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TOTL (Notice and Notification)

Discussion in 'Christianity in General DIR' started by Mindonfire, May 31, 2006.

  1. Mindonfire

    Mindonfire Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    TOTL (Notice and Notification)

    Leviticus 26:16I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

    Recently inthe Lack of Fear of God (Unproductive)we learned that a lack of Productive Fear is not advantageous. We also learned about the deception that it can cause. To the untrained Spirit, an individual with a lack of Productive Fear may appear to be full of confidence, and conviction. But if One closely examines, they will see that that individual is actually one who is parading.

    We also learned that this deception stems from the fact that the lack of Productive Fear has the ability to do all of those things which Productive Fear is able to do. It hinders, impedes, restrains, and checks. While it is doing these things, it also has the power to simultaneously control, lead, and direct. But unlike Productive Fear a lack of Productive Fear hinders, impedes, restrains, and checks One’s Life. While it is doing this, it is simultaneously controlling, leading, and directing One to Death. This is what occurred with Adam and his wife. When their Productive Fear of God was removed, they violated His instructions, and moved from Life to Death. Now, we shall examine another type of fear which is currently in the world .

    There is a fear which emanates from God which One should not seek. Contrary to those who want to hide the truth; God is its authoriser and sender. This fear is great and it is far more terrible than any normal fear. And if you have not noticed, it currently has many in the world in its grasps.

    The Terror of the LORD is unlike any of the previous fears which we have discussed. It is a fear that is amorphous and therefore in a category of its own. When released in the world it has the potential to create three types of fear. It can produce Productive Fear, a lack of Productive Fear, and
    Exaggerated Fears. Now because it has no definite nature or character, the TOTL can hinder, impede, restrain, and recheck Death, while it is simultaneously controlling, leading, and redirecting, One to Life. Or it can hinder, impede, restrain, and recheck Life, while it is simultaneously controlling, leading, and redirecting, One to Death.
    There are some very important reasons why the Terror of the LORD is without a definite character. But in order to understand these reasons we have to first understand the cause, purpose and the intended function of The Terror of The Lord.

    Believers must first understand that The Terror of the LORD is caused by a lack of Productive Fear. If you will recall, the lack of Productive Fear leads One to lose awareness, fall asleep, and violate God’s prescribed boundaries and guidelines. After a period of time, these violations will accumulate. Once this
    accumulation has reached a prescribed limit, God must now wake One up to make them aware of their infractions. In other words God has to give them a notice and notification so that may have an opportunity to repent. This notice and notification leads us to the purpose and the function of the Terror.

    God’s design and function for the Terror of the LORD are threefold. First, for those who have violated the prescribed boundaries and guidelines, this Terror should serve as an alarm and a means of chastening. It warns the violators that they have now crossed into a state of danger and destruction. Secondly, for those Believers who have fallen asleep in the earth, it should serve as a wake-up call. Finally, the overall goal of the TOTL is to bring about transformation and repentance. If a suitable transformation and repentance is not achieved, then the TOTL will mutate from a warning into Wrath or Judgement.
    Later, we shall discuss this further.

    It is very important for you to notice the aforementioned objective of transformation and repentance. If you will remember, once sent, God’s word cannot fail. Therefore these three objectives must be met. There are only two ways in meeting these objectives. First, they can be achieved willingly through contrite and repentant hearts. In this case the violators can chose to repent and change under their own volition. Secondly, they can be met unwillingly through force and devastation. In this case the LORD will have to resort to further devastation in order to force repentance. But either way there will be a suitable transformation and repentance.

    The reasons why the TOTL may have to resort to further force and devastation are twofold. First, the violators may fail to notice and receive the alarm. And because of this failure they will fail to suitably transform and repent. Secondly, because of sin and improper indoctrination, the Believers who are in the earth may be in a state of death. And because of this death, they may fail to wake-up and prepare. Now, the way that the TOTL meets its objectives, stems from its amorphous nature.

    The nature or the character of the Terror of The LORD is formed by the hearts and minds of the recipients. This means that once it is sent, if the receiver has a contrite heart and mind, the Terror will take the form of Productive Fear and lead One to repentance and transformation. Once repentant the Productive Fear will once again hinder, impede, restrain, and check Death; while simultaneously controlling, leading, and redirecting One back to Life. If the receiver has an unrepentant heart and mind, the TOTL will take the form of a lack of Productive Fear and lead to the continued hardening of the heart. This in turn will lead to more temerity, audacity, effrontery, hardihood, nerve, cheek, gall, and chutzpah. This in turn will lead to the committing of further violations, and transgressions. And these further violations and transgressions will lead to the continued hindering, impeding, restraining, and checking of One’s Life; while simultaneously controlling, leading, and directing One to Death and Destruction.

    If you will study the story of Moses’ interaction with the pharaoh of Egypt, you will see an example of the Terror of the LORD in action. While studying, you should also notice that there are different levels to the TOTL. In the beginning, it is small; God begins by turning Moses’ rod into a snake (
    Ex. 7:10-12). Of course pharaoh is not going to let his source of prosperity go with such a small event. So he refuses to repent, and he hardens his heart. As a result of this hardening, God continues to escalate the Terrors which ends with the eventual overthrow of pharaoh and his government (Ex. 14:27).

    Finally, even in the escalation of the TOTL, we see the grace of God in action. Instead of all out destruction, God slowly increases the plague of terrors. And so as to give pharaoh a chance to repent, after each plague of terror there is a period of respite (
    Gen. 8:15). He does this even though he knows that pharaoh will take his grace for granted.

    “Truth does not need man’s sanction.
    Whether acknowledged or ignored, concealed or revealed, distorted or contorted, the Truth still remains the Truth”

    2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.