were designed. In the image of God.
It is not a product of nature
Or even a diabolical plan of man.
So we know.
.
But rather it is a weapon inspired by the enemy.
That greater is he who is in me? Than he who is in the world.
Satan himself who seeks to steal kill and destroy all of humanity.
You see satan hates us. He hates us because we were made in the very image of God. He hates us so much because the father sent the son to die in our place.
We also know that no weapon formed against me shall prosper.
Its why He inspires abortions
we know That greater is he who is in me? Than he who is in the world.
This weapon the enemy has created to destroy human kind. To drive fear into the masses. To cause us to isolate ourselves from one another and breaking relationships and unions.
That greater is he who is in me? Than he who is in the world.
But God. Is saying enough is enough.
We also know that no weapon formed against us shall prosper.
And he is calling his children to stand up. To stand firm in His resolve.
This weapon the enemy has created to drive fear into the masses and kill humans around the globe
You see when Jesus died on the cross and when he rose again. He told his disciples all authority on heaven and earth has been given to me.
To cause us to isolate ourselves one another making the susceptible easy pray for the lion who is seeking whom he may devour.
If Jesus has all authority that means satan has none Zero Zilch.
But God Is saying enough is enough.
But then Jesus did something very interesting and and very perplexing. Is he passed that authority on to his bride? The church. He told his disciples whatever you bind on earth will be bound and heaven whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
God is calling his children to stand up in the Authority He handed down to us and say to this virus
He passed his authority on to us. Now the only way. That can Satan can get authority, he can't get it from God.
We’re not gonna take it anymore
You see when Jesus died on the cross and when he rose again. He told his disciples all authority on heaven and earth has been given to me.
But he can get it through us through our belief system. You see the very aspect of us believing what he can or cannot do gives him the authority to do it. If you believe you can be a carrier of the virus. You can be a carrier the virus. But if you realize that the way of God is in you the truth of God is in you.
If Jesus has all authority that means satan has none Zero Zilch nada
But then Jesus did something very unorthodox.
And when you speak.
He passed his authority back to His children The church.
He told his disciples whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
When you declare.
He passed His authority on to us. Now the only way. That can satan can get authority,
he can't get it from God.
Only what God says matters.
But he can get it through the original way he took possession of it.
He tricked Adam and Eve into believing he was something he was not
When you believe. The love lives inside of you. And then instead of being the cause of the disease, you can be the cure for the disease.
The very aspect of us believing what he can do gives him the authority to do it.
If you believe you can be a carrier of the virus. You can be a carrier the virus.
God is looking for his children to rise up. Not to be fearful in the dark. Not to resist and get power to the enemy by believing his lies. But to stand firm in the truth. To stand firm in his ways. So God is calling his children to awaken. To rise up.
If you believe you can get sick, you can get sick
When my perfect love overcomes all fear.
But if you choose the truth, and realize that God cast satan down to earth.
To stand firm in the truth. That he is calling you to bring healing to the nations. He is calling you to pray. His word says if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face. I will hear from heaven and I will turn and I will heal their land.
Not so he could torment us…..But that we have the power and the authority to torment the father of lies
Let's all fall on our knees. Let's all seek the destruction of this weapon. Let's stop empowering it by believing it that it has a power or authority over us.
that God placed you on this earth to be a conduit of His love and you realize that God has made you a carrier of healing
And when you speak. When you declare. Only what God says matters.
Let's rise. Let's stand in full faith, let's reject fear. Let's reach out and love. Let's let the Holy Spirit heal through us. That his will the world the father may be done on earth as it is in heaven.
When you believe the truth. The love that lives inside of you.
then instead of being carrier of the disease, you can be the cure.
Who's with me? Who's willing to stand? Who's willing to kneel and pray that God will heal our land.
God is looking for his children to rise up. Not to be fearful, not to empower the enemies plans. by believing his lies
But to rise up in faith, walk in your authority.
The only thing preventing the destruction. Of this virus.
stand firm in the truth.
stand firm in His ways.
Is people believing it has authority over us.
God is calling his children to awaken. To rise up.
He is calling you to bring healing to the nations.
Stand in the gap. Stand in the place.
He is calling you to pray.
His word says
Of unity.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Let's all fall on our knees.
If God is for us. Who can be against us. What weapon. Can the enemy possibly. Create.
Let's all seek the destruction of this weapon from the enemy.
Let's stop empowering him by believing it that it has a power or authority over us.
That could overthrow the will of God. Do not fear. Do you not be afraid?
Let's rise.
Let's stand in full faith, let's reject fear.
God is calling his children to rise up. Set the captives free. Be the healing balm of Gilead.
Let's reach out and love.
Let's let the Holy Spirit heal through us.
Seek his face.
That God’s will would be done on earth as it is in heaven.
And let's see the miraculous power of heaven come and wipe out. Covid 19 in a single swoop.
Who hears the father calling for the destruction of the infirmity
Who's willing to kneel and pray that God will heal our land.
It's time to rise up. We're not going to take it anymore. 
We have the power, we have the authority
God’s calling His children to use it!
If God is for us. Who can be against us.
What weapon. Can the enemy possibly fashion.
That could overthrow the will of God.
Do not fear. Do not be afraid?
God is calling his children to rise up. Set the captives free.
empose the healing balm of Gilead.
And let's see the miraculous power of heaven come and wipe out this weapon of satan a single swoop.
It's time to rise up. Take your authority
We're not going to take it anymore.
Conclusion
2 Chronicles 7:14 and if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven and I'll heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14 NASB95
and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
I believe they say personal component to this and. National component. The personal component. For Christians for believers for servants of God children of God friends of God.
We need to repent from all of our interactions with fear. For the way we've spread fear. For the way we've condoned fear for the way even that we've allowed fear to infect our lives. We must repent of this. God is calling us to believe. Him more than the enemy.
Instead of the enemy.
And this includes fears little brother worry. to 34. Therefore, I tell you do not worry about your life or what you will eat or what you will drink or what your body or what you aware is not not life more than food and the body more than.
It doesn't take a profit to see that there is a dark cloud around the earth. Which is spawned by fear.
Well the way to repel darkness is through the light. In , Jesus said, I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness. But then he said this again in to 16. In a very different way. You are the light of the world.
A town on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put on your pole. Instead, they continue continued continue. Putting a light under a bowl. I think that's what many Christians have been doing by keeping their light that they shine within the four walls of a building.
And I do believe that by shutting the buildings. God is calling us to shine where we are. Start with your own house. Be the light in your own house. Then the time will come where you can be the light and the world.
Into with gospel message. Giving people the opportunity to respond to faith and a way to contact us.
And with appeal beat be the light in the darkness. 
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