How to cast out fear and be at peace.


I am writing this on the first day of 2022. And it seems like the world is a stressful and scary place. Jesus knew the times we would be living in when the words of the Bible were written, and he is intimately aware of them now. Matthew 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Which of us would presume to know the numbers of hair on our heads, but God is that aware of us. And how much do we think about, and how concerned are we with our children or other loved ones? But God has this to say about us. Psalm 139:17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee. God the Father and Jesus know with the greatest amount of detail, what we are feeling, and the difficulties we are going through. Knowing this is the starting point at living in peace, without fear. But I want to give you tools to precisely replace your feelings of fear with peace. Most people would consider fear to be an emotion. Not unlike sadness, or feeling happy. The Bible states fear is a spirit. 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Jesus cast out evil and unclean spirits, and in turn so did his followers. Matthew 8:16  When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick. Fear comes from Satan, fear is a spirit, and spirits must be cast out. Jesus has given his followers authority over this world, and over unclean spirits of all type, including fear. Mark 13: 34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. We need to cast out the spirit of fear by the authority given to us by Jesus, as sons and daughter of God. Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Simply say, “In the name of Jesus I command this spirit of fear to leave me NOW!! Then give thanks to our Lord, and brother Jesus, and to God our Father, that it was done. But it is important to not stop there. Luke 11:24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.26 Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. After you have cast out the unclean spirit of fear, it is important to not leave your fresh new house, or attitude, or peace of mind, empty. You have to quickly begin filling it with a new spirit of peace, or the spirit of fear can come back seven fold worse then it was. This is the second part of the equation. The title of this article is, “How to cast out fear and be at peace.” Many people think they can be at peace by going to a peaceful park, or a mountain retreat. Or perhaps yoga or eastern meditation can bring them peace. But when you return from either, the world is still as it was or worse, fear returns and the temporary peace you may have achieved is gone. True lasting inner peace comes from knowing and meditating on the good promises of God, that transcend the turmoil of the world and this present age, and extend from now, forward into eternity.

When we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we can confidently know that we are loved and cared for from that time forward, by the very creator of the universe. When you read any good promise of blessing or protection in the Bible, that are given to a good person, or a holy person, or a righteous person or a perfect person, know with confidence that promise is yours. No man or women who is living, or who has ever lived, are these things, but Jesus is all of them and more. When God looks at you and all your imperfections he sees Jesus, and his righteousness. Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Our faith in Jesus is all we, as ungodly sinners, need to be seen as righteous by God, and worthy of all his blessing and protection. If you come across any curse or plague, or misfortune that is reserved for the wicked in the Bible, you can confidently know that it is no part of your life, or designed as a punishment or correction for you. Don’t be mistaken, actions have consequences, but all things out of your control are in God’s control. Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: Jesus was beaten for your healing, crucified for your salvation, made poor that you might become rich, made a cures so you can be freed from all curses and evil. He took sin upon himself, that you have now become his righteousness. There is nothing left for us to do, he has done it all for us! Knowing theses things we begin to repent effortlessly of our old sins and habits. Romans 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? We can begin to live more and more at peace with ourselves and the world, knowing with full assurance that God is at peace with us. When Jesus came into the world the angels proclaimed. Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. God is at peace with his children, and they can in turn live at peace with themselves and with others.

 

11 Comments

  1. Maia Armstrong

    Wow! Your very first sermon of 2022! I would say, A+! 🙂
    Our world is so consumed with fear and deception. This year, let us rest in the peace that comes from seeing the light of Jesus Christ. Just as a mother comforts a child afraid of darkness, Jesus came so that we could find peace in knowing that darkness will not overpower His children. So many Christians have been recultant to take the Covid vaccine because of a supposed suspicion of the mark of the beast. I will say this to you and your children right now. This notion that vaccines are the mark of the beast is a fearmongering lie straighght out of the mouth of Satan. He is the one spewing all of this deception into the lives of so many believers. I don’t care how long you have been a Christian. You don’t EVER use the Bible as a magic wand to tempt God and willfully expose us and others to danger needlessly presumming ⠞ God will spare your life. How dare we condemn our little children and our families to Hell for protecting others out of sincere love. I know that there are so many breakthrough cases going around. But, that is no excuse to spew your fallacies to others and disguise it as “strong faith”!
    My school is doing remote learning for two weeks because of a staff shortage– not sure if they have Covid. Please pray for God’s protection to come upon my teachers, my mother, and my friends and family.
    More information can be found about the mark of the beast in this link. I also sent it to you via email. I have sent this to numerous Christians online, and I will continue to promote these vaccines out of a desire for good will for the people.
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s2vQ0Q59pFfI5_oqNtP6yfk5kcwB6XhvDyVyJZUh3Es/edit?usp=drivesdk
    I pray that you will grow in your faith. Please pray for me as I prepare for my second semester as Vice President of Agape. Pray that I may remain strong in this trial and withstand the fight against the kingdom of Satan! 🙂

    • Hi Maia,
      Thank you, Happy New Year!

      • Maia Armstrong

        🙂

  2. Hey Dad, Very nice to see a new article for 2022! I read through it and always look forward to ways I can apply these concepts to my life. Happy 2022!

    • Hi Buddy, Glad to see you still check out my articles! Happy New Year! I have not written anything on my site in awhile. I hope to be more active in writing this year.

  3. Raj 121

    My name is Raj, please pray for my periodonist gum disease i have suffered this disease since 2002. Thanks

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    • Hi Raj, speak to the mountain and cast it into the sea. Try praying, “In the name of Jesus Christ, I command this periodontal disease to be fully healed. I command all infection to leave my mouth and gums now, in Jesus name! Amen. The name of Jesus is above and has authority over every name. Your disease has a name, but Jesus name is greater, and your disease has to bow to it! Philippians 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; Also Jesus has given us authority over sickness and disease. Mark 13: 34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Remember also we have been healed at the cross. 1 Peter 2: 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. Brother Raj. over 15 years ago I began using theses principals. One of the very first things I used it on was periodontal disease. A dentist prodded at my teeth and gums for about an hour writing down all kinds of measurements. She then declared I had very severe periodontal disease. And I needed to make an appointment with a surgeon immediately, to correct the problem. I went home and believed the word of God and not her diagnoses. I never went back, and have not been to a doctor or a dentist in 15 or more years. I still have all my teeth. And they are in great shape. I only wish I had learned this sooner in life. But God deals with our faith where we are at. And your faith will strengthen as your read the word, and realize all the good promises in the Holy Bible are all meant for God’s own children. Those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Let me know if I can be any further help. Here is my personal email leonsmaiolo@gmail.com God has given us all the blessing of heaven Raj. We just need to begin to know more perfectly how to receive them.

      • Maia Armstrong

        Raj,
        This is Maia. I have been following Leon’s blog for nearly six months. I pray that God will heal you from this disease ⠽ are going through. This is another one of these tests that God has allowed you to go through to see whether you will grow in faith. I know this may sound harsh, but you are going through the fire. There is always hope in the cross. In Christ, neither sickness, disease, nor anything from Satan’s kingdom shall overpower you. This does not mean you will not be sick. Rather, there is always victory in the cross! Let me know if you ever need anything for me; I would be more than willing to encourage you during these challenging times!
        Standing Against The Kingdom of Satan! 🙂

  4. Maia Armstrong

    I just came back to this page to tell you that I got the booster vaccine two weeks ago. I felt pretty sick the next day, but other than that, I recovered just fine. The day after I was vaccinated, I had pain in my arm, and all over my sides. I thought about the vaccine, and I was reminded of the sacrifice that was required to protect my family and many others from this virus. This is the sacrifice me and mom made to save not only ourselves, but others around us. I did this on behalf of many families and friends across America, out of Godly love. The fact I and many other people am breaking their backs to protect the health and safety of others speaks volumes of what God requires of His people. I even seek to pray for many Americans. Even the many that bash at my sincerest attempt to save other through this vaccine: The very people who spew lies that prompt so many of us to use bad judgement and disguise it as “faith”. How are we being fearful if we are laying down our lives to save lives?
    Last month, I encountered someone online who discouraged Christians from taking the vaccine and wearing masks. He claims that he had been listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit, while bashing people like me who have the guts to encourage people to get vaccinated, and take precautions to reduce the spread of this virus. I was even called faithless and fearful. These are the same people who STILL don’t wear masks and act like idiots in the name of “faith”, because “God will protect me from this virus because I am immune to trials.” Yet, they can quote all kinds of Scripture. Guess what? Even Satan knows the Bible, cover to cover. The same Satan who entices many to cheat their way to power, and the same Satan who has twisted the book of Revelation to condemn people to Hell for accepting a blessing that was clearly ordained by God. A blessing that has saved vulnerable people from their deathbed. All that pain and torture I had to endure that Sunday morning that many are so unwilling to endure for the sake of others because their pride gets in the way.
    Leon, you do not know how much I had to go through the past eight months with these vaccines. In fact, since 2020. I’ve been through pain in the arm and sides all three rounds of the Pfizer vaccine, and many Christians online have been spewing these mark of the beast lies left, right, and center. I have gone the extra mile to protect many citizens from Satan’s despicable rhetoric about these vaccines that have been circulating during this pandemic. I went from blog to blog, site to site. I have been very smooth and gentle to them, sharing reliable sources in hopes ⠞ their fear may calm down, and God would comfort their restless soul. Yet, they spew their venom at me and so many others who are scared about the safety of these shots, who may not even be able to get it because of their medical condition. I even suffered a full week of chest pain shortly after getting my second shot. All in the name of sacrifice, patriotism, and faith in Christ. Yet, so many have been blind to this deception, for far too long! To say it saddens me is an understatement. Do you see how monstrous the spirit of fear and condemnation can be? It can slaughter a little sheep with its poisonous lips.
    Let this be an example of how much sacrifice and compassion is required to ensure that lives are saved from this virus, and to finally fight these new variants. The pain should remind us of the cross, and Christ’s sacrifice for our sins. I truly thank God for helping me through this long and tedious process. I will not stop fighting until every soul comes to the peace and safety that God promises in the face of this storm. God’s children are eternally secure because of the blood of Jesus, and not a vaccine!
    I know we are tired of wearing masks, but we just have to hang in there. I know it has not been easy, but I believe I did the right thing, and obeyed what God told me to do. And so did you. I really hope you and your family are staying safe. I highly encourage you and your son to get the Covid vaccine if you are able. Wear your mask, stay healthy, and remember to love one another. I pray that God will see us through this pandemic and reveal us the beautiful promises He has in store for us! I will always be here if you need someone to talk to during this season of testing!
    Love you! 🙂

    • Hi Maia, These are truly difficult times we are all going through. It is wonderful to meditate on our Lord’s words, he will never leave us nor forsake us. And the trials we are going through are unworthy to be compared to the glory that will be revealed in us! God bless you and your Mom, remember we are commanded to love one another, even if we disagree with them. I know how passionate you are for God’s Kingdom.

      • Maia Armstrong

        I am beyond grateful! May I kindly ask if you are vaccinated?

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