“Fear the Lord, and serve him with integrity and faithfulness. Get rid of the gods your ancestors served on the other side of the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve only the Lord.
With each new year comes new hopes, desires and expectations, new resolutions, new plans for a better life you know what I’m talking about….right?!
So as I was seeking God this morning for His will for my life going forward and for His wisdom, these words began to form in my spirit….”fear the Lord and be faithful”.
There have been predictions that 2012 would be the end of the world, but if we are faithful to read the Holy Word of God, then we know that “no one knows the day or the hour” according to Matthew 24:36 – But of that [exact] day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (READ ALL OF MATTHEW 24 TODAY)
God wants us the be faithful to not only read and hear His Word, but also to trust His Word and live according to His Word which in turn will restore Fear of God and Faithfulness!
My dear brothers and sisters, even God’s chosen people Israel and the church, have lost Fear of the Lord. We’ve allowed the way of the world to become our chief influence and so faithfulness to God has taken a back seat in our lives…..this should not be!
So this word today is an exhortation to return to Fear of the Lord and Faithfulness. Instead of making resolutions for the new year, that will benefit our souls and bodies (such as dieting, making more money, being more sexy, etc.), resolve to seek God with all humility and faithfulness, resolve to know God in His fullness not just the god is Love and the bless me god; seek to know Him as the Righteous Judge, the God of Wrath and the Father who chastens His children. See God as Isaiah saw him and said: I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Isaiah became “UNDONE” when he saw God for who He is…”The Great I AM”, the Alpha and Omega, Sovereign and Holy, Almighty God, etc.! And we need to become undone as well.
Fear of the Lord and faithfulness, will set us on the course that God has planned for each of us.
Our Father who art in Heaven, Holy is your Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and let us not be tempted, but deliver us from every evil in this dark world. For thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory for ever! Father we look forward to all you have in store for us this year and for eternity. By your Holy Spirit, strengthen our resolve to seek you more and know your more so that we might be restored to a people who Fear you God and are Faithful. We ask this and every thing in the Holy Name of Yahshua HaMashiach/Jesus Christ….Amen!
HAVE A BLESSED NEW YEAR!