November 5, 2020 Spirit Meat Devotional : Topic – FAITH VERSUS FEAR – 2 Timothy 1:7, Philippians 4:13
If you are going to face, solve, and conquer problems, you must have faith in God. Two master forces are ruling this world: FAITH and FEAR, and one of these two is always operating in people’s lives. Sadly, the bulk of humanity is under the influence of fear. The people that are making great advancements in the world are people that operate under the forces of faith but many of them are not operating under faith in God. They have faith in many things, including faith in themselves. A man can have faith in himself and believe he can achieve great things.
I was reading an article recently concerning American presidents. In that article, the chief of staff to one of the presidents said the president was the most supremely self-confident human being he had ever come across in his life; he simply did not believe there was nothing he could not attempt. He didn’t mention that he had any link to the Bible but he said he was the most supremely self-confident person. You would have met people like that who have that kind of self-belief and you see what they achieve in human societies.
You can’t make any progress under fear. Fear is a paralyzing force of evil. If you have natural faith in yourself, you can go far until an authentic problem from hell confronts you. That’s why you find some unbelievers who have confidence in themselves achieve more than Christians who carry God around; that fear has made the Holy Ghost a prisoner inside them. Your body is either going to be a prison or a vehicle to the Holy Ghost depending on whether faith or fear is moving in your life.
PRAYER: Lord, I take authority over the spirit of fear. Let fear give way to faith in my life. I step into divine possibilities in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Ezekiel 12:1-14:11, Hebrews 7:1-17, Psalm 105:37-45, Proverbs 27:3