An amazing ancient fulfilled prophecy that is evidence for the Bible being divinely-inspired and amazing Evidence for God! It involves the prophet Isaiah, King Cyrus of Persia, (Regent) King Belshazzar of Babylon and the prophet Daniel...
Also Reference: 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peer 1:21
Scripture: Luke 19:41–44
Sermon: "Jesus Christ, The Weeping Prophet"
Speaker: Pastor Sam Lee
Date: November 19, 2023
Maranatha Bible Church (San Ramon, CA)
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Theme: The LORD God placed his hand on Ezekiel the Prophet bringing him visions of idolatrous abominations in Jerusalem.
The Vision of the Gleaming God
The Vision of Jerusalem's Abominations
God's Serious Response
Anointing has a range of uses in the Bible, but in its most important sense it is the selection of God whereby he sets something or someone apart as an instrument for his use. Inanimate objects and pagans can be sanctified in this way by God, too. However, the most important anointing was carried out on Jesus, a Holy Spirit work which set him apart as
🔸Prophet—and more than a prophet
🔸Priest—but the Great High Priest
🔸King—but the King of Kings.
In a reflection of this, God's elect people are likewise anointed for God's service, and we are to glorify him in all we do.
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God demonstrates through Elisha's prophetic ministry that He is sovereign over the details of the lowliest of His people as well as the major rulers of the world. He will restore whom He will restore and He will bring judgment on whom He will judge.
God hath set some in the church...and men have set some in the church. There is a great difference in the two. Those whom God hath set in the church are prepared by God, and those who men have set in the church are prepared of men. The fruit of these two are very different, also. One to life and the other to death. It is the Christian's duty to be discerning in this matter and seek out those that God has prepared and put in his churches, according to what the Bible says about them.
In this passage we see that because the Lord is holy, you need a holy priest. Eli and his sons show the shortcomings of sinful priests. In Samuel we see a better priest, but he too was imperfect and finite. Christ alone fulfills the role of priest on our behalf. As we go to him, we must repent, honor him, and live holy lives. Jesus is our perfect mediator.
We live in troubled times where men fear not God, they fear not the flesh and the fear not the devil. Even when we come to Christ, we better fear the flesh. If the Lord doesn't move us with the Holy Ghost, we will not be moved.
In Mark's only pericope devoted to a main storyline without Jesus as the main character, he reveals to us the details of John the Baptist's death and the impossibility (apart from the intervention of the Holy Spirit) of converting the conscience of a leader dead in his sins.
God's promise to send a Prophet like unto Moses, was a reference to the coming of Christ and also a promise that he would send prophets in the interim period. The people would never be in the dark because they would have God's Word. Here is the primacy of teaching.
If we don't want anything to do with Satan, we better not have anything to do with him in this life. God has a place reserved for the Devil and his angels. Anyone whose name isn't written in the Lamb's book of life won't enter heaven. We are coming face to face with a God of judgement. It isn't what we say but it's how we live that matters to God.