When am fearful, it is not of God

2 Timothy 1:7 “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self discipline. ” NIV.

 

In this Scripture, God absolves Himself as the author of the spirit of fear.

 

Who then is the author of the this spirit? Of course it is Satan. A fearful person is a defeated person. If you fear to fight you will not involve yourself in it. If you fear a being you will not face it.  fear can be limit your from achieving your goals. Fear can keep you from using your God given potential, many have been rendered second class because of fear.

To overcome our fear of something or anything, we have to face and overcome it. How does the spirit of fear come into a Christian?

 

Many Christians are fearful of the Devil and do not know much about him and they do not want to know much about him either.

 

Spiritual warfare

They comfort themselves that if they ignore him he will also ignore them. 

 

That is a lie that Satan and his cohorts work very hard to keep in place within the Christian Body.

 

It is to his advantage for Christians to fear him so that they may not fight back as he attacks them relentlessly.

 

This warfare against man that Satan is involved in is called Spiritual warfare and it started in the garden of Eden.

 

Here, Satan was able to take by trickery the authority that God had given to man to control the earth and to dominate over every living creature, Genesis 1:28

 

“And God blessed them, and God said unto them Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fowl of the air, and ver every living creature that moves upon the earth.” KJV.

 

Stop fearing

When man sinned in the garden of Eden by disobeying God and eating the forbidden fruit he relinquished that authority over to Satan.

 

Praise God that Jesus Christ took back that authority from Satan!

 

In Mathew 28:18 Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” He took it back and restored it to man.

 

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. ” KJV.

 

If the world is in a mess today it is because Christians are not stopping the devil in his tracks.

 

However, Christians have to first stop fearing the devil and engage him head-on.

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