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:
- Bondage Romans 8:15; Hebrews 2:14, 15.
- Oppression, terror Isaiah 54:14.
- Sickness Deuteronomy 28:55-61; Acts 10:38.
- Snares Proverbs 29:25.
- The undesirable Job 3:25.
- Uncertainty and lack of assurance Deuteronomy 28:66, 67.
- Hearts failing Luke 21:26.
Resist fear in the Name of Jesus and walk in love which casts out fear (1 John 4:18).