Troubled Times (COVID-19 pandemic series)
Through faith in Christ, we are given a spirit of power, love, and discipline, and for that reason, we have nothing to fear. We can hold on to his promises and be confident that he’ll see us through even the darkest days.
Fear The Lord?
Psalm 112: 1, 7-8
Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments... He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.
The blessed man is he that gives reverence to the Lord. We misread the word “feareth” without examining its true meaning, which is to bring reverence- deep respect for God. Don’t confuse reverence for fear- an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that God is dangerous, likely to cause pain or a threat. God does not threaten us. He delivers judgment with His sovereignty. A blessed person is conditioned by the Holy Spirit, established in God’s ways; they do not tremble or are afraid of his enemies. Will you be blessed?
Teacher, John 14:26; 1 Corinthians 2:13. The Spirit teaches His disciples “all things” and bring to their remembrance the things He said while He was with them. The writers of the New Testament were moved by the Spirit to remember and understand the instructions Jesus gave for the building and organizing of the Church, the doctrines regarding Himself, the directives for holy living, and the revelation of things to come and for this we offer thanksgiving. We praise you, Heavenly Father, for direction in the habit of blessing. We declare and decree the blessing (the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) upon those who are secured with blessings, so that; the fear of the Lord will transform and renew. Now, for the Kingdom and Glory of God, we petition, with anointing, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.