How Can We Fear God?

We refer to Psalm 34:11, when David told his people that he would teach them to fear God: Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

In his blog “Sin, Christians, and the Fear of God“, John W. Ritenbaugh wrote:

There is no doubt that God wants us to fear Him. Notice that Psalm 34:11 says that the fear of God is a quality that we must learn, indicating that we do not have this characteristic in us by nature. The fear of God, then, is different from the fears we normally have in life. Thus, it must be learned.

Now, Romans 8:12-13 tells that we have an obligation to fight sin.

12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

It is the Holy Spirit who we will help us in the battle against sin, as we read further in verses 14 and 15:

14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

The identifier of Romans 8:14-15 is 135.

Book#Chapter#Verse#Sum
Romans 8:1445814
Romans 8:1545815
135
The identifier of Romans 8:14-15 is 135

A permutation of the set {1,3,5} is {1,5,3}. Hence, we arrive the following conclusion: When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we beseech the Holy Spirit to help us in the battle against sin.

The essence of this is that we implore the Holy Spirit to teach us how to fear God, for it is the fear of God that motivates one to consciously confronts sin on a daily basis. Indeed, we see that the value of the Hebrew word אֲלַמֶּדְכֶֽם׃ (’ă-lam-meḏ-ḵem), which means “I will teach you” in Psalm 34:11 is also 135.

CONCLUSION 1: When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we beseech the Holy Spirit to teach us how to fear God and therefore to help us in the battle against sin.

When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, the Holy Spirit will reveal all hidden evils to the world. How is this possible? We refer to Luke 12:1-3:

12 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

The identifier of Luke 12:1-3 is 168.

Book#Chapter#Verse#Sum
Luke 12:142121
Luke 12:242122
Luke 12:342123
168
The identifier of Luke 12:1-3 is 168

But 168 is the identifier of the Lord’s Prayer in the Gospel of Luke.

CONCLUSION 2: When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, the Holy Spirit will reveal all hidden evils to the world.

This is enough to fear our God and to stop all hidden evils in our life.

“Our Daily Bread” is Also Our Bread of Life (the Word of God and the Body of Christ)

In John 6:48-50, we read:

48 I am that bread of life. 49 Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50 This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

Referring to the Greek version of John 6:48, we see that in Greek, “bread” is “αρτος” (artos), which has a numerical value of 671.

GreekValueEnglish
εγω808I
ειμι65am
ο70the
αρτος671BREAD
της508of-the
ζωης1015life
John 6:48

The divisors of 671 are in the set {1,11,61,671}. So the Arithmetic Mean of 671 is (1+11+61+671)/4=186. A permutation of {1,8,6} is {1,6,8}, and 168 gives us an identifier of the Lord’s Prayer in the Gospel of Luke.

BookChapterVerseSum
4211255
4211356
4211457
168
An identifier of the Lord’s Prayer in the Gospel of Luke is 168

Conclusion: When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we petition the Father to spiritually nourishes us with the Bread of Life (the Word of God and the Body of Christ).

How to Seek Him and Find Him

In Jeremiah 29:13, we read: You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. A straightforward numerical analysis shows that that the numerical equivalence of the text is 2976.

HebrewValue
ובקשתם848
אתי411
ומצאתם577
כי30
תדרשני964
בכל52
לבבכם94
2976
The numerical equivalence of Jeremiah 29:13 is 2976

The radical property of 2976 is 186. The radical property of a number is the product of its unique prime numbers. In this case, since the number’s prime factorization is (25 x 3 x 31 = 2976), the product of the unique primes is 2x3x31=186. But a permutation of {1,8,6} is {1,6,8}, and 168 is the identifier of the Lord’s Prayer in the Gospel of Luke.

BookChapterVerseSum
4211255
4211356
4211457
168
Identifier of the Lord’s Prayer in the Gospel of Luke is 168

CONCLUSION: The Lord’s Prayer, when prayed sincerely, is a means to seek and find the Father.

Note: This result is consistent with How to Seek the Face of God Continually.

A Mathematical Argument that the Lord’s Prayer is the Fundamental Instrument of Unity of All Christians

After the Last Supper and just before Jesus Christ was arrested, He not only prayed for His disciples but also for the future believers and their unity. This is recorded in John 17:

Jesus Prays for All Believers

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

(John 17:20-26)

The identifier of John 17:20-26 is 581.

 Book#Chapter#Verse#Sum
John 17:2043172080
John 17:2143172181
John 17:2243172282
John 17:2343172383
John 17:2443172484
John 17:2543172585
John 17:2643172686
581
The identifier of John 17:20-26 is 581

The divisors of 581 are in the set {1, 7, 83, 581}, and the arithmetic mean of these elements is 168. But 168 is the identifier of the Lord’s Prayer in the Gospel of Luke.

 Book#Chapter#Verse#Sum
Luke 11:24211255
Luke 11:34211356
Luke 11:44211457
168
The identifier of the Lord’s Prayer in the Gospel of Luke is 168

Since 168 is the arithmetic mean of 581, it is essentially telling us that the gist of Jesus’message in John 17:20-26, which is UNITY, equates to the Lord’s Prayer. In other words, it is the Lord’s Prayer that is the fundamental instrument in uniting Christians.

Conclusion. When we pray the Lord’s Prayer at the prescribed times {10.35 am, 10.53 am, 1.35 pm, 1.53 pm, 3.15 pm, 3.51 pm, 5.13 pm, 5.31 pm}, we are praying with one accord.