Don’t Talk Fear
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God . . . — ISAIAH 41:10
Don’t confess fear. Some people might say, “But what if I’m afraid?” Well, you’re not really afraid if you look at it the way God looks at it. Dare to think like God thinks. Second Timothy 1:7 says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” God has not given you a spirit of fear. So begin to confess only what God has given you.
Confess, “I have a spirit of power that drives away fear. I have a spirit of love. I have a spirit of a sound mind.” Fear will tell you, “You’re losing your mind.” And if you listen to it, you will become fearful, nervous, and distracted. The devil will tell you that you’re losing your mind. But don’t confess that. Start confessing, “I don’t have a spirit of fear. God didn’t give it to me, and I won’t accept it. I have a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind.”
Fear comes from the outside to take hold of you. It’s not in you if you’re a Christian. So don’t open the door to the devil. Don’t invite him in.
Your confession of something creates the reality of it. That’s what I want you to get. If you’re going to wait for something to become real before you start believing and confessing it, it will never happen. But when you confess it, then it begins to dominate you.
Now there will be battles, because the devil is the god of this world. He’ll put every kind of obstacle he can in your way. But every time you win a victory, it gets easier and easier. And after awhile, you’ll come to the place where every time the devil sticks his head up, you’ll just start laughing, because you know the way of victory.
Confession: I don’t talk fear. God has not given me a spirit of fear. God has given me the spirit of power, love, and a sound mind. Therefore, I confess that I have a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind. And that’s what I have! That’s what becomes a reality in my life.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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