THE SPIRIT OF FEAR

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2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

 

God has not given us a spirit of fear but a spirit of faith (2 Timothy 1:7; 2 Corinthians 4:13). Fear is a failure spirit from hell. It is the fundamental force that causes anything under the law of sin and death and the curse to manifest. In one sense fear and faith are opposites, one being positive and one being negative; one being from satan and one being from God. Jesus also said fear and faith don’t mix (Mark 4:35-41). They also can be said to be parallel or operate along similar lines.

 

Fear is a spirit and also a spiritual force like faith is a spiritual force.

 

Faith believes the truth of God’s Word and the evidence of things not seen. Fear believes the lies of the devil—a False Evidence Appearing Real.

 

Fear like faith can get in you by what you look at, listen to, and think upon.

 

Fear like faith creates anticipation and expectation of evil like faith creates anticipation and expectation of good.

 

Fear is a belief that influences choices and actions that lead in a wrong direction just like faith influences choices and actions that lead in a right direction.

 

Fear is developed by hearing and meditating on the lies of the devil; faith is developed by hearing and meditating on the Truth of God’s Word.

 

Fear is satan’s destructive power to give substance to things not desired and not hoped for; faith is God’s creative power to give substance to things desired and hoped for.

 

Fear is a spirit that is a connector to everything satan has for us like faith is a connector to everything God has for us. Fear activates satan the way faith activates God. Fear is a connector to:

 

  1. Bondage Romans 8:15; Hebrews 2:14, 15.
  2. Oppression, terror Isaiah 54:14.
  3. Sickness Deuteronomy 28:55-61; Acts 10:38.
  4. Snares Proverbs 29:25.
  5. The undesirable Job 3:25.
  6. Uncertainty and lack of assurance Deuteronomy 28:66, 67.
  7. Hearts failing Luke 21:26.

 

Resist fear in the Name of Jesus and walk in love which casts out fear (1 John 4:18).

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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