Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. (Revelation 2:10)
The devil loves to try to intimidate us with fear. He tempts us by getting us to assume the worst, and he wants us to believe his negative report about us. There are four things you can do to conquer the devil’s attack of fear on your life. First, you must recognize that what is happening to you is not from the hand of God. 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us, For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Second, recognize who the author of fear is, and resist him by submitting yourself to God. In James 4:7-8 we read, Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Third, place your focus on Jesus, Who gives you your faith and causes you to be victorious through your faith. We read in Hebrews 12:2, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of God. Finally, read and search the Scriptures. Through your interaction with the Word of God, your faith will be strengthened. We can see this principle clearly in Romans 10:17, So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.
Do not allow yourself to yield to the fear tactics of the devil. Turn to God and stand on the promises of His Word. Offer Him praise as you stand on the factual truth that God is forever faithful to keep the promises of His Word.
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How timely! I trust in this message. I am reminded of the message, “if God brought you to it, He will lead you through it!”