More than ever before..

I need the Fear of the Father in my daily walk..
 
A real strong reminder to me, “Raw and Radical” some might say, but it tugs at my heart to the core to activate this Fear of the Father and His Holy Fruits during every second that the Father will grant me to live. Now more than ever before
 
The Fruits of the Spirit, the truth of the Word of God is this – The Fruits of Holy Spirit are for ALL believers to grab, yet they get ignored, replaced and misplaced daily; because instead of depending on the impact they are designed to make into our hard pursuit after God’s heart; we count on our own natural strength, ego and mighty pride to lead our ways and we badly fail, get disappointed and discouraged and the enemy wins, steeling our identity and steering our path away from the fear of God to the spirit of fear of man..
 
Then we live to glorify ourselves and discount the glory of God that we are called to declare and share with ALL, every tribe and every nation regardless.. and free of judgement and free of prejudice.. We fail badly when we judge what we do not know and reject it because it is simply just different, different from our perceived and accepted image, culture and character..
 
The Lord left us to bring us another advocate to restore our identity and steer our path toward the fear of God -specially when no one is watching- and retreat from the spirit of fear of man..
 
Not until and unless we esteem Him and give Him reverence and Worship Him in Spirit and Truth, then He will seek us and impart His blessings into our pursuit to His Glory for His glory and coming Kingdom..for He promised us that He is coming quickly.
 
Galatians (5:22-23)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
 
John (16:7-8)
7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper [Holy Spirit] will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.
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Fear that leads to the “Ultimate Love”

(Psalm 34:9) “Oh, Fear The LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him HAVE NO LACK!” (have everything)

It’s true that the Bible repeatedly tells us to fear God: “Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere him” (Psalm 33:8)

The Word of God the “Bible” Defines fear of the Lord in (Proverbs 9:10) “10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.” and it isn’t until we understand this fear we can measure the level of our daily commitment to our fellowship and constant clinging to His Holy Spirit.

It isn’t until we know the Fear of the LORD;
we gain wisdom and find His love, mercy and grace and then from there..
Worship Him,
We Praise Him,
We obey Him and submit to Him,
and live by Faith in Him to honor Him for who He is..

And we move, and we run,
and keep on running to pursue hard His heart,

Then we lead others to the same level of fear to be transformed to be renewed into a new image, the image of “Christlike”.

Many nations found it and many tribes ignored it,
This is the Love of fear that generates the ultimate Love itself.

 

(Proverbs 3:6-8) 

6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. 7 Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. 8 It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bone.

Kingdom People

Lord Father today we seek first Your Kingdom, I pray that Your breathed, inspired & Holy words of the Holy Scriptures will resonate inside our hearts & minds then come out to declare Your Kingdom and Kingship in our lives and others and in the process we become like You Jesus.

The Kingdom of heaven is an entry point where we come under the rule and reign of God. It’s where we trade the things of fending for ourselves and the treasures of this world in “exchange for” the treasures of God. But we have to make that choice. It is alway our choice..

Rom.13:14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. (NIV)

When our Faith is Formatted Backwards

A believer who is rooted in true Faith and already put his sleeves up and is down in the heart of the battlefield pouring his heart out, getting his hands dirty to reproduce God’s ministry has much deeper relationship and wider fellowship with the Father, than another double minded standing still on the sideline of this spiritual warfare thinking that he is praying for the Father’s revelation for him to GO, but in reality he is whining saying “Father this doesn’t seems right because it is not yet all about me, myself and I; please me Lord first then I will go and I will put my sleeves up and fight, preparing the way and the paths for Your kingdom to come and do what is pleasing to You.”
Double minded and self pleasing won’t cut it, rather will cut our Faith into pieces. One day we are happy with our spiritual life and fellowship with the Father and other believers and the second we are whining in dissatisfaction complaining that the message on Sunday was not sufficient.. believing that the leadership is watering down the inspired scriptures to please the congregation, the third day we are seeking another church and congregation; because we just cannot get enough, we just won’t stop and reformat our understanding to our Christian Faith. The Father calls us to keep on keeping on God centered, Jesus Christ empowered and Holy Spirit led life constantly not occasionally while focusing on His face.
It is not just the relationship what matters to God but the daily fellowship..Hard pursuing Him, living pure and selflessness pleasing to Him not self-pleasing, our goal as believers must be to “keep on the good fight, finish the race and keep the true Faith”… Surely some people will meet the Father as a Savior, others will meet Him as a Judge..Which one are you?
1 Timothy 4:16 (ESV)

16 Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.

Prosperity Gospel

“Name it & Claim it”

Contentment – Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. (Philippians 4:11, ESV)

Be alert for false Prophets and Teachers

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.” 2 Peter 2:1-3 (ESV)

“False teachings and teachers lead people toward disillusion” Ron Moore Also, they teach us “To get rich or die trying” and “Keeping up with the Jones”.

Serving Two Masters Will Cost us

God’s word tells us “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Luke 12:13 (ESV) The bible also says “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Prosperity Gospel teachers promise health, wealth, happy and peaceful life. They use many out of context scriptures and adopt small parts of the sacred Bible messages to falsely present them in ways that will only serve the benefits of their entrepreneur and exalt their self-image, not only that but also they use them to manipulate people, by targeting the poor in spirit and the ones who are struggling financially promising that God will provide and God will only heal if they just strengthen their Faith and donate to support what happens to be called “God’s ministry”. We do not see this present in the Bible anywhere. For Jesus said “13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” Romans 8:13 (ESV)

Prosperity Gospel doctrine masks the truth, hiding the true message of the gospel and these teachers do this intentionally and do not care about correcting it. We do live in a sinful world even through strong and well founded Faith we will face hardships, suffer facing tribulation, Jesus said “33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33. He never once said this life is going to be simple and relaxing like a walk in the park.. We can confirm this truth by using the many testimonies that Jesus, His disciples and the early Church followers went through.. 

We are commanded to live a Holy life founded on His Word (in this world but not from it) and the fulfilling to His purpose not ours and to write and share “His Life Story” and be His instruments and His hands and feet, not to write our own worldly story. This Holy life must be lived through full obedience living as “Holy followers”, literally the most basic meaning of the word “Holy” is to be “set apart” or “dedicated” to God—to belong to God. The Father said “12 And I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people.” Leviticus 26:12 (ESV). This is must be the centerpiece of the Church’s main teaching.

The Whole Armor of God

One must wait and remember that the Father gave us His whole armor for a reason, to fight using the sword (His word) and the other parts of this armor to protect us from the attacks, lies and schemes of the common enemy, satan the ruler of this “cosmos”.

We are called to teach and preach the Bible and make disciples of all nations – “21 When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch,” ACT 14:21 (ESV). We are commanded to know, live and only share His true and Holy words and to GO be productive vassals preparing the way for His second Kingdom not harvesting for our own worldly benefits, rather “Occupy until He comes“. Jesus last commandment on earth to His disciples and us is “18 Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Paul said “20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20. We live only for Him and to serve Him as our King and the Lord of our lives, without Him we are nothing, weak and needy (He is in need of NOTHING) with Him we can conquer and overcome this world and have eternal life and have it abundantly. As someone once said “This life is a spiritual battlefield not a playground”.

Our Identity

How we define ourselves dictates our identity, if we believe in our true identity, only then this true identity becomes reflection of the way we live during the ups and downs of this life. We are commanded to worship the Father in Spirit and Truth have faith like children, deny ourselves and carry our cross daily and follow Him. Being rich financially over spiritually does not defile a person the purity of our hearts does -it is always the heart- and our lifestyle or how we live matters much more, do we live to store up and prosper for this life, and to promote this doctrine and justify the Bible of accommodation.

Call to action: Fight the good fight of the faith

11 But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, 14 to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.

 

17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.” 

The Love of this world over God

“15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. 17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.” 1 John 2:15-17 (ESV)

In conclusion, will we be content

But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. 1 Timothy 6:8-16 (ESV)

We live for the purpose of constantly pursuing hard God’s heart, and this is designed by the Father to only build and mold our character. We are already saved by grace through faith, but this faith cant be put to use with the wrong motives in mind and this faith is all what we need to use to live and survive this spiritual warfare not to falsely use it to prosper and store the riches of this world up, instead of investing it back according to His will by expanding God’s kingdom on this earth..trust, whoever has more money is hold to a much higher standards and is under greater obligation before the Father to share these God’s given gifts wisely. This is “Why the Father doesn’t trust many with too much money”.