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!”