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Summary: To show that GOD's Word is the final verdict in every decision we have.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you warned by GOD?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that GOD's Word is the final verdict in every decision we have.

IV. TEXT:

Matthew 2:12-13 (Amplified Bible)

And receiving an answer to their asking, they were divinely instructed and warned in a dream not to go back to Herod; so they departed to their own country by a different way.

Now after they had gone, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, Get up! [Tenderly] take unto you the young Child and His mother and flee to Egypt; and remain there till I tell you [otherwise], for Herod intends to search for the Child in order to destroy Him.

V. THESIS:

GOD's Word is the final verdict in every decision we have.

VI. TITLE:

GOD warns in a dream

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Matthew, also called Levi

B. Date written: 60 A.D.

C. Purpose: To show that JESUS of Nazareth was the Kingly Messiah of Jewish prophecy

D. To whom written: Jews

E. Main theme: JESUS is GOD's Promised Anointed Messiah, the King of the jews

F. Keywords: fulfilled

G. Key verses:

Matthew 16:16-19 (Amplified Bible)

Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.

Then Jesus answered him, Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are you, Simon Bar-Jonah. For flesh and blood [men] have not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in heaven.

And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros—a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra—a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it].

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Just at the right time when you're ready to act

"And receiving an answer to their asking, they were divinely instructed and warned in a dream not to go back to Herod;"

1. God warns, teaches, communes, teaches in a dream:

a. GOD instructed and taught Daniel in a dream:

Daniel 2:19 (Amplified Bible)

Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night, and Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

b. GOD teaches Job in a dream:

Job 33:15-17 (Amplified Bible)

[One may hear God’s voice] in a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men while slumbering upon the bed,

Then He opens the ears of men and seals their instruction [terrifying them with warnings],

That He may withdraw man from his purpose and cut off pride from him [disgusting him with his own disappointing self-sufficiency].

c. GOD warned Laban, uncle of Jacobs:

Genesis 31:24 (Amplified Bible)

But God came to Laban the Syrian [Aramean] in a dream by night and said to him, Be careful that you do not speak from good to bad to Jacob [peaceably, then violently].

d. GOD warned Abimelech regarding Sarah, wife of Abraham:


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