Activating the Spiritual Forces
of Faith and Fear

Faith and fear are opposites. In the same way that hot and cold, up and down, east and west, are opposites, likewise faith and fear are opposites. They cannot both be active at the same time. In my airplane, there is a gauge that gives me the rate of ascent or the rate of descent. It tells me how quickly I am ascending or it tells me how quickly I am descending. There is only one gauge for this function because I cannot be doing both at the same time. If I am going up, I am not going down. And if I am going down, I am not going up. Up and down are opposites and you cannot be doing both at the same time.

Faith and fear are the two forces in the spirit realm that activate angelic assistance. Faith activates the angels of God and fear activates fallen angels (demonic spirits). Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing when you hear the Word of God. Of course we know that to activate faith, you must believe what God says.

Likewise, fear comes from hearing, but it comes by hearing the words of the enemy and when you believe what he says, it activates the fear.

Psalm 103:20 says that angels (the angels of God) are mighty in strength and that they are standing by waiting to hear the voice of God's Word and when they hear it, they act upon it. As a Christian, you are the voice of God's Word on the earth today. When you say what He says, it activates His angels to minister to you in the area of the promise in His Word that you have spoken and believed. In other words, when you say and confess what God says about you, it activates the angels of God to bring it to pass.

When something looks impossible in your life, as a Christian, you cannot base your life upon the way things look. Instead, you must walk by faith and not by sight. In doing this, you will say what God says about your circumstances instead of saying the way things look.

For example, when it looks like a situation or circumstance in life is overpowering and that your defeat is imminent, remember that greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4). Remember that your faith in God's Word will bring a victory (1 John 5:4). When the angels of God hear you speak the Word of God, they stand up and operate in the purpose of their creation, which is to minister to those who will inherit salvation (Hebrews 1:14). The power of one angel can overpower all of the world.

However, on the other hand, if you speak the negative words of fear, these words fuel the demonic realm and by relinquishing your authority that comes through the words of faith, you, by default, allow the enemy to bring destruction. If God's Word says you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13), but the words coming out of your mouth are, "I can't do this. We are going to be destroyed. There's no hope for us," you nullify the authority you've been given over the power of the enemy and open the door for the enemy to enter your house.

To learn more about the spiritual forces of faith and fear, check out Dr. Ollison's book, The Paradise of God.