“Empowering the abused woman to recover with God's truth"
”Principality of Fear”
So what is fear? Fear is our enemy. It's a vital part of Satan's kingdom and his desire to control us and to steal our faith. He desires to send a plague of unbelief doubt, binding us down with disease so he can defeat God.
God intends for us to stand and face our enemies, never to flee from them. If we run from an enemy, it is a spirit of fear that takes us away. Facing fear is uncomfortable and painful, but not facing fear results in spiritual cancer. Fear grows and festers, becoming ever more painful until we experience spiritual death. Instead, facing fear is the ultimate therapy. Once fear is extinguished, we experience freedom, joy, and life.
God's grace and mercy are sufficient to meet and defeat every enemy in our life. He already gave us the victory, but we must appropriate it! God's will is that the devil should have no legal right to our lives. We give Satan a legal right through our sin. God's desire is that we turn from the sin of fear, walk the narrow path of repentance and sanctification, and live a victorious life.
Keep Philippians 2:12 in mind. "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling."
II Corinthians 3:18 reminds us that as believers, we're being changed: "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord."
We are to crucify our flesh. God Himself will be its executioner. Romans 6:6 says, "Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin." Jesus provided the way but in our free will we must choose to do it.
We’re to deal with the earthly kingdom, which Satan rules, that we inherited through Adam. It’s a real part of our life that we need to be able to identify and defeat. That brings us into the next stage.
May God bless you all and keep you all,
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks