Job 1:1 (KJV) 1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
Job 3:25 (KJV) 25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.
Job had a reverential fear of God and hated evil. But he opened the door to fear and destruction came in. The enemy, the devil, took advantage of Job’s fear and walked right in, taking everything he could. Job was devastated but kept his eyes on the Lord, did what He told him to do, and God restored to him twice as much as was lost and stolen.
Fear is a destroyer! It’s of the devil and if you open the door he’ll move right in and take everything he can. Don’t let this happen. Resist him!
As I’ve said, fear is not from God because there’s no fear in Him. God has not given us a spirit of fear. [II Timothy 1:7] Fear is an attribute of the devil who’s always trying to put his evil ways on you. If he can get your faith, he can keep you from the promises of God because the promises are only accessed through faith. You have a choice. You are the one who chooses faith or fear. And you do this by ignorance, sin, or unbelief. Choose faith!
Romans 8:15 (KJV) 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Fear will put you in bondage to the thing you’re fearful of. In fact, it can actually paralyze you to the point that you can’t think rationally. I’ve seen this happen and it’s not a pretty picture.
Did you know that when you fear something, you actually draw that thing to you? Take spiders for example. People who are afraid of spiders, seem to see them all around. Hm-m-m?
The devil knows how to push your buttons. You need to cast out that fear in the Name of Jesus and speak God’s Word that no weapon formed against you shall prosper. [Isaiah 54:17]
Continued next time — Pamela