Fear is a demonic spirit, his ministry is to convince you that bad things are coming your way. Since the days of your youth, he has had your ear. If you will look back on your life, a lot of things you feared never came to pass. But some did and that’s what you remember the most. If you accept his temptation to fear then you will plan to expect the worse. Before faith came, I would stock my medicine cabinet with all the meds I would need for the flu season. Not everyone would take the flu, but I planned to have it. My fear never disappointed me.
2 Timothy 1:7 God has not given us the spirit of fear; but He gave us the Spirit of power, the Spirit of love and the Spirit of a sound mind.
God gave us His Spirit to enable us to deal with the spirit of fear. When you have a sound mind, you can control the thoughts that come to your mind. You can accept them as needful and beneficial or you can cast them down. In every endeavor of your life, you can begin with a victorious attitude or a defeated attitude. Just before a football team takes to the field for the big game, the coach gets them thinking they will win. God is our coach. Before every spiritual event He takes time to prepare us for victory. The devil will tell you what you can’t do and the Lord tells you what you can do. In every case we must choose which one we will believe.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love (God) but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love.
What is perfect love? Perfect love is the revelation the Holy Spirit ministers to you, convincing you that God loves you. You will struggle to believe God will bless you until you first believe He loves you. Love is God’s motive for all the goodness He wants to bring into your life. So when the spirit of fear comes and speaks to you, the Spirit of love repels him with the promise of truth. When you know what God promises to do for you, you scarcely pay attention to the threats of the devil. Let me tell you how to antagonize the devil, just ignore him. Treat him like he is a big liar.
Joshua 1:9 Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be dismayed: for the Lord our God is with you wherever you go.
God spoke this to Joshua because he had an assignment. Well, we have an assignment that is just as important. How do you procure courage? How do you become courageous? By believing everything God has recorded in His Holy Bible. God says He will never leave us nor forsake us, if you believe that, you will be courageous. When the spirit of fear tries to feed you some lies, but you opt rather to believe God’s Word, you have courage. The whole world lies in wickedness because it doesn’t have the courage to believe God. You are not in wickedness, you’re in Christ. Jesus destroyed the works of the devil. He does not have the power to do any of the things he says he will do. The devil gets his image and power from Hollywood. Men have cast the devil as a power equal to God. We get our image of the devil from God and God doesn’t think much of him.
The best gift I can give to a brother is to forgive them.
If I sow forgiveness,
I will reap mercy.
I have power to get wealth
and It’s all in my willingness to give.
My giving is my seed
and my reaping is my prosperity.
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.