The video above ties in so beautifully with the messages [below] I receieved through other vessels used by God to remind me, that FEAR IS A LIE! Enjoy!
Fear is Evil
Have no fear. Fear is evil and “perfect Love casts out fear.” There is no room for fear in the heart in which I dwell. Fear destroys Hope. It cannot exist where is Love is, or where Faith is. Fear is the curse of the world. Man is afraid–afraid pf poverty, afraid of loneliness, afraid of unemployment, afraid of sickness. Many, many are man’s fears. Nation is afraid of nation. Fear, fear, fear, everywhere. Fight fear as you would a plague. Turn it out of your lives and home. Fight it singly. Fight it together. Never inspire fear. It is an evil ally. Fear of punishment, fear of blame. No work that employs this enemy of Mine is work for Me. Banish it. There must be another and better way. Ask Me, and I will show it to you. – God Calling
Do We Live in Fear or Peace?
Most of us would probably argue that we would never trust the devil. But it might not occur to us that putting our faith in anoyone or anything besides God creates only symptomatic cures and is actually idolatry. An idol is anything you trust more than you trust God, or anything you have to check with before you say yes to God.
In my own life, I have struggled at times with the fear of death. If I have some negative physical symptom, I immediately go to the doctor to find out what is wrong and what can be done to help cure me. Let me clearly state that I am in no way opposed to seeing a Dr. when you are sick. Jesus Himself said that those who are sick need a physician (see Matthew 9:12). But after all the tests are run and the results are in, we still have to decide if we will trust God or man. It is so important that we do not confuse the facts with the truth.
Physicians, for example, are trained to giuve us the facts. It is their job to diagnose our conditions and identify the best treatment based on their training, experience, and the available informations. But the truth– what God says about a situations or condition- overides the facts. A doctor should never have the final wordm therefore, on our condition or treatment. We must always consult the Great Physician and be guided by His prognosis before we ever subject ourselves to the medical profession. We often fear the worst when we visit the Dr. or find ourselves in some other situation in which we feel powerless. The apostle john wrote, “There is no fear in love; but the perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love” (1 John 4:18). Think about it–Daddy is God and He made everything in the universe simply by speaking it into exstence, and He happens to love us enough to send His Son to die for us, then it stands to reason that worry is completely irrational!
Is it not true that all anxiety, fear and torment in a Christian’s life can be traced back to the fact that we have forgotten who we are and /whose we are? This brings us back to what we learned from the life of Nehemiah and the temptation of Christ in the wilderness. In both cases, the enemy’s devious strategy was to try to get them questioning who they were.
If you are dealing with anxiety, torment, fear, low self-esteem, depression or any other negative emotion, it is very likely they you have forgotten that the Creator of the universe LOVES YOU. Do not entertain the enemy’s questions about how valuable you are. As Pastor Bill Johnson says, ” Any thought that does not inspire hope is rooted in a lie.” Let’s stop believing lies! Let’s embrace the truth and live in peace.
From the book written by Kris Vallotton Spirit Wars (highly recommend)