“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

What is Fear? What is Love? These are necessary questions to answer if we are to walk in victory over
fear. We know that fear doesn’t come from God, because “…God has not given us a spirit of fear…!” What has God given us? He has given us Power, Love, and a Sound Mind!

God has given us POWER! This is a far greater power than anything the devil can withstand. The
word ‘power” is the Greek word, dunamis, which is supernatural power that heals sicknesses and
diseases, destroys yokes of bondages and all forms of fear. The scripture says God has already given this power to us!

God has given us LOVE! Galatians 5:14 says, “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You
shall love your neighbor as yourself.” There is no law against love, which means fear can have no place to accuse us! Love is the very thing the devil fears. He will flee when he sees it in us!

Finally, God has given us a SOUND MIND, which is a disciplined mind. A disciplined mind is one that
doesn’t give place to anything that contradicts or opposes the Word of God. A sound mind recognizes the
plots of the enemy because it is anchored in the scriptures and meditates on the Word of God!

LOVE is a Person. God is Love! (I John 4:8,16)

Fear is a spirit. It is the very spirit of satan – satan is a dead, defeated, and paralyzed spirit who was literally
trounced by the Son of God, the Risen, Victorious and Triumphant Christ! His love has and will always TRUMP THE SPIRIT OF FEAR!

With Love,
Pastor Tom