When he told you you're not good enough
When he told you you're not right
When he told you you're not strong enough
To put up a good fight
When he told you you're not worthy
When he told you you're not loved
When he told you you're not beautiful
That you'll never be enough
When he told you you were troubled
You'll forever be alone
When he told you you should run away
You'll never find a home
When he told you you were dirty
And you should be ashamed
When he told you you could be the one
That grace could never change
Fear, he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
'Cause fear he is a liar
Let Your fire fall and cast out all my fears
Let Your fire fall Your love is all I feel - (x4)
'Cause fear he is a liar
'Fear'...this a word we know all too well. Webster says fear is 'an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger; anxious concern; reason for alarm.' This 'fear' mechanism that God created in us has a purpose. It warns us of danger, then gives us the energy to react to the situation. It heightens our senses, making us more aware. This is known as the 'fight or flight' response. Our body reacts to this by speeding up our heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and shutting down our digestive system. All of our body's energy resources will automatically be diverted to this response. When the danger has passed, our body goes back to 'normal.'
Imagine the health problems this would cause if this reaction were taking place in our body on a regular basis. But this is exactly the case when we allow stress, anxiety, and worry to occur in our lives. These are just other words for 'fear.'
Before we go any further concerning fear, please make note what is stated in Ephesians 6:12 - We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the ruler, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Also, John 10:10 - The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. The 'powers over darkness,' the 'spiritual forces of evil,' and the 'thief' are all referring to Satan. Satan loves to keep us in fear. He loves to keep us upset, causing our body to react in such a way that disease and sickness are the result.
The song tells you some of the ways we are attacked by this type of fear. It makes us think we're not good enough, not right, not strong enough to fight. It tells us we're not worthy, not loved, not beautiful, and we'll never be enough. It tells us we're troubled, we'll forever be alone, that we should run away and we'll never find a home. It tells us we're dirty, we should be ashamed, and we're the one that grace can never change. Well, fear (Satan) is a liar!
If you allow fear to enter into your life, he will take your breath, stop you in your steps, rob your rest, and steal your happiness. You must take control of this 'fear' (Satan) and cast him in the fire! The way to do this is through Jesus. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I don not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid - John 14:27.
When you have Jesus, fear will not overcome you. Even in your darkest moments, you will have comfort. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me - Psalm 23:4.
When you have Jesus, you will have courage to stand up to fear, for He is greater than anything or anyone that could ever come against you. The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid? - Psalm 27:1.
When you have Jesus, you have the mighty hand of God holding you. Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand - Isaiah 41:10.
When you have Jesus, you have someone who takes all your fear and replaces it with peace. Do not be anxious (fearful) about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus - Philippians 4:6-7.
When you have Jesus, you have conquered man's greatest fear...death. Oh, praise Jesus!! Why would you not want Him to be Lord over your life? Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death - that is, the devil - and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death - Hebrews 2:14-15.
Yes, Jesus will conquer all your fears!
But there is still one more type of fear we need to look at...the fear of God. This is the only type of fear we should manufacture on our own. This fear is a 'profound reverence and awe,' which is directed toward God. This fear is a humbling fear of great respect and honor. Wisdom's instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor - Proverbs 15:33.
Always serve Him faithfully and be thankful for all that He does for you. Be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you - 1 Samuel 12:24.
This is a pure, free from moral fault or guilt fear, teaching us that the decrees of the Lord are firm and right. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous - Psalm 19:9.
The Lord watches over those who fear Him and have hope in His great love. The eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love - Psalm 33:18.
This awe, inspiring fear of God gives us great knowledge in exactly who He is. However, those who do not want this knowledge are considered fools. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction - Proverbs 1:7.
God is the One who has all authority over every aspect of our life. Fear of Him is a very healthy fear. I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him - Luke 12:5.
People who think they are ruler and king over their own lives are full of pride. They are self-centered and believe they are in control. Because of this way of thinking, they have no fear of God. Pray for these people. There is no fear of God before their eyes - Romans 3:18. It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. - Hebrews 10:31.
Turn your life over to Jesus. Let His fire fall and cast out all your fears. Let His fire fall so His love is all you feel.
Yes, fear is a liar!
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