Fear, Anxiety

  Fear is a painful emotion excited by an expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger. The force of this emotion, beginning with the most moderate degree, is fear, dread, terror, fright. Fear is accompanied with a desire to avoid or ward off the expected evil. Fear is an uneasiness of mind, upon the thought of future evil likely to befall us. Fear is anxiety; solicitude. In good men, the fear of God is a holy awe or reverence of God and his laws, which springs from a just view and real love of the divine character, inclining them to aim at perfect obedience.Webster’s American Dictionary
  To fear is to feel a painful apprehension of some impending evil; to be afraid of; to consider or expect with emotions of alarm or solicitude. To fear is to be in apprehension of evil; to be afraid; to feel anxiety on account of some expected evil.Webster’s American Dictionary
  Anxiety is concern or solicitude respecting some event, future or uncertain, which disturbs the mind, and keeps it in a state of painful uneasiness. Anxiety expresses more than uneasiness or disturbance, and even more than trouble or solicitude. It usually springs from fear or serious apprehension of evil, and involves a suspense respecting an event, and often, a perplexity of mind, to know how to shape our conduct.Webster’s American Dictionary
  Synonyms for fear include anxiety, fearfulness, dread, panic, terror, horror; apprehension, uncertainty, agitation, desperation.–Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary


“The thing which I greatly feared is come upon me,
and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.”–Job 3:25


  Fear taints your faculties of faith and trust. It arises from confusion and uncertainty. When you feel fear, you are afraid. To sacrifice the fear in prayer is your best solution.









Edna Lister on Fear

Fear is rooted in a lack of wisdom, which is why the beginning of wisdom is the end of fear. Fear is faith inverted.–Edna Lister, January 13, 1933.


You can’t have one thing the matter with you that you do not emtertain. You can fuss around and produce all sorts of ideas that aren’t true, but they cannot last. This is a hangover of an old fear. How long before you are completely rid of it depends on you yourself. You can keep on stuffing more fear under the surface to get rid of later, but someday you’ll decide to have no more of it! You’ll say, “Get out!” whenever some fear-suggestion surfaces, and finally it won’t bother you any more. You spend hours entertaining these fear ideas! Any visitor you entertain as lavishly as you do these notions of fear will always come back for more. You are the conqueror and you must assert yourself—the real you that has never been touched by any of these fears. You can fuss and stew and spend hours and days in worry, but that’s all that can come of it. The only way to get out of it is to raise your hand high and keep reaching up and saying that you are drawn into the heart of God, and nothing can drag you down or out. And then keep on saying it until it becomes a reality in your life. Each time you climb out, you will climb higher—someday into the sunlight forever. Just hold fast to God, that’s all.–Edna Lister, an undated letter to her sister, Summer 1934 {Her sister passed to the other side in 1970. See January 31, 1945.}


You can be brave, even in the face of a torturing fear, when you know that God is with you.–Edna Lister, February 7, 1937


When the last doubts and fears are erased from your subconscious mind, when the last ability to be grieved is gone, when you have completely surrendered, you can be used by the Master.–Edna Lister, April 17, 1938


Have you allowed doubt or fear to enter into the sanctuary of your soul? Have you entertained unseen guests of detrimental character? Now is the time to search your soul and eliminate all such detriments.–Edna Lister, August 14, 1938


Fear not that which will pass away. Glorify that which is of God and lasting.–Edna Lister, August 15, 1938


Cleanse your imagination of all vain images, all false gods. Pay no more tribute of fear, doubt or worry to false gods in the world.–Edna Lister, October 12, 1938


You have successfully navigated the rocky shoals of falseness, doubt, and fear.–Edna Lister, October 27, 1938


When you reach the point of not fearing that darkness will touch or move you, absolute darkness will look like Light. I know this because when I could listen to the words of those who spoke against me without so much as a heart flutter, as though it happened to someone else 50 years ago, I knew that I had become a true conqueror of self.–Edna Lister, November 24, 1938


Doubt nothing. Fear nothing. Believe that all is about to be fulfilled and it shall be so. Law is law, and not to be set aside by doubts or fears, yet since it may be delayed still longer by doubts and fears, it must be that those who still doubt and fear shall be set aside for a time to allow fulfillment of the law. This is how the law compensates the faithful.–Edna Lister, December 16, 1938


Be the conquering soul to stand strong, to endure, and be brave to carry your own burden to the altar in sacrifice.–Edna Lister, February 3, 1939


Pray much. Fast from all idle words or speculations. Fast from all doubts and fears. Stand and know and give of the Light that is given to you in full measure pressed down and running over at all times.–Edna Lister, April 26, 1939


God must work through His Elect to establish heaven’s desires through worthy instruments who know no fear, no doubt, no letting go of high soul vision or of place. It shall be so, even though certain props are taken away, even though some have wondered why.–Edna Lister, November 10, 1939


Fear of the Lord is the only fear to entertain. The opening of this true fear is the forerunner of obedience to all law, and is the opening and beginning of all wisdom.–Edna Lister, November 14, 1939


Out in the world I find fear, doubt, delay, one waiting upon another, one falling down, and all the “waiters” falling flat on that weak one. The delay is heart-breaking to many, yes, all. They lose houses, chances, positions, etc., because of delay and are full of grief. We know it is our own doubt and fear we may be feeling, not what God wants for us!
  Now, as Sons and Daughters of God, we stand in the Light. We wait upon the Lord, and we have such glorious compensations. “Thy Joy, oh God, is my mainstay, my comfort and my delight.” In this we have faith and our Father never fails us or falls upon us. He holds us in his arms and we have peace. We know how to pray. We know how to praise. We know how to walk and love and stand. We may wait at times, but we know the time of fulfillment does come.
  Everyone is waiting on someone else for something. Really the queerest situation in the world, but we, who are waiting upon God, are the only sure ones in the world. Others are filled with fears and doubts, live under delay in which there are no joys and no compensations at all. The more I see, the better I feel about us (United States). We are protected in ways we do not even now realize. And while we “wait upon the Lord,” we have all these unspeakable Joys to fill our minds and our hearts. Let us put on a week of Joy just because we know who we are, where we are going and how to pray and praise.–Edna Lister, November 24, 1939


Erase from your mind and heart all past doubts, fears and indifference. Make peace with your world, family and friends, and, above all, with your own inner household of emotions and thoughts. Lift these high to release power for victory over self.–Edna Lister, February 25, 1940


Unconquerable faith and unquenchable love are active principles and nothing is impossible to the one who holds to them and honors God above all things. This is the Truth, and cannot be gainsaid or set aside. Hold fast to this truth, and carry your torch of glory high above all that earth can produce of doubt, fear and subtle, insidious ideas of lack and limitation.–Edna Lister, December 26, 1940


Vast cycles have moved the currents of time’s river throughout the history of man, currents to test, to try, to tempt for weakness, dry rot, doubt, fear, for pride and arrogance of place, position, for knowledge of law, for criticism and demands to do with another, for condemning, for falsely judging—and no man may judge another, since no man may know wherein another’s lesson lies. Cross-currents disturb the flow to unsettle old opinions old prejudices, to stir up the sediment of darkness underneath a smooth surface. Snags arise to rend the current and obstruct the way, to challenge and change all darkness to all Light. Pray for the guidance to stay or to change your course. It shall be there in the silence.
  Work with these cycles and they will work for you. Work against them and they lash you and may tear apart your efforts to build, for their great work must go on despite your lesser plans. Fight them and they fight you by moving in good’s direction of Light, while you drift toward a lesser place and honor. Move with the currents that seek to change your will and desire to a greater good. They bear you up hold you safe as they work, carry all Power to aid you, grant all good desires, and give you safe rest. They fortify you against all darkness and help shape your very being nearer like unto God’s image and likeness.–Edna Lister, January 28, 1941


Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.–Philippians 2:5. The mind in you is the mind that is in the First and Only Begotten Son of God. Why then should you fear or feel doubt or disquiet? Let his love help you to perfect your courage!–Edna Lister, April 29, 1941


Whenever you are shaken and would be in fear or in doubt, remember that your great guardians stand ready to lend aid of their strength and power that you may hold your point, without losing anything you have gained through your past sacrifices of self. Fear is of the self, so call for their aid in making a new sacrifice!–Edna Lister, May 13, 1941


The Elect stand in the breach to hold back the forces of darkness and evil in the world. We speak the Word for Light when fear and doubt creep in, lest the hate in the world rushes in to crush hope and the belief in the good.–Edna Lister, November 7, 1941


Stand expectant, with no doubts or fears, which cause lukewarmness.–Edna Lister, November 11, 1941


Have no fear. It cannot touch any of the Elect, unless they fail to lift. Then reaction would be somewhat more heavy. If it feels heavier, ask for aid and lift!–Edna Lister, January 5, 1942


As the crust is melted off you mind and heart, the memory of your soul debts is let in, and as you pray, you shed a load of the past. Do not fear, condemn or feel disgust for your self because you must cleanse the weight and memory of all past debts.–Edna Lister, April 16, 1942


Anything you desire of the Lord, and believe you can have—deeply, truly and with no thought of fear—anything that is not a selfish demand but will be for the good of all and is possible for you to serve and give—it is possible! The Gates of Light are open to all the Elect all over the world!–Edna Lister, April 30, 1942


It’s a sad thing how often throughout history people have had to be driven into unity through a common fear!–Edna Lister, February 25, 1943


Lights from above probe heart ands soul to find even a pinpoint’s worth of fear of events and responsibility, or weakness of any manner or kind.–Edna Lister, September 9, 1943


In the confused mind lie many unseen fears, all for the self. And one so confused always seeks to block the way of those sent by God. Yet, that dam shall burst, sweep away its builders. Light shall exalt those who create in the joy of the Living God, know no fear for the self, accept ridicule and dismissals as part of the confusion, and in no way intended by God.–Edna Lister, November 15, 1943


Any doubts, though small, fears, though quickly conquered, lukewarmness, though of short duration—are enough to disturb your physical heart and the higher creative centers in your golden bowl, your brain within its skull.–Edna Lister, January 16, 1944


To face the world unflinchingly, you must be able to stand and let the Light move in without darkness of fear. Often, I have found myself saying, “I am not afraid,” but my stomach didn’t know that! Just remember that you’re standing for God, not for self.–Edna Lister, June 29, 1944


Let the dead past bury its own dead. Let darkness consort with darkness. See it only to lift it. Love and praise. Stand and know.–Edna Lister, August 6, 1944


When you fear being wrong and you hide it, it is worse than being wrong! Whatever you seek to hide from the Light does greater damage every day that you persist. Eventually what you have hidden becomes greater than you can bear and you break down under it.–Edna Lister, October 26, 1944


As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.–Proverbs 23:7. Crystallized ideas express as repressions, fears, opinions, prejudices and inhibitions that cause further freezing and the lowering of the body’s vibration to the point of paralysis and death. Self-discipline, diet and exercise are all steps in the process we must pursue for the twenty years it takes to produce a beautiful tone in body, mind, and spirit.–Edna Lister, November 3, 1944


When all your ancient fears are gone, everything that once was yours will be yours again.–Edna Lister, December 8, 1944


Hold the faith of God in which there can be no doubt or fear.–Edna Lister, December 11, 1944


My sister, Blanche, fell off her kitchen stool yesterday a.m. Fractured a vertebra—in a cast, weights on both legs. In doing so, she was healed of these: Numbness in right hand and arm; two fused vertebrae, cracked open; a ligament with adhesion to spine, torn loose, freeing her stomach, heart, lung nerves. Ligament at left hip with adhesion torn loose, freeing her foot (she’s had trouble with it for 10 years). So, she has gained! Also, will be free of ‘physical body fear’ forever. She’s helpless in hospital – but the worst has happened! She is healed all over. Pray with me. She’s always had a fear of losing her body with some ugly thing! She’s cured NOW!–Edna Lister, January 31, 1945


Decree your desires, then stand on and by your own words! You say you do not doubt or waver, but you do both! So decree your desires truly and steadfastly, then keep all buried past doubts and fears lifted as they arise in your conscious mind; otherwise you prepare a table for these enemies to feed upon, either in your mind or your heart.–Edna Lister, June 21, 1945


Do the next thing next with no self-created doubts or fears, remembering that God is your only true source!–Edna Lister, June 28, 1945


Your path is narrow, sometimes with room for only one foot at a time. This is when doubts, fears or self-pity assails the conscious mind, when all hidden detriments will arise from the deeps of the subconscious. Lift them! Stop at once and raise your arms in surrender to the power of love. Let the glory move in to possess every corner of both mind and heart. Let the glory of the Almighty move in and possess YOU! Darkness is absorbed by Light! If there be darkness, the answer is more Light, more Love, more Power. This is always your first step. “In quiet and in confidence shall be thy strength.”–Isaiah 30:15–Edna Lister, July 3, 1945


You will learn about not missing a detail, step by step. Every hour is an hour to release Power over something or someone, an hour to discipline self for laxness. Make every hour your highest hour, a step up. Operate on self first; this is the keynote of what you must do. “What is that to thee?” Take the beam from your own eye, and never mind the mote in your brother’s. The final polishing is the hard part. It’s so easy to feel good about an accomplishment instead of continually feeling so concerned—not worrying, not fearing or heavy in your heart. Be challenged to get as much as possible from every hour, but don’t let it steal joy from your heart. Praise God!–Edna Lister, July 9, 1945


You can do anything you want if you want it hard enough to give up weakness of thinking, emotions, fears, and doubts about it!–Edna Lister, July 14, 1945


Cleanse yourself of all fear and doubt! A little leaven of doubt will ferment and congest the whole. One little idea of prejudice or fear of what will happen if, grows a mountain of doubt against God Himself!–Edna Lister, July 22, 1945


Love is potent when it runs in the Golden Silence. Then it shall ‘remove mountains’ of obstacles, and ‘move mountains’ of fear and doubt.–Edna Lister, August 2, 1945


He who lives by the Laws of Life shall never be distressed, never be in darkness, never be in doubt, never be in fear.–Edna Lister, August 20, 1945


Only subconscious fear can a flare-up of any physical problem. Yet remember your subconscious has moved in certain grooves for years. It takes five years to rid yourself of these fear-grooves, which are nothing more than mental bad habits. The roots have all been torn out and now it is up to you to fill in the grooves to prevent the past habits from resettling. Age does not limit this. Take your lessons and build!–Edna Lister, September 4, 1945


A fear or a doubt is self, something to put into the burning lake of fire to be consumed.–Edna Lister, June 30, 1946


Doubt and fear affect the solar plexus, the navel center, and you feel their effect as nausea.–Edna Lister, December 16, 1946


Be thankful that you have held in the face of all darkness of doubts and of fears. Never let lack of gratitude be a weak point in your sacrifices of self.–Edna Lister, July 4, 1947


Hold all your gains! Let no man take anything from you because of your own foolishness of doubt, fear, worry or prideful resentment.–Edna Lister, July 5, 1947


To someone who worried that she would lack the ability to hold a new position: You can hold your own with all your brain cells open; you have the capacities. Use what you have. You do not “think” about it or “think” about your answer. Look up! The answer is there. It is above you! Instead of stopping to think, “I think thus and so,” say, “Oh, Father, what is the answer?”—with no fear of “I wonder if it’s the right answer” or “I hope I give the right answer.” Remain confident, stay up and know that the Father will help you. “All that He hath is yours to use!”
  You shall go out into the world and into great criticism. Just get to the point where you welcome criticism, for you need it! Make it work for you. Clean house on it and know that it is for your good. Get busy then and apply what you have learned. Let no one and nothing drag you down! You are never alone. Look up to receive. Surrender. Accept what comes. Be up, so that when a challenge comes you will have the right perspective. You may have fears but you can lift them, rise above them and learn from them. You shall win!–Edna Lister, November 9, 1947


To a creative type who feared her lack of financial resources: Go to the Source for all your needs. When you learn to do this—expecting nothing from the world when you do—all you need shall come to you. You cannot stop the flow of Power through you nor the joy in your heart that is necessary to create! When you fear paying $5 or $50, you stop the flow of $500,000 coming in! In one turnaround, you could repay all that anyone has ever spent for you. The Elect must work this way. We cannot work for an income. Our work is to release Light as Mind, Substance and Power for the Father—for quality, not for a financial reward! Regardless of family or anyone!–Edna Lister, November 15, 1947


Fear is ofen God’s wedge for the entrance of Light.–Edna Lister, February 10, 1948


Any fear of obedience is the self resisting.–Edna Lister, September 30, 1948


Perfect love casts out not only fear, but all doubts as well in the minds and hearts of everyone.–Edna Lister, December 18, 1948


The fear of pain is a major contributor to the soul losing its grip o the body. Thus, fear can kill.–Edna Lister, June 16, 1949


Blindness results from three things: Not seeing something because of some hidden fear, denying someone else the right to express, or from putting oneself or another in bondage. An absolute fear of moving through an illumination and refusal to assume responsibility to become Law causes inner blindness. On the outer, a soul may desire to possess things or people, either in this or past lives. If you reach out to possess another, you will definitely set the stage for blindness in this lifetime or another. Their desire blinds them.–Edna Lister, August 4, 1949


When you ascend to God, leave behind the ‘whats’ and the ‘whys’ and the ‘wherefores’ behind. Build a fire to consume them and then be innocent. Some initiations are harder than others. Some shake you from top to bottom. It is easier if you take them in joy. Wearing a hair shirt of doubt or fear makes initiations harder.–Edna Lister, August 15, 1949


Unconquerable faith must go forth hour by hour with no doubt, not a tinge of fear and without demand for self.–Edna Lister, November 18, 1949


Imagination turned upward becomes the faculty of comprehension. Look upward and consider the truth of reality, the reality of God, the infallible and immovable One. Spiritual speculation, aimed upward, not horizontally, is a method of opening the doors to great truths. Spiritual speculation goes up with the facts of truth, but intellectual speculation arouses all fears from past ages.–Edna Lister, December 13, 1949


Dig out old fears, which form old patterns beneath the surface that the subconscious mind continues to work out.–Edna Lister, July 1949


Do you entertain any fear of anything above or below in your heart or mind (emotional or mental)? If you need to remind yourself to look up, to praise, to be joyous, then you sit in fear and doubt. Or worse, in hate, resentment, rebellion, pride or self-pity.–Edna Lister, March 8, 1950


For complete health you must gig out old fears about your body for they form an old pattern underneath the surface, which the appetitive soul-subconscious mind continues to work out, unbeknownst to your rational waking mind.–Edna Lister, August 10, 1950


Any negative thinking, especially fear, doubt or turning back to a thought of delay puts sand in the gears. You feel physical disorder when you entertain doubts.–Edna Lister, July 30, 1951


Fear of the Lord is obedience to the Law. “But,” “if” and “try” all imply doubt.–Edna Lister, October 9, 1950


The purpose od initiations is to bring out your doubts, fears and all your personal limitations so you may conquer them. You can overcome your fear of the unknown by often declaring, “I love God enough. He will bring me to safety.”–Edna Lister, December 5, 1950


Always being prepared for an increase of Power in your Oversoul star is better than bring caught unaware, which causees concern, doubts and fears.–Edna Lister, February 21, 1952


Fear and doubt have no place in the Light, and when you release enough Light it banishes both.–Edna Lister, March 20, 1952


During the Cold War: Sabotage in widely scattered places is used by evil to build up fear to weaken the peoples’ morale below the ‘desire to fight’ level, when they strike. God’s only means of bringing the righteous together is to hold the lukewarm and gullible ones through their fear. He uses such a fear of enemies to bring them together for the common defense. This shall be a constructive fear to heal. Remember this, and be unafraid, for your prayers shall deliver the whole of earth. Let them be fervent and glorious to release God’s Love.–Edna Lister, May 19, 1952


Get ready for the competition of joining the race with the best and strongest. Fear of competition is self. Competition is good when you ascend to God.–Edna Lister, June 2, 1952


The end of fear is the beginning of wisdom. Fear and wisdom are like twins, dark and light; when one waxes the other wanes.–Edna Lister, October 5, 1952


Cyclically, ancient fears are allowed to rise in the world for lifting. The movie of an atomic bomb destroying New York is propaganda, but God will use it to put fear into the masses to turn in their fear to Him.–Edna Lister, November 28, 1952


Many fears that people believe are theirs personally actually arise from a world-mind construct such as for some forms of cancer—perhaps needing an operation to remove a growth or a tumor. The soul’s fear both attracts a tentacle from the world mind construct, the thought form, and feeds the cancer thought form, strengthening it. This illustrates how fear kills.–Edna Lister, June 22, 1953


A little poison will ruin a huge reservoir of water. Just so, negative words about you eyes adulterate the whole stream of life flowing through you. As to wealth, you are perfect. The River of Life flows in a continuous manner without doubt, without fear that you shall have wealth. No outside opinions ever cause you to change your wealth idea. With only a few cents in your pocket, you are still wealthy, finding it easy to ignore the condition. Yet as to your eyes, you declare weakness because of outer conditions. The same law applies to both issues and to 10,000 other matters. Small conditions causing negative statements will color and weaken your every line up to God and will be anchors holding you to the past and its heart-breaking delay.
  No task is too hard, too long, too great or too small for you to treat so Light will heal it. No matter what, you must declare this! God can bring a miracle to pass upon your declaration of His Glory. Do you believe God wants you to go blind? I believe you can see that this is a final exam. Now if you will honestly, very honestly, in loyalty to God, with honor to God, work this out now, your hourly declarations that your eyes are the eyes of God’s Glory, that your old eyes being rebuilt, then this one thing can begin to weave all the the strands into a perfect healing.–Edna Lister, June 23, 1953


Sentimentality always covers some sort of fear. Sentiment is not compassion. The compassion of the Lord Jesus Christ holds everyone in his own place under God or up to his highest point of honor.–Edna Lister, July 13, 1953


New growth is now possible for the strongest souls among the Elect: Every wrong idea they (you) have have had—such as fear about slipping if they assume too much responsibility—is coming to the surface to be absorbed between Easter and Ascension Day. You will look back and see yourself easily handling a situation. After that you will be consciously aware of living through the difference between a process and an action. When in doubt of dizzying fear, stand before the altar until the vibration rights itself. God holds before you goals that you think you cannot reach but when you do, He holds forth even higher goals. When you lift every fear of assuming too much responsibility or that you will fail God, your devotion will be an act, not a process.–Edna Lister, May 24, 1954


The fear of death must be lifted from earth.–Edna Lister, June 17, 1954


If you awaken with foreboding, you have uncovered some buried subconscious fear.–Edna Lister, Intuition or Hunch? September 18, 1955


The subconscious mind has twelve emotional psychological and mental phases, and you know fear, illness, etc., until they are cleansed. Write a list of each time you’ve been hurt or grieved, analyze your reactions, then burn it to clean out the subconscious lines. The subconscious will work out your fears until you do.–Edna Lister, June 18, 1956


Crystallizing diseases come when you have heavy emotional debts of self and fear to pay.–Edna Lister, July 17, 1956


A group composed of fearful people cannot do much.–Edna Lister, October 15, 1956


{This journal entry was written by a woman whose family had been quite wealthy before the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Depression that followed. Bear in mind that her entire way of life had been destroyed.} Healing consciousness: A black marble cube was following me, not attached to me but in the offing. It appeared nebulous at times, then would sink and follow me as weight. Edna Miriam said the cube is a symbolic representation of crystallized fear that had to be shattered and absorbed before anything that had been mine could return to me. The basis of such blackness is fear and I had a fear of poverty with all its attendant fears. She knew it had to be absorbed and that when it was gone, all that had once been mine would be mine again. She sees the cube as if it were a pile of rubble that the Master’s Legions will remove.–Edna Lister, October 18, 1956


Stay up in consciousness, where Power is undiluted, unadulterated by fears for the little self. When you love God enough there is no rooom for fear or the little self.–Edna Lister, November 22, 1956


Fear of giving up of one’s earthly authority causes laggards among the Elect. This is a hangover memory of regal authority you held in the high place you left to come to earth. It goes into reverse here, and what seems like an inferiority complex is actually not giving up the self.–Edna Lister, December 2, 1956


Any type of physical limitation is born from the root of fear. It only takes a small one to dilute the good.–Edna Lister, December 17, 1956


If you can react with fear and dread, you cannot stand and know, and thus have not yet earned the right to have God put the words on your lips.–Edna Lister, February 20, 1957


Look through the appearance into the truth of reality. If you can still react with fear and dread, you are not yet able to stand and know the truth, and so have not yet earned the right to have God put the words on your lips. Gird your loins and do better!–Edna Lister, February 20, 1957


If you have any fear, you must conquer it.–Edna Lister, August 28, 1957


Your lines of Light and responsibility run all over earth. When you begin to ascend, you declare, “Let Light and love go forth over every line in my life, to every place I have touched! Let the Power of love fill the lines I have left behind to melt and dissolve every error, doubt or past fear!” This is the necessary treatment to lift your past.–Edna Lister, June 6, 1958


Every time you whine, weep, criticize, or let any darkness, doubt or fear touch you, you reach out and cut the lines to your financial freedom. Stop this!–Edna Lister, September 9, 1957


A whining, demanding or dictatorial attitude is not the way to persuade anyone to do anything. A whining voice is born of fear. If you often find yourself in a situation of being refused, criticized, and rushing to defend your self, you may develop a fear complex based in guilt. You may never excuse or defend the self. Use a brisk loving tone of voice—not too aggressive but alive with a note of joy.–Edna Lister, January 9, 1958


The “hidden riches of secret places” refers to opening your subconscious “treasures of darkness,” idle words, foolish gossip, and fears that delay miracles. Count that day a loss when a treasure of darkness does not reveal itself as a subconscious “something” coming up to be lifted. You have a chest of gold in the basement, so turn on the Light to see it! Hoist your fears, doubts, criticisms, and condemnations from under the surface and up into the Light and they become your greatest “black” pearls. These are your hidden riches.–Edna Lister, February 5, 1958


When you are criticized, lift! Go deeper within yourself to see if you have criticized to justify some resentment you hold, some grief, doubt or fear. Criticism and condemnation flow as a stream from you to another like a dart plunging into his solar plexus. The darkness of such an act turns turns day to night! You take revenge on loved ones for past hurts with your tone of voice. All these are “hidden riches.” When nothing on the outside justifies the criticism, look for your idle words and sharp tones of voice. You must lift this!–Edna Lister, February 6, 1958


Treatment for abundance: “God is now opening a beautiful, wonderful, glorious, irresistible new position for Name and all who are out of work.” Speak the Word to cast out fear in all who fear and dread of all kinds and types. Cast this from each other’s hearts. Each still has fear memories that flare under new stress. Treat for your self, your families, friends, co-workers, and the world.–Edna Lister, March 17, 1958


When the last earth taints of fear and dread fade from your mind, you will be free. You have taints of “What will happen if? What shall I do if?” Get rid of such taints.–Edna Lister, March 18, 1958


The “fear of the Lord” is obedience to all laws. Why do you have concern? You see the evil, but only to lift, then stand firm. You are not constant and steadfast when you allow a vibration from the outside to move you. Take stock now: You will not be happy with what you find. Look back to 12th Night. How many holes have you created and filled with concern? This is a lack of faith. If you fill a hole with concern, you are using the substance of your faith to fill the holes. You must increase your expression of faith, love and joy. Everything must be accelerated. Stand and do nothing but love God.–Edna Lister, April 24, 1958


The masses fear the cost to self required to obey law and live by truth, so they repudiate law and truth like children who know they must be disciplined but resist. Most parents wish they could avoid punishing their children. All too often the undisciplined toddler becomes an unundisciplined adolescent, then adult. Special laws apply to very young souls and to embodied souls up to age five—laws that hold back or limit the reaction of law, letting only enough force touch them so they may learn their lessons. A one-foot-in and one-foot-out attitude toward obedience cannot save earth. Hold to your common base of operations: Faith, full truth, and loving trust in God.–Edna Lister, May 12, 1958


Every soul must bridge the abyss from the path of fate and fears to his Path of Destiny.–Edna Lister, May 39, 1958


Never let fear rule your consciousness. When it howls through your mind and senses, stand still, and breathe deeply while you wait until it levels off.–Edna Lister, September 4, 1958


Get rid of doubts and fears, self-pity and pride. It makes no difference what comes, just meet it with instant acceptance, without excuse. “I accept this as mine to lift!”–Edna Lister, October 12, 1958


When you awken from sleep with fear, your subconscious has found something buried. Lift the fear to God without delay or questioning it.–Edna Lister, October 23, 1958


Do not talk about a fear or rationalize it, only analyze it. The difference between analysis and rationalization is objective versus subjective: analysis permits no personalization in your study of a fear; rationalization excuses and justifies the fear. Mentally name every negative thought of fear and pin that word on the wall to analytically trace each negative emotion through it. Sometimes, you uncover a deep-seated fear remnant that soon would have hindered your ascension. Your most recent desire to escape was born of the belief that if you did nothing, it could not be done wrong, nor could another find fault or criticize you—that way you could not lose anything but time. However, that which is but a shadow below becomes a huge anchor to earth in the atmosphere of ascension. The whole process of lifting this is aimed at cleansing you of the past in all its small facets of indifference and denial, freeing you for new and glorious service.–Edna Lister, November 7, 1958


[The woman whose notes of a private clinic we use here had two nieces who were different as day and night. Their mother was bossy and demanding, the father impatient and abrupt. The older girl did well in school and was already a talented pianist, though shy and self-effacing. The younger sister always started off on the wrong foot, awkwardly, with parents and teachers pushing and telling her what to do.] Name fell into a pattern of thinking that her sister was smarter, and she became afraid to compete for fear she would fail. She dropped out of school in the 8th grade: a soul must hit bottom before it can be lifted up. Treat her with prayer so that she becomes amenable to the Light that shall heal her. Broadcast: Name, you are good, and you are a bright light for God!–Edna Lister, November 25, 1958


Fear of the Lord ensures obedience to law. Fear can be a constructive desire not to miss the mark of the high calling of Christ Jesus.–Edna Lister, December 12, 1958


To the ordinary embodied soul, all life divides itself into three parts—love, hate and fear—which are really misinterpretations of three great principles, love, wisdom and obedience.–Edna Lister, July 3, 1959


When you act despite fear, your bravery is a splendor. Light emanates from your heart and you are able to act in the face of any potential harm or evil.–Edna Lister, October 27, 1959


You must free your soul of the burdens you have crated in order to return to your true place. So put all your self-made enemies, such as fear, doubt, self-pity, a critical attitude and so on, on a cloud of Light and free them! Declare that their substance is once again pure Light.–Edna Lister, February 4, 1960


Quit dangling half in and half out of your body, half in and half out of fear! Use “I AM loves you as a miracle now” to lift your body’s vibration. Old age is to let go of all alertness, aliveness, caring, letting go of the goal, living from day to day as the world sees it. To be alive and alert, you must go higher and higher. It is a definite choice between life and death: Vigilance and steadfastness every moment are the keynotes of life. Do not speak of pain. Ignore it and go up, remain up. “Faith is the invisible substance of my visible miracles to come!”–Edna Lister, February 23, 1960


You are greater than all petty problems when you hold the lines and do not sink into fear, doubt, or the fretting of self. If you hold all lines of Light without sinking, your miracles shall come. Stand and hold!–Edna Lister, March 3, 1960


You pamper self with fear and excuses to keep yourself from achieving. To give it up is an instantaneous act! Emulate the prodigal son, who gave up and went home. You can do anything instantly. People “suppose” God did this when they created it themselves! Kick the fear upstairs every time it rears its head and pay no attention to it. Anything else is an excuse, and this is the law that covers it!–Edna Lister, March 21, 1960


As you continue declaring “I AM fills you with Love, possessing you completely,” all your fear and your wife’s will be absorbed. In the past you added to her fears by fearing her fears and fearing her offense when you blundered or spoke unwisely. So it has been a case of action and reaction, which will be healed when Light completely absorbs your own taints of earth. Unconsciously you slip into old patterns. You can have the noblest thoughts running along the surface while the subconscious runs along on a subway of its own with its fears and imaginative picture-building. This proves you can live on two levels at once.–Edna Lister, May 20, 1960


You shall know greater strength of compassion when you finally relieve yourself of your remaining fear taints.–Edna Lister, May 27, 1960


Doubts and fears arise during the contraction phase of any expansion-contraction cycle. If you finely hone your sense of timing, under the principles of equilibrium, harmony, and balance, you can maintain perfect soul poise in faith.–Edna Lister, How Can I Help Myself? May 31, 1960


You shall have perfect spiritual coordination once you have conquered this old habit of hiding from an anticipated blow because you fear being hurt. It’s high time you become adult, not remaining the little boy who tells his mother he won’t get muddy then, after he does, looks up innocently and says, “I didn’t do anything.” This gives you something to ponder as you finish wiping out your past.–Edna Lister, June 10, 1960


A doubt creates a subsequent abyss of fear.–Edna Lister, July 12, 1960


You can use public interest in horror movies and “thrillers” to sack evil: The audiences of such films attract “devils” and fear entities from all over the world, so declare that Power moves down through the audience to sack the entities.–Edna Lister, July 15, 1960


Tinker not with the Antichrist. Anyone who takes your mind off God or teaches fear and fear of darkness is an Antichrist. See darkness only to lift it. Idle words are Antichrist declarations; do not be Antichrist in your thinking, imagination or words.–Edna Lister, December 15, 1960


When you use the rotary treatment in healing fear, you are creating a slight vacuum and must fill the void with love! If it seems appropriate, instruct the receiver of the treatment that he tells God that he loves Him and appreciates everything in his life.–Edna Lister, January 6, 1961


Stop fearing what you must lift! Know that everything that comes to you is good. Nothing that can come to you is too hard or takes too long to lift, for if it comes to you, it comes because God has no one else to lift it. When you know you become fearless and pay no attention to it as far as the physical body is concerned. What difference does it make, how hard it is? You are the conqueror and can always last one day longer. “What is that to thee? Follow me,” for whatever comes, comes for you to release the Power to lift. You are the law when you lift.–Edna Lister, January 12, 1961


When you backslide and think, Why does this come to me? it reveals doubt and fear, a definite soul dread of the law because you unconsciously know the law will react when you transgress.
  Abraham Lincoln was a just and holy man who never deviated from his Star of Destiny, who never gave in to fears or doubts, but walked his Path of Destiny always. His Gettysburg speech 1 is a holy proclamation of beauty and supreme courage.–Edna Lister, January 22, 1961


Keep lifting your physical, emotional and mental fears, doubts, and thoughts. Cleansing the past is essential for subconscious mind so easily and quickly reverts to past patterns.–Edna Lister, May 30, 1961


You can exorcize the evil from a person’s vibration or to rid him of possession, but you may not exorcize a person to get him out of your hair. When you have broken a law or experience fears, you can exorcize any dark clouds around yourself.–Edna Lister, June 19, 1961


The “first death” is to live by doubts and fears. The “second death” is to consort with evil and to lose identity. From earth to heaven, translation, transition and transmutation is the path. Victory over death is victory over the emotional life and evil.
  All illness is caused by inner conflict, mainly opinions, prejudices, doubts, fears, criticism and condemnation of self, most of all. Inner conflict tears down the body. The body can be light, free and glorious only when your consciousness is in harmony with God. You are still in conflict if you still care about what the world thinks of you—after all, your Father’s opinion is all that matters! The simplest conflict tears down your body because your weakst spot will react to it. Resentment will wear you out and cause holes in your desire body faster than anything.–Edna Lister, August 3, 1961


Fear blocks the working of God’s divine plan for your life.–Edna Lister, October 22, 1961


Fear circulates ’round the globe like waves in the ocean. One doubt, one fear means you have stepped a foot off the path of glory. Stand! and then hold! and the waves left in the world may beat against you but they shall be harmless, forever void of Power. Declare it so!–Edna Lister, August 12, 1962


The devoted Elect can release Power a million to one when they speak the word. Nevertheless, a million is lost when they have deductions of fears, doubts, limitations, and procrastination. Yet when they are positive, their word is a million to one greater than the force of a hurricane, which has the power of 40,000 atom bombs a minute. 2 –Edna Lister, December 17, 1962


For any of the Elect to look at evil, declare it evil and worry or be concerned about it is the worship of false gods and fear! Every household must be cleansed of such!–Edna Lister, February 24, 1963


The perfect treatment for every diagnosis of cancer is to read Psalm 27 repeatedly.–Edna Lister, March 1, 1963


Keep yourself armored in Light and you will be so in love with God that you become fearless!–Edna Lister, April 2, 1963


The only block to healing is within the embodied soul’s own imagination, thinking, or emotions. The soul blocks his healing when he allows himself to fear, to dread what might come or is coming from somewhere outside, when he blames some circumstance or individuals from the outside—by thus giving power to false god—his SELF blocks his healing. When he does this, the healing process—which can come only from the Source, setting aside lower laws, accelerating outer mundane laws—is blocked at whatever level his surrender and obedience have taken him. You can remove such a block by accepting your own responsibility to completely cease blaming any outer interference from any source whatsoever—do so and your healing can be instantaneous. You must especially repudiate all sense of blame for the outer as a cause. The combinatiion of fear and blame give form to your dweller on the threshold of consciousness.–Edna Lister, June 4, 1963


Everyone is his own master. Everyone is the sum total of his own thoughts and emotions. Each soul must conquer self, all doubts and fears!–Edna Lister, July 21, 1963


Your loved ones reflect your every fear. Lift those fears and they will reflect your faith.–Edna Lister, November 8, 1963


Instilling a healthy fearful respect of authority is necessary for some children but certainly not for all. Do not beg a willful child or ask him to “please” obey an order. Do not raise your voice in anger to a generally obedient child.–Edna Lister, January 9, 1964


If you have an experience that arouses fear, doubt, frustration or another negative response, a soul taint is involved. Unless you face such emotions and lift them to conquer, you leave a record of every great fear, which “hardens” the silver cord so that it cannot stretch for soul flights. Should you crystallize the strand of the silver cord that carries that record, you carry the old fears, doubts, etc., with you into another life.–Edna Lister, February 6, 1964


Any time you think negatively, or fear, you have slipped! Hold yourself above thoughts of fears and low thoughts about anyone, including yourself.–Edna Lister, May 14, 1964


If you dilute your faith with doubts and fears, you will delay your miracles.–Edna Lister, June 22, 1964


The old has passed away, a bridge is made across the abyss of being hesitant, reluctant and fearful of stepping out to the new vibration of outer economic freedom enabling you to do the next thing next without distracting or detracting from other ideas waiting to be born.–Edna Lister, October 2, 1964


Fear is the beginning of wisdom and those who fear enough will turn to God and be saved. Speak the word to turn their dark words into good. Sell your disgruntlements, criticism and idle words for the pearl of great price—to rejoice, to be glad, and to declare the good!–Edna Lister, December 14, 1964


When you’re afraid the other fellow will raise heck, he will. You may not hold even a bit of a fear idea. Cleanse it! Stand firmly on law, speak matter-of-factly, and know that the Lord is working it out. Put it on the altar and make a stand—That’s the way it’s going to be. You can’t afford to hold or feel even a bit of a fear-idea. Cleanse it!–Edna Lister, July 31, 1965


Every false emotion of fear, doubt, criticism, irritation, frustration, all opinions and prejudices have left soul taints that must be cleansed to complete your ascension. Watch, therefore and make certain that you “wait upon the Lord” in His “high place” in constancy and praise. For it is the praise that shall melt, dissolve and absorb all the dark taints still remaining.–Edna Lister, January 10, 1966


Love enough for God, without thought of self in it, is the final cure for fear.–Edna Lister, April 17, 1966


When you dissolve the last bit of fear, doubt or concern about outer responsibility in caring for another, praise God! Just do the next thing next without argument or force. When some seeds seem to fall on barren ground, see Light filling the situation with no time wasted in doubt, which is a form of self-worship! Nothing can go wrong unless you destroy it with lukewarmness and doubt.–Edna Lister, July 19, 1966


The kingdom of heaven is open to everyone for a price—full acceptance of law and personal responsibility for your own thoughts, words and actions, without a doubt or fear.–Edna Lister, June 5, 1967


Do not permit self to become anxious about anything. That’s how it tries to rule you.–Edna Lister, January 9, 1968


Stand your ground without fear, without wavering, for God has everything in the hollow of His hand.–Edna Lister, June 5, 1968


Soul fervor from above wipes out all fears, doubts and anxiety until you are confident, assured, and obedient.–Edna Lister, September 29, 1968


Let there be Light to inspire the Elect to sacrifice the remaining doubts and fears from their earthy appetitive souls! Let this remaining selfishness be consumed by the Almighty Father’s release of the flames of the Holy Spirit to change it into Light.–Edna Lister, February 28, 1971


Make all your statements positive, without an undercurrent of doubt or fear.–Edna Lister, February 28, 1971


Every single fear and doubt has to be lifted and transformed into Light. Lift fear of old age, fear of mental trouble, fear of poverty and as much force as possible.–Edna Lister, June 24, 1971


One of the saddest conditions earth living has produced is that fear draws men together more often than love does.–Edna Lister, Undated Papers, 1933-1971


Don’t be awestruck by others or try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can. Most people, despite their confident appearance and demeanor, are just as scared and doubtful of themselves as you are.–Edna Lister, Undated Papers, 1933-1971

Endnotes

1^ Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address:
  Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
  Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
  But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

1^ A single hurricane generates around 600 terawatts (TW) of energy. A terawatt is 1 trillion watts; humans consume approximately 17.7 TW annually. Our yearly consumption is approximately equivalent to 1.7 trillion lightbulbs lit up at the same time.

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Treatments for Fear

When a thought of fear, lack or doubt crosses your mind, make your statements with more awareness of God’s Power, put more emphasis into them. To rid the mind of fear, say, I, (Name) am now filled with the confidence of God. I am now overflowing with the trust of God. I am now expressing perfect wisdom, confidence, assurance, perfect faith. Fear is rooted in a lack of wisdom, which is why the beginning of wisdom is the end of fear. Fear is faith inverted.–Edna Lister, January 13, 1933


All negative emotions are based in some form of fear. To cast out an emotional complex or pattern, bring your greatest fear to the surface and skim off the metaphorical froth—all reactions of stress and limitation that emotion excites within you—the impatience, upset, and irritability. A conscious method of doing this is to write your limitations, in rank order from the worst down. Use a separate sheet for each until you can think of no more. Number the sheets to keep them in order. On the first sheet, write all your reactions, everything you can think of concerning that limitation, until you finish them all. Doing this, three days apart for each limitation, should take about three weeks.
  Now read each sheet again, paying careful attention to the words you have used to describe your strongest reactions to fear, and write those that excite the strongest emotional reaction at the bottom of the sheet; you will probably find three to six such words. Do this for all your pages. When you are finished, you will notice that you have repeatedly used five or so words to describe your strong reaction. Cast these burdens of fear on the Master to lift them. Put each of the key words on a new sheet and keep digging. Do this frequently, as often as you react according to your old pattern, until you have eradicated your reaction pattern to the fear.
  >Another method involves the subconscious mind: Sit in a relaxed way and wait until your mind settles into relaxation with the physical body. Write on paper the first idea that comes to mind, using a new sheet for each new word. Return to the first idea and write everything it makes you think of in that regard. For example, if some form of resentment shows up on each sheet, use another sheet to write about every person and experience in your life that has caused you feel resentment, and so on. Eventually, you will see how unimportant these people and experiences are in your life today—all that remains is the effect they had on you. Finally, you will understand that you can eliminate the effect they had on you by giving it to God as often as you feel them. Then you will be free from them.–Edna Lister, January 16, 1933


Fear pays no dividends. To convince the subconscious mind that there is nothing to fear, repeat, God is all courage and strength.–Edna Lister, The Light, Your Expression, November 4, 1956


At night, go out on a cloud and kneel before your Father. Say: “Here I am Father, Your glory slave! I lift every idle word, every worn out emotion, every past word, deed, picture and desire, every opinion and prejudice, all the lines to everyone I contacted and thought about today. Let Thy Light move through them and cleanse them all, melt, dissolve and absorb all today’s darkness. Surround me with Thy Divine Wall of Fire. Release me from fear, grief, guilt, self-condemnation, prejudice, opinions and thoughts for the self. Stretch me and expand me to become Your perfect one, an angel of grace and beauty, flexibility and resilient strength. I love You, love You, love You. Let Your love use me to go forth to all I meet, to everyone in the world. I am Your responsible Daughter (Son) of Light. Use me to release Your Power needed now and always. I come to serve this night in all Your ways, to be instructed, to memorize what shall come tomorrow, what to do, and what to give. I set up my mind to register all You give me and return comprehending all. Thank You for all the answers and the discrimination to give them at the right time, in the right way and when to be silent. Thank You, Father, for today’s experience. Let all the good be retained as pure gold and the dross and taint of earth, let it be burned and dissolved in your fires. I enter the Divine Fires for purification. I am Thine, forever and ever.”
  In the morning, make yourself a five-pointed star, and breathe yourself in with seven breaths. “Thank You, Father, for this magnificent night spent in Your Courts. Thank You for my instruction for service this day, for this day’s perfect pattern and design. Use me constantly and let the Power move forth as needed. Let every negative be caught instantly and made into Light. Let Your Light so shine through me, that all whom I contact are made Light! Glory, glory unto Thee, and thank You, Father, for full comprehension of all that transpired this night. Thank You for this new, shining day and for the Strength, Love, Joy, Faith, Light and enthusiasm to move through it as a cloud of glory on high, floating through the day within a sphere of Light. With You, all things are possible. I am Thine every moment of this glorious day, and miracle upon miracle shall take place all day long.”–Edna Lister, January 6, 1962

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Stories That Illustrate Fear


Command Over Wind and Waves: Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth. But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.–Luke 8:22-25


Walking on Water: Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
  And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.–Matthew 14:22-32 (See Mark 6:45-51 and John 6:16-21.)

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You cannot "walk on water" when you doubt.–See Matthew 14:25‑31

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.–John 14:27

Be not afraid, only believe.–Mark 5:36

Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.–Luke 12:4-5

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.–Luke 12:32

There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: and there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily.–Luke 18:2-8

Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.–Acts 10:34‑35

God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.–2 Timothy 1:7

Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.–1 Peter 2:17

The love of God casteth out fear.–1 John 4:1

God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 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. We love him, because he first loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.–1 John 4:16-21

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Old Testament on Fear

Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.–Genesis 15

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.–Joshua 1:9

The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever.–Psalms 19:9

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.–Psalm 23

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock. And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in His tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord. Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When Thou saidst, Seek ye My face, my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. Hide not Thy face far from me; put not Thy servant away in anger: Thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. Teach me Thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.–Psalm 27

Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy.–Psalm 33:18

I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.–Psalm 34:4

The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.–Psalm 34:7

What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.–Psalm 56:3-4

Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.–Psalm 64:1

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.–Psalm 118:6

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.–Proverbs 1:7

Whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.–Proverbs 1:33

Whoso despiseth the Word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.–Proverbs 13:13

The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.–Proverbs 29:25

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.–Proverbs 111:10

will put my fear in their hearts.–Jeremiah 32:39

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Fear in Other Sacred Writings

Fear is nothing but a betraying of the help which reason offers; the fearful expectation within, being less, counts the ignorance more than the cause which brings the torment.–Wisdom of Solomon 17:12

At first, wisdom will walk with you by crooked ways, bring fear and dread upon you, and torment you with her discipline, until she may trust your soul, and try you by her laws. Then will she return you to the straight way, and comfort you, and shew you her secrets; if you go wrong, she will forsake you, and give you over to your own ruin.–Wisdom of Ben Sirach 4:17-19

They who fear the Lord are a sure seed, and they who love Him an honorable plant: they who regard not the law are a dishonorable seed; they who transgress the commandments are a deceivable seed.–Wisdom of Ben Sirach 10:19

No man is greater than he who fears the Lord.–Wisdom of Ben Sirach 10:24

The fear of the Lord is all wisdom; and in all wisdom is the performance of the law, and the knowledge of His omnipotency.–Wisdom of Ben Sirach 19:20

He who has small understanding, and fears God, is better than one who has much wisdom, and transgresses the law of the most High.–Wisdom of Ben Sirach 19:24

A fearful heart in the imagination of a fool cannot stand against any fear.–Wisdom of Ben Sirach 22:18

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of his love: and faith is the beginning of cleaving unto him.–Wisdom of Ben Sirach 25:12

They who fear the Lord shall find judgment, and shall kindle justice as a light.–Wisdom of Ben Sirach 32:16

None will be saved unless they believe in the Crucifixion, [Resurrection and Ascension]. When you examine death, it will teach you election. None of those who fear death will be saved; for the kingdom belongs to those who put themselves [their self] to death. Make yourself like the son of the Holy Spirit!–The Apocryphon of James, Codex I, 2

Fear not the flesh nor love it. If you fear it, it will gain mastery over you. If you love it, it will swallow and paralyze you.–Gospel of Philip, Codex II, 3

They were ignorant of the Father, He being the one whom they did not see. Since it was terror, disturbance, instability, doubt and division, many illusions were at work by means of these, and (many) empty fictions, as if they were sunk in sleep, and found themselves in disturbing dreams.–The Gospel of Truth, Codex I, 3 and XII, 2

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Edna Miriam Lister
1884—1971
The original Pioneering Mystic,
Christian Platonist philosopher, American Idealist, Founder, Society of the Universal Living Christ, minister, teacher, author, wife, and mother.


Edna Lister


Etymology of fear: Old English fǣr ‘calamity, danger’, fǣran ‘frighten’, also ‘revere’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gevaar and German Gefahr ‘danger’.


Fear is a soul taint, moral defect, negative influence, and spiritual contamination.


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You must cross the abyss of fears and thoughts of limitation that you have created. You bind yourself to earth with your mindset, ideas, emotional closed loops, family group soul debts, unrequited love, etc. It has taken many of the Elect centuries and millennia to entangle themselves in such bondage. What you have bound on earth binds you in heaven until you can progress no further than the length of the cords you yourself have used in the mutual, two-way bindings. This is where and how you have invested your soul substance. It pays no positive dividends, but only enslaves you to misery.–Linda Mihalic


References

Harper, Douglas. Online Etymology Dictionary, 2024.

The Holy Bible. King James Version (KJV).

Merriam-Webster Dictionary. 2024

Mihalic, Linda. If You Love Me: The Christ Standard, October 16, 2005

The Nag Hammadi Library. James M. Robinson, editor. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1981.

Webster, Noah. Webster’s American Dictionary. New York: S. Converse, 1828.