DAVID AND GOLIATH: THE SPIRIT OF FAITH AND THE SPIRIT OF FEAR
BINDING AND LOOSING
FEAR EXISTS ONLY IN THE ABSENCE OF LOVE
(1 John 4:18) There
is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath
torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
fear = Dict: a painful feeling of impending danger, evil, trouble, etc.
afraid = Dict: feeling fear; filled with apprehension: afraid to go.
(Goliath) binds through fear.
Whose fear? Fear generates fear.
looses through faith.
Whose faith? “according as God hath dealt to every man the
measure of faith [belief]” (Rom
12:3). “God is love” (1 John 4:8,16). Faith
is love. Faith (love) generates faith (love). “And the apostles said unto
the Lord, Increase our faith” (Luke 17:5).
“Be not afraid” 26x;
“Fear not” 63x.
6. (Gen 1:1-3) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void [empty]; and darkness [darkness; fig. misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness] was upon the face of the deep [an abyss (as a surging mass of water)]. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light [luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.): bright, clear, day, morning, sun]: and there was light.