THEME: FEAR OF THE LORD
“Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.”
-Before His ascension to heaven; Jesus commissioned the disciples to proclaim the gospel in Judea, Samaria, Galilee & all over the world, where the church remained strong in faith, peace & the fear of the Lord. Through the help of the Holy Spirit; the congregants were strengthened & encouraged, the church increased in number & performed many signs & wonders. Churches are therefore encouraged to only teach the true doctrine & the fear of the Lord & not prosperity gospel which excites the congregants, who often get tired of waiting on God; become frustrated & leave the faith.
The fear of the Lord is a Spirit given to us by the Holy Spirit. Through the help of the Holy Spirit we are strengthened to fear sin, walk in obedience to God & lead our lives in love for God & our neighbors. God has called us to choose life in our decisions so that we & our children may live, love, listen to His voice & hold fast to Him, so that His promises may bear fruit in our lives (Deut 30:19-20). When we set our hearts to fear Him; God gives us wisdom, understanding & the humility to follow His word through grace. In 1 Corinthians 1:25 we read that; the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom & the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. God knows everything, He sees everyone & owns the heavens & the earth. We are called to put God first & submit our thoughts, intentions, lives, work, businesses, marriages, relationships, families, leadership, nation & every other thing to Him so that He may lead us in all things. It is through the fear of the Lord that an increase in wisdom, humility, obedience, provision, blessings, riches, honor, direction, protection, life, gifts, fruit, faith & love can be achieved, for we are all His sons through faith in Him.
God our Father we thank You & glorify You for every thing that You have done unto us. Give us wise & understanding hearts so that we may submit to Your will. Be with all the priests, pastors, teachers, prophets & all religious leaders Lord so that they may only proclaim Your true gospel. We submit our hearts, intentions, decisions, families, work, businesses, finances, relationships, marriages, churches, economy, leadership, nation & all other things to You; be at the centre of our lives Father & give us rest according to Your promise. May Your peace that surpasses all understanding guard our hearts & minds forever; in You our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
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