Author: Dr. John A. Tetsola
March 19, 2018

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear)

2 Timothy 1:7 AMP 

God has not given us a spirit of fear, but unfortunately, many Christians have received a spirit of fear at some time in their life. When we live and walk in the spirit of fear it hinders what God desires to do in us and in the earth as well. We will never truly accomplish the purposes of God when we live in fear. It is estimated that 80% of Christians today are oppressed by a spirit of fear. This means much of what God truly desires to do in the earth realm is being hindered by this spirit.

Everyone experiences fear. There are big fears that we’re very aware of and little ones that we may not even realize we have. Fear is a tool the enemy uses to make us miserable and destroy the Kingdom in our lives. Because it’s such a common way the enemy attacks believer’s lives, I think of it as the master spirit he uses to manipulate people and keep them out of God’s will. The spirit of fear is very often far worse than what it is we fear. Jesus Christ redeemed you and I from the curse of fear according to Galatians 3:13. To overcome fear God's way and overcome all the attacks of the spirit of fear we have been given mighty divine weapons.

  1. The consciousness of the presence of God.
  2. Love.
  3. The weapon of courage.
  4. The knowledge of God’s will in our lives. Don’t allow fear to contain you.