Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you – Luke 10:19
There’s no reason for you to be afraid of the devil, because Jesus defeated and paralyzed him (Colossians 2:15), and gave you the victory (1 Corinthians 15:57). So, you’ve triumphed over Satan already (2 Corinthians 2:14; Romans 8:37); never be afraid of him! Jesus has the keys of hell and of death (Revelation 1:18) which means you don’t even have to be afraid of death. Death has also been defeated (Hebrews 2:14); it’s the last enemy that shall be destroyed (1 Corinthians 15:26). So, why would you accommodate fear?
Jesus said, “…the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me” (John 14:30). This was the testimony of the Son of God. This should be your testimony as well. Every now and then, you should declare: “Satan has nothing in me! He doesn’t have his doubts in me! He doesn’t have his fears in me!” Thoughts of fear will cripple your faith, and stop the power of God from flowing in your direction. So, when negative thoughts—thoughts of fear, defeat and frustration—come to you, eliminate them speedily.
Fear is a tormenting spirit that creates the perfect environment for Satan to intimidate and dominate people’s lives. However, the Holy Spirit in you helps you deal with fear; He’s the One that invigorates you with miracle-working ability in your inner man. He emboldens and strengthens you on the inside, dispelling fear of every kind.
Perhaps, you’ve been having fears in your life—fear of terror, fear that something terrible might happen to you, stop the fear! The Bible says, “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler” (Psalm 91:4). Wow! This is the Lord talking here; assuring you that there’s nothing to fear, because He’s with you always (Hebrews 13:5). Whether in the nighttime or daytime, He protects you and takes care of you. Therefore, rid your heart of fear! Remember, fear is the opposite of faith and without faith; you cannot please God (Hebrews 11:6). Fear is faith in the ability of the enemy, the devil; that’s why it’s vital for you to eliminate fear.
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The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? He’s the strength of my life; therefore, I’m bold and courageous at all times! In the time of trouble, I’m shielded in His pavilion; I dwell under His mighty arm of protection! He’s my refuge and my fortress, and I triumph gloriously in His Name. Halleluiah.
Further Study: Proverbs 29:25; Isaiah 41:10; 2 Timothy 1:7