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I was an extremely fearful person, I felt afraid of everything. Anxiousness ruled my thoughts and emotions. I was even on medication, but none of them helped. I had social anxiety, dark anxiety, future anxiety, past anxiety, I was afraid of lack, afraid of getting fat, afraid of being alone. It was destroying my life. I was a Christian, but I had no victory; I felt like I was getting beaten up by the Devil.
I began to soak in the Word on CDs, because God’s Word is medicine. I learned to value God’s Word from Gloria Copeland, who taught that it is medicine that can heal. For a long time I did this. Then I heard the Holy Spirit tell me one day that I could not run from demons. They would chase me. I had to arm myself and take my stand and fight with His weapons. I didn’t think I could win. I had been bullied my whole life, I had never won anything, I even was beaten up by a group of girls in high school.
The day came when I knew it was now or never, I had to fight this demon head on or spend the rest of my life like this. I took the scriptures on deliverance from fear, declaring that God has not given me a Spirit of Fear but of power love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7) and decided to fight the constant overflowing feelings of fear and the anxiety over what could happen.
I fought about 20 hours a day for 4 days. Day and night, about every 5 minutes, as soon as a thought or a feeling hit, I would resist it with God’s Word. On the 4th day, it completely left. I felt it lift off me and I was free. I had defeated that Spirit sent to harm and hinder me. There were no more fearful feelings or anxiety! Praise the Lamb!
I continued to bathe for hours every day in the Freedom From Fear CDs from Promisesforlife.com. As I soaked, I let my heart and mind be nurtured and healed in God’s faithfulness, allowing my thoughts to change from impending doom to impending blessing and goodness. “Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” (Psalm 23:6)
I have been fear free for at least 15 years now. I don’t get scared anymore; I had total victory. I am not on any medication anymore at all. Occasionally, the fear tries to attack, but I tell it to get lost. I know that it is trying to see if I will let it stay in my heart or not, but when I resist it with the Word, it stops.
I had to learn to overcome. I had to stop running. I had to arm myself and fight with His weapons...and I WON!
This archived article was written by Elizabeth Kiessling for release in Apr, 2012. Circumstances and situations may have changed regarding the author, locations and ministries. This content may therefore be outdated or misinformed.
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