Lamentations 1-2/Mark 9-10
Rebellion blinds. Jesus gives sight.
OT – 1:17-18 Jerusalem pleads for help, but no one comforts her. Regarding his people, the LORD has said, “Let their neighbors be their enemies! Let them be thrown away like a filthy rag!”
“And the LORD is right,” she groans, “for I rebelled against him. Listen, people everywhere; look upon my anguish and despair, for my sons and daughters have been taken captive to distant lands.
OT Flash Points:
Anguish & despair
None will listen but the Lord
The result of rebellion is sure & devastating
Who can heal it? The wound is too deep!
NT – 9:1-4Jesus went on to say, “I assure you that some of you standing here right now will not die before you see the Kingdom of God arrive in great power!”
Six days later Jesus took Peter, James, and John to the top of a mountain. No one else was there. As the men watched, Jesus’ appearance changed, and his clothing became dazzling white, far whiter than any earthly process could ever make it. Then Elijah and Moses appeared and began talking with Jesus.
NT Flash Points: “See” the Kingdom, means see
And seeing gives “authority” to be the least, and servant of all
Resist the Power-Wagon syndrome
That’s when you get so fed up with other ‘drivers’ that you imagine putting a figurative plow blade on the front of your car (or Bible). reason to resist – hint: Not Edifying! Therefore, not fruitful.
THINK; Perspective:“Revival” is when Jesus comes, not when we talk about Jesus coming
The fullness of His life fills our emptiness
Our darkness turned to day
“As the Father has sent Me, so send I you.”
The Word & Breath of God; (Receive; Carry)
Guard the conscious body as a workbench for the work of the Spirit.