One of the main tools and wiles the enemy uses to cripple us from fighting the God fight of faith is FEAR. Fear has been said to be “False Evidence Appearing Real” and that is exactly what it is. The enemy takes a situation or a challenge you are facing and presents it in the worse possible way, but he presents it so convincingly that it appears to be real or to be the truth! He knows that when you BELIEVE and maintain your confession concerning God’s Word, you will have what have been praying for. So his main objective is to cripple that faith through unbelief and thus prevent you from receiving what God has in store for you.
As much as fear is a tool, it is also a SPIRIT; an evil one. That is why the Bible says in 2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP) that, “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.” As a born again Christian, God has given you a spirit of power, love and sound mind, and with this spirit there is no room for unbelief. This Spirit comes with the dunamis power is what enables you stand tall in the face of adversity and say “The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want” or “by his stripes we were healed so I am healed” or “He that is in me is greater than he that is in the World”.
Fear is counteracted by Faith and faith “comes by the hearing of the Word” [Romans 10:17, NIV]]. The more you read the Word of God, the more you build your faith and as you act upon the Word you make that faith which is growing stronger. When your faith is strong and you take the Word of God for what it says, fear will have no place in your heart. So next time you hear a voice whispering things or loudly proclaiming things that are contrary to what God has said about your situation, boldly proclaim “Get thee behind me Satan, for God has not given me a spirit of Fear but of power and love and of a sound mind”.