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How do you overcome the spirit of fear? The key to claiming your victory is allowing the Holy Spirit to wash over your mind, will, and emotions. Give way for Him to take you from a fixed mindset to a faith mindset—to transform you from a lamb to a lion.
The Spirit of Fear Is…
Fear is a spiritual influence that has a mission to deceive you by blocking the belief of God’s Word and promises from entering your mind. The spirit of fear opposes faith and robs you of joy and peace. It enslaves you with tormenting thoughts about…
- Worst-case scenarios
Fear comes from past experiences and false messages. The enemy uses your past and the past of those in your family line to deceive you, hoping you will come into agreement with the lies so that he can place fear upon you.
The Spirit of Fear Works in a Fixed Mindset
As a Believer, the Spirit of God is always at work within you, restoring and renewing His Holy Temple—which is your body.
“Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
—1 Corinthians 6:19-20
If you are operating in a spirit of fear, you have a fixed mindset that resists restoration and renewing. A fixed mindset pushes back on Spirit-led instruction.
Operating out of the spirit of fear is a symptom of a hardened heart…
“Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says:
‘Today, if you will hear His voice,
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
in the day of trial in the wilderness,
where your fathers tested Me, tried Me,
and saw My works forty years.
Therefore I was angry with that generation,
and said, “They always go astray in their heart,
and they have not known My ways.”
So I swore in My wrath,
“They shall not enter My rest.”’
“Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called ‘Today,’ lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.”
But there is good news! You have authority in Jesus to overcome the spirit of fear!
Fear is based on a false belief. Therefore, to overcome the spirit of fear, you cut to the heart of the false belief using the Word of God as your sword.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
—2 Timothy 1:7
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
How to Overcome the Spirit of Fear
Recognize a fixed mindset.
As mentioned above, a fixed mindset comes from a hardened heart. Are there emotions of bitterness, resentment, and anger roaming around in your thought life? These are signs of a hard heart. Fixed mindsets tend to avoid challenges, quit when the going gets tough, have no hope, and are insecure and full of doubt.
We have all been there. There is no condemnation in Christ. Remember that He instructs those He loves and disciplines those He calls His own. He wants you to recognize the fixed mindset and come out of agreement with it, returning to Him so He can send His fire to restore your passion and align your mind.
Adopt a faith mindset.
A faith mindset believes the Word that proclaims Yeshua’s work on the cross satisfied the Just Judge’s requirements. With a faith mindset, you operate as a child of God who is accepted and commissioned.
You embrace change and are able to push through because the words of God are written on your heart, and you meditate on them day and night. You trust that challenges will bring new pathways for God to use you and renew you.
Understand that challenges will come.
As mentioned above, a faith mindset knows that challenges come. Challenges come because God is using those defining moments to purify and refine you to answer your call. You don’t try to resist or avoid the challenge but anticipate the Lord to do good work through it, finishing what He started.
When you know that challenges and oppositions will come, you are not thrown off course. Instead, you come before the Lord and ask Him what He wants to reveal to you through the challenge.
Embrace defining moments.
The points above culminate in defining moments. These defining moments are your second chances. These are the events and circumstances where transformation takes place—transforming you from a lamb to a lion.
When you embrace the defining moments, you come to understand your authority as a lion from the tribe of Judah, adopted into the family of God by the blood of the Lamb. You know that there are warring angels sent out to protect and harken unto the Word of God. You declare that the spirit of fear has no fellowship with the Spirit of God who lives within you.
A Prophetic Word from Rabbi Curt Landry
Rabbi Curt Landry releases a prophetic word that tells us how to overcome fear and be transformed from a lamb to a lion. (Click and watch the video above as he recounts a prophetic vision from a year ago and a word that provides further wisdom and knowledge.)
“God says, ‘I’ve given you the constitution. And now I’m going to take My constitution and My Word and bring them together as I did in the beginning. I’m going to send fire. I’m going to send My prophets and teachers out with the true Gospel of Jesus Christ to roar like lions from Mount Sinai to all ends of the earth, that My house will be filled.
“My children are going to fall in love with My instruction. I say, ‘Behold, I send Elijah the prophet on fire, like the lion of the tribe of Judah before the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he—that lion and that spirit—will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with the curse.’
“It is not time for the curse. It is time for the blessing. Judgment is a friend to those who desire right standing with God. And the Lord says, ‘You couldn’t do it, and the government couldn’t do it, the Church couldn’t do it. I will do it for My namesake. For those who trust in Me shall not be put to shame. These lions will grow fat like stall-fed calves, and you shall trample the wicked, and they shall be as ashes under the souls of your feet. On that day, I will do this.’
“Why? Because the lions remembered the law of Moses. The lions remembered when they came out of their sheepskin and crossed the Red Sea. They didn’t run and wander for 40 years. They ran straight to the instruction. They ran straight to the bush that burned. They didn’t hesitate. They went, and they consumed the fire, and the fire consumed them. They consumed the instruction, ‘which I had commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel’ [Malachi 4:4]. And they brought with them the statutes and judgments. And they brought forth the fatherly instruction that brought the multiplication for the preparation of the largest harvest of souls.”
Are You Ready to Be Transformed into a Lion?
Are you one of these lions? Are you ready to overcome the spirit of fear?
Rise and shine, lion of Judah. Even though the enemy sets up his idols, the Lord is telling you to rest in His authority. He says, “Man may set up a statue, but I am activating My statutes—I am activating My laws, My principles, and My ways.”
Don’t be held back by fear any longer. Overcome the spirit of fear by the power of the Holy Spirit. Defining moments are waiting, and you will move forward with fire.