Militating Factors: Fear By Rev Eastwood Anaba


Saturday, June 29, 2019

Month Theme: Wisdom and Power for Purpose

Topic: Militating Factors: Fear

Scripture Reading:

Genesis 32:9-12; Luke 11:21-26

Main Text:

Luke 11:24
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.

The fear of going back to your original place only to be cast out again can prevent many people from returning to the place they came from. There is a possibility that we can lose a position we once occupied a second time. The unclean spirit chose to give itself a second chance. The prodigal son might have considered the possibility of his father or elder brother throwing him out of the house but brushed his fear aside and went back home (Luke 15:11-32).

Jacob overcame his fear of Esau and returned to the land God promised him. The fear of death and rejection did not stop the patriarch from taking a decision that would safeguard his destiny. Although he was afraid of Esau, he did not allow the fear to abort his dream. He found spiritual and physical ways of overcoming his fears and undertook his journey.

God directed Jacob to go back to his country. Although he feared Esau, he prayed and embarked on the journey back to his country (Genesis 32:9-12). It is impossible to overcome fear without prayer. Prayer is the foremost antidote for fear. Fear is a weapon the enemy employs to deny believers their rightful place in life. The unclean spirit did not entertain fear as it went back to its place, and Jacob charged into his destiny despite his fear. We should overcome fear and possess our possessions.


1. Pray and break any hold of fear lingering around your life.
2. Silence any voice sent to put fear into you.

Recommended Reading:

“The Unclean Spirit With Purpose” by Eastwood Anaba

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