Bible Strong-Spirit of Fear and Worry

 February 2019

A spirit of fear and worry is something Satan loves and God hates.

In Job 1:7 it says, Satan is going to and fro in the earth and walking up and down in it.

Do not doubt it for a minute. He is here and you are the target.  Now, he cannot get to your born again spirit as the Holy Spirit has aligned Himself with your spirit but he can get to your soul and body. Your soul which is the mind, your will and emotions are the primary targets. If he can control your mind he can give you a spirit of fear and worry.

Scenarios start playing out in your head. Full-blown “what if” scenarios where you imagine an entire catastrophe coming from your own imagination. Bad things such as death of loved ones, bad things happening to your children, sicknesses etc. can be manifested in your mind. Any small thing can be turned into a catastrophic event in a matter of minutes.  Over and over again, these fearful thoughts take control of your mind and you are fearful and worry. It isn’t just your imagination it is the spirit of worry and fear causing it. You keep imagining fearful events, that don’t even exist.   

Where did this fear and worry, these imaginations and strongholds come from? They are from the enemy Satan. The enemy has penetrated. Satan can bring Christians and non-Christians down by striking them with the spirit of fear and worry. When a Christian is worried, or fearful they can’t live the life God intended. Jesus repeatedly told His disciples not to worry. 

2 Corinthians 10:3-5, For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

This is how the devil works. He attacks your thoughts turning them dark. He tries to put doubts into your mind. It’s spiritual warfare. If he can get to your mind with worry and fear, he can keep you from growing and maturing in the Lord.

God says to fear not or do not be afraid over 100 times in the Bible. The Lord doesn’t want us spending our time anxious and fearful. He wants us to have an abundant life. One filled with His goodness, not Satan’s fear and worry.

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with evil. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 

God is perfect love. The closer we become into relationship with Him the less power fear and worry have over us. We are aware of God’s presence and strength, comfort and guidance.

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Get God’s Word into you.  As you read and speak the Word it can break the chains of fear and worry that bind you. It will renew your mind. 

John 6:63 …the words that I speak unto you they are spirit and they are life.

Isaiah 43 Don’t fear for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name; you are Mine.

Romans 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect, will of God.

I walked through a healing process through the grace of God and I have been restored, healed from many years of the spirit of fear and worry. You have to let God heal you and make you what He wanted you to be all along. He heals us and uses us through our testimony to help others, to bring others into God’s healing power. Accepting Jesus is the first step to healing.

Reading the Bible, the Word of God is food for the soul and the key to healing. It renews our minds each time we read scriptures. The Word not only heals and restores us, it changes our mind-set.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword….

Psalm 107:20 He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

Proverbs 4:20-23 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh

God wants to heal you from the spirit of fear and worry. He can take away the control the spirit of fear and worry have over your life. He can take the bad in your life and turn it around for good. He can bring us from destruction to victory.

God has a life for you, a future. He wants to use you to influence other people by spreading the Gospel, teaching others about Jesus or just by being a good example for others.

We must be aggressive against Satan. He is our enemy, he is vicious. We must fight him. Read God’s Word as much as possible. Speak His Word out loud so Satan can hear it. He hates God’s Word. Him and his demons tremble and flee hearing the Word. He can’t read your mind so speak it out loud.

If you believe Jesus died for your sins, rose from the grave and ascended to Heaven to prepare a place for you, ask Jesus to come into your heart to forgive you of your sins. At that moment the blood of Jesus will cleanse you of your sins. In that moment, the Holy Spirit will bear witness with your spirit that you have passed from death unto life. The peace of God will fill your mind and His peace will fill your heart. Then you can begin the process of walking in faith with Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

Heal the broken hearted, bind up all their wounds. God Bless