Now that we have studied on the fear of God, let’s look at the fear not scriptures. As we grow in reverence of God, He begins to pour out His benefits on us. He is a loving God. He is a good God. He will not withhold any good thing from those who walk uprightly. (Psalm 84:11) Fear of God governs our behavior. The “fear nots” of God govern our love relationship with Him. When we get our love relationship right with Him, our behavior will fall in line with what pleases him. We will be made perfect in love and will not fear judgment when we stand before Him. (1st John 4:18)
Luke 12:32 – KJV – Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Same word for fear (phobeo), but this time, we are told not to fear. It is His joy to give us royal power and kingship. Just like an earthly father loves to see his children succeed, God takes great pleasure watching us step into the royal authority that He purchased for us with His own blood. This gives us boldness to approach His throne and ask for whatever we need.
Hebrews 4:16 – KJV – Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
We are to approach His throne with freedom of speaking, with free and fearless confidence. Ask for whatever you need. He is an awesome God and can do far more than you could ever think of asking for. (Ephesians 3:20).
Romans 8:15 – KJV – 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.
Our fear of God does not hold us in bondage. He LOVES us. He wants us to ask Him for what we need. He will never push us away in anger. In John 16:24, Jesus was telling his disciples, “Come on boys, you aren’t asking for enough. Ask and you shall receive that your joy may be full” Make sure you obey this command. Bring God your list and do not fear rejection. It is His good pleasure to give you the kingdom!