It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!” Hebrews 10:31 (HCSB)

The word of God is clear, the fear of the LORD is a good thing! In fact, it says, the fear of the LORD is clean (Psalm 19:9-10). It is a strong tower, refuge, fortress (Proverbs 14:26). It releases revelation and provision (Philippians 4:19). It is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 1:7, Psalm 111:10). And it extends one’s life (Proverbs 10:27), just to name a few of the benefits. In a world paralyzed by fears, God says the only fear is to be of Him! All other fears are of the flesh, are sinful and lead to greater bondage! When you truly fear the Lord, you are unstoppable!

You see, the fear of the LORD is all about seeing God as He is. The world around us has a veil upon their eyes. They may know about Him with their heads. As such they don’t fear Him, or stand in awe of Him, because they don’t know Him! They mock Him, and blaspheme His name! We are told to serve the LORD with fear and rejoice in Him with trembling (Psalm 2:11).

The writer of Hebrews says it is a terrifying, awesome, dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God (10:31). This context is for the Church. The prior verses remind us that God is the one who will take vengeance upon the injustice going on in the world right now (v.30). Yes, He will!!! But the verse right before that the writer says there are some people who have trampled upon the blood of Jesus AND who have insulted (NIV), outraged (ESV), distained (NLT) the Holy Spirit (v.29). Sadly, there is much of the Church who has ignored, pushed away, grieved and quenched the Holy Spirit. The hyper-grace movement that espouses a “woke” theology AND those who are cessationists who declare the Holy Spirit no longer does what He used to do, are in for a rude awakening!

This is not a light thing. The veil over them is about to be torn, just as the physical veil was torn in the Temple when Jesus died! Not all will recognize what the “Spirit of Grace” is doing. But there is a fresh anointing coming upon those who will “fear the LORD!” Just like the religious leaders of Jesus’ day, many today will double down in their erroneous theology, even as the Spirit of Grace moves among them! It truly is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living, HOLY, moving, JUST God! Remember the fear of the LORD is a good thing!!! God is raising up an army who fear only Him. It is an unstoppable force of overcomers. Are you willing to be one of these fearless warrior of God?

Cry out for mercy upon those who you know are “woke” or have rejected the Holy Spirit. Ask God to increase your fear of the LORD, and to reveal Himself to you as He is, not just as the culture or so much of the church as taught! Ask Him to show you how to fear the LORD in life, in your serving Him and in your worship! Ask Him to release the fear of the LORD upon your pastor, in your church and across our city! Thank Him for raising up an unstoppable army who fear Him alone!!!