Others follow this line of thought, though find the connection to "dynamis" referred to by Paul less likely. It is possible that these seven angels are a special entourage charged with special duties by the Lamb, about whom we have little to no specific knowledge.
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Views Read Edit View history. From a theological perspective "fear of the Lord" encompasses more than simple fear. Robert B. Strimple says, "There is the convergence of awe, reverence, adoration, honor, worship, confidence, thankfulness, love, and, yes, fear.
It can also mean fear of God's judgment. The fear of God is felt because one understands the "fearful expectation of judgement". Still, this is not a fear that leads one to despair, rather it must be coupled with trust, and most importantly, love. But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.
Roman Catholicism counts this fear as one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. In Proverbs , the fear of the Lord is described as the "discipline" or "instruction" of wisdom. According to Jerry Bridges , "There was a time when committed Christians were known as God-fearing people.
This was a badge of honor. Lutheran theologian Rudolf Otto coined the term numinous to express the type of fear one has for the Lord. Anglican C.
Lewis references the term in many of his writings, but specifically describes it in his book The Problem of Pain and states that fear of the numinous is not a fear that one feels for a tiger, or even a ghost. Rather, the fear of the numinous, as C.
Lewis describes it, is one filled with awe, in which you "feel wonder and a certain shrinking" or "a sense of inadequacy to cope with such a visitant of or prostration before it". It is a fear that comes forth out of love for the Lord. Taqwa is an Islamic term for being conscious and cognizant of God, of truth, of the rational reality, " piety , fear of God ". The first mention of the fear of God in the Hebrew Bible is in Genesis , where Abraham is commended for putting his trust in God.
Regarding the nature of hope, Bloch argues that it has both an affective component as the opposite of fear and a cognitive component being the opposite of remembrance through which it anticipates a state of affairs that not only does not yet exist, but that also is not yet cognitively completely available to the subject. In ordinary usage however, people often express hopes regarding past events of which they do not have complete knowledge. The identification of Rome with Babylon is found also in the Jewish Sibyllines, v. The noose is practically around my neck! The author of Ecclesiastes felt the pull of agnosticism and materialism Ec ; , but in the end he rejected both Ec ,13 f. He has spoken to us with the authority of our God. Snyder et al.
In Isaiah , the prophet describes the shoot that shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, "The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, A spirit of counsel and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord, and his delight shall be the fear of the Lord.