The Fear of THE LORD: Part 2

The Fear of THE LORD is the beginning!

We are to have access to Our Heavenly Father directly because of what Jesus did.  We are to pray to FATHER, not Jesus, though we are to pray in His Name.  The closer we are to FATHER, the greater the Fear of The Lord.  My greatest desire is to be intimate with HIM and walk in The Fear of THE LORD.  Only then will I be able to properly judge all matters.

Jesus spoke in John chapter 5:

30 “Nothing I do is from My own initiative. As I hear the judgment passed by My Father, I execute those judgments. And my judgments will be perfect, because I seek only to fulfill the desires of My Father who sent Me.

We are to be FATHER’S instruments while on this earth.

The name Jehoshaphat means “Jehovah has judged”.  Neither your name nor my name is included in that meaning so let us not make any judgments apart from FATHER’S specific directions.  Only by walking in the Fear of THE LORD can we properly execute judgment.

It is written by THE SPIRIT in 2nd Chronicles chapter 19:

4  So Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem; and he went out again among the people from Beersheba to the mountains of Ephraim, and brought them back to the LORD God of their fathers.

5 Then he set judges in the land throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city,

6 and said to the judges, “Take heed to what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the LORD, Who is with you in the judgment.

The judges were sternly directed to judge no one apart from The Fear of THE LORD.  It must be no different for you and me!

7 Now therefore, let the Fear of the LORD be upon you; take care and do it, for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, no partiality, nor taking of bribes.

When walking in this manner, man cannot sway us toward bias concerning a matter.

8 Moreover in Jerusalem, for the judgment of the LORD and for controversies, Jehoshaphat appointed some of the Levites and priests, and some of the chief fathers of Israel, when they returned to Jerusalem.

9 And he commanded them, saying, “Thus you shall act in the Fear of the LORD, faithfully and with a loyal heart:

10 Whatever case comes to you from your brethren who dwell in their cities, whether of bloodshed or offenses against law or commandment, against statutes or ordinances, you shall warn them, lest they trespass against the LORD and wrath come upon you and your brethren. Do this, and you will not be guilty.

11 And take notice: Amariah the chief priest is over you in all matters of the LORD; and Zebadiah the son of Ishmael, the ruler of the house of Judah, for all the king’s matters; also the Levites will be officials before you. Behave courageously, and the LORD will be with the good.”

There will be times when we must walk courageously in The Fear of THE LORD.  If GOD be for us, who can be against us?

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