by Dennis Lee
Published on October 29, 2022
Categories: Spiritual Growth

“Fear Breaks, Faith Makes”

By Dennis Lee

We all have the capacity to make or break a church’s outreach based upon what we believe. 

Moses told the officers to weed out those who were afraid so that their fear wouldn’t affect the others. 

“Then the officers shall add, ‘Is any man afraid or fainthearted? Let him go home so that his brothers will not become disheartened too.’” (Deuteronomy 20:8)

Fear is contagious, but with God we shouldn’t have anything to fear. 

This was the Lord’s instruction to Joshua before they entered the Promised Land. 

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

We need to remember that our battles aren’t against people who tick us off or do hurtful things to us, but rather our battles are against the forces that are behind these actions. 

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)

And even though Satan and his minions are a formable force, what we must realize that we’ve already won. 

“You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)

Here’s the key: Fear Breaks, Faith Makes. 

The writer of Hebrews gives us this synopsis of those men and women of faith, “Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again.” (Hebrews 11:33-35). 

We can make or break our mission and purpose. Therefore, by faith let’s move forward in the victory and promises of God.

Dennis graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master of arts in theology from Talbot School of Theology, along with a master of divinity equivalency degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Dennis is a prolific writer. He presently has two books, “From Here to There: A Journey to Spiritual Transformation,” and “Wells of Living Waters,” along with other books and pamphlets that he describes as “down the pike.” He also writes a religious column for a local newspaper entitled, “Rediscover the Bible for Life,” along with daily devotionals and thoughts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Living Waters Fellowship’s Website. Dennis is presently the senior pastor of Living Waters Fellowship in Mesquite, Nevada.

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  1. Alan

    Excellent post, thank you Dennis!

    • Dennis Lee

      Thanks, but as always, it’s the Lord, and He’s just using a donkey like me. I would put LOL, but it’s the truth. Take care and God bless

  2. Syllobato

    Great post. Excellent reminders of who we are in the Lord.

      • Keith A. Fisher

        2Ch 20:15b NKJV “… Thus says the LORD to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

        Pastor Dennis, Thanks!! Great reminder!

        Psa 144:1 NKJV
        “Blessed be the LORD my Rock,
        Who trains my hands for war,
        And my fingers for battle—”

        • Dennis

          Thanks Keith, I pray you had a great Sunday, and that you have a great rest of your week. Take care and God bless.

    • Dennis Lee

      Thanks, I always think of how we have been saved by God grace through our faith, and not by our works, thinking that we’re all that plus a bag of chips. I pray you have a great Sunday. Take care and God bless


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