‘Fear NOT for I am with you', says the Lord
I listened to an interesting podcast episode about ‘fear’ and how fear is being used both as a weapon and is itself a spirit of fear. I totally agree. It’s why many of us have been speaking out for over two years for people to be discerning and mindful as to whom and what they listen to.
As Christians, hearing that fear is a weapon and a ‘spirit of fear’ shouldn’t shock us, nor should we dismiss it, either. Because the Lord told us we were not fighting man, but rather powers and principalities, which we know as fallen angel (who parades himself as the angel of light) satan and his evil minions. And, since the spirit of fear is both a spiritual entity and a weapon, it’s no wonder the Lord told us NOT to FEAR – ANYTHING.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish
Isaiah 41: 10
Fear NOT for I am with you.
Have we followed the Lord's instruction for us NOT to fear in all areas of our lives – even when our leaders continue to speak fear over us? And, as the world continues to crumble around us? Or, did/do we allow the patterns of the world, what’s happening in the world, and what we were being told and continue to be told, to cause fear and anxiousness?
Have we come into agreement with fear and partnered with fear, rather than listening to what the Lord said when He told us NOT to fear – anything, no matter what?
FEAR NOT for I am with you.
If we have, the good news is, there is forgiveness when we seek it AND the wonderful news is we can continue to combat fear (and any other satanic attack for that matter), enabling us to stand against these evil powers and principalities when they come calling.
I use this strategy daily:
- Read out loud and Declare the Word of God
Have we got into an agreement with fear and partnered with it – even though we’ve been told not to? Have we listened to the fear-mongering and listened to fear instructions, rather than the Lord?
As we know, God can’t get along beside us unless we first say sorry. Asking for forgiveness is not only one of the most powerful things we can do, but it’s also a must – another instruction from the Lord because if we don’t, we leave a crack in our armor. We create a foothold where the enemy can continue to fester and trigger us, which can lead to a downward spiral, and you know where that can end up, right?
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to leave myself open to a satanic attack because I haven’t covered myself with the blood of Jesus.
Father, forgive me – I listened and came into agreement with the very thing you told me NOT to. I’m sorry.
Instead of listening to the barrage of doom and gloom and fear mongering (including sometimes the voice in my head) – I’m going to find out what the Lord says about all of this. Into the Word I dive along with prayer and asking the Holy Spirit to speak to me so I can find the Bible verses I know are going to speak into the very thing I’m grappling with.
What does the Word of God say? His word, as we know is a weapon against the enemy – the sword of the spirit, and I’m going to come out wielding that sword and if any demon or power/principality gets in my way – it’s going to lose it’s head, in Jesus' name!
- Read out loud and DECLARE the Word of God
Did you know that Heaven's angels are waiting to hear the Word of God, so they can get into action for the Kingdom – for YOU?
“Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do His word, obeying the voice of His word.” (Psalm 103:20)
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want any of the Lord’s angels that are assigned to me, to stand idle because I haven’t been declaring the Word of God, so they can get into action for the Kingdom of God to bring His kingdom here on earth as it is in Heaven.
Plus, as we know, when we resist the devil he will flee from us. What did Jesus do to resist the devil? He quoted the word of God. “It is written…” “It is written….” “It is written…”
Here’s to using the Sword of the Spirit in spiritual warfare – the Word of God by declaring it over our lives!
As for fear, the spirit of fear – HA! I’m partnering with the Lord and what He said, which was for me NOT to fear, because He is with me. And, I know, that if God is for me, WHO can be against me? NO-ONE! Because I’m protected and NOTHING anyone can do, can and will affect me.
That’s God’s promise to you.
Here’s to you holding firm to that promise too!
FEAR NOT, for I am with you, say’s the LORD!
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About Annemarie Cross:
Dubbed “The Podcasting Queen,” Annemarie is recognized as an industry pioneer, launching her first co-hosted podcast in 2008 to be the voice of inspiration and hope amongst the deluge of ‘doom and gloom’ after the GFC devastated families worldwide.
Over a decade on, she’s the author of Industry Thought Leader: How To Go from Invisible to Influential (and Profitable) with a Podcast and continues to be the voice of inspiration to a global audience through her award-winning podcasts.
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