Fear Not, Part II
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7
The only Spirit God gives us apart from the attacks of the enemy is the Holy Spirit, who in turn gives us power, love and a sound mind. Spirits of fear rule the world of the unbeliever with fear of disease, poverty, accidents and nightmares and so on.
Psalm 91:5,6 speaks to us about the terror that comes at night, the arrow that flies by day, the pestilence that walks in darkness and the destruction that lays waste at noon, but of them all, God says, "You shall not be afraid!" God has given us the gift of faith, a shield to those who are true believers to deflect the fiery darts of the enemy! In order to defeat the spirit of fear, one must develop a strong relationship with the Father by communing daily through prayer and the study of His word.
God's word provides us with thousands of promises for us to stand on concerning our journey with the Lord Jesus and instruction about defeating the spirits of fear, doubt and unbelief. God also provides us with spiritual armor to protect us from the schemes, attacks and ploys of the enemy of our soul!
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by which we cry out, Abba, Father. Romans 8:15
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin