THE AGE OF FEAR
A Christian brother was constantly tormented with spirit of fear through nightmares. He often dreamt that his grand-father and father who died mysteriously at different times came to tell him he was the next person to meet them in the grave. Unknown to him, there were actually enemies of the family who have vowed to wipe out all the males in the family all because of a parcel of land.
This Christian brother was constantly tempted to go to the witch doctor for charms that would stop his untimely death but when he had a message about fear that was taken from 2 Timothy 1:7, he was able to see that the spirit of fear was actually designed to make him run to another god that will make it easy for his enemy to strike him dead. With much prayers and fasting, the enemies of this Christian and his family began to die mysteriously one by one. When about five people in the same family had been struck dead, the family head ran to the brother and confess all his family had been doing to his family.
The Bible says in 2 Timothy 1:7, “for God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of sound mind.” We are in the age of fear and, going by this passage and the message that encouraged this Christian brother untill his enemies bowed to him, fear can do the followings in the life of everybody, including Christians:
1. It is capable of destroying the power given to every child of God in John 1:12. This is because it is a demonic spirit which is always empowered by those are fearful.
2. It is capable of removing the faith and confidence of a Christian that was brought about by love of God in John 3:16. It operates with this initial: F. E. A. R, which is False Evidence Appearing Real.
3.It is capable of removing the sanity of a Christians and makes him do what he is not supposed to do as a peculiar person and as royal priesthood that is described by 1 Peter 2:9.
The spirit of fear is a powerful weapon in the hand of the devil to subject humanity to his control. Hence he uses threats, financial and other insecurities to control people, including so many Christians. If you are a Christian, you need to call upon the Lord to remove this spirit in your life and if you are not in Christ Jesus, you need to receive Him into your life before you can be free from the spirit of FEAR. I pray that we shall all overcome the spirit of fear and live victorious Christian lives in Jesus’ name.