Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Fear Of God

by Prophet Dr. David Owuor


"18 Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain trembled violently. 19 As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him. 20 The LORD descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses went up 21 and the LORD said to him, “Go down and warn the people so they do not force their way through to see the LORD and many of them perish."
(Exodus 19:18-21)
 
WHY THE GODHEAD CHOOSES TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO MANKIND
 
By all perceivable standards, order had broken down in the camp at that wilderness place, to the extent that frequent heckling and ranting at Moses now became the order of day. This act from among the Israelites, greatly diminished the authority of GOD that Moses was intended to wield as he points them to the right direction towards the Promised land.
 
Therefore, we see that the breakdown of law and order in the Israelite camp was as a matter of fact the reflection of the loss of the FEAR OF GOD that had now blossomed in their hearts. And for the GODHEAD to decide that HE is coming down HIMSELF to sort matters out HIMSELF, it must have become a grievous issue that definitely tipped the threshold in heaven.
 
Put in words, GOD ALMIGHTY seems to have reached the end of the road with this people since they did not reserve any residual decorum towards Moses. They seem to have spent it all on matters of daily survival and livelihood. It is this lack of the FEAR OF GOD that indeed registered in heaven as a grave imprudence. Many times in the bible, the LORD has well underscored that such lack of wisdom among HIS people is indeed very deadly for a generation that really needed GOD.
 
28 And He said to the human race, “The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.” (Job 28:28).
 
For that matter, when the GODHEAD HIMSELF decided to descend and visit the church at the Mega Kisumu Revival Meeting on that December 31st, 2012, HE must have intended to bring up a great awakening within the church.
 
Of late, the church of Christ, and especially the pulpit has largely operated outside the realm of the FEAR OF GOD. Like Israel, it is this lawlessness that must have tipped the threshold of the heavenly scales and caused THE GODHEAD HIMSELF to intervene for purposes of Christ Jesus the Bridegroom.
 
The GODHEAD must have thus purposed that upon HIS visitation, the church would see HIS Serious Materialized Physical Form of the Fearsome Cloud of GLORY, and be thrown into sombre perplexity in order to restore the lost FEAR OF GOD in the church. In so doing, the GODHEAD must have deliberately intended to stir up a great awakening about GOD within the church, and ignite forth a serious REPENTANCE REVIVAL for the lukewarmness and backsliding committed in the house. This is what would throw not only the church, but the entire global community into the biggest REPENTANCE wave of our time.
 
Put together, the awe, the FEAR OF GOD, the REPENTANCE REVIVAL, and the return to holiness are the spiritual fundamentals that this visitation of the GODHEAD was intended to inject into that long-awaited process of PREPARING THE WAY for the glorious coming of the Messiah. For Israel, the visitation of the GODHEAD on that Mt. Sinai occasion, brought with it such a terror because it essentially revealed the Severity of GOD, thereby causing them to humble and request for forgiveness of sins.
 
Things got so bad at that mountain visitation that the Israelites in fact avowed that they would rather GOD Speaks to them through Moses than get to see the consuming wrath that defines the Presence of the GODHEAD. In fact from that day on it became vividly clear in their minds that meeting the GODHEAD was nothing short of death itself.
 
For the church, this fearsome visitation of the GODHEAD HIMSELF couldn't have come at a better time than this! This is the hour when the church is right on the heels of repeating the same mistakes that Israel committed. The rampant abuse of the grace and lack of the FEAR OF GOD which has infected the present-day House of GOD is what has indeed left the LORD with no choice but to PERSONALLY intervene on behalf of the Christ. This has become so blatant that Christians now almost treat GOD as their 'elder brother'! The horrendous sacrifice that the Messiah laid down with HIS Own Life at the Altar of the Cross has today been treated as nothing by none other than the church herself! Pastors and Shepherd have openly come out to announce their gayism and their endorsement of homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle in the present-day church!
 
If this level of abomination does not cause the GODHEAD HIMSELF to attend to this matter, what is it that the present-day believer expects would threshold in heaven! Prostitution and sexual sin have invaded the church in a manner never witnessed before, to the extent that it is now common order to find them displaying their nudity and nakedness in the House of the LORD during worship!
 
While all this goes on the false prophets and false apostles are on the other hand busy defiling the bride, repeatedly, again and again through the gospel of prosperity that centres the love of money at the heart of the church. Indeed abomination and blasphemy by the present-day believers has become so widespread that it is indeed world over. All the sundry, definitely knew that it would just be a matter of time before the GODHEAD HIMSELF came down to attend to this grievous matter. To say that the GODHEAD needed to come down and bring the seriousness of HIS enormity in to the House would be an understatement. HE had to come down owing to how late in the day it is for the coming of the King. And indeed that process of PREPARING THE WAY for the coming of the LORD can only be achieved in this day and age, by the GODHEAD HIMSELF drawing HIS people back to HIMSELF through a genuine penitent remorsefulness. This is how He stages a ferocious fight for the SON OF MAN that is coming.
 
Like Israel, today's church of Christ ought to be on their knees right now repenting for the blasphemies, abominations, lukewarmness, and backsliding that has been so witnessed in the church of Christ. One cannot imagine just how much pain the GODHEAD has gone through when women come out in the open spotting extra-marital pregnancies, and pointing fingers at Pastors as the perpetrators of that despicable immoral act! Even the apostate church herself knew it too well that there is no way such a heinous act as is being commissioned in the house today, would have gone on virtually unchallenged. Now with the coming of the GODHEAD HIMSELF into the spiritual landscape, the writing is on the wall!
 
Further Scripture Reading:
"And Jehovah went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to shine on them, to go by day and night. The pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night did not depart from before the people." (Exodus 13:21-22)
"And Jehovah brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm, with great terror and with signs and wonders." (Deuteronomy 26:8)

"16 On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast. Everyone in the camp trembled. 17Then Moses led the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 18 Mount Sinai was covered with smoke, because the LORD descended on it in fire. The smoke billowed up from it like smoke from a furnace, and the whole mountain trembled violently. 19 As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him. 20 The LORD descended to the top of Mount Sinai and called Moses to the top of the mountain. So Moses went up 21 and the LORD said to him, “Go down and warn the people so they do not force their way through to see the LORD and many of them perish. 22 Even the priests, who approach the Lord, must consecrate themselves, or the LORD will break out against them.” 23 Moses said to the Lord, “The people cannot come up Mount Sinai, because you yourself warned us, ‘Put limits around the mountain and set it apart as holy.’” 24 The LORD replied, “Go down and bring Aaron up with you. But the priests and the people must not force their way through to come up to the Lord, or he will break out against them.”
(Exodus 19:16-24).

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