For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Fear is a tormenting spirit that comes to cause us to make bad decisions and doubt God’s Word. It is a spiritual force and Paul told Timothy it did not come from God. Therefore we must resist it. We must not give in to fear. How do we build up our resistance to fear? We keep putting the Word of God in our hearts until we become full of it. Jesus said we would speak from the abundance of our hearts. When fear comes knocking at our door, we must answer it from the abundance of our hearts which are filled with God’s Word. We must do as Jesus did when he was tempted of the devil. He answered every temptation saying, “It is written” and He quoted God’s Word. We must answer fear the same way when it tempts us to make room for it. We must never allow it to come in and make itself comfortable in our presence..