By Prophetess Dr Mattie Nottage
As a result of the current coronavirus outbreak many people are finding themselves affected by the spirit of fear and anxiety as this deadly virus continues to impact nations around the world.
During the 1930s, while facing the Great Depression, one of the worst economic crises in American history which inevitably affected the entire world, President Franklin D Roosevelt began his inaugural address by saying, “the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself” - a statement so profound and yet so true.
I believe President Roosevelt knew that if the spirit of fear had gripped the people of the day, it would have caused a nation-wide panic that would have crippled every American. He knew that if they were going to rebound from the Great Depression they would have to fight against the spirit of fear.
Fear is a very real enemy to your faith. As simple as this word is, fear is a massive demonic nemesis that attacks the mind and can manifest in the life of the believer in so many different, subtle but yet “deadly” ways. Once the spirit of fear overtakes your mind, this demonic spirit can drive you to destructive and even self-sabotaging behaviours. The spirit of fear can cause you to walk away from God’s Plan for your life.
This tormenting demon will cause you to give up on a marriage that is ordained by God because you do not have the confidence or courage to make it work. Fear will cause you to say “no” to the ideal man for your life because of your own insecurities. Fear and doubt can overtake you and cause you to never launch the perfect business idea because you are crippled by the fear of failure.
The spirit of fear will drive you to self-destruct and waste your entire life living in regret, wondering what could have been or what should have been…if you had not allowed the spirit of fear to overwhelm you.
2 Timothy 1:7: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,
and of love, and of a sound mind.”
In 2 Timothy 1:7, the word of God encourages us that God has not given us a spirit of fear but of love, power and a sound mind. Fear is of the devil. If the spirit of fear has attacked your life, please know that this attack originated from the realm of darkness. It is not the will of the Father that you should be bound, crippled, stifled, hindered or blocked by spirits of fear, doubt, worry or any other spirit at all.
1 John 3:8: “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested,
that he might destroy the works of the devil.”
Fear is an enemy that invades your life in an effort to destroy your destiny. The blood of Jesus was shed to deliver you from every demonic attack of the enemy - even the spirit of fear. God loves you so much that He sent His Son, Jesus to die so that you can have a right to live an abundant and blessed life. In 1 John 3:8, Jesus said that He had come to destroy every work of the devil. Receiving the love, power and grace of God, will empower you to overcome every spirit of fear and with confidence fulfill God’s divine purpose for your life.
• Prophetess Dr Mattie Nottage is the co-pastor of Believers Faith Outreach Ministries, International on Carmichael Road. Contact via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org visit the website mattienottage.org.