Teaching and Prayer for the spirit of FEAR

The Spirit of FEAR

Who has intermittent stress, worry, anxiety and fear? Who has it constantly?

Who likes to control things around them, to be in control?

Who has Irritable bowel syndrome, spastic colon, asthma, shortness of breath, stomach ulcers or confusion and double mindedness… can’t decide what to do…especially in a crisis.

Stress, worry, anxiety and fear are actually all the same thing, and today we are going to speak about the Fear group which is the biggest block to intimacy with God and is also the most common problem we have!

We know that God created man for close companionship with Him…

Gen 3:8 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day

…and sin separates us from God…

and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.

The 1st effect of separation from God is…?

Gen 3:9 But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, "Where are you?"

Gen 3:10 And he said, "I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself."

FEAR keeps us far from God…keeps us away from communion and intimacy with God… FOREVER…

Rev 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

When I 1st read this scripture I thought God is very unfair because I had a lot of fear. My father beat me half to death every 2nd day so I had a lot of fear. Was it my fault? No! So why should I sit in the lake of fire? Let’s look at why!

What is FEAR? –My Acronym is – a False Expectation Appearing Real –

Fear believes bad things will happen…

So we see that Fear is the opposite of faith…faith believes good things will happen…

Rom 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!"

Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please him

So faith is a form of worship…so what is fear then? Also worship! But who is worshiped? satan!

So what is the origin of Fear? You could say Separation but what happens when you are separated from God? Are you alone there in the wilderness? No? Who is there? Who came to Jesus in the wilderness? satan? So should we avoid the wilderness like the plague? NO! Go there to overcome…like Jesus did!

2Ti 1:7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

It is a spirit!! Who gave us this spirit. Yes, you’re right –satan!

So what did God give us? A spirit of power and love and self-control.

What spirit did Joshua and Caleb have? What spirit did the other 10 spies have? What spirit did Abraham have? When he lied to the King about Sarah being his sister? Twice! Yes, a spirit of fear. So we see Abraham became the friend of God, he didn’t start there! But what took him there was his OBEDIENCE!!

OK, so what are we going to do about the fear you have? Send you to the wilderness? No!

So what is the antidote to FEAR? Yes a spirit of power and love and self-control. But where does that come from. Yes, from God…gut who is God? God is LOVE!!

1Jo 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth’s rite of Passage?

His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night, he is a MAN. He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own. The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him. The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man! Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold. It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm. We, too, are never alone. Even when we don’t know it, God is watching over us, sitting on the stump beside us.

When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out to Him.

Let’s look at the effects of FEAR. God gives us a spirit of power and love and self-control.

So the 1st thing we lose is POWER! When you wake up from a nightmare don’t you feel weak and helpless?

The 2nd thing we lose is the ability to receive LOVE…and then to give love…you can’t give what you don’t have! Love does not consider itself but others. We become selfish! It all goes about me, myself and I…remember the control we spoke about earlier…all about what I want!!

The 3rd thing we lose is self-control or as the KJV says a sound mind.

We try to control others instead of ourselves and we become confused and double minded… Jam 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways

Do these effects of fear sound familiar? OK.

So the bottom line is you have an evil spirit of fear in you!

What do we do? We cast it out! Who let it in? Yes you! So who must cast it out? Me? No! You have the authority in your life so you cast it out.

Eph 4:7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

Eph 4:8 Therefore it says, "When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men."

What did Jesus do? He gave you grace to set you free from the clutches of satan. God gave Adam authority over the earth. Adam gave it to the serpent when he was disobedient. Why was the consequence death? Because God was angry with them? No! God is life…separation from Him…is death! Who is separated from God and instigated the separation from God of Adam and Eve, as well as our separation from God? satan! Jesus overcame satan, took away his power over death…and gave us that very same gift…authority over satan and death!

Rev 1:18 I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

So let’s backtrack again…God gave Adam authority over the earth.

Adam gave his authority to the serpent

Jesus took it away from satan when he overcame death…

Jesus gave it to us…through Peter…

Mat 16:16 Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

Mat 16:17 And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.

Mat 16:18 And I tell you, you are Peter (stone), and on this rock (Speaking of the revelation Peter had – the nature of Jesus Himself who is the Rock) I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Mat 16:19 And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven. And whatever you bind on earth shall occur, having been bound in Heaven. And whatever you may loose on the earth shall be, having been loosed in Heaven. LITV – 1st the spiritual then the physical

OK. So you have a spirit of fear, how did it get into you? Usually it comes in very early in life, that is why it feels so familiar, it feels like it is you! It has been with you for so long…you accept it as yours…It usually comes in with shock or with trauma When you get a big fright what do you do? Hhhh…and it’s in…

FEAR occupies various places in our bodies and has an effect on them…

The throat…it closes up and squeezes the life out of you…you can’t get air… Like when you wake up from a Nightmare

The lungs… it does the same… squeezes the life out of you…you can’t get air… ASTHMA

The stomach… ULCERS

The intestine… Irritable bowel syndrome and spastic colon
The mind… Confusion and double mindedness…can’t decide what to do…especially in a crisis…

The head only contains 60% of your brain cells – 10% are in your heart and 30% are in your intestine. The mind is now believed to be the 40% not in your head…this is where decisions originate…

The Vagus nerve… This runs through and connects the brain, ears, throat, internal organs and intestine… It seems like the spirit of fear uses this as a channel to affect all the connected areas…

Prayer to cast the spirit of FEAR out

So, now we will pray and YOU will cast out the spirit of FEAR…

You allowed it in and you will cast it out.

Do you want it out? Say aloud. I WANT TO CAST OUT THE SPIRIT OF FEAR.

Do you give me permission to assist you to get it out? YES. I give you permission to assist me to cast out the spirit of fear.

PRAY ALOUD….

Father God, thank You that you created me in Love,
with a purpose and calling in this world,
and You love me so much that You sent your only Son,
Jesus – to die for my Sin, my Iniquity and my Transgressions,
for my Shame, my Pain, my Guilt and the Torment in my life,
as well as ALL the Curses and Diseases that could come upon me.

After Jesus died, he descended into the depths, into the hand of satan,
and after 3 days, Your Holy Spirit raised Him from the dead,
He broke loose from the hand of satan,
Overcame death, satan, and all his demons,
and Your word says in Eph 4:8
"When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men."
The gift He gave to me is authority in my life over the fear of death, satan and all the demons.

Jesus then ascended into heaven, where He is seated at your Right hand,

WAITING for his enemies to be made His footstool – to be put under His feet.

Since Jesus is waiting, I realise it is NOT His job to put His enemies under His feet,

But since He gave me authority…

I realise it is MY job to put His enemies, who are also my enemies, under His feet.

And so, Father, I confess that I have allowed spirits of fear, rejection and torment to work in my life, (ADD IN ANY OTHER PROBLEMS YOU ARE EXPERIENCING)

I have given them space in my body and in my mind, and I acknowledge this as sin.

I repent of this sin by turning away from it, and I accept the freedom Jesus paid such a high price for,

I break my agreement and my covenant with fear, rejection and torment,

and I take back the space and the time I gave them in my body and in my mind,

and I ask that as they leave me, You will fill me with Your Perfect Love,

which casts out fear. Your word says there is no torment in Love.

I break my covenant and agreement with the spirit and actions of UNBELIEF which has acted as a gatekeeper and kept the lies of fear, rejection and torment in my life.

I now command fear, rejection and torment to uproot themselves from my body. Get out of my intestine, stomach, lungs, throat, mind and my VAGUS nerve – Right NOW in the Name of Jesus.

(Take a very deep breath and hold it in while you picture the dark mist in your intestine, stomach, lungs, throat and mind, and gather it together in the air in your lungs and then blow it out hard, while commanding it to go. A few breaths may be necessary until you feel a lightness and freedom… DON’T HYPERVENTIALETE)

Father, thank you that you promised to fill me with Your Perfect Love which casts out fear, I accept Your Perfect Love and I ask that you fill me now with Your Peace that passes understanding and with your Joy, which is my strength. I worship you and I honour Your Holy name. Thank you Father God. Amen.

This prayer was given by Holy Spirit so has no copyright on it – share in only together with the teaching.

TESTIMONY

About 2 weeks ago, I sat with the Lord, had a lot of hurt inside of me because of the fact that I am so soft and sensitive and it is so easy for people to walk over me… And this is what he said to me… Hope it will encourage you…

Child,

Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you. You were placed upon this earth not by mistake. I knew what I was doing then and I know what I am doing now.

Forget what people say about you. Trust what I’m saying about you! Are my word not more trustworthy than the word of man? Did I not know you and design you? Did I not create you fearfully and wonderfully? Did I not call you by your name?

I see you as I created you and not as you were pushed and pulled and moulded by the world and its people.

People have hurt you. I see your hurt. But realise that they have hurt me first. You are not defined by their opinions of you. You are not a product of who they think you are. I specialise in embarrassing the proud, and bringing the darkness to the light. Any false statement made against you, is darkness and I will lift you up into the light, and the truth will not only set you free but others too.

What is more important… What men say about you or what I say about you?

I will mend your broken heart again, I will give you beauty for ashes. I will lift you out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; I will set your feet on a rock and give you a firm place to stand. I will put a new song in your heart.

NOTE THIS PART! : I will do the same for those who have come against you. If they call upon my name, I will rescue them too and they too will be restored. See… this life has left all my children broken… And I’m in the restoring business!

I play no favourites!

"Look at it this way. If someone has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders off, doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine and go after the one?

You were a lost sheep with no idea who you were or where you were going. Now you’re named and kept for good by the Shepherd of your soul, which is me! The Good Shepherd puts the sheep before himself, sacrifices himself if necessary. As I did for you on the cross…

Stop worrying!

I’ll see to it that everything works out for the best.

Remember who I am and remember who you are… who I have created you to be…

I’m a fierce warrior, and I am at your side. Nothing can separate you from my love… And I will never leave you nor forsake you.

I’m your Abba father, the one you can boldly come to anytime you need to chat…

I’m love and my love for you is limitless…

We will walk this road together… One step at a time…

I Love you, Daddy God

Compiled by Chris Albany

Chris@LoveInspires.co.za

www.LoveInspires.co.za

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