Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fear Points The Way

Psalm 19:
Psa 19:9 The fear of יהוה is clean, standing forever; The right-rulings of יהוה are true, They are righteous altogether,
BDB Definition:

1) fear, terror, fearing
1a) fear, terror
1b) awesome or terrifying thing (object causing fear)
1c) fear (of God), respect, reverence, piety
1d) revered

1227)  ( YR) ac: Throw co: ? ab: F |kjv: river, brook, flood, stream| {str: 2975}
E)  ( YRA) ac: ? co: ? ab: F (vf: Paal, Niphal, Piel) |kjv: fear, afraid, terrible, dreadful, reverence, fearful| {str: 3372}
Nm)  ( Y-RA) - F |kjv: fear, afraid, fearful| {str: 3373}
Nf1)  ( YR-AH) - F |kjv: fear, dreadful, fearfulness| {str: 3374}
km)  ( MW-RA) - F [df: ] [freq. 13] |kjv: fear, terror, dread, terribleness| {str: 4172}
H)  ( YRH) ac: Throw co: Rain ab: ?: A throwing of the finger to show a direction to walk or live. The throwing of an arrow. The throwing down of water in rain.
V)  ( Y-RH) - I. Throw: [df: ] II. Rain: III. Teach: To point the way one is to walk in life. [freq. 84] (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil) |kjv: teach, shoot, archer, cast, teacher, rain, laid, direct, inform, instruct, show, shooter, through watered| {str: 3384}
gm)  ( YW-RH) - First rain: [freq. 2] |kjv: first rain, former| {str: 3138}

if1)  ( TW-RH) - Teaching: The direction one is to take in life. [freq. 219] |kjv: law| {str: 8451}

Once again we see something within these first verses that points us in a direction which we should go.  This time it is FEAR of Elohim.  Before it was the Torah or the instructions of Abba El for his bride or set apart people.

This fear brings forth a clean standing
haw-hore', taw-hore'
From H2891
; pure (in a physical, chemical, ceremonial or moral sense): - clean, fair, pure (-ness).
1204)  ( ThR) ac: Contain co: Wall ab: ?: The pictograph is a picture of a basket or other container, the is a picture of a man. Combined these mean "contain man". A wall that contains one for protection or as a jail.
G)  ( ThHR) ac: ? co: Clean ab: ?: [Unknown connection to root]
V)  ( Th-HR) - Clean: [freq. 94] (vf: Paal, Hitpael, Pual, Piel) |kjv: clean, purify, purge, purifier| {str: 2891}
Nf1)  ( ThH-RH) - Cleansing: [freq. 13] |kjv: cleansing, purifying, purification, cleansed| {str: 2893}
cm)  ( Th-HWR) - Clean: [freq. 96] |kjv: clean, pure, fair| {str: 2889, 2890}gm)  ( ThW-HR) - Cleanness: [freq. 4] |kjv: purify, clearness,| {str: 2892}
Let's look at what some other scriptures have to tell us about the fear of Elohim.
Pro 1:7 The fear of יהוה is the beginning of knowledge1; Fools despise wisdom and discipline. Footnote: 1See 9:10, Ps. 111:10.
 Pro 1:29 "Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of יהוה,
Pro 2:5 Then you would understand the fear of יהוה

, And find the knowledge of Elohim.
Pro 3:7 Do not be wise in your own eyes1; Fear יהוה and turn away from evil2. Footnotes: 1Isa. 5:21 2Job 28:28.
Pro 9:10 The fear of יהוה is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Set-apart One is understanding1. Footnote: See 1:7.
Pro 10:27 The fear of יהוה prolongs days, But the years of the wrong ones are shortened.
Pro 14:27 The fear of יהוה is a fountain of life, To turn away from the snares of death.
Pro 16:6 By kindness and truth crookedness is pardoned. And in the fear of יהוה one turns away from evil.

I think with these you can get the idea, when we fear Yahweh Elohim, we desire to do that which pleases Him.  Our lives are consumed with guarding His instructions. 
Deu 6:1 "And this is the command, the laws and right-rulings which יהוה your Elohim has commanded, to teach you to do in the land which you are passing over to possess,
Deu 6:2 so that you fear יהוה your Elohim, to guard all His laws and His commands which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days be prolonged.
Deu 6:3 "And you shall hear, O Yisra’ĕl, and shall guard to do, that it might be well with you, and that you increase greatly as יהוה Elohim of your fathers has spoken to you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
 It is not what we think we should do to please Him.  It is not giving the excuse to harbor our sin saying it is ok to do this because He knows our hearts.  It is specifically during this time of year I hear that phrase so often "He knows my heart, so it is ok".    Years ago the prince of preachers, C. H. Spurgeon spoke about the evils of Christmas.  The churches did not celebrate this pagan festival then.  Over the course of time churchianity has given way to this overpowering pagan celebration.  Here are some more Scriptures regarding our hearts.  (I will post more on this pagan festival later).

Pro 21:2 All a man’s ways are right in his own eyes, But יהוה weighs the hearts.
Isa 44:18 They do not know nor understand, for He has smeared their eyes from seeing, and their hearts from understanding.
Jer 4:4 "Circumcise yourselves unto יהוה, and take away the foreskins of your hearts, you men of Yehuḏah and inhabitants of Yerushalayim, lest My wrath come forth like fire and burn, with none to quench it, because of the evil of your deeds."
Eze 11:21 "But to those whose hearts walk after the heart of their disgusting matters and their abominations, I shall recompense their deeds on their own heads," declares the Master יהוה.
Eze 14:3 "Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts, and have put the stumbling-block of their crookedness before their face. Should I let them inquire of Me at all?
Jer 17:9 "The heart is crooked1 above all, and desperately sick – who shall know it? Footnote: 1See 7:24, 16:12, 18:12, 23:17.

Now then, how important are the feelings of our hearts to Abba El?  Should it not be that our hearts should be seeking out how He feels about the things we do?  We should be searching the Scriptures to validate the things we do not just go by our feelings.  There are many things I used to do that Scripture tells me was an abomination to Him.  I have had to learn it is more important to give up those things I desired to do in order to live a life that is pleasing to Him of fearing Him.  I  have had to learn to fear Him in order to be pointing my life in the right direction.  Scripture speaks so clearly on so many things.  My true journey in understanding the Scriptures came when I set aside the man made Sabbath of Sunday to be in obedience to His command of the 7th day Sabbath.  I tell you it was then my eyes were truly opened.  The fear of Elohim, obedience to His commands, even though it brings heart ache and separation from family and friends has been the beginning of a new understanding of the totality of Scripture.  It is like having the blinders taken off from my eyes and now Scripture is finally beginning to make sense in its totality.  We cannot separate the New from the Old.  The New is commentary on the Old.  We cannot understand how far we are from Elohim without the Old.  Until churchianity is willing to walk in the Old paths  they will continue to be weak and not make a difference in this world.  Let me leave you with this word that has made the whole difference over the years.
Isa 58:1 "Cry aloud, do not spare. Lift up your voice like a ram’s horn. Declare to My people their transgression, and the house of Yaʽaqoḇ their sins.
Isa 58:2 "Yet they seek Me day by day, and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and did not forsake the right-ruling of their Elohim. They ask of Me rulings of righteousness, they delight in drawing near to Elohim.
Isa 58:3 They say, ‘Why have we fasted, and You have not seen? Why have we afflicted our beings, and You took no note?’ "Look, in the day of your fasting you find pleasure, and drive on all your labourers.
Isa 58:4 "Look, you fast for strife and contention, and to strike with the fist of wrongness. You do not fast as you do this day, to make your voice heard on high.
Isa 58:5 "Is it a fast that I have chosen, a day for a man to afflict his being? Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, and to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Do you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to יהוה?
Isa 58:6 "Is this not the fast that I have chosen: to loosen the tight cords of wrongness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to exempt the oppressed, and to break off every yoke?
Isa 58:7 "Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked, and cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh?
Isa 58:8 "Then your light would break forth like the morning, your healing spring forth speedily. And your righteousness shall go before you, the esteem of יהוה would be your rear guard.
Isa 58:9 "Then, when you call, יהוה would answer; when you cry, He would say, ‘Here I am.’ "If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and the speaking of unrighteousness,
Isa 58:10 if you extend your being to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted being, then your light shall dawn in the darkness, and your darkness be as noon.
Isa 58:11 "Then יהוה would guide you continually, and satisfy your being in drought, and strengthen your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
Isa 58:12 "And those from among you shall build the old waste places. You shall raise up the foundations of many generations. And you would be called the Repairer of the Breach, the Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.
Isa 58:13 "If you do turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on My set-apart day, and shall call the Sabbath ‘a delight,’ the set-apart day of יהוה ‘esteemed,’ and shall esteem it, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words,
Isa 58:14 then you shall delight yourself in יהוה. And I shall cause you to ride on the heights of the earth, and feed you with the inheritance of Yaʽaqoḇ your father. For the mouth of יהוה has spoken!"

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