RCCG OPEN HEAVEN DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR OCTOBER 12, 2022 (FEAR NOT 1)
TOPIC: FEAR NOT 1
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” – (Psalm 23:4)
READ: Psalm 23:1-6 (KJV)
Fear not. Fear not because the devil is merely like a roaring lion. The only time he is able to bite is when he has instilled fear into a person with his roars. In other words, when you do not fear the devil as a child of God, he cannot harm you. (2 Timothy 1:7) says: For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
As a child of God, the assurance you have from God is that you are free from the spirit of fear. God has set you in a place that is above every contrary spirit because you are now in Christ Jesus. Imagine that you have a son who obeys you and loves to spend time with you; can any enemy, whom you have power over, come to harass that son in your presence? It is not possible. God always keeps His own children safe because He is a good Father.
Thus when the devil brings crazy imaginations to put fear in your heart, let the knowledge of who you are in Christ give you boldness. The Bible says that you must cast down any imagination that tries to exalt itself in your heart against the knowledge of God. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; – (2 Corinthians 10:5)
Let your knowledge in God rise above every fearful imagination that the devil brings to you. Fear is just a tool of the devil to keep you in bondage; you must not allow it into your heart.
Romans 8:15 says: For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Almighty God is your Daddy; you have absolutely no reason to fear because there is no one stronger than He. I say to you today: so long as you are a child of God no matter what the situation may be, fear not.
Father, I bring to captivity every spirit of fear in my life right now. I say that I am free from the bondage of fear because I know that You, oh Lord, are my Shield.
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