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So honestly im scared of everything that is going to happen. Is that normal? Im afraid because of how soon it may be. I dont really know HOW soon it is but alot of people say soon. I just want to work on my relationship with Jesus so that i know im safe. I just dont know what to do.
 
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I myself am also concerned. It seems normal to me. Since you want to work on relationship with Christ perhaps you should try doing that. Perhaps the question you mean to ask is how do you work on relationship with Christ. I suspect it depends where you are on your walk and I do normally suggest local church attendance and studies if possible. Ideally online should be more to supplement. There are some who read the book of job for resolve. that may help. Prepare your mind, body and spirit.

2Pe 1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
2Pe 1:6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
2Pe 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
2Pe 1:8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ

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And I am not the most fond of this scripture because i am not there yet myself but

1Jn 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
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Instead of Fear

Find appreciation for the Creator. Have a superior appreciation and respect towards him. Love / appreciate him with all willingness and sincerity

Fervently pray that your heart not be hardened towards him and go from there
With verses mentioned above.

Once you have the right mindset and are consistent and committed. You should have results. Don't need to go overboard and rush. Pace yourself

Repentance/Willingness & The Right Mindset. Also Commitment and Dedication.
 
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Act 15:19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
Act 15:20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
Act 15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
 
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Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
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Mat 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Mat 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
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So honestly im scared of everything that is going to happen. Is that normal? Im afraid because of how soon it may be. I dont really know HOW soon it is but alot of people say soon. I just want to work on my relationship with Jesus so that i know im safe. I just dont know what to do.
Read the King James Bible and trust Jesus Christ as your Good Shepherd & Friend to help you understand His words in the KJV and all His promises to you so you can rest in Him as your Saviour that you are saved as well as placing all your confidence, hope, and faith in Him to keep you abiding in Him in living your reconciled relationship with God thru Jesus Christ in bringing you Home.

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: 7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. 8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. 9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; 10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. 11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Psalm 33:18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; 19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. 20 Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. 22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

1 John 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. ...8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. 5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Jude 1:24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.


 
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So honestly im scared of everything that is going to happen. Is that normal? Im afraid because of how soon it may be. I dont really know HOW soon it is but alot of people say soon. I just want to work on my relationship with Jesus so that i know im safe. I just dont know what to do.
Fear comes. That is a fact. Satan uses fear every time you think of moving out into the realm of faith. He tries to twist the rules of faith
so that your faith is not in God and His omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence, but that you put your
focus and your faith in the circumstances or your own abilities.
If Satan can accomplish that, then you are going to find yourself experiencing doubt, unbelief and fear. So,
in every situation begin the day with a meditation of the grandeur and the power of the Creator of the
Universe. Then confess that: “Greater is He in me, than he that is in the world and then God has not given
me the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. My God is a good God and He loves me. If the
devil can’t steal my joy, he can’t get my goods/my money. I have the mind of Christ and the Wisdom of
God. I hear the voice of my Father and the voice of a stranger, I can’t even hear. Holy Spirit, guide me
into all truth. I am a tither and I give to every good work. I call on my covenant.”
As a trader in the commodity pits, I would start every day with this focus and discipline. Do you know that
even after praying like this, there were times when fear would grip me? At some point in almost every
trading day, I would get confused and lose my count and not know where I was and fear would come in.
The market would be moving and I didn’t even know whether I was long or short the market. Sometimes, I
wouldn’t even know where the market was trading. The fear would sometimes get so strong that it was
almost impossible to assess my position without getting far from the fray. (This could be very costly as the
further away I got, the longer it would take to get back once I figured out how I was positioned. Every
second mattered.)
At other times, opportunities would present themselves that were so huge that just the size of the
opportunity caused me to shiver. This kind of fear is easily remedied by trying to seize that
trade/opportunity in small bites. Still, when I would be presented with the opportunity I could feel that old
familiar adversary trying to cause a stoppage of the thinking process. As I would come upon this kind of
fear, more and more over the years my bites would get larger and my capacity for risk would increase and
the fear that would accompany it could be readily, if not easily, managed. Still the fear would come.
The Greater One lives on the inside of you. The adversary does not live inside of you. Faith comes from
Him, if you have His faith. Therefore, faith is bubbled up from within. Fear grips you from the outside. It
has to be resisted. It isn’t natural to you. You can keep it out. But you will never keep it out if you allow
it to surprise you. You must know that fear will attack, every time you step out of your comfort zone to do
great exploits for God. Brace yourself, but jump anyway. Act on the faith, but know that Satan will throw
doubt, unbelief and fear at you in the middle of your jump.
Kevin Costner did a movie a few years back that I saw. He was a baseball pitcher in the waning years of
his career. He was pitching in Yankee Stadium in front of 55,000 screaming fans. He wasn’t a Yankee, so
they weren’t cheering him. As the game wore on, so did the pain in his arm and the fear that he wouldn’t
be able to throw one more successful pitch. What did he do?
First, he tuned out the things that were not important. That included the coaches and the players in the
dugout. Next, he tuned out the runners on base and his teammates. And finally, he tuned out the batter and
even the umpire. All that was left was that catcher and his target. He was a kid again, playing catch. He
was back to the fundamentals and back to the days when pitching was fun. The pain was still there, but his
mind was on the target and not on the pain. And he began to hit the target.
A fastball fading, smack hit the target. “Strike One.” A curve ball breaks in toward the hitter, moving him
off the plate. Thud, the ball hits the target. “Ball,” the umpire grunts. Another curve ball starts way outside,
but curves hard to catch the outside corner of the plate. “Strike two.” He was just playing catch. And as
the batter inched back on top of the plate, Costner knew just what to do. So did the catcher. He ran a fast
ball in on the hands, just over the inside corner of the plate. “Steeeerike three. Batter, you’re out.” The
crowd was silenced. As the next batter came up, the process began again.
Are you capable of this kind of concentration? You might not be today, but you could be if you understood
how valuable it is. Satan is trying to steal from you, kill you and destroy everything valuable that you do.
He is doing it with disease and distraction. You need to shut him out and pay close attention to that voice
that lives inside every New Creation.
My friends in trading used to make fun of me because every time I entered the trading pits I would enter a
level of concentration they would call “the zone”. They would try to get my attention, and sometimes
would even play tricks on me for their enjoyment. Occasionally, they would get me to smirk and we would
all have a good laugh. Still, my life in the pits was a war for the Kingdom and I took it very seriously. I was
there to extract spoils to see that the gospel would be preached. Like Costner, I would shut the world out and get right down to the basics. I would hear the market, see the players and watch the movement and as I
did, I would know what to do. I also knew that every time I would move, Satan would parry with fear.
But knowing that fear was coming allowed me to stay balanced. He could never catch me off guard. Buy 100, rush of emotion. Take a breath, lay off the trade. There’s the bid hit the bid. Sold 50 there, and 50 there. Sell 200, rush of emotion. Fear was telling me that the market was going to run against me. Take a deep breath, there’s the offer, lift the offer. Take a deep breath. Stay in rhythm. Write carefully. Record the trade accurately. Sell another 100. Where’s the market? Here comes the fear. Breathe. Listen. See the offer, lift the offer. No surprise there. Another successful trade.
This is where I would allow the smirk. Satan, you’re such a loser.
Fear comes from without, but you are bigger than that fear. The only way it can beat you is if you don’t make it part of the dance. If you deny its existence, you will be off balance whenever it shows up. And remember, it doesn’t always look the same. Fear looks like doubt. It feels like unbelief and lack of confidence. It can even feel like weakness where you will be intimidated. It’s all from the same sorry source.
Don’t be fooled or lulled into thinking that he will ever stop trying to harass you. As long as you are doing anything for the kingdom, fear will be on the scene. Just hone your concentration back to the basics and cast it out. You have the authority and the ability to do so. Start doing it and you will have a long and successful life and career.
 

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