I was in worship recently, and the Lord was speaking to me about fear, and specifically, about fear in the body of Christ. He led my church to a special time of intercession to release fear off the lives of people around the world.
There was a strong anointing as we were releasing this prayer of deliverance over Facebook and YouTube. The Lord further revealed to me as people listened to the video that God's people would be supernaturally released of fear. I believe the same will happen to you. As you read this prophetic article, He will release the spirit of fear off your life.
People are kept in fear often because of shame. Shame does not allow them to release what they fear. They stay silent instead of releasing faith, in fear that they might be wrong, ridiculed or mocked. Jesus was mocked in His day, but still He chose to follow His Father and release His faith.
Fear has kept the body of Christ in bondage for far too long. The spirit of fear is a root behind every other stronghold we suffer from. Fear is a liar and a vain imagination, often causing a false scenario. Conquering fear first involves us removing the lie, and repenting of any wrong thoughts we had and any areas in which we do not trust our heavenly Father.
The Lord is showing me how fear is like a spiderweb intertwined with so many other demonic strongholds and emotional ailments, such as mind-binding spirits, trauma, torment, emotional abuse, stress, anxiety, worry and panic. Fear makes us paralyzed and ineffective in the spiritual realm. It is an unproductive and unfruitful emotion and demonic stronghold.
As I was in worship the other day, the Lord directed me to release the spirit of fear from people's lives. I could feel as we prayed and Jesus supernaturally released people from fear that faith was being imparted to them. I could feel the presence of the Lord tangibly going into people with a strong impartation of faith. My body started to feel manifestations of the Spirit, confirming this impartation.
We serve a supernatural Father, and His Son, Jesus, came to deliver us from a spirit of fear. We simply need to renew our minds and receive what the Lord has given.
I recently ministered to a young lady who struggles with a spirit of fear. I told her to come over and I'd pray over her and cast fear out. She, too, experienced the Lord recently speak to her during worship about fear. He told her fear is gone. What's important is rooting out the thoughts and taking every thought captive (2 Cor. 10:3-5).
When fear has plagued us for so long, it is a natural reaction to manifest fear. However, Jesus conquered fear, so we don't have to suffer from it. We win the battle partly by us acknowledging and recognizing what is attempting to invade our souls.
Say these prayer declarations audibly to remove fear from your life:
—I declare and decree I am set free from a spirit of fear.
—I command fear, emotional trauma, anxiety, worry and stress to go, in Jesus' name.
—I proclaim I am set free and I have a spirit of love and power, and not fear.
—I have been given every good and perfect blessing. The Lord is working on my behalf.
—I bind and rebuke the enemy and every attack of fear over my life, in Jesus' name.
—I believe and receive the supernatural deliverance Jesus wants to give me.
—I accept the atoning finished work of the cross and call forth my complete deliverance.
Kathy DeGraw is a prophetic deliverance minister releasing the love and power of God to ignite and activate people, release prophetic destinies and deliver people from the bondage of the enemy. She is the founder of Kathy DeGraw Ministries and Be Love Outreach. She is the author of several books, including: Speak Out, Discerning and Destroying the Works of Satan, Identity Invasion, Who is Speaking? and Warfare Declarations. You can connect with Kathy on Facebook at facebook.com/kathydegraw/ or visit kathydegrawministries.org.
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