Building a Spiritual Atmosphere that is Free from Fear 3

IF YOU DECIDE TO LIVE BY FEAR: Fear will take you into wrong thinking, perverted imagination. Fear will take you into wrong believing, and fear will take you into wrong living.

by: Pastor Ovet Tamayo

Rom 8:15  For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave (bondage) again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.  And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."

Fear is not an emotion, it is a spirit, and this spirit puts you in bondage, it makes you a slave of Satan! It certainly did not come from God because it is anti-God!

2 Tim 1:7  For God did not give us a spirit of timidity,  but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

Timidity means to be fearful, to be shy, to lack courage, to be hesitant!  The devil enslaves you so you will not do the will of God, so you will commit sin; sin means to miss Gods purpose for your life!

1 John 4:18  There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment (torment-KJV).

The one who fears is not made perfect in love. The person who lives in fear lives in torment, like you are being punished, whipped,  everyday that you live in fear!

HOW CAN WE OVERCOME FEAR?

Rev 12:10-11  They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.

The blood of Jesus defeated the enemy, and you release its power when you testify of the goodness of the Lord, when you bear witness of what He has done for you, how He loves you and how God protected and provided for you—you are building an atmosphere that is free from fear! The Blood of Jesus destroys torment and releases His peace, the Blood of Jesus releases boldness to testify and make you unashamed of the Gospel!

We can all live in an atmosphere that is free from fear if we will praise and worship God daily, by speaking His Word, by declaring the goodness and faithfulness of God to everyone! Whatever comes out of your mouth, good or evil, will always create that atmosphere—but what kind of atmosphere are you creating? If you stay in the old atmosphere of grumbling and complaining, having that dirty imagination and rebellious spirit against authorities, life gets harder! That’s the reason why many continuously live in the bondage of fear and suffer torment and shame!

WE ARE UNDER THE BLOOD OF JESUS—MAKE THAT DECISION TO PRAISE GOD DAILY! THE TEN FEARS:

1. Fear Of Death

2. Fear Of Failure

3. Fear Of Rejection

4. Fear Of Ridicule

5. Fear Of Loneliness

6. Fear Of Misery And Betrayal

7. Fear Of Disappointment

8. Pain (body)

9. Fear Of The Unknown

10. Fear Of Losing Your Freedom

All the fears of men are dedicated to only one direction—the self, self is also called EGO! Ego means self-esteem, it is your idea of your own importance or worth. It is an inflated opinion of self, an exaggerated sense of self-importance and a feeling of superiority to other people – EGO IS SELF !  That’s why the first fear that God has to deliver you from is the fear of ‘self’, and the second is ‘the fear of people.’ When you fear men, you will only serve yourself, but you will be hurting many others, and the greatest hurt is experienced by those who truly love you, not by those whom you are trying to please!

EFFECTS OF FEAR:

1. The Failings Of Men’s Hearts.

Luke 21:25-26  And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; 26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. KJV

The word perplexity is the word ‘aporeo’ which means to have no way out, to be at a loss, in panic, even with these greatest scientific breakthroughs.

2. Fear Blocks And Cripples The Flow Of The Divine Supernatural In Your Life

Fear is the release of a demonic supernatural, but faith is the release of the Divine Supernatural! You cannot move in the power of God full of fear—you will always doubt and question—will it work, will I succeed? What if they laugh at me, what if I fail? Even if you pray, if you are in this atmosphere of sighing and wondering, nothing will happen! You have to be bold and open your mouth to declare the wonders of Gods’ power and love! Fear cripples your creativity because the only thing you think of is ‘failing!”

3. Fear Makes You See Things That Are Not Real

Matt 14:26  When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear.

When there is fear, you will only see the bad things, you are imagining the worst things! The disciples saw a ghost because of fear—many have ghosts in their closets, or skeletons in their closets! Faith makes you see the visions of God for your life, your family, your church, your nation—fear destroys all of that! Fear is not real, it only becomes real if you believe it, but Faith is real because faith is based on a substance, the love of God and the power of God and its evidence is the “Word of God!” Heb 11:1

4. Fear Cripples You In Your Whole Being—your Mind, Emotion, And Body.

Rev 21:8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. KJV

The cowards and the fearful are the same as murderers, immoral, sorcerers, spiritists, and all liars. A coward will always hide behind somebody or something, he will deny any responsibility, but will welcome all praises and honor from men. They flee and run away from what God wants from them, instead they do as they desire, but always afraid to make commitments, afraid to answer Gods call, afraid of becoming poor or not to be in fashion so you will always be ‘in’, and not out of place. A coward is afraid to make a decision, he is weak in the inside, but arrogant outside, always seeking love, but refusing to give it in return!

5. Fear Causes Your Anointing To Be Contaminated.

Contaminated means unfit for use, or to be made impure, it’s simple because God looks at you as a liar, a murderer, a sorcerer, an idolater…

6. Fear Is A Gate To Hell, As Faith Is A Gate To Heaven

Ps. 42:7 says “deep calls to deep…”, fear and faith are both magnets and they attract everything that is connected to them. Fear attracts everything bad cause they are all connected to it—faith attracts everything good because they are all connected to it! Fear has a color, it even has a sound, all demons see it and hear it and they are attracted to it, they can ‘smell you from a mile,’ what have you been attracting lately, or rather, who is attracted to you? If bad things are happening, then you know!!!

7. Fear Turns Off Your Gifts From God

Matt 25:25  So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.'

Everything God gives to you is a gift to multiply—gift of music, preaching, teaching, healing, selling…The first Kingdom Law is “multiply it” because God wants an interest, but fear will always cause that you do nothing with the gift that God has given you, you prefer worldly talents that the people around you can appreciate. If you are waiting to be perfect so God can use you, you will never be in His will when He comes back—that will not be very long!

God does not wait for you to be perfect, the gifts and talents that He has given you are steps for you to take so you can move into the spirit and be more matured in our choices and decisions—God desires for us to move from Glory to Glory, ever increasing!  You can’t get from one place to another without movement, the gifts enables you to have movement so you can get to the next level! The devil will prevent that from happening, because he knows that you are a potential threat to his kingdom—that’s why he is scaring you. If you will accept this, I believe the devil is more scared of us, he oppresses us so we will be timid and paralyzed so we won’t do Gods purposes for us!

The  completion of your assignment is your enemy’s greatest fear, that is why Satan deceives, if he can get one of Gods children to forsake their assignment before it is finished, he knows the next assignment will never begin.  He may even fool you into thinking that the unfinished assignment was faithfully finished, making room for even more compromises in the days ahead—your compromises destroys His gifts to you.

2 Tim 1:6-7  For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.  7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

1 Tim 4:12 & 14  Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.  14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you.

8. Fear Will Cause You To Receive  what You Fear.

Job 3:25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. KJV

DO IT AFRAID:

That’s the only way to confront your fear! Cowards never make a decision, a decision will determine your future. Make decisions in faith, not in fear. Save money not because you are afraid of what will happen, but because you have a vision from God that would require the use of that money! Fear inside calls the fear outside! Deal with the entry point of fear, what was the cause? Repent of having those thoughts that gave entrance to the demonic spirit of fear!

IF YOU DECIDE TO LIVE BY FEAR:

Fear will take you into wrong thinking, perverted imagination.

Fear will take you into wrong believing, and

Fear will take you into wrong living.

BUT IF YOU DECIDE TO LIVE BY FAITH:

Faith will take to have the right thinking,

Faith will take you to have the right believing.

Faith will take you to have the right living.