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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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March 18, 2013 - Feed Your Faith

By Ken Horn

"Feed your faith, and your fears will starve to death."

I don't know who first said this, but it's some of the best advice I've heard for conquering fear.

It's not unusual to be afraid once in a while. There are times when it's wise to be afraid; it can keep us from doing some stupid things. And there are times when fear is deserved, like when someone has broken the law. What is a problem is a fearful spirit.

The Bible is clear: "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:7, NKJV). If it's not from God, then it's from either self or Satan.

Several years ago, a lady called our church for help overcoming a fearful spirit. She had herself on a daily regimen of curse lifting, blood covering and positive confession. She was worried she would get something wrong or not take enough time for a specific step. The result: more bondage.

Any methodology for defeating Satan that has you thinking more about Satan than Jesus is flawed. Any attempt at overcoming self-driven fears that has you focusing on yourself more than on Jesus is doomed to similar defeat.

I've seen the power of praying against the darkness. But I also know that more time should be spent inviting the light in than cursing the darkness. The Christian who spends all her time fighting Satan, and seldom sitting at the feet of Jesus, will be an unbalanced Christian indeed.

God wants us to take our burdens to Him (1 Peter 5:7). But healthy Christians will spend more time in worship and intercession than concentrating on their personal needs.

A prime step in overcoming a spirit of fear is to get your spirit full of light ... full of Jesus. I quote Philippians 4:8 to myself every morning. (Look it up and try it.) Fill your mind with the things of God, and there won't be a way for fear to gain an irrational foothold.

Feed your faith, then watch your fears starve to death.

— Ken Horn is editor of the Pentecostal Evangel and blogs at Snapshots (khorn.agblogger.org).

 

 

 

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