The fruit of your fear shows you the root of the fear…
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. That fear isn’t like the spirit of the fear that the enemy brings. It’s a reverence. An acknowledgment of God’s greatness. A desire to walk well so you remain close to His heart. It’s a healthy fear.
The spirit of fear causes panic and anxiety. It nudges people toward mistakes because they feel out of control. Spirit of fear has to do with a fear of punishment and bad outcomes.
Can you see the difference?
The fruit of the fear of the Lord is righteousness. The fruit of the spirit of fear is all compromise.
Look at this scripture…
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved- and that by God. Philippians 1:27-28
When we refuse to be frightened by those who oppose us, we are prophesying their destruction. How powerful is that? Wow.
The more fear barks at you and demands your surrender to it…the more it tries to paralyze you with its heaviness, the more you should be encouraged to stand firm in peace.
Jesus is the Prince of peace. Where Jesus is, there is always peace.
It’s time for us to prophesy death to the enemy by refusing to give in to the spirit of fear. It’s time for the believers to walk away from being controlled by the spirit of fear, who is trying to bully all of our culture into captivity.
This is our exodus season!!! Arise. Break agreement with the spirit of fear!! Put on the fear of the Lord!! Walk in righteousness and truth. Hold fast to the Lord. Stay focused on His eyes.
Come Lord Jesus and break the yoke of fear from our lives. Place within each one of us a hunger for righteousness. Bless our families. Bless our homes. Bless our obedience. Fill us with a fierceness and authority that makes hell shake in fear. I turn all fear that the enemy has pointed at me back into the enemy camp. I label all reports of fear sent my way with “return to sender” and refuse to entertain even the thoughts. I will trust in You. Your news is always good news. I love You. In Jesus’ name, amen.