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"...for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God."
--1 Corinthians 2:10b Mo Letters from David Berg and the Children of God / The Family

Freedom from Fear!

By David Brandt Berg, April 14, 1975
Casting out the Devil and his spirit of fear!

Just as the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, fear of Satan is really the beginning of death! Fearing God is a form of worshipping God. To be afraid of God and to fear Him is really to give Him the respect that He should have, as we gave to our own fleshly fathers--as I gave to mine anyhow. But this kind of fear is a form of worship, believe it or not. Therefore to fear the enemy, to fear Satan, to fear the Devil is giving him just the kind of worship that he wants. It is really worshipping the Devil!

So you must rebuke that fear just as Jesus did when the Devil tried to get Him to worship him on the mount of temptation. He said, "Get thee behind Me, Satan! For it is written, thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him only shalt thou serve!" And as I got the Scripture a moment ago--the word that came to me must probably also be implied in the original: "Thou shalt worship the Lord they God and Him only shalt thou fear!" You're only to fear God! "This, Solomon said, "is the whole duty of man, to fear God"--only God--"and keep His commandments!" (Ecclesiastes 12:13)

So fear of the Enemy is not of God, "for perfect love casts out all fear, for fear hath torment." (1 John 4:18) "For God hath not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind!" (2 Timothy 1:7) And, "Thou shalt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee." (Isaiah 26:3)

If you know that you love God and that He loves you, you know that He's going to take care of you; you know that Everything is all right because God loves you. So why should you be afraid?--There's no reason to fear! If you have perfect love for God and you know He has such perfect love for You, His perfect love casts our all this fear. (1 John 4:18)

Fear is the opposite of faith, the exact opposite of faith. It's not only damaging and disastrous to you and will wear you down and wear you out and give you a nervous breakdown and drive you out of your mind and even kill you if you keep letting it torment you, but believe it or not, that kind of fear and that spirit of fear is extremely contagious, just like a disease!

Others who live with you, people whom you touch, are apt to be afflicted with that same horrible fear.--It's just as possible to catch things in the spirit as it is in the physical, in fact even more so! It's even more dangerous and easier to catch if you're not inoculated with the Spirit of God and you have no resistance against these spiritual diseases.

The only cure is to call on Jesus, call on the Spirit of God! Call on the Lord and ask Him to deliver you!--To be thoroughly inoculated by the Spirit of God so that you have built up a genuine spiritual resistance to this fear so that you can't catch it anymore.

You must pray to Jesus or to God in the Name of Jesus--you must pray in the Name of Jesus and constantly use the Name of Jesus. The Devil hates the Name of Jesus! Constantly say, "Jesus, help me! Jesus, rebuke Satan! I rebuke you, Satan, in the Name of Jesus!" Constantly say Jesus! "Lord Father God" does not tell us what god you're praying to! Satan is the lord and the father and the god of this World, so let the Old Boy know Who you're praying to!--Not to him, but to the Lord Jesus Christ and His Father God!

The demons and evil spirits are subject unto us; They have no free will of their own. They cannot do as they please. They have to do what we tell them to do in Jesus' Name, and to get the Hell out of here! PTL!

Amen!--You too can have "freedom from fear"!--in Jesus!--Ask Him to free you now, from the fears of the Enemy, in Jesus' Name!--Amen!

Copyright © 1998 by The Family International

James Arendt
James Arendt

My name is James Arendt. I was raised in the Hegewisch neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, served in the USAF from 1970 to 1974, and became a full-time missionary for Christ living 40 years in Japan, 3.5 years in Russia, and a few months in other countries such as Finland, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, South Korea, Taiwan and mainland China where I also served the King of Kings, Jesus, as an Ambassador for His Kingdom. My full bio.

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How do I obtain eternal life and stop worrying about death?

• Recognize you have violated in some way the laws of God. Violation of legal law is called a crime. Violation of God’s moral law is called a sin. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; - Romans 3:23

As it is written (in the Bible), There is none righteous, no, not one: - Romans 3:10

• Recognize the penalty of sin: Death! For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. - Romans 6:23

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: - Romans 5:12

• Recognize Jesus is the Saviour! Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. - John 14:6

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. - Acts 4:12

And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. - Acts 16:31

• Recognize our lives our sinful by nature. We can do nothing of our own to merit eternal life. Salvation is completely by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ! For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: - Ephesians 2:8

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. - Isaiah 64:6

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; - Titus 3:5

• Recognize Christ paid the sin debt we owe! But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. - Romans 5:8-9

• Recognize you must receive Christ as your personal Saviour! For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. - Romans 10:13

• Ask Jesus to be your Saviour!

Dear Jesus:

I know I am a sinner. I know if I were to die right now, I could not go to Heaven. I ask you, right now, to come into my heart, forgive me of my sin, and be my Saviour. Thank you for saving me and giving me eternal life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

If you prayed that prayer with all sincerity, you have passed from death to life and have been born again into the family of God!

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