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Subthemes of Courage:
Lack Of Focus / Doublemindedness
Giving Up / Falling Away / Backsliding
SCRIPTURE on the theme of Courage
And Moses said to the people, Fear not: for Elohim is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that you sin not.
Behold, YHWH your Elohim has set the land before you: go up and possess the land, as YHWH Elohim of your fathers has said to you; "Fear not, neither be discouraged.
And Moses gave JAHshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of a good courage: for you shall bring the children of Israel into the land which I swore to them: and I will be with you.
I have commanded you: Be strong and courageous; do not be terrified; do not be discouraged: for YHWH your Elohim is with you wherever you go.
So JAHshua came with his people of war, by the waters of Merom, and suddenly fell upon the enemy.
Second Samuel 1:22
From the blood of the slain, the fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty.
Second Samuel 1:23
Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant alive, and in death undivided: swifter than eagles, stronger than lions.
note: Saul<07586> and Jonathan<03083> were lovely<0157>(8737) and pleasant<05273> in their lives<02416>, and in their death<04194> they were not divided<06504>(8738): they were swifter<07043>(8804) than eagles<05404>, they were stronger<01396>(8804) than lions<0738>.*n
And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.
I will not be afraid of ten thousand people, who have taken their stand against me, surrounding me.
Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it comes.
Fret not yourself because of evil men, neither be you envious of the wicked;
The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
An old lion, mighty among beasts, retreats from nothing;
A greyhound; a male goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.
Therefore thus said Adonai YHWH of hosts, O my people who dwell in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite you with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against you, after the manner of Egypt.
You therefore gird up your loins, and arise, and speak to them everything that I command you: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound you before them.
And they shall fight against you; but they shall not prevail against you; for I am with you," said YHWH, "to deliver you."
Nevertheless YHVH's Spirit fills me with power, justice, and might [mastery & courage], to [risk my life to confront and] declare to [the self-styled theological descendants of] Jacob [their] crimes, to [reveal to the people of] Israel [their] sin [and rebellion.]
note: Judeo-Christians, listen up!
[I'm keeping My] Word [of My] covenant [I swore to you when I] brought you out of Egypt. My Spirit remains among you. Fear not!
YHWH-Commander-Of-Armies commands: "Your hands will be strong/steadfast, if you obediently hear in these days these words, [which echo the] words [spoken] from the mouths of the prophets who [spoke back] in the [old] days when the foundation of the house of YHWH-King-of-the-multitudes was laid so that the temple could be built.
note: or: "Have courage! You are now hearing the same words the prophets spoke at the time the foundation was being laid for rebuilding my Temple." OR "Hold tight, you who are listening to what I say through the preaching of the prophets. The Temple of YHVH-of-the-Angel-Armies has been reestablished. The Temple is being rebuilt."
This same John wore clothing made of camel's hair, and a leather belt around his waist. John's food was locusts and wild honey.
So never fear your enemies. Everything secret will be brought out into the open. Everything hidden will be uncovered.
Never fear [people.] People [can only] kill meat-bodies. People are totally unable to kill the soul. Rather fear Him [YHVH] who is able to destroy both soul and body in "hell. "
note: Hell is Gei-Hinnom, the trash and weed fire of the universe. Hell is permanent destruction, not conscious eternal torment.
So never be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.
And he who fails to pick up his impaling-stake and follow after Me [to torture and death for obeying YHVH] is not worthy of Me.
But immediately Yahshua spoke to his disciples, saying, "Courage! It is I. Never be afraid."
Yahshua came and touched [Peter, James & John], and said, "Arise; never be afraid."
[The soldiers] offered Yahshua a [mild painkiller] (a mixture of wine and myrrh.) But when Yahshua tasted it, He [spat it out] and refused to drink it.
note: This is the toughest man who ever lived.
The angel said to the women, "Fear not! For I know that you seek Yahshua, who was crucified.
John [the Baptizer] wore clothes of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. John ate locusts & wild honey.
Yahshua was sleeping [peacefully] with His head on a cushion at the back of the [rocking, sinking] boat. [Frantically] the disciples woke Yahshua, shouting, 'Teacher, don't you even care that we are going to drown?'
But Yahshua ignored the [unbelievers' faithless] comments. Yahshua told the ruler of the synagogue, "Don't be afraid; just believe."
note: It's best to ignore most of what faithless people say.
The soldiers offered Yahshua to drink [a painkiller,] wine drugged with myrrh, but Yahshua refused to drink [the intoxicating drugs.]
note: Yahshua was the toughest man who ever lived.
The angel comforted Mary, "Fear not, Mary: for you have found favor with [YHVH] The Eloha.
The angel said to the shepherds, "Fear not! See! I bring you good news of great joy for all people!
[No?] Then what did you go out to see? [Did you think John would be] a man clothed in soft [fine] apparel? Look! People who dress in gorgeous clothing, and live delicately [in luxury] are in royal palaces, [not eating bugs and wearing hand-cut camel-fur and screaming "repent" in the desert.]
As the time drew near for Yahshua's Ascension [to heaven], Yahshua resolutely set his face and went to [be murdered in] Jerusalem.
note: Knowing the religious hypocrites there would kill him.
Yahshua answered the [pretender preacher] Pharisees, "You go and tell that [worthless, conniving, destructive, insignificant, transvestite] fox [Herod that Yahshua says,] 'Look- [today] I cast out devils, and I do cures today & tomorrow, and the third day I will be perfected.
note: The Real King calls the transvestite 'king' an animal. Would you talk that boldly to a corrupt governor? Herod would have been terrified, thinking that "perfected" meant that Yahshua would steal the throne from Herod in 3 days, which in a sense Yahshua did. "To the Jew the fox was a symbol of 3 things: 1: slyest of animals. 2: most destructive of animals. 3rd: a worthless, insignificant man”. (Barclay)
Yahshua [shot out that condemnation of religious phonies], then he marched straight up to [get murdered by the religionists and their political and military puppets in] Jerusalem.
note: Marching to his death.
The whole crowd stood listening. [You could hear a pin drop.] Yahshua said to His disciples,
One of the Jewish rulers of the Pharisee sect, named Nicodemus, under cover of dark night, [sneaked away from his corrupt paid-preacher party members who hated Yahshua, and secretly] traveled to see Yahshua.
Yahshua called out to His disciples, "It's Me! Don't be afraid!"
Then, midway through the festival, Yahshua [defied the threat of murder hanging all around Him and] ran right up to the Temple and began to teach.
Look! Yahshua speaks boldly, and the [murderous rogue priests] say nothing to Him. Have the 'authorities' actually concluded that ['Yahshua Josephson'] is the MessiYah?
Nicodemus (who had visited Yahshua [under cover of] night [for fear of] his fellow Pharisees), said to the chief priests and [liar-preacher] Pharisees:
And Yahshua, [risking his life, draws another murder attempt, boldly] walking [right into his assassin's territory] in the temple area, down Solomon's Colonnade.
Yahshua's disciples protested to Yahshua, "Master, the Jews just tried to throw rocks [at your head until you were dead, bleeding and broken on the ground!] And you're going back to Judea?"
Then, 6 days before the passover, Yahshua traveled back [from his covert operations camp in the desert] to Bethany [2 miles from the hostile enemy headquarters of Jerusalem.] There Yahshua saw the man He had raised from the dead (Elazar.)
Now my soul is troubled! Yet what [do you think I] I will say? "Father, save me from this hour [of pain?]" No! I came [to earth] to go through this time of [torture, rejection, betrayal, and death.]"
men who have hazarded their lives for the Name of our Master Yahshua, [YAH's] MessiYah.
Paul told the soldiers, "The judges have, without trial, openly beaten us Rhomaios [men] and cast us into prison; and now they thrust us out secretly? No! Let the judges come themselves and fetch us out.
note: The word "citizen" is often incorrectly inserted here in Bible translations. "Citizen" can mean "freeman", but in decaying cultures, "citizen" comes to mean "legally-bound subject." Paul was not "Roman" in the sense of being a legally-bound subject-citizen of Rome, for Paul had been born again into the Kingdom of YHVH and therefore any association between Paul and Rome was strictly due to his physical body having originated in a territory (Tarsus) claimed by Rome.
Then Adonai spoke to Paul in the night by a vision: "Do not be afraid. Speak. Do not be silent,
Then Paul answered, "Why do you weep and to break my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of Adonai Yahshua."
Soon we packed our luggage and went up to Jerusalem.
note: Marching knowingly to their probable deaths.
Paul called one of the centurions and said, "Bring this young man to the chief captain. The [young man] has something to tell the captain."
Paul answered, "I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be tried: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as you very well know.
The shipsmen cut loose the anchors and left them in the sea, then untied the ropes that held the rudders, then they hoisted the foresail to the wind and sailed for the beach.
1st Corinthians 16:13
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; behave as men of courage; be strong.
2nd Corinthians 3:12
Since this [new covenant] gives us such confidence, we can be very bold.
Finally, my brothers, be strong, united with Adonai, wrapped in His mighty power.
And pray for me, that [YAH] will give me [His] Words, so I will open my mouth boldly, to make known the mysteries of the Good News,
Also, my being in prison has given confidence to most of the brothers (who are united with the Adonai), so that they have become much more bold in fearlessly speaking [YAH's] Word.
For I live in eager expectation that I will never be ashamed. I hope to always be totally bold, so now and always, my actions in this body will honor the Messiah, whether I live or I die.
For to me life equals the MessiYah. To [bodily] die would be [to] gain [real life.]
Suppose I go on living in this body. Then I will be able to carry on my work. It will bear a lot of fruit. But what should I choose? I don't know.
note: Only YAH can say when it's time for me to die. I'll take life or death, whatever YAH chooses.
And no matter what, never be terrified by your adversaries. Your courage will shine a clear sign in your enemy's faces that YHVH will save you and destroy [your adversaries.]
Likewise, [if they continue to imprison, beat, and even kill me,] you too should be glad and rejoice with me.
2nd Timothy 1:7
For Elohim has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, of love, and a sound mind.
1st Peter 3:14
If you suffer suffer for being righteous, you are blessed! As Isaiah says, "Don't fear what others call 'Terror.' Never be afraid."
note: (Isaiah 8:12)'
1 Maccabees 2:16
Crowds of Israelites flock to the tax collectors. MattathiYah and his sons come among them.
1 Maccabees 2:19
MattathiYah answers, speaking with a loud voice, "Though all nations under the [Greek] king's dominion obey him, though every [human on the face of the earth] falls away from the religion of their fathers, and gives consent to [the Emperor's idolatrous, oppressive] commandments:
1 Maccabees 2:27
MattathiYah [runs] crying throughout the [occupied] city with a loud voice, "Whoever is zealous [for YAH's] law, whoever maintains the [Sinai] covenant, let him follow me!
1 Maccabees 2:45
MattathiYah and his friends march around [Israel] tearing down the [pagan Greek tax-collection] altars.
1 Maccabees 2:50
Now therefore, my sons, you be zealous for [YAH's] law, and give your lives for the Covenant of your fathers.
note: Good advice. But that doesn't mean kill people or revolt against governments, however bad those governments may be.
1 Maccabees 2:51
Call to remembrance what [great] acts our fore-fathers did in their time[s]; thus shall you receive great honor and an everlasting name.
1 Maccabees 2:54
Phineas our fore-father, by being zealous and fervent, obtained the covenant of an everlasting priesthood.
note: Although murdering people is not a solution to a problem. Phinehas means "mouth of a serpent." So don't emulate Phineas by throwing javelins through sinners.
1 Maccabees 3:1
MattathiYah's son Judah, called "The Hammer," rises up in MattathiYah's place [to lead the rebellion against the Greek army.]
note: Y'hudhah HamMakabi: Judah the Hammer.
1 Maccabees 3:4
Hammer's [fighting] actions are like a lion; like a lion's whelp roaring for his prey.
1 Maccabees 3:6
So the wicked shrink for fear of Hammer. All the workers of iniquity are troubled, because salvation prospers in Hammer's hand.
1 Maccabees 3:16
Seron advances toward the [road up to] Bethhoron. Judah the Hammer ventures forth to meet Seron with a small company:
1 Maccabees 3:23
Hammer says this, then Hammer leaps suddenly upon the Syrians, overthrowing Seron and his host.
1 Maccabees 3:59
For it is better for us to die in battle, than to watch the calamities of our people and our sanctuary.
1 Maccabees 4:6
But as soon as it was day, Judah the Hammer showed himself in the plain with three thousand men, who nevertheless had neither armor nor swords to their minds.
1 Maccabees 4:8
Then said Judah the Hammer to the men who were with him, "Fear you not their multitude, neither be you afraid of their assault.
1 Maccabees 5:42
Now when Judas came near the brook, he caused the scribes of the people to remain by the brook: to whom he gave commandment, saying, "Suffer no man to remain in the camp, but let all come to the battle."
1 Maccabees 5:56
Joseph the son of Zachariah, and AzariYah, captains of the garrisons, heard of the valiant acts and warlike deeds which the Israelites had done.
SONGS on the theme of Courage
Be Strong And Courageous
Aun Que Un Ejercito (Psalmo 27:3)
I Believe In Heroes
More Than Conquerors (Romans 8:37)
Get UP, Stand Up; Stand Up For What's RIght
Fear No Evil (Psalm 23)
CHAPTERS on the theme of Courage
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Over the Cliffs
Nozzle-Nose Fights The Fire
Mom Makes Smiley Get Back On The Horse
Ed Tries To Leave For Athens, Returns to save 'drowning' girl
Man trapped under boulder
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