2 Timothy 1:7 NLT
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
Fear is a spirit
There is the spirit of fear.
And it comes in when you become distracted from the Holy Spirit.
The spirit of fear enters when you allow earthly things to shift your attention away from the Holy Spirit.
The spirit of fear moves in when you let the cares of this world lure you away till you forget that the Holy Spirit is always with you.
Then you start to fellowship with, and participate in the fears of this world:
Fear of losing your job.
Fear of lack and not being able to take care of your family.
Fear of not making it in life.
Fear of not getting married and not having children.
Fear of dying.
And that’s why the Holy Spirit has sent me today to remind you of His unfailing love for you, and His ever present help.
You are protected!
Isaiah 43:1-2 NIV
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
Four sure promises
- I will be with you.
- The rivers will not sweep over you.
- You will not be burned by fire.
- The flames will not set you ablaze.
In a nutshell, you are protected by the love of the Holy Spirit!
This means that the things that defeat and destroy others will not even scratch your skin!
This means that anything and anyone that come against you will fail completely.
I see people around you wearing masks. Smiling friendly faces. Inside the mask, however, I see vipers and poisonous snakes twisting and bidding their time. Waiting for an opportune moment.
They are false brethren.
They are false friends.
They’re hanging around you plotting and scheming on how to steal your birthright.
It doesn’t matter.
Because they will utterly fail.
Their schemings will come to nothing.