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Power to Overcome the Spirit of Fear

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What do we do when diabolical fear assaults our heart and mind, while at the same time; reasoning brings no relief from the panic this tormenting spiritual, negative power seems to hold over us? When terror feels bigger than our faith, and dread feels larger than our trust in God- we must choose to run into the sheltering arms of our powerful, loving Lord Jesus Christ.  When Jesus entered Gethsemane, Satan violently attacked Him. The adversary struck Jesus vehemently, using the power of terror and fear in an attempt to stop Jesus’ sacrificial offering of His blood, on the cross, for the sin of the world. In the garden of Gethsemane, the Lord cautioned His disciples about the tempter’s power, and counseled with word and example how to overcome the Enemy’s persuasion. Jesus used the weapon of pouring out your heart prayer onto the Father, which enabled Him to overcome the power of His flesh and Satan, while continuing to step forward in the plan of God. Even so, because of the disciples’ weariness and fear, they slept both physically and spiritually, as Jesus wrestled in prayer and prevailed over the Enemy! Today Satan uses this same methodology to keep us from knowing the power of God’s enormous love, and to attempt to thwart us from completing our God given destiny. When we find ourselves caught up in fear and terror sent from our spiritual enemy, we must experientially learn the power of prayer, as we cry out -SHELTER ME, OH LORD- SHELTER ME, OH LORD-SHELTER ME OH LORD! The power of this prayer will push Satan back, and God’s love, favor, and truth will protect and defend us from the enemy’s most destructive weapon of fear. It is God’s will that our faith triumphs through crying out prayer, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, over the adversary.  So let us watch and pray, as Christ taught and accomplished in Gethsemane, for the Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak…….. Shelter me, oh Lord, “for You have been a shelter and a refuge for me, a strong tower against the adversary”.

 

“And [Jesus] began to be struck with terror and amazement and deeply troubled and depressed”(Mark 14:33) amp.

“Keep awake and watch [constantly], that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. He went away again and prayed.”(Mark 14:38-39) amp.

“For You have been a shelter and a refuge for me, a strong tower against the adversary” (Psalm 61:3)

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