TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
Fear not, little children, it is My good pleasure to show you My awesome Kingdom. There is no suffering, slavery, or sickness. Be in awe of what I have planned for those who love Me and are called according to My purposes.
FEAR DOESN’T MEAN BE AFRAID
Whenever you begin to truly prioritize God, you begin to look at His heart and go after it. The Biblical term for going after God’s heart, putting God first, and for loving what God loves and hating what He hates is the “fear of the LORD.”
My friends, that’s a really bad translation for a very good, very important principle that needs to be operating in our lives. In western culture, fear means to be afraid, and telling people to be afraid of God is not an accurate picture of who He is or how He wants us to approach Him.
Fear means that if you’re going to prioritize God this year of 5779 on the Hebrew calendar, you have to be willing to go after His heart. That’s fearing Him. You need to redial and reset right now because Jesus is perfect theology.
If you see something in Jesus that you don’t believe, you’ve got a belief malfunction. If you don’t believe He can calm the storm, heal the leper, or that His blood paid for your healing, you need to repent and revisit that line of thinking. If you don’t believe He is good, you’re wrong. That does against Jesus’ theology.
You and I are going to fall in love with Jesus all over again. We’re going to go after His heart, and we’re going to prioritize His heart. All the promises of the fear of the Lord belong to us because we are loving what He loves and hating what He hates.
His heart is my priority. Is it yours?
Praise the LORD! How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments. – Psalms 112:1
FROM MY SERMON SERIES FIRST THINGS