Summary: You just got started don,t stop before you land at home.
LOOK OUT FOT THAT LION
1Kings 13 : 16 And he said, I may not return with thee, nor go in with thee: neither will I eat bread nor drink water with thee in this place:
17For it was said to me by the word of the LORD, Thou shalt eat no bread nor drink water there, nor turn again to go by the way that thou camest.
18He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.
19So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his house, and drank water.
20And it came to pass, as they sat at the table, that the word of the LORD came unto the prophet that brought him back:
21And he cried unto the man of God that came from Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the LORD, and hast not kept the commandment which the LORD thy God commanded thee,
22But camest back, and hast eaten bread and drunk water in the place, of the which the Lord did say to thee, Eat no bread, and drink no water; thy carcase shall not come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers.
23And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the ass, to wit, for the prophet whom he had brought back.
24And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcase.
25And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcase cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcase: and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt.
26And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake unto him.
27And he spake to his sons, saying, Saddle me the ass. And they saddled him.
28And he went and found his carcase cast in the way, and the ass and the lion standing by the carcase: the lion had not eaten the carcase, nor torn the ass.
29And the prophet took up the carcase of the man of God, and laid it upon the ass, and brought it back: and the old prophet came to the city, to mourn and to bury him.
30And he laid his carcase in his own grave; and they mourned over him, saying, Alas, my brother!
31And it came to pass, after he had buried him, that he spake to his sons, saying, When I am dead, then bury me in the sepulchre wherein the man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones:
32For the saying which he cried by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel, and against all the houses of the high places which are in the cities of Samaria, shall surely come to pass.
1st Peter 5:8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Leigons of men started out “Men of God “ on fire full of assurances, faithful to the word, spirit filled servants of God .But later bowed to religious suggestions for personal advantages. God was lost to the lion.
(1) THE FATHERS FRANKNESS Don’t stop--V16
Word of God unalterable
Way of God unchangeable
Will of God undeniable
(2) THE FORBIDDEN FELLOWSHIP Don’t Sup. V17
Straight command by precept or practice
Sincere at first --- strangled at last.
Slightest concession calls for compromise
(3)THE FOUNDEST FRIENDS __ DON’T STRAY V18
Surest way deceived by so called friend
Strange voices dictating folly
Struggle with decision to follow don’t move .
(4) FAITH THAT’S FALSE WANT STAND V22
Disobeys the word of God as sure
Destroys the Spiritual strength
Demands the surrender of the scripture
(5)THE FINANCE THAT’S FAULTY --- DON’T SUPPORT V22
Fixed saddle for the farewell ride
Fearful sight to see -- a great man ruined
Final supper bought a world of regret
(6)THE FOOLISH FINISH--- DOWNRIGHT SAD V24-30
Slain on the grounds of the enemy
Services on earth ended
Sleeping body lies in another’s estate
(7)THE FIRM FOUNDATION -- DON’T SHAKE V32
Obedience is better than sacrifice
Obstacles are always surmountable
Outcome will surely be satisfying