The first duty of man is to conquer fear; he must get rid of it, he cannot act till then. Thomas Carlyle Scottish Philosopher.
We all experience fear at some time in our life. Some of us have never had a moment of rest from this evil spirit of torment. First let me say fear was never, and is never given to us by our Lord.“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
Adam and Eve were created in the image of God, perfect and holy, just like God was and is. At the exact moment Adam and Eve disobeyed God, innocence was lost forever. We have the account in Genesis 3:9,10, then the Lord called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid (fearful) because I was naked; and hid myself.”
A lie from Satan was given a place in Eve’s heart. She chose to believe a lie more than she believed God and His commands Genesis 3:4,5. Satan has been busy using the weapon of deception and fear ever since.
The fear that came to Adam and Eve, knew where to attach itself in them, in their mind, that is the fight or flight area. God has given us fight or flight to alert us to danger so that we may respond by our fight or flight abilities in instances of fear for our self-preservation. The wages of sin are death (Romans 6:23) Adam experienced separation from God’s quickening Spirit and the loss of love from God and as a result, he felt fear as a torment.
Fear is the second emotion (a disturbance–excitement-a conscience mental reaction) mentioned in the Bible; in this verse is where fear entered the world, it is one of the oldest emotions known to man. The first emotion belongs to Genesis 2:25 which is shame.
Much of this world lives with fear daily. Every one of us has been subjected to fear. In that subjection we are not talking about fight or flight but a dreaded unclean spirit of fear that used God’s fight or flight as a means to harm us because it was given legal rights because of sin.
Fear is an evil spirit, not an emotion, fear will produce an emotion, a feeling of fear.
Two Dimensions of Fear.
Part one is the Spirit of Fear. It is a principality that has approximately 33 other spirits (See appendix) under its control, each one has a specific function and they all cooperate. This spirit wants to park itself in your soul and spirit so it can do its evil desires. Some of those desires that produce fruit are panic attacks phobias.
Fear is a phobia, the Bible says, Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. Proverbs 3:25-26. What grips you is sudden fear, that is the panic attack. This type of fear is called a phobia. Another strong Scripture says, “But who hearkeneth unto Me, shall dwell safely and shall be quiet from fear of evil.” (Proverbs 1:33).
The Spirit of Fear can an often does come when we are in our mother’s womb. It can gain entrance from mom’s fear of dying while giving birth. Many are targeted because of God’s high calling on their life and this Spirit of Fear wants to keep these people from fulfilling God’s Destiny in their life. (Ephesian’s 1:4).
We must not allow the ancestral line of curses and failures to run the course of our lives. We do not have to conform to our inherited spiritually. By faith in prayer you can drive the Spirit of Fear, out or have someone pray it out in Jesus name.
Part two includes the fruit of fear which can become part of you biologically. Through prolonged fear one’s mind can become programmed through long term memory (see Memes) and there does not have to be a Spirit of Fear present to accomplish this torment. Fear has been resident long enough to become biologically part of you so that any phobia can send you into fear.
Here is a brief description of what occurs. Many from their mother’s womb are attacked by a Spirit of Fear which plots and plans terror to be present all the while a person is growing up. Most Christians never consider the fact that their life has been preprogrammed by Spirit of Fear and other unclean spirits. We are all raised in a world controlled by Satan’s unclean ways. His imps constantly put disgusting thoughts that lead and drive us into sins. Our Adamic nature jumps right in with its lusts and on and on it goes.
By the grace of God, a person invites Jesus to be their Savior, this begins the walking out of our Salvation which is to be done daily (Philippians 2:13). We have to be converted from the old way of life to the new way of life in Christ Jesus. What has to take place is, new memories have to replace the old memories which are all based on lies and deception. In this process based on a relationship we learn how to live in the kingdom of God obeying God from our heart.
“Perfect peace belongs to those whose minds are fixed or settled on the Lord.” Isaiah 26:3. When you keep your mind renewed in the Word and your meditations on Him and bringing your mind and heart together they will affect a peace in your body unless you have issues that need to be addressed. We have to learn to fight the enemy long-term by the abiding peace within. Soon the reactions of fear will subside because the old programming broken.
You have to take back your life. To quote Watchman Nee “When you have done all, just stand.” In most deliverances there are certain things that must be dealt with before we can get to root issues, fear is one. We can all live fear free.