Wednesday 26 October 2022

Believers' Prayer Meeting with The Saint | R 13 W 1 D 3.

Welcome to the Upper Room. So glad, as always, to have you.

We continue with our meditation in Daniel 6:3, discussing what it means to have "an excellent spirit." We look at the last of the attributes of excellence, as depicted in Christ, in Isaiah 11:2. It is "The Spirit of the Fear of the Lord." That is all but lost in today's Christianity.

We have grown supposedly accustomed to God that we have forgotten the truth of who He is, fearful God. Our salesmen preachers, in a bid to grow their congregation, at the expense of the kingdom, have sold us half-baked gospels. 

Not so was the Apostle Paul. He wrote the Corinthians, in his second epistle, "Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men." [2 Corinthians 5:11a] Notice, he did not say "knowing the love of God, we persuade men." Don't get me wrong. There is a place for the love of God, but that is not all God is.

Our celebrity preachers focus on just the love of God and hide away the fear of God. They build their message on just His love, entertainment, and plays. They are no different from Aaron. He made a god for the people. Yes! It was a god, but not God. It was a god after their lust, not the God of heaven and earth.

Aaron made for the people a god they could play before and fulfill their lust in the presence thereof. That ain't Jehovah. Jehovah is not just a God who is love. He is a fearful and terrible God. Yes, He is a good God, and His mercies endure forever, but that ain't the end of the story. 

He is a good God, not necessarily a nice God. Goodness, not niceness is His attribute. When you know Him, no one will tell you to RUN away from sin. Read Paul's testimony of Him. Again, Paul said, knowing the TERROR of the Lord, we persuade men. Do you know the terror of God?

In Hebrews 12 the writer tells us He is not just a God who pampers us. No, surely not. He is a God who disciplines and trains His own. He is a strict and disciplined Father. He is fearful to behold. No wonder the scriptures tell us that knowing Him is the beginning of wisdom. It is the beginning of excellence.

Let's pray.

The Saint.

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