What a Mighty God we serve. What a Mighty God we serve. Heaven and earth adore Thee, angels bow before Thee, what a Mighty God we serve. // I have see the Lord goodness, His mercies and compassion; I have seen the Lord goodness alleluia praise the Lord.

Our Father we thank You, we blessed Your Holy Name, we adore You we give You praise adoration and honour, glory honour belongs to You alone in Jesus Name. How excellent, how Wonderful are You Lord. Great and Mighty is Your Name. Let the earth rejoice and the people be glad, the Lord God reign. Thank You, Father, glory be to Your Holy Name forever and ever Amen!

Beloved, what a beautiful day we have ahead of us, another day to experience God’s goodness in the life of His people. Praise be His Name.

Beloved, what do you understand about gladness? I came across a write up where the author simply suggested a simple way to over fatigue, anxiety and depression by “laughing”. After reading it I tagged “Laughing Therapy.” He said just search for those moments and thoughts or memories that bring laughter to your mind. Create the atmosphere to laugh or be happy.

That reminded me in of the bible were have such command as “rejoice and I say again rejoice,” “Rejoice o! My soul,” “O my soul why are cast down within me,” a weary soul is a sick to body why a merry heart is like a medicine (Ps 69 3, 119:2, 119:8, 119:123; Pr 15:13, 15, Prov 17:22) .

So I came to you with same good news, make your heart merry and rejoice before Your King for loves you, and perfect love cast out fear.

Fear is not of God but of Satan. And as children of God we are permitted to be afraid except to fear God by our conduct and behaviour. For we did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back to fear. Instead we received the spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, Abba, Father!” (Rom 8:15).

There is only fear we are permitted to fear, join me as we go on this journey together for mutual benefits:

Numbers 12:1-14:4, Psalm 34:15-22, Proverbs 8:10-13, Mark 13:21-37

            The Fear of God    

To fear the Lord is to hate evil.—Proverbs 8:13

We are taught over and over again in Scripture that because God is uniquely and awesomely holy—pure, separated, and shining in His moral majesty—we are to draw near to Him with godly reverence and fear. The fear of the Lord, as we know, is the beginning of wisdom. Contemplation of His character, particularly His holiness, will lead to a reverential fear that prepares the soul (as it did for Isaiah) for more profitable service and activity.

But what does it mean to “fear” God? There are times in the Bible when we are told to fear and times when we are told not to fear. There is a fear that helps and a fear that hinders. How do we know the difference?

The fear that helps is the fear that expresses itself in reverence, veneration, awe, a sense of the grandeur and majesty of God. The fear that hinders is described for us in 2 Timothy 1:7: “For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.”

The Greek word deilia, which is translated “fearfulness” or “timidity” in this verse, comes from a root that means “wretched, sorry, miserable” and implies someone lacking in courage. God is not to blame for attitudes of cowardice or timidity; they come from within our own hearts. Timid people are frightened people, and if you want to explore this thought still further, ask yourself: what kinds of things frighten me that are not related to the fear of God? If we fear them more than we fear God, then we are being ruled by the wrong kind of fear.

Prayer

O God, I bring to You all my unhealthy fears and lay them at Your feet. Help me develop such a reverential fear for You that all other fears are quickly swallowed up. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Further Study

Dt 10:1-12; Jos 24:14; Eccl 12:13

What did the Lord require of Israel?

What did Joshua admonish Israel to do?

beloved, it is only fear that satan bring that put us to slavery, bondage, hostage, but the fear of God brings growth, abstain us from sin, give us power, love, and sound judgment.

The Spirit of God will rest of upon you and you will do exploits in your life and in the kingdom business. Be upstanding for the Lord, somebody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.