“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!
“Blessed is the one who fears the Lord always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.”
When fear of the Lord returns so will glory in equal measure.
Fear, awe, respect, reverence is a pathway to tread to return to God’s favour.
A trembling church is due to arise.
God will restore to us trembling as we are renewed in seeing how big and powerful He is.
He makes the darkness tremble.
Coming are the days when a wise church shall rise.
There will be a terror of being outside of Christ but there will be a hunger to tremble in His presence.
We will devour His word and the truth will soften our hardened hearts.
There has been a time of walking alongside and for some that intimacy has been divine.
For some sadly familiarity breeds a contempt and a forgetting of the righteousness of our first love.
In forgetting this we have slipped into the ways of the world and become unrecognisable from it.
There is a big distinction between what has been tainted and what the bridegroom is now seeking out.
Those to be His unblemished, spotless bride.
“that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,”
What does it cost? Everything.What does it gain? Everything.
Love is to fear and honour.
His promise is to come in and eat with us.
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”
When fear returns so will glory.
Those in the bible quoted as encountering in the fear of the Lord, such as Moses, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Daniel, John, we’re also lit alight to shine, cast down or liberated, given power.
Fear is a word used over a thousand times in the bible.
A third of those occasions relating to fear of the Lord.
Our fear of the Lord should outweigh any we have for the enemy or the world.
He far outranks and out powers both.
Whoever has our fear we give power and first priority and respect to.
It is He alone who lifts us up.
Jesus makes the darkness tremble.
He alone we fear.
The illustration shows an egg symbolic of creation, life, new birth, purity, what came first.
It’s complete provision broken open to be revered and marvelled at its potential.
Its yolk spilled out and over, as God’s glory spills over us.
As darkness is dispelled.
Six scriptures that come to mind:
“Where can wisdom be found? It is born in the fear of God. Everyone who follows his ways will never lack his living-understanding. And the adoration of God will abide throughout eternity!”Psalms 111:10 TPT
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!”Psalm 111:10 ESV
“Overjoyed is the one who with tender heart trembles before God, but the stubborn, unyielding heart will experience even greater evil.”Proverbs 28:14 TPT
“Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.”Exodus 18:21 ESV
“God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:
They have neither knowledge nor understanding, they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.”Psalm 82:1, 5 ESV
“that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,”Philippians 2:15 ESV
The song. Tremble. Amanda Cooke