GIVE FEAR THE QUIT NOTICE
(It’s Not Your Nature To Fear!)
TO THE BIBLE: 2 Timothy 1:7
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
It’s amazing that in spite of all the power and authority Christ Jesus passed on to the Church, many still allow fear control their minds. I used the word “allow” because it doesn’t have to be that way. God hasn’t given you the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. But some are oblivious of this reality. As a Christian, it’s not your nature to fear; therefore you should never be afraid. You’re the righteous, and “the righteous are bold as a lion” (Proverbs 28:1).
Fear comes from the devil and the Lord Jesus Christ has dealt thoroughly with the problem of fear by paralyzing the devil. Hebrews 2:14-15 says, He (Jesus) became flesh and blood, “…that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” No longer should you be bound by any kind of fear: the fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of refusal, fear of the future, or even the fear of death. You’ve been delivered from them all. Therefore refuse to accommodate thoughts of fear.
Fear can only creep into a Christian’s heart when he or she isn’t focused on God’s Word. Keep your gaze on the Word and refuse to allow the negative voices and circumstances of life drown your faith. It doesn’t matter what’s happening out there in the world that’s causing men’s heart to fail, refuse to fear, for in Christ you can never be defeated.
I have the spirit of love, power and a sound mind; fear has no place in me! I’m growing in the knowledge of God’s Word and increasing in the understanding of my authority in Christ. It doesn’t matter what happens around me, I don’t respond in fear but in faith!
Daily Bible Reading
Ephesians 4:1-16, Hosea 11-14
John 1:24-34, 1 Kings 2
Listen to more messages on faith by Pastor Chris such as “The Audacity Of Faith,” “Faith To Change Your World,” etc.