No Longer a Slave to Fear
In my lifetime I have looked death in the face, weathered many trials and tribulations many times, in those situations I knew if it wasn’t for the hand of God, I would not be here at this moment.
1 John 4:18 says…” There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. When People are confronted with many different problems and situations that they cannot handle, it strikes Fear into their hearts, then it begins to control their lives forcing them to become SLAVES to Fear. I am here to tell you that Fear has no place in your heart, it is God who has that right to be in your heart through his Holy Spirit. God paid the price for that right earned through his son Jesus Christ.
I often minister to people who have who have cancer, Leukemia, or financial, even some very devastating problems, and the very first thing I tell them is…” If you truly believe in God, give your life to him, and have Faith, then you must know that you are a child of God, you belong to him, and he is in control no matter what.” I then pray peace over them and speak LIFE into their situation. When a person submits to fear, they are giving place to the enemy to control them, causing them to be depressed, to be suicidal, to hate themselves, to be the complete opposite of what God intended them to be and sadly enough they are destroyed by it. When you’re a slave to fear you are being controlled by forces that are ungodly and its purpose is to take you down, do you want to know why? It’s because when you were born God had a purpose for your life and fear is one of the greatest tools that the enemy uses to destroy you. You’re a child of God and being a child of God you have the authority to abolish fear in your life, stand and be delivered from being a slave to fear. From this day forward no matter what situation you’re in, you can be assured that God is in control.
I would like you to pray this prayer with me and let God take control of every situation in your life. Read and pray this prayer: “ Father God, I come to you in the name of your son Jesus Christ, Father God I ask that you take my life into your hands, take control at this moment of every situation in my life, my health, my body, my mind, my heart, all of me. I ask father God that you make me whole, deliver me, I release myself completely into your hands, and I declare from this day forward I am completely free from fear. I am no longer a slave to fear, I am free in the mighty name of Jesus-Amen.” Don’t just say it once, say it often and you will know his perfect love that overcomes, delivers, for you are no longer a slave to fear.
Here are some scriptures to read and hold onto. Psalm 118:6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” My brothers and sisters stand tall for you are children of God, be blessed and remember, it is your faith that moves the hand of God.
Minster Victor A. Padilla