Great difference. What a blessing to be a man separate for the Lord, totally at His disposal! When the Lord can call you and send you with His message! Elijah was a man like this. What a difference between Elijah and Obadiah! Obadiah feared Ahab more than he feared God. Obadiah never confronted Ahabâ€™s sins! The Lord could not send Obadiah to rebuke sin. The 100 prophets learned from Obadiah compromise and fear of man. Not one of them confronted Ahab! The Lord could not send them, but He sent Elijah! To what profit is a silent prophet, a silent and fearful preacher? Elijah saw well that no one in Israel stands with him faithful in confronting the idolatry of Ahab and of the nation, so he said he had no colleague in this ministry (v. 22). The Lord cannot use people like Obadiah. But he can work through people like Elijah. There is no place for compromisers in the building of Godâ€™s kingdom!
Great blessings. Good points, good lessons. What a blessing to know that we have such a loving and glorious God, and that we have brothers, friends, in the Lord Jesus, who feel for us and pray for us!
Great Sermon! I'm listening to some absolutely great and edifying sermons from Pastor Bryan! As I read the other post just now from his late wife, I am so saddened to hear of his passing. I am currently going through his Romans series and have actually heard a few of them twice! They were that great. Susan Pollock, just remember, his sermons are still edifying others! All to the glory of God! God bless you.
Glories of the new earth. I doubt that Rev. 22:1 says that there will be no sea in heaven, as the speaker says repeatedly. I think it means that there will be no sea on the new earth. At the same time, I do not think that the metaphorical interpretation given in this message is the correct one. The text says there is no SEA, not seas. And I believe you must interpret that literally, but also compare with texts as Zechariah 14:8 and Ezekiel 47:8, which speak about two seas. I categorically do not agree with what somebody in the audience says that in the new creation we will be interested only in the Lord, not in the beauty of the waters and the mountains. This contradicts the Bible, who in many prophecies concerning the new earth talks about the glories of the new earth. Adam was put in Eden, and he had fellowship with the Lord, but he had eyes as well to the beauties around him. Revelation 21 describes something of the new earth and the New Jerusalem, and it does it not meaning that we will be indifferent to those beauties, but that we will enjoy them and give glory to the Lord for them!