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There exist two types of fear. The first is a fear, which is of God, in reverence and
Holy awe toward God, and the other is a fear, which is carnal and selfish.
The Lord, upon the regeneration of the soul gives the first as a grace, the latter is born of the
fall of Adam. Natural men do not fear God.6 Upon regeneration, God gives the saint the
Spirit of Christ, which dominates the natural spirit of man’s fear.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
(2 Timothy 1:7 AV)
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit
of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. (Romans 8:15 AV)
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that
feareth is not made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18 AV)
The resurrection of the soul establishes Godly fear in the heart of the Christian. This
is a fundamental principle. When God commands His people not to fear, He is not
commanding them to do something they cannot do. Rather, He is commanding them to do
something He has prepared them to do.
Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.
(Psalms 108:13 AV)
What is Ungodly Fear?
According to the Word of God, fear is defined as dread or terror. It is translated as
terrible, to be afraid, dreadful, and reverence. By direct implication, fear means to stand in
awe of something or someone. The Scriptures use the same Greek word in Matthew 10:28 to
identify both the fear of men and the fear of God.
And fear [5399 phobeo] not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but
rather fear [5399 phobeo] Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
(Matthew 10:28 AV)
According to Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary, fear includes, the painful emotion or
passion excited by an expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger.
The natural response to any impending danger is to avoid it. Fear is the anxiety
response to that danger which triggers action. Yet God commands, and expects, the people
of God, not to fear.
There are two principles here, firstly, whenever there is the possibility of danger,
either real or perceived, there will be fear. Secondly , fear is natural to fallen man. This is
precisely why God commands the Children of the inheritance not to fear. Knowing they will
fear, He addresses what the proper godly response should be to terrible situations with a
specific command, “fear not”.
6 Psalm 36:1 Romans 3:18

The Anatomy of Fear


The Doctrine of Fear
This is the First Lecture upon the Topic of Fear
“The LORD your God which goeth before you, He shall fight for you, according to all that
He did for you in Egypt before your eyes…”
Deuteronomy 1:30
“Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be
thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
Joshua 1:9
Since the regenerate, transformed, Christian still battles against the old sin-cursed
nature, certain sinful tendencies remain. 1Even though we are now new creatures in Christ,
there are times when these sinful tendencies are made manifest. Obedience is not obtained
without a struggle. It is certain, that the new birth of the soul does not eradicate the inward
dwelling and working of sin.
Spiritually, in our soul existence, we are judicially “the spirits of just men made
perfect” 2 Pragmatically, we are in a continuous battle against the lust of the flesh and the
wicked workings of the old Adam. In other words, there still exists sin in the believer’s life.
Yet, by the indwelling and effectual workings of God the Holy Spirit, those sins never
become a dominant force in the life of the true Christian. 3
The true saint does not live, nor walk, after the flesh, but lives and walks in the
Spirit.4 Neither does he war after the flesh, but by the power of God, his warfare is fought by
the indwelling and inward working of God, who worketh in the regenerate soul, both to will
and to do of His good pleasure.5 The Word of God is the believer’s delight, and the Law is
his lamp and light. The true saint knows that the Law of God is Holy, Just and Good,
therefore beneficial for every aspect of life.
Anticipating this reality of every believer’s indwelling sin, God cautions His people
against falling prey to perhaps one of the greatest anesthetizing sins ever known to man;
fear. Fear is a paralyzing sin. It is cousin to doubt and worry. According to the Scriptures, to
worry is to be wavering in faith, and by definition it is sin. Fear stifles faith and fights
against all spiritual Wisdom. It is the initiating sin of all failures, and all defeats, and has no
place in the life of the Christian saint. Fear is the great adversary of potential victory.
Knowing, however, that man is subject to all manner of worldly fears, God commands His
people to be strong and of good courage despite those fears.
Godly Fear
Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were
edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were
multiplied. (Acts 9:31 AV)

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“For the Commandment is a lamp; and the Law is light; and reproofs and instruction are a way of life.”
Proverbs 6:23
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And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep
his commandments. (1 John 2:3 AV)
But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of
God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
(1 John 2:5 AV)
There is a grave distinction between knowledge and
opinion. Mere opinion, based upon less than all the
facts, can lead to great error in judgment. It is not
enough to simply “think” that a certain idea or practice
is beneficial, or detrimental, one must be sure.
This kind of certainty must be based upon truth alone.
While everyone maintains a personal opinion about
certain issues, not everyone maintains a proper judgment
concerning those issues. Personal, as well as
public judgment, must be based upon true and factual
evidence. Contemporary, Harvard University scholar,
Daniel Yankelovich, declares that the quality of public
opinion must be based upon the extent in which “the
public has faced up to the consequences of its convictions.”
Public opinion concerning state-funded education is
recently beginning to face up to the consequences of
their convictions. This is not because of some glorious
realization that the system of state-controlled, paganized
education doesn’t work, but rather because they
are being forced to review the failure through hard
statistical data. While it may have seemed to be a
splendid idea at the start, free, state controlled education
has shown itself to be the “Leviathan” of the
American culture.
According to Yankelovich, it is not until the public embraces
the effects of their opinion, that they can be
truly called proper citizens. A well informed citizen, accustomed
in drawing proper judgment and skilled in
making responsible decisions, is the only true citizen.
Founding Father John Witherspoon, member of Congress,
signer of the Declaration of Independence, and
Princeton University president, stated it this way:
“He is the best friend of American Liberty who is most
sincere and active in promoting true and undefiled
religion and who sets himself with the greatest firmness
to bear down profanity and immorality of every
kind. Whoever is an avowed enemy of God, I scruple
not [do not hesitate] to call him an enemy to his
country.”
Witherspoon uses a direct quote from the Book of
James (James 1:27) to identify the Christian faith as
the “True and undefiled Religion. As far as the founders
of America were concerned, any student instructed
apart from the Holy scriptures was doomed
to become an “educated criminal.”
RESPONSIIBIILLIITTYY FFOR FFAIILLURE
In order to be fair, we must conclude that the modern
education system, in and of itself, is not entirely
responsible for its failure. The blame falls upon
many. However, if we had to focus upon the single
most important factor, or catalyst, responsible for
the contamination of our youth and the degradation
of our culture, we must conclude it to be the depravity
of mass public opinion. This “group think” mentality
often is the fuse of the humanistic powder keg.
Like lambs to the slaughter, the public has been led
to believe a myriad of lies.
By the introduction of pagan and humanistic philosophies,
the original intent of the God-honoring
American system was infiltrated. Philosophies such
as Hegal, Voltaire, Marx, and Nietzsche are among
those who have polluted the purity of Christian
America.
Heeggaall:: Hegal was a socialist who argued to legitimize
all power, control and deliverance in the hands
of the state. In Hegal’s assertion that the state is
God walking upon the earth, he set the stage for the
fundamental posture of many of today’s American
people and the mindset of the America modern go vernment.
Such a view places the state as the allseeing,
all-knowing, and all-providing god. This view
catapults the state to the position of Messiah.
Voollttaaiirree::Voltaire, (Francios Marie Arouet) an immoral
Deist, who believed that God was removed
and inactive in the affairs of life, and that men must
fend for themselves, is widely believed today by
even some practicing Christians. Voltaire brought
about the conflict between religion and philosophy
Knowledge vs Opinion
and paved the way for the bloody French Revolution. His
famous slogan, “Crush the infamous [evil thing]”, was
directed at Christianity and the organized church. In his
elder years he headed a campaign to remove blasphemy
and homosexuality as crimes.
Maarrxx::The teachings of Karl Marx, who was a student of
Hegal, are also widely entrenched in our society , especially
in our government. His idea of a free and state
controlled education policy was one of the 10 prerequisites
of a Communistic existence.
Niieettzzsscchee:: Freiedrich Nietzsche had a passionate contempt
for God and is known today as a most powerful
world influence. His teaching was the basis for Nazism.
Nietzsche’s idea of the world was in direct opposition to
the Scriptures. As a consequence of his concept of purposeless
he believed that the world was incomprehensible.
As the for-runner of existentialism, he also held that
life was meaningless and disorderly. It is no wonder why
so many of America’s youth battle with the question of
meaning and purpose. It is also no wonder that a high
percentage of teenage suicide rate is perpetuated by
such a concept of life.
By embracing these and other pagan and anti-Christian
ideas, the public has lost its Biblical moorings. This influence
has infiltrated so much of American culture that
public judgment has been reduced to “destructive folly.”
This development has certainly become an important
factor in the establishment and the perpetuation of the
fall of American culture.
PROPERLLYY DIIRECTTED PRIINCIIPLLES
Abraham Baldwin (1752-1807) was a signer of the Constitution
of the United States, a member of Congress,
U.S. Senator, statesman, lawyer and educator.
He wrote:
“When the minds of the people in general are viciously
disposed and unprincipled, and their conduct disorderly,
a free government will be attended with greater
confusions and evils more horrid than the wild, uncultivated
state of nature.
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llatteed.. This is an influence beyond the reach of laws and
punishments, and can be claimed only by religion and
education.
It should therefore be among the first objects of those
who wish well to the national prosperity to encourage
and support the principles of religion and morality…”
TTHE CHURCH AND PUBLLIIC JJUDGMENTT
By now it should be obvious that this nation was established
upon the Law of the Scriptures, and by a people
committed to the service of the Almighty. To deny such
a fact only proves that the modern education system of
the United Sates has been successful in obscuring the
truth almost to the point of its eradication.
Another important reason behind this shift in public
opinion rests at the foot of the Christian
Church. Whenever the Church strays from it’s position
of positive influence upon the people, the society
suffers.Since the religious values of a nation
both reflect and determine the course and wellbeing
of the culture, we must conclude from the
cultural evidence that there has been spiraling
change downward. As the church goes, so goes
the nation.
Too often, modern pastors are mis-focused toward
worldly matters, rather than upon practical spiritual
matters. Although their language is couched
in Biblical terms, the erroneous conclusions and
applications are always the same.
The gospel preached has become a marketing approach
of one thing or another. Some clergymen
seek to develop self–awareness rather than an
awareness of God’s will. For others, preaching becomes
a tool that calls the Christian to a life of religious
isolationism. This causes the church to
hide itself under a bushel, denying its Divine commission
to be as a “City upon a hill” , and a “light
upon a candlestick” . Engaging the culture with
Biblical values iiss the will of God.
Material security is another popular topic which
has blinded the eyes of those who should be wise
and understanding. Generational continuance is
seldom heard from the pulpits because the church
has fallen prey to the philosophy of “immediate
satisfaction”.
In a society of overwhelming debt and oppressive
taxation, parents can barely supply daily needs, let
alone an inheritance for the future prosperity of
the Kingdom’s work. This cultural confusion and
the insurgence of paganism in our society is a direct
result of the church’s failure to follow the
warnings of Scripture and the Founding Fathers.
In 1823, Daniel Webster put it this way:
“If religious books are not widely circulated among
the masses in this country, I do not know what is
going to become of us as a nation. If truth be not
diffused, error will be; if God and His Word are not
known and received, the devil and his works will
gain the ascendancy; if the evangelical volume
does not reach every hamlet, the pages of a corrupt
and licentious literature will; if the power of
the Gospel is not felt throughout the length and
breath of the land, anarchy and misrule, degradation
and misery, corruption and darkness, will
reign without mitigation or end.”
SOCIIALL ORDER
Concerning “public” education, the issue of “order”
must be addressed. Education is perhaps the strongest
link of any society. If education is flawed, then the
society of that education system will also be flawed.
This is an inescapable dynamic. Every society is held
together by what is called, “Social Order”.
Education and social order are intimate yoke-fellows,
and work together. Sometimes they work in harmony,
while at other times they work antagonistically. Historically,
whenever a society initiated a change, it was
done through education. The principle is simple: Coon–
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other words, the character of the education system will
determine the character of the social system.
TTHE FFOUNDATTIION OFF SOCIIALL ORDER
The founders of the American social order based the
entire plan upon the God of Order, i.e. the God of the
Bible and the precepts of Christianity. Wherever the
Christian faith was promoted, society benefited. This
was the express purpose of the settlements in New
England during the 1600’s.
COTTTTON MATTHER 1662–1727
The esteemed Reverend Cotton Mather explains in
great detail the reasons and hopes of the settlers of
the Pilgrim and Puritan age. In his two volume work,
“The Great Work Of Christ In America”, he wrote:
“It hath been deservedly esteemed one of the great
and wonderful works of God in this last age, that the
Lord stirred up the spirits of so many thousands of His
servants, to leave the pleasant land of England, the
land of their nativity, and to transport themselves, and
families, over the ocean sea, into a desert land in
America…on the account of pure and undefiled Religion,
not knowing how they should have their daily
bread, but trusting in God for that, in the way of seeking
first the kingdom of God and His righteousness
thereof… That within a few years a wilderness was
subdued before them, and so many Colonies planted,
Towns erected, and Churches settled, wherein the true
and living God in Christ Jesus is worshipped…”
Matther’s concerns were many. Although the initial
goal had been accomplished, reverend Matther knew
that a long term effort must be promoted if prosperity
and happiness were to exist.
His first desire was that a Godly social order would be
established, which would create an atmosphere conducive
to Christian living, social stability and economic
prosperity. Once established he declared that it “must
be maintained throughout future generations” by the
reading of God‘s Word, the application of God’s Word
and, most importantly, the establishment of an
education system according to God‘s Word.
Secondly, he called for a “manifestation of the
truth of things” so that the events and purposes of
the Colonies would not be misrepresented or omitted
in the future.
“That the true original design of this plantation may
not be lost or buried in oblivion, but known and remembered
forever. [Psal.cxl.4: He hath made His
wonderful works to be remembered.]”
The maxim that he built upon was that the Truth
serves a twofold purpose of attesting its own character
and of exposing falsehoods. In today’s system
of education, this factual documentation of
America’s origins are non existent. It is as if Christianity
had little or nothing to do with the birth of the
nation. Nothing can be further from the truth!
The modern, standardized education system in the
United States has ultimately falsified the true records
of History, and used education as a means to
re-organize public thought and opinion, so as to impede
proper judgment. By perverting the truth, the
society has dramatically changed over generations.
John Whitehead observes that in reality we may
conclude that we have undergone a silent “Second
Revolutionary War”, where Truth has been taken
hostage.
Mather continues his recommendations by issuing
the following warnings.
1. “That the names of such eminent persons as the
Lord made use of, as instruments in His hand, for
the beginning and carrying on of His work, may be
embalmed, and preserved, ffoorr tthee kknoowlleedggee and
iimiittattiioon ooff poosstteerriittyy, for the memory of the just is
blessed.”
This is an important statement. Mather knew that
the biographies of Godly men were important for
social order and prosperity. Men such as John Winthrop,
Noah Webster, Fisher Ames, Benjamin Rush,
John Adams, Thomas Shepherd, Dr. Jedediah
Morse, John Dickinson, John Jay, J.P. Muhlenberg,
Sir William Balckstone, Samuel Bradford, Patrick
Henry, John Witherspoon, are but a few of those
that formed this nation. While some of these
names may be vaguely familiar to students, their
vast achievements as
Christian men are virtually unknown.
Today’s heroes are men and women of carnality
and questionable integrity, to say the least. Our society’s
deprivation has disintegrated into such a
state as to elevate irreligious barbarians to the position
of “Social Messiahs.” Pop-star harlots and
entertainment professionals are adulated by both
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parent and child, while the Godly are reproached and
mocked. Sports figures are idolized and receive excessive
wages for a profession that holds no lasting social
or Godly value. Evil is now embraced as good, while
good is shunned as evil.
2. Mather further declared that “the generations to
come in New England, may know the God of their fathers,
and may serve Him with a perfect heart and willing
mind; as especially the first generation did before
them; and that they may set their hope in God, and not
forget His works, but keep His commandments.”
3. Finally, Mather hoped that “This present history may
stand as a moonumeentt, in relation to future times, of a
fuller and better reformation of the Church of God,
than it hath appeared in the world.”
CONSTTRUCTTIIVE REFFORMATTIION
What Cotton Mather was calling for was that each individual
maintain a proper God-centered judgment. Public
opinion must be an opinion formulated by applying
Biblical logic. It is only when public opinion is properly
formatted by the Truth that it can be effectual and
beneficially used as public judgment.
Mather was also calling the citizens of the New Republic
to be both individually responsible, as well as socially
responsible. Public judgment must replace mass
opinion. Truth must establish belief, and not belief
truth.
CONCLLUSIION
Modern culture refuses to take responsibility for it’s
failure. Like Adam and Eve in the Garden, the casting
of blame on to somewhere other than upon oneself
is common, even humanly natural. However, it
is only after the public comes to a complete realization
that it has developed a destructive conclusion
on pivotal issues, and it is largely responsible for societal
failure, that clarity of judgment will prevail.
Furthermore, as an initiator, the general public must
experience their own their own defeat in order to accept
that their original opinion was faulty. Only then
will it be possible for them to objectively re-think
their position. Proper judgment, based upon truth,
gives way to corrective and constructive reformation.
Rowland Berthoff , in a study of order and disorder
in American history, writes,
“The history of American society strongly suggests
that if men subvert or abandon the values embodied
in a well ordained institutional structure, and so
dismantle the social foundations for cultural
achievement and spiritual serenity, they proceed at
their own grave peril.”
“It cannot be emphasized too strongly of too often
that this great nation was founded, not by religionists,
but by Christians; not on religion, but on the
Gospel of Jesus Christ…” Patrick Henry 1765
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REVELATION 3:21

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

IJohn {5:4} For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith. {5:5} Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

Revelation {2:7} He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

Matthew {19:28} And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

John {16:33} These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Ephesians {1:20} Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places, ]{1:21} Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: {1:22} And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church, {1:23} Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Sabbath

Old Testament Sabbath, Day of rest. We are not to do any work for our Salvation. Deuteronomy 5:14,15 Here the Israelites are servants in the Land of Egypt and the Lord thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand. Therefore the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the Sabbath day. A Picture of Salvation, where God does the work. Acts 2: 26-27 My flesh shall rest in Hope. Christ is our Hope. His flesh waited with out cruption for its salvation.

Hebrews 4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left [us] of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. {4:2} For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard [it. ]{4:3} For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. {4:4} For he spake in a certain place of the seventh [day] on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. {4:5} And in this [place] again, If they shall enter into my rest. {4:6} Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: {4:7} Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. 4:8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward spoken of another day. {4:9} There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. {4:10} For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God [did] from his. {4:11} Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

Trust Means Joy

For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. (Psalm 33:21)

The root of faith produces the flower of heart-joy. We may not at the first rejoice, but it comes in due time. We trust the Lord when we are sad, and in due season He so answers our confidence that our faith turns to fruition, and we rejoice in the Lord. Doubt breeds distress, but trust means joy in the long run.

The assurance expressed by the psalmist in this verse is really a promise held out in the hands of holy confidence. Oh, for grace to appropriate it. If we do not rejoice at this moment, yet we shall do so, as surely as David’s God is our God.

Let us meditate upon the Lord’s holy name that we may trust Him the better and rejoice the more readily. He is in character holy, just, true, gracious, faithful, and unchanging. Is not such a God to be trusted? He is all wise, almighty, and everywhere present; can we not cheerfully rely upon Him? Yes, we will do so at once and do so without reserve. Jehovah-Jireh will provide; Jehovah-Shalom will send peace; Jehovah-Tsidkenu will justify; Jehovah-Shammah will be forever near; and in Jehovah-Nissi we will conquer every foe. They that know Thy name will trust Thee; and they that trust Thee will rejoice in Thee, O Lord.

PRAYER IS A TOOL IN GOD’S HAND

God does not need the prayers of His people to do His will. In fact, He has done and still does many things without the accompanying prayers of any of His people. For example, He created the universe without the prayers of anyone. Also, no one can intelligently pray for all that is needed to sustain it in all of its amazing detail. And yet, in God’s wisdom, He has decided to use the conversation He has with His people to accomplish His will, especially His will of salvation. Like a father who delights to work with his child, weak and bumbling as that child is, God has chosen to create a desire to pray for His will in the hearts of His people and then answers their prayers. Perhaps we can better understand this dimension of prayer when we compare it to God’s method of spreading His Word. As in all things, God’s salvation plan is totally in His hands. He does not need the participation of His people to send His gospel into the world. But as an expression of the love He has for His people, He has included them in the joy of spreading His Word. As an expression of the love He has for His people, He works with them in the fields as they plant and water and as He brings the increase. God is wise and powerful enough to do His will without the prayers and efforts of His people. But He is loving enough to patiently use the tools of both His peoples’ prayers and their distribution of His word to build His kingdom and prepare the world for His return. However, we must not think that God is compelled to bring revival in response to a campaign in which many people pray earnestly for a mighty work of God. It is true that God’s children ought to pray because God does respond to and answer the prayers which express the desires of their hearts, as we read in Psalm 37:4. However, the full understanding of that verse is that God gives His children the heart to desire His will and then He fulfills that desire. That is, God always answers prayers in agreement with His own will. Fervent zeal, even for an apparently good purpose, is not a substitute for a knowledge of God’s will. Therefore, rather than insist that, because they have a holy desire, they can expect God to work as they request in their prayers, people who pray must always be concerned about God’s will. “Thy will be done” is more than a pious appendage to prayer. It is an accurate and honest recognition that God knows best, and some of the things He may do will surprise His people. As always, God’s will is done and that is the real desire of God’s people.

He that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. (Galatians 6:8)

Sowing looks like a losing business, for we put good corn into the ground never to see it anymore. Sowing to the Spirit seems a very fanciful, dreamy business; for we deny ourselves and apparently get nothing for it. Yet if we sow to the Spirit by studying to live unto God, seeking to obey the will of God, and laying ourselves out to promote His honor, we shall not sow in vain. Life shall be our reward, even everlasting life. This we enjoy here as we enter into the knowledge of God, communion with God, and enjoyment of God. This life flows on like an ever-deepening, ever-widening river till it bears us to the ocean of infinite felicity, where the life of God is ours forever and ever.

Let us not this day sow to our flesh, for the harvest will be corruption, since flesh always tends that way; but with holy self-conquest let us live for the highest, purest, and most spiritual ends, seeking to honor our most holy Lord by obeying His most gracious Spirit. What a harvest will that be when we reap life everlasting! What sheaves of endless bliss will be reaped! What a festival will that harvest be! Lord, make us such reapers, for thy Son’s sake

THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF REVELATIONS 6:1-8

And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of
thunder, one of the four beasts saying. Come and see.
And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was
given unto him; and he went forth conquering and to conquer.
PRAY FOR UNDERSTANDING: Phil.4: 6 the reason for understanding Psalm119: 34,
Psalm119: 144
Luke 11:7 for everyone that asketh receiveth.
11Cor.4: 6 the light of the knowledge of the glory of God.
You need no teacher if and only if your a child of God: I John 2:27
John 14:15-17 God gives those that truly love him the HOLY SPIRIT, and the HOLY
SPIRIT shall teach you all things. Your eyes will be opened to the scriptures! And
You will understand.
Now back to Revelations 6. First when you see thunder and lighting. In the Bible it deals
with Judgment. Exodus 9:23-24
So whoever is coming is bringing judgment! He is riding upon a white horse. (There are
seven colors in the spectrum; RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, CYAN, BLUE,
VIOLET.) All of which combine to produce a pure white light. (Seven color)
I John 1:5 this then is the message, which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you,
THAT GOD IS LIGHT and in Him, is no darkness at all. (Pure White Light)
Lev.13: 13 It is all turn white he is clean Rev. 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be
clothed in white raiment. I could go on farther to show how God is Light. But right now
in foresight that white represents clean and pure, and points to God.
HORSE: Shows forth power! Exodus 15:19,I king 10:29,I Kings20: 25
White, represents, clean, he that over come it, points to God in ever way. The horse
represents power and army.
So now we see who ever is bringing judgment, is coming on Power and Godliness.
This cannot be Satan as some commentaries state.
Lets go on, and he that sat on him had a bow. Ever wonder why a bow and no Arrows.
Could it be something else besides a bow and arrows? Didn’t we say who ever was
coming was bringing judgment and Godliness. Is there another bow that will point in our
direction? This has to be Christ no? Read Gen. 9:13 I do set my bow in the cloud.
Rev.4:3 there was a rainbow aroundabout the throne. Here it is! Rev.10:1 And I saw
another mighty angle come down from heaven, cloth with a cloud and a rainbow was
upon his head. He had a bow (rainbow) It is CHRIST, given a crown by his Father, Christ
is King of Kings And Lord of Lords.
Now he went forth conquering and to conquer. Where we not enemies of God before
Christ made all things new? Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were
reconciled to God by the death of his son.
Christ comes on a white horse to bring the elect back to God! He Conquers!!
To God be the glory!