Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Keep the Fear of GOD on Fire!

Sunday: Church Message (11.03.2013)

We will never know the true worship of God until we learn to fear him and live in that fear!

Holiness is the central attribute of God. It sets Him apart far above us. He is holy in all of His attributes. Sadly though, people often take God's holiness for granted.

Scripture tell us that those who encountered the God's holiness like Adam, Moses, and Job fell face down with fear of the Lord ( Genesis 3:7-10, Exodus 3:6, Job 3:4-5).


The kind of fear that the Bible endorses is the kind of fear that makes us want:
✣ To please God
✣ To praise God

What is the right to response to the holiness of God? How can we keep the fear of the Lord on F.I.R.E?

1. Faithfully stand on the word of God

Early believers committed to study together God's word through the apostles (Acts 2:42)/ We must take God's Word seriously for our own good (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
We should hear, read, study, memorize, meditate and most especially, apply the Word of God in our lives.

2. Integrate yourself in the body of Christ

When we become Christian, we become part of the body of Christ (Romans 12:5). We carry each other's burdens (Galatians 6:2-3,5). We must be accountable to each other, to become open and vulnerable to each other's imperfections. We should also be willing to be rebuked, disciplined, an corrected because we fear God.

Don't be alone!

3. Resolve to depend on God in prayer

Praying remind us that God is holy (Luke 11:2). Follow the example of Jesus about prayer. Begin the day with a prayer (Mark 1:35). Take prayer retreats (Luke 5:15-16). Pray before making important decisions (Luke 6:12). Pray when you are tempted (Hebrews 5:7). Pray when you suffer (Luke 23:34). Pray with gratitude (John 11:41-42).

The Bible will keep you from sin, the sin will keep you from Bible. So read the Bible and apply it in your life.

4. Exalt God always

Living in the fear of God produces true worship in whatever we do. Our fear of God can either draw us close to God like the woman who touched Jesus' cloak in the crowd (Luke 8:43-48) or keep us away from Him like the people in Gerasenes who asked Jesus to leave them after healing a demon-possessed man (Luke 8:31-37).

The choice is ours. When we truly fear the Lord, we will follow Him, and when we follow Him, we have nothing more to fear.

God Bless everyone!


Source : CCF Main Chronicle Vol. 26. No. 8