2 Timothy 1:7 ~
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but (He has given us a spirit) of power and of love and of sound judgement and personal discipline (abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control)” AMP
So God has given us power, love and sound judgement.
Power ~ The ability to change the atmosphere.
Love ~ The very characteristic of God that casts out all fear.
Sound Judgement (or mind) ~ A mind that has been delivered, rescued, revived. No longer affected by absurd, illogical and unfounded thoughts, and/or ideas.
This is the arsenal of weapons we have to defeat fear in our minds, and therefore, the enemy.
We need to get back our roar. Our fight. Go on the offensive instead of spending all our time on the defensive. It’s tiring, to say the least.
When a lion roars you can hear it 5 miles away! When they roar it’s to ~
- Declare their strength.
- Warn others that this is their territory.
- Declare their hunger (for us, spiritual appetite) Psalm 34:10
- Declare to other lions where they’re at.
- They roar in the morning and in the evening. Psalm 92:1-2
I think this is cool . . . “Fear knocked at the door, Faith answered . . . And lo, No-one was there!”
(The majority of the content in his post is credited to Pat and Karen Schatzline. I saw them on Foxtel on the Daystar channel on Joni Table Talk. They have a book called, “Restore the Roar.”)
Whenever I feel fear I declare ~ “Get out of my head Satan, In the Name of Jesus!”
Halley’s Bible says of this scripture ~
“The sacred, permanent, unbroken love of Christ for us. His death for us, His forgiveness. He has given Himself to us in the person of the Holy Spirit. If we are His, no power on earth, or in heaven, or in hell, can prevent His bringing us to Himself.”
Matthew Henry ~
“All that God is, and has, and does, is for His people. And if so, ‘Who can be against us?’ And prevail against us? Be they ever so strong, so many ~ What can they do?
While God is for us and we keep in His love, we may defy all the powers of darkness. Let Satan do his worst. He is chained.
Who then dares fight against us, while God Himself is fighting for us?
Psalm 118:6 AMP ~ “The Lord is on my side, I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
Hebrews 13:6 AMP ~ “So we take comfort and are encouraged, and confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper, in time of need, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?’ “
PSALM 27:1 NLT ~ The Lord is my light and my salvation, so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?
The RSV translation says, Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?
The AMP Bible says, Whom shall I dread?
Halley’s Bible says, Fearless trust in God as the strength of my life ~ sing, pray and wait on the Lord.
Matthew Henry ~ It is possible that I can be God’s light in the world around me. He is my salvation, in whom I am safe, and by whom I shall be saved. He is the strength of my life. Not only the protector of my exposed life, but the strength of my frail, weak, life.