Our God is an awesome God, and as the old song goes, “He Reigns from Heaven above”.
Our nation was so blessed when we made God our Lord. However, we have been so blessed by God; that we have become like the Laodicean Church, and we “think” that we are rich, holy and that we can see. However, Jesus tells us in Rev. 3 that we are poor, unclean and blind.
Many Christians have a lukewarm attitude toward Jesus Christ and God almighty, and they are about to be spewed out of God’s mouth according to Rev. 3:14-16.
Actually, we are in a very miserable condition spiritually, but many do not seem to know it. We seem to be blinded by the god of this world and the anti-Christ system with all its lies, deceptions and delusions of grandeur.
Satan can only lie, cheat,steal and bully people in order to achieve his evil agenda. He has already been defeated on the cross of Jesus Christ.
Psalms 2, asks , “Why do the heathen rage and imagine a vain thing? The kings and leaders are attempting to defeat our awesome God and His anointed, and it says that God laughs at their futile efforts.
It tells us what almighty God answers to these vain perpetrators.
Ps. 2:5 “Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them in His sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set My King upon My holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto Me, Thou art My Son; this day have I begotten Thee.
8 Ask of Me, and I shall give Thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession.
9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.”
Our God admonishes that He will send His Son and give Him the heathen for His inheritance and the uttermost parts of the earth for His possession. He tells these rebellious people to serve the Lord with fear, rejoicing and trembling, which is awesome reverence.
We have all of our lifetimes to choose “Who or What” we will serve. Our awesome, living God is evident in His creation; not to mention His people, His Word and His Life is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent.
God is going to bring refreshing and restitution before He returns to all of those who will repent. He is going to raise up the prophets that will speak “His” Word according to:
Acts 3:19-21, King James Version (KJV) 19 “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
20 And He shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:
21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.|
WHAT AN AWESOME GOD WE SERVE WHO HAS GIVEN US EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED FOR AN ABUNDANT LIFE, GODLINESS, AND TOTAL VICTORY!
I remember when I was brought from death, sin and darkness into the glorious Truth, Life and Transformation by Jesus Christ in 1972.
My whole life was totally changed and I was delivered of so many demons, burdens, sins and darkness that I felt like a huge bolder had been lifted off of my back.
It was so very awesome that I was literally floating above the earth and cares of this life for eight years. I still have that same awe of almighty God, but due to much persecution; I have landed on the earth, and God is always teaching me new and great things every single day.
Many powerful revelations, knowledge and truths can only be learned through much suffering and tribulation from the world, but be encouraged because our Lord Jesus Christ has overcome the world.
WHAT IS AWE?
There are not many really awesome people or activities in the world, but I hear the word “awesome’ overly used about almost any and everything.
However, what does awe really mean?
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company, says that it means:
1. overwhelming wonder, admiration, respect, or dread
2. Archaic power to inspire fear or reverence
Awe is not only wonder, admiration and respect, but it also includes dread or the power to inspire fear and reverence.
Do we fear God as He should be feared? I think “not” in many cases; we think of Him as our own personal butler or Santa Claus.
However, this type of thinking is erroneous, and it will keep us from knowing Who our awesome God is in reality. The Truth about our awesome God is far greater than we can understand now, because we see through a glass darkly today, but later we will know the truth and be down on our faces worshiping our awesome God because we will see what He has done in our behalf.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FEARING ALMIGHTY GOD?
He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord, but he who is perverse in his ways despises Him. (Proverbs 14:2)
By the fear of the Lord one departs from evil. (Proverbs 16:6)
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death. (Proverbs 14:27)
In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge. (Proverbs 14:26; see also Psalm 112:7-8)
The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them. (Psalm 34:7)
The fear of the Lord leads to life, and he who has it will abide in satisfaction; he will not be visited with evil. (Proverbs 19:23)
Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses. (Psalm 25:12)
The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant. (Psalm 25:12-14)
These benefits are countless in The Word of God, and are listed throughout the Bible. In short, it is imperative to have the fear of God, as well as to have an awe of Him.
WHAT IS THE AWE OF GOD?
Psa 33:8 Let the whole earth fear the Lord! Let all who live in the world stand in awe of Him.
Act 2:43 Reverential awe came over everyone, and many wonders and miraculous signs came about by the apostles.
Heb 12:28 So since we are receiving an unshakable Kingdom, let us give thanks, and through this let us offer worship pleasing to God in devotion and awe.
Psa 65:8 Even those living in the most remote areas are awestruck by Your acts; you cause those living in the east and west to praise You.
Luk 5:26 Then astonishment seized them all, and they glorified God. They were filled with awe, saying, “We have seen incredible things today.”
1Ch 16:28 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the nations, ascribe to the Lord splendor and strength!
Job 25:2 “Dominion and awesome might belong to God; He establishes peace in His heights.
Psa 5:7 But as for me, because of Your great faithfulness I will enter Your house; I will bow down toward Your holy temple as I worship you.
We can plainly learn from the countless Scriptures on the fear and awe of God; they are greatly important to our relationship and walk with God.
The Word of God is replete with the awesome power, character, holiness, and authority of our Lord and our God.
I pray every day that I and others will have the fear and awe of God that is needed to live a successful Christian life in devotion unto the Lord.
I can’t help but notice that so many young people and even Christians are into a human type of idolatry. They put certain celebrities, pastors, or famous people up on a pedestal. The only One Who can be put on a pedestal and not fall off of it is our lovely Lord and our God.
He alone is worthy to be idolized, trusted and worshiped. He alone is eligible for that type of awe, because He is our awesome God and our Lord Jesus
God proved His love, sacrifice and devotion to mankind by giving everything that He had for us. He gave it all, so that we could be saved, delivered, healed and spend eternity with Him. How awesome is that?
RESPECT, INSPIRATION, WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE COME FROM KNOWING WHO GOD IS THROUGH HIS WORD DAILY.
Psa 29:2 Acknowledge the majesty of the Lord’s reputation! Worship the Lord in holy attire!
Psa 47:2 For the sovereign Lord is awe-inspiring; He is the great king who rules the whole earth!
Psa 52:6 When the godly see this, they will be filled with awe, and will mock the evildoer, saying:
Psa 89:7 a God who is honored in the great angelic assembly, and more awesome than all who surround Him?
In our day of constant entertainment; the real Truth of The Bible is being neglected, ignored, watered down, distorted and perverted.
Start reading your Bible everyday, and meet our awesome God for yourself. He is found in His Word, and He causes His Word to come alive because He is the only true and living God.
He is always waiting for us to come to Him and to open doors of our hearts to Him, and then He will come into our hearts and share His love, thoughts and life with us. It is truly awesome to know the God of the universe who has all power, all authority, and Who created all things.
When you know God; you will have the fear of God, and you will be in awe of Him. Then, you will have the beginning of wisdom in this life.
I pray that all of us will have the awe and fear of God as never before in these last days.
Peggy Kannaday, B.A.,M.Ed., has been the Managing Editor for “Church Growth International” since 1991. C..G.I. is the English outreach of The Yoido Full Gospel Church headquartered in
Yonggi Cho is the president, founder and chairman of The Board for C.G.I. He is also the Sr.
Pastor Emeritus for The Yoido Full Gospel Church.
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