Whom Shall I Fear
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Whom Shall I Fear?
March 21, 2020
[I am reading in Job and as usually happens. that is where the lesson begins.]
(Job 31:33-35 KJV) If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom: 31:34 Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door? 31:35 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.
[Job could answer these questions in the negative, but as all on the line know this is exactly what I have done for the past ten years. I have hid the iniquity of my craven heart for the past 10 years under the guise of physical weakness and unsteady nerves. I let fear of my physical families contempt and derision, fear of failure, fear of my own ego, and the fear of powerful ones coming against me keep me 'in doors'. Yahweh has sent people and words into my life to prompt me to see what was going on, but self delusions are strong and grow stronger the longer we hang on to them. Yahweh has heard me and He has answered me loud and clear. As for the book, I have allowed the enemies of Yahweh to not only keep me from writing the book, but from getting the web site up and running as a portal for all who are led to read therein. Fear has lost its power because Yahweh has interfered in my behalf and in behalf of this ministry. He is willing and able to do the same for you!]
(Gen 9:1-2 KJV) And Almighty blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. 9:2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
[The first order of the day was to replenish the earth with people, not just any kind but the implication is with people who would fear Yahweh as those destroyed had not done so.
Secondly He placed fear of man in all the creatures of the earth that they not multiply faster than man and destroy Yahweh's plans.]
(Gen 9:3-6 KJV) Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. 9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. 9:5 KJV) And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of Yahweh made He man.
[Verse 9 is generally read as only regarding the removal of blood. But primitive peoples have kept animals prisoners so that they could dismember them a little at a time for food. That is also eating alive in one sense. This also speaks to murder, the deliberate attack on the life force of a human being who was created in the image of Yahweh. Although verse 6 says mankind will be the avenger, man has Yahweh's plain command. Under the sacrificial system deliberate murder was a death sentence. Under the atoning blood of Yahshua even deliberate murder can be forgiven a repentant heart.]
(Gen 9:7 KJV) And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
[Once again, the second witness, multiply. We are not commanded to multiply any but Yahweh fear-Er's. So the babies that have been aborted would have had a slim chance of becoming a person who feared Yahweh since their parents did not. I understand the fear that can enter the human heart at a unplanned pregnancy and I am not standing in judgment of those who have, in the past, chosen abortion as a viable means of escape from the consequences. But now that you know the truth walk circumspectly. A word for those who have suffered an abortion: Yahweh forgives and puts it in the deepest part of the ocean never to be recalled. So since He has forgiven it, you should forgive yourself as well and quit dwelling on it, and letting it steal your joy in today.]
(Gen 9:8-11 KJV) And Almighty spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, 9:9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you; 9:10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. 9:11 And I will establish My covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
[There is no end to this covenant. It is not reliant on mankind's obedience, nor can mankind annul it.]
(Gen 9:12-17 KJV) And Almighty said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 9:13 I do set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth. 9:14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: 9:15 And I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. 9:16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between Almighty and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. 9:17 And Almighty said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between Me and all flesh that is upon the earth.
[Why do we fear the end of the world? No matter what man does Yahweh is still in control, not man! It is He who set this world in motion and it will be Him who burns it up. As much as I love a good fire I will willingly miss this one.]
(Mat 10:26-33 KJV) Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 10:31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in heaven. 10:33 But whosoever shall deny Me before men, him will I also deny before My Father which is in heaven.
Deny G720 Perhaps from G1 (as a negative particle) and the middle of G4483; to contradict, that is, disavow, reject, abnegate: - deny, refuse.
G1Α Of Hebrew origin; the first letter of the alphabet: figuratively only (from its use as a numeral) the first. Often used (usually “an”, before a vowel) also in composition (as a contraction from G427) in the sense of privation; so in many words beginning with this letter; occasionally in the sense of union (as a contraction of G260): - Alpha.
G4483 For certain tenses of which a prolonged form (ἐρέω ereō) is used; and both as alternate for G2036; perhaps akin (or identical) with G4482 (through the idea of pouring forth); to utter, that is, speak or say: - command, make, say, speak (of). Compare G3004.
[So to deny is to contradict, refuse, deprive of, though speech. When we speak in any negative way of Yahshua we are denying Him. At the same time we are weakening the belief of those listening. That is why it is always appropriate, if you are allowed to speak, to counter any such remarks. Those made in jest seem to do the most harm as laughter is something we like to dwell on and some see no harm as long as it is said as a joke, but negativity has long lasting stamina. Don't be afraid of their condemning looks or the 'kill joy' label, stand and be counted if you wish to have Yahshua stand for you at the throne of Yahweh. Do not debate, just refute the charge plainly, once firmly and then drop it. If they want to argue invite them to a meeting and let them learn the truth.]
(Rev 19:1-5 KJV) And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and beauty, and honour, and power, unto the Most High our Almighty: 19:2 For true and righteous are His judgments: for He hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand. 19:3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. 19:4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped Almighty that sat on the throne, saying, Let it be so; Alleluia. 19:5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our Almighty, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great.
[Some seem to think only a few will be redeemed, but all that I read tells me just the opposite. The path is not easy, not always clear, but scripture has set the boundaries if we want to have a successful journey. Stay on the path, reach out and help all those you can too remain as well. Remember you are the beloved of your heavenly Father even if you have never been loved in this life. It is His good will and pleasure to bring you safely into the kingdom. Stand and be counted.]
(Isa 8:9-12 KJV) Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces. 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for Almighty is with us. 8:11 For Yahweh spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, 8:12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.
[I think this speaks to all the fear mongers among us with their conspiracy threats against us by the governments of the world. Instead of fear of man we should be praising Yahweh for He is our Shepard and we shall not want nor fear.]
(Isa 8:13-20 KJV) Sanctify Yahweh of hosts Himself; and let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread. 8:14 And He shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 8:15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken. 8:16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. 8:17 And I will wait upon Yahweh, that hideth His face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for Him. 8:18 Behold, I and the children whom Yahweh hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from Yahweh of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their Almighty? for the living to the dead? 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
[We are to stand in awe of Yahweh and should fear disappointing Him, not others. When He is first, none above His requirements, then He will be your sanctuary! Yahweh and Yahshua's disciples will not only teach the law they will be living examples of the blessings meekness toward Them brings. Those speaking other teachings, the supposed deep things of Yahweh not plainly shown in scripture, are also to be feared lest they lead you from the plain way that Yahshua and Torah teach. Adding to is also a way of weakening for it dilutes the time spent with the plain scriptures, and can change the original focus. Still this is a personal choice Yahweh and Yahshua's voice is the one to listen for, not man's nor woman's!]