Breaking the Spirit of Intimidation – Lesson #8

Breaking the Spirit of Intimidation

Lesson #8 – Stir the Gift

II Corinthians 3:11-12;   Hebrews 13:5-6;   Luke 10:19

The objective of intimidation is to make us five up our authority, thus rendering our gifts inoperative.  This causes one to operate in his/her own limited strength and ability.  The battle now becomes one where we take on a defensive and not offensive position.  This retreat is characterized by retreating to that which is safe and comfortable. The question we must ponder is, “If intimidation rocks us to sleep, then what will it take to wake us up?”  The answer is clearly evident: Boldness.  Intimidation causes one to draw back while boldness causes one to lunge forward even in the face of opposition. How does one obtain such boldness?

 “For god has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”

II Timothy 1:7

Boldness hails from the virtues of power, love and soundness of mind.  True boldness come from God and is fueled by godly virtue.  It also helps to awaken the gifts that have been rendered dormant in our lives.   Who is Stronger?

The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

 Psalm 27:1

 David knew the power of Almighty God because he knew God.   The Challenge, I Samuel 17: 8-9 – Man vs. Man

  • Confrontation #1, David and his older brothers – I Samuel 17: 24-29
  • Confrontation #2, David and King Saul – I Samuel 17: 33-37
  • Confrontation #3, David and Goliath – I Samuel 17: 24-49

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