We MUST realize that this is probably the strongest tool the enemy has in his arsenal. Please don’t be fooled into thinking he doesn’t know this. Fear is designed to cause panic, stress, confusion, doubt, worry, causing you to run, hide or depend on your own instincts. It appears as a Goliath in your life and tries to convince you that YOU CANNOT WIN. It stands tall in front of you and laughs in your face with the knowledge that up to RIGHT NOW you have been weak and IT has been a stronghold in your life. Fear cripples you, causes depression, anxiety and may lead to contemplating suicide. The Enemy KNOWS this and is relentless in his efforts to DESTROY you – YES folks, it is the enemy’s sole desire to KILL and DESTROY YOU. Fear will try and convince you that no matter what you try, it will fail.
Causing you to throw your hands up in apparent defeat, you may say “I can’t go anymore, this is too difficult, I’m not strong enough. How will I ever get out of this battle, the more I try the louder the voice speaks trying to convince me that I should run and hide?”
Is this you right now? Are you stuck in your fear? Now that you know the enemy and have identified his most dangerous tool, do you really want to give up? Or do you want to STAND AND FIGHT because God has said - “FEAR NOT, FOR I AM WITH YOU, BE NOT DISMAYED FOR I AM YOUR GOD.” (Isaiah 41:10) If so, take the first step, shout out a battle cry – “ NO MORE, no longer will I let the fear of the enemy consume my mind, heart, body or soul, because God has said “FOR I HAVE NOT GIVEN YOU A SPIRIT OF FEAR BUT OF POWER, LOVE AND A SOUND MIND.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
Knowing the enemy is only half the battle. We MUST have a strategic plan in order. Please remember that – TRUE CHRISTIANITY IS NOT A PLEASURE CRUISER ON ITS WAY TO HEAVEN, BUT A BATTLESHIP STATIONED AT THE VERY GATES OF HELL!
The second step is to put on the ARMOR – We arm ourselves with the Word of God:
Psalms 23:4 – “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Isaiah 41:13 – For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘FEAR NOT, I will help you.’
Exodus 14:13 – And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today.
Deuteronomy 31:6 – “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
Psalm 27:1 – The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
The third step is to BELIEVE - in Christ with all your heart. Take the Word of God into your heart; allow the Holy Spirit to consume your life. Allow Him to empower you with His strength, fill you with His wisdom, stretch you with HIS hands and mold you into the SOLDIER HE HAS CALLED YOU TO BE.
ARE YOU READY TO ACCEPT YOUR ORDERS SOLDIER?
NO FEAR, is our battle cry, and boldness our battering ram. We have been called into combat; we will have NO draft dodgers, NO cowards, NO AWOL, NO withdrawal, NO ceasefire and NO SURRENDER. God is for us, therefore NOTHING CAN BE against us. We must NEVER, EVER lose sight of the victory. Don’t let the lies of enemy propaganda penetrate your mind! To be discouraged is to dishonor God. HE is with us, we must NEVER lose courage. Silence is an enemy we will not let into our ranks. It’s time to shut down the footholds of Satan, shout – “For me, to live is Christ, to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21)
Remember – satan – he IS ALREADY A DEFEATED FOE.
Your final step is to NOW – MAKE WAR!
When the Goliath’s of your life tell you NO YOU CANT… you go down to the brook, pick up 5 stones like David did and say NO,NO,NO,NO your challenging the order of GOD! I STAND NOW IN FAITH NOT FEAR.
FEAR OF THE ENEMY IS GONE RIGHT NOW IN THE MATCHLESS NAME OF CHRIST! AMEN