Lack of Understanding: The Deceived Do Not Fear God Because They Do Not Believe in God’s Power

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“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
–Proverbs 1:7

“The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is his name.”
–Exodus 15:3

“Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.”
–Psalm 33:8

“For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward”
–Deuteronomy 10:17

“The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.”
–Proverbs 19:23

“God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof. And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.”
–Job 28:23,27

Recently, it was wondered: “Why don’t more men have a fear of God and live? After all, God is the most powerful being EVER and a fear of God only makes sense. So why don’t more men fear God and live?”

“As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live”
–Ezekiel 33:11

The answer was arrived at in fairly short order.

End times man is woefully deceived–and the deceived do not fear God because they mistakenly do not believe in God’s power.

And so such men will fear other MEN and what OTHER MEN CAN DO TO THEM, but they will NOT fear God because they are deceived. Either they are deceived that God will stay His hand and not punish them OR they are deceived about God, His very existence and about what He says He will do to them.

As Jesus Himself put it,

“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
–Matthew 10:28

It has taken man almost 2000 years to lose his GENERAL fear of God.

And this is as God had planned: he wants a people who will fear Him because they believe His Word–NOT because those people can see power and destruction flow from his fingertips each day.

And so, the deceived will continue to live their lives as the deceived do: without power, fearful, believing the words of other men rather than the Words of God: all the while paying a heavy price for their scorn and disbelief.

NOT ONLY in this life, but for all eternity to come.

It is ironic that the power which would convince the deceived to fear God is ultimately the same power which will condemn them for their disbelief.

“Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.”
–Proverbs 19:29

DOES the reader fear God?

OR, does the reader fear more “immediate” things, such as the government, the neighbors or members of his family?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 25, 2021.]

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