Perfect love casts out fearJesus comforted His disciples by admonishing them not to fear many times throughout the gospels during  His ministry here on earth. “Arise and be not afraid” (Matthew 17:7 KJV). What is so important about being afraid.  What is so important or so terrible about fear.

                                                   Fear is torment

The bible says,”There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment.  He that feareth is not made perfect in love”     (1John 4:18 KJV). The definition of torment according to the Collins Concise Dictionary is “to afflict with great pain,suffering or anguish:torture” Anyone who lives or operates in a state of perpetual fear is not happy.  Being fearful is like being locked up in a prison where you are tormented everyday; physically, mentally and emotionally.  Fear is like being in Hell, a place of torment, “And in Hell he lifted up his eyes being in torments…” (Luke 16:23 KJV).  Jesus does not want His church, His disciples, to be afraid of anything. Instead, Jesus wants you to have His peace, ” Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you I unto you. Let not your hearts be troubled neither let it be afraid” ( John 14: 27 KJV).  A heart filled with fear is a troubled heart devoid of peace.

                                                                                                                         Fear is an evil spirit

” For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). To operate in fear is not of God and it does not originate with God.  It  is an evil spirit sent out by the devil to bring torment in the lives of anyone who would entertain it.  But as believers in Jesus, you should bind the spirit of and prevent it from operating in your lives. There is no excuse why a child of God should be living in fear because Jesus has given you power over the enemy,Satan. ” Behold, I give unto you power to trample on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you” ( Luke 10:19 KJV). You do not have to live in fear and be tormented as a prisoner.  You need  to bind the spirit of fear and prevent from operating and wreaking havoc in your life and the lives of your family.

                       Bind the spirit of fear

“…Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” Matthew 18:18 KJV).  The spirit of fear is subject to the authority of the Name of Jesus.  All the child of God needs to do is to bind the spirit of fear and command it to go into dry and uninhabited places. The reason for uninhabited place is that you need to send the spirit away from people.  You must use the authority of the Name of Jesus because everyone, and everything must bow to the name of Jesus. This also includes all demons or evil  spirits and also the Devil himself. “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name that is above every name: that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus christ is Lord, to the Glory of god the father” (Philippians 2:9-11,KJV). Command the spirit of fear to leave by saying these words,  ‘ spirit of fear, I bind you in the Name of Jesus and I command you to leave my life and the life of my family and go into dry and uninhabited places.’ The spirit of fear has no choice but to leave you.  If you are not a born again believer, please invite the Lord Jesus into your heart today and do not walk in fear.