You can be free from fear!

Hello to all you fellow believers. This is me going into a strong offensive position instead of weak defense for a change.
I hope this blesses you and spurs many thoughtful replies, sincere prayers, and above all what I would like to see from this post is an ALL OUT WAR BEGIN AGAINST THE SPIRIT OF FEAR.

Also, to the spirit of fear…I bind you from hindering any reader or poster here in the name of Jesus, and in the name of Jesus I loosen your stronghold on any reader or poster here. If you want to mess around here you must praise the LORD JESUS and walk in the love of God, this I command you in the name of JESUS CHRIST! (if anyone thinks they have something to add to this command and my all out mockery of fear, please feel free add your rebuke of the spirit of fear in the NAME OF JESUS.)

Ok, now let’s get started, in the name of Jesus of course. I’m not sure what to say so I’m just gonna start praying and leave it up to God.

First I want to share with you that I have been battling spirits of fear a lot lately. Fear of death, fear of cancer, fear of shame, fear of rejection, fear of fear, fear of not having enough money, fear of vehicle trouble basically fear of just about everything bad. Fear truly is torment.
I have heard it said, even read in places here on this site that fear is a gift of God. That He gave it to us for protection like a warning system. I disagree. I think that is confusing fear with God given discernment. Therefore I declare to fear to be of the devil. I stand on what the Word says in 2 Tim 1:7- “God has not given us the spirit of fear: but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” So how could fear be from God? It isn’t, and it shouldn’t be confused with the good gift of discernment.

I have decided “enough is enough”. I have declared before heaven, hell and earth to not be a servant of fear any longer. I have declared to fear nothing but God, and by the power of Jesus that is exactly what I intend to do. But I have decided that isn’t “enough”.

I recently heard a sermon regarding a different matter but a scripture stuck with me about David. He had been away and while he was gone the enemy came and took their wives sons and daughters and goods. They were greatly distressed and wept until they could not weep any more. David asked the Lord if he should pursue. the Lord told him to “Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all”. So David went. David pursued and destroyed the enemy and recovered everything without fail! I’ll say that again. David recovered everything he had lost (and more), and utterly destroyed the enemy! You can read about this in 1 Samuel 30:1-19 (I recommend reading further but this will get the point across)

In the name of Jesus, I am going to pursue the enemy and recover all that he stole from me and I am going to destroy him and his influence in my life. I am taking hold of the power given to me by God.

Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying I am doing this. I am just the Lord’s battle ax.
Again like David said when going up against Goliath (spirit of fear would my Goliath),
“…but I come at thee in the name if the Lord of hosts (the name of Jesus today) the God of Israel, whom thou hast defied. this day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcasses of host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air and to the wild beasts of the earth;that all the earth may know there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the BATTLE IS THE LORDS AND HE WILL GIVE YOU INTO OUR HANDS.” 1Sam17:45-47

So it isn’t so much what I have to say in this post that matters. I thought it would be good to keep a thread alive for the sake of any child of God who is struggling with fear. Prayer requests are welcome but I think it would be good to post them in the Prayer section of the forum. I will start a thread there for this purpose however don’t misunderstand me, I will pray for you as will many others here. do not hesitate to ask.
I would like to see this post be added to with scripture, wisdom, and even testimonies regarding overcoming fear.

Please join me brothers and sisters in a crusade against the spirit of fear. We are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus! As for me and my house we will serve the Lord, and i want to do it actively. I’m tired of defending it’s time to PURSUE AND RECOVER ALL WITHOUT FAIL!
By the way the same person I heard the sermon about David from brought up the point that in many cases the word pursue in the Bible means “to chase after with hostile intent”!

I will be posting more scripture about fear here, but in the meantime please feel free to add to this. Please keep in mind I would like this to be a source of information in overcoming fear. Links that are appropriate are welcome to. I know there are some good articles floating around here, I will try to put up some of those links to.

God Bless you all!!! do the devil stomp!!!

P.S. the devil stomp is a dance I do when I want to show the Lord Jesus how much I love Him for loving and delivering me. I stomp once in a while….you can guess what I’m stomping. Try it when the devil is trying to get you down with fear, and recite scripture out loud. Claim your victory in the name of Jesus! Message me if there is any way I can help you or pray for you.

And here is a link to a prayer thread that is connected to this thread:
http://www.christian-faith.com/forjesus/prayer-thread-for-those-overcoming-the-spirit-of-fear

What do YOU think?

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  1. lookinforacity says:

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    My mother was tormented by the spirit of fear, from the time she was a small child of about 5.
    She did not like to be alone during the day, but was terrified to be alone at night, and also of the dark.
    Whenever she would visit relatives, she would stay awake all night, even if someone else was in the room with her.
    A few years before her death, I was impressed to give her the 91st. Psalm, as a comfort for her.
    Within the year she went to my sisters house for an extended visit, she was scared to death to go, because my sister lives out in the country on 50 acres, and isolated, same as always she was staying awake all night and only cat napping through the day, my sister was worried for her physical health if she was not getting enough sleep.
    One day she thought of a Psalm to give to our mother, in the hopes it would calm her concerning her fear.
    You guessed it, my sister gave our mother the exact same Psalm,
    At the time neither one of us were aware that the other had given her the same Psalm. But within the week of receiving it from my sister, our mother was able to go to sleep at a reasonable time and sleep all night without and disturbances. So much so that she actually commented herself, that she had not slept so soundly, for as far back as she could remember.
    Fear hath torment, and she was tormented for over 80 years, until she placed her Faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    My mother lived for the last 6 years of her life without the fear of being alone, or the dark, or sleeping by herself in a room at the other end of the house. “PRAISE THE LORD”
    If you too have problems with fear, read this Psalm slowly, comprehending fully, believing in your heart what our Father says is true.
    I can say my mother finally trusted in our Lord, and she was lifted out of the pit of despair, and fear.

    Psa 91:1-16
    1) He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

    2) I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

    3) Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

    4) He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

    5) Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

    6) Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

    7) A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

    *8) Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

    9) Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

    10) There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

    11) For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

    12) They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

    13) Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

    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.

    Be Blessed
    JIM

    • Timothy Luke says:

      That's a wonderful testimony… of not only overcoming fear, but of the power and patience of our witness! Had you not pointed her to that verse, she might not have paid attention when your sister did!

      Tim

  2. Linda Lange says:

    Hello friend: I had fear for 30 years, 18 as a Christian. I was in more fear because I thought I would be healed when I got saved! Afterall, by Jesus’ stripes I am healed, right? Wrong.. It didn’t work for me! I suffered silently with extreme panic attacks, anxiety, fear, phobias. I was in a living nightmare, and no one could help me. Not until one day when I learned ONE thing that was missing in my Christian life. It wasn’t the problem if I loved God, I did, well, the best I knew how. The problem was I wasn’t RECEIVING His love for me… His perfect, unconditional love… and its ONLY that love that will CAST out ALL fear and torment. All my casting down thoughts, all my trying to think on other things, even paying hundreds of dollars for a tape series from the midwest center for anxiety, didn’t CURE me… the only thing that did, AND IN ONE NIGHT… was confessing to God that I didn’t know how to receive His love. That I felt God was mad at me. That I was afraid He didn’t really care about me. I had to confess these accusations towards God. Because I was believing incorrectly. Jesus came to represent the Father, right? So why did I see Jesus as loving and kind, and God as a tyrant? Because the enemy didn’t want me to KNOW my Father in Heaven… and His love… because he knew that was when I would be set free. And I was. Two things took place: 1) I recognized that fear was a spirit, not an emotion I had to live with. So it was cast out. 2) I had to confess to God I was fearing Him in a wrong way, and that I didn’t know how to receive His love. I didn’t even BELIEVE He existed! Silly but true… I had to be honest where I was. And that’s when everything changed. I started learning to RECEIVE…. It’s the receiving part that separates us from devils! The devils even believe, the bible says, but they cannot repent and receive!

    For more on this topic, you can visit my website at http://www.truthfrees.org. There is a wealth of on-line teaching to help equip you for this battle. Because frankly, when we bump into this principality of fear, the battle is on… But the thing you need to know… YOU WILL WIN when you allow God to love you!

    Keep us posted on your progress.

    • Timothy Luke says:

      Linda, thanks for all you do to help people overcome fear! I have appreciated your ministry over the years. 

      I just want to share a revelation I had on 1 John 4:18.

      When I connect this verse with Jesus' admonition to love our enemies, even as the Father does, sending rain on the just and the unjust, and see that it is the framework the following words, "be ye therefore perfect, as your Father in Heaven is perfect," I look at the verse and see a wonderful dimension that to the degree I love others, more than I love myself, to this degree I will be set free from fear.  When a stray dog bites, there is much fear and anger. If it is our own dog that bites, we do not have the fear response. Why not? because, (I believe) I love Muffy, and can simply say "bad dog" and get on with my life.  Loving others selflessly, casts out fear, because fear is the "Guardian" of SELF.  If I deem my "self" as crucified with Christ, I now can count it all joy, rather than seeking to protect myself, I find my protection in His oversight.

      In dying to self, there is nothing there that anyone can take from me, for I have offered it all on the altar. and give it freely.  (turn the other cheek, now becomes an act of love, rather than a fearful proposition of further victimization)  If you run over a cat's tail, it will YEOWL! If the cat is dead, it will not…. so it is with us.  If I have died to myself, then there is nothing alive in me to be hurt, nor to feel the need to defend. My trust is in HIM and I know He will take care of it all.

      I know this is a bunch of scrambled thoughts, but hopefully some of it came out the way I intended and someone can be blessed!

       

  3. dresserandkeeper says:

    I have heard and read that the bible tells us 365 times not to fear. I have not personally counted all 365 times but have got far enough in my count to realize the point. God must not want us to fear?

    Fear is like one of the “ites” in the Old Testament. The children of Israel were commanded to drive those dwelling in the promised land out and not to fear the seemingly overwhelming odds and impossibilities. Likewise we are to drive the “ites”l (spirit of fear) out of our lives so that we may live life more abundantly in Christ (John 10:10) and overcome the enemy.
    this really helped me to look at my life as the children of Israel and the spirit of fear like the enemies that they faced. I actually use this for many things just replace the “fear” with whatever particular enemy I’m dealing with at the time. God tells us to make no covenant with the enemy or they will remain in our land (lives) and be a prick in our eye and a thorn in our side.

    Take a look at Joshua 1, the Lord was speaking through Joshua to the Gods people and commanding them to ARISE and go posses the land. He told them every place the soles of their feet walked on he had given them.
    The Lord promised them no man would stand before them and that He would never leave them, fail them, or forsake them.
    Then He commands them 3 different times to BE STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE (VS 6), ONLY BE THOU STRONG AND VERY COURAGEOUS (7), and (vs 9) HAVE NOT I COMMANDED THEE? BE STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE; BE NOT AFRAID NEITHER BE THOU DISMAYED: FOR THE LORD THY GOD IS WITH THEE WITHERSOVER THOU GOEST.

    wow!

    So if we replace the Hittites with the spirit of fear and the land is our “abundant lives” in Christ…you get the point.

    Not to many days ago I heard someone talking at our church about fear and worry and posed that fear and worry were like praying for what you are worrying or fearful about.

    I know sometimes it’s hard to imagine how we can ever overcome enemies so large and so established like fear in our lives…but we can through Christ! The bible says we are MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH CHRIST!

    I am no expert or official authority on deliverance but I do know how far the Lord has brought me into my promised land, and I can look back and see how many enemies He has made to fall before me. Yes we have to be obedient. We can’t just sit and wait, we have to ARISE and go to take the promised land, but he is faithful to go before us preparing the way. Not to long ago I was paralyzed with fear…that’s no exaggeration. I couldn’t work, be a father, husband or perform anything that I was supposed to because of the fear. It had a grip on me and stole life from me just like John 10:10 says the devil does. With help of Jesus and people here being very generous with their time I overcame.

    I speak abundant life to anyone reading this in the name of Jesus! Fear not! Arise in the name of Jesus and begin to go and posses your promised land! Be strong and of good courage!

    Do the devil stomp! Stomp his worthless lying head with your Jesus feet and tell him to take his fear and go walk in dry places because fear has no place in your life and is not welcome there. Amen.

    • That’s awesome! I praise God for the work in your life! Now you are able to encourage others!
      Keep on stomping!!
      Beloved

  4. Eibhlin says:

    Thanks so much for posting this. I am 40 and have been battling fear since I was a child. It just gets worse and worse. In the morning I am so terrified of the day ahead and all the fear I will feel that I don’t get out of bed until the afternoon. I have been saved for 14 years but only recently have I learned about healing and deliverance. I cry out to Jesus for deliverance from this spirit of fear all of the time but I am still terrified of the fear. I have agoraphobia and can’t overcome painful childhood memories. Please pray for me and please someone explain to me how I can overcome this fear. Thanking you in Jesus’ name.

    • Timothy Luke says:

      Dear Sister, Thank you for sharing your battle! There are so many who need deliverance. There are some key points to consider.

       

      1) Although fear is a spirit, it has come with a thought pattern and with lies you have come into agreement with. When you walk in agreement with the lies of fear, you have invited it to rule over you. Therefore, we must take thoughts captive, "for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty unto the pulling down of strongholds…." 2 Cor 10:5, etc.

       

       "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;  And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled."

       

      Fear is a vain "imagination" of "evil being greater than good" and it having the final say in our lives, rather than God in whom we trust.  For any fear you may list (list a few that bother you and lets give it a try!) there are specific scriptures that address those fears….

       

      The Spirit of Fear is a "high thing" It is a principality in the invisible realm.

       

      It exalts itself against the knowledge of God because in order for you to believe fear, you have to call God a liar and say His Word is not true for your life.

       

      It is an act of obedience to believe God, rather than fear. Jesus commands us to take no anxious thought for tomorrow, so, when we do, we are in disobedience.  Likewise we are to 'stand still and see the salvation of the Lord," but fear leads us to take matters into our own hands… the track record of this is destruction and the devil says, "it would have been a lot worse on you if you hadn't done SOMETHING!"  The truth is, we stood in the line of fire and God could not show Himself mighty on our behalf because we were in the way!

       

      2) Fear is the root of sin. 1 John 4:18, " There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

       

      God's law is love. The two great commandments are to 1 – Love God totally, and 2 – Love your neighbor as yourself.

       

      "Sin is the transgression of the law," 1 John 3:4.

       

      We either walk in love – trusting God to cover us and protect us as we determine to obey Him regardless of the outcome, or, we walk in fear, taking matters into our own hands….   This leads to mind racing and frantic thoughts, since we cannot take matters into our own hands competently when we do not know what the future holds in a given circumstance… so, we "run the scenarios" as I call it. We go through all the possibilities and plot ways to defend ourselves in all eventuality. We lose sleep, we lose peace, our bodies break down and now the fear is compounded because we are less able, or not able to physically defend ourselves even if we knew what was coming.

       

      Back to 1 John 4:18… "no fear in love," means this… When I love somebody more than I love myself, my fear is conquered!!  Example: When I was learning to speak in public, I was fearful of the audience response to "Tim," myself. I did not want snickering, or bad opinions about ME.  When the Lord revealed an aspect of 1 Jn 4:18, I was able to focus on getting the message across to the audience for their sakes, not mine. I made sure I had something valuable to say that would help people who needed what I had to offer.  When my concern for them eclipsed my concern for me, the power of fear was broken and I still had to guard against it, but I knew how and had the victory.

       

      "Perfect Love casts out fear," speaks to the power of me loving others more than self.  I have heard it preached that it meant if we have not been loved perfectly, we were open for fear. While this is accurate in many cases, I do not believe it is a true statement, nor one that John is seeking to convey.

       

      "Fear has torment," also brings to mind Matthew 18:23-35. In the parable about the necessity to forgive from our hearts, those who have sinned against us, there is a WARNING.  (If you do not likewise forgive those who sin against you, you too will be turned over to torment, until you have paid the utmost of an unpayable debt!)  The Spirit of Fear is one of those tormentors.

       

      Dear sister, you will need to forgive from your head before you can forgive from your heart, but it is a start!!  Who hurt you? The pain of their hurt is the evidence of unforgiveness in your heart. When the Lord sets you free of that, you will also be free from the pain – not the memory – of the past.  Read, click, Our Story and you will see how the Lord set my wife free from fear and the power of it, when she forgave the abusers of her childhood.

       

      "not made perfect in love," tells us that overcoming your fears is not optional, it is foundational to your Christian walk! The great news about this, is that if God expects you to overcome it, He will equip you with great power and peace to do so… but you must begin the journey in faith… are you ready???

       

      I hope this helps!! Blessings to you and yours. You CAN be Free!

       

      Your brother in Christ,

      Timothy

       

      PS – There is more to be said on this, but if you reply with questions or situations, perhaps I can be of further help.

       

      • Eibhlin says:

        Thank you for your response Timothy, it was encouraging and enlightening. You are right in saying that I believe fear more than I believe God – I don’t WANT to be like this but the fear rages in my body as tension and anxiety and in my mind as torment and depression. To be honest I don’t believe I have the capability to change but as you say I must believe God will give me the means to do so. How do you think I should go about changing the negative way in which I think and to think in a Godly way? Would reading aloud scriptures about fear be a good idea? Changing my thinking seems like such an insurmountable task.
        About unforgiveness, I do have bad memories about certain people but I don’t FEEL unforgiveness towards them, I just can’t understand why I still think about them. I guess it is because I haven’t forgiven them for certain things. Do I write out a list of the people’s names and ask God to help me forgive them? What is the best way to begin the process of forgiveness?
        I do love Jesus but I guess I fear the fear more, I am ashamed to admit that. I read your wife’s testimony, it was inspiring, Praise Jesus. Thanks again for your help and time.
        Eibhlin from Ireland

        • dresserandkeeper says:

          Hi Eibhlin,
          I find it interesting how familiar the spirit of fear’s tactics are on different people. It is the same with all of us I believe just varying circumstances. Tha in itself should be of some encouragement to you considering others that have and are overcoming the same spirit of fear that effects you.

          I am still no expert on the matter, and still battle some fears. Most of the fears that I was going through when I wrote this post I have overcome. Timothy Luke was a big help to me as well, you should welcome his advice, he knows what he is talking about. I do think your on the right track with memorizing scripture to. When the fear thoughts come rebuke them and begin speaking the word. This helped me tremendously.

          There are “roots” involved with fear sometimes and they need cut out to. I you pray to God to help reveal to you what needs revealed, He will get you through it. God does not want you bound by fear. It is the spirit of fear telling you that getting rid of your fearsome thoughts is impossible. The spirit of fear likes it’s hold on you and wants to remain making you miserable, but you don’t have to let it.

          I will pray for you and I know Timothy Luke is well versed in the subject of fear perhaps he can help you reveal some of the roots or open doors letting the fear live in your life. Either way you can overcome through Jesus, fear does not belong in our lives.

  5. It sounds shocking but mental insitutions,rehabs and mental wards will tell you that 90% of most humans problems are based on fear.I have talked to sex addicts that believe if they go with out doing something to themselves sexualley they will go insane.I have met prositutes that believe that no one can ever love them so their to fearful to quit having sex with people.One young person told me that porno movies pay her so well that if she was to quit making movies she would just srarve to death.So many peole allow fear to control them and they allow fear to run their life.A satanist said that GOd cant love me because of what I have done so if I didnt serve satan who than could except me?So many peopleare afraid to be alone but this is so sad because so many people are smarter and have been given much more wisdom than they realize.A young woman said I know my husband cheats on me and hits me but at least he feeds me,to where I can eat food.Be blessed Tim   http://exposingthedarkness.com/

  6. I REJOICE IN YOUR VICTORY!!!!!! I was delivered from a spirit of fear when I was saved.
    Thank God because that was the tip of the iceberg!
    I was absolutely convinced that I was going to come down with some awful disease,as a punishment for being so sinful. The torment was unbelievable!!!
    Fear like that is absolutely a demonic spirit!
    Psalms 34:4 ” I sought the Lord,and He heard me,and delivered me from all my fears” Keep stomping, you DO have the victory!!
    Beloved

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