Not in the praise, not in the worship, not in the exhortation or during the offering. I feel like the fear of the Lord is one of the missing elements in modern churches, and it's why we don't see more healing, deliverance and lasting life-change in our congregations. Too many believers--in America, anyway--take God for granted. God longs to be known, and there is only one way to step into that deep intimacy and experience it fully. Actual construction begins with the foundation and framing of the house. Once the house is completed, you no longer see any part of the foundation and framework, although they hold and protect all the beautiful furnishings and finishes inside. If I stood here with one of your favorite soccer players, many of you would be on the edges of your seats.
In those few days I had already been to Europe and Asia to minister. Sometimes I have to address it and ask the people to please pay attention, he whispered. What can make your life more purposeful and focused? Everything about their body postures and countenances gave the appearance of a casual crowd waiting patiently for a show to begin. I felt godly indignation burning within my breast. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. In this rerelease of his book, John Bevere dispels the false understanding of god.
There wasn't a very discernible flow through the book but rath I'm just going to go right out and say it: This book was not particularly well-written or enjoyable to read. Nunc hendrerit tortor vitae est placerat ut varius erat posuere. Integer elementum tempor libero sit amet iaculis. The words came with boldness and authority, and I did not fear what the people would think or how they would react. In his lovingly confrontational style, Bevere challenges believers to reverence God anew in their worship, prayers, and daily living. I enjoyed the way John Bevere tracked through Old and New Testament showing how God set up an order of worship then released His glory and judgment. The Fear of The Lord has allowed me to see that although I have been obeying Papa God's, I have not been living in fear of His word.
It was not possible for all present to come forward to the altar, so. In addition to enhancing your personal devotions, this would be an excellent choice for a Bible study. While Jesus did say He regarded His disciples as friends John 15:15 , He is still our Lord, and we need to approach Him with more respect. He is an international best-selling author with books numbering in the millions in print in over 40 languages. I was excited as I once again boarded a plane, this time to South America. In his lovingly confrontational style, Bevere challenges believers to reverence God anew in their worship, prayers, and daily living. Take the time to prayerfully read and understand each chapter before proceeding to the next.
The Spirit of God then spoke to me and said, I want you to directly confront this. I waited, hoping the people would enter into a true reverence of the Lord. Donec scelerisque, urna id tincidunt ultrices, nisi nisl lacinia mi, at pellentesque enim mi eu felis. John Bevere is passionate to see individuals deepen their intimacy with God and capture an eternal perspective. He does a great job of integrating Scripture, personal experiences, and examples from history and his public ministry to illustrate his ideas.
He had confused a spirit of fear with the fear of the Lord. He points out that many Christian leaders camp on the Scriptures that emphasize God's love--especially 1 John 4:18. I knew now that my question— Lord, where is Your presence? Too many believers--in America, anyway--take God for granted. The leader read from the Bible and taught. After twenty or thirty minutes, the music tempo slowed to what we call the worship songs.
This book is really a call to accountability. This is a really good book every Christian should read. Grace is taught so prevalently but where is the Fear of God? I proceeded to read what God requires of those who come near Him: By those who come near Me I must be regarded as holy; and before all the people I must be glorified. Fearing God is very much misunderstood, and John Bevere did a great job of using scripture to help us to see what holy fear is, and how important it is to the Lord. If so, stand to your feet. John enjoys living in Colorado Springs with his wife, Lisa, also a bestselling author and speaker, and their family. You could have heard a pin drop in the silent moments between each of my statements.
Or if their eyes roamed with disinterest and disrespect? The fear of the Lord. The price may be the seller's own price elsewhere or another seller's price. Many Christians have never understood the fear of the Lord, which builds passion and intimacy into their relationship with god and makes their lives real and pure. They sat, but the underlying rumble of casual conversation continued. Understanding why and how to fear god is the beginning of knowing Him as He yearns to be known. This same casual behavior I had observed when I entered the auditorium had moved forward into the service. What will build a deeper intimacy in your relationship with God? However, I enjoyed reading his take on the fear of God and it is a good reminder to all that yes, God is love, but He is 100% just, even to the damnation of souls.
An evangelist came for a period of four weeks, and the Lord revived this church with His presence. What will transform you into a truly Spirit-led child of God? Yes, I had to work at wanting to continue to read each page, but it was because I think the topic of the fear of God is vastly important and largely under-appreciated in the modern day church. The E-mail message field is required. This book will inform and encourage believers to intimately know god like never before. I have to admit, I watched this author on you tube and that moved my rating from 4 to 3 stars. In his lovingly confrontational style, Bevere challenges believers to reverence God anew in their worship, prayers, and daily living. The second night of our meetings, the Spirit of God led me to preach on the fear of the Lord.
I ask that You would anoint me with Your Spirit. He is also a popular conference speaker and host of The Messenger T. This book will surely open your eyes to a deeper understanding of what it means to fear God. I especially encourage church leaders to read this, since you set the tone for your congregations--and thereby make God more or less accessible to your people. It's because we don't honor God as we should, and because we are trying too hard to control what happens in our worship services.