David Jay Jordan's        


                  
Fear of God, Bravery and Freedom of Speech

We are suppose to have respect unto the Lord and speak as unto the Lord. This we should be doing in whatever situation we
are in, knowing that the Lord hears our every word, so we might as well speak accordingly and write accordingly. We need to
be conscious of His sensitivity concerning what we are saying, much more than the sensitivities of readers and listeners.

 Yet, sometimes we should hold our tongue. We have to speak our truths from the Lord in due season in His Time. But with
the majority of people, our main problem has always been NOT speaking up. Hiding the voice of the Lord, we hear in our
hearts, and for safety and convenience sake and so as to not rock the boat, we kept SILENT.

We didn't speak when the Lord was telling us to speak and obey Him and His words. This is why so many abuses get out of
hand, because ‘good people’ don’t say anything to stop the aggressors. They don’t stand up for others whose
rights are being taken away so that eventually all of our rights are taken away. We didn't speak  because we had a fear of man
and position, when we were suppose to have a FEAR of the LORD.

So in my opinion, from how I read scriptures is that we have to be brave and say what we really feel. We have to obey the
Lord first. We have to eventually say what has to be said because it doesn’t get easier with time, especially in the END-
TIME.

If we blow it in personal matters and it turns out we were out of the Spirit, we can recant and be more humble and watch our
tongue in the future. But we have to learn to give what the Lord gives us in obediance and bravery. We can't always hold back
because if the Lord tells us to speak then we must obey Him first and foremost. That doesn’t mean, we all are suppose to
becoming flaming prophets and prophetesses overnight, but it does mean we should be faithful to hear and obey the small still
voice of the Holy Spirit. For this is the only way, the Holy Ghost or truth will teach us further. And besides we have to stick
up for the oppressed and the hurting and the wounded.

 Church people hold almost everything in and become unnatural and restricted and pent-up until they literally become
subservient to every whim of a pastor or politician that comes along. But we can't be, in my opinion. If we are to be strong,
we have to learn to, obey in words. There's a multitude of scriptures that can be copied concerning speaking in the FEAR of
the Lord. It's not fear of a group, or a leader, but fear of the LORD.

 This is primary and others are definitely secondary. We serve Him not a group or a group of people. We need to pray before
speaking, but speak if spoken to by Him or by our consciences. Sure we need to control our tongues as people should read
and reread about the judgments of God upon those that spoke out of place and were judged for it, but we still need to speak.
For the Lord can judge our lack of words and actions as much as our false words and bad actions.

We ALL need a FEAR of God. It's healthy, it prevents rude, crude, and abusive behavior. For if one person speaks up in the
Name of the Lord and in HIS LOVE and another speaks up, and then another, then this type of witnessing in the Spirit can
actually prevent a whole group of Christians from going astray.

So in my opinion, Freedom of speech goes along with fear of the Lord and comes about because of Faith and therefore
BRAVERY to speak.

Just a thought

IHS

Jay

Ecc 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and
           keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Isa 40:9   O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high
           mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy
           voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities
           of Judah, Behold your God!

Mat 10:26  Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered,
           that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.                      
                
Mat 10:27  What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and
            what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
                  
Mat 10:28  And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able
            to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy
            both soul and body in hell.
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