As Believers, we must recognize fear as the dangerous portal to evil that it is – Fear is the foundation of almost any poor decision, and the primary spiritual root cause of almost every emotional malaise. Fear will kill you unless you kill it first –
Hebrews 13:6 AMP
So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm (I will not fear or dread or be terrified.) What can man do to me?
If you look closely at the root of all negative emotion; envy, discord, strife, jealousy, insecurity, selfish ambition, pride, disrespect, lying it is undergirded and confidently supported by a sled of FEAR, which is the antithesis of faith. God will only work through faith (the leaning on the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) to upright you in your circumstances. Fear simply prolongs the ride. Fear Not! The Scriptures exhort us never to be afraid.
When Jesus’ Body was sacrificed on our behalf – He purchased our right to a free mind; freedom from all torment, fear, anxiety, confusion, shame, and depression. ( Isaiah 53:5 ) His Blood purchased our deed of ownership to the right to peace always as our natural state. Jesus’ sacrifice allows each of us the opportunity to walk out this knowledge by utilizing the tool box of the Eternal Covenant; the Name of Jesus, the Blood of Jesus, and the Word of God. When you pray, do not do so begging God from a defeated or even a weakened stance – you ALREADY OWN PEACE OF MIND – YOU ARE ALREADY FREE. It was purchased for you through the grace of the Exchange and is to be internally maintained through the Power of the Holy Spirit. Pray from a position of ownership, not as a tenant.
Hebrews 10:14-23 AMP
For by a single offering He has forever completely cleansed and perfected those who are consecrated and made holy. And also the Holy Spirit adds His testimony to us (in confirmation of this). For having said, This is the testament, covenant) that I will set up and conclude with them after those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their hearts, and I will inscribe them on their minds (on their inmost thoughts and understanding), He then goes on to say, And their mind and their law breaking I will remember no more. Now where there is absolute remission (forgiveness and cancellation of the penalty) of these (minds and law breaking) there is no longer any offering made to atone for sin. Therefore brethren since we have full freedom and confidence to enter the Holy of Holies that is through His flesh and since we have such a great and wonderful and noble Priest (Who rules) over the house of God. Let us all come forward and draw near with true (honest and sincere) hearts in unqualified engendered by faith having our heats sprinkled and purified from a guilty (evil) conscience and our bodies cleansed with pure water. So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word.
If you have a relationship with Jesus as your Savior you now live IN CHRIST JESUS – covered and protected in Him and by Him. You own the mind of Christ – your mind and Christ’s mind are ONE. This is a dynamic shift in thinking – we pray from a free and redeemed stance; whether you feel free or not. You possess everything that you need for your own freedom and deliverance. You are now One with Christ Jesus and when the Father looks at you, He sees You through the lens of His Son’s sacrifice. Now picture not the Jesus Christ beaten, covered in blood, and dying while hanging from a tree but see the Christ Jesus of the Revelation.
And in the midst of the lampstands (One) like a Son of Man, clothed with a robe which reached to His feet and with a girdle of gold about His chest. His head and His hair were white like wool, (as white) as snow, and His eyes (flashed) like a flame of fire. His feet glowed like burnished bronze as it is refined in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of many waters. In His right hand He held seven stars, and from His mouth there came forth a sharp two-edged sword, and His face was like the sun shining in full power at midday. Rev. 1:13
This is Your Jesus Now. He has given you His Holy Spirit and you are strong IN HIM. God loves you. We must understand what we now own and learn how to pray –
STRATEGIC PRAYER AGAINST FEAR/ ANXIETY/ CONFUSION/ OFFENSE
I thank you Father, for the authority that I own because of the sacrifice of Your Son on the Cross on my behalf; every lash He took on His Body, every thorn in that Crown, and every nail that pierced Him purchased healing in my body and peace within my mind. I ask that my heart and mind be sprinkled with the blood of Christ Jesus and therefore guarded by Him. That your Holy Spirit apprehend every spirit that is not from God.
Fear, (or anxiety, confusion, offense, condemnation) I command you by the Power and Authority that I have by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on my behalf, to release me now. As I look unto Jesus and the crown of thorns that He wore to pay for my mind to be free, I decree that the spirit of Fear be bound and broken in the name of Jesus. I ask the Holy Spirit to release in me the mind of Christ – Jehovah Shalom.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name AMEN!
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The greatness of God rouses fear within us, but His goodness encourages us not to be afraid of Him. To fear and not be afraid – that is the paradox of faith.
Knowledge of the Holy A.W. Tozer