According to the MSN Encarta, fear is: 1) feeling of anxiety 2) frightening thoughts 3) reverence 4) worry
Whether you realize it or not, but fear has a specific assignment:
*to make you stagnant or immobilize you
*to rob you of your potential & operate as a destiny pirate
*to serve as a frequent aborter of the plans and purposes of God
*to keep one bound
*to keep you barren and fruitless
*to make you run away from the original assignment God gave you
*to grip you and run rampant throughout your house, place, or etc once you open your mouth
Most of the time it can always be linked back to a previous experience.
Let's learn from a couple of great people throughout the bible: Elijah, the Children of Israel, & Joshua & Caleb.
Elijah is familiar to many people as a major prophet in the bible that raised the dead, prophesied droughts and rain, confronted the prophets of Baal, and yielded many feats, yet he
became fearful of the threats from Jezebel.
How does a mighty man of God that accomplished great feats become scared of a woman's threat? Isn't this just like us? We witness the Father show up and make provision, but then the
unexpected happens and we are shaken and immediately lose all hope in Him, as if he only possesses enough power to deliver us from one thing but not another situation.
Why is it that we always magnify the situation more than the creator of the universe? Just think on this for a moment.
Can you believe that Elijah ran, hid under a tree and was actually ready to die because of a threat? Is this you today? Are you ready to run away and give up because fear has showed up at
your door and gripped you? Don't let fear cause you to hide, run away, or become depressed.
It's time to evict FEAR NOW!
Here is another incidence in the bible that we are probably familiar with. What about the Children of Israel vs. Goliath?
In 1 Samuel 17:19, we find the army of Israel at battle against the Philistines and it’s intense. David, who is being obedient to his father, stops by to drop off food to his brothers and
encounters this robust giant, by the name of Goliath. He has a track record and reputation as a “champion”. When Goliath approaches the battle field, from among the Philistine army, he causes the
entire army of Israel to flee in fear.
Now imagine some troops that have been trained in artillery, all types of weaponry, tracking skills, and etc. be confronted by this giant enemy and they all surrender or take off
running. How embarrassing this would be to a country that they were defending. Consider all the investment that was put into each soldier to keep a nation safe. Why would an entire army that has
special military training flee because of 1 huge problem?
The children of Israel after sizing him up with their natural eyes decided that they were unqualified and full of fear so they fled. But a young lad by the name of David, rose up with
boldness and faith in His God and was able to take the champion down. If they would’ve done their research, one would find that David had a reputation in the field as well as “champion” amongst the
Do you remember the story of Joshua & Caleb vs. the remaining spies?
The Lord instructed Moses to send out spies into a land that he promised to give the children of Israel and 12 spies were selected. Now Joshua and Caleb were among the 12 chosen.
They scoped out the land for 40 days and brought back a bad report to the congregation. They mentioned how it flows with milk and honey and yields great fruit but the people are strong
("we are weak") the cities are fortified and very large ("we are broken, have a weak foundation on Christ, we lack faith, and are full of fear, doubt, and
unbelief), the descendants of Anak were like giants ("we are like grasshoppers in our own sight and in their sight"). Yet, only two of the 12 spies stood up in faith and said we are able to
take the land. In spite of Joshua's and Caleb's faith, fear had swept throughout the entire camp and the congregation began to cry and they wept all night.
What was the difference between Joshua and Caleb and the remaining ten? They all were apart of the same congregation. They had the same leader. They scoped out the same place for 40
days, yet they brought back a difference report. The only difference was their perspective and faith in the word of God. Apparently they saw exactly what God saw which was the promised land
that they were promised. They were not moved by the physical obstacles that lay in the midst of them and looked towards the promises of God.
Key point: Fear is like a cancer that spreads rapidly like a wildfire via your tongue. Be careful of what you allow to escape your mouth around others.
The Power of Supernatural Vision:
If you could ever see beyond your natural vision, one would probably see fulfillment of purpose, a multitude of people that are desperate, hurting, in bondage, lost, searching for
answers, seeking the truth, and those that have lost all hope. You would find promotion, salary increases, confidence boosters, appraisal, and untapped potential that you never knew existed. It's
time for you to see through the eyes of your creator!
He sees your future. He sees your success. He sees you prospering, bringing truth to many, yielding deliverance, and discovering who you really are.
Supernatural vision helps one see beyond their natural sense of sight into endless possibilities. This vision takes you onto the other side where lies your answers.
Imagine the view of an ant traveling by ground vs. an eagle that soars in the air. From an ant's perspective, the world is large around him. Obstacles are large, difficult to overcome, take
great effort and everything you're facing is magnified, too big, too challenging, and impossible to conquer. But from the eagle's view, they can see miles below and ahead of them. They see
everything as possible, obtainable, small, and well able to accomplish.
In life there are common fears that many people wrestle with. If we are honest about it, we all have something that we are fearful of. Let's look at some of the everyday fears:
Speaking in public places
Being around new people
Fear of heights
Fear of failure
Fear of the dark
Fear of the unexpected (interview, career, project, business, etc)
Fear of closed spaces
Fear of insects and spiders
Are you ready to be free from fear? Let's Evict Fear Now!
1)Identify it (list it on a sheet of paper)
2)Meditate on 2 Timothy 1:7 and believe it
**It’s time for your perspective to begin to change. The only way that this can happen is by flooding your mind with life and a new outlook.
3)Confess your fear & pray for deliverance of that specific fear.
**Now let’s take the next step which is to admit to the Father that you have the fear of ____________ and ask Him for his help. After all He is the only one that can set you free.
4)Confront it and speak life over yourself.
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