Shalom Dear Brothers and Sisters
The Fear of the Lord
The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord (Proverbs 1:7). Most of us can easily quote this scripture but have we ever experienced it? I know I hadn't until just the other day.
I want to share an experience I had with you today. This is a little different I know then the usual things the Father has been giving me to share with you, but I believe he wants me to share this with you.
I found myself in a difficult situation where I was trying to explain to a precious brother in Lord that the Holy Spirit was leading us into a different place of fellowship and learning. Unfortunately, he became very angry and began rebuking me challenging me in many things. I found myself trying to defend myself and then realized I did not have to. I then addressed the fact that he should consider his anger issues at which point he denied that he was ever angry and that it was my vain imagination and I was judging and I needed to be careful because he was Jewish and I was not and by saying these things God would curse me and quoted Genesis 3.
I apologized to him and asked him to forgive me for anything I may have said that was offensive in any way. He said fine and then went our separate ways in peace. I was devastated and in utter shock. Immediately I went to the Lord! I prayed earnestly, but felt nothing and heard nothing. But I continued to cry out to the Lord. I went to bed that night, as usual with my CD player listening to the Scriptures.
The next day I had to go to the doctor, finally on the way home as I had continued praying and crying out to God, as I was so afraid. I prayed, oh Yahweh I know that you are the great God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob and that it is only by the grace of Yeshua that I dare call on your name, please hear my cry and do not take your salvation from me! Myles was driving and all of a sudden the presence of the Lord overcame me! That Father reminded me of this scripture I cannot explain to you the comfort and the enormous love I felt but I can tell you what he said to me.
He reminded me that He is no respecter of persons whether Jew or Gentile. He knew my heart was broken because I was afraid I had sinned against Him and he reassured me I had not. He reminded me of so many Scriptures I do not have time or space to tell you. But he did tell me that because I had this Holy Fear of Him, it revealed I also had a great love relationship with Him.
So remember, let no man condemn you. Love the Lord your God with your whole heart this also is the beginning of the fear of the Lord (Deuteronomy 32:6)!
B'Shem Yeshua Hamashiach, Amen
In His Love, Theresa
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