The Voice Bible in 1 John 4:16-1
“God is love. Anyone who lives faithfully in love also lives faithfully in God, and God lives in him. This love is fulfilled with us, so that on the day of judgment we have confidence based on our identification with Jesus in this world. Love will never invoke fear. Perfect love expels fear, particularly the fear of punishment. The one who fears punishment has not been completed through love.
Father, in the Name of Jesus, by the power of His Blood and according to Your Living Word, we thank you that since fear is a feeling then it is Your perfect love that casts out all fear. Father, according to Your Living Word, we also thank You that You have not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, might and of a sound mind. So, therefore in the Name of Jesus the Christ of Nazareth, we will not accept no things into our souls that You have planted within us.
Lord Jesus, we thank You for giving us the keys to bind and loose anything that should or should not be dwelling within our souls to the glory of God the Father. Father, by our own free will we choose to submit our wills to Your will that we be one with You as Christ was One with You and You were and still are One with Him today in Jesus’ Name. Father, since we choose to submit to Your will, the devil has no choice but to flee in Jesus’ Name.
Thank You Father that Your perfect love is all sufficient to sustain us as we run our race according Your plans and purposes as we make our way back Home to You in Jesus’ Name.
The Voice (VOICE)
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