The power of a fearless life rises from our relationship with the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. If we are filled with the Holy Spirit, the spirit of fear has no place to live. If the Word of God lives in us, in our thoughts and hearts, then the words we speak become reality in our lives. For us to reign in life, the Word of God must reign in us.
Why does it need to be stated that God has not given us a spirit of fear? Because the devil works hard to make fear feel as though it was from God. If we believe that that the anxieties that we feel are form God trying to communicate with us, then we will open ourselves to that emotion. If Christians can be deceived into believing their fears are from God, then they will be rendered powerless. Know this, any fears that you have are not from God. Any voice that accuses you, intimidates you, makes you feel guilty, worried or unsettles you is not from God. It's the devil. Take your stand, resist the devil and gain the victory over those voices.
Faith rests in the finished work of the cross. Fear tries to gain assurance of salvation through standing on its own efforts, appeasing an unhappy conscience. Faith accepts that the grace of God Himself has already provided in Christ all that is needed to be accepted by God Himself. A fearful person worries that God is displeased with them, and tries to gain acceptance with God through their own goodness.
The root of all fears lie in aloneness, abandonment; the nervousness that we will be 'alone'. We all face any problem better with others at our side. God says when you're in a situation that makes you afraid, direct your mind to the fact that He is near. He is a 'very present help in trouble' (Psalm 46:1). Our fearless courage has its roots in knowing who it is that is with us.
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