“The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.”
A LOT can be revealed by who or what a man FEARS.
Is a man mostly motivated by a fear of the things of MAN?
Stories of disease, war, extreme weather, threats from ‘outer space,’ the things bad men do to other men?
THEN, more likely than not, that man is OF THIS WORLD and does NOT fear God.
Fearing those things which are NOT from God leads one down the path of destruction.
“The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.”
OF COURSE, one can warn men all day long: it will take a VERY committed, VERY brave individual to stare down the fears which men can bring to bear and side with Jesus Christ.
HOWEVER, those who fear the things of man will end up in the lake of fire.
“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
THEN, there are those who FEAR GOD.
FEARING GOD is a requirement for eternal salvation.
“By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.”
FEARING GOD brings a number of benefits–in both this life and the next.
“The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.”
FEARING GOD reveals a man believes God’s Word.
FEARING MAN reveals that a man is deceived.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”
“The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.”
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
Satan’s Mouthpiece (the Corporate Media) spends a GREAT DEAL OF TIME fanning the fires of the FEAR OF MAN.
Satan’s Mouthpiece (the Corporate Media) spends NO TIME at all promoting a fear of God–in which its writers do NOT believe.
The reader may now make a more informed choice: fear God or fear man.
“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.”
DOES the reader fear God OR man?
It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE 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?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 16, 2022.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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