Here at Family Faith Centre I talk a lot about faith, and the fact that God says we can't please Him without it in Hebrews 11:6.
What I mean is that we should have faith in the completed work of Jesus at Calvary for us. As we believe it and take it into our lives, it becomes an act of faith - and that is what pleases God.
Today, I want to help you understand that FAITH and FEAR are the same spiritual force just pulling in opposite directions.
When a person is hearing and speaking God's Word, they are releasing a force call FAITH - and that is the substance of the things that they hope for.
But the reciprocal is also true; when a person is hearing and speaking the words that emanate from the devil, they are releasing a force called FEAR - and that is the substance of the things they don't want.
Remember that FEAR means FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL so is a deception. I understand that the Word of God has about 365 references that say "DO NOT FEAR"; one for each day of the year.
So lets all think about what I am saying; just as FAITH is the substance of things we desire, FEAR is the substance of things you do not desire! That's why we have to resist talking like the devil and the world and talk only like God.
James 4:7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Job 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
Whatever we decree [say] we are establishing in our lives!
Job said in Job 3:25 NLT "What I always feared has happened to me. What I dreaded has come true."
The devil will use fear to keep us out of all that God is trying to get us into. He tries to get us to concentrate on and speak what you see and hear and feel, instead of what God says about us in His Word.
So how can we overcome this fear tactic he brings? We do what Jesus said when He was also tempted by the devil.
Jesus said in Matthew 4:4 NKJ But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”
As we start speaking God's Word, faith will be released into our situations and we will have faith to please Him.