What is Missing in the World

Glenn Isbell
March 28, 2021

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It has to do with the recognition of authority.

And it’s the fear of the Lord and through the questions to ask yourself who has the power in this world?

Who is in control of your life and who has the truth?

And writing about the early Church use Luke recorded in Acts 9:31 acts 9:31. Then had the then had the church’s rest throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria and we ratified and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost will multiply

and then and then Paul told the Philippians that the Philippian Church in Philippians, 2:12, as you have always obeyed not as in my presence only but now much more in my absence work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

In jobs discourse reflecting on God himself. He stated in Job 28 verse 28

And unto man, he said behold the fear of the Lord that is wisdom and to depart from Evil is understanding.

All knowledge and wisdom begins with recognizing the authority of God.

In Proverbs 9 verse 10 we read the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy one is understanding.

What do you think people think about when you hear the words fear of the Lord or fear and trembling overall in preaching today? The concept of fear and trembling in connection with God is not a popular concept.

Most prefer to hear about God’s love and patience and mercy sometimes when it is pointed out concerning God’s righteousness indignation injustice people reply my God, he’s not like that.

For those in the audience less than 40 years old. You may not know that there was a time when many sermons emphasize the fear of the Lord and what we may be referred to as hell fire and brimstone preaching.

Yet today many have not heard that kind of preaching but rather the emphasis on God’s love and mercy, it may well be that we have emitted a critical teaching these last 40 years there baby. No concept that fear and trembling today as it relates to the Christian today.

This might be why some Christians are apathetic in their service. It may be why laws are passed in our nation legalizing what God has prohibited. There’s no fear of the Lord in our eyes.

In recognition or understanding of the supreme power and authority of God almighty.

Who is in control of our destiny?

Could be we have forgotten whom we should fear in our service to the Lord.

Matthew Road in Matthew 10:28 fear not them which can 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.

So what does the fear of the Lord mean from the Hebrew Yara to fear Terror or Awesome from The Greek fobus To Fear dread or that which strikes fear?

The phrase fear of the Lord is defines as reverence in all and acknowledgement and recognition of the power of the universe do most people make the connection.

The fear of the Lord should include a place for trimming.

recognition of authority

Paul included the two with fear and trembling that we read that we read in Philippians 2:12.

The Greek for trembling is true. Most somos and means a trembling are quaking with fear.

A proper fear of the Lord would include a reverence and all of the almighty the Creator.

The almighty being afraid to offend God in any way.

A trembling if one knew they have offended God and have not obtain forgiveness.

And understanding of power and authority and the consequences of disobedience.

And Hebrews 10 verse 26 Hebrews 10:26 for if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall Devour the adversaries.

In inverse is 30.

31 of the same chapter of Hebrews 10, but we know him that hath said Vengeance belongs to me our recompense saith the Lord and again shall the Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God.

and in Hebrews 12 verse 28

wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved. Let us have Grace whereby we may have serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. Our God is a consuming fire.

The importance of fear in the Lord if we want to read some chapters from proverbs.

Proverbs verse 1 chapter 1 verse 7. It’s the beginning of knowledge acceptable of acceptance of the 40 and defines truth. He says the Gare the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction and in Proverbs 8 verse 13 Proverbs 8 verse 13 God

He says the fear of the Lord is to hate evil pride and arrogance and the evil way and the far Word of Mouth. Do I hate God defines evil and righteousness hates evil.

In the 10th chapter of proverbs verse 27. He says the fear of the Lord Pro longest days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. So it prolongs life.

In Proverbs 14 verse 26 in the fear of the Lord is strong confidence and his children shall have a place of Refuge. The fear of the Lord is a Fountain of Life to depart from the snares of death. It’s a Fountain of Life is something we can have confidence in a place of Refuge.

in Proverbs 19 verse 23

the fear of the Lord tend to State life and he that hath it shall abide satisfied. He shall not be visited with evil.

And lastly in Proverbs 22 and verse 4 by humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honour and lat.

Without the fear of the Lord we close ourselves to the treasures of God’s wisdom and knowledge. We will flirt with evil and be corrupted with it. We will not ever come to know the love of God that gives us assurance and confidence in our salvation.

When falling into sin, we will not be motivated to repent and turn to God.

Without the fear of the Lord we cannot please God thus saith the Lord the heaven is my throne and Earth is my foot still. Where is the house that he built on to me? And where’s the place of my rest for all these things have my handmade and all these things have been have been sayeth the Lord.

But to this man will I look even to him that his poor and of a contrite spirit and trembles at my word.

and in verse 5 of Isaiah 66

He says hear ye the word of the Lord ye that tremble at his word your brethren that hated you that cast you out for my name sake let the Lord be glorified.

Only the one that trembles at God’s word as God’s promise to receive his Tender Mercies.

In developing, the fear of the Lord comes through God’s word in Romans 2 verse 3 beginning in verse 3. We consider the words of Paul. He says in think it’s allowed this old man that judgest them which do such things do us the same that thou shalt escape the Judgment of God.

Our despises The Ridges and his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance but after the hardness and Implement heart Treasurer sup, Don to that self wrath against the days of Wrath and revelation of the righteous Judgment of God who will render to every man according to his deeds.

to them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for Glory and Honor and immortality eternal light but unto them that are contentious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness indignation and wrath tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man that doeth evil of the Jew first and also to the Gentiles

But glory honor and peace to every man. That work is good to the Jew first and also to the Gentile for there is no respect of persons with god consider the words of Peter in second Peter 3 and beginning in verse 7.

But the heavens and the Earth which were now by the same word are kept in store reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and Perdition of ungodly men.

But beloved be not ignorant and this one thing that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years and a thousand years is one day.

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise as some men count slackness, but is long-suffering to us but not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise and the elements shall melt with fervent heat the Earth also in the works that are therein shall.

Be burned up seeing that all these things shall be dissolved what manner of persons ought you to be in all living and godliness looking for and Hasting unto the coming of the day of God where the heavens were the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved and the elements shall melt with fervent heat. Nevertheless. We according to his promise look for new heavens.

Ins A New Earth wherein dwelleth righteousness where for beloved seeing that you look for such things be diligent that you may be found of him in peace without spot and blameless.

In conclusion. The Palm is said in Psalms 89 summon. God is greatly to be feared in the Assembly of the songs and to be held in reverence. So all them that are about him and Hebrews 4 verse 1. He says let us therefore fear lest a promise being left us of entering into his rest any of you should seem to come short of it.

Fear God in him is all knowledge and wisdom. There is a judgment day coming through his grace and mercy, he has shown his love toward us by sacrificing his son that we might have eternal life.

What we are looking what we were lacking to eat today in the world or what are we lacking today in the world?

Do we ask what would God think is this pleasing to God when we make decisions for ourselves our nation our families?

Paul described the problem in Romans 3 verse 11. There’s none that understandeth there is none that seeketh after God.

They are all gone out of the way. They’re all together become unprofitable. There is none that doeth good. No, not one.

Their throat is an open Sepulchre with their tongues. They have used deceit. The poison of asps is under their lips whose mouth is full of cursing and Benders their feet are Swift to dress shed blood destruction in Mercy and misery are in their eyes. There is no fear of God before their eyes.

In closing let us heed the Hebrew writer in Hebrews 12 verse 2.

We’re about 28. Whereby we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved. Let us have Grace whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear for our God is a consuming fire.

Today’s world as in times past he needs the fear of God to bring them to Rochester decisions pleasing to God to God their lives in truth.

Always let the knowledge and truth of God God your life fear God his word is true. His judgment is eternal. God has the power in this world. God should be in control of your life. God has the truth.

The lesson is yours. We can assist in any way at this time. We ask you come while we stand him sing.