So he arose and went to Zarephath. When he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her, Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. As she was going to get it, he called to her and said, Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand. And she said, As the Lord your God lives, I have not a loaf baked but only a handful of meal in the jar and a little oil in the bottle. See, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and bake it for me and my son, that we may eat it–and die. Elijah said to her, Fear not; go and do as you have said. But make me a little cake of [it] first and bring it to me, and afterward prepare some for yourself and your son. For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: The jar of meal shall not waste away or the bottle of oil fail until the day that the Lord sends rain on the earth. She did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days.”
1 Kings 17:10-15 AMPC
The spirit of fear manifest in diverse forms. It can be in the form of want like the widow of Zarephath or financial lack.
Fear means unchanged. Fear causes you to focus on impossibilities and anything we call impossible with God is possible. Also, because we don’t function in our own ability, all things are possible to Him whose confidence is in God. Thus, there is no such thing as impossible to a child of God. Impossibility is unreal shadows taken hold of human mind to keep him in captivity or stop him from moving forward.
Fear, has cause many to withhold their seed from God and has cause many to experience lack in their life. The widow of Zarephath was afraid to release her last meal for the fact that she and child will have nothing to eat. The devil wanted her to withhold from God.
One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.”
Proverbs 11:24 NIV
The spirit of poverty will always cause you to withhold. This spirit works with fear while the spirit of prosperity causes you to always give generously irrespective of your financial conditions because your trust is in the God of superabundance who constantly meets your needs with His immeasurable and inexhaustible provision or supply.
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”
Proverbs 11:25 NIV
That is why Elijah said to the Lady “ fear not”. In other words stop focusing on what is not real or untrue,focus on what God is saying.
God has given us authority over fear(Luke 10:19). Use it . It does not matter what kind of fear it maybe. Recognize it, call by name , release your trust in God and bind the spirit of fear in Jesus name.
Refuse to let fear cause you to withhold from God or stop you from releasing your faith in God!!!.
The only way to go against the spirit of fear in your giving is keep on giving and taking your stand against satanic suggestions by using God’s Word.
Remember the day you choose to withhold ,that day you stop to receive!!!.
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.””
Luke 6:38 NIV
May the Spirit of abundance overtake you as you put God’s Word into practice and may you never experience want ever again in your life in Jesus name.
I prophesy that may you experience abundance in your giving like the widow of Zarephath in Jesus name.
Refuse to permit fear rule you!!!!
Let’s pray together: Heavenly Father thank You for Your Word. I bind the spirit of fear in my giving and I release my faith towards God to always be a generous giver in Jesus name. Amen