fear

Christopher Walken is an interesting man, to say the least. He’s been the scary, creepy guy in such movies as The Prophecy and Sleepy Hollow, played all sorts of mob bosses in movies like Suicide Kings and King of New York and even played the family man in the films Blast from the Past and Sarah, Plain and Tall.

He is well known for is quirky speech patterns… where it seems he’s saying so much more than the words. He, in fact, is.

In an interview on Inside the Actor’s Studio, Walken once claimed that he would write between 3 and 5 reasons as to why he was saying each and every line of dialogue. 3 to 5 reasons… for every line. Needless to say, he knows his characters well and tries his hardest to understand their character.

In an interview in GQ, Walken was asked � because he’s known for being so creepy � what scares him; what is Christopher Walken afraid of? His answer:

�The only thing to fear is God.�

Have you ever thought about why we are to fear God?

Sure, maybe some might say it’s a �righteous fear,� that it’s more an honoring than actually being afraid – and they may be right. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t still be afraid of God.

An Almighty, All-Power Being who can do whatever He wants. He can part seas, make the skies rain frogs and make an ass talk. Seldom do we consider the power He is.

People used to fear their kings, even as they loved them. Their way of showing such fear and respect? By bowing before them.

A bow is not just some position a human body gets into for comfort. Bowing, on the knees, is in fact the opposite � it is the one position where a human is most vulnerable. Back exposed, sense cut off.

A subject would bow to a king for this reason: when one bows, they are offering their life to the king. If the king finds them not worthy, their sword is swift against the back of their neck. If they are found worthy, then the bask in the presence of their lord.

When did you last bow not as beloved child of God, but as a humble servant, exposing their neck to the sword of the Ruler of the Universe and Spirits?

“Fire blazed out from GOD and consumed the Whole-Burnt-Offeringand the fat pieces on the offering. When all the people saw it happen they cheered loudly and fell down, bowing in reverance.”

Leviticus 9:24 (The Message)

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