Fearful Events: How to Overcome!
We hear of horrific beheadings in the Middle East, we hear of terroristic attacks, we are seeing violent crime on the rise and other horrible events taking place all over the earth. These fearful events are causing many to be enslaved to fear. Billions are struggling to overcome their personal fears and torments. As I travel the world, I see it in the eyes of many.
One of the most common demonic spirits we encounter in our seminars, personal encounters and missions is the demon of FEAR! In nearly every meeting, we encounter those with spirits of fear and torment (1 John 4:18 tell us that fear involves torment). Many are attached to little dissociative identities that are being terrorized. So many fears, so many torments. Much of it is brought upon souls through trauma and abuse. Some of the fears are rooted in actual, time and space events, that are taking place around us –fearful events. This begs the question: How do we overcome these fearful events?
Loving Jesus (1 John 4:18 also declares perfect love, Jesus, casts out fear) has the answers. We can look at Luke 21:25-28 and see what Jesus offers as the solution:
“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
Jesus offers us the solution. It’s found in us “lifting up our heads” to look up at whom? Jesus, is our redemption! Knowing He is the conqueror of all fears that exist or will exist. I have lived a life of being surrounded by horrific and fearful events. Placed in jail in Africa, enduring numerous physical assaults, being stalked and harassed, recipient of hundreds of death threats (including crucifixion, sexual torture & so much more) and near-death terrifying incidents. I know how to overcome fearful events and life a life of joy and peace!
Practically speaking –do this: (1) remind yourself Jesus is there. He is Lord. He IS in control (2) remind yourself who you are in Christ, in the heavenly realms, that you cannot be touched by fear, for in the spirit, you have been raised into heaven and now in His perfect love (3) actually speak to the spirits of fear and command them to GO from your presence. Be persistent in the forceful command!
Much more can be said, however, these three easy steps will assist you in overcoming personal and fearful events you find yourself in the midst of. Discipline your mind to recall that you are IN Jesus and IN His love!