“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 TIMOTHY 1 : 7
DAILY TOTS …
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” (Psalms 139 : 14)
NOW MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS …
When we understand what God has given us , we will not be afraid of what the enemy projects. For no weapon formed or fashioned against us shall prosper. God has not given us the spirit of fear. God has given to everyone a measure of faith, … so have faith in God. For by grace are we saved through faith, and that not of ourselves: it is the gift of God. We should take the gift of God and reject the gift/projection of the enemy – fear.
In & to every situation, we can sing this song in Isaiah 12:2 – Behold God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song. He also is become my salvation. Salvation is a total package – protection, provision and preservation in this life and eternally for God has provided all things that pertain to life and godliness. As long as we keep trusting the Lord, He will always be on our side and fear will not find a place in us.
Fear locks up praise in us … and praise unlocks faith; and without faith it is impossible to please God; … for He who comes to God must believe that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.
Praise is a means of seeking God’s face. We live a life that pleases God when we believe and do what He has said in the word. When we reverently fear God, the spirit of fear of the enemy/unknown will not rest on us. So hear it again – “God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” God has not given us the sprit of fear (of men, situation, of Satan and his cohorts) … He gave us POWER over unclean spirits … and that includes FEAR!
And we are to have the spirit of the fear of the Lord which enables us to be empowered by the Spirit of God. Then in every situation we can stand in the authority of the word of God that came to Zerubbabel saying – “Not by might, nor by power , but by My Spirit “ saith the Lord of hosts- for God’s power (Holy Spirit power) is mightier and greater than physical forces, satanic force &/or power and all other powers. And Jesus is the head of principalities and power!
God is greater than all your fears and that is through Jesus Christ. Accept him now as your Lord and Saviour – He is the only Way, the Truth and the Life out of every fear. Apostle Paul in Ephesians 3: prayed for us – vs16) That He (God) would grant you according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; 17)That Christ may dwell in our hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, (vs. 18) May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breath, and length, and depth, and height; (vs19) and to know that love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God; … not the fullness of fear!
PERSONAL CONFESSION : –
Lord God, strengthen me by your spirit in my inner man. Christ continues to live in me and let me live full of love in the fullness of God operating in the soundness of mind.
FURTHER READING : – Isaiah 51:12; Proverbs 29:25; Romans 16:25; Ephesians 3:1-21
PRAY with Psalm 104 : 35
Perfect love casts out fear…