Fear Has Many Faces

Fear Has Many Faces
 by Tsion Tesfay

In 2009, I was living with my sister and brother-in-law, in the UK. It was 6:00 am, someone was knocking on the front door, and they were not calling from the intercom! When my brother-in-law opened the door, there were six immigration officers standing there. They asked about my children and me, then opened the door of the bedroom where we were asleep! These men were there to take us to the detention center! They wanted to deport us that very moment!

I suddenly saw a vision of the chariots of fire surrounding us, just as with Elisha when he asked God to open the eyes of his servant to see that those who were with them were more than those who were against them.

I calmly told the officers that I had an ongoing case in the European human rights court and if they would allow me to turn on the computer, I would print out the proof of this. So, they agreed to wait. A couple of them stayed in the room, to make sure the children wouldn’t run away. The other four men followed me to the living room, and to the computer. I printed out the document; they called their head office, then hung up, and thanked me for my cooperation. They apologized for disturbing us so early, then left.

Later, when I spoke to my attorney, she said, “I’m surprised they didn’t take you. Many people show them the exact same document and they still take them.” I shared my vision with her and praised God for showing her His glory.

And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” So, he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”
II Kings 6:15-17 (NKJV)

Look at the scripture above, that my vision was based on. When the servant saw the huge army, fear hit him instantly. This is the very reason Elisha prayed that God would allow his servant to see the truth. Likewise, God saw how fear hit me when the door to my bedroom opened, and there were all of those officers standing at the foot of my bed! He showed me that vision so I would hold on to His promise, that He would never leave me nor forsake me. This made me refuse to come into agreement with the spirit of fear and aligned me with the vision that God had shown me.

Fear comes knocking at our doors almost daily, wearing many faces, but we have the choice to not come into agreement with it, just as I did. When we choose correctly, the situation shifts and we get a better outcome.

Can you recognize when fear is knocking at your door? Write and tell us how you dealt with its ugly face.

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  • Juanita Sheko

    This story is Amazingly Awesome!!! In February 2020 my divorce was final due to spousal abuse. GOD said forgive him. He called in March 2020, I got a chance to forgive him. This June 30th, 2020 he lost his life violently. My heart shattered , his family buried him last Sunday, not one of them notified me. I’m grieving divorce & his death, please pray for me. I want to devote my latter part of my life serving GOD.

  • Cindy

    That is an awesome story. I love it. My only comment is it reminds me of the verse in Philippians that says when we show no fear, it demonstrates to our opponents (the enemy) that we are being saved, and they are being destroyed. (my paraphrase). I also noticed in Psalm 91, just recently, that it says twice “Do not dread…..” I know fear is a sin. It’s the opposite of faith. God hasn’t given us a spirit of fear. I don’t think I”ve been dealing with fear lately, but it might be something good for me to ponder. Sometimes things creep in that we aren’t aware of, but God is!

  • Janet Olwage

    Wow, how awesome that God spoke to you and you were able to forgive your ex-husband before his untimely death. I went through a similar divorce with abuse, and once we were divorced God spoke into my heart to forgive him. I got on my knees, and repented of my sin of bitterness hate and anger towards him. Something shifted in the atmosphere, and he saw a change in me, and we are on good terms now. Your husband’s family were punishing you by not notifying you of his burial, but greater is He that is in you, than he that is in this world. You did well by obeying God and forgiving your ex-husband vocally to him. “Beloved i wish above all things that thou mayest prosper, and be in good health….even as your soul prospers. I pray that your wounded soul will be healed. Katie has such wonderful wonderful teachings on Healing the Wounded Soul.

  • Cynthia L Tolley

    When my husband had a heart attack and all vitals stopped, I had to decide who to agree with Gods Word or the spirit of death! As I declared Gods Words from Katie’s book Be Revived, I saw
    an amazing turnaround! Every time fear would come in like a flood I would start to shake and my teeth would chatter. Immediately I would declare Gods Word and all the shivering would stop! My husband lives and is fully recovered just as God had showed me he would be!

  • DOLORES WATKINS

    All I can think right now, GOD loves us so! And He shows up! Praise the Lord!