Fear of God—in the Shaker 7/23/13
Men (will faint) from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken (Luke 21:26).
All this talk about shaking sounds pretty scary. I mean, who wants to be around when the world topples over and the powers of heaven and earth are shaking? If you are a Christian, it is vital that you abide in “The Shaker”, God Almighty. If you’re not a Christian, it is vital that you place your faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior and the boss or Lord of your life. How, you may ask? How can I receive Jesus?
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Okay, so let’s get this “FEAR” thing straight. What is the most fearful thing in the world? It’s not torture, rape, crime, murder, or whatever other evil we can imagine. The most fearful thing is to fall into the hands of a living God while you are defying him, shaking a fist in his face.
And you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it.
The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy,
he is the one you are to fear,
he is the one you are to dread (Isaiah 8:12,13).
Fear God because it is GOD who has the power to cast your soul into hell or to lift your soul into heaven. FEAR GOD because he is a consuming fire. FEAR GOD because he is your maker and he only is worthy to decide what happens to you when your body dies.
To fear God means you love what God loves and you hate what God hates. To fear God means you reverence Him as being the KING of KINGS and LORD of LORDS!! He is ALMIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, the FIRST and LAST, the COMING ONE!! Glory!!
The wisest man who ever lived, King Solomon, said, “Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him.”
Psalm 19:9 says, “The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever.”
Psalm 25:14 says, “The secret of the Lord is for those who fear Him.”
David looks at earthly fears in the face and declares, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?”
When you know that GOD is the BIGGER GIANT to be FEARED, and you’re on his team, what is there to dread in the future? If it’s midnight and darkness is all around you, what is there to fear when you’re connected to the light source? If everything is shaking on this old planet, if you’re abiding in the one who’s doing the shaking, then you know His secrets, you are clean, you are feeling the impact but it’s as though you are viewing it from above, watching it all happen before you.
He has promised, saying, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heaven.” 27 This expression, “Yet once more,” denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.28 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; 29 for our God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:25-29).