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Reverential Fear of The LORD — 4 Comments

  1. Spot on Chris

    I have extracted from a number of postings on my fb page the following.

    Matthew 5:45
    “ So that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.  “

    In stronger terms
    Ezekiel 20 : 4
    4 Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the south to the north:

    Ananias and his wife Sapphira were, according to the biblical New Testament in Acts of the Apostles chapter 5, members of the early Christian church in Jerusalem. The account records their sudden deaths after lying to the Holy Spirit about money.

    God’s Holy judgement – immutable, swift, complete, justifiable. Just think, these two unfortunate people, despite being Christians, will never see Heaven . You cannot expect God to change his mind about sin in his presence.

    The Holiness of God is unspeakable. Deeply deeply unspeakable. And Immutable.

    From the “ Body of Christ “ perspective, how can God use a people who have no sense of personal holiness. Like me, have you often wondered why there is a lack of revival. Why there is the absence of the miraculous and why there is the lack of power in witness.

    It is us! It is a lack of “personal holiness” ?

    Were it not for God’s abundance of Grace!

  2. Brother Chris, I join in your pursuit and cry: Holy, and set apart for the Master’s useful and glorious purposes. Wholely His. Forever King; forever yours!

  3. I am struck by the fact that of the disciples the Apostle John was the closest to the Lord, even reclining against Him [John 13:23], but when he saw Him in His heavenly state he fell down as if dead [Revelation 1:17].  There is danger in the church believing in a one-sided kind of Jesus – that is One who is only love, which we almost bound to misconceive as a sentimental kind of fallen human love that excuses sin.  Paul, however, warned in Romans 11:22,
    “Therefore consider the goodness and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in His goodness. Otherwise you also will be cut off.” 
    Holiness is thus not an added option, but is inseparable from our calling, since
    “.. He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love”. [Ephesians 1:4]

  4. Blessed is your “new,stronger driving force”. May that force arise in every true believer because it will be needed!

    (2Thess.1:5,10)

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