Worship the Lord With Fear and Trembling

As the Lord prepared me for an upcoming mission, the Holy Spirit led me to the following Word, bringing my focus on worshipping Him in truth and in spirit; in fear and in trembling.  He said:

 

Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into His courts! Worship the LORD in the splendour of holiness; tremble before Him, all the earth! Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!  Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; He will judge the peoples with equity. 1

The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and His kingdom rules over all. 2  And to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him; His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom one that shall not be destroyed. 3

Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at His holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy! 4

O LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You; I will praise Your name, for You have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure. 5

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever! 6

Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of Your goodness, O LORD! 7  For it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 8

The Mighty One, God the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. 9  For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 10

“Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, you survivors of the nations!  They have no knowledge who carry about their wooden idols, and keep on praying to a god that cannot save.  Declare and present your case; let them take counsel together!  Who told this long ago?  Who declared it of old?  Was it not I, the LORD?  And there is no other god besides me, a righteous God and a Saviour; there is none besides me.  Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth!  For I am God, and there is no other.  By myself I have sworn; from My mouth has gone out in righteousness a word that shall not return: ‘To me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear allegiance.  Only in the LORD, it shall be said of me, are righteousness and strength; to him shall come and be ashamed all who were incensed against him.  In the LORD all the offspring of Israel shall be justified and shall glory.”  11

And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.  For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.  No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, He has made him known. 12  Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 13

You show steadfast love to thousands, but you repay the guilt of fathers to their children after them, O great and mighty God, whose name is the LORD of hosts, great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are open to all the ways of the children of man, rewarding each one according to his ways and according to the fruit of his deeds.  You have shown signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, and to this day in Israel and among all mankind, and have made a name for yourself, as at this day. 14

Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth. 15  Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel. 16  But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him. 17

Our God comes; he does not keep silence; before him is a devouring fire, around him a mighty tempest.  He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people: “Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!”  The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge! Selah. 18

Love the LORD, all you his saints!  The LORD preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.  Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD! 19

Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints, for those who fear Him have no lack!  The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. 20

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.  But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when His glory is revealed.  If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 21

The LORD is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.  He fulfills the desire of those who fear Him; He also hears their cry and saves them. 22  Turn, O LORD, deliver my life; save me for the sake of Your steadfast love. 23

Just as Paul said: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.  For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” 24  So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace. 25

Jesus says, “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” 26

The LORD tests the righteous, but His soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.  Let Him rain coals on the wicked; fire and sulphur and a scorching wind shall be the portion of their cup.  For the LORD is righteous; He loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold His face. 27

“For I will be like a lion to Ephraim, and like a young lion to the house of Judah. I, even I, will tear and go away; I will carry off, and no one shall rescue.  I will return again to my place, until they acknowledge their guilt and seek my face, and in their distress earnestly seek me”   said the Lord. 28

And I heard the angel in charge of the waters say, “Just are you, O Holy One, who is and who was, for you brought these judgments.  For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. It is what they deserve!”  And I heard the altar saying, “Yes, Lord God the Almighty, true and just are your judgments! 29

For thus says the Lord: “The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace.  In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.  He who has ears, let him hear.” 30

Bear fruits in keeping with repentance.  And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’  For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. 31

Thus says the LORD: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest?  All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be”, declares the LORD. “But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.” 32

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.  It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud. 33  For Lord, you save a humble people, but the haughty eyes you bring down. 34  When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. 35  For with God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding.  If He tears down, none can rebuild; if He shuts a man in, none can open.  If He withholds the waters, they dry up; if He sends them out, they overwhelm the land.  With Him are strength and sound wisdom; the deceived and the deceiver are His. 36

The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He frustrates the plans of the peoples.  The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom He has chosen as His heritage! 37  He uncovers the deeps out of darkness and brings deep darkness to light.  He makes nations great, and He destroys them; He enlarges nations, and leads them away. 38

For thus says the LORD of hosts: “Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land.  And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts.  The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the LORD of hosts.  The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former”, says the LORD of hosts. “And in this place I will give peace”, declares the LORD of hosts. 39

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. 40

Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it.  Yet the LORD set His heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day. 41  But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for Himself; the LORD hears when I call to Him. 42

Lord, I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well. 43  I humble myself, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all my anxieties on You, because You care for me. 44

I choose to trust in the LORD with all my heart, and lean not on my own understanding. 45  For God is all-wise; and He knows what we need, what we desire, and what is fit for us.  Let us never suppose our Heavenly Father would bid us pray, and then refuse to hear, or give us what would be hurtful.  For Jesus says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” 46

As children of the Almighty God, let us exercise the authority given to us in the face of the battles in our lives.  For the Lord says, “Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.” 47

“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven”, says the Lord.” 48  Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 49

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?  As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”  No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 50

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  Do not quench the Spirit.  Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil. 51

“Behold, I am coming soon, says Christ Jesus, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done . I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”  52

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 53

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. 54

Blessed be the name of the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come.

To God be the kingdom, the power, the glory, and the dominion forever and ever!

Amen and Amen!


 

1.  Psalms 96:8-1019.  Psalms 31:23-2437.  Psalms 33:10-12
2.  Psalms 103:1920.  Psalms 34:9-1038.  Job 12:22-23
3.  Daniel 7:1421.  1 Peter 4:12-1439.  Haggai 2:6-9
4.  Psalms 99:922.  Psalms 145:18-1940.  Psalms 19: 7-9
5.  Isaiah 25:123.  Psalms 6-441.  Deuteronomy 10:14-15
6.  1 Chronicles 16:3424.  Romans 1:16-1742.  Psalms 4:3
7.  Psalms 25:725.  Romans 11:543.  Psalms 139:14
8.  Luke 24:46-4726.  Matthew 12:36-3744.  1 Peter 5:6-7
9.  Psalms 50:127.  Psalms 11:5-745.  Proverbs 3:5
10.  Isaiah 9:628.  Hosea 5:14-1546.  Matthew 7:7-8
11.  Isaiah 45:20-2529.  Revelation 16:5-747.  Luke 10:19
12.  John 1:16-1830.  Matthew 13: 41-4248.   Matthew 16:19
13.  Romans 5:1-231.  Luke 3.849.  James 4:7
14.  Jeremiah 31:18-2032.  Isaiah 66:1-250.  Romans 8:35-39
15.  Psalms 50:233.  Psalms 16:18-1951.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-22
16.  Isaiah 12:634.  Psalms 18:2752.  Revelation 22:12-13
17.  Habakkuk 2:2035.  Proverbs 11:253.  Romans 16:20
18.  Psalms 50:3-636.  Job 12:13-1654.  Colossians 1:11-12

 

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