|Posted by Chaplain Teora, RAS, M.Min, D.Div. on October 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM|
Faith is the antidote of fear. Hope is the antidote of depression. "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1 (NIV). Faith is not belief alone, but is the tangible foundation of belief. Faith is a gift of God; however, exercise of faith is our responsibility!
What is FEAR? False Evidence Appearing Real. An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
What is Hope? A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. HOPE is “Having ONLY POSITIVE expectations
A. Believing in yourself
B. Accepting who you are
C. Loving yourself
D. Recreating yourself
Pro 3: 5-6
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 straight your paths.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Isaiah 40:31 but they who wait for 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.
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Hebrews 11:1 now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
SPIRITUAL WARFARE IS NEEDED AGAINST SATAN AND HIS ANGELS WHEN THE AFFLICTION IS FROM THE EVIL SIDE.
A. “We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.” 1 John 5:18-19
B. We have power for spiritual warfare: “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:19-20
C. Command the evil spirits to leave. “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. “ Matthew 11:12