Derek Prince: The Lord’s Treasure – The Fear of the Lord
Get your Bible and look up the Scripture references as you go through this teaching. Feel free to write down anything you’re sensing the Holy Spirit saying to you, or any prayer you’d like to say to God, regarding the topic or Scriptures at hand.
The study can be done with or without watching the above referenced video.
FOUNDATIONAL SCRIPTURE Is. 33:6 6 In that day he will be your sure foundation, providing a rich store of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. The fear of the LORD will be your treasure. The fear of the Lord isn’t something to be despised or rejected. It’s a treasure!
Do you look to the Bible for the answers to your needs and problems?
The devil wants to keep you from the thing that will help you the most. He wants to cheat you out of your inheritance. If this is the case, repent. Don’t be spiritually lazy.
Ps. 19:9 The fear of the Lord is forever and for all day long. There’s never a time when the fear of the Lord ceases to be relevant.
Prov. 23:17 You will be rewarded for fearing the Lord.
The fear of the Lord isn’t natural fear. It’s not demonic fear as spoken of in these scriptures: 2 Tim. 1:7; 1 John 4:17-18
The greatest remedy for tormenting fear is the true fear of the Lord. The fear of the Lord isn’t fear of man. It delivers us from the fear of man.
The fear of the Lord is fear of a special kind. Sometimes it’s powerful physical fear like when Moses was confronted with the presence and voice of the Lord at Mt. Sinai. When he was confronted with a revelation of God’s majesty and glory he trembled and was exceedingly afraid. We all need a much clearer vision of the awe, majesty and power of God.
Key words that invoke the fear of the Lord:
Awe – expresses our reaction to majesty, power and holiness
Reverence – a response to a revelation of God
Submissiveness – a submissive attitude toward God expresses our fear of the Lord
Scripture teaches us that what we fear is our God. Gen. 31 (the fear of Isaac) Jacob swore by the fear of his father Isaac. What Jacob feared was his God. If you fear people’s opinion, poverty, disease/sickness – that’s your ‘god.’ Will you fear the Lord? Is He your God?
The fear of the Lord in Jesus/Yeshua: Is. 11:1-2 The seven aspects of the Spirit of God that would rest on the Messiah, the seventh being the fear of the Lord.
Ps. 34:11-14 If we listen to the Holy Spirit He will teach us the fear of the Lord. It’s the key to living a life that is long and prosperous.
Fear of the Lord is seen in our speech, actions and desires.
Prov. 1:25-33 The results of choosing to not fear the Lord include Him not answering you when you’re in trouble.
Prov. 1:7 Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Prov. 3:7 Self-confidence leaves no room for the fear of the Lord. Fear of the Lord is key to your healing and strength. We cannot combine evil and the fear of the Lord – we have to make a choice – one or the other.
Job 28:28 True wisdom is inseparable from the fear of the Lord.
Ps. 25:12 God will lead and guide those who fear the Lord into prosperity.
Ps. 25:14 Without the fear of the Lord, you’re neither a friend nor pupil of God. If you fear the Lord, He shares His secrets with you. He’s intimate with you. He will show you His covenant, which is the crucial truth of the Bible. Only those who fear the Lord understand covenant. The fear of the Lord is the essential ingredient to a happy and healthy marriage.
Prov. 10:27 If you have the fear of the Lord in your life you’ll live longer than without it. It prolongs life. You cannot afford to live without the fear of the Lord.
Prov. 14:26 The fear of the Lord gives you strength. It’s the remedy for all other ungodly forms of fear.
Prov. 19:23 Life, security and protection are the promises for those who fear the Lord. Do you want that? It’s yours. God has made these promises to you on the basis of one thing – the fear of the Lord.
Prov. 19:27 Not listening to God’s instruction will take away your knowledge.
Prov. 22:4 True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor and long life. Fear of the Lord is a remedy for all pride.
Ps. 2:11 This doesn’t make sense to the carnal mind. Rejoicing and trembling?
Acts 9:31 The fear of the Lord and the comfort of the Holy Spirit go together and should never be separated. They are the key to church/congregational growth.
Eph. 5:18-21 One of the marks of being filled with the Holy Spirit is being submitted to each other in the fear of God.
1 Pet. 1:15-19 We are to conduct our time here in the fear of the Lord. God forbid we betray the price that God paid for our redemption, the blood of Jesus/Yeshua, the most precious thing in the universe. Our redemption is a challenge to holiness.
Prov. 2:1-5 This is how we receive the fear of the Lord:
1. We receive God’s Word with respect and an attitude of submission and obedience, treasuring it as the most valuable thing in life
2. We bow our heads and become submissive and teachable, concentrating on understanding
3. We passionately pray for insight and understanding
4. We search the Scriptures to help us gain wisdom, understanding and insight
The knowledge of God can never be separate from the fear of the Lord. You don’t have more knowledge of God than you have fear.
Having eternal life is predicated on knowing God. (John 17:3)
If you feel your heart being stirred to desiring more of the fear of the Lord in your life, stand to your feet and declare this prayer to the Lord.
“Oh God, my Father, I come to you through Jesus/Yeshua, my Messiah, my Savior. You have put in my heart a desire for the fear of the Lord. I am asking You from now on, to lead me, to teach me and to impart to me this wonderful treasure of the Lord – the fear of the Lord – in Jesus’/Yeshua’s Name!”
Spend time communing with God.