Fearing is a Sin

Although fear is a spirit, it is also a sin against the God who rightly commands us not to fear. If we have placed our trust in God through Christ, God has promised not to abandon us. Is it right to doubt God’s word on this? Don’t we believe that God is willing and able to help us if we trust Him and take hold of the provisions he gives us? It is a sin against God to fear evil. It is a sin to fear what evil men or devils can do, God commands us in many places “Fear not!” God promises to protect us and ultimately get us to heaven. But we need to trust in Him.

Read the many Scriptures in this section on Overcoming Fear and see how emphatic God is about this. He really wants us to know Him and trust Him.

Revelation 21:8 says “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Fear and unbelief are related. We fear evil when we don’t really believe the promises of God.

Fear is a serious thing. We should confess it to the Lord as sin, and call out to him for deliverance from it! Because once the powers of evil get an area in which they can dominate us, they don’t let it go without a fight. However, these powers are no match for the Lord. “Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). Therefore we must call upon the Lord if we are still being afflicted with a spirit of fear, and the power of the Lord within us and upon us will set us free from all spirits of fear – many times people have more than one.

Common Consequences relating to Fear

Practical experience has taught that the spirit of fear is related to heart disease. If you get rid of the spirit of fear, anxiety will not weigh down your heart, and your heart will be healthier.

The fear of any evil thing tends to attract that same thing. Job was a righteous man, but he was afraid of something bad happening to his children. He said, “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.” (Job 3:25). Here is evidence that fear is a power which attract much evil to us. So don’t give it a chance. There is no need. We should not be afraid of demons. We should put our trust in the Lord, and acknowledge Him as our deliverer.

In Psalm 91 God says:

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

Companion Spirits to evil fear

There are various kinds of fear, which may have spirits associated with them. The fear of rejection, the fear of failure, the fear of death, the unhealthy tormenting fear of God’s judgment (hell) come to mind.

As well as this, commonly associated with fear is anxiety or worry. This too can be a spirit. And it is not challenged as much as it should be from the pulpits of our churches. It is almost considered a normal part of life. But Jesus said “Do not worry about your life” (Matthew 6:25).

We should “have no anxiety about anything, but in everything with prayer and supplication, bring our requests to God”. (Philippians 4:6,7)

People who are worrying, fretting and fearing need to pray more. Prayer attracts the Spirit of God. And by the Spirit of God, all evil spirits of fear may be driven out. (Matthew 12:28). Its a choice to pray more. And if you lack the power to pray, BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. Humble yourself and let God give you what you need to be a person filled with the Holy Spirit. Only as such can you defeat all the spiritual enemies that are arrayed against you in these last days.

Also related to fear is unbelief, doubt, confusion and many other evil things. By praying more and getting serious with God, we will receive the grace necessary to overcome all these things.

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About Michael Fackerell

The Christian faith is about Jesus. He came to save the lost. About Jesus Christ, Bible teaching, Testimonies, Salvation, Prayer, Faith, Networking.

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  1. God Opens Doors says:

    Thank you for this post, I deal with fear constantly. Mainly, insecurity type of fearing. Lack of confidence. I go up and down lots. I know I need to pray more and quote more Scripture but it is inspirational to come to this site and read articles in order to inspire me to press in and get my act together more. I need to remember that worrying is sin. So…okay…I will go pray!!! Thanks.

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