Now that you’ve realized that fear enslaves, let’s recognize its root. The first we hear of anyone being afraid is in Genesis 3. Adam responds to God with an “I was afraid”. Before that, there was no fear. So we understand that it was sin that gave fear its entrance. And sin was rooted in deception and deception begins in your mind. The battleground for faith and fear is right between your ears!
It’s satan who deceives (Rev. 12:9). The only power and dominion satan has are on those who allow themselves to be deceived. Isaiah 14:16 talks about the devil, “Everyone there will stare at you and ask, ‘Can this be the one who shook the earth and made the kingdoms of the world tremble?” See those comments? People will be in disbelief at how sorry looking and pathetic the devil is. He cannot harm you or come near you unless you give him the access.
The only weapon he has is that of deception but you can destroy him 100 times out of 100. How? The Word of God. Your brain can be used as a weapon against the devils wiles or schemes or deception! You can train your brain to become a warrior. When thoughts of depression come in, your brain will instinctively blow them up with the bazooka of God’s Word. It is only when you've taken in more Word than you have Keeping Up With The Kardashians or CNN, that your mind will have dominion over the devils lies.
Don’t be deceived! Don’t allow for satan to have ANY access to your life. If you feel the symptoms of anxiety or depression, tell them to GO TO HELL. Marry yourself to the Word of God in these 12 days and let the medicine of God’s Word bring your relief!
Prayer & Confession:
“Father I thank you that you’ve set me free from all the deception of the devil. I don’t have to be bound by anything! You’ve set me free from it all! Forgive me for magnifying my problems. Today, I choose to magnify You! You are wonderful. You are the God most high. You are matchless in every way. You have no equal. Thank you for your power that resides on the inside of me. I refused to be deceived. I refuse to allow that stupid devil to have any power over me! Uproot every tree not planted by you in my life! As I marry myself to your Word, Holy Spirit, reveal yourself to me. Let your Word be illuminated in my heart. Let me understand it and thirst for your Word like never before. Thank you that this year, will be the year where everything turns around! Thank you for making me victorious! In the name of Jesus!”
Have you read your Word today? Don’t go to bed without listening (Revival Today Radio!) to the preaching of God’s Word or reading it. You will not progress any further until you make the Word of God your FIRST priority! Remember that!