For years I had an issue with fear at night. It came into my soul realm as a child. I was delivered of it supernaturally and have not had a problem since. It tried to come back but I resisted it.
With the present state of things throughout the entire world, the spirit of fear has gripped its hand around the throat of many people, including believers. So often I hear, “What will we do if…...?” The problem with that question is that the person speaking it doesn’t know the word of God. For every problem there is a promise!
II 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.” You will notice the first part says that God has not given us the spirit of fear. So, if God didn’t give it to us then there is only one other source, and it comes from Satan, himself. He uses fear to control.
With the world crumbling under the fear of Covid19, and the vaccination that is being pushed (with no known results that it will work) the fear has increased out of proportion. I personally will never take the vaccination. I do not believe that it is the answer to Covid19, and I also believe it has things in it that can destroy a person instead of helping them. You may disagree with me, and that is your right. I choose to say that all of this is “fear controlled” and that it is not of God. Yes, there is Covid19. It is real, but God’s word is the weapon to destroy it, not a vaccination.
The second part of II Timothy 1:7 says that God has given us the spirit of power. That word power is the Greek word dunamis, which means miraculous power. It is the same word used in Acts 1:8 that Jesus said would be given us when the Holy Spirit comes on us. That power brings miracles, not fear. It is the same root word that dynamite comes from, and that is powerful.
The third part of II Timothy 1:7 says that God gives us the spirit of love. The Greek word is agape, which means affection, benevolence, a feast of love. Fear never brings love. It brings torment. God wants his love showered on us in such a way that we know that He will take care of us no matter what the situation is.
The fourth part of II Timothy 1:7 says that God gives us the spirit of a sound mind. When a person is consumed by fear they cannot make rational decisions. Their minds are blinded to the word of God, and they fall victim to this confusion. God wants us to know that He gives us a sound mind. No dementia. No Alzheimer’s. No worry, no care. Just complete soundness in mind. Fear destroys the soundness.
So, we must ask ourselves if we are controlled by fear, what spirit is behind it? Fear invites Satan to your house and gives him permission to stay there. If he has done this, it is time to kick him out and put a no trespassing sign on your front lawn. God doesn’t want you controlled by this spirit my friends. Don’t you think it is time to trust him in every area of your life?
Remember, God has given you, power (like dynamite), love (the father’s love) and a sound mind. You don’t have to live with fear any longer. If you have fear in your life then resist it by the Word of God, and it will have to flee.
Here is a prayer to say using II Timothy as the prayer. Speak it over yourself:
God has not given ME the spirit of fear.
God has given ME the spirit of Power.
God has given ME the spirit of Love.
God has given ME the spirit of a sound mind.
In the name of Jesus, I resist the spirit of fear and its hold over me and command it to leave me now. I will not fear any longer for God is my source of peace! Amen!
When it tries to come back (and it will), just say no, I won’t give in to it any longer.