Sunday, 29 June 2014
Sunday Special: Fear Is In What You Hear.
Have you ever wondered where your fears come from? I believe knowing the root cause of your fear is important in eliminating it.
Fear has a crippling effect on those it has its hold on. It stops people from taking on responsibilities and taking charge of their lives. There are many who had ideas of multi-billion naira companies who are beggars on the street today, because of fear. Dreams have been hindered and swallowed by this force.
By virtue of a Christian’s position in Christ, he is superior to the devil but the devil has one tool in weakening the Christian and bringing him under bondage. He uses FEAR.
And deliver them who through FEAR of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. Heb 2:15
How does the devil put fear in one’s heart? He uses fear-inducing words.
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God Romans 10:17
You may say, “but this verse is talking about faith not fear”. Please note that faith and fear are similar in the sense that both attitudes are based on your beliefs.
If you believe something terrifying, this builds fear in you. If what you believe edifying, you build faith in you.
Underneath that fear you feel is some negative information you heard and believed that is now haunting you.
This is what the devil does: he exposes you to words that create fear in you. Words like, “ritual killers on rampage in your neighborhood”, “witches are very powerful”, “life is not safe in your country etc. give birth to fear when you believe them. And when fear comes on you, it makes you vulnerable to the reality of the fear itself.
For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me Job 3:25
Don’t allow every kind of word enter you, because words can make or mar you.