Having Therefore Boldness Part 3 Bold In A Time Of Need – Ps Sharon Bendixen (WTB)
19Having, therefore, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus.
(Hebrews 10:19 KJV)
Remember, I shared with you in Part 1 that you have got to overcome conscience/accusations by saying, “The Blood of Jesus.” You have to especially deal with the accusations that the devil brings to you that have got grounds. When you’ve missed it, deal with it with 1 John 1:9.
God will forgive and cleanse you from all unrighteousness seventy times seven a day. In contrast with the accusations from Satan, this is a heavenly, intimate, precious, personal and powerful process with your Father of acknowledging and confessing your sin and receiving forgiveness and cleansing – a real living experience with the Living God.
Boldly drawing near to get help.
Hebrews 10:19-23 (KJV); Hebrews 10:16 (NLT, TPT, AMPC); Hebrews 4:16 (NLT, AMPC)
We are all needing help from the Holy Spirit right now, but – we have to do it with boldness.
God is wanting to make it very clear that He wants us to be bold in this time of threat (that may be touching every part of our lives). A life of boldness and coming to God for help is the way to live life (not just when things are going all well, but in times of trouble as well).
Take comfort, be encouraged and confidently and boldly say, “The Lord is my Helper. I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]” (Hebrews 13:6 AMPC).
Fear is a choice, as much as faith is a choice.
We have not been given a spirit of fear. You can recognise a spirit of fear when it wants to grip your heart and panic and dread starts to set in and starts to overflow into your thought life. It comes from bombardments into the mind, then goes into your emotions and is intended, by the spirit realm of darkness, to come out of your mouth. The ultimate outcome that Satan wants, with a spirit of fear, is for you to just speak it. He knows how your soul works – from the mind, into the emotions/heart and then out of the mouth.
See the choice of “I will not!” in Hebrews 13:6 (AMPC). It is a power of choice. We are powerful spirit beings. It is good news to know that we have the power of choice to choose faith. It is awesome to know that we are creatures of choice, that we can choose faith. “Whose report, will you believe?” You can choose to believe God’s Word and to believe the report of the Lord.
Life and death are in the power of the tongue.
Pastor John has taught many times to not speak our emotions.
Kenneth Copeland teaches on The Power of First (the first thing that comes out of your mouth).
Out of the abundance of your heart (whatever you’ve been meditating on) your mouth speaks. That is exactly where the enemy has got you. You cannot play around with words. You cannot dismiss the principle that you are created in His image and that life and death are in the power of your words. Believe the Word of God, especially in this time, that life and death are in the power of the tongue.
God wants us to watch our words, every day.
Fear is a force and it will attract as faith is a force that creates and attracts.
25The worst of my fears has come true, what I’ve dreaded most has happened. (Job 3:25-26 KJV, MSG).
Job was actually having a very honest moment here saying, “All this calamity, death and loss is because I feared it first. I’ve dreaded, I feared, I didn’t faith, I didn’t believe God’s Word and His covenant”.
David’s choice was very different to Job. In a life-threatening situation David said, “I will not fear.” (Psalm 3:1-2, KJV). Even in a time when that spirit of fear wants to get a hold of you (with your body trembling, heart pounding, sweat breaking) you will resist him boldly with the Word of God and speak like David and say, “I will not be afraid. You, oh Lord, are my Glory, my Shield, the lifter up of my head.” You will then see how weak fear really is. You will only discover that, when you’ve chosen to not yield to that fear in a moment of fear.
The force of faith versus the force of fear.
David knew his God. David was bold in a time of trouble. David called out to God and God heard him (Psalm 18:6-17, KJV).
God knows your voice, He recognises your voice, even though He has millions of children, your voice, your cry comes into His ears. Your cry of faith, “Lord, help!” Like Psalm 118 that Pastor John brought to us recently. “Save now, Lord! Send now prosperity! Give now to us success! Give now salvation!” That is being bold in a time of trouble.
Read Psalm 18:18-19 (KJV); 29, 33-39 (AMPC) and note the effects of David giving voice and God responding with His voice.
18 …He delivered me, because He delighted in me. (Psalm 18:18 KJV).
There are circumstances in which you find yourself at times, that would overwhelm you, if you chose the force of fear. Then there is that which David did in the face of fear. David learned to do that with Goliath and at Ziklag. He strengthened himself in the Lord. How did he do it? Like he always did, he said, he spoke, he called upon the Lord.
God delights when you have that cry of faith that believes and trusts in Him as your Father. You are His child and He is your Father. Know that He hears you.
Boldness, in a time of trouble, in a time of need.
Come boldly to the throne of grace that you may obtain help in time of need. Well-timed help coming just when you need it, just like for David.
If the Lord is a man of war and we are created in His likeness, guess what? We are people of war and we war, we fight, the good fight of faith to win it.
Let these Scriptures minister further to you:
– Psalm 18:46-50 (KJV); Psalm 28:1,6-7 (KJV); Psalm 56:3, 4, 9, 11, 13 (KJV).
It is not saying you’ll never be afraid, but at the time you are afraid, you can choose to trust in Him.
Prayer: The Lord bless you, Heritage of Faith people, and keep you. The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.