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Fight Fear and Discouragement with the Word of God

2020-07-14 | 🔗
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This isn't Torreon. Thank you. So much for downloading is hike ass. I believe God has amazing things in your future. Hope you enjoy. This message. Like me, to go from just knowing the promises of God to walking in to the promises of guy It's one thing now something it's another thing too. Here's what you know to get where you need to be Thank God has already reserved a seat for you he's already carved out places for you. He's already reserved territories for you to conquer and you to occupy. We
that that God has things for us that promise, but how we get to that promise is up to us, God with speed into Joshua. He was telling him Joshua. I have a place that I want you to go, but there's gonna be too enemies you're going to face now. You all know the story. Joshua and Moses were brought out of captivity. Were being transformed. Our army journey to the promised land. So they came out of captivity, but they wondered in the desert, so they came out of something, but they never fully got to we're. God had promised them, so it was Joshua's turn Moses had died and Joshua was standing in a place that he had stood before again. God spoke to Josh and he said, Joshua. I want you to listen carefully.
To my instructions. I want you to listen. Carefully. There's two enemies that you're going to face. Listen to what he said in Joshua, one he's a Joshua Be strong and courageous then he went on to say: do not be afraid and do not be this courage for the Lord. Your guy is with you. Where ever you got ok, he broke it down for Joshua. He said Joshua. This is what you need to be strong and courageous. He said Joshua. This is what you don't need to be. Ride and discouraged, say God made it clear. Joshua, I'm taking you to a place that you're going to occupy, but you can't be afraid and discouraged God wasn't making a simple single
he wasn't saying, I don't be afraid, don't be discouraged, be strong, no God commanded Josh. He said. Have I not commanded? You. Have I not commanded. You do not be afraid, do not be discouraged. You know he didn't say: Joshua, don't feel discouragement d, feel fear what he was saying was Joshua, don't identify with fear, don't let it be come part of your identity, don't let discouragement define you, Second, don't hang around with fear and discouragement too long he says, because you're going places see so many times. You know we think. While these giants they saw these giants,
He was saying it's not the giants, it's not the Hittite, it's not the Canaanites! It's not the judges, is that even the cellulite that you need to be afraid of he's a Joshua, Europe's your biggest enemy is fear and discouragement, fear and discouragement. You know sometimes when we feel fear we entertain it fear, cause Thus, to be discouraged- and if you hang around with fear and discouragement long enough its end, think how you can wrap it in a circumstance. This is the reason this is happening to. We can literally take fear and we can make it such an excuse there. We can literally put a face to it. We can name it say it, Sarah in the office. That's why I can get ahead.
My husband he's been pushing media. He won't. Let me blossom, I'm not as talented as other people. That's why I'm not where I should be its finances, If I had more finances, I could do so much more. You see, we could Eight scenarios in situations, but at the root of every one of these is fear and fear, causes discouragement and discouragement causes us to be tormented. It causes us to sit down instead of move forward, see we cannot Let there be an excuse for our lie. God has already given us the promise, he's already said: here's the promise its optional, if you're going to get there,
and he's saying your enemies are fear and discouragement. You know I was talking to a girl the other day, and she said I mean this ministry It just seems like that. You know what no one. Let me do what I want to do, and you know it's hard for me. I feel it difficult and I'm just gonna quit. I have seen so many people quit give up a position because the first time that I ever spoken church brain. I was scared. I read that up in an excuse I became discouraged. I remember it's Sunday again was like a black clouds following me, around
named it. I got in agreement with it. I was miserable, then I realized, you know what its view it sphere its wrapped up in all these. Are things but its fear. That is the route of why I measurable- and you know you think about it. We ve got a recognise fear and discouragement, and we have to unwrap it for what it is here enemy, trying to steal my destiny and cannot tell you he's gonna try to stop what was thought it started in your life anyway, you can still use Paypal. Will you circumstances he'll, make it look like something else, but at the root of it all it is fear. Fear always raises its head,
as lack not enough, I'm not enough. I don't have enough. There is lacking in this situation. That's why I can't do it. It's always base that a black and not enough, not good enough, not having enough listen, do you feel discouraged. Sometimes what are you fearful of is the enemies way of stopping you see too often we are fighting people where fighting our circumstances. God is saying, don't find people fight bearing discouragement? Listen, don't
Anything or any body rob you of your destiny. Let people still your future, see God toll Joshua what he should be. He should be strong and courageous, told him what he shouldn't be dont, be fearful, don't get discouraged, and then he told me how to do it. He said Joshua your own fight, fear and discouragement one way and one way only if we Take hold of my word when you get it out of your mouth when you chase discouragement in fear or with what I say when you get it into your thinking, and you become you meditate on it and you let it drop down in the very depths of who you are see. God did leave the building, because your face in a hard time your face and people who are difficult.
I will be with you wherever you go and if God will fight Joshua's battle gotta like your battle state, was not the fact that they were going to starve in the wilderness first to death in the wilderness, get blocked by the enemy. We know that not open the Red Sea, he struck water out of a rock God turned things he lit well come into the camp so that they can see that wasn't a problem. The reason. Forces the battles worn a problem. That's it don't worry about all this stuff. You fight fear and discouragement with the word of God because I'll be with you everywhere. You go on
then I'll leave you I'm not going to forsake. You love what it says in one version never give up on you, even when you feel in fear. Even when you fill in discouraged hey, that's not enough to make me give up on you I'll, be there were ever you go. My promises are true how you get there is optional. If your fight fear, and discouragement. You too will get to your promise. Land man thinks for listening to the jewellers Dean podcast help us continue to share the message of hope with those all over the world is a joke steam, dot, com, slash, give hope to give again today, thanks for listening to the podcast, be sure to subscribe. Seeking at all of the latest messages know that we pray for you, God bless you.
Transcript generated on 2020-08-21.