How Far is too Far?


Hi Everybody,

It’s nearly the weekend!!! Praise God!! 😀

Today is rather a short contemplation…hmmmm…maybe more of a question. I was thinking about how people do certain things that trail along the lines of compromise.

How Far is too Far?

I think that some people first ask themselves…. “How far can I go?” , before asking the first question I posed which is “How Far is too Far?”. I think to a large extent, we don’t seem to know how subtle compromise is in changing our minds about common moral standards  which are GODLY STANDARDS  that should be upheld in our conduct through our words, thoughts, actions and deeds.  When we fail to uphold Godly standards by compromising with the truth, we open doors to start believing in a lie(s).

Think about it…it’s like starting off by telling a “small ‘white’ lie” to yourself or another until you have to back it up with many “‘black’ lies”  (seriously, do lies even have a colour?)  to remain convincing, hoping that there is a shade of gray in this whole mess and then hopefully after having done that…you sell off this blatant lie as truth that it becomes soo customized that you yourself begin to believe in the very lie that you have contrived and put together on your own. This is called SELF-DECEPTION. I find this type of thing to be a scary activity that I have seen others participate in it on a regular basis.

Choosing to remain in denial of the truth is choosing to live a lie and believe it too.

This is how people develop a SEARED CONSCIENCE.

The attitudes of those I have witnessed to have such a seared conscience are rather cold and calculating…that the mere presence of them wreaks of evil.

Like I said in an earlier post…I’ve seen a lot of evil in my day… and what I can tell you is that having seen a person acting on a seared conscience….you can tell when what governs their hearts, their minds and their spirit is utter darkness throughout their conduct.

As Christians, we must be vigilant to keep our conscience clear.

Daily repentance shields us from believing that “gray areas” exist in regarding what is RIGHT and WRONG when the Bible is clear in its guidelines.

King David knew how to keep his conscience clear even though there were many instances where he was tempted to stray from the path of righteousness before God. King David acknowledged his weaknesses and refused to be in denial of his sinful actions especially after being reprimanded by Prophet Nathan over his sin of Adultery with Uriah’s wife Bethsheba. God loved David enough to warn him of his crime through a Prophet to give him a chance to change his ways. David took that chance and repented for his actions even though he reaped some of the things that he had sown because he wanted to keep remaining in right standing before God.

How many of us want to keep remaining in Right Standing with the Lord?

When we sin…we don’t offend the Bible…we offend GOD. However, not many people see it this way, even those that lack the reverential Fear of God will not even blink twice when they run quickly to do evil. This is totally my opinion, you can agree or disagree with it because you are entitled to your own opinion. This is just what I believe to be true. 

My dear friends, we must not be deceived of the subtleties of compromise. We must remain vigiliant and stand up for the truth for what it is, even if the truth is unpopular to someone else or even if the truth in its own way offends ourselves. We have to stand for what is right at the end of the day. We cannot afford to sear our conscience….If we do….we will end up like King Saul who didn’t think twice to run quickly to evil. He even went as far as seeking advice from the adversary through the use of a medium rather than seeking God for answers towards what is true which indicates the repercussions for those that pursue a lifestyle that is perpetuated by believing in a lie; one quickly runs to evil for answers, seeking ‘a truth’ from an evil source which is falsehood; a lie; and an idea that is contrary to the truth. When we sear our conscience…we  not only start believing in a lie…but we ultimately start seeking how to live and perpetuate that lie to satisfy the desires of the flesh. King Saul’s life ended tragically as his soul was darkened by hatred and blood lust fueled by his arrogance and Pride that even God rejected him from being king of Israel and had replaced him with a humble-spirited young shepherd, little David, who maintained a lifestyle always in pursuit of Holiness while struggling with his weaknesses. David pleased God more than Saul ever did.

God abides with us in the Truth. Lies separate us from the Truth and inevitably we get separated from God if we choose to believe in a lie and nurture a contrary spirit that resists the truth and the workings of the HOLY SPIRIT, so heed this warning seriously.  

Humility is key… so for those that are thinking “How far can I go?” and “How far is too far?”, I suggest that you stop thinking in this way…and start thinking “What is the right thing for me to do?”. When you contemplate on what is right…you pursue the truth and that is how we remain in right standing. Compromise subtly leads us astray, but when you remember this question:  What is the right thing for me to do?” you will be brought back on the right path that leaves no room for gray areas. Pursue the truth with much fear and trembling everybody and leave no room for self-deception to creep in, AMEN!

God bless you everybody!

Related Articles:

Revisiting: Your Truth, My Truth, The Truth  by Michael

The Hidden Temptation in the ‘Corner of the Robe’ by Evangelist Shyju Mathew

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Scriptures to Meditate

1 John 2:24
[ Let Truth Abide in You ] Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.

1 John 3:24
[ The Spirit of Truth and the Spirit of Error ] Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

 
The Great Apostasy

4 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

John 8:31
[ The Truth Shall Make You Free ] Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.

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A Book of Remembrance – Are You in the Pages?


Hi Everybody!

So today’s meditation comes from the book of Malachi 3: 16-18.  I was actually looking for something else to talk about but landed on this page that spoke to me and have decided that today is a good day for this message. It’s a passage that talks about those that FEAR THE LORD will be written in the Lord’s Book of Remembrance.

Let’s read Malachi 3: 16-18.

A Book of Remembrance

16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another,
And the Lord listened and heard them;
So a book of remembrance was written before Him
For those who fear the Lord
And who meditate on His name.

17 “They shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts,
“On the day that I make them My jewels.[a]
And I will spare them
As a man spares his own son who serves him.”
18 Then you shall again discern
Between the righteous and the wicked,
Between one who serves God
And one who does not serve Him.

Isn’t it interesting? It describes those that categorically Fear the Lord are those who:

1) Meditate on HIS name;

2) Discern between what is Good and evil in v. 18; and also they are able to

3) Discern those who serve God from those that do not.  

Those that Fear the Lord are written in the Book of Remembrance and the first question that came to my mind upon reading this is…Am I written in any of those pages? Would you ask yourself that question?

I know that I have come across some people that feel they “have arrived” based on their attitude and yet it still shocks me how they act all self-righteous towards others as if to say they have arrived at a pinnacle where they feel they are more “anointed” and more “holy” than the rest to whom they perceive (in their own eyes)  as lower than the dirt below the ground that should practice kissing their feet to reach their level by their so-called guidance to righteousness. I pray to never to be like that because self-righteousness is Pride and as it is written, God resists the Proud and gives grace to the Humble (James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5).

Humility says to prefer others more than yourself and to always operate with a spirit of LOVE (Romans 12:10). I know for sure that if my name is in the Book of Rememberance…I think that in brackets my name would have (“still pending”) at the end of it because I know for sure that I have not arrived and I am still working out my faith with much fear and trembling. My grandpa always warned me not to be proud and to think you’ve arrived when regarding ones humility and even my mom says the same thing to me also, so as the third generation in my family, I’m saying the same thing here as well. Never assume for one moment that “You’ve arrived” in the Lord because you might be surprised by God’s measure regarding your standing in Him. 

Some people may not be able to perceive how far their hearts are from Him, even though they think they are honoring God with their lips. It’s not what you say that counts in this life,  it’s what you believe in that does.

Isaiah 29:13
Therefore the Lord said: “Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths And honor Me with their lips, But have removed their hearts far from Me, And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men,

Yes, it is possible to be all Lip service and NO heart condition to Love the Lord your God. Yes, it’s possible to minister and serve “in Name Only” and not in “Love with Action”. Yes, It is possible to look the part and NOT act the part (hypocrisy). Yes, it is possible to be called a Christian and still be an unbeliever (what do you believe in then? who is your God?). Yes, it is possible for us to know the Word (because even the Devil knows how to read – *surprise surprise*) and NOT live the Word. Yes, it is possible to walk in the flesh and deny the power of the Holy Spirit. <– This is really scary to me.

2 Timothy 3 (NKJV)

Perilous Times and Perilous Men

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

When I think about such things, it kind of freaks me out to a large extent. Sometimes I say…”wow…Do people Not Fear God?” , when I see some unjust behavior in operation by some people; but even asking that question makes me reflect back on my own walk to question…”Do I Fear the Lord?”. Whenever we question someone else’s speck we must look back at ourselves always to make sure we don’t have a plank in our own eye.

Humility demands for introspection before scrutinizing and discerning others. In the book Sharpening Your Discernment by Roberts Liardon (I still recommend this book by the way 😀 ), he talks about learning to discern yourself first before you discern others. If you don’t know how to discern your own weaknesses and failures (sins), how are you then able to accurately discern the issues of another person sins without operating in a condemning and self-righteous eye? Those that Fear the Lord are able to discern those who do right from wrong with a spirit of love to bring about conviction to change their ways and return back to the heart of the Father rather than in condemnation because they operate in the wisdom of the Lord. This tells us that the Fear of the Lord which is the beginning of all wisdom, is required in all of us in order to minister effectively and discern properly what is right and wrong with an individual so that we know what to pray for in regards to healing and deliverance ministry which also include intercessory prayer (Psalm 111:10; Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 9:10).

I feel that for me, I keep seeing new faces of the Lord in my daily walk in Him and that is why the Lord has many NAMES as is written in Malachi 3:16. When you walk with the Lord daily, you see Him operate in many ways, as healer, deliverer, provider, restorer, peace, love, preserver, protection, Savior, the God who fights for me, the Lord my righteousness, the Truth, the Way, the Life, Counselor, Mighty God, Prince of Peace, King of kings and Lord of Lords etc etc. The Lord has many names, but you will only know that when you recognize how He operates by those names in your life when you honor him and live daily seeking His face.

This is what it means in  Malachi 3:16 when it speaks about meditating on His Name –

So a book of remembrance was written before Him
For those who fear the Lord
And who meditate on His name.

There are areas where I need to constantly seek God to deal with unresolved issues because I recognize the areas in my life where I have not overcome  that requires me to increase my Faith and learn to Trust Him more. Each day is an opportunity to increase your FAITH. When you live like that, purposing to increase your cup of faith, you will see that although the problems you face don’t magically disappear right away, the more you magnify God in your mind and in your heart as you meditate on Him daily, the smaller your problems will seem to be. I think that we should always assume that no matter what we have managed to accomplish before the eyes of men, God’s ruler is of a different measurement when it comes to measuring our level of faith in HIM to remain in right standing before Him because His ruler doesn’t measure deeds …He measures our HEART.

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

So Today focus on seeking to have your name be written in the Lord’s Book of Remembrance. Consider that the world is already in such a perverse state that we remember offenses rather that acts of kindness and things that are worthy of note because such things are so easily forgotten because of our fallen state and sinful nature. Mans measure is very corrupt when it comes to the Heart, whereas God’s measure is always just. God’s book remembers those that are His and they are the ones who demonstrate the Fear of the Lord in their lives as they meditate on the Lord’s Name daily. Consider how the Lord feels to not see you in His book. His heart cries when He sees many names missing, so plan to get it recorded, Amen!

Seek to Fear the Lord so that you increase in your discernment to distinguish the difference between what is right from wrong in order to operate in the righteousness of God as you Meditate on His Name daily, Amen! 

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Here is a song to Minister to you today from Christ for the Nations called Blessed is the One. I pray that it minsters to your spirit today. God bless you Everybody! 

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I Will be Your God and You will be My People


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This Post is still in reference to practicing the Fear of the Lord in our Lives. I feel as if God is pressing me to talk about this subject multiple times since the Last post in regards to Tapping into Divine Wisdom: The Reverential Fear of God .

My Meditation today comes from the Book of 2 Timothy 3

Now, from what I’ve read, there are two clear distinctions in this chapter. There are characteristics that describe the traits of Children of Disobedience and then there are Characteristic traits of those who are the Sons of God.  We cannot afford to be like the Children of disobedience because there is indeed a heavy price to pay by choosing to be rebellious in nature. However, having said that we must also understand what it means to be Children of God. From what I have read, we must clearly assess what type of Children we resemble in our current life right now. If you want to grow from strength to strength, from faith to faith, from glory to glory in your walk, there are certain features that you cannot afford to be ignorant of concerning your conduct, concerning your behaviour, concerning your belief system that determines your FAITH level and the level of your intimacy that you have in your relationship with GOD, Jesus Christ, Son of the Father. Purposing to walk in Holiness is a serious commitment that takes so much dedication and resolve that it can only be cultivated by discipline and confidence in your Faith towards Jesus Christ.  You can only come to the Father through the Son, so accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord who is the One that paves the way for you to commune with the Divine Father God in your life. Let me make it clear that it is YOUR CHOICE the path that you choose to walk on. You are accountable for your own decisions that you make in your Life, so remember that as you read on.

2 Timothy 3 New King James Version (NKJV)

Perilous Times and Perilous Men

3 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith;but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.

The Man of God and the Word of God

10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

The Man/Woman of God that is described here is one that:

1.)  Follows God’s Word and BELIEVES in it (2 Tim 3: 10)

2.) Endures the troubles they experience through and for their faith in Christ (2 Tim 3:10-11)

3.) Has a Spirit of Love indwelling in them which is one of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit (2 Tim 3:10)

4.) Understands that they will be persecuted for what they believe (2 Tim 3:12)

5.) Walks in the divine wisdom of the Lord that comes from Discernment and meditation of Gods Word through the workings of the Holy Spirit (2 Tim 3:14) 

6.) Meditates on Gods Word as a lifestyle and practices it on a daily basis (2 Tim 3:15)

7.) Takes Heed to the Prophetic Word of God and believes in that Prophetic Word (2 Tim 3:26). The Bible is often described as the book of Prophecy (ref. Revelation 22:10 so hence I am calling it the “Prophetic Word of God” since God’s Word will not return Void, it shall complete that which it was sent it to do and it will accomplish much! (Isaiah 55:11)

8.) The Man/Woman of God is equipped through the Word and lives by the Word that provides Divine Wisdom and Understanding to walk with God in all their ways (2 Tim 3:16-17).

The Man/Woman contrary to the Word of God is one that:

1.) Acts like they “believe” in the Word but denies the power of the prophetic Word which is from God (2 Tim 3: 5). <– this is also characteristic of False Humility which is a post I wrote a while back that I truly recommend for people to read if you want to increase discernment about such people operating in this fashion.

2.)  They are Narcissistic (Lovers of themselves), Greedy (Lovers of Money), Braggers (Boasters), they act aloof/conceited/ haughty (Proud), they talk against God and His word and try to cause others to lose faith in GOD (Blasphemers),  are disobedient to instruction/ guidance/ rebuke/ correction from their parents (or guardians), they lack a heart of gratitude (are unthankful),  they don’t believe in the holiness of God and are perverted in all their ways (unholy) (2 Tim 3: 2).

3.) They are unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good (2 Tim 3: 3)

4.) They are people who don’t think twice about selling you out (traitors), Stubborn in their thinking and all their ways (headstrong), arrogant and snobby (haughty), they prefer to walk in the flesh to satisfy their carnal desires rather than walk in the Spirit to operate in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit (lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God),(2 Tim 3: 4)

5.) They can appear to look and act “Christian” on the surface but they do not actually believe in the power of the Name and the Blood of Jesus Christ our Savior, our Redeemer, our Lord. This is how some will have the form of Godliness but deny its Power (wolves in sheeps clothing) (2 Tim 3: 5)

6. ) They love to deceive people and they have corrupt minds that are self-seeking to satisfy their carnal desire (2 Tim 3: 6 & 8)

7.)  They can learn about the Word just like everybody else but not fully embrace the truth of it. They are Skeptics, Doubters, they tend to be argumentative about the Word, are Unbelieving in nature and are not doers of the Word but are still able to preach about it when practicing false humility (2 Tim 3:7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth).

8.) They will NOT prosper in their wickedness even when they think that they are getting away with it, God will make them a spectacle and deal with them accordingly (2 Tim 3: 9; Nahum 3:6; Colossians 2:15).

What does God say about such people… He says to TURN AWAY. (2 Tim 3:6). Turning away from them is the only way one can keep from being influenced by their perverted way of life. Turning away means DO NOT follow their path, DO NOT walk in their ways, you may not be able to ignore such people in your life completely, but that doesn’t mean you should do what they do when you know to do better, always do better. Don’t be led astray and purpose to walk with wise counsel rather than evil and corrupt ones because there is safety in wise counsel (Proverbs 24:6).

Corrupt people corrupt others and in the same way that God-fearing people edify and strengthen others.

You’ve got to ask yourself, who are you hanging out with? Are you hangin’ with the God-fearing Crowd or the Crowd that entices you to do things that go against what you believe in?

I believe in my spirit that at this present time, God is making a clear distinction between His People and those that Deny His Power.   I know this sounds bold for me to say, but this has been in my spirit for a while and I can’t keep silent about it. God is separating the wolves from the Sheep and that is what it means to be Set Apart in the first place. This Separation is going to cause a lot of repositioning and dethroning liken to what happened between Saul and David. He is making a clear distinction between the Saul’s in this world with the David’s of this world. The question is, who are we before God?  Are we seeking to walk in the Spirit with God and be like David, or are we going to choose to walk in the Flesh like Saul?

People, all I can say is that we need to start being serious in our walk. This Word is not just for you but for me as well. God is setting the record straight in this Year of Divine Government.

When God Says: “I will be your God and YOU will be my People”, it means that He sincerely wants to be God to His People, but do we want to be His People? We can only be His people if we are GOD-FEARING. So ask yourself, Who do you Fear? Is it Man or God? Your answer will determine where you stand and who you place as “God” in your life.  

This is a humbling word to me and I would like to encourage others that God makes a distinction so that we can increase in our discernment of the types of people we have in our lives as well. Can you distinguish the Sauls in your life from the Davids?

David was used to help build the temple of God and made worshiping God His lifestyle. As imperfect as he was as a man, God chose Him over Saul who was rebellious, arrogant and Jealous of David’s true love for the Lord. Saul didn’t love God that way at all but still wanted what God gave to David, and that was Sonship through KINGSHIP. This is a kingdom thing.

God is King of KINGs  and LORD of LORDS. Saul was bankrupt in His spirit for the Love of God and became one that hated anything to do with Him and that is why He sought to kill David, because He despised what is Good and acceptable of the LORD. Saul epitomizes the one with a contrary spirit to God. David is a God-fearing man loved by God.

Today, Meditate on what it means to be God-fearing. Seek to walk in the Spirit, Seek Sonship because you sincerely LOVE God, and Seek to do what is Good and acceptable before the Lord.

Stay blessed in your walk everybody!

Scriptures to Meditate

Psalm 19:14
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.

Proverbs 10:32
The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.

Proverbs 21:3
To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

Romans 12:1
[ Living Sacrifices to God ] 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

Romans 12:2
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.

Psalm 4:3
But know that the LORD has set apart for Himself him who is godly; The LORD will hear when I call to Him.

Matthew 10:16
[ Persecutions Are Coming ] “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

Psalm 4:5
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, And put your trust in the LORD.

Proverbs 19:20
Listen to counsel and receive instruction, That you may be wise in your latter days.

Ephesians 1:17-19

17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding[a] being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power

Leviticus 26:12
I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.

Jeremiah 7:23
But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.’

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Tapping into Divine Wisdom: The Reverential Fear of God


For the past few days I’ve been feeling the need to speak on the reverential fear of the the Lord. We must understand that God is a Holy God. We are all unworthy to come before His presence because of how Holy He Truly is, but through Jesus we are able to commune with the Almighty one. No one can come to the Father except through the Son. This is how HOLY God is but I don’t believe that people have fully grasped what it means to go before a Holy God. Ask yourself what does it mean to be in the Presence of a HOLY God?

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

The Holiness of God is such that it is sooo powerful that our human container (our physical bodies) can’t handle the Holiness of God. It is so powerful that it can crush us and that is why when we speak of “Seeking His Face” we have to go from strength to strength to handle The Holiness of God as we learn to increase from Faith to Faith to see God working in our lives. It takes a measure of Faith for us to see what I would term “glimpses of God” because we cannot handle the fullness of God’s Glory.

So how do we learn to Revere a God that is so Holy?

Let me just say that the fear of God that I speak of isn’t some unhealthy fear that causes us to be bound up and paralyzed from doing or acting on something. By all means learn to take initiatives to step out and do things that you’ve never done before. That is what Faith is about! The fear of God that I speak of is in respect to the relationship between having UNDERSTANDING with WISDOM to do the RIGHT THING and LIVE the RIGHT WAY.

It says in the Word that:

Psalm 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.

The Fear of God provides us with the Benefits of Wisdom and Understanding to do His Will in our lives, but how many of us Fear God enough to obey Him when He tells us to do something? We have the free will factor to choose between doing things GOD’s way or doing things OUR way which is foolishness to God.

Isaiah 55:8
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.

Our levels of wisdom are limited and that is why we must learn to Fear GOD because HE is our PROVIDER of Wisdom that leads us to do things with purpose, direction, and with a promise that assures that our obedience in Him will lead to prosperity according to the Jeremiah 29:11 promise. However, we as people can be hard headed and become ignorant and arrogant and do things that may seem right to us at the time, but later reap the repercussions of our disobedience.

There are benefits to reverencing our Lord as there are repercussions to the lack of Fear in God which I will outline here:

THE BENEFITS OF FEARING GOD:

1.) Those who Fear God will cause others to believe in God.

1 Samuel 12:14
If you fear the LORD and serve Him and obey His voice, and do not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then both you and the king who reigns over you will continue following the LORD your God.

2.) Those who Fear God will be rescued from their enemies schemes.

2 Kings 17:39
But the LORD your God you shall fear; and He will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.”

3.) Those who Fear God will be safe and remain safe.

Proverbs 29:25
The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.

4.) The Fear of God keeps people from continuing to SIN.

Job 28:27- 28

27 Then He saw wisdom[a] and declared it;He prepared it, indeed, He searched it out.
28 And to man He said,‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
And to depart from evil is understanding.

5.) The Fear of God is Pure and is filled with Truth.

Psalm 19:9
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

6.) Those who Fear God will be revealed prophetic revelations and will be revealed of His promises in their lives.

Psalm 25:14
The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.

7.) Those who Fear God are blessed when they follow by Faith and walk in His Word in OBEDIENCE.

Psalm 128:1
[ Blessings of Those Who Fear the LORD ] A Song of Ascents. Blessed is every one who fears the LORD, Who walks in His ways.

8.) Those who Fear God receive divine wisdom and knowledge when they take heed to God’s instructions by following His Word and Trusting in Him.

Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

9.) The Fear of God prolongs a persons Life.

Proverbs 10:27
The fear of the LORD prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.

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

10.) Those that Fear God walk Humbly and are Honored in their Humility and Wisdom.

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

11.) The Fear of God provides safety and confidence because you know in whom you Believe.

Proverbs 14:26
In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.

12.) Those that Fear God Obey His Voice and His Word.

Haggai 1:12
[ The People’s Obedience ] Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him; and the people feared the presence of the LORD.

13.) A Church that Fears God PROSPERS!

Acts 9:31
[ The Church Prospers ] Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.

When you read these benefits, it makes you wonder why the current state of the world is in chaos and confusion. It is because people have not learned to FEAR GOD and follow HIS WORD. When a nation Fears God, the people of that Nation are blessed and this goes vice versa, when a Nation does NOT Fear GOD, the People suffer.

The consequences of not Fearing God is like asking for a removal of His Jeremiah 29:11 promise of Blessing on your life. This is quite serious folks. If people don’t learn to Fear God in the sense of seriously BELIEVING HIS WORD, we liken ourselves to SAUL’s attitude which was one of REBELLION (the same level of sin as witchcraft). We all know what happened to Saul right? The Spirit of GOD LEFT SAUL and entered into DAVID who was a man of God who reverenced the LORD enough to take out a GOLIATH when no one else would.

1 Samuel 18:12
Now Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him, but had departed from Saul.

Saul ended up demonized and was going insane. This is what happens when the presence of God leaves our lives. We are left vulnerable when we continue to remain in disobedience, faithless, and rebellious to God’s Word in our Lives. Therefore, Fearing God, the Giver of all blessings, all wisdom, all knowledge and power is the only way we are assured of Divine preservation and prosperity.

We must understand that those that DO NOT FEAR GOD are: 

1.) Rebellious.

1 Samuel 15: 23-25

23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,
And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
He also has rejected you from being king.

24 Then Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. 25 Now therefore, please pardon my sin, and return with me, that I may worship the Lord.”

2.) Cursed.

1 Samuel 16:14
[ A Distressing Spirit Troubles Saul ] But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the LORD troubled him.

Deuteronomy 28:15 -19

15 “But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:

16 “Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the country.

17 “Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.

18 “Cursed shall be the fruit of your body and the produce of your land, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.

19 “Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out.

[Please read the rest of the curses in this chapter of Deuteronomy 28:20-68 for there is a huge list, but I’m sure you get the point]

3.) Faithless, Sinful and always troubled.

Proverbs 15:16
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD, Than great treasure with trouble.

4.) They that lack the Fear of God Call forth Judgment in their Lives.

Malachi 3:5
And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness Against sorcerers, Against adulterers, Against perjurers, Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, And against those who turn away an alien— Because they do not fear Me,” Says the LORD of hosts.

5.)  They are full of PRIDE, they are Liars and are children of DISOBEDIENCE.

1 John 2:4
He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Colossians 3:6
Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience

Ephesians 5:6
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

I know that this post is very different from many of my earlier posts because I feel so strongly on this subject at this time that I feel led to touch on this touchy subject. It may not be something someone wants to read, but it has to be said. Folks, many of the curses I read in Deuteronomy 28 are actually going on right now in certain countries right now if you analyze them. What’s also interesting about this chapter is that it first lists the blessings, but the curses took a whole chunk of that chapter because let me tell you that there is a heavy price to pay in the lack of Fearing God. I’m not trying to be scary here but I feel that this needs to be addressed. For each time we try to take God out of our lives, curses keep entering our lives…we open the doors for such things to happen. God doesn’t want to see people suffer, that’s why His will is for all to Have LIFE and have it more ABUNDANTLY!

John 10:10
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

We can only have abundant life when we Fear the ONE who GIVES LIFE!

Today reflect on where you are in your relationship with God. Ask yourself, do  you sincerely FEAR GOD? Are there areas where your conscience is cold to the truth of what you ought to be doing? Do you value the Holiness of God? IF so, how? If Not, why?

Ask yourselves these questions and understand that the Fear of the LORD is the beginning of ALL wisdom so if people are praying for Wisdom in this life, you can’t have wisdom without the Fear of God. The Fear of God is connected to Wisdom because He is the One who provides for it. It goes hand in hand in God’s Hand. Be wise and learn to reverence the Lord your God so that He can say that I will be Your God and You will be my People.

To finish off, I have a Lovely Song that I was actually listening to the whole time I was writing up this post. It’s by Byron Cage and the song is called Royalty. Trust me when I say this Song will bless your heart. Enjoy it and may it minister to you. GOD Bless you everybody!

Scriptures to Meditate

Jeremiah 31:33
But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

Jeremiah 32:38
They shall be My people, and I will be their God;

Ezekiel 37:23
They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. Then they shall be My people, and I will be their God.

Ezekiel 37:27
My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

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