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The apostate world system (which includes the apostate churches and the satanic “discernment ministries”) have engaged in a make-over of Christianity. One of the areas where this face-lift is most noticeable is the phrase “the fear of God” or “the fear of the LORD.”
The apostates teach that the fear of God is not a real fear. They spend hours upon hours teaching that it is an “awe” or a “reverence.” And the fear of the Lord DOES include awe and reverence.
But it also includes a healthy dose of FEAR–just exactly as the Bible declares.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge:”
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”
For the unbeliever, the fear of God is the fear of the judgment of God and eternal death, which is eternal separation from God (Luke 12:5; Hebrews 10:31). For the believer, the fear of God is something much different. The believer’s fear is reverence of God.
This is the new, popular teaching.
It is also wrong.
We can know that it is wrong by consulting the Bible. Isaiah 2:19 is one example of what the fear of the LORD really is.
“And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.”
Okay, this is the fear of the LORD for unbelievers.
But we can know that the fear of the LORD is referring to a healthy fear FOR BELIEVERS by referring to what Jesus said. Jesus is VERY specific of what fear means. He refers to “being afraid,” not in awe or reverence.
“And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.”
Luke is very succinct and precise in his account.
So that NONE would misunderstand, Jesus added at the end “yea, I say unto you, Fear him.”
Once more: The fear of the LORD is the fear of the LORD.
Yes, we have reverence and awe and are overwhelmed with the sheer power and majesty of God Almighty. But in all of that, there will be a real fear of such power and might and supreme holiness.
Anyone who tells the reader differently is attempting to sell something.
End Times Prophecy Report HEADLINES
April 4-5, 2015
IRAN: Iran is America’s New Iraq – This is a lie. This is to soften any resistance to the coming American foreign adventures in the Middle East. This pretends that such adventures will be “just like Iraq”; i.e., a military walk-over.
IRAN: The Deal Of A Lifetime – Sometimes, the Corporate Media lampoons itself in its efforts to discredit someone/some thing by its over-the-top “endorsement.”
Liberal media’s “endorsement” is all that is needed to discredit something in the eyes of many Americans.
The World’s most dangerous stealth trend – The muti-polar world is the biggest threat! Of course, in this author’s view, the most desirable world is one ruled by the one-worlders. Then, peace and security will finally come to this war-torn planet.
“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.”
—1 Thessalonians 5:3
Barack Obama: Our Hipster President – Obama has become many different things to many different people. To his handlers at the mystery of iniquity, Obama has become a favorite tool to condition the masses for the antics of the person who is to follow him into the Oval Office.
Lunar Eclipse to feature “blood moon” – Satan’s Mouthpiece is certainly doing its part to promote the blood moon expectations. Churches, TV preachers and witches: those are the three groups most interested in blood moons.
“How can the reader know when the Corporate Media is lying to him (never mind the fact that the media is Satan’s Mouthpiece and Satan is the father of lies)? One easy way to tell is the use of “Why” and “How” in the headlines of an article. When the reader sees “Why?” or “How?” in the headline–occasionally “What” is used–that which follows will be a fairy tale, a narrative, a bedtime story spun by the media for the benefit of the media’s master. “Why” usually denotes an on-going narrative; “How” signifies a story line which explains past events. Not all narratives begin with “How” or “Why.” However, the most in-your-face, over-the-top ones usually do.
Ending the Internet Outrage Cycle – A few points: 1- There is PLENTY of faux outrage out there, a great deal of it on the Internet, but plenty that is not. Many specialize in being outraged; and 2- “Outrage” is a familiar way for those who are caught in a lie to conveniently end the conversation and retire with their “dignity” relatively intact.
However, this piece does perpetuate one falsehood: that of the modern escape pod of “humor.” Anyone these days can say anything outrageous–and, if the public doesn’t cozy up to the trendy outrageousness, then the person can cry and whine and plead “Can’t you take a joke?”“I was only joking!” “Oh, come on! Don’t you have a sense of humor?!?”
“So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport? […and saith, I was only joking?]“