Have you ever dealt with fear? Have you ever just plain been scared and afraid? I hope to give a better understanding of the enemiesí weapon of fear in this article.
First of all, fear is a spirit. It is not just you or and emotion that we all carry. I say this because:
2Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
The Word says that fear is a spirit. If it says this then it must be true whether we accept or believe this or not. I have learned that all spirits have fruit. The Holy Spirit has fruit as recorded in:
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Notice that the word fear is not mentioned as the Holy Spirit fruit. Fear is the fruit of a demon spirit of fear. It is the demon that is scared, not you. It only becomes a part of a person if they accept it and allow it to rule in their life. The problem is that when they do they lose power, love, and their sound mind. How many feel full of power, love or have a sound mind when they are experiencing fear? I have had it long ago when fear gripped me and I felt totally powerless. This is not a great thing to experience.
What is the devils main goal?
John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
When fear is running things we always get stolen from in some way. Look at all the things we run out and buy because we are scared. This is stealing our finances. If we did not have the fear, how much more money would we have for other things? I have always looked at fear as negative faith. We are having faith, but it is negative in that we are believing for bad things rather than the good things. We are told that:
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
The devil likes to put fear on Christians as they cannot please God if they are carrying it.
So how do we get rid of fear?
First of all you must separate yourself from the spirit. You must realize that the fear is not you, but it is a demon spirit. Until you can do this, you cannot get victory over it. We are told:
Ephesians 6:12 For 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.
We are not fighting our self. We are fighting a spirit. God gave to us power over all of the enemy.
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Once you can separate yourself from the spirit and gain the revelation that you are fighting a spirit then you are on your way to victory. David, in the book of Psalms, said:
Psalms 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
You must seek the Lord to deliver you. The word salvation in the Greek means deliverance from the molestation of enemies. Salvation and deliverance are synonymous. Jesus came to deliver and set people free from bondage. Fear is bondage and will keep you from the deep things of the Lord. The closer that you can get to the Lord and the Holy Spirit then this will take place:
1John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
When all fear is gone you become perfect in love. Love IS the fruit of the Holy Spirit. What did the scripture say that fear takes away? It takes away power, love, and your sound mind. So when you are walking in the Holy Spirit fruit of love, there will no longer be any fear. You also will have power, the Holy Spirit working in and through you, and a sound mind.
One of the open doors for the enemy to bring fear comes from a lack of trust in God. We sometimes think it is our job to protect self. The problem is this is trusting in our fleshly carnal nature rather than in Godís Holy Spirit. We must learn to trust God with our life. We are supposed to be dead to self to it should only be Christ living in and through us. Jesus is not scared. Our flesh gets scared as it tries to protect itself. We need to learn:
Mathew 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
If you truly want to find life, then lose it and allow Jesus through His Holy Spirit to run it instead of you. He is much better at being Lord than we are.