Set Free from Fear
“God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and love and a sound mind (self control over thoughts).” 2 Tim. 1:7
From Bill Suddeth seminar: #1 fear of Xns is fear of death. Many of you said it is not the fear of death itself but the process. The misery of suffering or disease and losing quality of life.
Fear has to come from the outside of you. It cannot be an original thought from one born of God! You have control and authority to cast down that thought!
Fear is faith in reverse. If you dwell on it and then speak it, then it gets activated in your life. You must not allow yourself to keep that thought and especially, not to speak it!
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21
You can’t fight thoughts with thoughts. You must fight thoughts with spoken words! (Best to use scripture).
Fear is bondage to a lie and filled with torment. All the works of the devil are based on lies.
Fear is a demon spirit sent to torment you and gain a foothold inside your soul to build a stronghold.
You are a spirit, you have a soul and you live in a body. I Thes. 5:23
A spirit of fear would have to be allowed access through one of your sensory gates to your soul. Ill. Don’t watch horror movies. WE use to watch Friday night fright night. Horror movies today are different from old days. Pam and Blacula while I was on duty at the base.
5 sensory gates to the soul:
1. Eye gate
2. Ear gate
3. Smell gate
4. Taste gate
5. Touch gate
Death and all that goes with it – sickness, disease, fear, poverty all came on mankind after sin in Eden. But Jesus went to the cross and bore all our sin.
“For this purpose the Son of God was revealed, that HE might destroy the works of the devil.” I John 3:8
“Since all His children have flesh and blood, Jesus became human to fully identify with us. He did this, so that He could experience death and annihilate the effects of the intimidating accuser who holds against us the power of death. By embracing death Jesus sets free those who live their entire lives in bondage to the tormenting dread of death.” Hebrew 2:14-15 Passion Transl.
It is better to be free of fear rather than having to be delivered from fear. In the absence of fear there is no torment. The Bible says,
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love casts out fear: because fear hath torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love.” I John 4:18
The devil tries to oppress us. Satan is always an oppressor.
Oppression – being subject to unjust treatment or control. Mental pressure or distress.
Oppression must have fear to be able to be able to control. Remember fear is faith in a negative.
The Anointing upon Jesus is the same anointing that resides in everyone born of God.
“How God anointed Jesus . . . who went about doing good and healing all who were OPPRESSED by the devil. . .” Acts 10:38
If you have no fear then the tormentor cannot torment you, the oppressor cannot oppress you. Jesus bore our fears when He bore our sin. Through His death He destroyed the works of the devil so we can be free from fear now!
God spoke in the OT to His covenant people and said this,
“In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear, and from terror, for it shall not come near you.” Isa. 54:14
It is God’s will that we live fearless and free from all forms of oppression. Worry is a form of fear and oppression. But none of this freedom Jesus paid for is automatic.
Fear comes by meditating in what the devil is saying.
Faith comes by meditating in what God is saying.
Meditation on the Word grows your faith and strength. You will begin to recognize the Voice of God in His Word to you.
Take one verse of scripture and feed on it. Psalm 46:1 and go over and over it.
“Be filled with the Spirit. Speaking to yourselves in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” Eph. 5:18-19
You are a song writer and did not know it. You are a poet and did not know it. As you meditate on scripture – be playful with the words, put them to a familiar tune or song or create a new one. It is not for anyone to hear but you and the Lord. This is healthy meditation for your soul and your body! Try it privately and watch how the Lord helps you.
Ill. During pre service prayer on September 9th I wrote what the Lord spoke clearly to me.
Pray – pray- pray. Help your church pay attention to My words.
“May Son, pay attention to My words. Incline your ear to My sayings. Keep them before your eyes. Don’t let them slip away. Hold them in the midst of your heart. For they are life to all who find them and health to all their flesh.” Proverbs 4:20-22.
Because of Jesus, I am deeply loved by God, completely forgiven, fully pleasing, and totally accepted. I am filled with the love of God and have been redeemed from all fear. His perfect love casts out all fear. I boldly declare, “God has not given me a spirit of fear; but of power, love and a sound mind.” Because of this truth I will not be afraid when the spirit of fear attacks. Instead I will Face Everything And Rise and conquer all forms of oppression of the enemy. In Jesus’ name!