Fear is a tormenting spirit, but many Believers hold on to fear because they do not know or understand who God really is. God is love, and He does

not want us to live in torment. Perfected love casts out fear. Love is
perfected when we obey God’s commandments to love Him with all our
hearts and to love others.

  1. In order for Satan to operate in our lives, we must open the door for him through fear (2 Timothy 1:6, 7).
    1. Fear is designed to separate us from the Word of God.
      1. The contradictions to God’s Word are seeds that produce fear.
      2. Fear paralyzes God’s operation in our lives.
      3. We must not tolerate fear for one moment.
      4. If we want to stop Satan’s plots against us, we must eradicate fear.
  2. How do we flush out fear?
    1. Love is the antidote to fear. We must cultivate the love of God to be free from fear.
    2. We must understand who God really is; He is love (1 John 4:7-18).
      1. The words love and God can be used interchangeably.
      2. Fear brings torment; however, love casts it out because love does not want us to have torment.
      3. Fear melts in the presence of love.
    3. Many Believers display love in church, but outside of church they behave differently.
      1. The God-kind of love is unconditional, not emotional.
        1. Agapé love does not have conditions.
        2. Emotional love is based on selfishness.
    4. Perfected love casts out all fear.
      1. Love is perfected when we obey God’s commandment to love the Lord with all our hearts and to love our neighbors as ourselves (1 John 5:1-5; 1 John 2:5).
      2. The enemy attacks us in the area of our love walk because our power is in the love of God.
  3. For whosoever is born of (love) overcometh the world; this is the victory that overcometh the world even our faith (1 John 5:4).
    1. The love of God will flush out all fear and give us the ability to get results in our lives.

Scripture References:

  • 2 Timothy 1:6, 7
  • 1 John 4:7-18
  • 1 John 5:1-5
  • 1 John 2:5