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“I WAS AFRAID THIS WOULD HAPPEN!” Job 3:25 “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. ”

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1 “I WAS AFRAID THIS WOULD HAPPEN!” Job 3:25 “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. ”

2 INTRODUCTION b 1. Paul Was Not Afraid: I will not fear what man shall do unto me. (Hebrews 13:6) b 2. Paul Was Afraid: Let us therefore fear, lest a promise being left us of entering into His rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. (Hebrews 4:1)

3 INTRODUCTION b I am not afraid: b That I will lose my salvation. b That my wife will betray me. b That my kids will cast me off in old age. b That I will Die. b Of Hurricane Charley. b That my cupboard will run dry.

4 WHAT PAUL DID FEAR: b 1. That the simplicity of the message might be complicated by the devil. (II Cor. 11:3) b 2. That the Saints would slip into sin. (II Cor. 12:20) b 3. That self would get the upper hand. (Rom. 7:15 - 17) b 4. That he would end up on a shelf. (I Cor. 9:27)

5 A SURVEY SHOWED THE GREATEST FEAR WAS… b 1. The Fear of Cancer. b 2. The Fear of Heart Disease. b 3. The Fear of Public Speaking.

6 SOME HAVE GREAT FEAR: b Claustrophobia b Kenophobia b Gephyrophobia b Harpaxophobia b Chionophobia b Ochlaphobia b Triakaideaphobia b laliophobia b Enclosed places b large empty places b Crossing bridges b Robbers b Getting snow bound b Fear of crowds b Fear of the number 13 b Fear of speechmaking

7 I. I Fear Barrenness at the Judgment Seat Of Christ. I. I Fear Barrenness at the Judgment Seat Of Christ.

8 II. I FEAR BEING BANISHED OF HOLY SPIRIT POWER. (Eph. 4:30) b 1. Power of Preaching b 2. Power in Prayer b 3. Power of Perception b 4. Power in Performance b 5. Power to Persevere b 6. Power of Persuasion b 7. Power of Personal Victory

9 III. I FEAR BEING BANNED FROM SERVING THE LORD. (I Cor. 9:27) b 1. The Pull of Money b 2. The Problem of Maidens. b 3. The Plague of Modernism.

10 IV. I FEAR BEING BARRED FROM THE THRONE OF GOD (Pr. 1:24-28) IV. I FEAR BEING BARRED FROM THE THRONE OF GOD (Pr. 1:24-28) b 1. By Regarding Iniquity in My Heart. (Ps. 66:18) b 2. By Not Abiding In Him. (John 15:7) b 3. By Not Asking then Asking Amiss. (James 4:3)

11 V. I FEAR BEING BEWITCHED BY AN EVIL SPIRIT (I Tim. 4:1) b DAVID BERKOWITZ - “ I was possessed with demons” b COUNTERFIET REVIVAL - “ Demons are responsible for uncontrollable behavior.” b They will defile your testimony, your body, your morals, your influence, your doctrinal position

12 VI. I FEAR BECOMING BITTER. (Heb. 12:15) b 1. Bitterness Bars our prayers. b 2. Banishes our Peace. b 3. Breaks our Fellowship. b 4. Bottles up Hatred. b 5. Barricades God’s Blessings.

13 VII. I FEAR BEING BACKSLIDDEN FROM THE LORD (Hosea 11:7) VII. I FEAR BEING BACKSLIDDEN FROM THE LORD (Hosea 11:7) b THE BACKSLIDER: b 1. Can’t be happy in the world. b 2. Can’t be happy with Christians. b 3. Can’t be happy by himself or herself.


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