LET'S DO SOMETHING WHILE WE CAN
II Kings 7:1-9
November 2, 1997
INTRODUCTION: The text records the story of the
Syrians and the Samaritans. The Syrians had so
dominated the Samaritans that things could not
possibly be worse. There was famine, futility, and
frustration. Women were boiling their children for
food. Citizens were eating literally anything they
could find. Seemingly, all hope was gone. If anyone
would welcome hope, these folks would. A promise of
hope was desperately needed. The people of Samaria
needed help and they needed it now. Those who know
the good news are under an inescapable obligation to
pass on that news to those who do not know it.
I. A STRANGE PREDICTION. 1-2
A. UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH. 1
1. Divine Inspiration 1a
2. Direct Revelation lb
Prophet probably had no idea how
the miracle would come to pass (Heb. 11:1) comes into
Bus company advertisement says,
"Sit back and leave the driving to us"
Leave the details of method and
timing to Him.
B. UNBELIEF TOWARD TRUTH. 2
1. Human Speculation 2
By tomorrow you will be able to buy
six times as much food for 1/5 the cost.
Mal. 3:11-14, "And I will rebuke the devourer for
your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of
your ground; neither shall your vine cast its fruit
before the time in the field, saith the Lord of
hosts. And all nations shall call you blessed; for
ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of
hosts. Your words have been stout against me, saith
2. Human Elimination.
II. A STRUGGLING PEOPLE. 3
A. THEIR DILEMMA 3a
B. THEIR DISCUSSION. 3b-4
1. Deals with Sitting
2. Deals with Returning
3. Deals with Surrendering
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