We must believe the love God has for us. Believing and accepting His love will eliminate fear and boost our confidence in His Word. When we abide
in His Word and stay in His presence, He will protect us from hurt,
harm, and danger.

  1. Fear brings oppression with it (Isaiah 54:14-17).
    1. God tells us not to fear because He is with us. He has not given us a spirit of fear (Isaiah 41:10, AMP, 2 Timothy 1:7).
      1. He will strengthen us and harden us against the difficulties of life.
        1. We will begin to notice certain problems no longer affect us.
        2. No weapon formed against us shall prosper.
    2. We must do our part and believe that God loves us (1 John 4:15-18).
      1. If we do not believe God’s love for us, we will not believe His Word.
    3. Jesus said the first and greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and the second is like it—to love our neighbor as ourselves.
      1. Many people rebel against this commandment because they believe God hates them (Deuteronomy 1:26, 27).
      2. In the Old Testament, righteousness was obtained through works.
      3. When we become born again, we accept the blood of Jesus, which makes us righteous by our faith in His blood.
      4. We accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior with the knowledge that His death, burial and resurrection signify our freedom.
      5. We cannot earn this righteousness; God gives it to us freely, by grace.
      6. Our works—serving God, tithing, being faithful in church attendance—will not make us righteous.
        1. However, as righteous people, we do these things to honor God.
      7. Love must be the motivation for everything we do.
    4. Where there is fear in our lives, love has not been perfected.
      1. Perfect love casts out fear. God is love.
      2. When we refuse to fear, Satan cannot operate in our lives.
        1. Words that contradict God’s Word bring fear, which brings torment.
        2. Wherever there is fear, there is unbelief.
        3. If we do not study God’s Word, we will not be able to recognize contradictions to the Word of God.
        4. Do not allow popular culture or society to determine what you think.
        5. Instead, continue to align your thinking with the Word of God.

  2. Dwell in the secret place of the Most High God (Psalm 91:1-16).
    1. To dwell means to live in a particular place.
      1. When you are in the presence of God, you are in the secret place of the most high, El-Elyon.
      2. God’s truth is His Word; make it personal.
      3. We do not have to fear anything the enemy throws at us.
      4. A thousand shall fall at our sides and ten thousand at our right hands, but it shall not come near us.
      5. God will deliver us because we know His name.

Scripture References:

  • Isaiah 54:14-17
  • Isaiah 41:10, AMP
  • 2 Timothy 1:7
  • 1 John 4:15-18
  • Deuteronomy 1:26, 27
  • Psalm 91:1-1