Saturday, August 6, 2011

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,

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