Topic: The Fear Of God (ii)
Fire Scripture: Deut. 6: 1-5
Deut. 6: 2 – “That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
In the Old Testament, we see that, there were frequent commands to God’s people to “fear God” or to “fear the Lord.” It is also important for us followers of Jesus Christ to understand what the command means today. Only when we fear the Lord will we be free from all destructive and satanic fears (Prov. 14:27).
When we fear God, we can avoid being diverted from His way, defying Him, doing what we want and damning the consequences of living immoral lives. The command to fear the Lord is central to our relationship with God as Christians. First, we must recognise that God is merciful, loving and forgiving, but He is also holy, just and righteous. These attributes of God make us to understand that He will judge sin. Therefore, true fear of God causes believers to place their faith and trust in Him alone for their salvation.
The fear of God prolongs man’s life. It makes a man to become the beloved of God, such as we could see in all His prophets such as Moses, Abraham and so on. The fear of God is a missing ingredient today in our Christian living. Many commit sin and disobey God’s word with impunity. Beloved, if you fear God, you will not fornicate, steal, gossip, tell lies and many more. Remember, the conclusion of the whole matter, Fear of God! Abraham feared God and that holy fear made him to obey God. It also earned him God’s commendation and untold blessings.
In Genesis 22:12, the Bible records, “And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do anything unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God seeing that thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.” Let the fear of God rule your life and propel it to always please God. Beloved, both Job’s and Abraham’s examples are written for your learning. Emulate them!
When you fear and reverence God, men will also honour God in your life.
Any assignment of darkness to kill your love and fear for God is destroyed now, in the name of Jesus.
Christian, walk carefully
Christian, walk carefully: danger is near!
On in thy journey with trembling and fear;
Snares from without, and temptations within,
Seek to entice thee once more into sin.
Christian, walk carefully:
Christian, walk carefully,
Christian, walk carefully:
danger is near!
2. Christian, walk cheerfully through the fierce storm,
Dark though the sky with its threats of alarm;
Soon will the clouds and the trees be o’er,
Then with thy Saviour thou’ll rest evermore.
Christian, walk prayerfully: oft wilt thou fall,
If thou forget on thy Saviour to call.
Safe thou shalt walk through trial and care,
If thou art clad in the armour of prayer.
1. My Father, I declare your lordship over the affairs of my life, in the name of Jesus.
2. Lord, let Your inexhaustible glory overshadow my life, in the name of Jesus.
3. Holy Spirit, I look up to You, help me, in the name of Jesus.
4. My Father, show me what to do at the right time, in the name of Jesus.
5. Spirit of negative fear in my life, catch fire, in the name of Jesus.
6. Power to be in the good books of God all the days of my life, come upon me, in the name of Jesus.
7. My Father, come into my life afresh, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR
Psalms 146- 150
MFM Daily Devotional 25th July 2021. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya