Category Archives: Fear
Isa. 11:2 “And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.” (emphasis added).
The encounter that prophet Isaiah had with the Lord paints a very graphic picture of the connection between the knowledge and the fear of the Lord. In the first five chapters of the Book of Isaiah, Isaiah was prophesying doom to everybody. Then in Isa. 6:1-5 “It was in the year King Uzziah died that I saw the Lord. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the train of his robe filled the Temple. Attending him were mighty seraphim, each having six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. They were calling out to each other, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!” Their voices shook the Temple to its foundations, and the entire building was filled with smoke. Then I said, “It’s all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man. I have filthy lips, and I live among a people with filthy lips. Yet I have seen the King, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”
Isaiah’s response to the revelational knowledge of God was the fear of the Lord. Isaiah said, “It is all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man.” When you really can say, like Isaiah said, I am doomed, that is the beginning of humility. Humility is not putting yourself down; that is ‘humbility’ and not humility. ‘Humbility’ and humility are two different things. True humility is, stand as tall as you can then look at the glory of God and you will be humble. It is the Spirit of Knowledge and Fear of the Lord that brings that to bare.
The Holy Spirit is the Power of the Highest. Luke 1:35 “And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.” (NKJV). The Holy Spirit will come upon you [say amen], the power of the Highest will overshadow you, and that which will come out of your life will be born of God, in the Name of Jesus. Remember the illustration of the cups from days back? Two of those cups were open and one was closed. You have to make sure that you are not closed. So, in your business, in your finances, the Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Highest will overshadow you, in the Name of Jesus.
The Holy Spirit is the Breath of the Almighty. Job 33:4 “For the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” (emphasis added). I pray that God will breathe upon you. When God breathes upon a situation, He is infusing the Holy Spirit into that situation. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Grace. Zech. 12:10 “And I pledge that I will pour out a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy on the family of David and the citizens of Jerusalem…” (Voice). When the Spirit of Grace comes upon you, when you unleash that dimension of the Holy Spirit, things just work for you. You enter into a level of grace that allows you to do difficult things with great ease. It is God’s grace.
Prayer [song]: Anointing fall on me. Anointing fall on me. Let the power of the Holy Ghost fall on me. Anointing fall on me. Amen!
Isa. 11:2 “the Spirit of Yahweh will rest upon him, the Spirit of Extraordinary Wisdom, the Spirit of Perfect Understanding the Spirit of Wise Strategy, the Spirit of Mighty Power, the Spirit of Revelation, and the Spirit of the Fear of Yahweh” (TPT)
What is the point of having counsel if you do not have the might, the strength, the capacity to pull it through? 1 Sam. 30:8 (NKJV) “So David inquired of the Lord, saying, ‘Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?…’” What David was saying is, “I have Your counsel but because everybody is tired, everybody is despondent, they are about to stone me. Read the rest of this entry
Ps. 119:67-68 “I used to wander off until you disciplined me; but now I closely follow your word. You are good and do only good; teach me your decrees.” (emphasis added).
We [human parents] do not discipline. We do more than discipline, we punish. What is the difference? Remember my story from yesterday? That moment when I see my grandmother and immediately, I wish I was lost again. Read the rest of this entry
Ps.11:1 “I trust in the Lord for protection. So why do you say to me, “Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety!
Isa.7:9 (CEV) “…And if Ahaz and his officials don’t trust me, they will be defeated.” When God stands before you and says to you (like He is saying to you today), ‘you do not need to be afraid.’ If you do not stand in that Word, if you do not stand in that faith. God is saying that defeat is sure because there is no other option. Read the rest of this entry
Ps.46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honoured by every nation. I will be honoured throughout the world.”
When we choose to obey God and refuse to worry, we are putting our confidence in God. As a child of God, when you put your confidence in Him, it makes Him feel good. It makes Him want to perform. When God says do not worry, He is saying you need to deal with the fear inside first. Read the rest of this entry
Ex.14:15-16 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving! Pick up your staff and raise your hand over the sea. Divide the water so the Israelites can walk through the middle of the sea on dry ground.
Isa.7:2&4 “The news had come to the royal court of Judah: “Syria is allied with Israel against us!” So the hearts of the king and his people trembled with fear… Tell him to stop worrying…” God told Ahaz to stay calm before telling him how He was going to solve the problem. Read the rest of this entry
Isa.46:3-4 “Listen to me…I have cared for you since you were born. Yes, I carried you before you were born. I will be your God throughout your lifetime—until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.
Jesus did not prioritize the dying girl over the bleeding woman. Even in this God was making a big statement to Jairus. You are concerned about your little girl; I am also concerned about My little girl. This woman is My little Read the rest of this entry
Mark 5:36 “But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.” (emphasis added).
This season, Jesus’ direct Words to us are Don’t Be Afraid, Just Have Faith. Please read Mark 5:21-43, it is our anchor scripture for the season. Hanging out with Jesus must have been frustrating for the disciples sometimes. Read the rest of this entry
2 Tim.1:7 (TLB) “For the Holy Spirit, God’s gift, does not want you to be afraid of people, but to be wise and strong, and to love them and enjoy being with them.”
God’s answer (His solution) to despair is community. It is not possible for you to be planted in a local church and serving actively or be part of a Life Group (House Fellowship) Read the rest of this entry
Ps.91:1 “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.”
What made David strong? Was David just a positive thinker? When I am commuting, sometimes my radio is on and I listen to all sorts of shows and the topics can get really interesting. Read the rest of this entry