Drawing Near In the Holy Fear of God Through The Spirit of God: Lady Kathy L. McKenzie



I Timothy 4:7 (AMPC)

"But refuse and avoid irreverent legends (profane and impure and godless fictions, mere grandmothers’ tales) and silly myths, and express your disapproval of them. Train yourself toward godliness (piety), [keeping yourself spiritually fit]."


Luke 10:42 (MSG)

"The Master said, “Martha, dear Martha, you’re fussing far too much and getting yourself worked up over nothing. One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it—it’s the main course, and won’t be taken from her.”


Psalms 73:28 (AMPC)

"But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God and made Him my refuge, that I may tell of all Your works."


Psalms 73:28 (TPT)

"But I’ll keep coming closer and closer to you, Lord Yahweh, for your name is good to me. I’ll keep telling the world of your awesome works, my faithful and glorious God!"


Isaiah 11:2 (NKJV)

"The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the Fear of the Lord."


DRAWING NEAR TO GOD IS THE WORD OF GOD AND IT WILL NEVER BE SEASONAL...

John 15:26 (AMP)

"But when the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) comes, Whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth Who comes (proceeds) from the Father, He [Himself] will testify regarding Me."


The Holy Spirit Speaks What He Hears, Nothing More And Nothing Less

John 16:13 (AMPC)

"But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future]."


(The Passion)

"But when the truth-giving Spirit comes, he will unveil the reality of every truth within you. He won’t speak on his own, but only what he hears from the Father, and he will reveal prophetically to you what is to come."


(The Voice)

"The Spirit of truth will come and guide you in all truth. He will not speak His own words to you; He will speak what He hears, revealing to you the things to come and bringing glory to Me. The Spirit has unlimited access to Me, to all that I possess and know, just as everything the Father has is Mine. That is the reason I am confident He will care for My own and reveal the path to you."


Knowledge of God OR Wisdom Is Key

Joshua 4:24 (NKJV)

"That all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God forever."


(The Amplified)

"So that all the peoples of the earth may know [without any doubt] and acknowledge that the hand of the Lord is mighty and extraordinarily powerful, so that you will fear the Lord your God [and obey and worship Him with profound awe and reverence] forever."


(God’s Word)

"The Lord did this so that everyone in the world would know his mighty power and that you would fear the Lord your God every day of your life.”


The Spirit of Knowledge And The Fear of the Lord

Proverbs 1:7 (AMPC)

"The [reverent] fear of the Lord [that is, worshiping Him and regarding Him as truly awesome] is the beginning and the preeminent part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; But arrogant fools despise [skillful and godly] wisdom and instruction and self-discipline."


The Spirit of Knowledge And The Fear of the Lord

Proverbs 2:1-5 (AMPC)

"My son, if you will receive my words and treasure up my commandments within you, Making your ear attentive to skillful and godly Wisdom and inclining and directing your heart and mind to understanding [applying all your powers to the quest for it]; Yes, if you cry out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, If you seek [Wisdom] as for silver and search for skillful and godly Wisdom as for hidden treasures, Then you will understand the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of [our omniscient] God."


(The Passion)

"My child, will you treasure my wisdom? Then, and only then, will you acquire it. And only if you accept my advice and hide it within will you succeed. So train your heart to listen when I speak and open your spirit wide to expand your discernment then pass it on to your sons and daughters. Yes, cry out for comprehension and intercede for insight. For if you keep seeking it like a man would seek for sterling silver, searching in hidden places for cherished treasure, then you will discover the fear of the Lord and find the true knowledge of God."


Proverbs 19:10 (AMP)

"The [reverent] fear of the Lord [that is, worshiping Him and regarding Him as truly awesome] is the beginning and the preeminent part of wisdom [its starting point and its essence], And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding and spiritual insight."


  1. This implies that without the Fear of the Lord, we walk in foolishness and blindness before God. Our eyes are unable to see who He is.

  2. The Fear of the Lord is the Gateway to the Vision of God.

  3. We begin to see the Lord for who He is. The Holiness of God. The Power of God. The Victory of God. His Dominion. His Kingdom. His Rule. His Authority.

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