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Kings 20 [Text]

KINGS 20

1Kings 20:11 And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.

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Kings 20 videos-
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/feq1brdvfl1x0nh/2-22-18%20Kings%2020.mp4?dl=0

ON VIDEO
.A ripped bible page
.Billy Graham
.Ahab- a profile
.The wicked as God’s sword
.Benhadad’s mistake
.The unknown prophet
.The army of 7 thousand- were they the remnant?
.The 2 witnesses
.Ahab and the young men route the enemy
.Then it’s time to regroup
.The God of the hills only?
.The wounded prophet- a sign
.In the house of my friends
.Leadership principles


Amos 5:9
That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the spoiled shall come against the fortress.

TEACHING- [Past posts below]
As this stage in the story of Ahab- we see a wicked king who was being manipulated by his wife- the famous Jezebel.
We saw the showdown where God used his prophet to bring judgment against Israel- and we see in Ahab somewhat of a broken man.
Yet- the enemies of Israel make a mistake.
Benhadad the king of Syria forms an ungodly alliance- he then comes against Ahab.
Ahab seems to concede- and give up.
Then the Syrian king makes a mistake- he figures Ahab gave in so easily- he would push the limits.
Then God does something- he uses the young men in Israel to route the enemy.
Yes- even though God’s people were under judgment- and God used pagan nations to judge his own people- yet God also will defend his name.
Though Israel is under judgment- yet- they had a history with God.
They were a mighty army in days gone by- and other nations learned this lesson the hard way.
After the initial defeat of the Syrians- God tells Ahab to regroup- because he will be back.
Yes- in life- there will be times of great victory against great odds- and yet the battle is not over yet.
The Syrians will come back and fight again- and will suffer another great defeat.
There is an unknown prophet in this chapter who will carry out a special work- he will have one of his own brothers wound him- and he will disguise himself and bring a message to Ahab.
I used this [on video] as a type of Christ- who was wounded by his own friends- and they did not recognize him at his first appearing to Israel.
Yet- like the prophet in this chapter- the ‘mask’ will be removed one day- and Israel will see the prophet who was wounded by his friends-
Zechariah 13:6
And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.
I will add my past teaching below- but the practical principle for us is if we depend on God as we did at the start- then God will indeed come thru for us.
God takes delight in delivering his people when they are outnumbered- this is a spiritual principle in scripture-
Joshua 23:10
One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the Lord your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.
He receives glory when just a few of his people can carry out the task against great odds.
Yes- Ahab will still come under judgment from God- he will go down in history as a wicked king.
But this day the enemies of God learned a lesson-
It was actually a proverb in the mouth of Ahab himself-
1Kings 20:11 And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.
Basically he told the Syrian king ‘Don’t count your chickens before they hatch’-
Benhadad learned this lesson the hard way.
Isaiah 54:16 [More verses below]
Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
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PAST POSTS [Past teaching I did that relates to this post- Kings 20- Verses below]

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