Fear is the number one weapon of the devil, he is the administrator of fear. You can tell a person to “fear not”, but encouraging words are not always enough. Demonstrating courage is a great way to help people overcome their fears. When I was a young boy my dad took my brother and I deep into the mountains. We slept in the back of my dad’s forty-nine Chevy and Ididn’t sleep a wink. I “imagined” all night long a bear or a mountain lion jumping on me for his dinner. My dad slept like a baby all night long, I know because he snored all night long. Dad said there was nothing to be ascared of, if I would have believed him I could have slept that night.
Hebrews 2:15 Jesus came to deliver them who through fear of (spiritual) death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Before the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus men lived in constant fear of hell. They did not know how to avoid the pit because they knew evil thrived in their lives. Not knowing the truth, they fabricated something that offered an element of peace. They began to invest their faith in the keeping of the law for their salvation. They depended on their own conduct for their salvation, consequently, they had no need of God. The law, just like “religion”, caters to the flesh and omits the things of the spirit.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us the spirit of fear.
Fear is a spirit sent by the devil to control our lives. It abides with the faithless and the participants live in a constant state of fearful anticipation. Whenever a person is under the influence of fear they will make irrational decisions. Fear unchecked will always lead to panic and that’s exactly where the devil wants us. Fear always expects the worst of a situation, faith always expects the best. So, how do we overcome our fears and get into a life of faith?
1 Corinthians 14:5 I would that you all have inspired speaking, that the church may receive edifying.
God’s plan for your life is to put you in a good church that is appointed to build you up spiritually. Reading your Bible and listening to teaching is a very needful part of the Christian life. So, how long does it take to be rid of your fears? Time is determined by two factors: how diligent you are to hear the Word and how great are the strongholds that fear has over you. There is no spirit of fear that God’s Word cannot overcome. I had a lot of fears in my life, maybe too numerous to count but one by one they fell away. I did not “feel” them leave me but I know they left because I couldn’t find them in my life. I did, however, find the peace of God. The peace of God is not the absence of problems, it’s the presence of God.
Fear and peace cannot occupy the same space at the same time.
We cannot balance our lives with a little God and a little devil simultaneously. God will not share any part of our life with the devil. We must choose between fear and peace, we must choose between God or the devil. No fear here.
The devil is a thief,
he has come to kill, destroy, and steal.
The devil has a word,
but my Lord has the final Word.
I choose to ignore the devil,
I don’t believe what he says.
I love the Word of my Lord,
He speaks only the truth.
His Name is greater than the thief, so I will be blessed.
YEAR OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
PRAYERS FOR OUR NATION
Protection for: People who are innocently being lured to America with false promises from our leadership. Lord, protect those people especially the children. Protect them and our nation from the flood of drugs, cartels, terrorists, traffickers and all the diseases that now have access to our cities and citizens. Post angels along our southern border. Expose the evil. Praying for our law officials and National Guard on the front lines. Give them protection and wisdom.
We pray in agreement with your Word: Luke 8:17 “Nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light”. Truth cannot be hidden. The truth sets us free. Jesus is the Way, Truth and Light! Give the Righteous leaders boldness, wisdom and strength as they fight on the front lines. Give them every tool they need to carry out your will Father. Every person who is in a place of authority that does not have a legal “God right” to be there will be transformed or removed.
ALL LEGAL MATTERS: We pray for those legally gathering up and exposing the enemy’s lies. Protection for them and their families. All cover-ups and deeds done in darkness against the United States of America will have complete exposure. God’s plans and purpose for America will prevail.