One of the characteristics of the prosperous is having the fear of God. Not being deathly afraid of God or scared for 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us that God has not given us the spirit of fear. The fear I’m talking about is a godly fear or reverence for God.
God inspired King Solomon to write, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge…” (Proverbs 1:7). In other words, you can’t even know God if you won’t respect of reverence Him as God!
To fear God is to deeply reverence and respect Him. People who are “loose” in the way they live don’t have any fear of God in their hearts. The unsaved don’t know any better; they don’t know God as God. Some baby Christians are ignorant and don’t know any better, either. Yet His Spirit indwells them, and God requires that every believer show a certain respect toward Him and His Word.
People who disrespect God don’t truly know Him. They may be trying to get a ticket to Heaven, but they don’t really want to know Him. If they did, they would humble themselves and show godly fear and respect toward Him.
Godly fear always produces divine results. Sometimes people aren’t getting the results they want to see from the Word because they’re behaving irreverently before Him, or because they are holding on to attitudes that are irreverent and disrespectful.
If you are going to walk in the God-kind of prosperity, you need to hold on to your fear of the Lord.
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Being Sober In Mind and Intent of My Heart Apostle, I Receive That the Fear of the Lord Is One of the Characteristics of Prosperous. Arguably, the God Kind of Prosperity, is not possible if I do not live the life that displays My Fear of the Lord. I Purpose to be in Awe of His Presence and All that He Is, So that I Can Have All of His Promisies Which Includes The Abundant Prosperous Life.
Amen Apostle Thompson! I receive that one of the characteristics of the prosperous is having the fear of God. I receive that Godly fear always produces divine results. I receive that I am going to walk in God-kind of prosperity, so I know that I need to holding on to my fear of the Lord. I receive it in Jesus’ name. Many blessings sir. Amen!