Posted by: peebles | May 4, 2013

2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) ~ For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Notice how strongly God emphasizes what He has not given you, and then He gives three precious, powerful, promises telling you what He has given you. Fear will paralyze you; it will grip you and ensnare you. Many people suffer from the snare of fear; it can devour their very life. Like someone caught in a trap, they cannot go forward, nor go back; they are held captive and can only focus on what is right in front of them. They lose their vision for the future because they are bound by fear.
The fear of failing,
The fear of dying,
The fear of losing a loved one,
The fear of falling,
The fear of an uncertain future,
The fear of being in lack,
And the fear of being alone.
This is a hard-hitting text for today which deals with the “hot potato” subject of fear. Fear has to do with punishment, yet in Christ Jesus you find no condemnation nor rejection, but love and acceptance.
God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, love and sound mind. You are given power to overcome any and all situations, love which combats fear and casts all fear away, for God’s perfect love drives out fear. And then, a sound mind, one which is focused on the promises of God, on the positive and powerful, liberating truth of God’s word, for your mind to be filled with His prevailing word which brings you His perfect peace.
His power, His love and His soundness of mind will bring to a place where no snare of the enemy will trap you, because your mind is fully focused on His word. The Bible says in Isaiah 59:19 (KJV), “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” His flood will sweep away the fear-filled attack from the enemy upon your mind. Cast aside his vain attempts to ensnare you in fear, shake it off, lift high your shield of faith and extinguish every flaming arrow of fear from the enemy.
Let God turn fear into a victory for you.
Let God turn your weakness into His strength,
Let God assure you He will never leave you nor forsake you,
Let God assure you that in Christ you can do all things,
Let God show you that your future in Him is a good one,
Let God show you that the Lord is your Shepherd; you shall not be in want.
My friend, when the enemy tries to trouble your mind with fearful thoughts, take captive every seed which is contrary to the word of God, confess with full conviction this promise of God from 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV), “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” And then, see before your very eyes the demons of hell obliterated, fleeing before you, as you confess His word and claim a powerful victory in Jesus’ name.
God bless you my friend, Matthew.

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