““The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
Proverbs 9:10 NKJV
I can say that many in this current world have thrown off the tethers that keep our behaviors within the bounds that maintain any sense of civility. We are one bad day away from total anarchy, of complete chaos, of the destruction of the system that maintains the integrity and sustenance of this nation called the United States.
Unknowing people are being used by the evil one to drive a wedge between citizens and weaken the structure. There will be no winners in the coming demise, no victory. Only destruction. When one serves the devil, that is all you get.
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.”
John 10:10a NKJV
The evil one is a thief, he seeks to only destroy and leave nothing in his wake. We are seeing that night after night in an increasing number of cities. We are also seeing it in individual lives. There was a time when people had limits as to how far they would go. There was a limit to the depravity, a line in the moral sand, where one would go no further. We are living in a world where the line in the sand has been brushed away and people are willing to do anything, even for the flimsiest of causes.
What I see most is a lack of fear of God. When I was young, I had those limits that I placed on myself. I sensed that there were things that I would never do, taboo areas where I would never venture into for fear of facing imminent judgement. At that time I had a fear of the Lord, based on the exposure to my mother’s faith. I knew second hand of the great God, and His Son Jesus Christ, who made heaven and earth, who held the world in His hands.
When I came to know the Lord myself, I witnessed His majesty first hand as I saw many people radically transformed before my eyes, and I learned the histories of others who were new people. These people where not changed by will or might, but by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
I also saw the transformation in me, as old desires faded in prevalance, and new desires moved into the forefront. I remember when when my momma used to ask me if I prayed, if I read my bible. I always bristled at the question, and tried to avoid it all together. My prayer life was dry, and rote, with no feeling. Nary a tear was shed in those days.
Now I pray for hundreds with passion, and the bible is my go to book when I want to read. I marvel most by how the Lord has transformed my heart from one centered on self, to one bent on serving and edifying others. The greatest miracle of all: He taught me to love.
All of this is predicated on the fear of the Lord. I definitely fear the God who spoke creation into existance and will speak the Antichrist and his armies out of existance in the near future. That is enough of a basis for fear.
My fear is also a great sense of reverence, a reverence built on knowing Jehovah Saboath, the Lord of Hosts, God Almighty, is on my side and loves me. It is His power that is changing me day by day. It is His power that will change me in the twinkling of an eye, and usher me and many others into heaven one day soon.
Believers, take the story of the powerful and loving God to those who need it. Our world is crumbling and we must be about rescuing as many as possible. There will be believers who come to Christ after we are gone, but they will face trials unimaginable.
Let us be fearless in the world, and fearful of the outcomes for those we love if we say nothing.
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