Sunday, December 12, 2010

“The Fear of God – 101”…Blog [1/?]

“The Fear of God – 101”…Blog [1/?]

*** (Psalms 33:18) Behold, the eye of Jehovah [God] = is to ‘those’ = who ‘fear’ Him, = on those = who ‘hope’ in = His mercy;

Recently a ‘friend’, asked me… about the “Fear of God”… and what it ‘really’ means. This is a very complex subject and can only be answered… using Scriptures and “Not” human opinions! Perhaps I could ask one now… of you who are reading this; “Can a ‘finite’ human being… understand God and about God… an Infinite being…?” Of course the answer is… “NO!” How then does God, the God of the Bible… reveal Himself… to ‘finite’ mankind…?

*** (Lamentations 3:22-23) It is by Jehovah's mercies = that we are not destroyed, = because = His mercies never fail.
(Lam 3:23) They are new = every morning; = great is Your faithfulness.

This… “Fear of God”… blog series; will take some time to explain and to understand. These blogs will first identify God… and then identify fallen mankind in their sinful condition… show God’s solution to mankind’s Spiritual Blindness… and then show the ‘Solution’… provided by God, ‘Himself!” My prayer is that “YOU”; will ask God… to show you… Himself from His Holy Word! Remember it is the ‘Holy Spirit of God’… that teaches His “Truth”… to His ‘Children!’

*** (Isaiah 55:8-9) For = My thoughts = are ‘not’ = your thoughts, = ‘nor’ = your ways = My ways, says Jehovah [God].
(Isa 55:9) For = as the heavens = are ‘higher’ than the earth, = so ‘are’ = My ways = higher than your ways, = and = My thoughts = than your thoughts.

*** (Psalms 36:9) For with You = is the fountain of life; = in Your light = we shall = see light.

*** (Psalms 19:1-4) To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the expanse proclaims His handiwork.
(Psa 19:2) Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.
(Psa 19:3) There is no speech nor are there words; their voice is not heard.
(Psa 19:4) Their line has gone out through all the earth and their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,

*** (1Samuel 3:21) And Jehovah [God] = appeared again in Shiloh. = For Jehovah = ‘revealed’ Himself = to Samuel = in Shiloh = ‘by’ = the Word of Jehovah.

The ‘First’ condition of mankind… is “Lost & Blind!” He does not know where he came from, nor does he know where he is going. His human nature is a ‘Fallen’ one, born in sin and wanting to fulfill those desires arising out of his fallen base nature. As a son of Adam or a Daughter or Eve… the human race has in its fallen nature… “Rebellion against God and His Holy Word, the Bible!” Each of us… from the moment we were born… want “IT”… our ‘own’ way! As so too… as adults… we too… want “IT”… our ‘own’ way.

*** (Romans 3:23) for ‘All’ = have sinned = and = come short of = the glory of God,

*** (Romans 5:12) Therefore, = even as through ‘one’ man [Adam] = sin entered into the world, = and = death by sin, = and = so ‘death’ = passed on ‘all’ men = inasmuch as ‘all’ sinned:

*** (1Corinthians 15:22) For as in Adam = ‘All’ Die, = even so = in Christ = ‘All’ will be made alive.

*** (Genesis 3:9-12) And Jehovah God = called to Adam = and = ‘said’ to him, = Where are you?
(Gen 3:10) And he [Adam] said, = I heard Your voice in the garden, = and = I was afraid, = because = I am naked, = and = I hid myself.
(Gen 3:11) And He [God] said, = Who told you that you were naked? = Have ‘you’ = eaten of the tree = which I [God] = ‘commanded’ you = that you = should ‘not’ eat?
(Gen 3:12) And the man ‘said’, = The woman = whom You ‘gave’ = to be with me, = she = ‘gave’ me of the tree, = and I ate.

Through ‘Time & Eternity’… “All Mankind”… has always to… “Blame” someone else! That is part of our fallen nature. Does a child have to be… taught to Lie, Cheat or Steal… or does it just come ‘naturally’? Of course as Adults… we ‘train’ ourselves and ‘perfect’ those “Fallen Skills!” Of course when the question is asked… “Who did that?”… the response is… “Not ME!” An “Excuse” is a skin of a reason… stuffed with a “Lie!” No one has to train us to sin… it comes from our “Fallen Nature!”

*** (2Corinthians 4:3-4) So if our gospel = is ‘hidden’, = it is ‘veiled’ = to those who are dying.
(2Cor 4:4) In their case, = the god of this world [Satan] = has ‘blinded’ the minds = of those who ‘do not’ believe = to ‘keep them’ = from ‘seeing’ the light = of the glorious gospel of Christ, = Who is the image of God.

*** (John 3:19-21) And this is = the basis for judgment: = The light = has come into the world, = but people = ‘loved’ the darkness = ‘more’ than the light = ‘because’ = their actions were evil.
(John 3:20) For everyone = who ‘practices’ wickedness = ‘hates’ the light = and = ‘does not’ = come to the light, = so that = his actions = may ‘not’ be exposed.
(John 3:21) But whoever = ‘does’ what is true = ‘comes’ to the light, = so that ‘all’ may see = that his actions = have been ‘done’ in God."

*** (Hebrews 2:14-15) Forasmuch then = as the children [humans] = are partakers of flesh and blood, = He [Christ] = also Himself likewise took part of the same; = that through death = He [Christ] = might destroy him = that had the power of death, = that is, = the devil;
(Heb 2:15) And = deliver them = who = through ‘fear of death’ = were ‘all’ their lifetime = subject to ‘bondage’.

“Dealing with ‘Death’ – 101”…Blog.

Mankind is born in “Sin”… and then lives his life in Spiritual darkness. He ‘does not’ want to see the Light of Christ… but God in His Righteousness… has Exposed “All” mankind; to that Light. Sometime during a person’s life… they will be exposed to ‘Something’… bigger than themselves. “Psalms 19:1-4” at the beginning of this blog… says Creation reveals the Creator. Also mankind is “NOT” looking for God, but He reveals “His Holiness & Righteousness”… Anyway!

*** (Psalms 98:2-3) Jehovah [God] = has made known His salvation; = His righteousness = He has ‘unveiled’ = to the eyes of the nations.
(Psa 98:3) He has remembered = His mercy = and = His truth = toward the house of Israel; = ‘All’ the ends of the earth = have seen the salvation of Jehovah.

*** (John 1:9) He [Jesus] = was the true Light; = He ‘enlightens’ = ‘every man’ = coming into the world.

*** (Jeremiah 29:11-13) For I [God] = know the ‘purposes’ = which I am ‘purposing’ for you, = says Jehovah; = ‘purposes’ of peace = and = ‘not’ of evil, = to give you a ‘future’ = and = a ‘hope’.
(Jer 29:12) Then = you shall ‘call’ on Me, = and = you shall ‘go’ = and = ‘pray’ to = Me, = and = I [God] = will ‘listen’ = to ‘you’.
(Jer 29:13) And you = shall ‘seek’ Me [God] = and = ‘find’ Me, = when = you ‘search’ for Me = with ‘all’ your heart.

*** (Isaiah 55:6-7) Seek Jehovah [God] = ‘while’ He = ‘may’ be found; = ‘call’ on Him = ‘while’ He is near.
(Isa 55:7) ‘Let’ the wicked = ‘forsake’ his way, = and = the ‘unrighteous’ man = his thoughts; = and = let him ‘return’ to Jehovah, = and = He ‘will’ = have mercy on him; = and = to our God, = for He = will ‘abundantly’ pardon.

A ‘Thief or Robber’… is ‘Not’, looking for a Policeman; for “Help!” He or she… is trying to ‘Avoid’ him at all cost! So too the Sinner… is ‘not’ looking for God! But God ‘goes’ that extra mile… and ‘draws’ each one of us; to “Himself!” It is our ‘response’ to that Call from God… that ‘determines’ our Eternity Destination! For ‘once’… mankind will ‘never’; be able to blame God! God has ‘revealed’ Himself to each and every person… so that they are “Completely–Without Excuse”…! God has even ‘commanded’; ‘All’ mankind… everywhere… “To Repent!”

*** (Romans 1:18-22) For God's wrath = is being ‘revealed’ from heaven = against ‘all’ the ungodliness = and wickedness = of those = who ‘in’ their wickedness = ‘suppress’ the Truth.
(Rom 1:19) For = what can ‘be known’ about God = is ‘plain’ to them, = because = God, = Himself = has made it = ‘plain’ to them.
(Rom 1:20) For = since the creation of the world = His invisible attributes = His eternal power = and = divine nature = have been ‘understood’ = and ‘observed’ = by ‘what’ He made [creation order], = so that people = are ‘without’ excuse.
(Rom 1:21) For = although they ‘knew’ [about] God, = they ‘neither’ glorified Him = as God = nor = ‘gave thanks’ to Him. = Instead, = their thoughts = ‘turned’ to worthless things, = and = their ‘ignorant’ hearts = were ‘darkened’.
(Rom 1:22) Though = ‘claiming’ to be wise, = they ‘became’ fools

*** (John 16:7-11) But I [Jesus] = tell you the Truth, = it is expedient for you = that I go away; = for if I do not go away, = the Comforter will not come to you. = But if I depart, = I will send Him to you. [John 7:38-39] [Roman 8:9]
(John 16:8) And when that One comes, = He will ‘convict’ the world = concerning sin, = and concerning righteousness, = and concerning judgment.
(John 16:9) Concerning sin, = because = they ‘do not’ believe on Me [Jesus];
(John 16:10) concerning righteousness, = because = I go to My Father and you see Me no more;
(John 16:11) concerning judgment, = because = the ruler of this world [Satan] is judged. [Colossians 2:10-15]

*** (Luke 24:45-48) And He [Jesus] = opened their mind = to ‘understand’ the Scriptures.
(Luke 24:46) And = He said to them, = So it is written, = and = so it behoved Christ = to suffer = and to rise from the dead = the third day,
(Luke 24:47) and = that ‘repentance’ = and ‘remission’ of sins = should be ‘proclaimed’ = in His Name = among ‘all’ nations, = beginning at Jerusalem.
(Luke 24:48) And you = are ‘witnesses’ = of these things.

*** (Acts 17:30-32) Truly, then, = God = overlooking the times of ignorance, = now = He ‘strictly’ commands = ‘All’ men = ‘everywhere’ = to ‘repent’,
(Acts 17:31) because = He = has appointed a day = in which = He is going to judge the world = in righteousness = by a Man Jesus [John 12:44-48] = Whom He appointed [Philippians 2:9-11] , = having given proof = to ‘all’ = by raising Him [Jesus] = from the dead.
(Acts 17:32) And = hearing of a resurrection of the dead, = some ‘indeed’ mocked; = and = others said, = We will hear you ‘again’ = concerning this.

*** (Luke 13:2-5) And answering, = Jesus = said to them, = Do you suppose that these Galileans = were sinners above ‘all’ the Galileans = because = they suffered such things?
(Luke 13:3) I [Jesus] = tell you, ‘No’. = But ‘unless’ you repent, = you will ‘all’ = likewise perish.
(Luke 13:4) Or those eighteen = on whom the tower in Siloam fell = and killed them, = do you think that they were sinners = above ‘all’ men who lived in Jerusalem?
(Luke 13:5) I [Jesus] = tell you, ‘No’. = But ‘unless’ you repent, = you will ‘all’ = likewise perish.

Repentance – 101 [1/6]

*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them = through = Your Truth. = Your Word = is Truth.

Continued next blog. [2/?]

Thanks, In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 20:9.