Striving To Not Fear God?

Friends,
Okay… healed of what?  That is my question to those who are enthusiastically running around exclaiming about and promoting some wondrous book or technique by which we can all supposedly draw closer to God and thus receive healing for the hurt of one’s soul.  These things, they say, will also produce rapturous feelings, a feeling of unity with the Divine as well as all creation (matter included), and will bring about a sense of “knowing” and “enlightenment”.

Hmmm… smacks of Gnosticism and New Age.  Yet thousands of so-called Christians are flocking to retreats, bookstores, colleges, and seminars that make these promises.  Is there healing?  Maybe.  But if it’s healing at the power of a counterfeit, then it likely comes at the expense of one’s eternal soul.

And what exactly do most of these exuberantly proclaimed healings entail?  Do we see amputated limbs grown back?  Do we see blind-from-birth eyes made perfect?  Can the media ever catch and document these “sightings”? Well, most of the healings are of the mind anyway, they say.  And what’s that mean?  Well, explained out, it means, “I’m healed of my fear of God.”

Nice.  And have a nice life down here.  On this earth.  Because in the next, the one that comes after physical death, the one that lasts forever… well, for Truth-refusers, it’s not going to be about anything nice.  No rapturous feelings there.  No feelings of one with others, let alone God; and any high and lofty worldly knowledge one has, sure isn’t going to matter one iota.

Friends, the problem is sin.  Humans need to be healed of that.  But unfortunately, they want anything BUT that.  So they run in circles trying to get rid of the wounds inflicted through their own sin and the sin of others, absolutely refusing to go to the correct Source.  (Jer. 2:13)  Because if they do that, they would have to repent.  And “repent” is just too much of a foul, dirty, and abominably aggravating word to even consider applying.

Lost souls, these are…  But they still have time to turn.  They still have time to humble themselves enough to open their ears and listen to Truth.  Can they do it?  Will they do it?  They think they can’t, because simply, they just won’t. So, sadly, the “powerful delusion” (2 Thes. 2:11) continues to mushroom throughout their already fogged-up minds and they cannot understand that “God has made foolish the wisdom of the world.”  (1 Cor. 1:20)

If they would but turn to His Word, they would be imparted with wisdom and insight and the discernment we all need.  “For the LORD gives wisdom, and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”  (Prov. 2:6)  Friends, God’s mouth has spoken through His Word, the Scriptures, and those who say union with God comes through the feelings one gets in one’s belly while chanting or repeating one word “breath prayers”, or through the voice or “pictures” that come through “doing floor time”, is not only false, but dangerous.

We all (hopefully) want to commune with God.  But this is done with a submission to His Word, through His Word, who is Jesus, the Christ.  (John 1:1,14 & Rev. 19:13)  But that is not done unless one opens up the Word and meditates on IT.  And if we have His Holy Spirit in us, He will guide us into all truth.  (John 16:13)  This is how we get wisdom.  And it starts nowhere else but with the fear of the LORD.  (Prov. 1:7)

BUT… unfortunately, this correct, godly, and necessary fear is EXACTLY what so many are mocking and running from.  It is exactly why ideas explaining away this necessity are so rampant and popular.  It is exactly why there is so much wickedness (Ps. 36:1-3), for by not having the true Jesus, they do not have the true power to overcome.  And… it is exactly what many are so adamantly and shamelessly trying to get healed FROM.

Yes, making up a “God” to fit their desire to continue to live for self, pleasure, and the world, and in order to be “a somebody” amongst the “in” crowd, they desperately seek to be healed from none other than:  Their fear of God.

Think about it.
Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

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~ by smilesback on September 22, 2009.

 
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