Enlightenment frees us from the bondage of false interpretations of the Scriptures. It leads us to attain the spiritual knowledge and understanding of the Almighty God, who He is, what He wants from us, and why we are here today and gone tomorrow. Are we here on a mission or exist by chance? Created or evolved.
Some anointed Thinkers of the past lost their lives seeking the reality of human existence, expressing human potential and life form. Some early church fathers supported these great thinkers’ theories as the generation progressed. Augustine or St. Augustine adopted some of Socrates’ teachings, and St. Thomas Aquinas was Plato’s immortal soul theory. Is there any connection between Paul or St. Paul’s treatment of women and Aristotle’s treatment of women? Do we have an accurate or definite answer? We don’t. Do we have an opinion on how Paul’s ministerial mind worked at that time? Possible! Is he under stress to work for his forgiveness? We do not know this either.
When we seek enlightenment, we do ourselves a favor; we help unveil what is dormant within us, we start to think, and for all you know, our belief system starts to function to the fullest and reach the apex of our thought until we cannot think any further and still fall short of an answer. Habakkuk experienced questioning God why his request was not being answered when the answer had already been given. Sometimes our emotion dictates us to take quick action only to be shaken when wrongdoing superseded the remarkable thing.
From childhood to adulthood, Fear is our greatest enemy to move on burdensome; its existence overshadowed our opportunity to use the power built in our body, the power to think, our capacity to ask, our choice, our will of self-control and use all these powers; fear will depart. The truth will surface and set us free. Bible says, “Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom” some people use the word “fear” as respect; if that is so, we do not need to talk about it, but it is not how some feel about it. Every time we do something wrong, we are shaken, cannot think right, are self-pity, and are convicted by our conscience. In this situation, we must remind ourselves to fear no evil, for he cannot destroy the body and soul.
We will talk about two kinds of fears to clear our cluttered minds with fears—fear of God and Fear for ourselves. We fear God. We are concerned that we might offend Him because we love Him and respect Him. He is our provider for all the things we need to survive. Air we breathe, water that sustains life, and the sun’s heat give us strength or energy. We could ask for a luxurious living, but it doesn’t mean that we will have it without working on it; money doesn’t grow on a tree.
The second Fear is that He may harm us, punish us, or make life miserable. That is not the way we want to know Him; that is not the way we want to pass to our children, grandchildren, and others who don’t know Him; why will He do that? God is a loving God, A good and most incredible Father. We can always lean on Him in times of need. When we go back to ancient times, he punished those people because of disobedience to His will; they were God’s servants who needed to follow specific laws during those times. But we are no longer under the laws of Moses, through the redemptive blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, that grace us to be the children of God.
Fear is like the shadow that follows us everywhere we go, whatever we do, so keep focus and trust that he will never leave or forsake us, which is a promise.
To God be the Glory!
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