TOPIC: THE PATHWAY TO ACCESSING GRACE (PART 3)
Scripture: Genesis 6: 8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Beloved, in continuation of the pathway to accessing the grace of God- the hand of the Lord, as we study the life of Noah. Today we shall examine one more point.
From our anchor scripture, we see Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord (Gen.6:8).
How was he able to find grace?
1. Noah lived a holy life(details in part1 of this meditation)
2. He lived by faith(details in part 2 being yesterday’s meditation)
3. He lived in the fear of God: The fear of God was the third secret of Noah. He secured the Hand of God, the Hand of grace upon his life.
How do I know this? The Bible said:
Hebrews 11: 7. By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
You will observe the clause “moved with fear.” This implies that the action of Noah was sponsored by the fear of God.
What is fear of God?
1. It is departure from evil and iniquity;
*Proverbs 8: 13. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
The evil here according to the above scripture are;
A. Pride(Prov.13:10); When God sees pride in a person, it reminds Him of Lucifer, so God resists him or her personally.
James 4: 6. But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Tell me, is there anyone resisted by God that have a future?
B. Arrogance. An insulting way of thinking or behaving that comes from believing that you are better, smarter, or more important than other people
Proverbs 16: 18. Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
C. Evil way speak of the way of sin that is anti-God. You cannot claim to have the fear of God and you are stealing from the offering money you are privileged to count! There are those who steal from the altar, some steal phones and bags inside the church! Such people do not have the fear of God. Also, immorality inside and outside the house of God, speaks of the lack of the fear of God.
2. The fear of God also means reverence for God. It means honor or respect that is felt for or shown to God.
Malachi 1: 6. A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?
Beloved, if God is your father there is a level of honour and respect He expects from you? You cannot be standing before Mr President and be answering calls, how come you are answering calls when God is speaking?
Our honour to God also affects our giving to God. Don’t bring torn or damaged money as offering to worship God. Once in awhile go on your knees as a mark of honour to this great God. Resist the temptations of answering calls and be praying at the same time.
3. The fear of God also means permitting God to have the final say in all your ways and decisions:
Proverbs 3: 6. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
This was the secrets of Noah! He lived with the fear of God in mind. No wonder the Bible said:
Psalm 25: 14. The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real. Jesus is the only escape route out of the way to hell, give Him your heart today.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord help me to live with your reverential fear in the name of Jesus.
– I prophesy the release of grace upon your life as you choose to live with the fear of God.
– Receive complete victory over evil ways in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
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