The fear of God is greatly lacking in the Church of Jesus Christ today and for that reason, many are entangled in sin without any fear of reprise. They would maintain that everything past, present and future is under the blood and we have only now to await heaven. How we live between now and then is seemingly inconsequential to the final outcome, namely the saving of their souls and their entrance into heaven. Yet, the Word of God is clear, God will not be mocked!! If we as Christians turn from the living God in rebellion to live a life of sin, then we do so to our own peril and destruction. Our God indeed is a consuming fire "and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil" (Prov. 16:6).
This message is a stern challenge delivered in the love of Christ, calling the Body of Christ back to the awesome fear of God, may God grant us grace to heed the warning!!