The Enemy Of Fear - A Modern Day Epidemic
I would be neglectful if I did not share the aspects of the fear industry that influences everybody to some degree. Fear is a powerful tool of the world and of Satan for the purpose of manipulation, control, and profit; especially the sorcery of the merchants (Rev 18:23). They can be merchants of products or of ideologies.
Fearmongering or scaremongering is the spreading of frightening and exaggerated rumors of an impending danger or the habit or tactic of purposely and needlessly arousing public fear to deceive, influence, and control others.
Jesus came to give us abundant life. The devil came to steal and kill and destroy (Jn 10:10).
There is the saying: curiosity killed the cat. Scripture reveals another story: The fearful will not enter the kingdom of heaven (Rev 21:8). The cost is too high to not be aware of the demons of fear and control by which they are constantly trying to influence us. Fear is the spirit of bondage (Rm 8:15).
There are many people who major on fearfull subjects today; They are drawn to it like a magnet. The darkside feeds on fear, and eventually becomes an addiction,and the food of demons. Demons have much to gain by creating fear, especially in Christians. Self righteous Christians have the greatest risk. The best defense for Christians is to pray for the spirit of humility. Pride leaves the door wide-open to Satan!
It seems counterintuitive that fear is addictive but in truth it is; it feeds on itself. Otherwise it would not spread so readily and be such a large industry for profit and control today. We must ask ourselves what does the spirit of fear do to the quality of our lives, and how can we overcome fear?
God’s Solution To Fear
We have a choice to choose fear or faith. “Choose this day whom you will serve“ (Josh 24:15).
Put on the whole armor of God (Eph 6:10-18). “Faith works by love“ (Ga 5:6). In other words the choice is between fear and love. “ perfect love cast out all fear“ (1 Jn 4:18).
Christian believers are to be nourished by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Mt 4:4). The essence of God is love, And everyone who is born of God loves (1 Jn 4:7-10).
Jesus is the prince of peace (Isa 9:6), not of fear and anxiety.
There is a great deal of conjecture by the jaded fear mongers. It has become a profitable industry to influence and control others today.
With the advent of YouTube and much of social media, fear has been spreading exponentially. Videos can be edited in order to tell any story that you want to create. I have many years of this experience in this field of editing videos And understand the power of manipulation that it has. A person can take one video and tell a dozen different stories from it.
We must ask the question: are the propagators of fear agents of God or Satan? When fear is used to influence and control others it is of Satan. The Scriptures teach us that rebellion (influential control) is the sin of witchcraft (1 Sam 15:23).
The greater discernment is to ask ourselves what are our souls feeding on and controlled by Without us evening noticing it?
Inspect the temple... Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Co 6:19-20. Jesus often said when approaching others: “fear not.”
If we do not destroy fear by the power of the Holy Spirit Of love, fear will destroy us! Scripture says that a man is what he thinks in his heart (Prov 23:7). We must ask ourselves what occupies our heart; Faith Working by I love, or fear? “God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Tim 1:7).
“Examine yourselves to see if you are in the faith“ (2 Co 13:5).
May God help us all!
(From the pen of the Dragon Slayer)