Do You Tremble at His Word?
“There is no fear of God before their eyes.” -Rom 3:18 (KJV)
Has your Christianity morphed into a drab, dull, disengaged, lethargic, and mundane activity that holds little value in your life? Is going to church become more of a scheduled task than a true worship experience with your Savior? Are you caught in a revolving door of complacent religiosity? Do you regard prayer and reading your Bible just too hard and tiresome to do? Has the Bible become just an ancient book that is just too hard to understand?
Friends, can I suggest to you that your Christian belief in Almighty God has grown stale and uninteresting. You are caught up in worldly things more that heavenly things. And you do not fear God anymore nor do you tremble at His word.
Many people are afraid of lightening and run and hide from the sound of the crackling thunder and awesome lightening streaks. Most are scared to death of an approaching tornado or hurricane for its force in nature can be destructive and devastating. As we have recently experienced with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. But I dare say that many Christians do not fear the Lord whether out of reverent fear or just plain being scared with terrifying fear.
“If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;” -1 Peter 1:17 (NASB)
The Creator God who established the heavens and created the land and oceans has almost no place in Christian churches or for that matter our own personal lives. Rom 3:18, above, paints a stinging and decisive indictment against those Christians (and unbeleivers) who do not fear an awesome, powerful and mighty God. How can this be? What has caused this to occur in the lives of us that have for decades called ourselves Christians?
Friends, there is a straight forward verse found in Proverbs that spells out what has happened to this watered-down, milquetoast religion called Christianity here in America and other parts of the world.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” -Prov 9:10 (KJV)
Did you read that correctly? Godly wisdom is one of the foundation building blocks of mankind and that must be established in God Almighty alone through fearing Him. (Fear – Strong’s H3374, yir’ah meaning fear, terror, respect, reverence, piety, revered). From this emanates understanding and knowledge and from these we are made aware of who God really is and why He sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to earth to save us. Without wisdom in the Holy, we are without direction, without purpose and have absolutely no realization of who Almighty God is. Hence the continuing collapse of this nation called America. And we are collapsing in almost every area of life. Can’t see it, just read the news, the real news. Hate, wars, killings, scandals, chaos and confusion are gaining tremendous traction both here and abroad. Why? No God in their midst. No professed God in the White House or our Congress. UK is the same. Europe has all but ejected God from their midst. Hence the invaders of evil have come in unrestricted and now their society as they once knew it is collapsing into wicked darkness.
Oh yeah, we have churches but most do not know God and He is not preached there either. They preach a diluted and socialized Gospel that does not offend nor challenge anyone’s faith. If they did we would have a different nation and people. There is an abundance of the form of Godliness on display but no power present since it is denied – 2 Tim 3:5. Expositional teaching but no God. Lots of show but no repentance. Heck, sin isn’t preached, and the consequence of unrepentance isn’t preached either and that means HELL! Many put on their best and are looking good when they enter their church but most don’t know the God they are there to honor. You see their lips move (sometimes) yet their hearts are far from Him – Matt 15:8, Isa 29:13.
“For My hand made all these things, Thus all these things came into being,” declares the Lord. “But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word. -Isa 66:2 (NASB)
These are tough words to swallow and even harder to digest but nevertheless true. In your life, in your Christian walk, do you fear God? Do you revere Him as the Creator? Does terror strike your being when you think of the power He displays in nature? Do you read and study about Him through serious time in your Bible? I dare say without question that those who claim to be a Christian yet spend little time with the Lord in reading their Bible, in prayer, in seeking His face are just putting on the show or act of Christianity and there are millions of these kinds of people. (Do not forget the Lord’s words in Matt 22:14).
We cannot continue to ‘play’ Him as we may friends. We cannot continue to look good on the outside but are Godless on the inside – as whitewashed tombs – Matt 23:27. We must take heed from the Lord’s words to the seven churches of the Book of Revelation found in chapters 2 and 3.
Spend some time and study what He said to these churches. They resemble our churches today and they represent our lives unequivocally. Examine that we serve a serious and no-kidding God and He will tell those that don’t know Him to depart from Him when they die – Matt 7:21-23. Can you even imagine yourself being a regular church-going Christian or even a pastor, being told by the Lord at the end of your life: “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matt 7:22-23).
Tday is the day to wake up from your slumber and pretending and get to know and fear (respect and revere) the God you worship. Cast off your false religion and playing being Christian. Quit looking like a Christian in front of your friends and family. Instead, live it, breathe it, talk about your faith, spread this Good News and read His word. Now’s the time, for without the fear of God you cannot know Him.
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” -Ecc 12:13 (KJV)
-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman
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