Psalm 36:1 the transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
Matthew 10:28 and fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Luke 12:5 I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: fear him which after he has killed has power to cast into hell; yea I say unto you, Fear Him.
We the people of God lacks life where it matter the most, in our inner being where only the Holy Ghost can make it come alive. We lack vitality or brilliance. We are dispassionate where we are numb to winning souls for Christ. We are allowing our emotions to come front and center. We are ancient or out of date with Godís Spirit. Our life and the lives of the people of God are going the way of the world. We are no longer productive or useful to God because we have programmed the Spirit of God out and allowed our own ways and means to come alive through our absolute belief in ourselves. The assessment we attribute to ourselves is far beyond God; it is fleshly. We have exhausted God with our beliefs of a lie rather than submit to Godís Word, Will, Truth and His Way because we are so fleshly surrounded.
We are dead while we live; but not to sin. We are dead beat Saints at the center or attention rather than those that lift up Christ. Jesus said in Matthew 10:39 he that finds his life shall lose it; and he that lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? How can ye believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only? We have to bring our souls alive through obedience. We must speak to our souls; Soul thou has much good laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry; but we seek after the wrong things. After we have done all what will God say in the end of our life? Luke 16:25 but Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime received thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and thou are tormented. Those we think will make it will not and those we think not will.
Saints our life as we know it will be terminated and if we have not insured our Spiritual benefits paying the price for a soul at any cost we will not receive the benefit of Heaven for eternity. God will sign our death certificate. When we are still alive we must have an undying enduring love for souls. Jesus sent us to the lost but what are we catering to and for what purpose. If we want to measure our work look around us and see how many souls have been drawn out of the death trap of life. People are caught up in a period of time where God is dead in them and the death ratio of the souls of men has increased tremendously while we sat back and allow ourselves to be lifted up in pride. Each one of us has a nation in us to reach for Christ. A whole nation of souls is dying at a high ratio daily because we want clean up the filth in our Spirit man where it matters most. Saints we need to redo our work salvation daily that we donít die the death of a sinner.
Doomsí Day is a time of final judgment. We are on a road of doom, we donít fear God. Man doesnít obey God, Women donít obey God or Man and the children are on a course headed for destruction because they have no peace or order in their lives. They are still trying to figure out who it is that they are to listen to. Mothers low rates the fathers to the children, in front of the children, and to anyone that will listen to their despair. We can come today and ask God in faith, nothing wavering to come into our lives. We donít have to call good evil and evil good anymore. The fear of the Lord is clean enduring forever. II Chronicles 20:31-33 Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah at thirty five years old. He reigned in Jerusalem for twenty five years. He walked in the way of Asa his Father and departed not from it, doing that which was right in the sight of the Lord. Howbeit the high places were not taken away; for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers.
The tree goes the way of the wind. The way of the wind, what is that? Church is not learned behavior. Learned behavior, what is that? The trees flow with the wind from whatever direction it comes or goes. We as Christians must learn to flow with the Holy Ghost and God in whatever realm He comes in. A realm is a kingdom, jurisdiction in which God is in control. God wants us to rest in Him and know that He is the God that reigns.
We must learn to bless the Lord in whatever state we are in. We learn to go with the flow of Godís Word that will encourage us in the situations we encounter as we travel this road of Holiness. In the midst of all battles God wants us to be at peace. No matter what the enemy throws at us we have the strength of God to endure. This strength and peace comes through obedience and walking in the ways of God. We must do right in the sight of God and if we try to do things any other way; it wonít work out for us. Where are we going if we walk away from God? We then will become lost in the ruins of the world. The world doesnít like us when we have been with God and left him to come back to the world. The reason the world donít want us is because believe it or not it is also subject to God.
There is nothing wrong with the world, but itís the people in the world that stigmatize it. Jehoshaphat reigned over Judah at thirty five years old. He reigned in Jerusalem for twenty five years. He walked in the way of Asa his Father and departed not from it, doing that which was right in the sight of the Lord for he had the fear of God. Howbeit the high places were not taken away; for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers. There is no fear in God. God is the Father of all fathers; he doesnít fall short or lack in anything. The earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof. It all belongs to God and all things are in obedience to God. Man is probably the only entity in the earth that willfully obeys the Creator.
What are we birthing forth in the earth today? Fathers willfully disobey God and the children fail to obey the fathers and even the wives follow the wrong way of the fathers. We are messed up and all of the generations to follow will come wiser than ever before. The babies are coming with a mind of their own. The mothers rarely have the father around to help raise the children. Asa raised Jehoshaphat to love, honor, and obey God as their heavenly Father. He was taught to fear and respect Godís authority even when he would come in a role of leadership over Godís people.
Daniel another man filled with wisdom and a great undying love for God had understanding in all matters. Daniel had been taught the ways of God, lived the way of God and feared him with great reverential awe. The great themes of prophecy in Daniel are matters of vital concern to the Church today, the apostasy of Godís people; the revelation of the man of sin; the tribulation, the second coming, the millennium, and the Day of Judgment. We find that Daniel interpreted the history that not only has been fulfilled .in great part but will be entirely fulfilled. It is this assurance that makes Daniel vital and significant in our own time. We being Godís faithful followers are encouraged by the acts of Daniel concerning his faith in God that God will never leave us or forsake us as we go through trials and temptations of the enemy of our soul. Daniel experienced things in his youth that happened to him and his three friends as they refused to be seduced by the pagan world in which they lived. Where they lived was in a city of captivity at the time. The Jews were in captivity in Babylon. There was danger that threatened them because of their faithfulness to God.
Daniel had to be delivered out of the lionís den and Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego had to take with them their faith and trust in the living God through the fiery furnace that was meant to burn them up. The heat was turned up on them the more because they would not bow to the Kingís demand that they worship and bow to him. They did not take down their stand, but remained faithful. There fear of God was more than the fear of burning up in the fire. What would we have done? Godís power and love was demonstrated before all to see. God needs real people that will stand up for Him no matter what the circumstance. Godís power rules even over the king and all others in authority. These acts of God brought Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to recognize that Godís providence rules which axed his proud and secure despotism as it was brought low. The dreadful sin of arrogance toward God brings certain death and defeat.
Daniel 1:20 and in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm. We have to be careful there are many false prophets and teachers in the world in which we live today. They cannot stand up for nothing, any way the wind blows is cool with them as long as they get what they wants. God is getting ready to turn the heat up on these great Fathers of the Faith. They had been taught by their Fathers to be faithful to God even if death presents itself. They had been taught that no matter what hold on to God; fear Him.
Being fatherless in the earth does not excuse us from coming to know God. We have a responsibility to seek out God and fear Him even if our earthly fathers donít teach us concerning God. We are without excuse. We canít be like the weather, here today with Christ and tomorrow we are out. The winds are designated by the direction from which they come, and only the four main points of the compass are used, east, south, north, and west. The north wind brings the cool air from the mountains and cools the hot plains, and valleys. The west wind brings the moisture and is the prevailing wind during the rainy season. The south winds bring heat and extend the summer season. The east winds often bring sand from the desert, and are very dry. Their heat and lack of moisture soon wither the vegetation. The winds fear to not do as God commands.
Many fathers are like the winds, whichever way it comes of goes doesnít phrase them at all, even when it comes to their children but they have no fear of God. What do most teach their children? Nothing! They barely are around enough to even know what name to call them. God has given man a charge to be a father and a husband. Where are the fathers, Where are the husbands? Time is winding up and the winds are coming together. Something is going on in the atmosphere. The earth is prevailing against its inhabitants. Itís time for a change. There are too many fatherless homes. There are too many part time fathers. There are too many that just donít fear God!