The Word of God tells us to be anxious for nothing; that means to have no anxiety about anything. Rather, in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving you should make your requests be made known to God. The result of this is that the peace of God which surpasses all understanding shall garrison your heart and mind in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).
Also, the Bible is replete with the admonition for us not to fear. Now if we couldn't stay without having fear and anxiety the scriptures wouldn't tell us not to fear or to refuse anxiety. God knows you could live without anxiety, panic attacks and fear, that's why He said for you not fear or be anxious. He only tells you to do what you have the capacity to do.
So in conquering fear and anxiety you've got to have faith in God's Word. Your heart(spirit) must be stable in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving as you express your faith towards God. Fear is actually faith in the ability of all that is negative to stand against you and defeat you! Thus to conquer it, you have to have faith in the positiveness: faith in God's Word, faith in His love for you, faith in His grace, power and ability to put you over in life!
The knowlege of God's Word is the beginning of your deliverance from fear and anxiety. You can't have faith in God's Word if you don't know the Word. Your faith grows with the knowlege of the Word. As faith is stirred in your spirit, fear is dispelled. Jesus said in John 8:32 : "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" God's Word is the truth that delivers you from fear.
So it doesn't matter in what area fear tries to attack you, refuse to fret! Find out the truth from God's Word concerning the situation and stay your mind on that truth, refusing to be moved by any contrary or nagative information.
Dear Father, I thank you for your Word in my spirit today stirs faith and dispels fear and anxiety in Jesus' Name. I refuse panic-attacks and reject every thought of worry and anxiety for I know that my faith in your Word and in your mighty power, love and grace towards me is my victory over the devil and the powers of darkness. Amen
Rhapsody of Realities - October 22, 2010
--Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Now I want you to notice several things in Pastor Chris' message here.
- The opening scripture shared with us how to pray. We don't get jumpy, but calmly let God know our request, and we give him thanks as though we've already recieved our answer. That means we should BELEIVE WHILE WE'RE STILL PRAYING, THAT WE'VE BEEN ANSWERED. - (That's a major secret on how recieve answers to prayers. first u ask, then give thanks believing you've been answered, while still praying. If you don't believe, you won't see the results. )
- The second thing to notice is in the first paragraph; when your done praying, RELAX. Rest in the knowlege(by faith) that your loving father has heard you. If you keep asking over and over, it means you don't really believe that He'll do it, and remember that God is ONLY moved by your faith. He can't do anything for you without your permission and your faith is that permission (in Genesis the Bible tells us that he gave man dominion on earth- since he's a Spirit, he needs you to allow him to help you and that's through your trust in him).
- Thirdly, I highlighted the true meaning of fear for you because when you have a clearer picture of what it is, you'll know how to defeat it. Fear is actually faith, but not in faith in your desired results; instead, it's trusting in the negative to conquer you(and acting on it via your anxiety and negative words). Remember, FAITH is an immutable law. IT ALWAYS WORKS whether in the negative or positive, so dispel the negative faith, ie fear, and live in the realm of God's light.