7 Ways To Avoid Fear In Uncertain Times - Outline

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Proverbs 13:22 AMPC

“A good man leaves an inheritance [of moral stability and goodness] to his children's children, and the wealth of the sinner [finds its way eventually] into the hands of the righteous, for whom it was laid up.”

1.       Turn off the negativity of the news and turn on the Word filled with hope

One of our favorite songs is entitled “Whose Report Will You Believe?”

“WHOSE REPORT WILL YOU BELIEVE

WE SHALL BELIEVE THE REPORT OF THE LORD

WHOSE REPORT WILL YOU BELIEVE

WE SHALL BELIEVE THE REPORT OF THE LORD

HIS REPORT SAYS I AM HEALED

HIS REPORT SAYS I AM FILLED

HIS REPORT SAYS I AM FREE

HIS REPORT SAYS VICTORY”

Now if I’m healed, filled, free and have the victory. . .why should I be worried about fear of the unknown?

Psalm 91:14-16 KJV

“Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.”

Psalm 91:14-16 MSG

"If you'll hold on to me for dear life," says God, "I'll get you out of any trouble. I'll give you the best of care if you'll only get to know and trust me. Call me and I'll answer, be at your side in bad times; I'll rescue you, then throw you a party. I'll give you a long life,       give you a long drink of salvation!"

Jeremiah 29:12-14 AMPC

“Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.   Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will release you from captivity. . .”

John 14:27 AMPC

“Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]”

Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11 MSG

“I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.”

2. Eliminate fear from your life.

2 Timothy 1:17 AMPC

“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.”

First, fear does not come from God.

Second, God doesn’t want you timid.

Third, God has given you a special gift. . .dispensation.

Fourth, God has given you a spirit of power. . .the strength to overcome any and everything.

Fifth, God always wants you acting in love.

Sixth, God wants your life to be calm. . .not living in the tyranny of the urgent and with a well-balanced mind.

Seventh, God wants you living a life disciplined by the Word. . .exercising self-control over the temptations of the enemy.

3.       If you’re in debt. . .stop digging the hole.

Proverbs 22:7 in the Contemporary English Version says:

“The poor are ruled by the rich, and those who borrow are slaves of moneylenders.”

2 Timothy 2:4 NLT

“Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them.”

2 Timothy 2:4 NLT

“No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”

4.       Will you get back the money you lost these past six months?

Proverbs 6:31 says:

“But if he [the thief] be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.”

Joel 2:25 says:

“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.”

5.       Prepare yourself for the end-time wealth transfer.

Exodus 12:35-36 KJV

“And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.”

Exodus 12:36 NLT

“The Lord caused the Egyptians to look favorably on the Israelites, and they gave the Israelites whatever they asked for. So they stripped the Egyptians of their wealth!”

Exodus 12:36 MSG

“God saw to it that the Egyptians liked the people and so readily gave them what they asked for. Oh yes! They picked those Egyptians clean.”

Exodus 12:36 NIV

“The LORD had made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they plundered the Egyptians.”

Proverbs 11:24 ESV

“One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.”

6.       Sixth, Obey God’s economic principles

Deuteronomy 8:18 KJV

“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.”

Malachi 3:10 NLT

“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!”

James 1:27 NLT

“Religion that pleases God the Father must be pure and spotless. You must help needy orphans and widows and not let this world make you evil.”

2 Corinthians 9:8 AMPC

“And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].”                

7. Put Your Hope In the Right Source.

Hope arises when we take a step of faith.

Hebrews 11:1 TLV

“What is faith? It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead.”

Romans 4:17 AMPC

“As it is written, I have made you the father of many nations. [He was appointed our father] in the sight of God in Whom he believed, Who gives life to the dead and speaks of the nonexistent things that [He has foretold and promised] as if they [already] existed.

Hebrews 11:1 KJV

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

”For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Job 4:6 NLT

“Doesn’t your reverence for God give you confidence? Doesn’t your life of integrity give you hope?”

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