Jesus Christ the Fiery Serpent

Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.

VICTORY OVER ANXIETY

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Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: [and] again I say, Rejoice.

4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord [is] at hand.

4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.

4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Matthew 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof.

James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 1:3Knowing [this,] that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

1:4 But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.

I Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Believe the word of God not your own Mind! For in your mind is uncertainties and uncontrollable fears. Trust in God! If God is who He says he is,and we have anxiety, where is our faith.

For distractions divide your mind. Take there for no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take though for the things of itself.

Anxiety slows you down and effects relationships with the people around you. It has devastating effects on you health. ( Heart disease, Hypertension ex.)

Don’t worry about the past, it can not change. Don’t worry about the future it hasn’t happened yet. Trust in God!

Give your anxiety over to Him. My Peace I give unto you! For anxiety is bondage and a FAITH BATTLE.Ask God to set you free, He will take it away

Bring it to Him in Pray. In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Don’t worry about the thing of this world,nothing you brought into the world nothing you will bring out of it.

Yes, Anxiety is a battle of your Faith. For this to work you must be a true believer. So if you suffer from Anxiety, get down on you knees and ask God for true Faith in Him.

For Faith comes by hearing and hearing through the Word of God! (TRUST IN GOD AND HE WILL SET YOU FREE)

Anxiety is the most prominent emotion that people are experiencing today. While feeling anxious is not a sin, the Lord doesn't want us to live in a continual state of dread because of life's uncertainties.

Do you sometimes lie awake at night, fretting about a situation? Have you ever felt paralyzed by worry? Although everyone experiences moments of anxiety, we don't have to let fear control our lives. The Bible teaches us how to acquire peace in the midst of stressful circumstances.

Closely guard your thought life.

A. Anxiety is an emotion caused by fearful thoughts. Changing one's pattern of thinking generally causes apprehension to dissipate. When your thought life becomes negative or counterproductive, deliberately choose to set your mind on something else.

According to Philippians 4:8, what should our focus be? What percentage of the time does your thinking measure up to this standard? In what areas does it fall short? There are a number of ways you can stop an unhealthy train of thought. For instance, you can praise the Lord and thank Him, turn to solving a different challenge, or find wholesome entertainment. But perhaps the best way is to meet God in prayer and focus on biblical truths.

B. Renew your mind with Scripture. Many anxieties are rooted in worldly concerns. Refreshing your mind with biblical truth can help put such worries in perspective. Two scriptural principles in particular can bring us great peace: Our heavenly Father is sovereign and in control over all situations (Ps. 91). He lovingly provides for the needs of His children (Matt. 6:25-34). You can also look for verses regarding the specific anxieties that bother you the most. For instance, to counter an unhealthy fear of dying, remind yourself: "God will redeem my life from the grave; He will surely take me to Himself" (Ps. 49:15 NIV). In what area of your life do you feel most anxious? What specific scripture(s) could remind you of God's perspective on those worries? If no verses come to mind, simply ask the Lord to reveal appropriate ones during the next few weeks.

C. Turn anxieties into prayers. A constructive way to redirect nervous energy is to turn our concerns over to the heavenly Father. You may want to get on your knees and talk out loud to God in the privacy of your home. Or you may find it productive to write your prayers in the form of letters to the Father. Anxieties may return at some point. If that happens, simply say, "Lord, I'm giving this worry back to You." Then deliberately refocus your thoughts. Prayer should be accompanied by thanksgiving (Phil. 4:6). What are some reasons for believers to be grateful? How can an attitude of thankfulness lower a person's anxiety level? If we make known our requests to God, what does Paul promise will happen (Phil. 4:7)? What do you think this would look like in your life? Sometime today, present your requests to the Lord according to Paul's instructions in Philippians 4:6. Even if your situation does not change, God will give you His supernatural peace.

D. Diligently fulfill your responsibilities. When we fail to perform our duties, we sometimes end up with anxiety-causing situations. For example, a person who fails to maintain his car will typically end up with a malfunctioning vehicle.

Those who neglect their responsibilities will face many unnecessary hardships in life. Let's look at this biblical principle as it relates to money. In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus promises that the Father will provide for our basic needs. But Scripture also teaches that in most cases, believers have a role to play in meeting financial commitments (2 Thess. 3:10).

According to the wisdom of Proverbs, what are a couple of reasons why some people become poor (Prov. 10:4; 28:19)? What are two reasons why the apostle Paul worked to earn a living (2 Thess. 3:7-9)? Now, let's apply the general principle that each believer must do his or her part to respond to problems. Is God prompting you to be a part of the solution regarding one of your concerns? If so, in what way? What do you think has prevented you from doing your part? Of course, taking responsibility doesn't guarantee a resolution to the problem. If the situation doesn't resolve, you can still find supernatural peace by applying the concepts in the rest of this study. Continue to be sensitive to the Lord's guidance regarding your role in finding a solution. If necessary, seek outside help from your pastor, a professional counselor, or a ministry designed to help people struggling with a similar difficulty.

Conclusion: Anxiety can cripple us emotionally and hinder our productivity. Or it can drive us to prayer and prompt spiritual growth. Choose to respond to worry in a godly manner. Not only will the Lord be glorified, but you will be set free from anxiety's paralyzing grip. Prayer: Father, thank You for revealing how to live worry-free. As your children, we are grateful for the responsibilities You've entrusted to us. But we need Your help in carrying them out. Teach us to give our anxieties to You in prayer, trusting Your provision for all we need. Amen.

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