STONING THE PROPHETS

2019 – THURSDAY 13 JUNE

STONING THE PROPHETS

2 Chronicles 24:20-23
Then the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, who stood above the people, and said to them, “Thus says God: Why do you transgress the commandments of the Lord, so that you cannot prosper?
Because you have forsaken the Lord, He also has forsaken you.’ ” So they conspired against him, and at the command of the king they stoned him with stones in the court of the house of the Lord.
Thus Joash the king did not remember the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but killed his son; and as he died, he said, “The Lord look on it, and repay!”

THE PROPHET’S WARNING

WHY DO YOU TRANSGRESS
The great mystery is – why do people who know better – transgress against God’s law.
There is only one reason for open disobedience – a proud heart.

DON’T YOU KNOW YOU CANNOT PROSPER
It is folly to believe you can prosper when you are not following the path of righteousness.
Just can’t happen – and so you must then resort to all kinds of scheming to make it happen.

FORSAKE GOD AND HE WILL FORSAKE YOU
God favours the righteous – but when they depart from His ways – He stands against them.
It feels like He has forsaken you – but in truth – you have forsaken Him.

STONED BEFORE THE PEOPLE
When God’s Spirit brought warning of impending judgement – the ruler could not humble himself to hear the word of the Lord.
His only course of action was to break covenant with his priest who brought the prophetic word – and openly stone him in the courts of the House of God.

THE LORD LOOK ON IT – AND REPAY
Wow this is heavy. The early church saw the hand of the Lord deal with sin and disobedience – and so will the end time church.
Watch and be amazed at the Hand of the Lord working in the midst of His Church.

LOVE THE TRUTH AND IT WILL MAKE YOU FREE

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