DON’T LIVE IN FEAR!
“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid …”(Deuteronomy 31:6).
As a child of God, it’s wrong for you to be afraid of anything. There’s no reason whatsoever for any Christian to be afraid of the devil, for he’s already defeated! In Matthew 28:18, Jesus said, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” Notice He said “all power”; not “some power,” meaning there’s none left for the devil. He was completely paralyzed and rendered helpless by Jesus.
The reason many live in fear of the devil and what they believe he can do is their ignorance of the scriptures, hence they arrogate too much power to the devil. We just read that all power belongs to Jesus, and not the devil. Jesus took a spoil of the devil and his demons; He dislodged and dispossessed them of their powers! He stripped them of everything that’s of value, leaving satan and his cohorts help.
Having done that, He then made an open show—spectacle of them—He paraded satan and his demons on the canvas as prisoners of war—wounded, beaten and rendered useless: “And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it” (Colossians 2:15). And then He gave you authority over them: “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” (Luke 10:19).
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome – Fear not; I am the First and the Last.
You ought to live in faith; faith in God and in His Word; faith in the victory of Jesus over satan and the cohorts of darkness. That victory was for you. No matter what happens around you—in your life, your family, your job or in your finances—refuse to fear. Rather, surround yourself with the Word of God. His Word produces faith and faith destroys fear, causing you to operate with the Spirit of dominion.
1 John 3:8;