Summary: To show that GOD's Word is the final verdict in every decision we have.
Are you warned by GOD?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that GOD's Word is the final verdict in every decision we have.
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.
GOD's Word is the final verdict in every decision we have.
GOD warns in a dream
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: