Spiritual Warfare Skill – No Fear
When you read the good old story when David, slays Goliath with a sling and stone, one of the first thing you notice is that, the Israelite Army including King Saul were” dismayed and terrified” of the giant. Goliath started and ended each day with taunts up to forty days. As this continued, it demoralized and diminished the fighting capability of the Israelites. They began to believe despite their best efforts, something undesirable was going to happen to them i.e., their defeat. This is basically the definition of fear—the belief that something is out there is going to get you and that, you can’t do anything to stop it. Fear can manifest itself in many ways— uncontrolled stress which manifests into anxiety then depression. Other ways include nervousness, worry, dread, hopelessness, panic, insomnia, addiction to drugs, alcohol and food. Fear which is spiritual can now affect your physical health and bring about problems such as chronic heartburn, unspecified skin rashes, bowel problems to name a few. These can spring up in your life from a variety of sources. Perhaps you experience fear as a result of the environment in which you were raised; you have been maltreated or abused physically or mentally, your family or and friends have made it look normal to be in fear; you feel like you’re left behind in life- all your friends are getting married and having children; the fear of getting old and can’t have children; or perhaps you experience fear as a result of trying to conceal mistakes and imperfections in your life; you are ashamed of something you’ve done in the past, and you worry that one day it will be made public and brought to light; you experience fear as a result of trying to control too many things in your life or you realized that most things in your life are out of your control, and this makes you fearful about what will happen in the future.
Fear can get a foothold in your life and begin to dominate you. It can demoralize you and ultimately diminish God’s glory in your life. Fear can chew away your life, erode your sense of confidence, rob you of sleep, blind you and steal your praises to God. Fear is a relentless weapon the enemy uses to trap and connect you to himself. And it is one that must be broken through the power of Jesus Christ, Yeshua our Commander in Chief. The solution to facing the giant of fear in your life is not by determination, but by faith in Jesus Christ. It isn’t so much saying, “Fear, go away,” but confessing, “I have confidence that, Jesus Christ is bigger than this giant and has already defeated it.” Apostle Paul said, “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Messiah”. When you see and hear God in and through his Word, the Word allows you to see and hear that HE is bigger than your Fear. This builds up your faith, and your faith in turn becomes the ‘stone’ that drops the giant of fear in your life. David used the word by faith,” Then David said to the Philistine, “You are coming to me with a sword, a spear and a javelin, but I am coming to you in the Name of Adonai-Tzva’ot, God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” The Holy Scriptures tells us that, the word became flesh and dwelt among us as Jesus Christ, Yeshua.
Identify the source of your fear today and place it in the hands of Yeshua. Put all your trust in God alone; You will be disappointed if you put your trust in mankind. Jesus Christ is telling you right now that, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Money will not take away your fear, but recognise Jesus Christ our Lord, has authority over the rulers, the powers, worldly forces of this darkness, and the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places, HE is above all wonders the world has ever known, including science and technology. ‘Keep your lifestyle free from the love of money and be content with what you have. Yeshua gave us a significant advice about the troubles of life, for no one can pass through this life without any form of attack from the devil and his army of demons. Rejoice, the Good News is that, our troubles signify great victory, you’re a child of God destined to go to Heaven. The enemy is doing everything possible for you to blame and curse God in your pain. This is a sin. Without repentance the enemy is then capable to derail you from the kingdom of God. Yeshua said,” Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Watch your mouth and examine your heart, never curse or blame God for your problems. He has promised never to leave you with his everlasting goodness, grace and mercies.
Before every battle, there is a briefing or speech by a commander to their troops. Moreover, you build courage to follow your leader into battle not by their persona but by their capabilities as a leader. Our Commander in Chief, told us to, “Watch out for false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruit. Grapes aren’t gathered from thorn bushes or figs from thistles, are they? Even so, every good tree produces good fruit, but the rotten tree produces bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will recognize them by their fruit’’. Who do you spend your time listening to? Are they growing your faith or growing your fear? As a soldier of Jesus Christ, the opposite of fear isn’t courage but Faith in God. ‘Faith in God can move mountains’- And whatever you ask in prayer, trusting Jesus you shall receive. God reminded Joshua a great soldier of the Israelites that,” Have I not commanded you? Chazak! Be strong! Do not be terrified or dismayed, for Adonai your God is with you wherever you go.” God is telling you the same today, this very hour to be strong.
Take a moment, and name what is keeping you up at night. Grab a pen and write them down, and then offload those cares to the ONE who has promised to care for you. Cast all your worries on Him, for He cares for you today and forever if you just believe. Remember we are not like others- one of our weapon is Praise and Worship to the God of all creations; they are so powerful in breaking any chain of fears attached to our lives. Don’t spend so much time listening to songs of this world, watching immoral television programs, allow ourselves to be addicted to social media or listening to negative people– these are currently the secret weapons the enemy is using to trap you with fear. ‘You are no longer content in life and want to be what you see and hear’. So, grab your sword which is the word of God against ALL your fears and fill your mouth and heart with Praise and Worship to our God. Buy yourself The Holy Scriptures-Bible today if you don’t have one. This will be your armory complete with every weapon required to fight and defeat the dark spirit of fear; inspired by the Holy Spirit. Why are you taking medication for something which is invisible? Why are you doing or considering therapy when the answer is here? Many have been diagnosed with illnesses they do not need medication for, but is due to systemic dehydration of their entire body. Our bodies which is also a temple of God, has about 60% or more of water depending on other factors such as age. Water the basic necessity of man was created by God in the beginning vastly for a reason. Enough every day is essential for everything from maintaining a healthy weight to energy levels and flushing toxins out of the body; if toxins are not flushed out sufficiently, it can cause various illnesses including cancer in different organs, whilst other illnesses are demonic related-spiritual and invisible and can only be cured with deliverance.
When you spend time to read the Bible yourself, you will recognise that, the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Fear a secret weapon used by the devil, attaches itself to your heart like a seed and if not uprooted with the word of God, grows to become stress, then anxiety, depression and so forth until you become demoralised in life. Fear will now affect your finances because, you cannot stay at work or have the desire to get a job. One ends up with various mental health diagnosis leading to taking medication or referrals for therapy treatment, which brings about more stress and the cycle becomes a never-ending problem. Poor relationships with colleagues, friends, partners or spouses and children, your “family network” is the ultimate goal of the enemy. We are all one family irrespective of race or colour. A Family with love is the foundation that everything else thrives and not things of this world, money. The Word which is God’s own breath, is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training to stay away from sin, so that you may be thoroughly equipped for everything you do in life.” With the word, you will begin to see God’s might, recognise the LOVE He has for you, and know that HE will always come through. If you have fear, simply put all your hopes onto our Lord Jesus Christ- YESHUA today and victory will be yours.
I relegate fear to its proper place; into the hands of Jesus Christ- Yeshua today; Adonai, my Lord God is bigger than my fears and has overcome. Amen
1 Samuel 17; Ephesians 6:12; Isaiah 43:1-2,18-19; 1 John 4:8; Philippians 4:6; Psalm 34:4; Isaiah 41:10; Deuteronomy 31:6; Psalm 118:6; Romans 8:31; Luke 11:33-36; Romans 10:17 ;1 Samuel 17:45; John 1:1-18; Matthew 19:26; Hebrews 13:5; Matthew 6:34; Matthew 7:15-20; Matthew 21:18-22; Joshua 1:9 ;1 Peter 5:7; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:16; Lamentations 3:22-23
Accepting Yeshua [Jesus Christ] in your Spirit [heart]
There is a Promise in the Holy Scriptures at John 3:16, ‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life’ .
Jesus Christ foretold the ‘signs of the end of time’ in Matthew 24, …the Good News of the kingdom shall be proclaimed in the the whole world as a testimony to all nations and then the end will come.
All you have to do now is accept YESHUA– Jesus Christ as your Messiah in your heart; and if you do this willingly this day at this very hour, you will be saved just like the criminal on the cross with Jesus Christ in Luke 23:42-43, ”And he said, “Yeshua, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”Yeshua said to him, “Amen, I tell you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” There is no true loving parent that will lock their door in the middle of the night to a rebellious child. They either wait for them to come back or go out looking for them. So what do expect Our Loving Father HaShem to do? The door to come back into the kingdom of God is open for you. Yeshua is the only way to the Father. Is never too late to be saved and there is no sin ever committed that, God can not forgive, if you willingly come to HIM with repentance.
Now tell someone you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal saviour today; Jesus Christ called everyone to Himself publicly.
Yeshua is the Lion of the tribe of Judah that was slain for all your sins and with HIM you will face no judgement on the last day, no matter your religion, gender, race or believe. The Holy Scriptures of Revelation 5 promises us that, by Yeshua’s blood shed on the cross we are all saved. Just believe…
God bless you, Amen Amen Amen.