Fear is a spirit and it does not come from God who gives us all good things. Fear then originates from the kingdom of darkness and comes to stop us from fulfilling our purpose and destiny. God speaks against fear so many times in the bible and every time an angel appeared to someone with a word, the first caution was; do not fear.
Fear is behind so many challenges and produces anxiety, insomnia, depression, suicide and broken relationships, to name a few issues. David spoke many times about fear and encourages us in this; “Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea” (Psalms 46:2).
David set one of the greatest examples of overcoming fear in the bible. While he was a small boy, he faced a lion and bear and defeated the giant Goliath. While a trained army cowered in fear from the taints of Goliath, David was so full of the anointing and presence of God. He ran towards Goliath declaring, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied” (1 Samuel 17:45).
That my friends is the antidote of fear. It is moving forward in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and speaking to fear and letting it know that you will not be bound, limited or paralysed by it. We speak to fear and we let it know that we will no longer be a slave to its thoughts and ideas and the recurrent mind control, torment and manipulation. We declare that we are strong in the Lord and in the power of his might and since fear does not come from God, we go forward with power, love and a sound mind.