Summary: Instead of Epraim depending on God for stability He formed alliances with the people instead of him being a shepherd he became as sheep. The "cake not turned" was burnt on one side and raw on the other. A metaphor for just how mixed up their lives were.
God Knows When You’re Done
The idea is of a “half-baked” cake. In that day, bread was often prepared as a cake that was cooked on both sides, something like a pancake. In thinking they can serve both the Lord and idols, Israel is like an unturned pancake - burned on one side, uncooked on the other.
1) Ephraim’s Promotion
Ps 75:6 For promotion [cometh] neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.
48: 14-17 14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn. 15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, 16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them growb into a multitude in the midst of the earth. 17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeasedc him: and he held up his father’s hand, to remove it from Ephraim’s head unto Manasseh’s head
2) Ephraim’s Problem
Followed the crowd
1) Done on Top but not on the Bottom 2) Good In Church Horrible at Home 3) Loud Clubber Low Key Praiser
1 Peter: 13-16So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, "I am holy; you be holy."
So leave the corruption and compromise; leave it for good," says God. "Don’t link up with those who will pollute you. I want you all for myself.
I’ll be a Father to you; you’ll be sons and daughters to me." The Word of the Master, God.
3) Everbody’s Prescription
A Well Done Cake Takes:
1) Pre-Heated Tempeture (Tempeture) 2) Right Ingredients (Nothing Left Out) 3) Time (Not too Long or Short)
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
You’re Half Done When:
1) If you’re still getting mad 2) You Still Have Regrets 3) Your experiene is greater in the club than in church
When they whipped him he wasn’t done….. But when he said it is finished he was done.
GOD’S PURPOSE HAD BEEN FULLY ACCOMPLISHED
ALL WAS COMPLETED
1) JUST AS GOD WOULD HAVE IT 2) AS THE PROPHETS HAD FORETOLD 3) JUST AS THE OT CEREMONIES HAD INDICATED
4) JUST AS THE DIVINE HOLINESS DEMANDED 5) JUST AS THE SINNERS NEEDED