KEY SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 22:4. By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.
Fear as a natural human trait has some very negative effects. The scriptures say fear has torment. 1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love”. On the flip side the fear of the Lord has immense blessings to anyone who decides to do so. It is a great liberation to the total being. In this study we are considering a number of scriptures and the words of assurance that it says about the fear of God. The following are some of the blessings of the fear of God.
1. Proverbs 10:27. “The fear of the LORD prolongs days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. Long life according to the word of God is a great blessing. One of the greatest pursuit of all humans is to have long life. Dear child of God, the Lord assures us that you will live long when you fear him
2. Prov 14:26&27. In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death”. In proverbs 14:26 the word says the fear of the Lord is strong confidence. The root meaning of this word, confidence is a refuge or security. It can also mean safety. You are well secured to live in fear of the Lord. Abstaining from evil and forsaking arrogance is a security for your whole being. The proceeding verse says it is a fountain of life.it is the source of life. Dear child of God, determine to forsake all ungodliness for it does not profit in anyway. My heart goes for the young man who is prepared to sacrifice human life for money. If you do so, you have sown a tree of death into your life.
3. Proverbs 15:16. “Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith: Beloved. The lord says it is better to have little and to fear the Lord than to be greedy, a liar, and covetous of all that others have. I am told of a supposed ‘man of God’ who had gone for contrary power to raise a very large congregation, but on every night a strange being lands on the roof of his building. This beast or whatever it is, enters the room and sodomises him. This man wears a diaper because of the discharges from his anus. (This confession was made by the man before another congregation because he wanted help.) Oh, what a misery. Dear readers, the word of God is the only wisest way, don’t go any other way.
Demons and the devil are defeated and fearful creatures who dread the presence of holy men and woman. The man who refuses to surrender to the rule of GOD becomes a helpless victim of these merciless task masters. Why become a victim when you can be a victor over them, and torment them anywhere you encounter them? Fearing God is the key.
I have chosen the path of the fear of God. My life is full of divine life. I have the authority of God as my defense. Devils are subjected to me because I surrender to God’s rule.
James 4:7. “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”.
Proverbs 19:23. The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.