The Spirit of Fear of the Lord
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth forever. (Psalms 111:10)
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, with this gift we are aware of the glory and majesty of God. This gift is described as a fear of separating oneself from God. It is a fear like a child's fear of offending his father, rather than a fear of punishment.
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (2 Corinthians 7:1)
Holiness is perfected when the LORD GOD is feared. This Spirit ministries to us and helps us to be holy. We can’t produce it ourselves. It’s grace from heaven. There are times that God comes in His presence or Spirit to impart supernatural grace and power so that we can be free of sin. This can only come out of His glory and presence, and it sometimes causes fear, dread, and terror (Ex. 20:18,20) This is why I painted the model naked. Like Adam and Eve were in the garden when they walked with God. There was no sin on them. Nothing. The fear of the Lord brings us into His presence. When we’re in God’s presence, His refiner’s fire burn the sin out of us through the blood of Christ’s Sacrifice on the cross.
The fear of God is clean, and has a cleansing affect upon the child of God, taking us into perfection and holiness before Him, so that we can worship Him in spirit and truth. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. …. (Psalms 19:9-11)
Because God is Love, His glory and majesty radiate His Love like the power of a million suns. God’s Love is the sum total of all existing energy both seen and unseen in the universe, just as the Sun is the source of all physical energy on the earth. Who among people would not fear when standing in the presence of the Almighty Creator of the universe? For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. (Psalms 103:11-14)
True love, and true fear of God, are revealed and experienced through the Holy Spirit. God’s love is the power and motivation to do His commandments, and God’s fear is the ability to understand and walk in His righteous judgments, His commandments, and not our own decisions. Like a protective wall the fear of God keeps us walking on the right path. The joy of a clean heart does not come from our own self it comes from experiencing God’s joy when we walk in His love doing His commandments. “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” (John 15:10-13)