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WHY DOES RESTORATION
SEEM NEVER ENDING?
 
 PART 7
 
 
FEAR AND TERROR,
OFTEN GENERATED BY DEMON INSPIRED DREAMS
MAY HINDER OUR RESTORATION
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The devil often is polluting mankind’s mind with dreams.  Dreams of demons, dreams of fearful events, dreams of despair, dreams of lust and greed, plague many. 

Mankind has been created to be "eye-minded".  This means that mankind thinks, remembers, and imagines in terms of vision. God did this so that He might communicate with us through visions and dreams. Therefore, for the saint, visions and dreams should be common.

Some think every dream is a revelation from God.  That is not true. Those who seek to interpret every dream that comes to them, or to others, end up with a confused mess.  For some dreams come as a message from God. Some come as confusion and attack from the devils.  And some are natural outgrowths of our active minds, its accumulation of jumbled facts, that can pouring out in manifold manner.  To interpret those that are not from God is misleading to the recipient, for they then try to assume that that interpretation is a message from God.  False prophets can seek to lead some astray by interpretation of dreams. Psychics and fortune tellers will use various dreams from the mind to direct persons. 

When God gives a dream, He intends for it to be understood.  When it takes a bit of time for God to interpret it to the individual, it is not wise to hurry up the interpretation by going to someone who claims to be an interpreter. Dreams of the unsaved, or carnal Christian, who cannot hear God’s interpretation themselves, can be received from Christians who are given the revelation from God.  Dream interpretation is not learned from books or classroom teachers, it is a divine revelation from God for each dream.

Dreams and visions to saints should be interpreted to them from God Himself.  Confirmations may come from others, but God is not going to give the saint the dream, and another person the interpretation.  He is on speaking terms with the saint, and intends to continue to reveal to the person themselves.

Dreams that bring despair, depression, fear, nervousness, etc. are not from God.  They are the pollution of the mind by the devils.  We need to learn how to be healed from their evil nature. The pollution of the cares of life can bring dreams that reinforce those worries.  The fears can build and build by the insertion of dreams into our minds.   These need fought, they need healed.

Fear is the main tool of the devil.  He brings pollution of fear into the minds of the saints, if he can.

Isaiah 43:5 
"FEAR NOT, FOR I AM WITH THEE...

Fear is a most common enemy.  We all fight fear.  Everyday life tries to instill fear into our beings.  There was a cabdriver who had to change jobs because he feared red lights.  A housewife didn't go to church because she feared she would shout obscenities during the service.  An insurance agent quit his job because he feared germs, and had to wash his hands three dozen times a day.  There is a lot of fear going around. 

A phobia is a specialized fear.  There are many kinds of phobias.
 CLAUSTROPHOBIA =fear of enclosed places
 HYDROPHOBIA = fear of water
 
 ACROPHOBIA = fear of heights
 BATHOPHOBIA = fear of depths
 AGOROPHOBIA = fear of outdoors
 ENTOMOPHOBIA = fear of insects
 NYCTOPHOBIA  = fear of night
 ALOPHOBIA = fear of pain
 THANATOPHOBIA  =  fear of death
 PYROPHOBIA = fear of fire
 PATHOPHOBIA = fear of disease
 
Even Christians battle the pollution of the mind with fear.   Many battle the fear of past sins.  Some fear that God didn't really forgive them.  Some fear that they've sinned the unpardonable sin.  Some fear that God may give a minister a word of knowledge about them.  Others fear sickness.  Some fear dying.  Some even fear getting wet on the way to church so much that they stay home with even the threat of rain. The devil takes advantage of our insecurities and tries to get us to allow these fears.  He wants to paralyze the Christian soldiers with fear.

Has the enemy polluted your mind with fears?   Do you spend time worrying?  Do you fret?  Are you scared?  Are you fearful?  Are you so ashamed of your fear that you don't want to tell people of it?  Are you like many Christians, and hiding your great fear?

Is your fear just an inconvenience, as you have tried to tell yourself?  Or -does it prevent you from having the spiritual joy and victory that you should have?  The devil is trying to rob you, and many Christians, of their joy, victory, and peace - by inspiring fear.  The pollution of the mind, called fear, needs to be healed so that RESTORATION may continue.

Jesus said to John on Patmos:
Revelation 1:17-18
"FEAR NOT, I AM THE FIRST AND THE LAST... I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD, AND BEHOLD I AM ALIVE FOREVERMORE."

"Fear not" is in the Bible 80 times.  God seems to want to make sure that we know that it is a command.  He expects us to be full of faith, not full of fear. 

Too many are full of fear, because they have gotten their eyes off of the Savior.

Luke 12:22-23
"FEAR NOT, LITTLE FLOCK, FOR IT IS YOUR FATHER'S GOOD PLEASURE TO GIVE YOU THE KINGDOM."

We are still the flock of God.  Jesus is still our Shepherd.  Our Shepherd still wants to give us, the kingdom.  Our Shepherd still wants to take care of us.  As a good Shepherd, He still provides for us.

II Timothy 1:7
"GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US A SPIRIT OF FEAR, BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND."

Isaiah 43:5
"FEAR NOT...I AM WITH THEE."

The Lord is still with each of us.  He is with us whenever we go through the times of deep "waters".  When we go through the times that are like "fire", He is with us.  He is with us, during our times of battles.

Deuteronomy 20:3-4
"YE APPROACH THIS DAY UNTO BATTLE AGAINST YOUR ENEMIES, LET NOT YOUR HEART FAINT, FEAR NOT, AND DO NOT TREMBLE, NEITHER BE YE TERRIFIED BECAUSE OF THEM.  FOR THE LORD YOU GOD IS HE THAT GOETH WITH YOU TO FIGHT."

Psalms 118:6-7
"THE LORD IS ON MY SIDE: I WILL NOT FEAR WHAT MAN CAN DO TO ME. THE LORD TAKETH MY PART."

The Lord is with us to strengthen us.  He does not want us to be weak soldiers , fearful to go to battle.

Isaiah 41:10
"FEAR NOT, FOR I AM WITH THEE, BE NOT DISMAYED FOR I AM THY GOD, I WILL STRENGTHEN."

The Bible tells us that we do not need to fear the next, or current trial.  God will not let us be tempted above that we are able to bear.

I Corinthians 10:13
"THERE IS NO TEMPTATION TAKEN YOU BUT SUCH AS IS COMMON TO MAN, BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL WHO WILL NOT PERMIT YOU TO BE TEMPTED  ABOVE THAT YOU ARE ABLE."

Trust in the Lord, put away fears, rebuke the demons that try to engender them, and allow the Holy Spirit to RESTORE.

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