Hey, Fear, My God is Near

Hey Fear, my God is near.
Have you guys heard that song, so good! I will put a link to it at the end of this article! 
 
Recently, a friend of mine sent me a message super excited about major break through people were getting at a prayer meeting at church. He was so pumped; because there is nothing more beautiful than watching people get free from lies and things that hold them captive.
 
He knew about all the sickness I had been having over the past month; it was one thing after another and with each “pain” a truckload of fear came barreling in behind it. I felt completely nuts for having a ‘DIFFERENT’ pain every other day; it was obnoxious.
 
I, then, started to get a little insight, that this was deeper than just a mysterious physical pain. I knew the root was spiritual, and the culprit was fear.
 
My friend’s next message to me said, “Lindsay, do you want to take care of that fear tonight?” 
 
Without a second thought, I said: “of course.”  
I then got a series of texts from him, saying:
1. Recognize -Recognize the fear (or whatever ‘it’ is)
2. Responsibility- take responsibility before God for your partnership with fear
3. Repent- Repent to the Father in the name of Jesus
4. Renounce- Renounce fear in the name of Jesus
5. Remove it!
6. Resist it- When it tries to come back 2 Cor 10:5- take every thought captive and submit it to the will of Christ
7. Rejoice- now that you are free, give God thanks and Praise 
8. Restore- restore someone else
 
Next text: “ask the Father to tell you what you need to repent of specifically concerning fear, could it be movies, men, past experiences any place where you’ve partnered with fear and allowed the enemy to establish his kingdom?”-
 
Next text:  “no condemnation just responsibility and you will receive forgiveness so quickly it will blow your mind.” 
Clear as day these words came to my mind “foundation, protection and security.”  
 
I repented. I quietly said, “OH Lord, forgive me for making my foundation in life fear instead of you and for seeing fear as my protector and security because that is you, I was wrong.”
 
The Bible is so clear:
 
1 Corinthians 3:11 NASB
For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
 
Jesus is my foundation as a believer, and I had made fear my foundation by accident. Thankfully the Bible says “we can ask for wisdom from God, and He will give it to us without measure.” James 1:5
 
My friend then said maybe it was a guiding spirit to a false comforter, and it was like I won the lottery, that was it. 
 
I was putting fear in place of the Holy Spirit.
 
The Holy Spirit is our Helper; the Bible says in John 14:26, but I had been giving fear that place in my life. Fear was the one assisting me in every decision I made.
 
But not anymore!
 
I was free! I knew it. I woke up the next day with so much joy I had not known. 
 
In Psalm 51 David cries to God for repentance for the pattern of sin he engaged in following his transgressions with Bathsheba. He offers us a picture of what repentance should look like in our lives.
 
1.    David acknowledges his sin
2.    He asks for forgiveness
3.    He then asks God to renew him
4.    Finally, he asks God to help him to teach others 
 
Sounds familiar doesn’t it.
 
What is it that you need to ask God’s forgiveness of tonight? Ask the Lord in prayer what you need to repent of.
 
Go ahead: REPENT and BE CLEANSED. 

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