Can this 10 Letter Acronym Help You Walk Closer to God?

  • Can this 10 Letter Acronym Help You Walk Closer to God?

I want to tell you about a powerful acronym I learned years ago…

It can literally revolutionize your relationship with God…

Here we go, down to the very fabric of your being:

A 10-Fold Prayer List

  • “That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,” — Eph. 3:16

A prayer list… really? Yes, a list. But don’t see it as a restriction to your “prayer time freedoms,” se it as a tool that will give you language in your conversation with God.

Here is why: your inner man (even ladies have one) has ten different areas, and the acronym I told you about is based on targeting those ten areas, so you can be “strengthened with might” (Eph. 3:16).

I learned this prayer approach many years ago, from Mike Bickle. And let me tell you… it’s a powerful tool.

Here is the ten letter acronym… F-E-L-L-O-W-S-H-I-P

Each one of the letters focus on an important area of your soul. The idea is to systematically pray through these ten areas on a daily basis.

All ten requests are based on promises or prayers from the Scripture. BUT you should know… not all the promises in the Bible are a guarantee of increased blessings… they are invitations to receive them based on our responses. That’s why, it is crucial for you to ask the LORD to release these blessings.

Read that again… ignoring that is why many Christians get offended with God and never come to understand how His Kingdom works.

For example, the Lord promised to put His fear in your life (Jer. 32:40), his promise is sure—but only the HOLY SPIRIT can make the fear of the Lord grow inside of you.

SO, the Holy Spirit waits for you to ask Him for MORE of the fear of the Lord, before He releases that promise. That’s how it works.

If you don’t ask, you may go through years of “unnecessary spiritual deficiency,” functioning without the Holy Spirit’s impartation and empowerment—without strengthen in your inner man.

Put differently, IF YOU ASK GOD consistently, HE will release far more strength to your soul than if you don’t ask at all. Is that simple.

If you are weak inside, don’t blame your husband or your wife. Don’t blame your kids. Don’t blame your mother in law. Don’t blame the pastor. Don’t blame the devil. And above all, don’t blame God…

Just ask HIM… ask and you shall receive!

Ok, this spiritual edition is already long… but before finishing, let’s cover the first acronym’s letter.

F: Fear of the Lord

“I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me” (Jer. 32:4) “Unite my heart to fear Your name” (Ps. 86:11) “His delight is in the fear of the LORD” (Isa. 11:3) “The Lord . . . you shall hallow; let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread” (Isa. 8:13)

When the word “fear” comes up, we all have mixed emotions…

So, let’s define first what the “Fear of the Lord” is and what is not.

The doctrine and reality of the Fear of the Lord is both in the Old and New Testament. But is not to be compared with “demonic fear” or to be confused with “the fear of man.”

The fear of the Lord is simply this:

  1. God is Watching
  2. There are consequences to all of our actions.

You can get a clear (New Testament) perspective of the Fear of the Lord, when you read the book of Revelation (chapters 2 and 3).

Just take note on how Jesus speaks to the Churches. How important it is the way we live and how our choices determine life or death… this is why the Fear of the Lord is so important.

Also this New Testament passage:

  • “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire” — Heb. 12:28-29

And this is really important for you to understand… the love of God and the fear of God do NOT contradict each other…

Loving God is fearing Him. Fearing Him is loving Him. Obeying Him is loving Him.

Plus, the true fear of the Lord is based on a profound knowledge of God’s love for us.

OK… so… how can you use this first letter of the 10 letter acronym?

You simply ask the Holy Spirit to awaken the fear of the LORD inside of you. Ask Him to unite your heart to His heart and to His Word. That He would cause you to delight in the fear the Lord (Isa. 11:3), by “striking” your heart with the majesty and awe of God (Isa. 8:13).

And as you consistently ask—you will discover that it is WAY easier to say NO to SIN and resist temptation—when you feel the delights of loving God and (even a little) of “HIS fear and awe” in your soul.

Here’s a sample/template prayer:

  • “Father, release the spirit of the fear of the Lord into my heart. Strike my heart with revelation of Your majesty, that I might live in awe before You. Release Your HOLY PRESENCE and cause my spirit to tremble before Your glorious majesty. Unite my heart to Your heart and Word, and cause me to delight in the fear of the Lord.”

That’s all for now…

Leave your comments and feedback right here.

I do my best to read every comment… and I love hearing from you!

By |2017-09-14T17:05:12+00:00May 3rd, 2015|Spiritual Fuel|62 Comments

62 Comments

  1. Hannelore Bozeman May 4, 2015 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Pablo,
    I noticed that all the Scripture references about the fear of the Lord are from the Old Testament, that is, the Old Covenant. 1 John 4 says that perfect love casts out fear, and he who fears is not perfected in love. Having grown up with a demonic fear of my father, it took the Holy Spirit many years to convince my heart of the unconditional love of the Father’s heart to me. Praying for the fear of Him is the last thing I want to do. I believe that in the New Covenant Jesus has a better way to keep us from sinning. “If you love me, you will obey me.” The more I know God, the less I can pray for the fear of the Lord.

    • Pablo Perez May 4, 2015 at 1:19 pm - Reply

      Hi Hannelore,

      The fear of the Lord is both in the Old and New Testament. But is not to be compared with “demonic fear” or to be confused with “the fear of man.” The fear of the Lord is simply this: 1) God is Watching 2) There are consequences to all of our actions.

      You can get a clear (New Testament) perspective of the Fear of the Lord, when you read the book of Revelation (chapters 2 and 3). Take note on how Jesus speaks to the Churches. How important is the way we live and how our choices determine life or death… this is why the Fear of the Lord is so important.

      Plus, the true fear of the Lord is based on a profound knowledge of God’s love for us. What’s more: the love of God and the fear of God do NOT contradict each other.
      Loving God is Fearing Him. Fearing Him is Loving Him. Obeying Him is Loving Him.

      And once again, the FEAR OF THE LORD is not to be confused with “the fear of man” or with the torment of “demonic fear” or with the “fear produced by nervous emotions” that comes from our own insecurities.

      Hope that helps (:

      • femi May 4, 2015 at 2:37 pm - Reply

        I love your perspective on our relationship with the Father. The Holy Spirit has been calling my attention to a need for a deeper fellowship. I know I need more inner spiritual strength, this perspective will help me. Thanks

        • Pablo Perez May 4, 2015 at 2:41 pm - Reply

          Thank you Femi (:

          Yes… divine might is available!

  2. Johnson Obekpa May 4, 2015 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    This is inspiring and mind blowing. I felt my spirit smiling reading your piece on the first letter F. I look forward to next week’s edition. The Lord bless you Pablo. Jesus is Lord!

  3. Erefaa Tom Jack May 4, 2015 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    You aroused my interest. Why did you stop at F? I wish you can complete it.

    • Pablo Perez May 4, 2015 at 7:23 pm - Reply

      No problem Erefaa… we will complete it next week. The post (and email) was too long already (:

  4. Isaac Joshua May 4, 2015 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    This is awesome, precise and timely. Thanks and God bless you richly, Pablo

  5. Rosalinda R. Figueroa May 4, 2015 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Indeed enlightening! Looking forward to the next letters. Be blessed and continue to be a blessing to others!

    • Pablo Perez May 4, 2015 at 10:47 pm - Reply

      Thank you Rosalinda! Thanks for your encouraging words (:

  6. Joshua Owhor May 4, 2015 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Dear Pablo,
    You are indeed a blessing to the body of Christ. I have always be blessed and refreshed by your uncommon teachings and exposition of the word of God. I’m so blessed by this teaching and eagerly waiting to read the rest of the acronym. I trust the Lord to grow deeper in fellowship with him as the Holy Spirit brings these great truths alive through your teaching. God bless you real good.

    • Pablo Perez May 4, 2015 at 10:48 pm - Reply

      It’s my honor Joshua… to be of help, to be of service, and to give what I have been given. Thank you for your beautiful words (:

  7. Tom May 5, 2015 at 12:12 am - Reply

    Man of God, that is a powerful revelation about the first letter F- of the word FELLOWSHIP. looking forward to the whole ten letters. may God bless you mightily as we render our hearts to the Almighty God

    • Pablo Perez May 5, 2015 at 12:56 am - Reply

      Thank you Tom! Thanks a lot for your kind words (:

  8. Vicky May 5, 2015 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Very inspiring and insightful
    Eagerly waiting for the rest.
    Thanks a bunch

  9. Bunmi Esther Adefolu May 5, 2015 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Your sharing is of great value to me. It is no one business but mine, to seek God with all my soul and grow in my love for Him. This is desirous and i found a way to solve this question of mine of growing deeper in my relationship with God.

    What struck me most, when i fear God, i will not sin against Him – Just like the Bible says, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom’ I want to ask as this has never being part of my prayer request, fearing God and standing in His awe always.

    I look forward to other acronyms.

    Thanks.

    BA

  10. Pablo Perez May 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    It is so true Bunmi… the Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom, as Proverbs 9:10 declares:
    “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding”

    Thank you for your insight (:

  11. Vivian May 5, 2015 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Dear Pablo, it is always a blessing to receive help on how to walk closer with God. Some of us are weaker than others and need all the spiritual help that other stronger Christians can give. I can totally relate with an acronym as an aide to a better fellowship with the Lord and I look forward to the rest of the 9 letters. God bless you.

  12. Pablo Perez May 5, 2015 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Thank you Vivian for your kind words… and by the way… we are all weak and broken human beings… last time I checked, there were no “Super Christians” around. We all fall to the ground and get up again. And we ALL need to receive from the Lord all the grace He can give us (every single day).

    Blessings (:

  13. Paulus H. Daniel Sinaga May 6, 2015 at 5:49 am - Reply

    Dear Pablo,
    This Article very inspiring me, cause i have problem with fear for our future ( my family )
    and I am waiting decision from GOD to leave my company i’m working now.
    cause GOD want me wait until HE give decision regarding it, but in some day some company offer me job Vacancy
    and i get it but God make it not come true for me also some company in Europe offer me last week and i never asking GOD
    cause you article and the sharing make me open my heart eye and my inner man that i was do wrong in God eye.
    I need your help to pray for me and what GOD want me do for HIS because i was tell to God to forgive my fouls. Thanks GBU

    • Pablo Perez May 6, 2015 at 11:02 am - Reply

      Thank you Paulus.

      I pray the Lord will give you wisdom and insight about your life. And I pray Romans 15:13,
      that the God of hope may fill you with all hope in believing (as you trust in Him). That you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

      Blessings!

      • Paulus H. Daniel Sinaga May 7, 2015 at 8:18 am - Reply

        Dear Pablo,

        Thanks for your praying for me a from Romans 15:13, i get something special from GOD to me
        and i waiting for the next sharing from you regarding fellowship. God Bless You

  14. Joseph Adi May 6, 2015 at 6:48 am - Reply

    Inspiring article waiting to go through the 10

  15. Emova May 6, 2015 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Hi Pablo,
    Thanks for this inspiring article. It’s my first time reading your post and I look forward to reading the next 9 acronyms.

    A reference for the very first comment, Hebrews 12vs28,29 “Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a consuming fire.”

    God bless you Pablo.

  16. Bukola May 6, 2015 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    This came at a time when I really needed to reconnect to God. Thank you Pablo for this inspiring and invigorating revelation. I look forward to subsequent updates. May the Lord continue to inspire and grace you with more wisdom as you continue in His work. Remain blessed, Pablo. Shalom!

    • Pablo Perez May 6, 2015 at 5:44 pm - Reply

      Very glad to hear that Bukola, thanks for your kind words and encouragement (:

  17. roseller May 6, 2015 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    This truth you shared is spiritually strengthening for one’s relationship with God. I’ll look forward to the other 9 letter which hopefully we can read soon. God bless you for this as you inspire others more into the full divinity in our walk with God.

    • Pablo Perez May 7, 2015 at 12:33 am - Reply

      Thank you Roseller, Thanks for your encouraging words (:

  18. Wendy May 7, 2015 at 1:01 am - Reply

    I am in a situation where I dont know what to do, how to deal with. Its something I cant really do anything about and its been like this for five years. year after year I felt myself getting stronger and closer to God through these hard times. But every time I face it, it scares me. I was full of fear when I read your email. After I read it I realized for some reason, Fear of God overcomes Fear of the world. When I start fearing God, I will stop fearing the situations I need to face.

    I cant say I have overcome them. But this email definitly opened up my eyes for a beginning.
    so.. thank you :-))

    • Pablo Perez May 7, 2015 at 3:51 am - Reply

      Wow… that’s some enlightening insight Wendy. Thanks for sharing.
      Blessings (:

  19. Ernest May 7, 2015 at 5:38 am - Reply

    This is insightful and deeper revelation. I luvd reading it but wz worried to see it end at F. Lukn forward to reading the rest. This is true and practical teaching of the word…More grace…

    • Pablo Perez May 7, 2015 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      Thank you Ernest, I’m also looking forward to more insight and revelation from the Holy Spirit.

  20. Mike May 7, 2015 at 11:12 am - Reply

    I was richly blessed, God bless yo richly in return IJMN.
    Looking forward to the rest expositions.

    • Pablo Perez May 7, 2015 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      Great news Mike, thanks for your encouragement (:

  21. Chiemela May 7, 2015 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    I was richly blessed and your explanation to Hannalore question gave more enlightenment on the Fear of the Lord. I do look forward to the rest of the article.

    • Pablo Perez May 7, 2015 at 2:50 pm - Reply

      Thank you Chiemela. Yes, it’s coming up next Monday to your email.
      Blessings (:

  22. Randy June 1, 2015 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Hi Pablo, have been blessed by your encourageing words to bring us to deeper intimate w God. I haven’t had it in a couple years. So, anyway to get the whole acronym now. Need truths now. Thank u, Randy (have to know Him again)

    • Pablo Perez June 1, 2015 at 12:39 pm - Reply

      Randy, I am glad to hear that… much blessings (:

  23. Jenica Bartolome June 2, 2015 at 4:03 am - Reply

    Dear Pablo,

    Thanks for sharing this inspiring word. It’s really a reminder that fearing Him is obeying Him. Fearing God keeps us away from doing wrong things because we know God is watching and of the consequences. I believe as i continue to ask God for fear of Him, grow in my heart, i believe He will transform me into the person He wants me to be.

    Looking forward to the next acronym “E”.

    God bless.

    • Pablo Perez June 2, 2015 at 4:48 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jenica. Yes, that’s right on. Love and obedience are a great definition for walking in the “Fear of the Lord”

  24. peter obiebi June 8, 2015 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    i am truly blessed…

  25. Pamela Abah June 8, 2015 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    This is a great message. I’m inspired. God help me to always ask for a closer relationship with you. Thanks Pablo.

  26. victoria June 10, 2015 at 11:03 am - Reply

    i have gone way off from the Lord lately, but this message has really helped me. i pray that by the time its all over god will have mercy on me and save my poor soul.

    • Pablo Perez September 23, 2015 at 11:08 pm - Reply

      Truth to be told, I myself have gone way off from the Lord so many times (that is hard to keep count). That’s why I am super thankful for his mercy and grace. And for his unrelenting love in pursuing me…

      Of course, not many “ministers” would admit to this, but Matt. 25 is there to remind us, that even going through the motions of ministry you can run out of oil… and live far away from the Lord at the heart level…

      So Victoria, we are all weak and broken human beings… that need all the grace God would give us, every day… to choose Him every day, every hour, and not go astray.

  27. Donna July 27, 2015 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    I love your message and how the Lord has lead you to present it to us. Thank you for your obedience and love for us.

  28. UCHE August 3, 2015 at 9:47 am - Reply

    This is really inspiring. Look forward to reading the rest

  29. MARIA ALBERTINA CARMO October 2, 2015 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Dear Pablo this teaching is tremendous and we must change our christian life with those teachings, this is very profound, we must be transformed and humble in the presence and fear of the Lord. I thank you for this teaching and i am going to do it every day, as I WANT TO SEE THE GLORY OF THE LORD.
    GOD BLESS YOU POWERFULLY

    • Pablo Perez October 31, 2015 at 1:17 pm - Reply

      Thank you Maria. Yes, transformation through revelation, by the work of the Holy Spirit.

  30. Anne Christensen October 31, 2015 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Thank you, Pablo. I had that revelation years ago that this was vitally important, but people would be offended if I brought it up, saying it was Old Testament and law stuff. Until now I have not been able to put words to, or explain what it really means, but you’ve clarified it, and it makes so much sense. I will continue to fear the Lord, and speak about it. Can you imagine if the church got hold of this it would strive to walk in holiness and not to legitimize sin.

    • Pablo Perez October 31, 2015 at 1:20 pm - Reply

      You are right Anne, our generation is celebration lawlessness, and many in the Church today believe a false Gospel… and promote a fake (Not Biblical) Grace… but the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

  31. Cynthia Roberts May 6, 2018 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    This is great, Paglo. Thank you. Do you have the rest of the acronym to pray out?

    • Pablo Perez May 6, 2018 at 10:59 pm - Reply

      Sure thing Cynthia, we’ll use google search for now… I’m putting it all together on a new book:

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