EsoBites: Understanding “Fear the Lord God”
Fear is a necessary part of the early spiritual footpaths, as it serves to oppose self-deification and astral fantasy. Without fear we would all die unsuccessful. This is why the Holy Ones say to “fear the Lord God.”
One should always fear that he or she may make a mistake as to what path to travel. If the seeker is sincere, it is of no account. If the seeker is untrue and seeks self-aggrandizement he or she only worsens the situation.
However, to identity oneself with fear of the unknown future (make it personal), will cripple a seeker and he or she shall pass away on earth and on the astral plane (they say in 40 days) and be no more.
Three evolutionary factors that a seeker must come to terms with are: fear, survival, and carnal lust. For no one enters the second threshold unless or or she is “one” and is a fit captain of the psychophysical ship.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Acts 10:22 And they said, “Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you.”
Colossians 3:22 Bond servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eye service, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God.
2 Corinthians 7:11 For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly manner: What diligence it produced in you, what clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire, what zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter.