WORD OF WISDOM ON FEAR
“And I say unto you my friends, 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…But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows” Luke 12:4-5, 7
Fear is a powerful emotional instrument that Satan uses and take advantage of because it makes us extremely vulnerable to spiritual attacks. Jesus Christ Himself knew that even His disciples had their moments that they battled with fear just like we do today. Looking at the above scripture, it is obvious that God is watching over us all at all times or continually.
Lack of faith and lack of the fear of God cumulates in fear, it shows we distrusts God but trust someone or something else. Fear often dictates wrong feelings and behavior to us and we cannot walk in power, authority, boldness and victory until we are free from fear.
Truth known sets us free so Satan feeds his stooges with lies and hereby keep them ensnared or in bondage, and helpless in resisting him. Satan appears to be stronger than who he is by discrediting God in every way, making us to doubt God’s divine abilities and uttering lying allegations against God just like he did to Adam and Eve. Satan’s pack of lies includes bringing us into condemnation over sins we have stopped committing and have repented of or pack of lies concerning financial inability to pay our bills especially those who bought car and houses on credit and unable to pay their monthly notes. Satan even condemn people by saying that they are not giving enough of their time and money to the works of the Church. Remember he is the father of lies and magnifies things greater than what they really are!
That you will not fear sometimes is an understatement! We all feel nervous or unstable emotionally when we need to give a public speech, attend a job interview, go out on a date for the very first time with a lady or even nervousness felt while writing examinations. We must lean on the everlasting arm of God who told Joshua “as I was with Moses, so I will be with you”, and no man shall be able to stand against us. We have been commanded to be courageous and to be bold for the Lord our God is with us. We have love, power and sound mind and graced with ability to do right and make good judgments; our thought life has been disciplined by the Word of God and we are completely secure in God’s love protection and in His great ability to meet our needs. God is our redeemer, fortress, shelter, provider and grace releaser! Trust God who is our refuge in the time of temptations and His grace has taught us to deny all ungodliness!
The Holy Spirit will readily help us to discover the root cause of fear and also lay the ax of faith upon it so that we can be liberated from its tormenting powers. It is vitally important to allow God to search you and know your hearts so that you can repent and do the first works of holiness and righteousness. [Rev. 2:2-7]
“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” Psalms 139:23-24
Be careful not to be in environment that causes fear or be involved in activities that cause fear for example constantly watching horror movies We must constantly hand over our traumatic experiences to the Lord to wipe away their memories from our heart else it will be an instrument in the hand of Satan to harass or buffet you. Give your life wholly to the Sun of righteousness with healing wings who is well able to fan off from your heart the sweat of horror and fearful agonies.
Do not believe the lie of the devil, you are a new creation in Christ, old sins and lifestyle, bondages and fears are gone, you are new in all ramifications of life in Christ Jesus. Pray always and God will answer and set you free!
The anointing of God is set to deliver you from both trauma and guilt. Trauma is a stronghold in your heart having feared because of an incident, accident like reminiscences of dog bite or car accident. God is well able to heal and deliver us so that we no longer live in the present in torment or respond to something nasty that happened in the past.
When you do something wrong in the past, the guilty conscience can be fresh in you as at when it actually happened like abortion or any dark hidden area of darkness that we are not proud of that we were involved in like homosexual activities before you were born again. Such folks are held captive by shame and fear. Commit these to God in prayer and repentance. Since there is no peace unto the wicked, you will not have peace until you have acknowledged and confessed your transgression and exit that lifestyle.
Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. Even when others reject, disapprove or openly show contempt to you and try to keep you in bondage to your past sinful lifestyle, let them know that your sins have been forgiven and you are a free man in Christ [1 John 1:9; Psalms 51:1-4]. He who the Son set free is free indeed!
Some people may need the help of Christian counselor or ministers of God to better explain the Word of Liberty to them, pray for them or deal with the stronghold of fear in their lives. Do not be shy to seek help from the Lord through anointed and godly ministers. Some temptations ensnares and become addictive in nature like narcotic drug use or sexual sins or perversions like bisexuality or pornography, so do not fight the battle alone. Seek help! Kings don’t fight alone!
Make restitution where necessary. Seek help when necessary please! Expose your nasty secret habits as led by the Spirit so that you can be helped! Do not allow Satan to lie to you, once you repented accept God’s forgiveness by faith. Be disciplined or accept disciplinary measures meted to you without being rebellious knowing that it is the road ordained for you to pass in order to be emotionally healed and set free completely.
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