Fear does not have the power or the right to usurp authority over a human being who has made the decision to live above fear. Why? Because God is on his side!
Isaiah 43:1-2 says: “Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee….”
Choose Faith, not Fear
God is saying over and over to His people, “Fear not!” These two words appear more than 60 times in the Bible. If God says, “Fear not!” that means you don’t have to fear. When God tells you to do something, He will always supply the power and ability for you to do it. Being redeemed means you don’t have to fear.
There is a promise of God’s Word that will overcome every opportunity you have to fail. There is not one thing Satan can bring at you that God’s Word cannot overcome. You are the deciding witness! The only chance Satan has with you is to get you to operate in fear and talk fear. You don’t have to choose fear, but you can. You don’t have to choose faith, but you can!
Remember what God says in Isaiah 54:14: He has established us in righteousness. We shall be far from oppression for we shall not fear! Terror shall not come near us! What a promise! God was stating that His people could look forward to a life without fear. You have God’s Word on it. You can be far from oppression, because you shall not fear! Satanic oppression and fear are closely con connected.
Acts 10:38 says: “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil”.
In 2 Peter 1:3-4, we are told that we have been given all things that pertain to life and godliness by the divine power of God and through the exceeding great and precious promises. Then it says: “that by these (exceeding great and precious promises) ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust”. Everything that pertains to life and godliness is covered by one or more of the precious promises of God in His Word.
Any fear Satan can bring to our minds is a fear of failure of God’s promise, since there is a promise that covers everything in life. Fear of sickness is actually a fear that 1 Peter 2:24 is not true. Fear of financial failure is actually a fear that Philippians 4:19 is not true.
Remember, Satan cannot create; he can only pervert. He has never originated anything! Therefore, you can be sure that whatever Satan says or promotes was originally covered by God’s promises and paid for by Jesus. Even if you don’t know where in the Word the promise is, you can know there is one. That is enough to drive fear out long enough to go to the Word and the Holy Spirit, locate the promises that cover your situation, and then stand on them in faith.
Put on the Full Amour of God
God has given us His Word. Through that Word, we can partake of all His divine nature provides. We can escape the corruption in the world. We can live above sickness, sin, demons, poverty and fear. We can shake off the effects of the curse and walk in newness of life. We can have all the blessings of Abraham operating in and through us.
You have the right to use the Name of Jesus and the full armour of God. You also have the right not to use it. I highly recommend that you make the decision now to live the life God intends for you to live, the life that Jesus died to provide for you. You can step through the door from fear into absolute faith and put a stop to Satan’s destructive manoeuvres in your life.
Stand up boldly and say: “I’ve been made the righteousness of Almighty God. I’ve been washed in the blood of the Lamb. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. Sin shall have no dominion over me, for He that is within me is greater than he that is in the world. Jesus bore my sicknesses and carried my diseases. By His stripes, I am healed. Therefore, I boldly say that the Lord is my helper and I will not fear”.
This article is adapted from the mini-book Freedom From Fear by Kenneth Copeland
© 1980 Kenneth Copeland
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