Fear has devastating results. It can virtually paralyze an individual and make him helpless. It stops the flow of God's power. Fear is wrong believing. Dependence on God and the right relationship with him and the daily practice of faith will overcome fear. Sometimes a spirit of fear can oppress an individual. We are told in Ephesians 6:12 : we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." In II Timothy 1:7 We read "God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." Fear is reffered to as a spirit. It is a spiritual power and force that we need to bind and command away in the name of Jesus.(Matthew 18:18) We can take authority over spiritual forces and be delivered and set free from the oppressive powers of the enemy. Believing and trusting in the Lord will calm the spirit and relax us. We are told to rest in the Lord. References are made to fearing God but this is a different kind of fear. It is a reverential trust and awe of a Holy God with whom we can commune. Personally, through Jesus Christ. In him we can have peace and rest and not fear.
Scriptures on Fear
Job 3:25 "The thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me."
Proverbs 29:25 "The fear of man bringeth a snare, but whoso puteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe."
Psalm 27:1 "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"
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