Fear will destroy your confidence and leave you powerless. Fear is based on selfishness, and Satan uses fear as a weapon against you. Without fear, the enemy can do nothing in your life. Examine yourself and identify your fears. Find out what God says about fear and make a decision to live by faith.

  1. Fear is a spirit that leads to destruction.
    1. God has not given us the spirit of fear but He has given us power, love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).
      1. Fear destroys your confidence and causes you to forget who you are in Christ.
      2. When you allow fear to govern your life, you give Satan access to your affairs.
        1. Fear is often expressed in anger.
        2. Fear brings torment. iii. There is nothing Satan can do to a fearless Believer.

  2. The fearful and unbelieving will have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone (Revelation 21:6-8).
    1. Satan starts the process of destroying your life by making suggestions that contradict God's Word (Genesis 3:1-4).
    2. In the Garden of Eden, he convinced Adam and Eve they were missing out on something.
      1. They accepted Satan's words which opposed God's Word.
    3. The foundation of all fear is rooted in the misconception that God's promises are not true.
      1. When you ask Him for something, be sure you are not asking in fear (James 4:2, 3).
      2. God responds to faith, not fear.

  3. How to eliminate fear from your life:
    1. Knowledge of and faith in God's love will deliver you from fear (1 John 4:13).
    2. The Holy Spirit will reveal things to come (John 16:13).
      1. Most fear comes from uncertainty of the future.
    3. Plant the Word in your heart as a seed; your future is in that Word-seed.
      1. Fear comes from a sense of powerlessness over the future.
    4. Live by faith.
      1. Hear God's Word and obey.
      2. Fear is contaminated faith.

Scripture References:

  • 2 Timothy 1:7
  • Revelation 21:6-8
  • Genesis 3:1-4
  • James 4:2, 3
  • 1 John 4:13
  • John 16:13