1. A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the treat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
2. A specific instance of or propensity for such a feeling.
3. Concern or anxiety; solicitude.
4. Reverential awe, esp. toward God.
5. That which causes a feeling of being afraid; that of which a person is afraid.
In these End Times, those who believe in God seem to have two opposing views of our heavenly Father. Either She is a God of only love, or, She is a God with no compassion at all for Her creation. Both sets of people have not come to a full understanding of Father’s true nature.
Where those speak of Father as being a God without compassion because of ordering executions upon mankind, they have not come to fear or know Father. She is a God to be feared. She is not idle and She does not work without a plan to salvage Her creation from the clutches of rebellion.
In my service to Father these past years, I have come to a greater understanding of the One that I serve. However, do I serve Her out of fear of annihilation? No. I serve Her out of love, just as all of Father’s Holy Family does.
Job 28:28 He said to mankind, "Look! The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom, and to turn from evil is understanding."
Do I also fear Her? Yes, I do. Because I have also come to an understanding of Her true nature and have a reverential awe for Her. I fully understand and accept that as our Creator, She is to be honored and obeyed. And, I understand what the end result is for being willfully disobedient. Death.
Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His instructions have good insight. His praise endures forever.
Actor and comedian Bill Cosby has been quoted as saying, “My father established our relationship when I was seven years old. He looked at me and said, "You know, I brought you in this world, and I can take you out. And it don't make no difference to me, I'll make another one look just like you."
Now our heavenly Father has never said that, but She did bring us into this world and She can take us out of it. And, I know that it would make a difference to Her, as Her wish is for all Her children to live for eternity and that not a single life be lost. But it is also Her wish that we should all be obedient to Her and follow Her laws, just as She follows Her own laws.
In order to understand why a judgment must come, we simply must see the world with all its evils, problems, imbalances, worries and anxieties is SO VERY FAR OFF from Her original plan! We must see and understand that no matter how good a person we may think we are, we are all sinners and come to an acceptance and understanding as to why we must discard our old personalities to become in line with that which She expects of us – not to expect Her to accept us as we are. We must also see, accept and agree as to why it is necessary for all evil to be removed from Her creation so that it may be cleansed and Her true plan for Her creation may unfold and come into fruition. Her plan is to SALVAGE creation, and this is why Her son and our Savior Christ Jesus died for us.
Isaiah 33:6 There will be times of security for you— a storehouse of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. The fear of the LORD is Zion's treasure.
Colossians 2:20 "If you died with Christ to the elemental forces of this world, why do you live as if you still belonged to the world? Why do you submit to regulations:"
To be with Christ and Father, your old personality that reflects Satan's elemental body of action must also be killed off. In that, you must discard the old personality of living for Satan's way that presently exists, and look to Father's Way.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Those who do not fear Father are fools, because they despise both wisdom and instruction. They expect our glorious Creator to bend the rules She established and She will never do that, because She is a God of supreme integrity. And why should She? Are we so intelligent? If you look around you will see that we are not…as this world crumbles around us in a destruction that we at least partially are responsible for. We must look to Father’s Way, not Satan’s, and not our own, in order to take hold of the promise of eternal life.
Proverbs 9:10 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
I know that for me, in the beginning of my journey of understanding, the fear of the LORD could sometimes be debilitating. More than anything I wanted, and still want, to please Her and to be a child that She can delight in. I wanted and still want, with all my heart, to serve Her in full obedience to Her laws. But that was just in the very beginning of my journey, when my eyes were first being opened to Truth and to Father’s true nature. Over time, I was humbled, and while the fear remained, it was also coupled with understanding and then wisdom as She continued to share Her knowledge with me and I came to know Her more. Over time, the fear seemed to balance out as I gained a different and more complete view and understanding of the One who Created us. Our loving Mother and Father, Yahweh. While I fear Her, I also love Her and as I grow to understand Her more, I also grow to love Her more.
Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD is wisdom's instruction, and humility comes before honor.
Isaiah 11:2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him --
a Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
a Spirit of counsel and strength,
a Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
Fear of Father Yahweh is to know that She holds the power over eternal life or eternal death. We should all endeavor to understand Father's mind-set. Eternal life depends on our understanding of Father and what She expects from all of us.
Deuteronomy 5:29 "If only they had such a heart to fear Me and keep all My commands, so that they and their children will prosper forever."
FEAR is the Key to understanding Father. Without fear laws are broken and lives are lost. Harmony burns in a blazing fire.
Proverbs 14:27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning people from the snares of death.