Fear is a spiritual force that operates like faith. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. When you operate by fear, you expect negative things to happen to you, and eventually they will. When you live by faith, you expect and hope for the best. Fear opposes the Word of God, while faith is rooted in the Word of God.

  1. Fear is faith in reverse.
    1. Fear is the reciprocal of faith.
    2. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God.
    3. Fear comes by hearing the words of the Satan.
      1. Fear is based in selfishness, but perfected love casts out all fear.
      2. Just as faith is a law, so is fear.
        1. A law is an established principle that works for anyone who gets involved.

  2. God has not given you a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).
    1. Satan wants you to fear that God's Word will not work for you.
      1. He wants you to believe God will not supply your needs.
      2. In these last days, the hearts of many will fail them because of fear.
    2. Satan speaks words that oppose God's Word, which produces fear (Genesis 3:1-5).
      1. In the Garden of Eden, Satan spoke words that contradicted God's Word.
      2. As a result, Adam and Eve feared they were missing out on something.

  3. Job sacrificed to God repeatedly, which served as proof he was operating in fear (Job 1:5-12).
    1. Fear works like faith; the thing you fear the most will come upon you (Job 3:25).
    2. Worry is a sin because it is negative meditation.
    3. Satan has access to your life through fear.
    4. What is your greatest fear?
    5. Remember to walk by faith and not by sight.

Scripture References:

  • 2 Timothy 1:7
  • Genesis 3:1-5
  • Job 1:5-12
  • Job 3:25