The difference between fear and faith is the same difference between the lies of the devil and the truth of the Creator.
Fear is what manifests when we believe the lies of the adversary. Anxiety, worry, stress, compulsive behavior, and impatience all stem from the root of fear. There is only one remedy for fear, and that is the Holy Spirit.
“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 (KJV)
Many of those who profess fellowship with the Messiah still operate out of the realm of fear. Did you know that even some feelings that may appear to be rooted in love may actually be rooted in fear? Worry over our children is a good example of this deception. Parents worry that their son may not recover from a serious illness, or that their daughter might be molested on a date. These fear based thoughts and feelings for those they love are actually manifestations of fear which expose the dark roots still thriving in their minds.
A double minded person (one with doubts) can’t be a channel for the power of the Holy Spirit.
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. – James 1:5-8 (KJV)
Victory over fear can be yours by following the example of the Messiah. Yeshua had no doubts. He was filled with the Holy Spirit (Luke 3:22), and did only the will of the Father at all times (John 5:19). He has commanded us to do likewise (John 14:12).
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. – 1 John 4:8 (KJV)
It is necessary that a disciple repent and surrender every fear (iniquity of the mind) to the Father, and allow the blood of Yeshua’s sacrifice to cover their life. Once they have done this they may have confidence that all the promises of the Father are available to them (Deuteronomy 28). However, Satan is a criminal. He does not care about the law, and will try to steal the blessings of the Creator’s children. Therefore every disciple must fight the spiritual battle to arrest him and prevent him from succeeding in his desire to keep mankind in bondage (Ephesians 6:10-20).
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