Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
Matthew 10:28 Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both the soul and the body.
How He was speaking of His heavenly Father in that scripture. So the strong definition of fear in the scripture means: to be alarmed, to be in awe of, to revere, to be sorrowfully afraid and exceedingly reverent.
This fear is not the fear that satan places upon us and this is not the fear of man or the fear of situations. This is having a reverential fear of Yahweh that keeps us on the path of righteousness and keeps us from sinning. This fear of Yahweh is necessary and it is so vital that Yeshua had the spirit of the Lord upon Him and that is spoken of in Isaiah 11:2 so we need to have this spirit of the fear of Yahweh upon us so that we have this holy reverential fear of Yahweh.
You see this nation does not have the true fear of Yahweh, This nation doesn't even know who Yahweh is. This nation does not know Yahweh's power. This nation has not yet seen the full fury of Yahweh's judgment that will be coming against our nation as a result of our sins.
I want to share this story about a woman who was taken to hell by Yeshua. And I saw this recently on a video. I want to share a portion of what she spoke of in this video.
So Yeshua took her to hell and as she was in hell, she began to see people that she actually know. She saw this one particular woman that was in hell and she was in total shock because this woman went to her church. She was used mightily by Yahweh, she was bringing many many people into the kingdom with the Gospel message. When people looked at her, they saw her as a godly woman. So the woman that was taken to hell by Yeshua asked Yeshua and said: please tell me why this woman is here. I know her. And Yeshua said, she's here because of her sin. And the lady proceeded and said, please tell me why she's here, I need to know. And Yeshua said to her that she believed a lie, that there were small sins and that there big sins. And that the small sins didn't really matter. That she felt that the Lord would overlook those, but what really matter was the big sins. As a result she had a friend who was a friend at a hospital and she had convinced her friend to steal the pharmaceutical medicines that she needed to take. And as she did this, Holy Spirit began to convict her that this was a sin. But she kind of brushed it off and said, well it's a small sin and I do all these work for Yeshua so surely He will overlook this sin so she continued to have her friend steal the pharmaceutical meds off the medical cart, and Holy Spirit would convict her once again. this went on for sometime to the point where eventually the Holy Spirit stopped convicting her because she just kept saying that it was a small sin. So eventually she died and she went to hell. She was in hell for that reason.
You see, there are no such things as big sins or small sins. Sins are sins in the eyes of Yahweh and Yeshua. All sins need to be repented of. So this woman knowingly broke the eighth commandment saying "thou shall not steal." She continued to break this eighth commandment even though Holy Spirit was convicting her on a regular basis.
I want to challenge you today, is to do this, I want you to go to Exodus 20: 1-17. I want you to read the 10 commandments out loud three times. And after you've read those commandments, I want you to go before the Holy Spirit and say, Holy Spirit, am I breaking any of these 10 commandments and if I am, Lord I want to repent of those sins.
In Ecclesiastes, it says, "fear God and keep His commandments for this is the whole duty of man."
You see, there are unrepented sins that are sending born-again Christians yo hell and I think that the biggest one that sends born-again Christians to hell is unforgiveness. In scriptures, Yeshua said if you do not forgive your brother, My heavenly Father will not forgive you. So this is a very serious sin that need to be repented of. You may be saying, yes, but you don't know what that person did to me or said to me. And you're right, I don't, but Yeshua does. And you see, He died on the cross for all of your sins and you have no right not to forgive those who have offended you.
Forgiveness is a choice. What you need is to say out love: I choose to forgive and then name that person, the offense that they have done against you. The moment that you do that, Yeshua will divinely place His forgiveness in your heart for your offender.
Another sin that is prevalent right now in our society, and has been for a long time6.41that is sending born again Christians to hell is fornication. Having sex outside marriage is a sin. Will Yeshua overlook that? It says in Scriptures that NO SIN CAN ENTER INTO HEAVEN.
Adultery, having sex with someone who is married, that's another sin that's sending people to hell.
Drugs and alcohol, these are addictions that are defiling the temple of the Holy Spirit if you're born again.
Lying and stealing, those are also sins that will bring born-again Christians to hell.
Idolatry, placing anything or any person above Yahweh that's unrepented, sends you to hell.
Religious doctrine that is sending people to hell. This doctrine is "once saved, always saved." This doctrine said that once you prayed a prayer of salvation, that you are guaranteed a place in heaven. That is not true.
TThat woman in that video was born again and she was serving the Lord, she was being used by the Lord, she was bringing people in to the kingdom by spreading the Gospel message and yet she ended up in hell because she had unrepented sin.
What scriptures support that salvation can be forfeited or lost because of unrepented sin? Hebrews 6:4-6 : "For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened and have tasted the heavenly gift and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit and have tasted the good Word of God and the powers of the age to come if they if they fall away, to renew them again since they crucify again for themselves the son of God and put Him to an open shame."
So you see in this scripture that Paul was talking about someone that was once enlightened, that was once tasted the goodness of God, that was once filled with the Holy Spirit. He says if they should fall away, they can't be renewed again unless they repent. Scriptures does back up that "once saved is always saved" is not a sound doctrine.
Philippians 2:12 says, "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling". Paul is not talking about salvation by works because we know that Paul said that we are saved by grace through faith, but what he's talking about is once we are saved that we need to do our part, we need to work out salvation with fear and trembling. Meaning, have the fear of Yahweh that we do not sin.
Christ did His part by taking our place on the cross for our sins. Hebrew 9:28 says, "So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many. So Christ did His part in our salvation. We need to do our part and that is to continually repent when we sin, to continually listen to the voice of Holy Spirit when He is convicting us in an area of our lives that we need to turn away from those sins to be renewed by the Word of God.
Romans 6:23 says : "For the wages of sin is death." The penalty for unrepented sin is death in hell even if you are born again. I know that's a really hard pill to swallow, but it's the truth. Sin cannot enter heaven.
I am not here to scare you out of your assurance of your salvation. That is not my purpose today. My prayer is that the fear of Yahweh brings you to repentance of anything in your life because no sin is too small.
So I want you to go before Yahweh, cry out to Him just like David cried out to Him when his was exposed by Nathan for his sin of committing adultery with Bathsheba and killing Bathsheba's husband Uriah. He says this in Psalm 51: "have mercy upon me O God, according to Your loving kindness, according to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions, wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only have I sinned and done this evil in your sight that you may be found just when you speak and blameless when You judge. Create in me a clean heart O God and renew instead fast spirit within me. Do not cast away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation.
You see, even David understood that he could forfeit his salvation as a result of unrepented sin. When he said restore to me Lord the joy of your salvation.
May these words of David in Psalm 139 be the genuine cry of your heart. As you give Holy Spirit to search your heart to see if there is any wickedness or any sin in your heart. David says this in Psalm 139:23-24, "Search me O God and know my heart. Try me and know my anxieties and see if there's any wicked way in me and lead me the way of everlasting.
You see, your salvation and eternal destination may rest upon having a true fear of Yahweh. Pray and ask for the spirit of fear of Yahweh.
- Dr.Patricia Show