Fear [פחד] And Fearless [לאפחד]

John 14:27
27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

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Jesus is always telling us, “Fear not.  Don’t be afraid.  Rest in Me.”  Part of His last will and testament to us was this:  Shalom.  “Peace.”  He does not want us to be afraid and certainly not to live in fear.
But Jesus always goes FAR beyond merely telling us about this; He shows us.
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Secrets In The Hebrew Language.
Throughout the Bible, the Holy Spirit draws us beautiful pictures to help, to encourage and bless us, even through the Hebrew lettters themselves
Hebrew reads from right to left and is a form of picture writing, like Chinese.  These pictures are very consistent.  The 22 letters in their alphabet tell a story you would never find in any definition. They even give us a glimpse from God’s perspective.
Fear is spelled like this in Hebrew:
[פחד] Pechad
[פ] Pei =mouth
[ח] Chet or het = fence, pronounced like a gutteral “k.”  Something can be fenced in or fenced out.
[ד] Dalet = door

When you are afraid, what’s the natural human response? To fence yourself off, sit down, and/or withdraw from others.   You might even curl up in a ball.  At any rate, you are certainly not motivated to confess God’s positive word, so “FEAR” to God means:

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“You have “fenced off the ‘door’ of your mouth.”  That is what God says causes you to fear.

Fear Is Worship?
Fear is actually worship.  It’s like meditation only in reverse:  Thinking about what might happen, what you don’t want, or the worst case scenario.
Well, we don’t want to fear anything or anyone except God, right?  This is the most likely the reason Jesus and the angelic host are always saying “Fear not,” when they appear to people.

Remember what the Angel said to John in Revelation 22:9?  He told him not to “Worship him.”  He said, “Fear not,” and said, “Worship (fear) only God.”

(For more on this topic, follow the link below: https://emmausroadministries.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/fear-worship-wisdom/)

FearLESS.
FEAR-LESS on the other hand, is spelled like this:
[לאפחד]  Lopechad
“Lo (לא)” in Hebrew means, “No.” Literally, “LoPechad,” means, “No fear.”
The two letters below have been added to “Pechad.” They are:

[ל] Lamed, which means, “Learn.”  It is a picture of an ox goad.  The ox “Learns” where to go with the use of the goad.
and…..
[א] Aleph, which means, “Ox or sacrifice,” referring to Jesus.
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These word pictures tell us:

When you “Learn: lamed-[ל]” of Jesus and His “Sacrifice-aleph [א]” on the cross, He stands between you and your fears, making you……..

Lopechad [לאפחד]:  FEARLESS!

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