WORDS OF INSTRUCTION
AMEN MINISTRIES of AUSTIN is dedicated to the development of
Christ-centered, scripturally based,  topical teaching material.  The
site will post and archive study articles,  written  in  html-formatted
Word 2008,  which are easily  downloaded and  printed.  The studies
are under
copyright, yet may be photocopied.   Each individual study
has annotated scripture citations or footnotes.   The web site will be
updated   aperiodically   with   new   articles  and guest submissions.
Suggestions  for new topical study articles  are welcomed and  open-
ly encouraged.

To open a respective study file  click on the underlined  topic name
to the left of the divider and either print out the file or copy-to-disk.
A  volume download  feature  will be available in the near  future to
copy in toto all  seventy(+)  files  in the current  set.  Contemporary
issues will be addressed  weekly  by the Amen  Ministries of Austin
contributors as well as through guest commentaries
.
Word of His Power
Kingdom Advancement
Wrecked Works
Long Ears - Short Eyes
Pain is a Sentinel
A Hole in Your Soul?
Vision Beyond Sight
The Hidden (things)
God's Destiny - Eternity
Are You an Own?
Brand Plucked out of Fire
Dark in his Shadow
Outward-bound
'Cooked' Book
"Study to show thyself  approved  unto God, a workman that
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
II Timothy 2:15
A Rising Tide
Never Ever Me
Time to Oil Your Sword?
Well begun is Half Done
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WORDS OF INSTRUCTION
Just A Witness Away
End Justifies the Means
Life as a Gospel Sermon
A Quiver of Kind Words
Know what Begets What
Will Cup Runneth Over?
.
Know Your Temptations
Pluck down high places
He is our Song
Be In Readiness
A Soul without a Voice
Gossip is a Stepchild
Attitude of Offense
No yellow brick road
Wait for My Voice
A Watchman's Dilemma
Not in His Likeness
.
Garden Truth - your Life
Strongholds are Seamless
Have Heart Stones?
In His presence no excuse
Precious Pearls
Obedience: Love or Duty?
Healing Afflictions ?
Plant much - Harvest little
.
Take Spiritual Authority
Absence of fear not Faith
Stone wheel entrance
Give our best to Him
Into Thine hand O Lord
Plow a strait furrow?
You are my Everything
Best Gift to others?
         FEAR will SICKLE your FAITH

To allow a malevolent spirit of   'fear'  to operate in your
thinking  sets  limits on  and  hinders  God's  freedom to
govern in your life.  There is "reverent Godly fear"
(1), a
'fear and trembling'  associated with  working  out one's
salvation
(2) and fear and trembling conceived and foisted
on  us by  deceiving-seducing  spirits.
(3)  Christian Faith
is coming  under  increasing  attack in  this day and will
continue  to  suffer  such relentless  assault until Christ
establishes the fullness of His Kingdom on earth.  A
per-
vasive fear
is being trumpeted by the  print  and electron-
ic media, ultra left wing religious factions, and those who
portend to have an inside track on catastrophic  end-time
'revelations'.   Such fear tactics are fueled by recent real
life  tragedies (Ft. Hood),  financial  infrastructure  melt-
down,  NYC  Twin  Towers  on  9/11,  increasing  interna-
tional tensions e.g.,  nuclear parity,  financial market jit-
ters (Dow) and various terrorism flashpoints (Jerusalem).  
Such tactics are aimed  at  keeping  mankind's  attention
on the 'cares of the world'
(4)  and seldom ever do we  hear,
outside of the church,  about  God's  Plan  set  out in  Eph.
1:9-12.

"The absence of
 fear is not faith"(5).  Faith is not a con-
sequence of   something  being  removed, (e.g., a threat)
rather it is, in part, a result of belief in God being "Him
who is,   who was and who is to come"
(6),  full confidence
that "... all the promises of God find their fulfillment in
Christ"
(7),   and those  that   "believe  on the Lord Jesus
Christ, and you will be saved ..."
(8).  When God called to
Adam  regarding  his  sin,  Adam's  first response  
was
not
"I repent" ... "I'm ashamed",  rather he said "I was
afraid ... and  hid  myself"
(9).   Unrepentant  sin opens a
gateway  which  ushers  in  spirits  of  fear,  trepidation,
intimidation  that traffic  as one spirit-force.   The book
of Revelation tells us that
fear will be a major 'tempter'
unrepentant man (and malevolent cultures) will have to
contend with in the last days.   Don't let a
sickle of fear
cut  back your  faith  and  force  you  to  'hide yourself'
from  God's call  and His gaze  on your life,  as the end
of this age rapidly approaches.                           
JDH/AMA

(1) Heb. 12:28 (2) Phil. 2:12  (3) I Tim. 4:1 (4) Mk. 4:19 (5) Words of
Instruction   (6) Rev. 1:4   (7) 2 Cor. 1:20  (8) Acts 16:31  (9) Gen. 3:10
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