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What is the fear of God all about?

What is the fear of God all about?

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Fear of the Master

Proverbs 1:7 declares, “The fear of the Master is the beginning of knowledge.” Until we understand who God is and develop a reverential fear of Him, we cannot have true wisdom.

True wisdom comes only from understanding who God is and that He is holy, just, and righteous.

The fear of God is the basis for my walking in His ways, serving Him, and, yes, loving Him.

What is courage? How do we overcome fear?

The five thousand had just been feed. It was a stunning day. God had been shown, through His son Jesus, to be an amazing God. As soon as the meal was finished, Jesus insisted that the disciples get in a boat and go on ahead to the other side while he dismissed the people.

With the crowd dispersed, Jesus climbed the mountain so he could be by himself and pray. He stayed there alone, late into the night.

8 Lies Satan Tries to Tell You

Satan is a liar! Here is some insight from Dr. David Jeremiah. He is one of America’s most trusted Bible teachers. For more than 36 years he has helped millions deepen their understanding of the Bible through 8,761 daily Turning Point Radio releases and a weekly Turning Point Television program that reaches millions of people weekly.

Fatigue. Anxiety. Stress. Temptation. Fear. Despair. Lies. Revenge. Sound familiar? These eight lies are the devil’s favorite schemes for distorting our view of reality. He wants us to believe that it’s okay to stay in a place of suffering forever, okay to believe there isn’t anything that can be done, okay to live in defeat. Perhaps no other temptation is as easy to embrace as a simple lie, yet accepting even one of the enemy’s most innocuous deceits initiates a slippery slope downward from the reality of God’s Truth to the pit of despair. (The truth is, Christ has made us Overcomers! Discover how to overcome Satan’s lies with the spiritual armor God gives us in Ephesians 6). 

The Father of Lies – The enemy wants you to believe his lies. But keep in mind who the enemy truly is. In just three simple verses, Scripture gives us an accurate picture of his character, of his tactics, and of his goal. His history tells us he is a murderer and has only one desire. In John 8:44 Jesus tells his followers, “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning.”

His strategy tells us how he intends to deceive us. Jesus paints a picture of this plan as he continues in John 8:44: “[The devil] does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

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8 Lies Satan Tries to Tell You



Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack.

Throughout the year, we welcome individuals, couples, and families from around the world who are seeking to strengthen their relationships – with God, within their own families, and with their fellow believers. Every session, individuals, couples, and families from around the world are transformed, healed, and renewed. Barriers to forgiveness, personal growth, and hope are overcome in a supportive and intimate environment. Join us in this safe and holy place where painful and complex situations can be worked through – a place of hope and healing.

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  • The Plan of God for Family
  • Duty vs Intimacy
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Do we have the right kind of fear? Have we forgotten how to fear?

Do you fear the Lord? Ruth Clemence has some great insight. Ruth is a wife, mom, writer and Premier Digital award-winning blogger based in South West England. Read more at: ruthclemence.com

What are you afraid of? Chances are you do not forget what scares you. When I see a large spider, my body knows how to react; I don’t need to give it any formal instruction. My heart rate increases, a shriek ensues, followed by a cry for assistance and sometimes I have to work up the courage to face it alone. This kind of fear is dread.

There is another type of fear mentioned throughout the Bible – the fear of the Lord. It is not usually given much airtime in churches, nor much thought in the day-to-day lives of Christians. However, Deuteronomy 13:4 is clear that we should fear the Lord: “You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him.” This type of fear is reverence and awe as we seek to obey, follow and worship the Lord for who He is. As we look to Jesus, we can learn what it means to walk in the fear of the Lord in a world where dread seems to dominate.

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The Forgotten Fear that Christians Need to Face – Topical Studies



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Can we overcome fear?

Overcome Fear

Overcome Fear

Many days, there is a whole lot of worrying going on. There are many difficulties. Jesus told us there would be. 

Fear can cripple. How many times does God come to us and say, “Fear not”? That is one of His great themes.

Jesus knows that this world is going to present challenges to us. We will experience difficulties.

God’s goal for us is the we trust in Him. He is in control. He didn’t bring us this far to leave us now.

Here is the good news. Jesus has overcome everything. He is seated at the right hand of the Father. All is well. It is finished.

Jesus answered them, “Do you finally believe? In fact, you’re about to make a run for it—saving your own skins and abandoning me. But I’m not abandoned. The Father is with me. I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.”  John 16:33 The Message (MSG)

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Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | — Sept 2 – Nov 9, 2019 | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. ow.ly/Nhag30oRYRK

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program — Oct 20 – Nov 2 | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. http://ow.ly/l5SU30oS5pQ

3 Powerful Biblical Weapons to Banish Your Worry and Fear

This article is based on material from Dr. Jeremiah’s book Slaying the Giants in Your Life.

When advice columnist Ann Landers was asked if there was a common denominator among the thousands of letters she received, she replied that their great overriding theme was fear—fear of nearly everything imaginable until the problem grew, for countless readers, into a fear of life itself.

Yet Proverbs 3:25-26 commands, “Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; for the Lord will be your confidence.”  It seems two of the most terrible criminals live within our own hearts—the diabolical duo of worry and fear.

Worry and fear stalk us whenever we board an airplane, open a bill, visit a doctor, walk down a darkened sidewalk, or glance at the clock when our child is late for curfew. Christians aren’t exempt from worry and fear.

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3 Powerful Biblical Weapons to Banish Your Worry and Fear



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Check out our upcoming ministry programs for young adults and families. Please click here.

Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus.  The goal is fluency in the language of relationships.  Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture.  The foundation is an encounter with Jesus.  This encounter is the means for both insight and vision.  Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships.

Heroes Semester is a 10-week residential, “family style” living experience like no other! | — Sept 2 – Nov 9, 2019 | Participants ages 18-26 come with one purpose – to go deeper with the Lord. ow.ly/Nhag30oRYRK

Strengthening & Restoring Family Relationships — Train to Reign Program — Oct 20 – Nov 2 | Family is the most vital relationship and the one under the most pressure and attack. Come strengthen your family in a strong relationship with God. http://ow.ly/l5SU30oS5pQ

God is strong and never grows tired. God is better than the Energizer Bunny.

Good NewsThere is always good news with God. He is always happy to have us back when we miss His goal (aka sin) for us.

God is strong and never grows tired. God is better than the Energizer Bunny. God is energy so God is always energetic. That is just how He rolls.

God’s love brings us peace and calms us. God’s love drives out all fear in our life. Jesus teaches us to be worry free. Why worry? No need. God’s got our back. It is all a part of His plan, even the suffering and pain.

He is tickled pink to delight us. He is in a good mood and not upset with us. Like a loving Father, God disciplines us so we can’t just skate by doing everything we want. Our goal, God’s goal for us, is holiness and sanctification.

Yes, there is always good news with God.

Jerusalem will be told:  Don’t be afraid. Dear Zion, don’t despair. Your God is present among you, a strong warrior there to save you. Happy to have you back, he’ll calm you with his love and delight you with his songs.” | Zephaniah 3:16-17

May I be open to the good news and see that God is with me, powerful and delighted with me.

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Jesus brings calm into our lives. Jesus brings peace. Jesus drives out the darkness.

God is lightI remember as a child not wanting to sleep in the dark. There were monsters in the closet and under the bed. The light helped. It always does.

There is something about the light. Jesus is the light. He drives out the darkness and all fear.

Jesus brings calm into our lives. Jesus brings peace. Jesus drives out the darkness.

God’s goal for us is for us to live in the light. He is God and He is light. When we live in the light of His truth, there is no fear. The perfect love of Jesus drives out all the fear. Love has a way of doing that.

The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? Psalm 27:1


May I live in the light with Jesus.