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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Have you seen a person with heart sickness, it may be called rheumatic heart. Have you seen how they acted? full of despair and sickness. II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To prove that Sickness will affect both

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I. EXORDIUM:

Have you seen a person with heart sickness, it may be called rheumatic heart. Have you seen how they acted? full of despair and sickness.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To prove that Sickness will affect both the leaders and the workers.

IV. TEXT:

Isaiah 19:10 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

They will be in despair, and all the workers will be sick at heart.

V. THESIS:

Sickness will affect both the leaders and the workers.

VI. TITLE:

Sick At Heart

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Isaiah - son of Amos, prophesied during reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah.

B. Isaiah is regarded as greatest Old Testament prophet: (1) preeminently the prophet of redemption, (2) passages in this book are among the finest in literature.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Sickness at heart:

1. The weavers are in despair (weavers are leaders)

Jeremiah 14:15-16 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Therefore, this is what the Lord says: I will punish these lying prophets, for they have spoken in my name even though I never sent them. They say that no war or famine will come, but they themselves will die by war and famine!

As for the people to whom they prophesy—their bodies will be thrown out into the streets of Jerusalem, victims of famine and war. There will be no one left to bury them. Husbands, wives, sons, and daughters—all will be gone. For I will pour out their own wickedness on them.

Like leaders, like members (workers). The lying prophets are sure to receive punishment from the LORD because they have led the people in utter ruin, as for the people they will also receive punishment as victims of famine and war.

Be careful who you listen to. Don't complain if you experience punishment from the LORD since you listened to a false prophet. (Ezekiel 14:10) You might say you only listened to them, it's equivalent to seeking their guidance, the question, is why are you there in that church in the first place where you know the false prophet/teacher preaches?

Ezekiel 14:10 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

False prophets and those who seek their guidance will all be punished for their sins.

The Hebrew word for "seek" in Ezekiel 14:10 is daw-rash meaning seek or ask, diligently inquire, make inquisition. If you have a leader which you look up to inquire or ask advise, chances are you are "seeking his/her guidance." Be careful that you're not asking a false prophet, because both of you and that leader will be punished for your sins.

2. The workers will be sick at heart. (Jeremiah 27:15)

Jeremiah 27:15 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

This is what the Lord says: ‘I have not sent these prophets! They are telling you lies in my name, so I will drive you from this land. You will all die—you and all these prophets, too.’”

The workers or members of that specific leader will both die in their sins.

IX. CONCLUSION:

Stay away from famed false prophet or leader for you will only get death because of them.


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