Psalm 27:1– “The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life-of whom shall I be afraid?”
The foundation of our relationship with God is faith. Our relationship began in faith and everything of God’s in our lives continues by faith. The promise of salvation in our lives was received by faith and every other promise that we will ever experience is received and manifested in our lives by the same truth – FAITH. Jesus said it like this in Matthew 21:22,”Believe and Receive.” Or, in other words, doubt and do without. One of the unchanging characteristics of God is, He is good! One of the main characteristics of the devil (our enemy) is he is not good. Fear is one of the main tools of the devil. Fear is faith, just in the devil and what he is wanting to do. The Apostle Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 1:7 – “God has not given us a spirit of FEAR….” Simply put, if it’s of fear then it can’t be of God. Fear can also be identified as unbelief. On several occasions Jesus would ask his disciples, “Why are you so faithless?” Because fearfulness is the same as faithlessness. God warns us of the sin of unbelief. In Hebrews 3:19, God says that His people, the people He promised the land of blessing (the Promised Land), missed out because of UNBELIEF. Unbelief always seems like a safe place because it always gets what it expects. Unbelief will always keep us from the blessings God promised to us.
Like faith, fear is a substance. Satan has no power over the believer except when we come into agreement with his unbelief and fear. Dr. Mike Murdock said, “What you tolerate, you authorize to exist.” When we give in to the enemy’s fearful suggestions, we come into agreement with him. This agreement with the enemy allows the existence of every lie, deception, and fearful thing to continue.
Faith in God and His Word will always overcome every attack of the enemy. Because faith moves God and heaven on your behalf, it causes the promise that you are in faith believing God for to come into existence. So, I ask, what promise are you in faith believing God for? The writer of Hebrews said, “Without faith it is impossible to please God…” Everything God has done, He did by FAITH. He created the earth by FAITH. He gave His son Jesus to be our redeemer, by FAITH. He is the God of FAITH. So, he expects the same from us His sons and daughters. Without faith it’s impossible to please Him – BUT – with FAITH we please Him.
Today is your day of victory and break through so stand up and take your place. Claim the promises that belong to you as a son or daughter of our faith-honoring Father. Then, everything that He has promised will come true in your life.
My prayer for you today is that you will conquer and overcome every fear tactic of the enemy’s by standing in faith on God’s Word. Be FEARLESS and see every promise that God has made become yours.