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18 September 2023 Word by Senior Pastor, Pastor Darien Choo

Today’s Inspiration: “The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.” Proverbs‬ ‭14‬:‭27‬ ‭NIV‬‬. We could see that the world today is entering into divisions of Nations and even for the churches to choose ways that are against the Word of God. How come the elect can be deceived by false teachers and prophets? Matthew 24:24. Without the fear of their Lord, there is no wisdom, knowledge and understanding in discernment of the spirits. Are we coming to church with our agendas or are we coming to follow God’s commandments?

The main challenge we see more backsliders than salvation is because there is no fear of the Lord. Salvation comes from the unconditional love of God through Christ Jesus by faith but Sanctification comes from the conditional commandment of God through the Cross by obedience. Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life. Proverbs‬ ‭22‬:‭4‬ . We can say the sinners prayers and become a Christian overnight but it doesn’t change our attitude, behaviour and character overtime without the fear of the Lord. It will be just rendering our garments and not our hearts. Joel 2:13. What is God changing inside of us this season to be more like Christ? Satan is not afraid of the religious but the holiness of God within us.

Prayer: O Lord my God, lead me in the reverence of your presence and obeying your commandments. Teach me to not only just to have the love of God but also the fear of the Lord in humility, obedience and teachability. Guide me to love one another, just as Christ loves us and gave himself for our sins at the Cross. Change our hearts O Lord, and renew a steadfast spirit within us, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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