RESTORATION OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD (YIRAT ADONAI!).

INTRODUCTION

The word of the LORD came to me, saying “People seem to have forgotten that I (GOD) see everything (Proverbs 15:3)”. The scriptures also make us understand that we (i.e. GOD’S children) are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses (Hebrews 12:1), this includes the saints-of-old (i.e. the spirits of just men made perfect Hebrews 12:23), the innumerable company of angels, the LORD JESUS and the FATHER, and they are all watching us (Hebrews 12:1, 22-29). Knowing that the LORD is watching us, it would be in our best interest to be accountable to HIM.

GOD’S EMPHASIS ON ‘AWARENESS’

So one of the major things that GOD wants to do in this season is that there would be a restoration of the knowledge (i.e. consistent awareness and acknowledgment) of the fear (i.e. reverence) of HIM. The LORD intends to do this because he wants HIS people to have the awareness and consciousness that HE is seeing and watching them, so there are certain things that they would not do, even if it were in secret, because they would have the consciousness that the HE sees everything (Proverbs 15:3). On the other hand, every true follower of CHRIST is expected to be ‘secretly pure’ so that if the Prince of this world (i.e. Satan) comes to him/her, he (i.e. Satan) will have no access point (John 14:30). The LORD does not watch believers because HE wants to find fault in them, rather HE watches them because HE wants to prove the state of their heart towards HIM, to know if they have an upright heart towards HIM (2nd Chronicles 16:9). To this end, everyone is expected to worship GOD not only in spirit but also in truthfulness (John 4:24 Recovery Version), knowing that the LORD is watching us.

GOD’S EMPHASIS ON ‘ACCOUNTABILITY’

On the path of spiritual progress, every believer is expected to arrive at a point where they don’t just love the LORD, but they also revere (i.e. extremely honour) and respect HIM. So the knowledge of the fear of the LORD is not something that can be taught, rather it is a state of the heart that can only be attained when a man’s heart is pure. Oh! Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see the LORD (Matthew 5: 8). Psalm 24:3-4 firmly states that only a man with clean hands, a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to vanity (i.e. falsehood), or sworn deceitfully can stand before GOD in HIS ‘holy place’. Such a man has chosen to be ‘accountable to GOD’, and this is what it means to have the fear of the LORD.

So in this season, GOD is strictly demanding accountability from those who truly belong to HIM, especially from the young generation (i.e. youths), because the youthful age is when a person is supposed to remember his CREATOR (i.e. the LORD) (Ecclesiastes 12:1). Accountability is expected from every one of GOD’S children so that we will not just worship GOD in spirit but also in truthfulness (i.e. sincerity and purity of heart) (John 4: 24 Recovery Version). Although the LORD loves everyone, HE will only trust those who are accountable to HIM, and as such, HE will entrust them with them with the ‘keys of the kingdom of heaven (i.e. authorization form heaven)’ to faithfully represent HIM here on earth. Just as a man will only reveal his secrets to his closest friends, GOD will only reveal HIS secrets (i.e. mysteries of HIS kingdom) and entrust the keys of HIS kingdom (i.e. kingdom resources) to those who fear HIM (i.e. those who are accountable to HIM), because the secret of the LORD is with them that fear HIM; and HE will show them HIS covenant (i.e. system of authorization) (Psalm 25:14).

Selah!

Written by Arthur Adama

You can reach me at earthur838@gmail.com

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