Open Heaven Topic:
Proverbs 14:27 (KJV)
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Proverbs 2:1-5 (NIV)
1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,
2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding—
3 indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding,
4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
Open Heaven 23 May 2023 Message
Every truly wise person knows that the Maker of heaven and earth should be feared.
This is why proverbs 9:10 says: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
There is no greater foolishness than disregard for God. How can you fear people who are limited in power and authority, then have no fear for the One who can do as He pleases, who is answerable to no one (Daniel 4:35)?
If you can fear those who can kill your body, how much more the One who can destroy both your body and soul in hell (Matthew 10:28)?God should never be toyed with.
I know there are people who tell you that you are not to fear God, but to just reverence Him. I don’t know if they read that from their Bible, but my own Bible does not say the reverence of God is the beginning of wisdom, but rather, the fear of the Lord.
I don’t play carelessly with fire. No matter how cold I get, I don’t put my hand in it because I fear it.
Our God is the Consuming Fire (Hebrews 12:29). You should therefore not only reverence Him, but fear Him also.
Even a mad dog recognises fire when it sees it and does not play carelessly with it.
If you don’t fear God, you are capable of doing any evil. The interesting thing is that, whether you fear fire or not, If you touch it, it will burn you.
If, as a result of the fact that you have no fear of God you continue to commit sin, it is only a matter of time before the repercussions would start coming.
A person may enjoy the pleasures of sin here on earth, and may even be popular for being such a great sinner, but a time is coming when the person will leave this world and then face the judgement of God which will lead to eternal damnation for such a person.
Beloved, it is better to fear God, live holy and receive eternal life than to disregard Him here on earth and spend eternity burning in the lake of fire. Choose wisely.
Open Heaven Hymn:
Praise To The Lord The Almighty
Open Heaven Points:
Fear God so much that you will stay away from anything that can offend Him.
Bible in one year:
Nehemiah 8, Nehemiah 9, Nehemiah 10