Sunday, October 11, 2009
Demon of Fear
O.K. let’s look at some demons:
Belial, Jezebel, fear, anti-christ, deaf & dumb, infirmity, jealousy, haughty, lying, unclean spirit, perverse spirit, bondage, seducing, heaviness, death… and I just heard of a new one I didn’t know – vampire. I haven’t been taught about this one by the Father yet, but as I write this blog, He may reveal some things. It certainly is important to me if there is a vampire spirit, because there is a 13 year old, dear to my heart who loves all things vampire and all things Twilight – the movie, the book, the actors. I’ll cover the demons above and any others that come up.
The most troublesome demon to me is the demon of Fear.
What I’ve learnt is that we humans allow demons to enter us. Satan can do nothing to us unless we allow him. You see God sent His Son, Jesus Christ to die for us and He went down to Hell and took the power from Satan. Now Satan has to come through humans to do anything. When we sin, we give Satan the ability to enter our life. Let’s see the sin that brings the demons of fear running to us. We fear! Fear is a sin? Have you ever thought of that? Well, Jesus said “Fear not” so many times that I guess it’s something we’re not supposed to do. My dad used to say, worry is a sin. When we worry, we’re actually telling God, He can’t take care of us. The same thing with fear. We might say, we can’t do without fear, but God says “Fear not”. They say it’s said 365 times in the Bible. Why would He tell us not to do something that there was no way we couldn’t do. With Him, we know all things are possible, so it must be something we can do without.
When you fear or are afraid, the devils come running. It’s like their honey. They love fear. Hence the Bible says ‘fear is not of God”, 2 Timothy 1:7 (which really speaks of timidity is not of God and encourages us to speak the gospel boldly); Isaiah 41:10 (this is just a definitive statement of God saying don’t be afraid, that He is right here with us and don’t be afraid because He is our God); 1 John 4:18(of course I grew up on this translation - 18There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. (NIV), but this translation is clearer - 17-18God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we're free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ's. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love. (The Message).
More next time, but don’t let me do all the talking. Join in. Ask questions and add the knowledge you have gained about this topic, by just living.