Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Spiritual Courage to biblically Fear God as His adopted son, daughter, friend

The Courage to Biblically Fear God

It comes from Implanted Agapous Agape Philio - the great clues in Scripture -

1. John 17 : 26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love<26> wherewith thou hast loved<25> me may be in them, and I in them.

2. 2nd Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

3. John 6:57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

4. Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared

James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

Colossians 3:14 And above all these things put on charity <26>, which is the bond of perfectness.

The love <25>, <26>, <5384>, <1656> that is from Father God was implanted into the human nature that Christ took into Himself. Hebrews 2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Born as a converted person with the ability to fall, the ability to decide to sin and yeild to selfishness and temptation. John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

His natural self is I AM THAT I AM, Creator of all things, speaking worlds and the universe into existance, He was not allowed to live like that and weilding power on Earth, but living by utter faith as people must do. Where did He get the <25> agapous, <26> agape, <5384> philio, <1656> eleos that He displayed by living it out toward all people He contacted ?

John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

<25> agapous, <26> agape, <5384> philio, <1656> eleos - does not come from human nature, only from God, and His divine abilities and internal personal power He was forbidden to use. In His revealing to others how follow Him, He tells how He followed Father God, and obtained all things needed from Father God, put Himself in position to receive them, and be directed by Father God how to use what He was given. He preserved that union from Earth and as He did Father God strengthened and worked in and through Him from Heaven.

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Mark 8:34 And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Mark 10:21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

wealth was not an idol to Job or Abraham, but it was to this rich young ruler. The call to Apostleship was given him, but he sold himself to his earthly possessions.

Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

I found the way to get the attitude of the Divine gift of Godly love the undergirding nature of what the “golden rule” is,  implanted in me. The Golden Rule is Jesus Christ's explaining how this love is focused and what it considers and what it does.  It is part of a bigger Scripturally Obedient picture. It is not something any person either has or does not have, it is a gift from above. Therefore anyone can get it if they do these basic things.

1. Ask for it in prayer several times a day (even quietly from the heart, while working - without speaking, Heaven hears)

2. Pray till you really want it, at first it is usually prayed without much desire to get it, prayer changes the person praying - the concept “fake it till you make it” - works. Keep asking till it is desired and it happens.

3. Act as though you have it already, after asking for it, the Red Sea and the Jordan River didn’t open till people stepped into the edge of the water.

4. If you have a family, get them all joining you in asking, and acting on it; everyone will get the similar attitude = happy family unity - otherwise only you will get the attitude and they won’t = family disunity.

This is generically what I asked for after reading the quote below. Please cause my self to be merged in Christ, please implant and cultivate in me the impulse to help and bless others constantly, please cause the sunshine of heaven to fill my heart and is revealed in my countenance. I asked this 3 times a day - and started acting as though I had it and thanking Heaven for receiving it - then started progressively getting it . The internal benefits are long lasting.
This transcends ideologies, anyone can have it. The Golden Rule process is for sharing freely.

Acts 10:
34 ¶ Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

Psalms 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

John 17:26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. (Biblically name = character)

“The sanctification of the soul by the working of the Holy Spirit is the implanting of Christ's nature in humanity. Gospel religion is Christ in the life--a living, active principle. It is the grace of Christ revealed in character and wrought out in good works. The principles of the gospel cannot be disconnected from any department of practical life. Every line of Christian experience and labor is to be a representation of the life of Christ. {COL 384.1}

Love is the basis of godliness. Whatever the profession, no man has pure love to God unless he has unselfish love for his brother. But we can never come into possession of this spirit by trying to love others. What is needed is the love of Christ in the heart. When self is merged in Christ, love springs forth spontaneously. The completeness of Christian character is attained when the impulse to help and bless others springs constantly from within--when the sunshine of heaven fills the heart and is revealed in the countenance. {COL 384.2}

It is not possible for the heart in which Christ abides to be destitute of love. If we love God because He first loved us, we shall love all for whom Christ died. We cannot come in touch with divinity without coming in touch with humanity; for in Him who sits upon the throne of the universe, divinity and humanity are combined. Connected with Christ, we are connected with our fellow men by the golden links of the chain of love. Then the pity and compassion of Christ will be manifest in our life. We shall not wait to have the needy and unfortunate brought to us. We shall not need to be entreated to feel for the woes of others. It will be as natural for us to minister to the needy and suffering as it was for Christ to go about doing good. {COL 384.3}”

If desired here is a link to COL = the book “Christ’s Object Lessons”. It is part of a series of nine books, written from 1880's - 1915.
To download these books as freeware in e-book format for PC, Laptop, PDA, Blackberry, Ipod, I-phone, etc - go to this link


First download freeware mobipocket reader using the link.

Second download freeware Mobi-prc files of the entire books. Set of column of mobi-prc files on the left .

Third go to your downloads section and install the mobipocket reader by right clicking on it and clicking open.

Fourth import the mobi-prc files of those whole freeware books into your mobi-pocket reader by clicking on import and browsing the download area to find the mobi-prc book files then click on open or import.

Fifth click on the book title you want to read, use the right side tabs to go forward and the left side tabs to go backward. Click the X in the upper right corner to exit, and click on mobipocket reader icon to open it and the book title, start reading from where you stopped at.

Bible freeware I use, downloaded installed online Bible www.onlinebible.net

Or if english is not your first language google www.onlinebible.org and download from there. I found KJV to be the best study Bible for doctrine and prophecy.

For online lessons Google www.amazingfacts.org then in the site search box type in storacle then click on "go' . Click the link "Storacle Lessons" download for free. There is a box labled "know your Bible better" click there and take studies online with some one at amazing facts to help you.

Psalms 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

fear God - explaining the concept - part 2

The true nature of Biblically Fearing God - described by Scripture and SOP

In verses 1-16 Isaiah shows the conditions of things from God's perspective. They talk about a lot of stuff but do not Biblically fear God, they do not build their house upon The ROCK, they build on sand.

In verses 17 - 24 God says He has had enough and is going to change that, and what He will do to change it.

Using Biblical context to show Isaiah's contribution to the understanding of Biblically fearing God

Isaiah 29:
1 ¶ Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
3 And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.
4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
5 Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
6 Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.
8 It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.
9 ¶ Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned , saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed :
12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned , saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned. NOTE: (They keep making excuses God promised to teach in psalms 32 but they did not want what He offered .)
13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth , and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me , and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: ( see Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7; Titus 1:14 )
14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
17 Is it not yet a very little while, and]Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book , and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.
22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.
23 But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name,
and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.
24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

The Biblical fear of God involves the lips, words, life, heart, applied understanding, being united with God in union of harmony of intent, sympathies, understandings, determinations, actions and must be taught using the precepts given by God and not men's theories. Cross reference the Messianic prophecies and teachings of Jesus with these underlined portions and look at them in the context as relating to the Biblical Fear of God.

" True independence of mind is not stubbornness. It leads the youth to form their opinions on the word of God, irrespective of what others may say or do. If in the company of the unbelieving, the atheist, or the infidel, it leads them to acknowledge and defend their belief in the sacred truths of the gospel against the cavilings and witticisms of their ungodly associates. If they are with those who think it is a virtue to parade the faults of professed Christians, and then scoff at religion, morality, and virtue, real independence of mind will lead them courteously yet boldly to show that ridicule is a poor substitute for sound argument. It will enable them to look beyond the caviler to the one who influences him, the adversary of God and man, and to resist him in the person of his agent. {FE 88.4}
Stand up for Jesus, young friends, and in your time of need Jesus will stand up for you. "By their fruits ye shall know them." Either God or Satan controls the mind; and the life shows so clearly that none need mistake to which power you yield allegiance. Every one has an influence either for good or for evil. Is your influence on the side of Christ or on that of Satan? Those who turn away from iniquity enlist the power of Omnipotence in their favor. The atmosphere that surrounds them is not of earth. By the silent power of a well-ordered life and a godly conversation, they may present Jesus to the world. They may reflect Heaven's light, and win souls to Christ. {FE 89.1}


Preparing for Immortality

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:4.

Our time here is short at best, and we want every move we shall make to tell in the strengthening and the advancement of the cause of God. . . . Let your cry be to God, Convert my inmost soul. Plead with God for the transforming power of His grace. Hold fast to your Saviour as did Jacob, until God shall not only reveal to you yourself, but shall reveal to you Himself, and you shall see in Jesus a strength and support, a brightness and power you have never sensed and realized. . . . If your faith perseveringly grasps the promises, you will prevail. This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. {TDG 334.1}
As long as you are true to yourself, no adverse power of earth or hell will be able to destroy your peace or interrupt your communion with God. If you fear God, you need not walk in uncertainty. If you please Him you will secure everything which your soul requires. The language of an eminent Christian was, "There is nothing in the universe I fear, but that I shall not know all my duty, or shall fail to do it." {TDG 334.2}
Let these words be your motto: Stand up for Jesus, though it may require any sacrifice, any self-denial. Stand up for Jesus, anywhere, anywhere, stand up for Jesus. Do all your work as though you could see through the veil and God's eye were directed full upon you, taking cognizance of every action. {TDG 334.3}
He hath purchased you with His own blood and, when you need His help, call upon Him and you will have it. It is then Jesus will stand up for you. Let your short, uncertain life be a continual preparation for the future immortal life. Temptation is allowed to come upon us to discover the character we possess and to improve our defects. There are continual solicitations to sin, which are disguised to deceive and allure the soul to ruin. Satan will transform himself into an angel of light and he is constantly plotting to rob God of His glory in the destruction of souls. . . . Hang your helpless soul on God. Follow the light given you of heaven.--Letter 42, Nov. 21, 1879, to Edson White. {TDG 334.4}

If we receive the eternal reward, many things for which self pleads will have to be yielded, and much will have to be endured for the sake of Christ and his gospel. Everything in social life must be held subordinate to the claims of religion. All who do this will be fruitful in God; and in time of extreme need, when there is help for them only in God, Jesus will stand up for those who have stood up for him. He will help them when they need help; and the light and strength which they receive from him, they will impart to others. Such men will have a molding influence in their families, in the church, and on the world. It is not always easy and convenient to do right. Satan's path is the broadest and the most deceptive. It is made to appear the most attractive, while it is hard, mystifying, and full of disappointment. The path of holiness is narrow, full of self-denial and continual sacrifice; and yet in this laborious, up-hill path is happiness, comfort, and hope. In the midst of conflicts, rebuffs, and trials, the most elevated consolation is enjoyed by those who walk in the path of obedience. {RH, April 15, 1880 par. 5}
We should deal with the erring as Christ has dealt with us. He pities our weaknesses, and so we should pity the erring. He made every sacrifice to save man; we should not hesitate at any self-denial or sacrifice to save our fellow-men. Our duty is plain. If our brother trespass against us, even though he has no immediate connection with us, it is our duty to go to him alone, not with censure and bitterness, but with sorrow expressed in our words. The voice should be modulated to reach his heart, and not to arouse a spirit of combativeness. We should come as close to the erring as possible, and with a spirit of forbearance, calmness, and love for their souls, patiently tell them their faults; and, with a softened heart, bow down and pray with and for them. In nine cases out of ten, these efforts will be successful. If the erring one yields to advice and counsel, and humiliates his soul before God by humble repentance and confession, that disagreeable matter is ended, a soul saved, and the church no longer grieved and tortured. {RH, April 15, 1880 par. 6}
But if the erring will not yield to the entreaties and faithful efforts of his brother, then his course is clear to take one or two more of the church and visit the one at fault. These should act with patience and tenderness; and in the spirit of Christ, having their own hearts imbued with his love, with words of kindness, try to correct and save the erring; making humble supplications to God to touch and subdue the heart of the one who has erred, and is under the power and darkness of Satan. But should all these efforts prove ineffectual, and the erring persistently remain independent and incorrigible, the third step should then be taken. Bring the matter before the church. The action taken by this body in the fear of God, after these rules have been followed to the letter, is recognized in Heaven. {RH, April 15, 1880 par. 7}
If members of the church were all doers of the word of Christ as well as hearers, freedom and prosperity would be the result. How much sorrow might be saved families and churches, if all, in sincerity and truth, practiced the lessons given us by Jesus, our Redeemer. Religion is not mere doctrine and dry theory. It regulates the life as well as the faith. The Bible, on one page, tells us what the doctrine of Christ is, while on another page, it specifies our duty toward God and our brethren. Piety and devotion are united. The injunction of the world's Redeemer is, "All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the law and the prophets." "Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee, leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift." {RH, April 15, 1880 par. 8}
One great reason why our brethren and sisters have no more confidence toward God in prayer, is, that nearly all neglect to follow the words of Jesus in preserving harmony between brethren. They allow various wrongs to exist with members of the church, which create bitter envy and strife; and while these differences exist, God neither hears nor answers their prayers, and darkness comes over the mind, because they have neglected the duty so plainly pointed out by our Redeemer. There is a great want of Bible simplicity and genuine love for one another. Love and exaltation of self prevent that humility of mind which should characterize the life of every member of the church. Unless those who come together in church capacity shall observe the rules of Christ which are given them in his word, and which are so simple and reasonable that all may understand, regulating their conduct toward one another by them, there can be no such thing as spiritual strength, harmony, or prosperity in the church; but disaster and ruin will be the result. {RH, April 15, 1880 par. 9}


God allows men a period of probation; but there is a point beyond which divine patience is exhausted and the judgments of God are sure to follow. The Lord bears long with men, and with cities, mercifully giving warnings to save them from divine wrath; but a time will come when pleadings for mercy will no longer be heard, and the rebellious element that continues to reject the light of truth, will be blotted out in mercy to themselves and to those who would otherwise be influenced by their example. {RH, October 18, 1906 par. 19}

Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

The One who has stood as our Intercessor; who hears all penitential prayers and confessions; who is represented with a rainbow, the symbol of grace and love, encircling His head, is soon to cease His work in the heavenly sanctuary. Grace and mercy will then descend from the throne, and justice will take their place. He for whom His people have looked will assume His right--the office of Supreme Judge.--RH Jan. 1, 1889. {LDE 240.3}
In all the Bible, God is presented not only as a Being of mercy and benevolence, but as a God of strict and impartial justice.--ST March 24, 1881. {LDE 240.4}

God's love is represented in our day as being of such a character as would forbid His destroying the sinner. Men reason from their own low standard of right and justice. "Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself" (Ps. 50:21). They measure God by themselves. They reason as to how they would act under the circumstances and decide God would do as they imagine they would do. . . . {LDE 240.5}
In no kingdom or government is it left to the lawbreakers to say what punishment is to be executed against those who have broken the law. All we have, all the bounties of His grace which we possess, we owe to God. The aggravating character of sin against such a God cannot be estimated any more than the heavens can be measured with a span. God is a moral governor as well as a Father. He is the Lawgiver. He makes and executes His laws. Law that has no penalty is of no force. {LDE 241.1}
The plea may be made that a loving Father would not see His children suffering the punishment of God by fire while He had the power to relieve them. But God would, for the good of His subjects and for their safety, punish the transgressor. God does not work on the plan of man. He can do infinite justice that man has no right to do before his fellow man. Noah would have displeased God to have drowned one of the scoffers and mockers that harassed him, but God drowned the vast world. Lot would have had no right to inflict punishment on his sons-in-law, but God would do it in strict justice. {LDE 241.2}
Who will say God will not do what He says He will do?--12MR 207-209; 10MR 265 (1876). {LDE 241.3}

Judgments Come When
God Removes His Protection

I was shown that the judgments of God would not come directly out from the Lord upon them, but in this way: They place themselves beyond His protection. He warns, corrects, reproves, and points out the only path of safety; then, if those who have been the objects of His special care will follow their own course, independent of the Spirit of God, after repeated warnings, if they choose their own way, then He does not commission His angels to prevent Satan's decided attacks upon them. {LDE 242.1}
It is Satan's power that is at work at sea and on land, bringing calamity and distress and sweeping off multitudes to make sure of his prey.--14MR 3 (1883). {LDE 242.2}
God will use His enemies as instruments to punish those who have followed their own pernicious ways whereby the truth of God has been misrepresented, misjudged, and dishonored.--PC 136 (1894). {LDE 242.3}
Already the Spirit of God, insulted, refused, abused, is being withdrawn from the earth. Just as fast as God's Spirit is taken away, Satan's cruel work will be done upon land and sea.--Ms 134, 1898. {LDE 242.4}
The wicked have passed the boundary of their probation; the Spirit of God, persistently resisted, has been at last withdrawn. Unsheltered by divine grace, they have no protection from the wicked one.--GC 614 (1911). {LDE 242.5}


God allows men a period of probation; but there is a point beyond which divine patience is exhausted and the judgments of God are sure to follow. The Lord bears long with men, and with cities, mercifully giving warnings to save them from divine wrath; but a time will come when pleadings for mercy will no longer be heard, and the rebellious element that continues to reject the light of truth, will be blotted out in mercy to themselves and to those who would otherwise be influenced by their example. {RH, October 18, 1906 par. 19}


Concerning the last days, our Saviour asks the significant question: "When the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?" The Scriptures declare that as it was in the days of Noah, before the judgments of God fell upon the corrupt inhabitants, so shall it be in the last days, just prior to the pouring out of God's unmingled wrath upon the earth. Men will be living a godless life, professing to be Christians, but by their acts contradicting their profession. They will be heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God. Is not this idolatry? and is not the guilt of God's professed people as much greater than was that of ancient Israel, as the light which we enjoy is greater than theirs? {ST, May 26, 1881 par. 21}
God would have his ministers in this dispensation keep before the people, not only the mercy and love of Christ, but the doctrines of the Bible. These should be presented in simple language, adapted to the comprehension of children. Let the young be faithfully instructed in the truths of God's word. The history of the past, the present, and the future, as revealed in the sacred Scriptures, should be taught in a pleasing, yet serious manner. Let the dealings of God with his people be rehearsed again and again, until the youth become familiar with the record. {ST, May 26, 1881 par. 22}
The lives and teachings of Christian parents should be in marked contrast with those of unbelievers. Worldlings teach their children to love display, and to bow to the idol of fashion. They sacrifice themselves and their children upon this altar of Moloch. But Christians who profess to be seeking the heavenly Canaan, should obey the instructions of the Bible. We urge modern Israel to lay aside their ornaments, their jewels of silver and gold and precious stones, to put off their costly-apparel, and to seek for the inward adorning, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. Let children be educated, not to become devotees of fashion, but to be servants of God. {ST, May 26, 1881 par. 23}
If it was important for Israel to teach their children of the wonderful works of God, his character and requirements, it is important that we put forth at least equal efforts to teach our children the same truths. {ST, May 26, 1881 par. 24}

To know HOW to Biblically fear God - imitate the One that Hebrews says Biblically Feared God so perfectly that His prayers were heard - even without an intercessor.

Hebrews 5:
6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

Read every sermon, discourse, saying, parable / prophecy, every red letter portion of Scripture ---cross reference key texts with SOP --- there is the HOW TO Biblically fear God. The repentant and innocent are not afraid of God, the unrepentant guilty will be dreading the nearness of God and a fearful looking for toward judgement. Scripture says to love God, and scripture says perfect love casts out the fear coming from from terror. The Hebrews backed away from Siani, but Moses walked upo into the cloud covered mountain as close as he could physically endure approching. God was his dearest friend and his only safe refuge. The vast energies released made Moses afraid of THEM and the burning mountain, but not being terrified of God His beloved Lord, Master, Friend.

fearing God explaining the concept

Jesus told something special to Isaiah.

Isaiah 27:5 Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.

Please research this from Scripture & Christ's testifying, please bring inspiration's explanations.
Some times fear attacks faith that is trying to reach out to God through His promises and resting in them, fear has to be challenged it's rule over the mind/heart - by putting faith on the rulership of the mind by choosing faith instead of fear. Being afraid instead of trusting, believing, and responding to the love God shows to you.

Some times it's some other emotion - getting in the way of grasping God's power and intervention in your life.

What was Jesus telling us through Isaiah ?
Isaiah 27:5 (note those with access to these books will know what the abbreviations mean.)
AH 207-8, 214; CH 539; ChS 172; COL 156, 388, 418; CS 87; CT 156, 488; DA 259; FE 465; GC 619; MB 144; MH 90, 248; ML 316; MM 42, 287; PK 326, 587, 719; PP 726; 3SG 133; 1SM 79, 329; SR 98; 2T 287; 3T 240; 5T 471; 8T 177; Te 195-6; TM 191
AH = Adventist Home, CH = Counsels on Health, ChS = Christian Service, COL = Christ's Object Lessons, CS = Counsels on Stewardship, CT = Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, DA = Desire of Ages, FE = Fundamentals of Christian Education, GC = Great Controversy, MB = Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, MH = Ministry of Healing, ML = My Life Today, MM = Medical Ministry, PK = Prophets and Kings , PP = Patriarchs and Prophets, 3SG = Spiritual Gifts Volume 3, 1SM = Selected Messages Volume 1, SR = Story of Redemption, 2T, 3T, 5T, 8T = Testimonies to the Church Volume 2, 3, 5, 8, Te = Temperance, TM = Testimonies to Ministers .
Letting the english word "fear" stop a person's researching Biblically fearing God, is like the anxieties of future difficulties stopping a faithful Sunday keeper from becoming a faithful Sabbath keeper once they study Sabbath from the Bible.
Importance of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, importance of the fruit of the tree of life - carry the same principles as Sabbath Keeping and Sunday keeping. God said adhere to one, and withdraw from the other, and gave boundries and safeguards and instruction. God revealed the issues involved - and people would choose to follow faith or desire. Biblically fearing God the Lord of the Sabbath or fearing the non divine lord of Sunday.

The results created the need for a Saviour and salvation and a planet with two Lords.

Who is Lord of Sabbath & the Judgement. Who is Lord of Sunday and empty traditions and vain worship ? Who calls to the honest hearted ? Who calls to the dishonest and doubleminded ?

What does Sabbath allow for inside a person ?

What does Sunday allow for inside a person ?

Can a person Biblically "fear God" and keep non Biblical traditions - before they have opportunity to know about what the Bible says to obey ?

Can a person Biblically "fear God" after they have unimproved opportunity to know about Sabbath, or do know Scripture's declarations about but keep Sunday ? Important self examination questions . Human desires verses faith in what the Bible does say - is at the heart of the concept of Biblically fearing God.

It is important to understand that fearing God means you walk with Him in harmony with what you know and learn. Knowing and learning is progressive.
Acts 18:24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.
25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace:
28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.
Apollos feared God with all he knew, he learned more from the Scriptures and continued to Biblically fear God now more perfectly by also following what he learned.
Matthew 19:
16 ¶ And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

Mark 10:
17 ¶ And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.
20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.
21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.
The rich young ruler had openly ceased to Biblically fear God. His hidden greed was exposed.

Biblically fearing God ='s Scripture's preperation to abide in, hid in, be preserved in Christ during the judgement. The same text commanding the Biblical fear of God in the same breath also commands worshiping the Creator with the same word picture as the Sabbath Commandment.

Without or WITH God's seal - what is the protected standing or unprotected standing spoken of in Ezekiel Chapter 9.?

If they are unprotected, has God made them up as His jewels as is promised to that group under His protection ? - spoken of in the statements of description and contrast in Malachi 3:13 - 4:5 (KJV)

Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

When opportunity comes does the Holy Ghost lead to obedience, or disobedience; and all that is involved ?

Micah 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
Biblically fearing God > what is the concept it's self ? Looking at Bible Biographies helps - Two different groups.
Group 1. Jonah and the sailors, Group 2. Bible examples of converted person's who loved God.
Fearing God is presented in two ways in the Holy Scriptures, because two classes of people seek to Fear God.

One class of people do not yet personally know God after the biblical knowing of Him, thus are moved by fears, self intrests, and many lesser motivations.

The Second class of people Biblically know God, God's love within them responds to and answers God's love traveling down from Heaven to them, and they accomplish doing what fearing God speaks of in the highest sense because God's work inside them motivates and guides it and fills such Biblical fearing with the holy fruits resulting from His presence within them and overshadowing them from above.

Psalms 76:11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

Bringing Tithes, offerings, gifts to God is done by both the first and second groups. Making vows often happens.

Jonah 1:16 Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, and made vows.

Open your Bibles and read in Jonah 1:1 - 16 the story of pagan sailors in that boat tossed so strongly in that storm.

They believed in territorial gods in those days and cultures that ruled within territorial boundries and they were not totally ignorant of the Creator whom the Hebrews worshiped, but superstitions blinded their minds to a large degree.

They were in horror during this storm that was designed to motivate them to release Jonah into the Creator God's care outside the ship among the terrors of the raging ocean waves. To them this was certain death for Jonah, and an act of murder upon their part.

Jonah convinced them this was the only way to save their own lives, as he was being punished by the Creator God of Heaven and Earth. In pagan mythology murder was a crime chased by the supernatural creatures called the fates, and their servant vengance - murderers were hunted down and punished with death no matter where or when.

This is a partially blinded pagan understanding of the Holy Scriptures teachings that if society would not punish murder, after allowing enough time for human society and civil authorities to act, sometimes in this life - if the crimes widespread enough to warrent it, the Creator God would Himself punish the crime of murder as well as other crimes.

This is what the pagan sailors were refering to in this verse of Jonan ch 1.

" 8 Then said they unto him, Tell us, we pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon us; What is thine occupation? and whence comest thou? what is thy country? and of what people art thou?
9 And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.
10 Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him, Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.
11 ¶ Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous.
12 And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.
13 Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them.
14 Wherefore they cried unto the LORD, and said, We beseech thee, O LORD, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man’s life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O LORD, hast done as it pleased thee.
15 So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging.
16 Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, and made vows. "

This happened also to the Apostle Paul. Pagan understanding coloring their ideas and responses and causing them to fear God blindly according to their superstitions . Notice the refering to vengance as if it was an invisible person.

Acts 27: 44 - Acts 28: 6
43 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land:
44 And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.
1 ¶ And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita.
2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.
3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
6 Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.

Biblically fearing God they did not understand because superstitions blinded their minds. But there was hope.

Deuteronomy 4:10 Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.

Psalms 34:11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Psalms 86:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

Deuteronomy 14:23 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.

Proverbs 1:
23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Even God's patience has it's limits, as He sees inside the hearts and minds of people He knows when to draw the line. Read Deuteronomy Chapters 27 - 29.

His words of curses the conditions of the receiving of which are created and brought on by human stubborness are no longer restrained, those words are just as powerful as His words of blessing and healing, but if blessing fail to awaken the heart and mind to Biblically fear Him, His curses are no longer restrained and then work out their lessons of reaping what was sown in painful lessons.

Lessons that may require permenant painful changes, and no gurentee of removal of the painful results in this life even if the lessons are learned. Sampson stayed blind, though in Bible he's in the faith chapter of Hebrews 11.

But there is hope, because Biblically fearing God can be both taught and learned and accomplished within the heart, mind, consience of any willing person.

To Biblically fear God intelligently according to the Holy Scripture's directions is a choice.

Are you willing to examine Biblically Fearing God's teaching to see if it is a thing to be desired ?

In the writings of Moses Biblically fearing God is beginning to be described .

Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

(walking in ALL His ways, love percived and received and lived outward, whole hearted service > requires examining these things and a process of learning.)

Matthew 22:
35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Mark 12:
28 ¶ And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

Luke 10:
25 ¶ And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Group 2.
The Good Samaritan Biblically feared God, because he practiced from a heart full of agape, agapous, philio, God's teachings, He followed God's stated ways in that situation. He had learned about God and His ways and heart, from Scripture and had listened to God speak to his conscience in this wounded man's time of need. The priest and Levite, also learned about God, but refused to obtain God's Love implanted within, and walk in God's teachings. They were educated religious liars, God did not live in them, they had no heart union with God. Biblically fearing God involves a heart union with God, including obtaining God's implanted Agape, Agapos, Philio.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

God ( Jesus Christ usually is the One being quoted ) refers to those who listen and respond to Him, as His sheep.
Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

Fearing God - the 466 KJV Texts and counting

When the Bible gives terms, like "fear God" I got curious, and asking pastors I got no satisfactory answer.

So I had already downloaded reasonably good Bible freeware from www.onlinebible.net , and decided to look it up for myself. I found this.

When the Bible says Fear God of some derivation of that - What does scripture Directly and indirectly explain ?

"Fear God" = 10 Texts
fear* the Lord = 190 Bible Texts
"fearing God" = 1 Bible Text
"feareth God" = 5 Bible Texts
"fear of God" = 8 Bible Texts
fear* God as a word search = 125 Bible Texts
"My Fear" = 4 Bible Texts
"Fear* Me" = 6 Bible Texts
"he fear* " = 10 Bible Texts
"they fear* " = 23 Bible Texts
" fear* not " = 71 Bible Texts
fear* merc* - a word search = 10 Bible Texts 9 that apply to fearing God

466 KJV Bible Texts ( currently with more added as they are found ) - not all will apply to some derivation of fearing God, but a lot will. There is more direct information - explanation that is being set forth for fellow believers to search for themselves with. Then the indirect information and explanations - after reading most of the 456 Bible texts and context and searching for myself; my educated evaluation is this. For the direct and indirect information and explanations - go to the passages the Bible writers in regards as to what to be and not be, do and not do, and for the "how to" information read all the sermons of Jesus, parables of Jesus, canonized Scriptural sayings of Jesus - and you have all the indirect information and explanations and how to's regarding all derivations of fearing God that the Holy Scriptures give. Then read the EGW books COL, MB, SC, MH, and research the Scripture references regarding all derivations of fearing God from the EGW folio views on the CD Rom Disk, and you have the sum total information, explanations, and how to's - from prophets.

Use the methods of obtaining refered to in 2nd Peter Ch. 1 ( obtaining what your studies show you fearing God is), such learning and becoming and doing will not be an instantanous process.

Isaiah 1:
16 ¶ Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

The inferred concept is a process of time and God working in a person who has progressivly unlocked the door of themselves to Him. John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:


After all Scripture gives me the idea that fearing God is important to God. Then it seems it ought be something I want to get a better understanding of for my own personal needs.

After I married XYZ yrs ago, I learned something fundamental to the relationship. What I perceive as a response of love and desire and look for, and what my spouse perceives as such and desires and looks for - is not always the same thing. We both need to understand and practice what each other views as love and desires to give and receive and looks forward to - then we will build unity and mutual happiness. The same with any humans and God. God says what He is looking for and what He is looking to see that motivates it.

Even after looking stuff up I realize "fearing God" will not mean exactly the same thing to different people. Mutually researching it, and talking about it between ourselves might be worthwhile. Is fearing God religion based on righteous actions creating merit - or the righteousness of Christ being claimed while the human is in known disobedience - or the righteousness of Christ impartially offered or impartially refused upon Scripture's terms of salvation ?
Fear God because the time your character will decide if He is allowed to seal you unto Himself ,or seal you unto Satan's camp forever - that time begins of investigating human decisions and all things internal and external - the beginning of that time of comparing the individual's page in God's books - and deciding to retain or remove from the Book of life on the basis of abiding in mercy or rejecting those terms of mercy , is what the Investigative Judgement is.

The ancient yearly Yom kippur - day of Atonement = one Bible teaching message on the time of Judgement before the Seven Last Plagues - when God decides who is saved or lost . It is called by some "The Investigative Judgement" because Scripture shows it is when God examines the characters and life record of each guest who is called to the wedding of Christ. In other words people who claim Christianity.

The door shut to the foolish virgins = a reference to the same thing.

2nd Peter Ch 1 - Peter's Ladder refering to being ministered into the everlasting kingdom of Jesus = refering to the same thing but showing the path of grace, the path of mercy, that if followed; puts a person into the position of the shelter of mercy. 2nd Peter Ch 1:1-12 is explaining the internal nature of fearing God and the progressive nature of fearing God.

Human works done because of the indwelling love given by God and the Bibical fear of God from the heart, with no thought of merit or reward, put a person in position to obtain mercy, or if those works be not done, or selfishly motivated, cause a person to be refused mercy, and obtain God's repayment and curse to Satan and his angels who followed him in treason.

Exodus 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. (direct quote from God, written by His Own finger in the ten Commandments )

Deuteronomy 5:10 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

Judges 5:23 Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.

1 John 3:17 But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

Whoever is saved is saved because of God's mercy and Christ's mediated interceeded merits. Only those who put themselves in position to Biblically obtain mercy will receive it. Biblically fearing God is the result of a heart, mind, character, life changing experience that is progressive in nature. It might start in someone outwardly at first because of the fear that has terror, but it must become motivated and maintained by progressive love (agape, agapous, philios) or it has no evidence of being started and continued by Heaven. Read 1st Corinthians chapter 13.

Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Hebrews 5: ( Jesus knows how to Biblically Fear God motivated by Agape, Agapous, Philio, perfectly )
7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;