|Overcome Fear by Faith|
|Written by Apostle Steve Lyston|
|Sunday, 11 October 2009 01:37|
Fear is a spirit that Satan releases to defeat us. Fear breaks down our defenses. Satan will give us visions of sickness, failure, disaster and other adversity including death to bring fear upon us to back down or away from our God-given vision. Fear is the opposite of Faith! Faith is our victory!
Faith is what allows us to climb over and overcome obstacles and hindrances. Heb 11:6 says Faith is what pleases God. Righteousness comes through faith. (See Romans 3:21-26, Romans 1:16-17). A true revelation from God comes through faith.
The moment you start to walk in the realm of faith, you will start to receive victory. Remember the opposite of faith is fear. Fear will start to attack you as soon as you are close to a breakthrough; but faith is what destroys fear.
Remember Fear is a spirit. When you confess and declare the word of God. It will cancel that spirit that is released on you. Fear must not be taken lightly, it is a dangerous spirit. This is the spirit that brings spiritual and natural abortion. It cancels the prophetic word. Remember it was fear that allowed the ten Hebrew spies that Moses sent to spy out the promise land in Numbers 13 and Numbers 14 to see death and defeat all over. But Joshua and Caleb walked in faith. They saw victory, prosperity all over.
Also, the woman to whom the prophet Elijah to 1 Kings 17 was sent was gripped by fear. The only things she saw were fear, death, defeat and gloom. To her, it was all over. But when the prophet Elijah spoke the words of faith, and because of her obedience, everything changed from death and defeat to prosperity in the midst of famine.
You may be facing a situation that you may be bankrupt soon or any other critical situation that seem threatening. Fear may be speaking to you in your dream or visions in the night, but once you obey the instructions I give you, and move in faith, fear will be defeated.
It does not matter what the enemy is telling you; what matters is what God is saying.
It does not matter what you are going through; or how high your mountain looks; or how powerful the enemy seems to be. In Numbers 13:29-30, the promise land was reported by the 10 fearful spies that “the Amalekites live in the Negev; the Hittites, Jebusites and Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live near the sea and along the Jordan”. Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, "We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it."
It doesn’t matter what kind of ‘ites’ dwell in the mountain. The mountain is where God wants to bless you. The place where you are positioned is where the enemy will want to dwell. But God said “Fear Not!” Caleb said to the people in Numbers 13:30, “Let us go up at once and take possession for we are well able to overcome it”. God said, “… It is time for you to go up above your obstacle.”
‘Able’ means to have power, having the capacity to prevail or succeed. It also translates to ‘Can’, ‘could’ or ‘prevail’. It is therefore time for us, to go up and take our possession, our inheritance and walk in the promise land.
When Fear starts to speak to you, it means something big is about to happen.
Prayer To Attack The Spirit Of Fear
Follow these instructions:
1. Anoint your head daily with oil (Olive Oil that has been blessed and declared to be the blood of Jesus)
2. While praying place you hand over your head
3. Use the blood (the blood of Jesus) daily over your head. This means to declare coverage of the blood of Jesus.
4. Repeat the following prayer
Father in the name of Jesus Christ, we come to you right now. Your words said in II Corinthians 10:3-5, “ For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
We command fear to be broken from our minds. We declare faith to be increased now in Jesus Name. Possess all our promises. We bind ancestral spirits, spirit guides, familiar spirits, infirmities, afflictions, death and Hades, and we cover ourselves with the blood of Jesus. We defeat every spirit that the enemy release upon us to defeat us. We bind mind-blinding spirits. We bind the spirit of Fear, and we release faith and miracles now.
As in Isaiah 35:3-7 “Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, He will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you." Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. In the haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.
We receive the blessing in 2nd Timothy 1:7, which says that “… God has not given us the spirit of fear but a spirit of power, of love and a sound mind”. We have the power of God, the perfect love of God, through His Holy Spirit. We have the mind of Christ according to Romans 5:1-5, which state – “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[ rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us”.
We thank you Lord for victory and deliverance over the spirit of fear in Jesus’ Name.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 11 October 2009 02:06|