The picture above is one of the first banners I ever made. Its a good time to come full circle and remind myself of this unchangeable truth! This week God addressed the subject of fear and how to be free of it in the days ahead. This is such an important topic as fear will cripple us if we are not rightly orientated. Here is the audio version of the message and the transcript will follow shortly.
Transcript of Message:
I just want to share another conversation I had with the Lord, and this one was on the evening of the 2nd of June. When I said ‘conversation’, mostly it’s me writing and Him speaking. I don’t say too much except for ask the odd question. So the first thing I heard was the word ‘harness’. I didn’t know if it was a noun, as in a harness that you put on a horse or a verb as in ‘harness energy or whatever’. So I waited and the Lord was quiet for a while. And then He said:
“My people must learn to harness their emotions and bring them into subjection to their spirits, if they are to be able to stand in the mayhem that will soon unfold. Things are going to break out that will make grown men fall apart at the seams. And My remnant must have their emotions under firm control in order to successfully navigate these waters.”
So I asked him, “Lord, how does one harness one’s emotions?”
“In just the same way as you take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, so too must you declare your emotions to be submitted to the Spirit of Christ, pull down hysteria and every form of uncontrolled emotional outburst. Fear must be dealt with now – before the days of panic ensue. Bring every grain of fear you feel out into the light. I know it is not considered spiritual to be afraid, fear and shame are bedfellows among My saints… But even my servant David, a man after my own heart, was often afraid. But he knew what to do about it.”
And as He said that, two verses scroll through my memory from Psalms:
‘When I am afraid I will trust in you, in God whose word I praise’, and the second one was ‘when my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock, the Rock that is higher than I’. Then the Lord continued speaking:
“In every place where fear has a foothold, it is only because you do not have a complete revelation of My love for you. Perfect or complete knowledge of My love drives out fear every time. So come to Me now and present your fears to Me and let us examine them at their root. My love is shed abroad in your heart as it is needed. So admit your fear, admit your need, and let Me defuse it now, in preparation for the darker days ahead. Fear undealt with only grows, and before you know it, it has stealthily wound its tendrils around many sections of your heart with its vice grip. David could face the giant without fear because he knew Me and had experience of My love and protection far from the battlefield. So come to Me, say it out loud and name it by name and then allow Me to dismantle it completely. Your life is in My hands, you know! Every breath you take is through My grace. Do you fret that the oxygen will run out? Of course not! Even though men say that the planet is dying, I keep it spinning. And I take care of the sparrow. When you really understand how much I love you, nothing will have the power to terrorize you again. If I loved you enough to send My own Son to save you, is your life not in good hands in My care? So let’s open up those inner recesses and bring out every fear that lurks. At the root of it all, fear germinates because of unbelief in My word and My promises. So let’s get rid of that, shall we?
Let’s leave the enemy no foothold to torment you with. Great piece shall be your portion once all fear is driven from your foundations. We must waste no time in doing this, Beloved. Dark plans are afoot, but under My wing is a place of shelter and safety. Do you believe this? Do you believe I am able to keep you?
Then why are you still afraid…?”
And that question just hung in the air. He didn’t say one more word. That “do you believe I am able to keep you?” And my heart says, “yes, Lord”
“Then why are you still afraid…?”
So I’d really just like to end off with a prayer. You may join me as you like, or you can do it in your own time, as you wish, dealing with these things. And let’s deal with the unbelief that is at the root of fear.
So, Father, I just want to come to You today, and I want to thank You for Your counsel. I want to thank You for Your care for us; that You want to deal with every small portion of fear that we might be hiding, before the days when it might turn out to be our Achilles heel. So, Lord, I just want to come to You and I confess that sometimes I am afraid I won’t be able to stand under the things that are coming. I am afraid that I might not bring You glory and that I might cave in and. I don’t want to deny Your Name, Lord, I want to be found faithful at the end… but I am afraid that I am not strong enough to stand. So, Lord, I present that before you now and I don’t know what form of unbelief is at the root of those fears, but, Father, I pray by Your Spirit that You will show me. I want to repent of all unbelief in Your Word and Your promises. Your Word says You will never leave us or forsake us. You will not, You will not, You will not leave us without support. You will be with us always – even until the end, and so, Father, I realize that nothing I’m going to face in the days ahead is going to be faced alone. I thank you that You are with me. I repent of unbelief. I repent of unbelief in Your constant presence; Your constant strengthening presence, Father. And I thank you that You are strong in me.
I want to take every one of my emotions captive to the obedience of Christ, I pull down every form of hysteria, every form of uncontrolled emotions and, Father, in the mighty Name of Jesus. I decree and declare that You are lord of my emotions, I submit them under You in the mighty Name of Jesus. I decree and declare that You have not given me a spirit of fear, You have given me a spirit of power and a spirit of love and a spirit of a sound mind. So I decree and declare over myself this day that when men’s hearts are failing them for fear, when men grown men are falling apart at the seams, Father, I thank You that I will stand, because You are strong in me and You have given me a sound mind. Thank you for the inheritance of a sound mind. I thank you, God, that it is not about how strong I am. It is about the strength of Him who is with me, and so I bless You and I praise you, living God, that You stand strong within me. I thank you, God, that You declare that You hide us under the shadow of Your wing, that we can take refuge under the shadow of Your wing, that in Your presence there is fullness of joy. And with You is the fountain of life. In Your light we see light.
I praise You and I bless You for the power of the Blood of the Lamb, and I apply it further in the mighty Name of Jesus over all that concerns me and mine. I apply it over my body – protect me, Father, from the fallout of the spike protein shedding, protect my brain and the blood brain barrier. Protect my blood vessels, protect my organs. By the power of the Blood, let no vile bio-weapon into this body. I decree and declare that my body is a vessel that is holy unto You. This is your temple, Holy Spirit. And I pray that by the power of the Blood, You would protect this temple and keep it undefiled. Lord, I am determined not to defile this temple. And thank you, Lord, that Your Word says that it’s the things that come out of our hearts that defile the temple. So I thank you, Holy Spirit, that You are faithful day after day to search my heart and see if there’s any way that is wicked in me. Bring it to my attention that I may repent of it and lead me in the way everlasting. Thank you, God, for your faithfulness. Thank you, Lord, that You’re calling out a remnant in these days. Thank you that You’re going to pour out Your glory in our midst and be a wall of fire around us as we separate ourselves from that which is of Babylon. I give You all the glory and the honor and the praise in the mighty Name of Jesus. And I thank you, Lord, for your Holy Spirit that shines Your love abroad in my heart. Thank you, Lord, that perfect love drives fear out of doors. So right now, Lord, come and drive out that fear of not being able to stand in that Day. Come and drive out the fear of lack or fear of insufficiency or fear of loneliness or fear of abandonment or fear of persecution – drive it from our hearts, I pray. Thank you, Lord, that those who are appointed to suffer for You are also appointed glory. We give You all the praise, we thank you that our lives are safe in Your hand, for we have already died and our lives are hidden with Christ in God. Thank you, God, that You’re working in and through us in these Kingdom purposes in this end time,
Lord, we pray that You’d open our spiritual eyes ever more clearly to see into the spiritual realm, open our spiritual ears to hear ever more sharply; give us increased understanding of the time so that we would know what to do. Thank you that You instruct us in the night seasons and You will lead us in the way we should go. Thank you for Your Word, which is a light to our feet and a lamp onto our path. We bless You and we praise You because you have given us everything we need for life and godliness – even in this hour in which we live, in the mighty name of Jesus. Glorify Your Name through us, Father. In Jesus mighty name I pray, amen.
Scriptures Dealing with Fear:
Heb 10:37 For still a little while (a very little while), and the Coming One will come and He will not delay. Heb 10:38 But the just shall live by faith; and if he draws back and shrinks in fear, My soul has no delight or pleasure in him. Heb 10:39 But our way is not that of those who draw back to eternal misery (perdition) and are utterly destroyed, but we are of those who believe [who cleave to and trust in and rely on God through Jesus Christ, the Messiah] and by faith preserve the soul.
Heb 13:5 … for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] Heb 13:6 So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?
Eph 3:16 May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit
2Ti 4:18 [And indeed] the Lord will certainly deliver and draw me to Himself from every assault of evil. He will preserve and bring me safe unto His heavenly kingdom. To Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen
Psa 46:1 GOD IS our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble. Psa 46:2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas, Psa 46:3 Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling and tumult.
Psa 56:3 What time I am afraid, I will have confidence in and put my trust and reliance in You. Psa 56:4 By [the help of] God I will praise His word; on God I lean, rely, and confidently put my trust; I will not fear. What can man, who is flesh, do to me?
Isa 41:10 Do not fear; for I am with you; be not dismayed; for I am your God. I will make you strong; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness.
Isa 41:13 For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord, Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you!
Isa 51:7 Listen to Me, you who know rightness and justice and right standing with God, the people in whose heart is My law and My instruction: fear not the reproach of men, neither be afraid nor dismayed at their revilings.
Hag 2:5 According to the promise that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit stands and abides in the midst of you; fear not.
Luk 12:4 And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. …Luk 12:7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore do not fear, you are of more value than many sparrows.
Rom 8:15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption by which we cry, Abba, Father!
2Co 4:16 Therefore we do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear). Though our outer man is [progressively] decaying and wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day after day. 2Co 4:17 For our light, momentary affliction (this slight distress of the passing hour) is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory
2Ti 1:7 For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Jos 1:9 Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.