God has not given us a spirit of fear

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

Fear is the enemy of faith.  It is one of the great weapons of the enemy to try to paralyze people and keep them where they are.  Fear is simply a lie and deception and when we experience fear in our lives we need to strengthen ourselves in the Lord.  To strengthen ourselves in the Lord means to spend time alone with Him in prayer, His word, and worship.

When we give our heart to Jesus Christ we are filled with the Spirit of God.  The Holy Spirit desires to fill every part of our life and empower us for this journey we call Christianity.  But we must open our heart to the Holy Spirit and ask Him to fill us to overflowing.  It is God’s perfect love that drives out fear and when we draw near to Jesus and abide in Him daily His love consumes every part of our being.

Don’t allow the lie and deception of fear to keep you where you are today.  God desires for  you to walk in the destiny He has set before you.  This will only be accomplished by His grace and His power.  It will not be accomplished in your own strength or wisdom.  Simply humble yourself before the Lord and tell Him you simply need help and strength.  Ask Him to lead and guide you and simply pray that His will be done.  As you seek Him and pray His will be done His hand will move mightily in your life and by His grace and power your life will be transformed into a vessel for His glory.

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4 thoughts on “God has not given us a spirit of fear

  1. humanity777

    Isaiah 11 – THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD…….

    States extremely clearly that:

    “THE SPIRIT OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD.”

    It is an essential part of God’s Holy Spirit – so you are saying God does not want us to have His Spirit……

    1. Humble servant

      We are given the Holy Spirit when we receive Jesus as Lord and Savior. So to say that God does not want us to have His Spirit is false and impossible if we have received Jesus as Lord and Savior. But a spirit of fear is not the Holy Spirit. A spirit of fear is a demonic spirit on assignment from Satan. We are not called to walk in fear, but walk simply by faith because it is God’s perfect love that drives out all fear.

  2. humanity777

    Jesus states:

    “DO NOT FEAR THOSE WHO KILL THE BODY BUT CANNOT KILL THE SOUL. RATHER, BE AFRAID OF THE ONE WHO CAN DESTROY BOTH SOUL AND BODY IN HELL.”

    Fearing God is essential to Faith.

    “THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF KNOWLEDGE, BUT FOOLS DESPISE WISDOM AND INSTRUCTION!”

    1. Humble servant

      Fearing the Lord is vastly different than having a spirit of fear. To fear the Lord means to revere Him alone and worship Him. Doesn’t mean to be paralyze by fear but to revere Him. A spirit of fear is of the enemy and is paralyzing and based on a deception. When we revere the Lord alone we walk in wisdom. We are not to fear man or this world, but we alone are to revere and follow the Lord. If we are afraid of something it has dominion over us. This is why the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. But again when it speaks in God’s word of fearing the Lord it is not the same thing as a spirit of fear. It is important to use tools like strong’s concordance to go back to the original language. But the bottom line to fear the Lord is to revere Him alone and worship Him alone.

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