Fear and Doubt

 

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee,”   Isaiah 26:3 KJV.

“A person will have perfect peace whose mind is focused on Jesus and His Will for them because they trust Him in everything He does for them so they do not worry about the consequences or doubt God is in control of their circumstances,”  (Isaiah 26:3).

Fear and doubt are a result of a lack of trust in God’s control over your circumstance and of His Love for you and says to God:

You are not in control!

You are not doing to do your best for me!

You do not Love me!

There can only be three basic attitudes to God: either trust or fear (which gives rise to doubt) or indifference to God, either by indifference to God, agnosticism (which does not know what to believe about God) or atheism (which does not believe in God).

I do not deal with these latter two attitudes in this short document.

Fear allows Satan to do to you what you feared will happen to you but God limits what Satan can do to you and always provides a way out of the temptation so you can handle the attack of Satan,  (1 Corinthians 10:3).

Consider the example of Job to show God’s purpose in trials and how fear and doubt cause problems.

The Example of Job

Most Christians believe Job did not sin.  Job was a righteous man whose attitude to God was correct but whose understanding of God’s power and control was not correct.

This wrong attitude is not a sin but it can lead to sin if the results of what it allows Satan to do you if not correctly dealt with.

Job was afraid God was not powerful enough to protect what God had given Him.  He declared:

“For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me,”   Job 3:25.

In otherwords:

What I was afraid of happening has happened……

This attitude allowed Satan to attack Job which is why God had to allow Satan to attack Job when Satan pointed out Job’s wrong attitude.

Satan can only get you to sin if you agree with the thought he places in your mind driving you to sin.

Job listened to the doubts Satan placed in his mind so Satan was able to suggest to Job to sin.

So Satan was able to say to God that God was protecting someone (Job) who did not believe God could protect him and that God had to remove His protection from Job because of this.

Note:  God removed the protection only after Satan pointed out Job’s lack of faith.  So God protected Job until this legality of Satan was raised.

(God was protecting someone who did not believe God could protect them and shows how much of a legalist Satan is).

“Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side?   Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face,” 
 Job 1:10-11.

Because Job had not trusted God to protect what God had given him Satan was able to remove it but only as far as God allowed him too.

This shows the importance of Lordship because when Jesus is LORD of something Satan cannot attack it without God’s Consent.

Job had given control of everything to God but not the protection of the things he had been given by God.

So God removed His protection from Job but limited what Satan could do to Job.

“And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand.  So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD,”   Job 1:12.

Job did not sin at first when these losses occurred to Him:

“And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, and said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD, in all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly,”
   Job 1:19-22.

However later, when He himself was attacked he sinned

“After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.
And Job spake, and said, 
Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived…….”   Job 3:1-3.  

He complained about what God had allowed to happen to Him and doubted God’s Love for Him in his situation.

And this is what He repented of later when He realised God was in control of all and He had done this to Job to reveal Himself to Job.

(As an aside.  God showed a man two angels on the front of his car protecting him.

The moment he started speeding the angels left.  When he stopped speeding they returned to protect him.

Our angels are always there to protect us unless we deliberately leave the Will of God.   The angels were the hedge about Job protecting him.)

Later God showed His control over everything and that was when Job believed God could protect what He was given by God to Him.

“Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.
Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge?  Therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.
Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.  Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes,”
  Job 42:1-6.

Notice Job repented and that can only really happen from a sin.

Then Job was once again able to be protected by God and prospered by God because Job was in a righteous relationship with God.

“So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen,”   Job 42:12.

Notice God put Job through all of this to reveal Himself to Job in a fuller and better way.

God restored Him double of what He lost and this time it was protected and Satan could not attack it without God’s permission.

Note that in the original attack Satan questioned God about God’s protection of Job and God had to remove it.

There is no more mention of Satan attacking Job (questioning Job’s belief in God’s protection) once God was LORD of all his life.

How to deal with the demons placing these in your mind?

Jesus has to be LORD of all your life not just what you think He is of which means you need to pray a prayer like this:

LORD, if there is anything in my life that you are not LORD of, I give it you now to be LORD of and part of your Kingdom. 

I repent if I have not done this earlier with any area of my life if I knew I should have done it in and did not do it.

I declare Satan you no longer have any place in my life and in Jesus’ Name I command you to leave these areas and go to Jesus and I ask you Holy Spirit to fill me and take their place.

I command healing and restoration of all you did to me in Jesus’ Name

Thank you Father, LORD Jesus, Holy Spirit

Amen.

So God allows you to be attacked because of your fear and doubt about His Love, provision or protection of you so that you will to trust Him and not fear His lack of Love or protection or to give to you a greater revelation of whom He is and of His Love for you through what He does for you after He restores you.

According to your trust of His love for you and of His protection of you He can allow you to be tested in areas where you have not sinned so you can know Him better and be prepared to serve God in a better way.

In areas in which you sin trials are designed to turn you back to God and the relationship you have with Him.

These will always be to help you be strengthened in an area you are weak in so that you can fight Satan better in that area and be stronger in your faith and relationship with God.

 

~ Through Neville Salvetti


HKP logoNeville Salvetti is a deliverance minister and can be contacted via The Web Pages of Neville Salvetti and at: salvettina@bigpond.com if you desire deliverance or to know how to do it.
Neville have been told to preach three things:
Deliverance   How to Hear The Holy Spirit   How to fight Satan
This is the need of the hour as it demonstrates The Kingdom of God, which is what attracts people to Jesus.


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