1 Peter 5:8-9 (KJV) 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
As I’ve said many times, faith and fear are opposites. In fact, fear cancels out faith. That’s not what we want when we’re believing for answers. We need answers and therefore, we need to do all we can do to cooperate with our faith to bring the manifestation of what we want.
So, just how do we stand against fear? First of all, you have to recognize fear when it comes knocking on your door. It can be very subtle because the devil is a wily, scheming enemy and will try to sneak in the back door when you’re not looking. Doubt, unbelief, and temptation to quit are all open doors to fear. Shut the door!
Many times when we’re being challenged by the devil’s attacks, it seems like we’re in way over our heads. Actually, we are. But—the good news is that we’re not alone trying to fight enemy. God has given us all the tools we need to win the battle because the victory is already ours even before it begins.
When the battle is raging, it usually looks like it will never end. That’s when you have to dig in your heels and stand on God’s Word with all you have. His Word never fails. It is incorruptible seed and will produce what He has sent it to do. Our part is to keep on keeping on.
1 Peter 1:23 (KJV) 23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
God’s Word has enough power in it to cause itself to come to pass. Your faith is the catalyst that activates the power. That’s why it’s imperative that you resist the temptation to get into fear. Fear will negate your faith and you won’t get your answer. Stay in faith and walk in victory!
Isaiah 55:11 (KJV) 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
1 Kings 8:56b (KJV) 56 … there hath not failed one word of all his good promise …
Psalm 119:89 (KJV) 89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.