On my walk yesterday I was listening to a message from Gary Keesee and in that message they briefly talked about fear.
As I was listening, the Holy Spirit dropped this into my spirit and I’ve been meditating on it ever since.
“Fear is the enemy’s form of faith.”
When I heard this, I asked for further explanation and of course it was given.
It’s often said that fear is the opposite of faith, which is true. But to better understand this and fight off fear, we have to understand fear is the enemy’s form of faith.
The enemy has a way of taking Godly things and twisting or perverting them just enough to capture a person who may not have their guard up, or in Biblical terms, have their armor of God on (Ephesians 6:10-18).
Fear is the opposite of faith. Worry is a form of fear. Thinking the worst of a situation is fear. Thinking negatively is a form of fear.
Fear is having faith that the “bad” thing will happen. This is the enemy’s form of faith.
Godly faith is KNOWING the Word and that all things work together for our good (for those who love the Lord -Romans 8:28).
The Word informs us “bad” things will happen to all of us but for those of us who love Him, He will turn that situation into something good. This is what we should always focus our faith on. Not in worry, not in the negative “what ifs”.
What if we started what if-ing positive outcomes? What if I am healed? What if that debt is paid off? What if that relationship is reconciled? Those kind of what if’s will lead us into Godly faith and KNOWING His promises.