Fear Is A Trick
- Category: Religion
- Published: Thursday, 22 August 2013 13:41
- Written by Deniece Senter
Fear is a trick of the enemy that causes doubt which can lead to weakness because you have no control. Fear leads to a lot of failures that can stop the flow of God and the anointing. These are the things of the devil that can lead you to depression, destruction and even death. The Holy Spirit is the One who gives us spiritual gifts and empowers us to use them. God's spirit does not impart fear or cowardice, but power, love, and a sound mind (meaning self-control).
The Spirit imparts power for the various circumstances of ministry. The love the Spirit gives to us should be directed toward other individuals. Furthermore, as we use our spiritual gifts to build up the Church, we should exercise self-control using our abilities only at the appropriate times. If you see a brother fall and make a mistake, don't be quick to judge or condemn them. Instead, use tact and love at the appropriate time, making sure you're not embarrassing them. Remember you have faults and fears too. Our goal is to help pull somebody out of darkness and into the marvelous light and while you're pulling them out, you get to come out of bondage also. Romans 8:15 says, "For ye have not received the Spirit of bondage again to fear but ye have received the Spirit of adoption whereby we cry Abba Father;' We as Christians have been adopted into God's family receiving an eternal inheritance. So you have power and love working together using self-control to cast out fear. I John 4: 18 says, "There is no fear in love but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear involves torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love." In other words, you cannot fear what you love. ------------------