Freedom from Fear
Balangkas: Questions directed to listeners re their fears. Tells of Jesus' power, His miracles, and who He is. His desire to free us from the power of Satan, witchcraft, etc. We must turn to Him, away from evil. With Jesus we are free from fears. Jesus is all powerful --- greater than Satan--- overcame death so we can have eternal life and happy future. Invitation. One of several of the same theme, but on different levels.
|Bilang ng Talata:||285|
|Tema:||Evil Spirits, demons; Witchcraft, paganism; Cleanse, purify; Fear; Saviour of Sinful Men; Power of God / Jesus|
|Klase:||Bible Stories & Teac|
|Antas ng kaalaman:||Simple|
|Kawikaan mula sa Bibliya:||Paraphrase|
Ang talatang ito ay panimulang gabay para sa pagsasalin at pagrerekord sa ibang mga wika.Dapat ito´y naaangkop sa ibat ibang kultura at mga wika upang ito´y maging makabuluhan sa anumang lugar na pag gagamitan. May ilang mga salita at kaisipan na maaaring mangailangan ng mas malawak na paliwanag o maaaring ipagpaliban ang paggamit para sa ibang mga kultura.
Are you afraid of the night? Are you afraid of evil spirits? Are you afraid of the _ _ bird, that it brings evil news for you? (When it sings near your house.) Are you afraid of witchcraft? Of the curse of an enemy? Are you afraid of death?
Would you like fear to leave you forever? Then listen, I have good news for you.
Jesus has greater power than all of the things which bring fear to your heart. With His power He healed people of all their diseases. He caused the deaf ones to hear, the blind ones to see. He made the dumb ones to talk and made crooked legs straight and strong. He even raised people from the dead. Yes, He has greater power even than death. Who is this one? Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
Here is a wonderful thing. Jesus wants to help you too! He wants to free you from the power of Satan and witchcraft and evil spirits. Before He can help you, you must be willing to give yourself to Him. You must be willing to turn away from sin and evil. You must ask Him to receive you and cleanse the sin from your life. He will take away your badness if you ask Him. Then you will love Him and obey Him. He will be with you day and night. He will not allow the enemy to hurt you (visit you.)
When you have Jesus as your Lord (Chief, Leader) you will not (need to) be afraid. You will not fear the messenger-bird-of-evil. These birds (signs) will have no message for you. Jesus will protect you. He will deliver you. You will not need to fear the demons. Jesus has more power than demons. He often has sent them away from people. If they try to torment you, call on Jesus and praise Him for His great power. Then the demons will have to flee.
Witchdoctors and their curses will not have power over you if you belong to Jesus. When you believe in Jesus He will care for you. He will send His Spirit into your heart. His Spirit is good, and no evil spirit or Satan can come where He is.
Jesus came back to life after being put in the ground (dying). He had power over death. Jesus overcame Satan when He overcame death. Jesus has all power (great power.) He has power to give you eternal life (life that will never end). If you give yourself to Him, He will give you eternal life. Then when you die you will go to live with Him forever in great happiness. So you do not need to fear death.
Friends, I am telling you the truth. Give yourselves to Jesus and fear will not have power over you anymore. You do not have to wait for another time. Jesus will hear you now if you ask Him to receive you and take away your sin.