THE SNARES OF FEAR
Proverbs 29:25, “The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.”
Fear is opposite of faith. Fear is so terrible that it destroys life here on earth and in eternity. There are two major snares of fear people usually fall into, which Satan uses to ruin lives:
SNARE OF SIN
Majority of sins people commit are as a result of fear; Satan ensnares people with sin through fear. Why have you not totally surrendered your life to Jesus? It is because of fear of what people will say and how it will go with you. Why are you still covering a particular sin of your past? It’s because of fear of what people will say. Why have you not done the necessary restitution till now? It is because of fear of what will happen after. Why are you still in a sinful relationship or in ungodly profession or company? It is because of fear of uncertainty. If you should be sincere with yourself, why do you tell lie? It is because of the fear of how people will respond to the truth? Why did you forge or falsify your document, your age to get job or your paper done? It is because of fear of what to eat and how to survive. Why did you steal and embezzle? It is because of fear of life. Why do you find it hard to confess and open up what you did wrong? It is simply because of the fear of how people will respond. Why do people keep displeasing God in order to please men? Because of fear of men. Why are you still in the occult group? It’s because of fear. And you know what? If you don’t loose yourself now by the Truth, Satan will use that fear to hold and ensnare you till you land in hell.
Before sin is fear. As it is impossible to please God without faith, it is impossible to remain under Satan bondage without fear. There are different types of satanic fear: There is fear of uncertainty, fear of men, fear of the future, economic fear, egoistic fear, surviving fear, unknown fear, etc. Devil uses these to keep people under his bondage of sin until no chance for a second chance.
It is a sin to fear any man or anything, only God alone is to be feared; fearing any one or anything less than God Almighty only brings snares. But the truth is that it is easier to be free from fear that to fear, it is so easy to get freedom from fear than to remain in the bondage of fear. All you need is FAITH! If you have faith in your self or in any religion, you will be seriously disappointed, but the faith you need is faith in Jesus Christ. By faith you receive salvation; after salvation, by faith you work out your salvation, you work away from sinful things; by faith you open up, by faith you reject sinful benefits and hold on to God. By faith you do restitution, by faith you silent fear and free yourself through faith in Jesus Christ. By faith you please God. Faith will make you free from snares of sin, while others are compromising and falling into the snares of sins because of fear, you will stand firm in faith in Christ without compromise.
SNARE OF SATANIC ATTACK
2 Timothy 1:7, ” For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Do you wonder why many genuine children of God are being attacked by demonic people? It is because of fear. You can be a child of God and still remain under bondage of Satan and evil people, why? Because of fear! Without fear, it is impossible for a child of God to be attacked by Satan. When you genuinely give your life to Jesus Christ, you have power and authority over Satan, demons and all demonic people Matthew 10:1. But while you are suppose to command authority over evil spirits, they can exercise authority over you if you are afraid of them. You can be a child of God and your ship of marriage, health, family and finance can sink if you are afraid, simple. Many children of God think they need special anointing before they can overcome principalities and power, no, what they need is faith in Jesus Christ. If you call the name of Jesus without faith in that name, it may not always work for you. You can be a sinless Christian and remain in the snare of satanic attack, simply because of fear.
If you have been attacked by evil people before you gave your life to Jesus, and after you are saved, you are still afraid instead of you to exercise authority in Jesus name, you will remain under the attack. Do you know how Satan brings children of God under his snare of attack? It is by scaring, he scares people by dreams, by negative thoughts and evil utterances of demonic people; instead of such children of the most high God to exercise authority to resist the devil, reject the thoughts and rebuke those dirty demonic people and cast down every evil imagination, they become afraid and fall victim.
You know what? It will be biblically impossible for you to overcome what you are afraid of, it is just God’s mercy that preserves us most times. Fear brings you into the snare of what you are afraid of; if you are afraid of wizards and witches, you will be ensnared by them. Churches and pastors who preach and pray mostly about demonic attacks are under the bondage of Satan. It is also one of the major distractions of Satan in the churches today; while we ought to be praying for more of God’s grace and righteousness in our lives, we are busy chasing after witchcraft; while we suppose to be running away from sins, we are running away from enemies, and while we ought to be running after God’s kingdom and His righteousness, we are running after “so called” deliverance.
If you always have the consciousness and awareness of demonic attacks in your life, if you always pray and fast against attack of the enemies, it means you are already under the bondage of Satan. Christians who pray every time against attacks of witches, wizards, or demonic people are under the snare of the devil, they will never be free, because they will never stop such prayers. Churches and Christians who pray “demonic and enemies” prayers are never free because they never stop praying such prayers. Some of them have been praying such prayers for the past 20 years and they still pray it till today; they believe enemies are siting on their destinies, and so it happens, they believe enemies are covering their destines and so the enemies do; they are never free from the bondage of witches and demonic people, they will never be free until they have faith in Jesus because It will happens to you according to your faith.
If you are a child of God, your priority is purity of life, because purity gives power over sin, Satan and all his demonic and human agents. You cannot run away from sins and run away from Satan at the same time; you cannot run away from unrighteousness and run away from witches and wizards at the same time. When you surrender your life to Jesus and run away from sin, Satan is under your feet and demonic people will see you and run away. Today, Christians run away from demonic people, because of fear. Many are so afraid that they don’t go to Barbing shop to cut their hair, being afraid of the demonic barbers using their hair. Churches who preach and pray always on demonic attacks are teaching the doctrines of demons, Bible only teaches us to exercise authority over them and focus on righteousness and evangelism. Running from pillar to post because of problems of enemies is because something is wrong with you; you are either under the bondage of sin or snare of fear.
In Jesus is freedom and total freedom. You need total freedom from bondage of sin by repenting and surrendering your entire life to Jesus. You need total freedom over Satan and his principalities by faith in Jesus Christ. The name of Jesus Christ, the Blood of Jesus Christ and fire of Holy Spirit are three spiritual weapons for every child of God which no Satan, no powers, no principalities, no personalities, no people or person can withstand in our lives. Philippians 2:10, 11. Revelation 12:11. Hebrews 12:29.
When you are saved and serving God, you must “fear not” lest you fall into the snare of Satan. Fear is a sin of disobeying, disregarding and disrespecting God, as if God’s power is not enough to preserve you, as if Satan is more powerful than your God. So why are you afraid? God warns us about 365 times to “fear not”, disobeying that only brings danger. You don’t need specialized deliverance minister or church, what you need is faith in Jesus Christ for your deliverance. You don’t need to go to special mountain or special program, what you need is faith in the power of Jesus Christ for your total freedom and protection, simple! It is not your prayer or your power that will do it, so you need not to worry, it is the power of Jesus that will do it.
1 John 3:8, “He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”
And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, 14 having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.
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