Fear of the Lord

THE FEAR OF THE LORD
Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Fearing God is recognizing and having respect for the judgement of God. Just as we would fear our earthly father with respect to his authority, but you still love him. Ham had not respect for his father Noah, and curses came upon his children because his children were under the same kind of influence bringing about the same learned behaviour.

The fear of God should also be characteristic of a believer. For of the ungodly it is written, Proverbs 1- 7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction”…. Thus the very beginning of wisdom is found in the fear of the Lord, without fear of the Lord man is willingly ignorant and will mock at Gods’ judgment 2 Peter 3. Man cannot depart from evil without first having a fear of the Lord. Job 28:28 “And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding”.>>> Psalms 111:10“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth forever”

The praise of him that does keep the commandments of God, or acts under the fear of God, and desires only to that which is pleasing to God, such a Christian man of praise is found in the true inward spiritual Jew seen in Romans 2-29 :But he is a Jew, who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God”. >>>Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding”.>>>Proverbs 15:33 “The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility” >>>Isaiah 11:2 “And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD”…The fear of the Lord is a fruit of the spirit , keeping him stable, and to be treasured by the believer, earthly treasures choke off heavenly treasures within the ungodly. Isaiah 33:6 “And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure”.

Galatians 5-15 “But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another” 19 “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God”…. Paul writes that such rhetoric is intended to invoke fear so as to turn the person to heed the instruction of the LORD to avoid evil, lest they bite and devour each other. Thus fear of God is part of the Christian life, as proverbs also affirms, And “through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil.”Proverbs 16:6

Those that bite and devour each other is because of this written in Romans 3-18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes. but rather spend your days upon the land sojourning in fear”? 1 Peter 1-17 “And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s deeds, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear”:The apostle Paul writes to the Philippians 2-12 “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence”. and to the 1 Thessalonians 4- 11 “And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to labour with your own hands, as we commanded you 12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing”…. The fear of God is also taught by the New Testament epistles in motivating the Christian through warnings. For example Paul writes, And thus we read in Acts 9:31 “the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit; it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord.”

Paul, a man of love, who knows what it is to fear the Lord, seeks to persuade men also. 2 Cor. 5:11 11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

Understanding the fear of the Lord
It is most essential to maintain the fear of Lord in our daily Christian walk. We cannot serve the Lord without it. The fear of the Lord is having respect for His commandments.

Psalms 19-9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

The fear of the Lord will cleanse the soul, while keeping our endurance in the faith.

Psalms 33- 8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

When we have the fear of the Lord you will stand in awe of His power and Majesty.
Proverbs 1- 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

If we have the fear of the Lord you will “begin” to incline an ear to what His word says and walk according to His way, one who rejects the council of God is a fool and despises that which is righteous.

Proverbs 9- 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Without the fear of the Lord there can be no beginning of wisdom to know of the holy way of life which brings understanding which guides you to obedience
Proverbs 15- 33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility

The Fear of the Lord is the instruction that will chasten us and bring us to the place where we acknowledge that we must walk in the ways of the Lord through humility before God who then lifts us up and honors us. He that shall humble himself shall be exalted Matthew 23-12

 

Job 28- 28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

If we have the fear of the Lord we will understand to depart from evil pronto, if not, Satan is a like a roaring lion who goes to and fro throughout the earth seeking whom he may devour. We are open hunting season for Satan and he is licenced by God to hunt in his own territory. The fear of the Lord keeps us in complete understanding of this principle.

1 Peter 2- 17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

  We fear God not in a way of drawing close to Him, but in the way that He is a righteous God who administers justice to those wicked ones who abuse the brotherhood and are disrespectful to our neighbour. Behold the goodness and severity of God sayeth the apostle Paul. He is not only a God who brings blessings, but a God who will bring curses upon the unrighteous.

Psalms 36-1 The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.

The unrighteous mock His judgement, Universalism teaches we are all going to be saved, the easy gracer’s of the Romans wretch crowd say they already have a hoody cloak and God can’t see their sin etc.

2 Peter 3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: Willingly ignorant of Gods’ judgement day and ignored the prior warnings in scripture.

Jeremiah 2- 19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

 

Walking in the ways of transgression comes by way of no fear of the Lord. The bitterness of disobedience shall your conscience burn upon you with coals of reprove. When sin works it will bring forth misery and destruction in our life. Romans 3- 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: 17 And the way of peace have they not known: 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes

.Proverbs 2- 1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; 2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; 3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

Keep the law of God in or hearts, and listen for His wisdom of revelation, applying or God given reason which bringeth understanding by seeking Him earnestly to know of His hidden treasures of righteousness. Seek God with all our faculties and you shall know of Him.

Psalms 34-11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

 

We are taught the fear of the Lord through the word of God. We must hearken unto Him and allow Him to bring forth this wisdom that He so desires all of His people to have. All blessings of God are linked to having all blessings established in your life.

Deut. 4- 10 Specially the day that thou stoodes before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.

 

As we hear and read the word of God we will learn to fear Him all the days of or life. It must be in or mind daily as brought to remembrance by mediating upon the word of God in the Holy Scriptures keeping it in the frontals of our mind.
Deut. 13- 11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you. Deut.17- 13 And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously

 

 

It will affect the heart that we should not presumably in rebellion to God do evil anymore.

Deut. 13- 19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:

 

We must daily put away entertainment and vain distractions of muse that we be reading the bible and learning to fear and respect His commandments, and then hold them close to our heart thus produce deeds of goodness all the day long. This is not a vain read the bible in a year program which gives the glory to self accomplishment, but rather a vigorous study of His word to show thyself approved of God, a good workman, rightly dividing the word of truth, 2 Timothy 2-15.

In conclusion; the  fear of the LORD is to have knowledge and understanding of the goodness and severity of God (His love and grace upon the righteous and His wrath upon the wicked)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujXPVavqgP4

Grace and truth bill

Responses

  1. Ephesians 3 : 16 – 19
    16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

    17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

    18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

    19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

    I join you in your prayers for Pete. Peace , Charles

  2. Pete your self righteousness shows and is apparent to all the brothers and sisters who can see that you are bkind, naked, and in need of buying fine precious gold in Christ Jesus our Saviour..Fearing God and humility is the beginning of removing the scales from your eyes,,,I cannot allow you to post any more venom on this ministry. Your pride has led to openly mocking God, as that spirit has brought 7 of his demonic buddies back with him because his old house was made ready.. The anger and division you bring is quite apparent to the true body of believers, repent and return to your first love while you still can…we all pray that you do

    grace and truth
    bill

  3. And Charles, you will be taught of God to quit judging in the flesh. When you are given the faith to KNOW and BELIEVE God is working all things for the counsel of His will then you learn to do this.

    2Co 5:16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.

    But as it is, you are still in the flesh, judging by the flesh. You are to test the spirits (the doctrines) and your doctrine of free will, eternal hell, born sinless is not truth and so we know you have not been set free nor do you know the truth.

    Joh 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

    You are still running around in the strength of your flesh to please God and that is a hard burden and a heavy yoke. If you could only be given the faith to believe this verse, you might be set free.

    Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

    and I do want to thank you for your slanderous letter you wrote about me that has gotten some good play online. I take this as a sign of my salvation and of perdition for you. But we all must go to perdition, so I know you are on the right path.

    Mat 10:24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
    Mat 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?

    All things are written Charles. Every day has been ordained in advance by God. What a joy to be given the faith to know and to believe these things and stop striving with the God who made us.

  4. Deu 29:6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might know that I am the LORD your God.

    There is some good news here for you Charles and the others of like mind. Until you first live the STRONG DELUSION, the one you are living right now, you can never ever come to know the true Lord. We all must live by every word and God’s way is that we all first get drunk with wine and drink strong drink and wonder after our beast and think we are serving God.

    One of your 7 beastly heads has been wounded by the sword but was quickly healed in the Babylon that still lives in your heart. The outward signs and wonders YOUR BEAST has performed is something God makes happen to keep you bound in the darkness. When God deceives us, there is none better, the deception and veil is absolute. But like the Apostle John, one day, you too will look behind you and see the things you have lived and that you lived by these words.

    Here is God deceiving all men, the beast that lives in each of us and getting us to worship that beast. He does it by these outward signs that come about from our calling into the word, the fire from heaven. But our day has not yet come.

    Rev 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
    Rev 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
    Rev 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

    and make no mistake, NO MAN will ever enter the temple of God and truly know Christ until ALL SEVEN vials of wrath are fulfilled in our lives.

    Rev 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

    Charles, you were right there many months ago, oh so close to seeing it. When you are willing to come clean and admit you were wrong then your healing will continue. But if god keeps you bound up in your pride as if you are God’s gift to the blind, then you will remain right where you are, blind and still in your sins.

    Joh 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
    Joh 9:40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
    Joh 9:41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

  5. The true gospel that God is working ALL THINGS, and we are just clay in His hands does not please the flesh or carnal minds of men that want to continue to exalt themselves as beast, which is their God given nature in these marred vessels of clay.

    Rom 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
    Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

    This started way back then we God purposefully did this.

    Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

    So outside of the miracles He did, Christ was an affront to the religious crowd that considered themselves the people of God. The very ones that believed on Him yelled crucify Him when given the chance. It works the same way today. Anyone speaking the truth will be hated and rejected of all men. The so called builders (of man’s church) will reject the stone that is Christ, they will stumble over it. And as Peter says Christ, the real one is a rock of offense. Same today.

    1Pe 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
    1Pe 2:6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
    1Pe 2:7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
    1Pe 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
    1Pe 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
    1Pe 2:10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
    1Pe 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

    And I hope you see peter referring to these very few chosen people. He is not writing to all that call themselves God’s people, He is writing to those very few scattered around the globe and considered strangers in this world. That is the truth.

    Peter speaks to the ELECT, those chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a peculiar people that do not fit in with this world. Flesh hates this concept as it wants to share in the glory of God and not give to HIM 100% of the credit for all things, good and evil.

    But I do want to remind you of some of Christ’s words. You will find no example in Scripture of the truth attracting a crowd and the disciples being welcome with open arms. The most miraculous event we have is Pentecost which was the first day anyone truly had the Spirit of God in them. Until then they were all yet carnal and knew nothing of the mysteries of the kingdom of God.

    Christ, the real one is a rock of offense. Jesus makes clear HE did not come to bring peace but a sword. He did not come to bring unity but DIVISION. So Charles, you are greatly offended by the truth. We all are when we begin to hear it and for 1260 days strive against God and His Elect.

  6. Charles you do not understand the things of God and are still in the flesh. of course you take Mike Vinson as not being compassionate, because the true gospel he speaks and I speak, is indeed of ROCK OF OFFENSE. It offends you charles and the self righteous beast that lives in you and is sitting right now exalted on God’s throne in your heart.

    But this is all of us Charles, i was right there with you, but you simply have not been given ears to hear and the judgment of God that begins at HIS house has not fallen on you because you cannot hear yet. But when you do, that beast that you are and all of us are, will be exposed and in God’s timing it will be destroyed. So you indeed confuse the BOLDNESS given the true sons of God with arrogance my friend, but it is the fire we speak that offends your inward beast. But I have good news for you Charles, one day while you say peace and safety, the ROCK that is the real Christ will fall upon you and you will not escape.

    1Th 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

    But in the meantime, the Lord has you along with the whole world shut up in darkness, thinking you are in the light. Yet you shall surely drink of the wrath of God as that is the only way to know HE is the Lord.

    Rev 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
    Rev 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

    These words are bad news for your carnal mind and fleshly boasting, but they are very good news as it is how God brings salvation in the appointed times. Your day will come Charles as it will for all men.

  7. God bless you Charles. Your love is apparent in the willingness to share your bread.”Mat 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
    Mat 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
    Mat 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” I too am pricked by the love in your words. Thank you brother, I treasure your portion. mark

  8. Not to beat a dead horse, just a few more words to help with obtaining Gods focus for us and not the evil ones. A woman died a few days ago, her name was Willie Mae. She didn’t have young’s translation, a computer to research the word; she was barley literate enough to read the black and white scriptures in the bible. The one thing this woman possessed above all else was the formed living WORD, Christ himself, his loving presence within her heart. His loving presence within her generated his love light from within her for all to see and I believe because of this formation of him, she is a general in Gods elect army today. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall never pass away, those words possessed in oneness of spirit are love, because he God is love I would match Willie Mae’s election against those proclaiming separation unto God through knowledge, who in word exclude others who do not have likeminded understanding. She didn’t consider such things as no free will for man, no trinity etc., only love and compassion was important to her in the service of God. She would say to others when troubles would arise “Just go to Corinth the 13th chapter, the love chapter and you will get your answer “, very simple isn’t it. You would think that if two people are fighting in a burning house that one of them would come to a realization and understanding from God to step outside of the house and see the destruction: it can only happen if the soil of the heart has been plowed for his good seed. Just read your comment, thank you Brother Bill for the encouragment, Bro Charles

    Jeremiah 33: 3

  9. Amen Charles, the words you speak are true, I received a check in the spirit from your reproof and am led to examine my own motives, lest I should rise up in the pride of life.

    thank you brother, your message is greatly appreciated..,,bill

  10. Pete,

    You asked me early on about Mike Vinson’s site, what I thought about it. I believe I told you that they possessed certain knowledge but were lacking in compassion, I was already very familiar with that site. I remembered what you said to that response “I thought you would say that”.
    Pete we all have the opportunity to access Gods truth through Jeremiah 33: 3 “Call unto me and I WILL answer thee and show you great and mighty things, things that ye do not know of “. I don’t have to go to you for the truth, you don’t have to come to me, we simply open our heart to God and ask him. The insensitive, uncompassionate way of approach, running over people with endless scripture quotations and beating them over the head needs to stop, it is unfruitful. His truth does not need defending to begin with and certainly not in this manner of uncompassionate insensitivity that has been chosen. Your heart has changed and hardened because of this knowledge right or wrong that you have received, it is time to see it. No matter how many times you are correct in your interpretation of scripture, it still makes the food you offer undesirable, because of the paramount, insensitive, self righteous and uncompassionate way in which you deliver it, that more than anything reveals the source from which things come from.. We do not need to read each others posts if we know what is motivating the heart of a person, The compassionate delivery of Gods WORD is gone, its about being right and proving it on every single post, that’s how clever this spirit of righteousness has crept in unawares. No one is immune from this clever self righteous spirit, not me, Bill, Mark, Gilbert etc.: the only way to avoid this contentious self righteous spirits presence in our lives. I believe, is to be connected in oneness with a heart rooted in his love. In this day and age deception is at a premium, the removal by the powers of darkness of Gods greatest commandments of loving thy neighbor as thy self and loving thy God with all thine heart is the real battle that we are fighting if it can be seen.. Is it to late to step back and look at the brief history of what this spirit has done in such a short time and how it has removed compassion with self righteous knowledge? I for one am tired of getting played for a stooge by these darkened clever spirits of contention , self righteous knowledge, and religious pride, is it possible at this point to just step back and look at what fruit this tree has produced ?. There is something more important going on here, more so than proving a lake of fire for purification, no free will for man, or an election by God of you over another, but it will take God to reveal it and not this man or any other who simply wants to prove himself right. Pete ask yourself in all honestly, what spirit has motivated you to come to another’s mans site to cause what would be obvious contention, you have to know in your heart that it will not produce any fruit for God but only for the evil one. This spirit of contention, division and self righteousness is clever; all it does is remove compassion, IF YOU CAN SEE IT.

    Jeremiah 33: 3.

  11. If you knew Christ you would fear not. That is what He says to His Disciples. FEAR NOT. So yes we tremble at the WORD because we know we have no free will and even our very thoughts are given to us by God. But your fear, the one you teach is based on the precepts of men. Just like Isaiah says here, if that is the case, then the whole book will be sealed to you and it is, these Scriptures are true.

    Isa 29:11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
    Isa 29:12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
    Isa 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:

    Your fear of God has been taught by the traditions of men and this false demonic lie of an eternal hell. Such will be remain in outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


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