Why Fear God?

 

By Rev. Jack Barr†††† Dec. 18, 2009

 

As I prayed this evening, I felt commanded by My Lord and God Jesus Christ to post the following message on the Fear of God.

 

I have met so very many people who claim to be Christians. That is, they claim to be following and Worshiping Jesus Christ, Who is the WORD of God, Who is the Only Begotten Son of God, Who is part of the Trinity of God, yet, by their words, and actions, they have Absolutely NO Fear of God. They pay no attention to what Jesus has told them about their need to Fear God. They pay no attention to anything that God Almighty and all the Prophets of Old has told us about our need to Fear God.

 

They rather listen to what their backslid Pastor said, They rather listen to what just anybody says, anything that sounds good.They are told almost daily that God is NOT to be Feared at all. They do not want to hear that they are to Fear God, for God just cannot be that way.

 

They are told by some that God is just so Loving of us that He would never put anyone into Hell. No Indeed, they are told that God would Never do that because He Loves us too Much to do that.

 

They are told by some that if they do not make it to heaven that God will just speak them out of Existence, that there will be no punishment, or else that the punishment will be to be for them to be totally eliminated by God. No Suffering after death.

 

They are told by some that everyone will make it into heaven. Just that some will have to be cleansed in either a place called Purgatory, or even the place called Hell. That after they themselves atone for their sins that God will welcome them into heaven with open arms.

 

They are told by some that if they belong to this Denomination, or that Denomination, that they are guaranteed their place in heaven, so they need have no fear of God.

 

They are told by some that IF God cannot bring everyone to heaven, then he is Not God, because God is all powerful, and not bringing everyone to heaven shows that he is Not all Powerful.

 

They are told by some that after death when they stand before God for judgment that they can then Repent and God will welcome them into Heaven.

 

We can go on with reasons after reasons they give, as to why they do not have to Fear God.

 

But What Does the Word Of GOD say about Fearing God???†† For there are many who have never read it in God's Word, and there are many who have read it in God's Word, but refuse to accept what The Word of God has said.

 

For those who have not read the Word of God, or those who have chosen to ignore the Word of God, I offer the following Verses from God's Word as given in the Bible (KJV)

 

 

 

God Requires us to Fear HIM

 

De 10:12And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

 

 

Jesus Said,

 

Mt. 10:28 "And fear not them who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."

Lk. 12:5 "But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear; Fear him who, after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him."

 

 

 

There are 43 verses in the Bible which speaks to us of Directly of our need to Fear God.

 

Ge 42:18And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God:

Ex 18:21Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

Job 1:9Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

Ps 66:16Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.

Ec 8:12Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:

Ec 12:13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Lu 23:40But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

Ac 13:16Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.

1Pe 2:17Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

Re 14:7Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

 

 

Ex 20:20And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

Le 19:14Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.

Le 19:32Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.

Le 25:17Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the LORD your God.

Le 25:36Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.

Le 25:43Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour; but shalt fear thy God.

De 4:10Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.

De 6:2That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy sonís son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.

De 6:13Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

De 6:24And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.

De 8:6Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.

De 10:12And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

De 10:20Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.

De 13:4Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.

De 17:19And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:

De 28:58If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;

De 31:12Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:

De 31:13And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.

Jos 4:24That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.

1Sa 12:14 If ye will fear the LORD, and serve him, and obey his voice, and not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then shall both ye and also the king that reigneth over you continue following the LORD your God:

2Sa 23:3The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

2Ki 17:39But the LORD your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.

2Ch 19:7Wherefore now let the fear of the LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts.

Ne 5:9Also I said, It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

Ps 67:7God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

Pr 2:5Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

Ec 3:14I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

Ec 5:7For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.

Ec 8:12Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:

Ec 12:13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Isa 29:23But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.

Da 6:26I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end

Hag 1:12Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him, and the people did fear before the LORD.

 

There are many more verses in the Bible which speaks of the Fear of God.

 

 

And What shall happen to those who will Not Fear the Lord God?

 

 

Ps 36:1To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD. The transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, that there is no fear of God before his eyes

Ps 55:19God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.

Jer 2:19Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

Ro 3:18There is no fear of God before their eyes.

 

 

Be aware all those who will Not Fear the Most Holy Lord God, Though you call yourself a Christian, Though you go to church every time the doors are open, Though you declare that you love Jesus, That if you are so very sure that you have no need to FEAR God, that God says that you are Evil and Bitter, and God says that you have forsaken God, because the Fear of God is NOT in you.For God has Commanded repeatedly throughout the Bible, which is the Word of God, that every man, woman and child is to Fear Him, as Well as to Worship Him.

 

 

For those of you who declare out of one side of your mouth that you do indeed Fear the Lord God, yet declare out of the other side of your mouth the reasons why God WILL NOT send YOU to Hell and the Lake of Fire because God is this or God is that. You show yourself to be without any Fear of God at all.

 

For you, I am praying that your Spiritual Eyes will be opened and that you will fallupon your knees before the Most Holy Lord God and Tremble in Fear at how you responded to God's call upon your life. For when you do really Fear God, then you will Truly Worship God, as God has Commanded us to worship Him.

 

For God truly Loves those who do Fear and Worship Him, but Hates those who will not Fear and Worship Him, for if one does NOT Fear God, then they do not, and can not, Worship God.