Adult / Kids Sunday School Series
Sermon for the Starving Bible Believing Christians All Over the World Wide
- KJV Bible Believers Church in Touchet, Touchet, Washington - Pastor Mike
Paulson - 2007
the way of God more perfectly - Acts 18:26
with the Scriptures Rightly Divided - II
What is In the Old Testament "FOR" us?
August 12, 2007
In It "FOR" Us?
Now all these things happened unto them
for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition,
upon whom the ends of the world are come.
I Corinthians 10:11
"Ensamples" from whom to learn, not
for us to follow!
biggest influential Prophets during the times of the kings...
were the spiritual conscience of the nation.
They were appointed
to remind kings, priests, and people of their obligations to God and people.
The prophets of
Israel were individuals called by God to bring the people back to God.
early prophets (Samuel, Elijah, Elisha) did not leave behind any writings
that have been preserved.
They advised the
king, and if necessary opposed him (Elijah and Ahab!).
But it is the
later, writing prophets who stand out most clearly as the voice of God
in the face of the people's disobedience.
prophets, address not only the king but also the nation as a whole.
They all had
to do with warning of the destruction of the Hebrew Nation.
Hosea, Joel, Amos,
Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.
- prophets were Joel, Jonah, Amos, hosea, Isaiah, Micah
- prophets were Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Obadiah, Nahum, habakkuk, Sephaniah.
Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
also the time
of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther
Message of the Prophets
Israel - Amos,
Nineveh - Jonah,
Babylon - Daniel
Captives in Babylon
Edom - Obadiah
Judah - Joel,
Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.
1. To try
to save the nation from its Idolatry and Wickedness
in this, to announce the nation will be destroyed.
3. But not
completely destroyed. A Remnant will be saved.
4. Out of
this remnant will come a Person who will bring All Nations to God.
Person will be a Great Man who will one day arise in the family of David.
The Prophets called him "THE BRANCH." The family tree of David, once
the most powerful family in the world, cut down, in the days of the Prophets,
to rule a kingdom that was disappearing, the family would have a come-back.
Out of the family stock would come a Branch who will become King of Kings.
of the Prophets
Future Predictive Element
The time of the
Prophets was approximately 400 years (800-400 B.C.).
The central event
was the destruction of Jerusalem.
The fall of jerusalem
was the time of the greatest Prophetic activity, trying to prevent it,
or explain it.
Though God himself
brought on the destruction of Jerusalem, humanly speaking, He did all he
could do to avert it.
Failing to save
the Unholy Holy City, the Prophets literally glow with Divine explanations
and assurances that the collapse of God's nation does NOT mean the end
of God's plans; that, after a period of punishment, there would be a Restoration,
and, for God's people, a Glorious Future.
summary notes from Haley's Handbook)
The most persistent thought in the entire OT is this: Jehovah, the God
of the Hebrew nation, eventually is going to become the God of All nations.
The successive generations of OT writers pass from the general to the particular
in describing the detail and manner of that accomplishment.
But the remainder through the NT had to take place - and that with an interruption
through Paul to bring in the Gentiles, and then the Tribulation - finally
The whole story of Christ and the spread of Christianity over the earth
is pictured in the OT, in outline and detail.
- we begin to look at Isaiah - the Man and the Book
We can't do
it in one session, so we will try to just touch on Isaiah today ... Read
about him for yourself in detail!
Isaiah's life background:
...because he was so thoroughly convinced with the idea that his nation
was to be a Messianic Nation to the world; that is, a nation through whom
one day a great and wonderful blessing would come from God to all nations
He was continually dreaming of the day when that great and wonderful work
would be done.
John 12:41 mentions that Isaiah 'saw
his glory, and spake of him."
Grand Achievement in Isaiah's life
For 150 years before the days of Isaiah, the Assyrian Empire had been expanding.
As early as 840 B.C. Israel, under Jehu, had begun to pay tribute to Assyria.
While Isaiah was yet a young man, Assyrian carried away all of north Israel.
13 years later, Samaria fell, and the rest of Israel was carried away.
Then, a few years later, the Assyrians came on unto Judah, destroyed 46
walled cities, and carried away 200,000 captives.
Finally, when Isaiah was an old man, the Assyrians were stopped before
the walls of Jerusalem by an angel of God. Thus, Isaiah's whole life was
spent under the shadow of threatening Assyrian power, and he himself witnessed
the ruin of his entire nation at their hands, EXCEPT Jerusalem.
Book of Isaiah
The deliverance of Jerusalem from the Assyrians.
It was through his prayer and by his advice to king Hezekiah, and by the
direct miraculous intervention of God, that the dread Assyrian army was
discomfited before the walls of Jerusalem.
Isaiah contains some of the most amazing prophecies of Jesus Christ
in the Bible.
Chapters 1-39 deal with God's promise of Judgment
Chapters 40-66 deal with God's promise of Salvation
The first section deals with woe!
The second section deals with comfort!
7:14 - Christ's virgin birth
40:3-5 - John the Baptist
9:1-2 - His ministry in Galilee
9:6-7 - His deity and eternal throne
11:2; 50:4; 61:1-3 - His preaching
End of SS Lesson for August