No, I'm not talking about fat! The word I'm talking about is FEAR. This is one of the nastiest words I know, and it has to go! The effects of fear has about the same effects as cancer, it will eat you alive.
Fear cannot be a part of a Believers life. Fear cancels out faith, and without faith it is impossible to please God. I don't know about you, but I live to please God. The only fear we as believers should have is the fear of the Lord. The fear of the Lord is not a scared kind of fear. It's an awesome fear.
Proverbs 1:7 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instructions.”
1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love cast out fear, because fear involves torment.” But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.”
Wow, No fear in love. So that means if we are in fear, our love walk needs some work. Not only that, if we are being tormented by something, we know we have fear going on someplace. We have given fear [some] [place] in our life. Fear can't have any place in our life! Fear is one of the devils biggest weapons.
He seems to be able to attack people with fear and they accept it in a minute. Fear hits you like a knife sometimes. It just jumps on you. What a lot of people don't know, is that we have the right to speak to fear and command it to go in Jesus name! If we have received Christ as our Savior we have been given the keys to the kingdom of God and all the authority that is in Christ has been handed over to us. Matthew 16:19 says, “And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
For more on this, get my booklet called, “Fear Doesn't Live Here Anymore.”
It will help you to understand the power and authority you have, and how to use it. The Bible tells us not to fear 365 times. I'm thinking, God doesn't want us to fear!
If God tells us that many times to, 'fear not' then He makes a way for us to obey His command.
If we are living with fear, we are listening to the devil. Like anything, it's a choice that has been left to us to make. We can choose to live with it and let it control, or even kill us, or we can tell the devil and fear to, GET OUT IN THE NAME OF JESUS!
We have the right and the authority, but do we have the guts? The devil has deceived people into thinking he's the boss and what he says goes. Well, he's a liar and a thief and he will kill you if he can. Stop him with the Word of God coming out of your mouth! Find out what God says and use it to stop the enemy. Oh, He'll try to resist you, but you have the power of God’s Word working on your behalf. Satan will have to retreat. He'll try to come back, but now you know what to do! Back him right back out the door and slam the Word of God in his face. Soon he'll leave you alone. God’s Word is your weapon. Keep it sharp and ready to do battle. Don't ever lay it down and don't let it get rusty. A good soldier is ready in season and out!
I can hear someone saying, “oh yeah you think it’s so easy don’t you Lois?” Did I say it would be easy? No, I didn’t, but if God say’s we have the right, and authority to shut the enemy down…. then I’m in. I may not do everything right, but I intend to PUSH BACK WITH THE WORD!!!