Episode Notes

Breaking The Fear Barrier Pt 1 – Ps Kerrin Wallis [25/11/2018 AM]

Fear is ever present

Key Points

  • Fear is ever present.
  • When train travel was first proposed, trains travelled at 20 miles per hour – the speed of the train was very frightening for people.
  • During the Victorian age when bicycles were first used, women were very excited about the freedom of movement that bicycles offered them, but Doctors at the time warned that women would suffer from facial disfiguration and other ailments because women were not designed to move at such high speed.
  • The reality is that fear is real.

Gen 15:1-6 (NLT)

15 Some time later, the Lord spoke to Abram in a vision and said to him, “Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.”

But Abram replied, “O Sovereign Lord, what good are all your blessings when I don’t even have a son? Since you’ve given me no children, Eliezer of Damascus, a servant in my household, will inherit all my wealth. You have given me no descendants of my own, so one of my servants will be my heir.”

Then the Lord said to him, “No, your servant will not be your heir, for you will have a son of your own who will be your heir.” Then the Lord took Abram outside and said to him, “Look up into the sky and count the stars if you can. That’s how many descendants you will have!”

And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith.

  • Fear is imagined, felt, fear, rejection, failure. Fear is used to control people.

Joshua 1:6-9 (NKJV)

Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

  • Joshua was told to be strong and courageous.

2 Tim 1:7 (NKJV)

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

  • Fear is such a part of society but God say “Do not be afraid’
  • Marketing is driven by fear motives.
  • We are all affected by fear in our lives. We are shocked when fear enters our lives.What
  • Fear is a struggle. Fear does not always show in our lives.
  • In Genesis 14, Abraham attacked the enemy. He won a great victory.
  • But when he was alone as in Genesis 15 there was fear.
  • God knows Abraham was afraid and in vs 9 God says – Do not be afraid.
  • God knows what you are afraid of and he will come to you at night to set you free.
  • Kerrin prayed for a supernatural setting free from fear for everyone in the Church.
  • We are the most educated generation, most travelled, most connected, BUT we are the most medicated generation.
  • When Kerrin was young, he had the responsibility of taking the bin out, but he pretended to talk to his father to scare others away.
  • In Genesis 10 Abraham knew there was famine in the land of Egypt but he took his family there. He told the Egyptians that Sarah was his sister and not his wife. Abraham lied.
  • He had lived in Caanan and Sarah was beautiful, but because of fear, Abraham said she was his sister and not his wife.
  • Fear came in and made Abraham do stupid things.
  • He left God’s promise out of fear.
  • Do not let fear take you away from God’s blessing.
  • Fear compounds and leads to more bad decisions.
  • Running away from God’s promises breaks the law
  • People get too focused on the blessing and push God out of their lives because they fear God’s blessing will run out.
  • In our relationships –the fear of failing – causes controlling and manipulative behaviour because fear is ruling their lives.
  • Fear that God’s blessing will run out.
  • We live in rivers of life – not dams or murky ponds.
  • Blessing runs out when fear comes in.
  • Fear of man comes in and pushes God out of the picture.
  • Fear causes us to make poor decisions and keeps us there.
  • This leads to repetitive behaviour and becoming more afraid.
  • Fear of anything else on earth will lead to bad decisions.

Matthew 25:4-28

  • The parable of the men given the talents.
  • The man with the 5 talents invested them and was blessed by the great return ,
  • The man with the 2 talents invested them and was blessed by a great return.
  • The man with the 1 talent buried it in the ground because of fear and he was called a wicked and lazy servant.
  • Fear caused him not to act. Fear brought judgement.
  • Whenever fear rules your life it will take us away from God’s plan.
  • How do I make a decision based on faith not fear?
  • Kerrin had firearms when he was young, but he had a healthy respect for them. He was taught the seriousness of what he had in his care.
  • He was taught to take care of them and respect for what they could do.
  • They were used for good and Kerrin had no fear of the firearms.
  • Daniel – feared God almighty. His fear cancelled out all other fears.

Proverbs 9:10 (NIV)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Proverbs 1:7 (NIV)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

  • Having the fear of God will call out all other fears.
  • God is still GOD.
  • He is not subject to our ideas.
  • (God is God and I am not – Winkey Pratney)
  • Right fear cancels out all the wrong fear

Luke 12:4-5 (NLT)

“Dear friends, don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot do any more to you after that. But I’ll tell you whom to fear. Fear God, who has the power to kill you and then throw you into hell. Yes, he’s the one to fear.

  • The Bible is consistent with not living under fear.
  • As long as we believe God is more powerful, we cannot be ruled by fear.
  • You must believe that God is more powerful.

Job 4:6 (NKJV)

Is not your reverence your confidence?
And the integrity of your ways your hope?

 Job 4:6 (NIV)

Should not your piety be your confidence and your blameless ways your hope?

  • Fear God. He gives us confidence not to be afraid.
  • The Nature of God is love.

1 John 4:8 (NIV)

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Ps 118:9 (NKJV)

It is better to trust in the Lord
Than to put confidence in princes.

Ezekiel 2:6 (NLT)

“Son of man, do not fear them or their words. Don’t be afraid even though their threats surround you like nettles and briers and stinging scorpions. Do not be dismayed by their dark scowls, even though they are rebels.

Heb 13:6 (NKJV)

So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

  • Revere God listen to Him, obey His command.

Romans 8:35 (NLT)

35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?

  • The nature and power of God must go hand in hand.
  • Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.
  • We need to have reverence and understanding of God.
  • Do not dictate terms to God.
  • His love is so great and powerful.
  • Break the fear barrier.
  • You don’t have to live under fear.
  • BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS!!

 Suggestions for Discussion Questions:

  1. Are you aware of fear in your life?
  2. What happens when we run away from fear?
  3. Discuss the statement – ‘you must believe that God is more powerful’!