I wanted to do a quick article on the Fear of God. Most Christians today have no true comprehension of the Fear of God. They believe God loves them and even believe God loves everyone no matter who it is and how wicked they are. I am only going to dwell on what the Fear of God is and why only true born again Christians have it. If one does not Fear God then they are in fact NOT true Christians. They have not the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord. Isaiah 11:2. Let the following passages sink in.
Rom 3:14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
Rom 3:15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
Rom 3:16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
Rom 3:17 And the way of peace have they not known:
Rom 3:18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Romans 1-3 is summing up the wicked. Romans 3:18 sums up what all wicked men and women have in common. There is no Fear of God before there eyes. They have no fear of God.
The Bible says that the Fear of the Lord is both the beginning of wisdom and the beginning of knowledge. It is how the believer departs from evil. It is a divine hatred of sin. It keeps the believer focused on Jesus.
So many twist 1 John and say there is no fear in love. Perfect love casts out all fear. They do so to their own destruction.
2 Peter 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. (Evil men and women have not the Spirit of God nor can they truly understand the Spiritual concept of the Word of God. Their mind is darkened they have no true understanding which starts with the Fear of the Lord!)
This Fear here is NOT referring to the Fear of the Lord. It is referring to a demonic fear one that has torment. The Fear of the Lord leads to Holiness and purity. Freedom from sin and bondage. Here is what Solomon says about the Fear of the Lord. Remember he was considered the wisest man to ever live outside of Jesus.
Ecc 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. He says the whole duty everything he learned all is summed up in Fearing God and keeping His commandments!!!!!
If God does not put His Fear in your hearts surely you will be lost forever. Here is how we can know this for sure.
Jer 32:38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:
Jer 32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:
Jer 32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. (You see that He will put His Fear in your heart so you don't depart from Him!!)
Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus let us learn to Fear God and obey Him out of a pure heart and a heart of love for His Son Jesus Christ. May the grace and knowledge of God be with you all.
Your Brother in Christ
James Peters Sr