Dr. Creflo Dollar: Eliminate the Fear Factor

Eliminate the Fear Factor - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Dr. Creflo Dollar

Are you afraid of heights? Or do you become hysterical at the mere sight of spiders? Perhaps you live in constant fear that you will never get ahead in life. Whether you are afraid of heights, spiders or failure, let’s be clear on one thing; it is not good to have any amount of fear in your life.

I have heard people say, “A little fear is good for you.” I disagree. Fear is not good at all. It is a trap used by the enemy to keep you from operating in the will of God. The opposite of fear is faith, and Hebrews 11:6 says, “…without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is…” Satan knows that you must have faith to believe that God’s promises will come to pass. If he can get you to doubt God’s promises, he will accomplish his goal of taking you out of the will of God, thereby keeping you from receiving your blessing.

Ask yourself these three questions to find out whether you are believing God’s Word or walking in fear:

1) Whose word is getting into my heart?

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God, but fear comes by hearing the words of Satan. Negative words can get into your heart by entering through your eyes (what you watch) and your ears (what you listen to). Eventually those things will enter your mouth (what you say), and once you begin to speak negative words, those things will ultimately become a part of your life. Be sure to put God’s Word into your heart to increase your faith.

2) Who’s side am I on?

The world system operates by fear. The kingdom of God system operates by faith. The world system says that you have to be educated, have a certain degree, be the right color, come from the right neighborhood, say the right things or wear the right clothes. If you contradict this system, you may be challenged by feelings of inadequacy, which comes from fear. But in the kingdom of God system, God is not a respecter of persons; He is a respecter of faith. It’s up to you to decide which system you will follow.

3) What am I connected to?

Fear is a spiritual connector and so is faith. Faith will connect you with the Word of God. Fear will connect you with the very thing you fear. For example, fear of death will connect you to the death that you fear. Fear of lack will connect you to the lack that you fear. Fear of cancer will connect you with cancer. Don’t allow fear to connect you to negative circumstances. Instead, use your faith to release the blessings of God into your life.

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Creflo Dollar: Get Your Right Mind

Get Your Right Mind - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

Did you know that your thinking directly affects how you feel and the decisions that you make? It’s true. When you are feeling depressed, sad or angry, you are more likely to make a bad decision. On the other hand, when you spend time with God, seek His wisdom and align your feelings with His Word, your choices will have a more favorable outcome. Too often, people make bad decisions because they are acting out on their emotions rather than remaining focused on the will and Word of God. The key to getting control over your emotions is straightening out your thought life and recognizing that negative emotions stem from wrong thoughts that you have accepted into your mind.

Emotions are feelings on the inside trying to move you in a particular direction. When your thought life is full of doubt, fear and unbelief, your emotions will reflect your mindset and influence your decisions in the wrong direction. Negative emotions will cause you to feel powerless, but you don’t have to be held captive by bad feelings. The Word says to think on those things that are honest, lovely and of good report (Philippians 4:8). Being a guardian over your thoughts is essential to keeping your emotions in line with the Word.

By meditating on what the Bible has to say about your life, you fill your mind and heart with the thoughts of God, and can root out negative emotions. A mind that is in agreement with God will actually produce positive emotions that will keep you in His will for your life. Peace and security can be your reality every day rather than uncertainty and discontent if you train yourself to think positively by using the Scriptures for meditation. When Jesus comes into your life, He changes your heart to desire a life of abundance.

The Word says to guard your heart with all diligence because the issues of your life flow out of it. Whatever you allow into your spirit will end up overwhelming and overtaking your life. If you let negative emotions take root in your heart, the result will be a negative life because these emotions will lead you away from the will of God and the destiny He has for you.

You may feel that your circumstances are beyond your control, but don’t allow what things look like in the natural to make you feel depressed or anxious. Satan will try to sabotage your decisions by getting you to receive his negative thoughts and suggestions. Don’t let him do that! Go to God and let Him transform your thinking. Begin speaking positive, affirming words that will bolster your faith, and think about how much your Father loves you. Use these keys to uproot negative emotions every time:

  1. Be conscious of your decisions and why you are making them. Don’t allow fear and unbelief to enter your mind.
  2. Guard your heart by confessing scriptures that support God’s image of you and His plan for your life.
  3. Maintain an attitude of expectancy. Put on the garment of praise and expect God to do everything you’ve asked and more (Ephesians 3:20)!

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Creflo Dollar: Use Your Authority

Use Your Authority - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar Ministriesby: Creflo Dollar

Many Christians have been misled into thinking that God is running everything in the Earth. And while it may sound religious to say, “God is in control,” according to the Word of God, man has dominion in the Earth. Through the prayers of His people, God is able to change circumstances and situations. It is up to you to exercise the authority that God has given you instead of allowing Satan to control your life and wreak havoc in the Earth.

If God were truly running things on this Earth, do you think that the world would be in the terrible state that it’s in? Wars, natural disasters, violent crime, death and destruction do not come from God. On the contrary, it is His desire to bless people and give them abundant life (John 10:10).

As long as Believers continue to think that God is in control of every situation they will continue to abdicate their God—given authority. Instead, they should exercise the dominion God has given to them through speaking the Word of God and praying. Doing this releases God to get involved in the affairs of men. It’s time to unmask the deception. Yes, God is sovereign, but He gave man dominion over the earth.

Dominion is the power and authority to control, direct and govern. In the beginning, God made man in His image and gave him dominion over everything in the Earth (Genesis 1:26–28). With dominion, man was supposed to control everything in the earthly realm, and walk in authority just as God does in the heavenly realm. Psalm 8:6 in the New Living Translation speaks of the power God has given to man. It says, “You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority.”

Man’s dominion over the Earth was evidenced when God brought the animals to Adam so that he could name them. God could have easily named every creature on Earth, but He gave Adam that job. He was training his son to walk in his authority and operate like his heavenly Father.

So it is clear that man was originally given control over the Earth; however, Adam did not use his authority when the enemy approached him and his wife. Satan entered the Garden of Eden illegally and spoke deceptive words that contradicted what God had said. Instead of exercising his authority, Adam disobeyed God’s instructions and committed high treason in the Garden of Eden; he turned the keys of authority over to Satan. God had to get His power back in the hands of mankind, but He could only accomplish that through a man. His plan to redeem the human race from the clutches of the devil included the birth of His son, Jesus.

Jesus was God, but He operated as a man while He walked the Earth. As a man, Jesus had total mastery over circumstances, situations and all the works of Satan. By dying on the cross, He became sin and was able to enter Hell in order to take back the authority that Adam gave away. Thank God that Jesus snatched the dominion from Satan and put it back where God intended—in the hands of men.

When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you gain control over the enemy. Jesus said, “Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you,” (Luke 10:19, The Amplified Bible).

This year, make a decision to use your God–given dominion. Do not be deceived by religion which tells you that “God is in control.” Walk in the authority God has given you by submitting to Him through prayer. As you pray the will of God to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven, you can prevent bad things from happening and God’s perfect plan for mankind can be accomplished in the Earth.

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