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He will Judge the heart

The fasted lifestyle of serving fasting praying and giving to the Father who sees and rewards is revealed in Matthew 5-7.

Matthew 5:19 has Jesus saying of this lifestyle “Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does these commandments and teaches others (encourages) will be called great.”

All of the heart postures (mourning, hungering etc) of the beatitudes and virtues of the Sermon on the Mount (SotM), as well as our beholding of Jesus to transform us, can only be done by maintaining an inner dialogue with the Holy Spirit.  It is His work to sanctify and lead us, but without communication and abiding our heart and nature are fallen.  Most Christians have been taught to just be saved and live anyway we want, but this video reveals the fear of the Lord that 1)we will give account for every idle word unrepented of [Matt 12:36], and 2) He will judge not just what we did, but He will judge the heart, the inner motives (1Cor 4:5).  -I need fresh encounters with the Spirit to live perfectly the way the SotM details.

  • Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes.  He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart.  At that time each will receive their praise from God (1 Cor 4:5).

The continuous inner dialogue of ‘John 15 Abiding in His love‘ is revealed in Galatians 5:16 as ‘walking in the Spirit.‘  Walking in the Spirit is not some ethereal idea that we can just claim to do, but is ‘talking with the Spirit in a dialogue.’  If we feed on the Word and Gal 6:8 ‘sow to the Spirit’ (singing, tongues, etc) He will talk back more often, and we will reap His love on our emotions.  He will talk us into wisdom in time, money and energy, or lifestyle of Matt 13 “100fold obedience.”  The best way to say it is, “We won’t walk in the Spirit more than we talk with the Spirit.”  Let’s walk in the Spirit, it’s grace based, and we grow in it over time.  He will help us relate to others in a right way, and work with what the Father is doing in their lives, so we can love them and treat them accordingly.

It’s also taught that stalling out in obedience can shut down His activity, but it has to all be fueled by His love, and the Spirit’s ministry centers around revealing the Love of the Father and Bridegroom.  The uncreated Spirit of God dwells in us!!  Dwells in us, yet He is dormant without our co-operation.

REWARD IN THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM

  1. Our ministry in the age to come has nothing to do with how much we accomplished outwardly in this age, but rather how much we developed inwardly. The choices we make in our 70-year internship determine where and how we will function in our 1,000-year ministry assignment.  (Mt. 19:30; 20:16, 26-27; 22:14;)  THIS IS HUGE

HE WILL JUDGE OUR HEART SIZE?

  1. We must keep and teach a life vision that recognizes this truth: The measure that we develop in our hearts in love, meekness, and revelation (of His Word) related to our time and talents, determines our place and function in His eternal government. Marriages should be built on empowering each other in this. Without a clearly defined life vision, our time will be stolen by the tyranny of the urgent.  Time is the essence of life, wasting time is wasting life.  His Mercy sustains our reach for grace in this fueled by the Fear of the Lord as well as refusing a cheap grace message.
  2. Matthew 5: says ‘The Meek shall inherit the earth.’  They that advocate meekness will inherit the earth and be called great not least, because God has chosen voluntary weakness as the vehicle for Him to show Himself strong on our behalf.  1 Cor 1:27 says of the SotM lifestyle and weak things, “ God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong.”  Meekness is voluntarily (and involuntarily sometimes) giving up our strength, and it’s the way the Kingdom is released and that strongholds and ideologies that holds the culture of our city in bondage. We choose weakness in finances and call it giving, we choose weakness in food to pray and call it fasting, we choose weakness in our time and speech asking God about His word and praying God what He wants us to pray for and call it having a prayer life and intercession.  1 Cor 1 says in this we receive the perfected power of the Spirit.  Joel 2 says that when there is big crisis in the land if we want perfect strength call a fast, pray and repent, and cry out for the land, Eze 9:4 reveals that those ppl that do could be protected from Judgment.

Here’s a full study of How to Walk in the Spirit

THE HEAVENLY KINGDOM JESUS WILL BRING

  1. But many who are first will be last, and the last first. (Mt. 19:30)                                
  2. Jesus gave His disciples the revelation of the great exchange that occurs at the harvest as some who are “last” in privilege and prominence in this age will be “first” in the Kingdom Age. Those who choose to be last by their lifestyle choices of humility will be first in age-to-come.
  3. For many are called (invited by God), but few are chosen (commissioned) (Mt. 22:14). Many people are called (invited to inherit great things) yet only a few are chosen or esteemed by God as faithful or worthy to be commissioned to rule with Jesus when He returns.
  4. The only ones chosen or commissioned are the faithful who are proven and consistent in meek obedience under the varied pressures of opportunity, temptation, and resistance. Jesus reveals that only a few will have a sufficient maturity in faithfulness to rule in the Millennium.  Yet everyone has a ‘fair shot.’
  5. God invites “whosoever” or literally everyone to be great in His Kingdom. This is a primary teaching in the Sermon on the Mount (Mt. 5-7). We cannot repent of the desire for greatness because God designed our spirit with this longing. We must repent for seeking greatness in a wrong way. We must also repent for neglecting to seek greatness (simply because Jesus designed and called us to be great in His sight). Without the paradigm of being on a journey to greatness, the Sermon on the Mount lifestyle is much more difficult to sustain. 
6 He who comes to God must believe…He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. (Heb. 11:6)
  6. The fear of the Lord is related to the truth that He sees all and will take us to account for every idle word unrepented of.  To lose the fear of the Lord is to lose what the bible defines as wisdom.  Most Christians will talk you out of the fear of the Lord.

Here’s a study of the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit

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Fear of the Lord

The Holy Spirit is working for two torches burning in the hearts of believers today related to pursuing Jesus.  “The fear of the Lord and the First Commandment (wholeheartedness).

One of the rarest and most precious things to God on the earth right now is a heart that trembles at His word.  The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord, followed by the mercy of God – or we do not grasp mercy.  We desire wisdom, yet quickly flee from its starting point: the fear of the Lord. To “graduate” from it and move on means we still lack it. 

Unbelief = Thinking that God will not really hold me accountable for every deed in me life and for every word that I spoke without repentance.  The fear of the Lord and the awareness of His gaze upon every area and intent of our heart is clean and glorious, enduring forever.  What’s terrifying about Jesus: He sees more than “what” I am doing, He sees the “why” in my heart – it’s motivation to pray for new motives. 

There is a false grace message emerging anew from different, unrelated streams of the body of Christ, empowering complacency and passivity.  True grace produces freedom to live radically before God, knowing He a God who rewards on Judgment Day.  The fear of the Lord is clean – we are in great need of so much more of it.  Radical abandonment pressing for the fullness of God in breakthrough is the only logical response to the grace of God.  How can you tell if you’re hearing a true grace message? Its impact on your heart makes you want to live like Paul, the bondslave of love. 

“What is your plan to keep reaching and laboring for radical abandonment to Jesus in lifestyle and understanding for the long-term?”  How deep can the free heart go in God?  Love ignites a wholehearted striving to lay aside even the permissible for the cause of experiencing and enjoying all that is ours in Christ.   His love is unyielding, fervently and wholeheartedly pursuing until my heart, wholly unlocked and undone, relents – and all I want is Him. 

Matthew 24/25

Jesus talked about three kinds of believers in Matt24/25 – wicked, foolish, and wise; each had very different approaches to His Second Coming

The wicked servant did not think about or believe in the Second Coming, had no fear of the Lord, thus was blatantly sinful towards others.
The foolish believer even has revelation of Jesus as Bridgegroom, measure of oil on the inside, responsive to call to rise – yet still unprepared.
The wise believers have the end in view in a manner that informs and impacts their lifestyle in righteousness and responsiveness/tenderness towards God with deep pursuit in the here and now.

Bridal Paradigm

There are forerunners emerging to prepare many in the church to stand (Mal 3:1, Isa 40), and forerunners emerging to prepare many in the church to fall away (2nd Thes 2).
The people cry, “where is the God of justice?” and the true forerunner answers, “He’s coming, but you’re not ready; prepare.” (Malachi 2:17-3:5)
Wait on God and He’ll make you into a flame of fire, Heb. 1:7. He’ll ignite you with His passions and inflame you with zeal for His face.

The premiere issue of the Forerunner ministry is to prepare the church for the controversy of Jesus, the Coming King & Righteous Judge.  He is a King we are subject to, and a Judge we are accountable to; He is also a Bridegroom, which disarms our objections to the first two.  The revelation of Jesus the Bridegroom sets believers into their primary identity, rooted and grounded in confident love – unshakable in Him. The revelation of Jesus the Bridegroom sets the Bride into active participation with His mission as King and Judge versus passive resistance. 
We can bring the body into understanding their role living through God’s Tribulation by bringing their hearts into the reality that He is kicking out the props keeping His bride from wholeheartedness.
The people of America are fueled by emotion, which is why we must connect them to the overwhelming emotions of a passionate Bridegroom.
The bridal paradigm is about the longing of the bridegroom and bride to receive wholehearted, abandoned, committed love from one another.
 
How do we get Lovesick?
You can have a bridal paradigm and never get lovesick.
Eph 5 reveals that the garden of the heart of the bride flourishes best when it is cherished, treasured, and enjoyed wholly by her bridegroom, forerunners functioning as friends of the bridegroom, teach the bride how be to washed by the water of His Word unto feeling nourished and cherished, unto pure and spotlessness. 

_Dave Sliker_

Is. 29:13, “And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men.” Human rules do not produce the true fear of the Lord.
I fear losing the value of the fear of the Lord. I submit that it is not possible to wholeheartedly love Jesus if we do not truly fear Him. I need revelation and understanding of the knowledge of God at another level to fear Him, honor Him, and love Him the way He deserves.
Here’s how to know if the fear of the Lord is vibrantly alive within someone: They are aggressively departing from all evil and disobedience.  Partial disobedience is still disobedience and must be treated as such.  Prov. 16:6 says those who lack the fear of the Lord will allow compromises in their lives to go unchallenged. 
“The fear of the LORD is His treasure” (Isa. 33:6). The fear of the Lord is a jewel with which God rewards the righteous.  The wise get all they can! 

Fear of the Lord

Prov 9:10 the Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

Rom 11:22 Behold the Kindness of God, and also Behold the Harshness of God

The Prophetic Spirit speaks that GOD IS ALIVE! This Spirit keeps us from just having religiosity and ideas about God and connects us Him in real time. It destroys unbelief that we may not have realized we even had. Jesus is alive and He is watching over your life and He has thoughts! He is your biggest fan, He is so desiring your success and has a place in His heart that is just for you, that is consumed with you. Misty Edwards has a song about how we are always on His mind and we are. Psa 139:18 suggests that God has as many thoughts about one of us as there are grains of sand on the beach.

Shelley Hundley had a encounter with Jesus and He said He His looking for two things to be burning in the hearts of church which is “the fear of the Lord” and the 1st Commandment (that we love Him with all of our heart soul and mind). He said at the time that they were foreign to a majority of the church even IHOP. The idea was that there was radically more available to walk in. The fear of the Lord is related to the idea that God sees everything!! The one who, if we saw Him more fully, we would tremble and shake in awe of His glory, He has thoughts on how we should live! Though He loves us more than we could ever know, He has a fearsome zeal that we would walk in holiness and pursue Him for the grace to do it.

The fear of the Lord is good, Psa 19 calls it ‘clean’. It is being connected to that fact that we will have to give account for the way we live our lives. And that there is great reward for obedience and even in heaven great regret for missing the mark. We tend to live oblivious to the fact that God’s ways our not our ways. He has built a Kingdom on meekness and selflessness. Jesus said “I do not of my own accord, but that which I see that Father do.” That is the ultimate model of maturity as exemplified in connectedness to what the Father is doing. I know people that whenever they go places and meet people they pray, “Father, what are you doing in this person, in this place, how can I partner with you in it.”

With the Fear of the Lord we need to be awakened to God’s gaze on us and the consequences therein. He is committed to bringing us forth in love and it is His Spirit in us that does the work, as we surrender and obey. The natural response to conviction is to try to obey in the flesh. But so many of the things He is doing in us are ‘fruit’ of the Spirit. By communing with Him, abiding in Him and seeking Him, experiencing His presence we ‘walk in the Spirit.’ By choosing Him and focusing on Him, kindness, joy and love flow out as fruit of the Spirit. It’s not something that is done by gritting our teeth and doing it in the flesh.

The FEAR OF THE LORD

-being awakened to God’s gaze on us
-consequences therin
-He’s zealous and committed to bringing us forth in love

The Lord does not see as man sees
-terrifying
-evaluates based on inner position of of heart, not just externals
-’the LIVING GOD who rebukes

But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word. Isaiah 66:5

He will grant us the fear of the Lord, it is wisdom to ask for it continually.

Fear of the Lord

It is the beginning of wisdom.  It is also what was imparted when John Mulinde spoke recently at IHOP-KC (archived message 3/1).  It was a last minute staff meeting which was quite shaking.  It’s so good to have the fear of the Lord, to catapult you into letting go of worldly things and secret sin.  But you can’t let it put you in condemnation, if you are sincerely repentant, Jesus loves you as much as the Father loves Him (John 15:9).  You can pray to experience that Love.

Now what is interesting about this encounter John had was that the Lord quoted 1 Cor 6: 9 Know all of you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

and then said if He brought the bride home now He wouldn’t be able to take John.  John has since repented of envy, lust (heart adultery), and self promotion (in ministry).  If this is you repent now and walk in the Spirit and pray Scriptures to stay in the Spirit, not in the lust of the flesh (Gal 5).

 

I do not take this as the Lord condoning the false pre-trib rapture doctrine as He said ‘if’ I took my church home now, implying IF it was time, or after the time of tribulation.  For quite clearly in matt 24:29 Jesus said ‘Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

He also said that the shaking that is coming is much sooner than we thought.  Remember Hag 2:7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations (Jesus) shall come.

Zeph 2:3 Seek all of you the Lord, all you meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be all of you shall be hidden (protected) in the day of the Lord’s anger (end-times).

You can’t base theology on someone else’s prophetic experiences but it is something to study out and seek the Lord with prayer and fasting for understanding on.

Fear of the Lord

The Prophetic Spirit speaks that GOD IS ALIVE! This Spirit keeps us from just having religiosity and ideas about God and connects us Him in real time. It destroys unbelief that we may not have realized we even had. Jesus is alive and He is watching over your life and He has thoughts! He is your biggest fan, He is so desiring your success and has a place in His heart that is just for you, that is consumed with you. Misty Edwards has a song about how we are always on His mind and we are. Psa 139:18 suggests that God has as many thoughts about one of us as there are grains of sand on the beach.

Shelley Hundley had a encounter with Jesus and He said He His looking for two things to be burning in the hearts of church which is “the fear of the Lord” and the 1st Commandment (that we love Him with all of our heart soul and mind). He said at the time that they were foreign to a majority of the church even IHOP. The idea was that there was radically more available to walk in. The fear of the Lord is related to the idea that God sees everything!! The one who, if we saw Him more fully, we would tremble and shake in awe of His glory, He has thoughts on how we should live! Though He loves us more than we could ever know, He has a fearsome zeal that we would walk in holiness and pursue Him for the grace to do it.

The fear of the Lord is good, Psa 19 calls it ‘clean’. It is being connected to that fact that we will have to give account for the way we live our lives. And that there is great reward for obedience and even in heaven great regret for missing the mark. We tend to live oblivious to the fact that God’s ways our not our ways. He has built a Kingdom on meekness and selflessness. Jesus said “I do not of my own accord, but that which I see that Father do.” That is the ultimate model of maturity as exemplified in connectedness to what the Father is doing. I know people that whenever they go places and meet people they pray, “Father, what are you doing in this person, in this place, how can I partner with you in it.”

With the Fear of the Lord we need to be awakened to God’s gaze on us and the consequences therein. He is committed to bringing us forth in love and it is His Spirit in us that does the work, as we surrender and obey. The natural response to conviction is to try to obey in the flesh. But so many of the things He is doing in us are ‘fruit’ of the Spirit. By communing with Him, abiding in Him and seeking Him, experiencing His presence we ‘walk in the Spirit.’ By choosing Him and focusing on Him, kindness, joy and love flow out as fruit of the Spirit. It’s not something that is done by gritting our teeth and doing it in the flesh.

The FEAR OF THE LORD

-being awakened to God’s gaze on us
-consequences therin
-He’s zealous and committed to bringing us forth in love

The Lord does not see as man sees
-terrifying
-evaluates based on inner position of of heart, not just externals
-‘the LIVING GOD who rebukes

But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word. Isaiah 66:5

He will grant us the fear of the Lord, it is wisdom to ask for it continually.

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