What does the Bible say about fear?


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The Bible mentions two specific types of fear. The first type is beneficial and is to be encouraged. The second type is a detriment and is to be overcome. The first type of fear is fear of the Lord...

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Image Thomas K M A retired Defence Scientist from Indian Defence R&D Orgn.
Jesus said to the synagogue official, "Do not be afraid any longer, only believe." (Mark 5:36). God said to Joshua, "Be strong and courageous." (Joshua 1:5-9). We must understand the devastation of fear.

We must believe that God is with us. Believe that your Father is supporting you. Our God is helping us. (Ps.34:5). Our God has a righteous hand (Isaiah.41:10)

Realize that our fear has a source. God has not given a spirit of fear but a sound mind with power and love (2 Timothy 1:7).

Fear comes from our limitations. Fear erects a ceiling limiting our lives. It controls us by telling us what we can and cannot do. Fear chains us to the floor and prevents us from soaring. Living in fear is a kind of death?

Fear comes from our enemy. Fear comes from our wounds. Perfect love has no fear. It expels all fear (1John 4:18). 

The reason you don't need to be afraid is that God has you. He is holding you. The Lord loves you.

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95 1 Jay Saunders
God has not goven us a spirit that should fear but power, love and a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 A sound mind is not ruled by fear. 

Fear hath torment but perfect loves casts off fear. 1 John 4:18 Jesus said fear not for I will never leave you nor forsake you. Mathew 28:20 Love is just another word for Jesus because God is love so fear has no place in a christian's life. 1 John 4:8

Death is the worst thing that can happen to us but even that has been conquered for us by our Lord. For the scriptures clearly states: (to be absent from the body is to be present with our Lord.) 2 Corinthians 5:8

Fear unchecked casts off wisdom. Fear of the Lord is the beggining of wisdom. Proverbs 9:10 Caution or dealing with the concerns or cares of life should never be ruled by fear. Insurance of any kind is guarding against uncertainty, financial loss, suits, valital weather, medical or financial bankruptcy but our Lord is the greatest insurance plan ever created by our Lord God and Jesus is absolutely free.

The only thing that can bar us from its rewards is unrepentant sins so if we clean our sin plate regularly. What happens in this life can only have a short term effect on us and with the Lords help all things that seam impossible can become possible. Mathew 19:26

The blind beggar cried out: (Have mercy on me oh son of David). The disciples told him to be quite but the blind beggar refused to be thwarted. He cried out the loader. (Have mercy on me oh son of David). He did not relent but he new three important facts. 

1. God is merciful.
2. God hears the cry of the humble.
3. God is good to those that recognize him for who he really is our all in all and everything and only he can do the impossible and only he can takes us through all the difficulties in life with victorious living.

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
In the New Testament one of the chief words for "fear" is deilia, "timidity," "fear," occurs in 2 Tim 1:7, "God hath not given us the spirit of fear," the Revised Version (British and American) "a spirit of fearfulness" or cowardice. The Greek word used here, deilia, refers to cowardice that results from a lack of moral strength. Timothy may have been fearful to fulfill his duties because of a timid personality and the intense opposition he faced from false teachers. Paul reminds Timothy that such fear (the result of “the spirit of bondage” --Ro 8:15)-- does not come from God’s Spirit (compare Rom 8:15–16).

"The spirit of power" mentioned in 2 Timothy 1:7 "casts out fear" from ourselves, and stimulates us to try to cast it out of others (1 Jn 4:18).

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