There is a power available to us that is greater than all fear! Do you know what it is? LOVE! Yes love…and not sensual love as the world would suggest, Godly agape love!
1 John 4:18-19 says this “Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. 19 We love each other because he loved us first.”
One of the greatest things plaguing our culture is lack of love for one another. The lack of compassion for those less fortunate than us, the lack of consideration for those in need and the selfishness of the flesh that every human battles.
If you ask any person what they fear, they will come up with something. They may say they battle the fear of rejection, death, spiders, public speaking, burglars, stock market crash, government failing or a list of probably a billion other things I could never think of:)
How do we combat this fear? How do we walk in faith? I believe the first step is remembering that our life is not our own but it has been bought with a price by Jesus. Knowing that He loves us and is directing all things for our life can refocus us in a way that the world can never do.
Most of our selfishness is actually rooted in fear. If we fear not having money, we will never give any away. If we fear rejection, we will not open our hearts to people in love. If we fear death, we may isolate ourself and not take any risk to help another person.
There is a love from God that is more powerful than any force of fear in this world. This love is more real than any fear the devil can attempt to throw our way. An encouraging word (and one of my favorite scriptures) is 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Fear is a spiritual battle! It is a war waged by the enemy to attempt to destroy, paralyze and hinder the moving of God’s spirit on the face of the earth. However, it is a spirit, a spirit that we have authority through the power of Jesus Christ. Jesus has given us power of this spirit through His love! When we receive His love, we can access an understanding that was unavailable to us prior. His love declares the truth of His word to EVERY situation. It speaks faith over fear and causes chains to be destroyed (John 8) – WE ARE FREE IN JESUS!
How incredible it is to think that we all were in bondage to the death of the enemy but through the power of Jesus Christ we have victory, WE HAVE ETERNAL LOVE!
God is Love! Love God – Love People! Love casts out fear! A love filled life connects us to a fearless life! Awesome!
If you are battling fear of any sort right now, I challenge you to speak these scriptures and then pray for a supernatural revelation to come over you and break that spirit off of you! You are FREE in Jesus name! AMEN!