Freedom From Fear Forever!

Did you know that there is one truly terrible feeling and emotion that most people think happens only in Hell? It is something that God says we open ourselves up to that is literally robbing us of the promise-filled life of victory and power that God has called us to… It’s called TORMENT.

So, how can there be torment on earth?

People all around us are in torment—in our neighborhood—at work . . . maybe even in our home, in our family life, or in our very own heart. Yes, there is torment here on earth, now, right here in the hearts and minds of millions of Americans and in the hearts and minds of billions of people around the world. And the cause isn’t lack. It isn’t lack of money, lack of education, lack of food, lack of friends, lack of romantic love, or lack of political power . . . the cause is something that far too many people have far too much of: FEAR!!!

Fear is no small thing, not to you, not to God:

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18

Notice, FEAR BRINGS TORMENT! And the Bible defines torment as: EXTREME DISTRESS or PAIN; ANGUISH; the UTMOST DEGREE OF MISERY, either of body or mind. This fear and torment is something that God doesn’t want His beloved children to live in—not another day of our lives! Jesus bled and died for us to be FREE FROM FEAR AND TORMENT!

God wants you to be FREE FROM FEAR FOREVER!!!

You might live in a fear-filled world;
but you don’t have 
to live a fear-filled life!

Recently, the Lord showed me SEVEN ways fear torments people. And it’s time for it to stop!

The SEVEN WAYS fear torments us are:

  1. It PARALYZES US from moving forward.
    He told me, “I don’t want My people staying in the same place that they’ve been spiritually. I want them moving forward. And they are not going to move forward when they are afraid.”
  2. It REDUCES US to something less than what God created us to be.
    The Lord went on to say to me: “Fear torments My people because it gets them comparing themselves to others.” As we compare ourselves to others, we limit ourselves from being the unique creation God made us to be. When we compare, we despair; stop comparing, and you’ll stop despairing.
  3. It IMPRISONS US to stay the same.
    God said, “Fear tells my people they’ll never change. That’s a lie from the enemy because I have promised to change you and conform you to the image of My Son Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29)!”
  4. It DECEIVES US into thinking we’ll never get what we truly want.
    But God says in Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Friend, what God wants for you is far better than anything you could ever want for yourself!
  5. It SINKS US into a life failure and gloom.
    Fear is a force that creates negative living through negative thinking.
    Job said, “For what I have feared has come upon me; and what I dread befalls me” (Job 3:25). Failure & defeat are drawn to fear like sharks are drawn to blood in the water.
  6. It DEPRESSES US.
    All negative emotions come from a sense of powerlessness. And FEAR is the granddaddy of all negative emotions. When we are afraid that there’s nothing we can do about our current situation or our future, we get depressed.
  7. It CONFINES US to our present condition or pain.
    Have you ever felt like the pain would never end? I have. And it is tormenting. But the truth is, the pain will go away as you tap into God’s mercy and grace. You can go to His throne NOW and receive the mercy and grace you need to be healed; and break out of the confinement of whatever pain you are in. (Hebrews 4:16).

Fear is the problem.
But God’s Love is the solution.
There is no fear in love.

“…Perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced His perfect love.” 1John 4:18

YOU CAN BE FREE FROM FEAR FOREVER!

You see God’s love is never empty words. His love is always accompanied with gifts. For example, God so loved, that He gave His only Son… You see? Because He loved, He gave. When you realize He loves you perfectly, you’ll realize He also GIVES you whatever you need; and fear is cast out. So the secret to being free from fear is KNOWING the THINGS God has ALREADY GIVEN YOU. Here are 3 of them as described in 2 Timothy 1:7, where Paul says: God has not given you the spirit of fear, but:

  1. POWER! You have the power of the Holy Spirit; the Power of God’s Word and the Power to His promises! In fact, you have been given authority over ALL THE POWER of the enemy! (Luke 10:19). You have power in your words to change your world; power in the seeds to grow the future you desire; and the power to choose God’s wisdom over the ways of this world.
  2. LOVE! You are God’s beloved child! 1 John 3:1 says, “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” God has perfect, unconditional love for you, which “casts out fear” (1 John 4:18). Love is an unbreakable promise. To know He loves you is to know He will keep His promise to you. God loves you, my friend, no matter how far you’ve fallen or slipped up. He will never leave you or forsake you–That’s perfect love!
  3. A SOUND MIND! Tell fear that you have the mind of Christ! (1 Cor.2:16). Thanks to the Holy Spirit and God’s Word, you can think from God’s point of view! You can see things from God’s UNLIMITED perspective and His position—seated FAR ABOVE all things! (Eph.1:21, 2:6). If the devil ever tells you that you’ve lost your mind, tell him, “You’re right! And now I have the mind of Christ!”

As a result of these 3 great gifts from God, you can have:

BOLDNESS! Tell fear with greatest confidence “ . . .  as Jesus is, so am I in this world” (1 John 4:17). When you do that, God says your confidence “will bring GREAT REWARD” (Hebrews 10:35). You can have boldness and confidence today. Why? Because you’ve been washed by the blood of Jesus; and you’ve been made the very righteousness of God! Because of His great love, God put all the torment and punishment we deserved, on His Son on the Cross; therefore we will never be punished! There’s nothing left to fear!

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How To Hear The Voice of God

The life of every great man and woman in the Bible was marked by the ability to hear and recognize the voice of God. As clearly as He spoke to these men, He has promised to speak to us as well.

God has not stopped talking and revealing Himself to His people. Jesus said in John 10:27, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” The Bible you hold in your hand is the primary instrument through which God will speak to you.

Let’s look at some practical ways in which you can begin to hear the voice of God.

  1. Put yourself in a position to hear God’s voice. Habakkuk 2:1 says, “I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what He will say unto me…” How do we do this? By waking up in the morning with the sole objective of hearing God’s voice. Isaiah 50:4 says, “He awakens me morning by morning to listen.” Start your day by deciding not to do anything until you have spent time listening to God.
  2. Listen consistently. Notice the words “morning by morning” in Isaiah 50:4. Each morning we should pray in the spirit, read encouraging scriptures and expect to hear the voice of God. Consistency is the key to anything in our lives. If you will consistently start your day listening to God, you will begin to recognize what He is saying to you all the time.
  3. Never listen to a voice that is contrary to the Word (2 Peter 1:19). God will never speak something contrary to the Bible. For example, some people have thought God was telling them they didn’t need to join a church. However, Psalm 92:13 and 1 Corinthians 12:18 show us that it is God’s will (therefore it is His voice) that we be planted in a church that will help us grow and flourish in God!
  4. Obey Him in the little things that you already know. Luke 16:10 says, “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.” As we are faithful to carry out the simple voice of scripture such as: forgive, serve, tithe, love—then God’s voice will become clearer and clearer in areas of life that are more complicated and harder to figure out.
  5. Keep a soft heart. Hebrews 3:15 says, “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your heart.” Here are some simple steps to keep a soft heart:
    • Be willing to do whatever He tells you (before He tells you!)
    • Be thankful for what God has done. A thankful heart is a soft heart.
    • Hold nothing against anyone, for any reason. This includes forgiving yourself. Jesus’ blood was shed for your sins, shortcomings and mistakes! He holds nothing against you! So treat yourself and others the way He treats you. You are forgiven!

God loves you so much that He never wants you to be alone! He will be with you wherever you go and speak to you in every situation in which you will listen with a humble heart. Problems increase in our lives when we don’t listen to God. Solutions come when we hear from God.

Let’s look at some of the benefits of hearing God’s voice.

    1. Rest. Isaiah 28:12 says, “To whom He said, ‘This is the rest with which cause the weary to rest, and this is the refreshing; but they would not hear (listen).’” Rest speaks of refreshing, and the fulfillment of God’s promises. Hebrews 3:7-19 shows us that God’s people did not enter into His rest because they did not listen to His voice. Therefore, the more we learn to listen to His voice, (with the intent to obey), the more rest, refreshing and fulfillment we will experience.
    2. Peace. Psalm 85:8 says, “I will hear what God, the Lord will speak. He will speak peace to His godly ones.” God promises peace to those who listen. The Hebrew word for peace, “shalom” means “nothing is missing and nothing is broken.” It means to be made whole, to be secure, to have confidence and triumph over opposition.
    3. Supernatural Deliverance. In 2 Samuel 5:17-23 David seeks for direction from God on what to do about the Philistine army. God then speaks to him and gives him a strategy that results in David’s victory and his enemy’s defeat. This is exactly what God will do for you when you listen for His voice. But keep in mind, His strategy will not always make sense to your “natural” mind. You must be “spiritually” minded (Romans 8:5-6).
    4. Favor! Proverbs 8:33-35 says, “Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoever finds me finds life, and shall obtain favor of the LORD.
    5. Forward Progress. Look at what God says in this amazing scripture in Jeremiah 7:23-24: “’…Hear My voice, and I will be your God. And you shall be My people…But they did not LISTEN, nor inclined their ears, but walked in the counsels and the imaginations of their evil heart; and WENT BACKWARD, NOT FORWARD.” Wow! How much clearer can God be? When we listen to His voice, we will go forward, make progress and grow. When we don’t listen, we will go backward, lose progress and fail. For the believer who desires to grow, there is absolutely nothing more important in this life than to hear His voice and follow it!

You may say, “But how can I really know if it’s God’s voice that I’m hearing or if it’s just me?” Well, fortunately, your spirit is made in the image of God, so sometimes, the voice you are hearing is the same voice. Your spirit often “echoes” what God is saying.

Romans 8:16 says, “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit…” In other words, they sound very similar. But to give you some simple guidelines, you can know it God’s voice when:

It agrees with Scripture.
It agrees with love.
It brings that peace that “surpasses comprehension.”
It brings comfort, encouragement and confidence.
It agrees with the character, love and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Expect God to speak to you today. Expectation is the key to manifestation. You CAN hear His voice. Make a decision to listen with a heart of expectation.

As you listen to the voice of God, (which is the highest form of wisdom) God will open doors for you that no man can close. He will surround you with favor as a shield. And, you will experience His provision, protection and promotion!  Watch my video below to learn even more, and/or order my teaching resources on this topic today.

How To Hear The Voice of God

Breaking the Stronghold of Small Expectations

Breaking the Stronghold of Small Expectations

I can tell you this. . .Satan is a liar. And one of the greatest lies that he has infiltrated the Church with is: small thinking—that we are somehow being holy or humble by thinking small and expecting small.

GOD WANTS YOU TO APPROACH HIM WITH BOLDNESS AND BREAKTHROUGH EXPECTATION!!!

Hebrews 10:35 says, “Don’t throw away your confidence, which has GREAT reward!

Hebrews 4:16 says that we can “Come BOLDLY to the throne of grace to obtain mercy & find grace to help in our time of need.

God is trying to get this through to us: He wants us to go boldly to Him; ask BIG; Think BIG; and expect GREAT things from Him.

Our Heavenly Father is BIGGER and MORE POWERFUL than anything we are up against. We need to see God that way; and go to Him with that mindset! That’s when miracles happen. Miracles happen in an atmosphere or soil of EXPECTATION.

EXPECTATION is the difference between failure and success, blessing or burden, abundance or lack, even sickness or health. In fact, expectation is the secret ingredient behind every great miracle in the Bible!

EVERY MIRACLE IN THE BIBLE CAN BE TRACED TO A SEED OF EXPECTATION, BUT SMALL EXPECTATIONS ARE A STRONGHOLD THE DEVIL USES TO STEAL FROM YOU AND ROB YOU OF GOD’S BEST!

Friend, don’t limit God in your life! Instead release your faith with BREAKTHROUGH EXPECTATION! Remember what God says in Ephesians 3:20: He is able to do exceedingly abundantly ABOVE and BEYOND all that you can ask or think, according to the power at work within you!

What is that power at work within us? THE POWER OF EXPECTATION!

So, never underestimate the power of expectation. Expect God’ to strengthen you; expect to be led by His Spirit today and be willing to believe for big things.

David said, “I would have despaired UNLESS I BELIEVED that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” (Psalm 27:13).

You see? God doesn’t want you to define your life by your present circumstances – this world will try to confine you and box you in until you feel hopeless. But God wants to take the limits off and open doors that you’ve never seen opened before! IT’S YOUR TIME!

But you’ve got to raise your expectations and ask for the things that are on your heart.

What do you need God to do in your life today? God’s power is present to do it, and I find it interesting God’s power was always present wherever He was teaching, because God’s Word carries within itself the DNA of your healing, financial blessing, your breakthrough and your miracle!

And while He was teaching…the power of the Lord was PRESENT…” Luke 5:17

God’s power is present to change your life right now!

So, take the limits off and believe that God can do the impossible in your life! Ask God for everything and then when you are done asking Him for everything, ask Him for more!

God loves to bless those who will approach Him with expectancy. Is that greedy? Is that selfish? NO! It’s God’s will for you right now!

 

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