The Enemy of Faith
Fear is an enemy of faith. It will stop the power of God from working in our lives. Faith is having an unquestioning belief in God. Fear, on the other hand, makes us question and ask things such as, “Will I make it?” Faith doesn’t question. It has complete confidence and trust in God.
Second Timothy 1:7 says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Fear is not from God; it’s from the devil. And fear is one of the biggest hindrances to people receiving their healing. They may start out in faith, but when fear grabs hold of their hearts, their faith begins to sputter.
The devil often tries to put thoughts in our minds when we’re alone. It’s easy to become fearful when nobody is around to pray with us or encourage us. James told us that when we resist the devil, he will flee from us (James 4:7). One way to resist him is by not allowing ourselves to think about things that are contrary to the Word of God. Or as Second Corinthians 10:5 says, “casting down” these types of thoughts.
When fear tries to come on us, we simply have to say, “Satan, you have no right or authority to put a spirit of fear on me. I command fear to leave now, in the Name of Jesus.”
Love in His Grace, Pastor Joe