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


QUOTE From Oswald Chambers:

"The remarkable thing about GOD is that when you Fear GOD, you fear nothing else, whereas

if you do not fear GOD, you fear everything else."


QUOTE From Charles Spurgeon:

"The Fear of GOD is the death of every other fear: like a mighty lion, the Fear of God chases

all other fears before it."


The Fear of God Is: A Holy Dread of Displeasing the Lord.


1. The Fear of the Lord a Continual Awareness that We are in the Presence of a Holy, Just, and

Almighty God, and that every motive, thought, word, and action is open before Him and will

be judged by Him.


2. To Fear God is to desire to live in harmony with His Righteous Standards and to Honor

Him in all you do.


3. Each of us will give an account of our lives to God, and He is fully aware of everything we

think, desire, speak, and do.


4. EVERYDAY We Live In Reverence for God.


5. EVERYDAY We Live In Respect for God.


6. EVERYDAY We Live In Awe of God.


Proverbs 1:7 (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 knowledge [its starting point and its essence];

But arrogant fools despise [skillful and godly] wisdom and instruction and self-discipline."


7. The Root of EVERY Problem is a LACK OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD!


8. Every Sin Is Originated In A Heart That Does NOT Fear God!


Jeremiah 17:9 (KJV)

“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?"

(The Amplified Classic): The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick! Who can know it [perceive, understand,

be acquainted with his own heart and mind]?

(MESSAGE):“The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure

out. But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get

to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be.”


WE NEED TO PRAY LIKE DAVID:

Psalms 86:11 (AMP):

"Teach me Your way, O Lord, I will walk and live in Your truth; Direct

my heart to fear Your name [with awe-inspired reverence and submissive wonder]."


9. Out of the Abundance of the Heart, the Mouth Speaks. And if My Mouth is not

Speaking The FEAR OF GOD, it’s speaking something else.


10. If My Heart is not Filled with the Fear of the Lord, it is Filled with something OR

someone else.


We Were Created To Fear God:


Ecclesiastics 12:13 (AMPC)

"All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God’s providence, the root of character, the foundation of all

happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun]

and the whole [duty] for every man."


11. The Purpose of the Foundation is to provide the structure's stability from underneath the

ground.


12. The Foundation provides support.


Delight In the Fear of The Lord:


Isaiah 11:2-3 (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. 3: His delight is in the Fear of the Lord, And He shall not judge by the sight of His

eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears.


Delight,” says Webster's Dictionary, is to “take pleasure” or “to give keen enjoyment” or

to “give joy or satisfaction to.”

Therefore, to delight in God's Law/Word is to “take pleasure in the Word of God.


Jesus Delight Was Pleasing The Father - This Is The Fear of God


John 4:34 (The Amplified Classic)

"Jesus said to them, My food (nourishment) is to do the will (pleasure) of Him Who sent Me and to accomplish and completely finish His work."


Psalms 40:8 (The Expanded)

"My God, I ·want [delight; take pleasure] to do ·what you want [your pleasure]. Your ·teachings

[instructions; laws] are in my heart.”


2 Corinthians 5:9 (Amplified Classic):

"Therefore, whether we are at home [on earth away from Him] or away from home [and

with Him], we are constantly ambitious and strive earnestly to be pleasing to Him."

CAN I SAY IT LIKE THIS... We are constantly ambitious and strive earnestly to be

pleasing to God by Drawing Near in His Holy and Reverential Fear of God.


God’s Requirements OR Prerequisite for Riches, Honor and Long Life IS “THE FEAR

OF THE LORD”


God desires to Reward US with Riches, Honor and Long Life But, the Foundation to receive

Riches, Honor and Long Life is FEAR OF THE LORD.


Every Blessing is Founded on TWO THINGS:

#1. The Fear of the Lord AND #2. Humility.


Proverbs 22:4 (The Amplified)

"The reward of humility [that is, having a realistic view of one’s importance] and the [reverent, worshipful] fear of the Lord Is riches, honor, and life."


We Bring Pleasure To The Lord When We Fear Him

Psalms 147:11 (New King James)

"The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy."


(The Message)

"Those who fear God get God’s attention; they can depend on his

strength."

(The Amplified)

"The Lord favors those who fear and worship Him [with awe-inspired reverence and obedience], Those who wait for His mercy and lovingkindness."


We Become God’s Special Treasure When We Fear Him


Malachi 3:16-17 (New King James)

"Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, And the Lord listened and heard

them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the Lord And

who meditate on His name. 17: “They shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts, “On the day

that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them As a man spares his own son who serves

him.”


(The Message)