Roots of Fear

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” (Joshua 1:9).

Fear is a natural human emotion which alerts us to the presence of danger. Exaggerated or irrational fear is a symptom of phobias which causes limiting beliefs and ideas. There are many subtle irrational fears and thought patterns that we have internalised overtime. These can keep us from maximising our full potential and accomplishing our God given purpose. Some common fears that people have are the fear of death and dying, the fear of being sick, the fear of being alone or the fear of not being loved or accepted by others.

Many fears are created from negative experiences early in childhood. Other fears stem from negative thought and ideas which we develop from the things that significant people have said to us. Some people are afraid of things that they didn’t experience themselves but represent secondary trauma passed down from their parents. An example can be a mother filling her daughter with extremely negative ideas about men and marriage. Although her daughter may not have necessarily experienced a bad marriage, she can erroneously transfer that fear into her own marriage.

Someone may have been hurt by people in relationships in the past. This can result in the fear of entering into new relationships and cause us to struggle with trusting other people. A child who was hurt by a parent may struggle to trust others. The fear would be that other people may hurt or harm them in the way that their parent(s) did. A rich man can struggle to enjoy his wealth because he is afraid that someone will rob him and take away his wealth. He can also live with the persistent fear that he could wake up one day and find himself poor again.

Negative life experiences can leave deep seated fears in our minds and affect our emotional responses to others. While it is important to learn from our past experiences, we must not allow these experiences to create deep seated fears that can cripple our chances of living a meaningful life. As Christians, let us pray and continue to bind the spirit of fear and it’s limiting effect on our lives. Ask God to show you where you have fears that limit your ability to advance and make progress.

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).

A.P.-Y.

12 thoughts on “Roots of Fear

  1. This is the gist of the gospel of Jesus Christ you have just shared my sister

    Hebrews 2:14-15
    [14]Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,
    [15]and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

    Sometimes we really want to go out there but do we understand the message we carry?
    -The message is that the one who used to rule over us through fear has been destroyed.
    He has be spoiled or brought to nought.If people are not told this truth they continue to remain in bondage through fear
    When the scripture talks about death its not only talking about physical death, though phyisical death will eventually be put underfoot according to 1 Cor 15:54

    1 Corinthians 15:54
    [54]So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”

    There are three kinds of death referred to in the bible First Spiritual death(John5:24;Eph 2:1) this is also called separation from God.
    There is also phyisical death which separation of spirit and body then There is 3rd one which is called second death or Eternal separation from God.Being eternally cast into the lake which burns with fire and brimstone(Rev 20:13-15)

    Now the Good News is him who used to wield the power of death was defeated by Jesus Christ

    Revelation 1:17-18
    [17]And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.
    [18]I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.

    Colossians 2:15
    [15]Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

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    1. Amen 🙏🏾. I see this topic really sparked something in you. The devil has for centuries used fear as a weapon against humanity and even believers are still help hostage through fear. God is good and he has an antidote for fear. The word and his power, love and a sound mind. Bless you Mutumbu and thanks for always showing up in this space to read and exchange revelation knowledge. 🙏🏾

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      1. Oooh yes for me that’s the core message about the gospel showing people that devil nolonger has hold in their lives.
        That’s why miracles always follows the preaching of his word as a testimony to those who will be doubting the saving power of the blood and Name of Jesus Christ.

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      2. You see that’s the Elijah spirit because then people were under the fear Baal and check this scripture

        Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing

        1 Kings 18:21

        People are wavering right now but we need to give them the word like the way you have shared so that they a sure and delivered

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      3. Amen 🙏🏾. Many people keep haunting between two positions, but trusting in Jesus offers a firm foundation. It’s the double mindedness that stands in the way of receiving from God. 🙏🏾

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      4. About coming here you how I love the word of God 😀😀😀 I think it’s time we promote the work of God to sanitize media.
        Some sites have so much negative energy about wars, famine etc but blogs like yours I believe Gos wants them to really grow so that we snatch some from hell.
        Keep up fire.
        I love your consistance too.

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  2. Indeed fear is of the enemy. Perfect love casts out fear because fear has to do with torment! There is only one fear which is okay, it is the reverential fear of the Lord.
    Thank you for a powerful post.

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