“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and a sound mind (self-control).”
– 2 Timothy 1:7
Fear was once Adam’s faith. When Adam bowed his knee to God’s enemy in the Garden of Eden, the faith of God that had been his as a son of God was twisted into fear. The first thing Adam said after his sin was, “..I heard Your voice in the garden and was afraid..” (Genesis 3:10). All that Adam had been given by God was taken by Satan and perverted (twisted). Love became hate, prosperity became lack, and life and health became sickness and death. Also, Adam’s authority in the earth was given over to Satan (Luke 4:6).
But when Jesus was born and later went to the cross as our substitute, He destroyed the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8 says, “For this purpose the Son of God was revealed, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” All of the works of the devil are based in fear. But the good news is that Jesus destroyed the works of the devil and delivered mankind from his fear and death. Fear is no longer natural to the born-again child of God. We have been completely delivered from it, reborn into a Kingdom of power, love, and a sound mind. So fear must come from the outside and be received for it to gain a foothold.
When a fearful thought – a lie of the devil – comes against the mind of a blood-bought, blood-washed, born-again child of God, unless the fear is received, meditated on, and spoken, it has no power to steal, kill, or destroy. Words of fear allow it into your life.
Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
Confession for today: “Heavenly Father, reveal to me the areas of fear in my life that need correcting, and I will replace them with faith. I am a believer, not a doubter. I am not a worrier, instead I meditate on what The Word of God says. Satan, you cannot have my mind.”
FEAR TOLERATED IS FAITH CONTAMINATED!