Summary: I. AUDIENCE PROFILE: My fellow leaders and workers/ my teacher: Kuya Ranel Reyes II. OBJECTIVES: To extract good leadership from the false ones
I. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
My fellow leaders and workers/ my teacher: Kuya Ranel Reyes
To extract good leadership from the false ones
ISAIAH 56:10-12 (Magandang Balita Biblia - TPV - Tagalog Popular Version)
10 Ang sabi niya, "Bulag ang mga pinuno na dapat magpaalala sa mga tao. Wala silang nalalaman. Para silang mga asong hindi marunong tumahol. Ang alam lang nila'y magyabang at mangarap. Ang ibig ay laging matulog. 11 Para silang asong gutom, walang kabusugan; sila'y mga pastol na walang pang-unawa. Ginagawa nila ang anumang magustuhan at walang iniisip kundi sariling kapakanan. 12 Ang sabi nila, "Halikayo, at kumuha kayo ng alak, uminom tayo hanggang mayroon. Mag-iinuman muli tayo bukas nang mas marami kaysa ngayon!"
1. that we can learn the difference of false leadership to good leadership,
2. that we can learn good ldership by avoiding false leadership
3. that we can be good followers/servants to become good leaders.
DIFFERENTIATE FALSE LEADERS FROM A LEADER.
FALSE LEADERS OF ISRAEL
ALTAR CALL FOR FALSE LEADERS, PLS COME TO THE FRONT!
WHO ARE FALSE LEADERS/PROPHETS/TEACHERS HERE? PLS. RAISE YOUR HAND!
IT'S A TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE THING TO BE A FALSE LEADER.
ASK FOR P500 BILL FROM THEM, OR P1000 BILL.
P500 bills, to know the fake from the genuine P500 bill, master the security features of the P500 bill, then you will know what's fake.
Unlike here, we have to know the false leaders by knowing them to differentiate them from LEADERS.
Author: Isaiah (Isaiah 1:1)
Books: 66 chapters
Isaiah's Ministry Time: Around 767 BC to 697 BC
Time of Writing: Around 600BC - according to Early Church Fathers
Peculiarities of Isaiah:
a. He always calls God as "Holy One Of Israel"
b. He foretells "Salvation" and "Deliverance"
c. Messianic Prophecies - strong in Messianic prophecies about the LORD JESUS CHRIST. that are quoted in the Gospels
Chapter 56 was ascribed to Trito-Isaiah (3rd Isaiah) because of sudden change of topic
Chapters 40-66 - ascribed to Deutero-Isaiah
Chapters 40-48 - Underlying Theme: salvation out of Babylon
Chapter 49-57 - Underlying Theme: the sufferings and glory of the servant of LORD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST
CHAPTERS AROUND THE CHAPTER 56: Underlying Themes: 55,56, 57
Chapter 55 - full free grace, which embraces the Gentiles
Chapter 56 - gives the moral character that's necessary to enjoy the blessing, which is no longer based in the narrow legal principles of former days.
Chapter 57 - denounces those of Israel who morally walk contrary to the will of God.
CONTENTS OF THE 3 CHAPTERS:
Chapter 55 - Grace for the Nations Also
Chapter 56 - Rejected Ones Will be Accepted
Chapter 57 - The Sad Condition of Israel
His watchmen are blind - Kimchi observes, “The flock is intrusted to the care of these watchmen. The wild beasts come; these dogs bark not; and the wild beasts devour the flock. Thus they do not profit the flock. Yea, they injure it; for the owner trusts in them, that they will watch and be faithful; but they are not. These are the false teachers and careless shepherds.”
dogs = sheep dogs, that watch, bark and bite when stealers will steal the sheep.
Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible
John Darby's Synopsis
Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible
Hebrew Lexicon to KJV
Early Church Fathers
VIII. MAIN BODY:
Characteristics of False Leaders of Israel:
1. They're blind leaders that supposed to be reminding people.
"10 Ang sabi niya, "Bulag ang mga pinuno na dapat magpaalala sa mga tao."
Leader = Watchman (KJV) = tsaphah (tsaw-faw') (HEBREW) -
a. (properly) to lean forward, i.e. to peer into the distance
b. (by implication) to observe, await
c. [a primitive root] KJV: behold, espy, look up (well), wait for, (keep the) watch(-man).
Watchmen = Pastors, Teachers, Lay Leaders/Workers, Bible Study Leaders
Stay away from the Pharisees. They lead the people, but they are like blind men leading other blind men. And if a blind man leads another blind man, both of them will fall into a ditch." (ERV)
A LEADER - is a good watchman, you see from afar, you have vision not ambition, you remind the members via chikka/sms/txt, don't get tired of doing this regularly. You invite people and when they reject, you invite them again.
APPLICATION: Mag attend ng Dawn Watch
2. They don't know anything.
"Wala silang nalalaman."
Hos 4:6 "My people are destroyed because they have no knowledge. You priests have refused to learn, so I will refuse to let you be priests for me. You have forgotten the law of your God, so I will forget your children. (ERV)
If you don't want the LORD to not forget your children, then don't forget to read and have devotions everyday.