["The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." Proverbs 9:10]
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom......
As I read this I wondered why it is wise to fear the Lord. Growing up I can't say I had fear of God in me, rather only the thoughts that God is love, God is mercy, but that may be because I had never learned the other prophecies that are written throughout the Bible.
God put everything in the Bible for our own good, so that we may seek God and also understand what is going to take place in days to come. If we disregard the prophecies pertaining to destruction, we may find ourselves to be a part of that prophecy. However, to fear God and trust that these will take place, seems to be a much better path to take.
In accordance with that, we must also have knowledge of the Holy One. The Holy One, is God, yet there is prophecy to be understood through this as well. As we are living in the fulfillment age of Revelation, there is more knowledge to be gained. Without fearing the Holy One, we have no where to turn but to our own ways. It is God who shows us the way to heaven.
["I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband." Revelation 21:2]
This bride coming down out of heaven is Holy. Then according to the Bible we ought to know who she is. When we know the Holy One, we gain understanding. Then who is this bride, the new Jerusalem, that is coming down out of heaven to this earth?
["But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our Mother.......Now you brothers like Isaac are children of promise." Galatians 4:26]
Who can only be called Holy?
To know God is to gain understanding.
What must we understand from this?
["This then is how you are to pray, Our FATHER in heaven..." Matthew 6:9]
Our understanding of God cannot be done with our own minds. God gives us every bit of understanding through the Bible, we just have to be sure to have the fear of God inside of us and to know who the Holy One truly is. Just as we know that God is our Father in heaven, so with the wisdom we have gained, we can clearly understand that a Father is a Father because of his children, but the children of the Bible are called children of promise... through Mother.
Heavenly Mother, Holy City Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven in the last days, is the Holy One, God Almighty, female image of God who gives the children the promise of eternal life in these last days.
God has given us a precious promise of eternal life and through the words of the Bible we can understand that there is prophecy to be a part of in these last days and that is to go to heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother to receive the gift of eternal life.
["The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty let him come; and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the water of life." Revelation 22:17]
Let us be the ones who run to the Spirit and the Bride, Father and Mother, who are calling the children to give freely their gift of eternal life!