Luke 7:16 NKJV Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.”
Luke 8:25 NKJV But He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!”
Luke 8:35-37 NKJV Then they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid. (36) They also who had seen it told them by what means he who had been demon-possessed was healed. (37) Then the whole multitude of the surrounding region of the Gadarenes asked Him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. And He got into the boat and returned.
In each of these Scriptures people became overwhelmed with the only good kind of fear… a holy one. In Luke 5:26 they saw a paralyzed man walk carrying the stretcher he was lowered through the roof on. In Luke 7:16 Holy fear fell upon all present when Jesus raised a widow’s only son from the dead. In Luke 8:25 the disciples were overcome with fear after Jesus calmed the wind and the waves. Then in Luke 8:35-37 we see town overcome with fear after Jesus delivered a demonized man.
These of these examples that left people in Holy awe and fear of the awesomeness of our Lord. They show His power, compassion, mercy, and authority. Each of them provide us with examples why we needn’t live in any fear other than one produced from getting a revelation of just how marvelous and mighty our Lord is. It is that revelation of just who He is and how deep His love for you and me is that causes us to sense that Holy Fear. It is also how we know He has freed us from fear and we no longer have to be afraid. It is our Holy Fear that leads us to live fearless. I fear therefore I am fearless.