Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you like CHRIST? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show in life of Phinehas, that CHRIST is already glorified, so like us, we need to glorify CHRIST in our lives. IV. TEXT: 1 Chronicles 9:20 (New Li
Are you like CHRIST?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show in life of Phinehas, that CHRIST is already glorified, so like us, we need to glorify CHRIST in our lives.
1 Chronicles 9:20 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Phinehas son of Eleazar had been in charge of the gatekeepers in earlier times, and the Lord had been with him.
Be like CHRIST, the Glorifier of GOD.
Phinehas son of Eleazar
A. Author: uncertain
B. Time of writing: Probably written during or shortly after the Captivity.
C. Function: supplementary to 1&2 Samuel and 1&2 Kings.
D. Distinctive feature: deals almost exclusively with the history of Judah.
E. Central thought: Sovereignty of GOD
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. In charge of the gatekeepers
1. His physical reputation:
a. grandson of Aaron, son of Eleazar
Exodus 6:25 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Eleazar son of Aaron married one of the daughters of Putiel, and she gave birth to his son, Phinehas. These are the ancestors of the Levite families, listed according to their clans.
Numbers 25:7-9 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
When Phinehas son of Eleazar and grandson of Aaron the priest saw this, he jumped up and left the assembly. He took a spear
and rushed after the man into his tent. Phinehas thrust the spear all the way through the man’s body and into the woman’s stomach. So the plague against the Israelites was stopped,
but not before 24,000 people had died.
When GOD's people are crying out loud, Phinehas took action. There are times that you stop crying like a cry baby, be brokenness or in broken mode, most of the time, it's already within us, given by the HOLY SPIRIT to do what needs to be done.
b. a victorious warrior of the LORD - his weapons are spiritual - holy objects of the sanctuary and trumpets
Numbers 31:6 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
Then Moses sent them out, 1,000 men from each tribe, and Phinehas son of Eleazar the priest led them into battle. They carried along the holy objects of the sanctuary and the trumpets for sounding the charge.
2 Corinthians 10:4 (New International Version)
The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
Our weapons are not like the weapons of this world. We carry in our bodies, the HOLY SPIRIT, and we have the WORD OF GOD in our minds, hearts, and soul.
B. The LORD was with Phinehas
1. a great spiritual leader
Joshua 22:13 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
First, however, they sent a delegation led by Phinehas son of Eleazar, the priest, to talk with the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.
Judges 20:28 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)
and Phinehas son of Eleazar and grandson of Aaron was the priest.) The Israelites asked the Lord, “Should we fight against our relatives from Benjamin again, or should we stop?” The Lord said, “Go! Tomorrow I will hand them over to you.”
2. A type of CHRIST