Written by Creflo A. Dollar
Fear, simply defined, is “a dread, uneasiness, or anxiousness.” But from a biblical standpoint, fear is more than a feeling, it is a spirit.
Second Timothy 1:7 says: “God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
When a believer is influenced by the Holy Spirit, we call it an anointing. This anointing of the Holy Spirit empowers and emboldens (“gives courage to,” or “causes to be bold”). His empowerment enables a Christian to do things he could never do in his own strength and wisdom.
In a sense, the presence of a spirit of fear in your life also brings with it an “anointing” – a negative, destructive anointing. Instead of empowering you, fear paralyzes you. Instead of giving you wisdom, fear causes you to make poor decisions. Continue reading