Blog for Podcast #119 (Fear of God)


Intro

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Discussion

Fear.

Why mention fear?

In the Old Testament it is used thirty-five times. Here are some important examples that should cause many to think and ponder:

Proverbs 14:27 – The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.

Proverbs 15:33 – The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility.

Proverbs 22:4 – By humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches and honor and life.

Yet many reject these words. They say things like: “That is the old covenant.” The implication is that it has no bearing upon their lives any longer. They celebrate the presence of the Holy Spirit within. Saying things like it impowers them. it allows them to be special and to seek after all they desire here in this temporal realm while proclaiming to the world that they are “Christian.”

Yet when you think upon it in the light given to us by Jesus Christ. Fear should still be within in us. Why? Because we do have the Holy Ghost within us.

What does it say about this aspect in the New Testament?

Romans 12:1-2 – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Now as I stated earlier many celebrate this, but when they do, they do not understand what is really within them. They carry Christ within them.

1 John 2:1-6 – My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. 3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

“He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”

And why should they do this? Out of fear of God, for by so fearing they desire to honor God. Thus, seeking to emulate their Savior Jesus Christ.

When someone does not fear God what is the result?

2 Timothy 3:1-5 – But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

Romans 3:18 – “THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE THEIR EYES.”

Which comes from Psalms.

Psalms 36:1 – To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the Servant of the LORD. An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes.

Those who celebrate the presence of the Holy Ghost within them show no fear of God. What does that mean? Well per Psalms they are disobedient to God. They are in essence wicked. Yet, they themselves believe they are holy, they are consecrated. They feel empowered to seek after what glorifies them, for they have God within them. Thus, showing no fear of defiling the Holy Spirit within them if they have been so blessed.

Going back to 1 John 2 I will re-read verse 4:

“He who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”

Understand this:

Matthew 5:17-19 – “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Those that throw out “that is the old covenant” also have no fear of God. For in their eyes there are no commandments to follow any longer. Yet Christ in these verses of Matthew made it clear that the laws would not end until the Great White Throne judgement. For that is when the laws shall be fulfilled.

Many scoffs and laugh when they read or hear things like this. Why? Because they consider this to be not true. Unreal. For they are in perfect harmony with God as they live in their expensive homes. Driving their expensive cars and truck. Dressed in their luxurious clothes. All because they are chosen and special to God through Jesus Christ. For He is within them.

Luke 16:14-17 – Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. 15 And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God. 16 “The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time the kingdom of God has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it. 17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one tittle of the law to fail.

Expensive homes as well as cars and trucks. Luxurious clothing. These are what is highly esteemed among men. So those that seek after these are per Jesus Christ are an abomination in the sight of God.

Does this not scare you? Does this not give you fear?

If it doesn’t …….. well I got nothing.

Here’s the thing.

Revelation 20:11-15 – Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

“And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”

“But my name is written in the Book of Like.” Someone just said.

Is it?

Matthew 7:13-23 – “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. 21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

Revelation 3:1-6 – “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. 3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. 4 You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. 6 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

“I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life.”

Listen to that wording of that sentence. It says Christ can remove names from the Book of Life for those that do not overcome, that are not victorious. This speaks of our involvement in our salvation. That we have a duty to perform to God through Jesus Christ with the aid of the Holy Spirit, which resides within us.

Going back to Proverbs 14 I will restate that verse:

Proverbs 14:27 – The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.

What is death to those that profess to being “Christian?”

Being cut off from God, from eternal life and our promised rewards that we are to store before the Throne of God. To be cast into the pit of fire and to suffer the second and eternal death.

Revelation 20:15 – And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

Isaiah 66:24 – “And they shall go forth and look Upon the corpses of the men Who have transgressed against Me. For their worm does not die, And their fire is not quenched. They shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.

Are you striving to be victorious over the desires of your flesh? Are you seeking to place treasures into heaven and not here on earth? Are you seeking less of the world and all that it offers humanity?

If not, you may not be seen as an overcomer and so will not make the first resurrection.

This is something to fear. For then you must count upon your trial before the Great White Throne alone and if you name was wiped out of the Book of Life then you will experience the second and eternal death with worms and gnashing of teeth.

God Bless

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