Topic: THE POWER OF THE FEAR OF GOD
Text: Isaiah 11:1-2
Minister: Pastor Edwin Etomi
DECLARATION: My Father, my Father, my Father, increase your fear in my life, in the name of Jesus
“And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;” Isaiah 11:1-2
One of the things that moves God most anywhere in the world is the one that fears God
There is a negative fear; that is the fear of demons. 1 Timothy 1:7. And that is not the kind of fear we are talking about today.
===> The spirit of the fear of God shall come upon us today in the name of Jesus
One of the precious Bible message is “Fear Not!”
No matter the height, no matter how long that you have been in the ministry, if you do not have the fear of God, God does not respect such person.
Cornelius, a centurion was a man who feared God. Acts 10:1-2
One quality that moves God is the fear of God.
PRAY: O God my Father, increase your fear in my life, in the name of Jesus
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man”
The world is full of fearless Christians; Christian who the fear of God is no longer in their heart.
One thing is SURE, if the Fear of God is not there, one cannot make rapture.
No matter how much your activity is in the house of God, if the fear of God is not there, you are nothing
Before you can be admitted in the College of Wisdom, the first thing is the Fear of God. Prov. 1:7
THINGS THE BIBLE SAYS WE SHOULD NOT FEAR
1. Don’t fear idols
• Despite our English, despite our certificates, if you do not have the fear of God, you are useless.
2. Don’t fear man.
God said we should not fear man, but that does not mean you should dishonour and disrespect them. God only said we shouldn’t fear man because the Bible says, if the Lord is for us, who can be against us?
At the end of the day, one thing that God will weigh in us is the spirit of the fear of God.
PRAY: Anything in my life, that is resisting the fear of the Lord, come out and die in the name of Jesus
If the fear of God is not inside; other things, another stranger, the negative things will enter.
When you have the fear of God in your life, all other things will be provided like Cornelius. The fear of God made the Church of God to enter his house instead of him going to the church of God for salvation.
If you are running through deliverance without the fear of God, it is frustration. That is why, our father in the Lord told us that the first message to preach on the deliverance ground is salvation
2 Corinthians 7:1
“Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”
The fear of God is a command!
STATEMENTS ABOUT THE FEAR OF GOD
• Any Christian waiting for the anointing of God without the fear of God is a dangerous person, run away from the person.
1. The fear of God is the beginning of Wisdom. Prov. 1:7
2. The fear of God is clean.
3. The fear of God is to depart from evil. Prov. 8:13
4. The fear of God is the fountain of life. Prov. 14:27
5. The fear of the Lord endures forever.
6. The fear of God is Godly
7. The fear of God is necessary for service
8. The fear of God is necessary for worship. Psalms 5:7
9. The fear of God is necessary to keep us from sin. Exo. 20:20
SOME OF THE BENEFITS IN FEARING GOD
• The fear of God does not mean, we should not smile or we should not dress well but in whatever you are doing, let the fear of God be the uppermost in your heart
1. It brings pleasure to the Lord. Psalms 147:17
• Everything we do in the house of God without the fear of God is useless
2. It brings the blessings of God to you. Psalms 112:1, Psalms 34:8
3. It brings the mercies of God upon your life.
4. It brings answers to your prayers. Psalms 145:19.
5. It engineers genuine encounter like Cornelius.
6. God will be proud of us. Job 1:8
7. The fear of God separates us from evil and from plaque.
8. It brings eternal life.
9. It brings long life. Prov. 10:27
10. It brings confidence in the Lord.
===> Today, the spirit of the fear of the Lord will take total charge of the kind of things we say or do, in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost. Amen.
– Come O Lord and fill me now…
– I surrender all to Jesus.