2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
So fear definitely doesn’t come from God. It is a tool that the devil uses to keep us bound. If he can keep us in fear, than he can keep us paralyzed. He will plant fear in places that will keep us from moving forward into our purpose. Our fears keep us from meeting people, going places, and ultimately doing what God is calling us to do.
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
God has giving us power! The power comes from the fullness of the cross. Jesus died to give us power over fear. We have power over all the enemy puts on our path. We can conquer our fear with faith knowing that there is nothing that the enemy can do, that Christ in us can’t overcome.
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
God has given us authority over the power of the enemy. The devil’s power tactic of fear is no match for the power of God in us. God is with us and if the enemy can make us believe that we are no match for his attacks than we are letting him win. We have to remember we aren’t operating in our own power but the power of God. There is nothing greater!
1 John 4 18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
This is where it may get tricky. We all need deliverance from different things. God often deals with our issues layers at a time. He also may take one area at a time to perfect us in. Sometimes, we have a hard time seeing ourselves as God sees us. When we see our flaws we feel insufficient to receive God’s perfect love, but God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness. We all need a savior and cannot do anything outside of Him. God’s perfect love is the cross. It is not given to us because we are perfect. The love of the cross was given because we are not perfect! We have to receive God’s love completely in every area of our lives whether we feel we deserve it or not. God’s complete love makes us whole and cancels any fear that the enemy can use against us.
2 Corinthians 10: 4-6
For the weapons of are warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
A sound mind comes by fighting the enemy with the Word of God. We break the strongholds of our lives by applying God’s Word. We cast down every argument against us by using God’s Word. We bring down every prideful/haughty place in our mind by agreeing with the Word of God. A sound mind comes when we set our thoughts in agreement with God’s Word and the fullness of the cross. When we do this we are using our obedience as a tool to punish the enemy. Obedience brings a sound mind because the devil will have nothing to torment us with.
God has given us everything that we need to conquer fear. It is time to put the devil in his place. Under our feet!
Father we thank You for Your word that is rich in wisdom and instructions to live a life of fullness and purpose. We thank You for love, power and a sound mind. Forgive us for letting fear stop us from doing what you have called us to do. Be strong in our weaknesses and perfect us with Your love. We set our minds on You and bring our thoughts into obedience to Your Word. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!