FEAR OF THE LORD
“But unto you that fear my name
shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings”
The fear of the Lord actually BRINGS healing to those who know it. The fear of the Lord can only be known by the touching of HIS HOLY PRESENCE. This is not something learned by a sermon, a seminar, the reading of books or a casual walk with God; it is the fruit of a life whose heartbeat is to KNOW HIM as HE really is. In much of today’s Christian life there is little, if any, conscious understanding of the FEAR OF THE LORD. As a result there is a tepid, impotent, carnal and divided Christian expression. The FEAR OF THE LORD is relegated to a sub note at the tail end of a sermon. The only concept most people have is what they have been taught not what they have experienced. Only those that seek HIM find HIM; only those that find HIM know and walk in the FEAR OF THE LORD. God’s complaint with Israel was….
“Wherefore the Lord said,
Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth,
and with their lips do honour me,
but have removed their heart far from me,
and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men”
Teachings, precepts and concepts in and of themselves WILL NOT produce the genuine expression of the SON! Only the LIFE OF THE SON ruling and reigning in our heart will make us authentic expressions of HIS glory. To know HIM is to LOVE HIM and to LOVE HIM is to know HIM.
The Body of Christ is broken, fragmented, secularized (I am of Paul, I am of Apollos, I am a Baptist, I am a Pentecostal, I am ….whatever), wounded and impotent, but NOT hopeless! Unto THOSE that FEAR HIS NAME SHALL HE ARISE! Hallelujah! Not only will HE ARISE but there is HEALING and RESTORATION in HIS WINGS. This means there is healing in HIS ARISING. Let us at this moment seek HIM afresh for in seeking we SHALL (definite) FIND HIM, in FINDING we shall know HIM and in knowing HIM we shall understand the GLORY AND THE PRIVILEGE OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD.
IT IS UNTO THOSE THAT FEAR HIS NAME
SHALL HE ARISE!
“Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin,
and desire nothing but God,
and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen;
such alone will shake the gates of hell
and set up the kingdom of heaven on earth…”