34. THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS CLEAN
“The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever.” (Psalms 19:9)
“Almighty Lord Jehovah God in Heaven, I praise Thy High and Holy Name that the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever. Please help me to always fear Thee to the exact extent that Thou hast ordained that I fear Thee during my life on earth in this most sinful, godless, unclean world. Thus wise, I also will endure forever in the glorious bliss of The Lord Jesus Christ’s Eternal Life and Salvation. Amen.”
“Holy and reverend is his name. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth forever.” (Psalms 111:9~10)
The above Scripture was my text for Story Number 9 (if you want to glance back and refresh your memory of that tragic “fatal” story of that godless young Japanese warrior who mistakenly thought he could bravely face death). Everyone fears something. Most all people fear many (ever so many) things. Your Creator God ordained that you fear Him (Almighty God), and essentially, that you fear Him Alone.
“Serve the Lord with fear and trembling.” (Psalms 2:11)
“God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.” (Psalms 89:7)
“Lord Jesus Christ, please teach me and thoroughly convince me that Thou art a God to be feared. Guide me and enable me to fear Thee as I should. I pray this for all other human souls presently on this earth. Amen.”
My Scripture text for this story is a most important Truth for you to always keep in mind. “The fear of the Lord is clean.” Also, please meditate upon the 3 additional Scriptures regarding fear that I have already written above, because fear is THE prime motivator, THE first and foremost motivator of the human soul. Have you ever thought upon that important Truth? You might carelessly think that is not true. But THINK…Nothing makes you jump quicker or higher, than fear does! Am I not right?!
“Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” (1st Corinthians 2:13) Also, it is necessary for us to always rightly divide God’s Word of Truth. “…rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2nd Timothy 2:15)
So now, let us compare spiritual things with spiritual, while “rightly dividing the word of truth”.
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2nd Timothy 1:7) The clean fear of the Lord (enduring forever), has God’s Almighty Power upon it to save and deliver us from all other fears (which are basically unclean). Our Lord graciously ordained that it be so. That is wonderful! It should make you aspire to fear God.
“Lord Jesus Christ, with my whole heart, I praise Thee for Thy Salvation that is contained in the Fear of the Lord. Salvation from a numerous hosts of fears, worries, anxieties, uneasiness and such; any of which robs us of peace of mind if such troubles fill our mind. Please thoroughly convince me of that Spiritual reality, and make my heart ever so desirous to fear Thee, exactly in accordance to the much teaching in Thy Holy Bible regarding “The fear of the Lord”. I also pray this most important prayer for all other souls now on earth. Amen.”
Young person, listen to this direly important warning I now have for you concerning the well-being of your own soul. Our fallen, depraved nature craves to feed on fear. If that statement stuns you, just think on how popular horror tales, horror stories, horror comics, and horror moving pictures are. I will keep this direly important warning short by warning you in The Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that feeding on such fear and horror ever so gravely damages your soul. Flee from it!
“Abba Father in Heaven, please give me faith to fully believe all of God’s Pure Truth that is written in that previous paragraph. First and foremost, please save me from purposefully feeding on fear to entertain my soul with that destructive cesspool of filth that will produce an unclean spirit of fear in the soul of the person who feeds on it. Secondly, guide me to warn other people around me (especially young ones) of that danger. I also pray this prayer for all other souls on earth. Amen.”
Christ Rejecters daily fight many fears. In vain, they try to convince themselves that they do not fear death. But try as they may, they cannot overcome the fear of death, nor many fears of adversities and dangers that beset us during this life on earth.
“There is no fear of God before their eyes.” (Romans 3:18) This ever so destructive condition (of no fear of God before their eyes) steadily worsens as time passes, and thus will be at its peak at the soon-coming end of the world.
So, just what will be the deadly result of that adamant rebellion against Almighty God? “Men’s hearts failing them for fear.” (Luke 21:26) On 11 September 2001, the enemy destroyed the Twin Towers in New York City and badly damaged our military’s Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The scenes of the airplane flying into the 2nd Tower, and of each Tower collapsing was captured on video, and then repeatedly broadcast on TV for days. About the 3rd day after the attack, a man (in his 60s or there about) died of a heart attack as he sat safely in his own house with his eyes glued to his TV, as the horror of that destruction was replayed time and again. “Men’s hearts failing them for fear.”
‘My Precious Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, I (Missionary Richard) highly praise Thy Name that Thou has clearly led me not to have a TV or a moving picture machine in my house. Instead of watching live scenes of the wars and destruction that children of the devil are increasingly bringing upon this end time generation, I spend my time praying unto Thee → Let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end. Deliver us from evil. Help us Christian believers to firmly stand for Thee amidst any and all adversities. Praise Thy Name, for making us More Than Conquerors Thru Thee, Jesus Christ. Amen!’