‘For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.’
II Timothy 1:7
Satan uses tools of fear and doubt to keep us from doing extraordinary things. Satan does not want us experiencing God’s power and love. Instead, he will try to paralyze our faith.
God gives us power, love and a sound mind to do things that glorify Him. We are capable of doing powerful things through Jesus when we put our faith to the test. Without Him we are nothing.
In Matthew 17:14-21 a man came to Jesus and begged for his son to be healed from demonic convulsions associated with epilepsy. Previously the man brought his son before the disciples but they couldn’t heal him. Immediately Jesus cast the demon out and the boy was healed.
The disciples asked Jesus why they couldn’t cast it out and He replied, “Because of your unbelief.” He said if they had mustard seed-sized faith they could move mountains and nothing would be impossible for them. The problem wasn’t with their faith. They had faith. The problem was with their unbelief or doubt. He gave them a solution: “this kind (of unbelief) does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
The devil plants seeds of doubt into our minds subconsciously and sometimes we’re not even aware of it. We must protect our minds and be sure that what we are hearing and seeing is full of truth and not the lies of the devil. Jesus said to fast and pray. Fasting and praying starves the flesh of self desires and feeds our souls with the Spirit of God.
Is there anything ungodly that you should eliminate by fasting and praying?
Lord, I pray in the Name of Jesus to have all fear, unbelief and doubt removed from my mind and replaced with God’s power, love and truth. Give me the knowledge of what I can do through Jesus.