Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord’s servant?
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Kings 14 videos-
ON VIDEO- [Filmed by the Oso bay]
.The bible page I saw on the ground [yes- they use them for rolling papers]
.The Hermit documentary- Canada- he jumped off the train and lived his whole life by Gully lake
.Jeroboam tells his wife to put on a disguise and go talk to the prophet
.The prophet does indeed have a message for her
.But it’s not ‘good’
.The blind prophet- he ‘sees’ pretty well
.The comment on my Youtube video- was he a cop?
.How did I respond?
.God uses King David as the standard
.Rehoboam’s legacy was bad too
.Practical application for leadership in the church
.Ministry gifts [5-fold]
.Be honest- but at times we forget it
.2 stories from days gone by- Kleberg county jail bible study and my days as a youth pastor for a fundamental baptist church
.I had a new kid in my class- he had a Pentecostal back ground
.He asked me ‘John- I don’t feel the same way when I was first baptized in the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues’
.How did I answer him?
TEACHING- [Past posts below]
Just a few notes-
This chapter covers the end of the reigns of king Jeroboam and Rehoboam-
Both of them did wrong- and both of their legacies are indeed tainted.
Jeroboam reigned 22 years over the northern tribes-
Rehoboam reigned 17 years over the southern [Judah]
In the beginning of the video you see a card I found on the ground- it speaks of new beginnings, I hung it on a tree right before I started making the video.
Here’s a verse that would fit with the card-
‘When they have completed the days, it shall be that on the eighth day and onward, the priests shall offer your burnt offerings on the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you,’ declares the Lord GOD.”
I guess it fits in some way with the message-
The history of these kings was God removing them- and giving the kingdom to new men-
Yet many of these new men ruined their chances to lead the people in right paths.
Then they too die- and their sons take over the helm.
This is the story of the kings in the Old Testament-
Lots of their kids did bad things too- but down the road we we also see a few shining lights.
People who rose to power- and realized they had a great responsibility under God- and took their roles seriously.
These future kings marked new beginnings for the people under them.
The ultimate fulfillment of a righteous future king will come to pass thru the reign of Jesus Christ- the King of kings and Lord of Lords.
He puts and end to all the things of the past- and he institutes a new beginning- for everyone who will submit to his reign.
We see this in the promises of old things passing away- and new things coming to pass-
A motif we find all thru out scripture-
18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Is. 43
Thank God for new beginnings.
PAST POSTS- [Past teaching I did that would relate to this post- Verses below]
https://ccoutreach87.com/588-2/ [I added this because it deals with the example of being honest about teaching the bible- I used an example like this on the video. This teaching about the 2nd coming and the rapture seemed to be pretty plain to me- that the bible speaks of them as the same event- yet over the years I saw how some might simply teach a view that seems popular at the time. So this is just one example of being true to what the bible actually says- even when it is not popular]
(1064) 1st KINGS 14- Jeroboam’s son gets sick, he tells his wife ‘disguise yourself and go to the prophet Ahijah, he will tell you what will happen to the boy’. She goes and the Lord reveals the identity of the wife to Ahijah, he is old and blind. As soon as she gets to the house he gives her a strong rebuke, tells her the child will die and that her husband was wicked. Sure enough she takes the message back to Jeroboam and these things come to pass. Why did Jeroboam disguise his wife? Ahijah was the original prophet who told Jeroboam that he would be king, Jeroboam knew that he was doing wrong by instituting idolatrous practices into the nation; so why did he do it? Basically he trusted in the arm of the flesh to maintain what God gave him. He did it so he wouldn’t lose the kingdom. He obviously avoided the prophet for as long as he could, he thought he would send his wife incognito and who would know? The Lord knew. God has ways of getting information to you [and me!] whether we want to hear it or not. Also Ahijah was a prophet, another name for prophet is ‘Seer’ [some feel seers are totally different gifts/offices, for the sake of this basic teaching they are closely related] but yet he couldn’t ‘see’ for himself. I find it interesting that many of Gods greatest gifted people can’t seem to find help for themselves. There is a prophecy about Jesus that says ‘physician, heal thyself’, Paul had a thorn in the flesh that wouldn’t go away! Many people that are used by God to pray for healing and get results, they themselves struggle with sickness. Ahijah had a word; not only about Jeroboams son [a localized situation] but also a national word ‘Israel will be shaken like a reed in the water’ the Lord used the local situation to speak to the broader community. The people would ‘be shaken’ because they permitted idolatry into their lives. Understand, we see the idolatry of Israel as blatant [actual idols and stuff] but they really thought that the forms of idolatry that they were practicing were pleasing to God! I often find that well intentioned believers have a difficult time ‘seeing’ idolatry [covetousness, greed]. The American church has incorporated ‘success/abundance’ so deeply into the minds of the saints that we view our worship of God thru this skewed lens. ‘If God wants me to have an abundant life, then what’s wrong with me centering my church life around being successful, confessing and thinking about abundance/money all day long’? Well, what’s wrong with it is Jesus told the church that he didn’t want us ‘thinking’ about these things all the time, he said the ‘gentiles [unbelievers] are always thinking about the stuff, it shall not be so with you’. So it takes time for Christians to see these things, Jeroboam instituted a form of idolatry into Gods nation, the people sincerely went along for the ride. God said they were going to be shaken ‘like a reed in the water’. [Some sites see here https://corpuschristioutreachministries.blogspot.com/2023/05/kings-14-text.html?m=0 ]
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