If you feel like you can't breathe, but you don't have a medical condition that would make you feel that way, I have great news for you today. You can get rid of this feeling–because every single time I have seen it, it has been a demonic attack from the spirit of fear.
I used to experience this almost all the time. I felt like something very heavy was sitting on my chest and keeping me from breathing. I couldn't take a deep breath, and sometimes I'd have panic attacks so badly that I'd gasp for even small breaths.
But God delivered me, and He will deliver you too. It's not even hard.
If you feel like you can't breathe, you can be free right now, today. I wrote the story about how God delivered me from fear here, so after you read this post, please go and read the story. Do what I did and you'll get the same results. I have seen others get freedom the same way, over and over.
But first, here's the background you need to know if you feel like you can't breathe:
1. Fear is a spirit. It is a demon. It's not from God.
2 Timothy 1:7 tells us:
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Fear is not a random emotion. It is caused by a spirit, and therefore you can get rid of it very easily.
2. You do NOT, not, NOT, I repeat, NOT have to put up with any attacks from demons.
Ever. Period. In the name of Jesus, they have to go. You have complete authority over them in Christ Jesus.
So, when you tell them to leave in the name of Jesus, they have to leave.
Recommended resource about spiritual warfare: Everyone's Guide to Demons & Spiritual Warfare: Simple, Powerful Tools for Outmaneuvering Satan in Your Daily Life by Dr. Ron Phillips (Amazon affiliate link). This book will tell you how to fight and how to win. It's written by my senior pastor and spiritual father, and it's real stuff. Read it and it will help you fight and win, no matter what battle you're fighting.
3. In warfare, you must always counteract the evil attack with the good and holy thing that is from GOD.
Don't just tell something evil to go and then not fill up with God in its place. Jesus tells us why in Matthew 12:43-45:
When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none.
Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.
Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”
The demon has to leave as soon as you tell it to.
However, if you leave yourself empty, you open yourself up to that demon coming back, and bringing more evil spirits with it. So you must always ask the Lord to fill you with His Holy Spirit in the place where that thing had hold on you. Also, ask God to fill you up (and sometimes you have to fill yourself up) with the good and holy thing that is the opposite of the evil thing the enemy tried to attack you with.
In this case, the opposite of fear is perfect love. First John 4:18 tells us:
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
4. To make yourself immune to future attacks, soak in God's love until you are transformed by it.
Imagine a room that is dark because no one has turned the light on. Darkness is there, but as soon as you turn the light switch on, darkness leaves.
Because LIGHT is a thing, a substance; but darkness is not. Darkness is simply the absence of light. Darkness has no authority.
It doesn't matter if “darkness” even somehow got a voice and begged to come back in. As long as the light is on, darkness can't get back in. The light switch is in control, and there's no room for anything else but light.
Freedom from demonic attack works the same way.
If you're not filled with the light of God's perfect love, then you're susceptible to enemy attack. But if you fill up with God's perfect love, then the enemy cannot get back in. PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT FEAR. Every time.
So commanding the spirit of fear to leave, and soaking in God's love, will help you in this moment. It will get that thing off your chest so you can breathe again. But don't stop there! Make yourself completely immune to attacks from the spirit of fear by soaking deeply in God's perfect love on an ongoing basis. As you do, you'll become so transformed by God's love for you that the enemy won't be able to reach you anymore.
You do NOT have to fight this battle for the rest of your life. Fill up with God's perfect love, and you will be completely free.
Make sense? Trust me; it works. It worked for me, and I've seen it work for others, time and time again. God's Word is true every time!
So. To sum it up before you go get delivered from fear, know this: if you don't have a medical condition that keeps you from breathing, then that thing sitting on your chest keeping you from breathing is most likely fear. (I've never seen it be anything else.) You can be free from fear today by filling up with Daddy God's perfect love for you.
Ready? Click here to read about how God delivered me from fear. Then tell that spirit of fear to go in Jesus' name, soak in Daddy God's perfect love, and keep on soaking in God's love until you're completely immune to fear!
Does this message speak to you? Have you been attacked by fear? If so, please leave a comment below and tell me how you feel after you soak in God's perfect love. Let's encourage one another with our testimonies!
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