Summary: The attitude of QUE SERA SERA is spilling into the hearts of God’s people, we need a plan to break all that binds. (Story of brown bear)
QUE SERA SERA, WHAT WILL BE WIL BE...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
Zacharus went out on a limb to see Jesus.
Most today will not venture their neck or nothing for spiritual success. So we find failure on earth.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE?
IF YOU DON’T KNOW LIFE’S PURPOSE HOW CAN YOU ACCOMPLISH IT?
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose --- a point on which the soul shall fix its intellectual eye.
The secret of success is consistency to purpose. Life must have purpose and passion.
THE HARVEST IS PAST, THE SUMMER IS ENDED, AND WE ARE NOT SAVED! Jeremiah 8:20
THE PREACHER HAD A VERY UNPOPULAR MESSAGE.
THE CROWD WANTED AND DEMANDED A MESSAGE THAT WAS PLEASANT!
THERE WERE A GROUP OF PREACHERS TO PROCLAIM WHAT THE PEOPLE DEMANDED TO HEAR!
YET, KING AHAB WILL ANSWER UNTO GOD JUST AS THE PREACHER DECLARED!
Micaiah was clearly told by God to warn Ahab the King of Israel that death and doom was ahead,
unless the nation repented and changed.
King Ahab had ruled as a very wicked and self indulgent King. Ahab and his wife, Jezebel, were spoiled and rotten.
They chose sin and to the eye it seemed they were prospering. Ahab could throw a temper fit and get his way.
Everyone bowed and caved into this powerful ruler, but God had a man, Micaiah, to stand up and use his voice to declare judgment was coming. The dogs were coming.
Micaiah declared, The dogs will lick your and Jezebel’s blood, the innocent will be revenged!
The King hired some polished preachers to preach what he wanted to hear.
All the King’s men would gather around to hear the Positive Spin Preachers say, it is OK, God understands,
DO YOUR THING and GOD WILL BLESS YOU!
WHEN YOU DON’T LIKE THE MESSAGE, YOU WILL NOT LIKE THE MESSENGER.
In anger Ahab had the Negative Preacher locked up in prison.
Ahab warned Micaiah, the Preacher, I will deal with you when I return from this battle. 1 Kings 22:27.
1 King 22:28 Micaiah said, IF YOU AHAB RETURN AT ALL IN PEACE, the Lord hath not spoken by me.
IF YOU ARE SO RIGHT AND I WONDER WHY DO YOU NEED TO DISGUISE YOUR SELF?
WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO DISGUISE YOURSELF?
1 Kings 22:30 And the King of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I WILL DISGUISE MYSELF, AND ENTER THE BATTLE; but put thou on thy robes. And the King of Israel DISGUISED himself and went into battle.
To change what is customary in dress or appearance.
To obscure the existence or true state or character.
To try to mislead by representing a difference.
AHAB NEVER LEARNED THE DIFFERENCE IN WHITE WASHING AND WASHING WHITE?
Many know how to whitewash, to gloss over or to cover up.
I went to LMU, from 1970 to 1974. I had a friend from Dayton, Ohio. We were required to take Physical Education for the
Educational Degree’s we were working to achieve. After class, this young man would go in the locker room, open a jar of
OLD SPICE, and pour the perfume scent all over him. The rest of us would shower. He saved time and the effort of showering.
For several days he would not shower but poured on the OLD SPICE.
After several weeks, everyone avoided this brilliant young man. The skunks would have avoided him!
You can cover up dirt with a good smell, but eventually what is covered up will stink.
I know many that spiritually never say: I am sorry! I am wrong! Forgive me!
They try and disguise who and what they really are.
Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside
every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set beofre us.
We must correct and discipline not just accept sin, but we must lay aside every weight that might become an obstacle
or hindrance to the word of God and the work of God.
QUE SERA SERA, WHAT WILL BE WILL BE?
1 Kings 22: 34 And a certain man drew a bow AT A VENTURE, and smote the King of Israel between the joints of
the harness: wherefore The King said to the driver of his chariot, TURN thine hand, and CARRY me out of the host;
FOR I AM WOUNDED.
Ahab had made many poor choices. Death and pain had followed his reign. Ahab slid many years. It appeared this wicked
man would get away with his selfishness and sensual life choices.
MAN’S DISGUISES WILL NEVER FOOL GOD!
GOD KNOWS HOW TO TEAR THE MASKS OFF.
Just watch a person in times of trouble, woe, trial, peril and adversity --- YOU WILL SEE WHAT KIND OF MAN HE IS!