2nd Corinthians 5:11, is where the title comes from. I will probably make a series about fearing God. In a previous blog I mentioned how the majority of christendom, and many churches, do not teach this. Most will say and teach that we are not to fear God. Most will say and teach that we are told not to. When we study this subject with the whole of scripture, and believe what the whole of scripture teaches about fearing God, then there should be no doubt at all that we should.
There is little fear of God today. Most believe we have no reason to, that it is even wrong to fear God. To be honest, personally, from my own experience, and those in the scripture, I have serious doubts as to just how close of a relationship many who would disagree, have with God. Yes, perfect love casteth out fear, and fear hath torments, no problem there, but when we are out of Gods will, and not living in perfect love, then folks we have much to fear from this God we serve. And again, there may be the problem, in that word serve.
We are not to fear man, or the circumstances we are in, or about all of the worldly cares, such as clothes, how we will live and get by, just as Jesus Christ taught us. Actually, according to the scripture, it is GOD, and Him alone, we are to fear. This is what scripture will teach us. And, if we are out of the will of God, then we are even to fear them, (man), and we will. But it is God alone we are to fear, and fear Him we should, unless we are in obedience to Him. When we obey Him, and fear Him, and honor Him, and serve Him, in this perfect love, then we have confidence knowing that we please Him.
Fear Him, who is "able" to cast both soul and body into hell, Jesus said. And that would be God. And that is God alone, who is "able" to do that. In Gods dealings with Israel, His chosen people, we should see time and again how that God chastised them, and gave them over to their enemies, in order to turn them back to repentance. He will do the same to those of His people today. So-called christianity today has no fear of God. And the majority see no need for repentance, of anything. Churches blessing same-sex clergy, unions, lifestyles. Immorality, cursing, coveting, jealousy, greed. I have even had preachers, deacons, teachers, professing christians, say that one can practice sins such as these, and still inherit the kingdom of God and Christ. They obviously do not believe what the scripture tells us concerning this. No fear at all, of God, or anything or anyone else.
Scripture told us that this will happen, these people would come. Society is filled with them. Churches are too. And we would wonder what is wrong in the world? Children swear and have no respect for parents, teachers, authority of any kind. And you know where most get it? From these same people! Parents, teachers, and authority. These civil liberties people will respect animals, criminals, ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING but GOD! They want no part of Him, and will not acknowledge anything about Him. Yet they will show these lying politicians honor, respect, reverence, and earnestly believe that they can bring peace and unity, and prosperity to the world.
We should fear God, and kiss the Son. Lest He be angry, and we perish from the way, and provoke His wrath. Psalm 2:12. I honestly wonder about folks who see no need to fear Him. Rest assured that Paul learned quickly, on that road to Damascus. The list is long of those who have learned just as quickly. I witnessed a person say that Moses got angry, and this kept him from entering the promised land. God Himself was angered with these people, and Moses had to intercede for them. He smote the rock, and that rock was Christ. 1st Cor. 10:4. That was his error, and the reason, as God said.
This God is Holy. This God is powerful. This God is a jealous God. This God wants all to believe in His Son Jesus Christ. To honor Him, trust Him, love Him, serve Him, obey Him. Adore Him. Praise Him. With all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Children of disobedience, and those who will not do these things, have MUCH to fear folks. To treat Him as anything less than King of kings, and Lord of lords, will indeed bear its consequences. Do not take this lightly. Do you know and believe about this "terror of the Lord"? Do not wait until then, please, to find out!