CLOSE THE DOOR ON THE DEVIL
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
“If you have a spirit of fear, you did not get it from God!” –Mark Hankins
Fear opens the door to the devil. Fear is connected to a lack of power, lack of love, and mental problems. There are more than 100 different kinds of fear. These fears can be irrational, but since fear is of the devil, it does not have to be rational.
For instance, one phobia that plagues mankind is Agoraphobia. This is a fear of outdoors and open spaces. Another one is Anthropophobia; this phobia is a fear of people. There is also a phobia described as Tropophobia or fear of changes. Psychologists say that Thanatophobia, the fear of death, is the root of all fears. If you have a spirit of fear, you did not get it from God.
The Word of God breaks the spirit of fear. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. When faith comes, fear goes. There is faith, power, love, and mental soundness in the Word of God! Speak the Word of God with a voice of faith and fear must go!
Confession: God has not given me the spirit of fear! I have the spirit of power, of love, and of a sound mind!