A. God wants us to walk in Faith, not fear. Fear is the opposite of Faith.
B. Fear cannot live where there is faith.
C. Faith cannot work where there is fear.
D. Love of God casts out all fear.
Gen 15:1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
We do not fear, as God is our shield. This is why the Word tells us to put on the whole armor of God.
God is our everlasting reward
Deut. 1:21 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged. God never intends for us to be discouraged.
If God be for us who can be against us. Praise the Lord! Romans 8:31
Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.
A. He bought us back with His blood.
B. He went clear to Hell for us and defeated the devil on his own turf. Jesus overcame, death, grave and hell itself.
Called thee by thy name
Isaiah 45:4 For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.
A. Surname means He has given us a family name.
B. We are called by His Name!
C. We are his very own.
2 Chronicles 7:14 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.
Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
He knows everything about us
Matthew 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
A. He is our Father and we are His children.
B. We belong to Him and He belongs to us.
I am with thee
Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
A. He tells us again that He is with us.
B. He wants us to know that we can overcome.
C. Because HE LIVES WE SHALL LIVE ALSO.