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?
Kings 14- https://youtu.be/Vd56L16USJA
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?
NEW- I’ll add my past teaching below on this chapter-
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- [overblog- see here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/11/09/kings-14/ ]