JONAH'S STORY: MY STORY

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THIS SERMON IS ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE BENT ON DOING THEIR WILL INSTEAD OF GOD'S WILL.

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JONAH’S STORY: MY PERSONAL STORY : 

JONAH’S STORY: MY PERSONAL STORY STORY HISTORY ALLEGORY ELI’S TWO SONS EGYPT ISRAEL CANAAN

THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, VOL. 1, p. 400 : 

THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY, VOL. 1, p. 400 THE ARK OF GOD God reproved Eli for his criminal neglect of family discipline. Eli reproved his sons, but did not restrain them. Mother and Baby

DESIRE OF AGES, p. 308 : 

DESIRE OF AGES, p. 308 All who obey as He did are likewise declaring that the law is "holy, and just, and good." Romans 7:12. On the other hand, all who break God's commandments are sustaining Satan's claim that the law is unjust, and cannot be obeyed. Thus they second the deceptions of the great adversary, and cast dishonor upon God. They are the children of the wicked one, who was the first rebel against God's law. To admit them into heaven would again bring in the elements of discord and rebellion, and imperil the well-being of the universe. No man who willfully disregards one principle of the law shall enter the kingdom of heaven.

DISOBEDIENCE EQUALS DECEPTION : 

DISOBEDIENCE EQUALS DECEPTION PROCLAIM: MESSAGE DISOBEDIENT DECEIVED DOWNWARD DESCENT DIVINE PRESENCE DETOUR DISPLEASED: JONAH 4:1[EXCEEDINGLY] JONAH’S PROBLEM: SURRENDER & COMPLY

JONAH: OUT PICKETING : 

JONAH: OUT PICKETING PROTEST: GOD PROVOKE: NATURE’S WRATH ADAM & EVE JONAH JONAH 1:12 …For I know that for my sake this great tempest [is] upon you.

JONAH’S GUILT: CRIMINAL NEGLECT : 

JONAH’S GUILT: CRIMINAL NEGLECT WINDS: SHIP MARINERS: SEA CAPTAIN: PRAYER [FAST ASLEEP 1:6] HEATHEN: GET CLOSER TO GOD LIVES OF THE NINEVITES WERE IN PERIL

PROBING: FINDING PROBABLE CAUSE : 

PROBING: FINDING PROBABLE CAUSE JONAH 1:7 And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil [is] upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah. ROMANS 2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY : 

INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY INTERROGATION PERIOD JONAH 1:8 WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN…EVIL…? WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION? WHERE DO YOU COME FROM? WHAT IS YOUR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN? WHAT RACE OR ETHNIC GROUP…?

PATRIARCHS AND PROPHETS, p. 494, 495 : 

PATRIARCHS AND PROPHETS, p. 494, 495 THE FALL OF JERICHO God's command had been disregarded by one of those appointed to execute His judgments. And the nation was held accountable for the guilt of the transgressor: "They have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also." Instruction was given to Joshua for the discovery and punishment of the criminal. The lot was to be employed for the detection of the guilty. Step by step the investigation went on. Closer and still closer came the fearful test. First the tribe, then the family, then the household, then the man was taken, and Achan the son of Carmi, of the tribe of Judah, was pointed out by the finger of God as the troubler of Israel.

JONAH’S BLASPHEMOUS TESTIMONY : 

JONAH’S BLASPHEMOUS TESTIMONY JONAH 1:9 And he said unto them, I [am] an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry [land]. 1 JOHN 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. JONAH: PROVIDENCE HE BECAME A PATHOLOGICAL PERJURER

JONAH: RESOLUTE NOT REMORSEFUL : 

JONAH: RESOLUTE NOT REMORSEFUL JONAH 1:11, 12 Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous. And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; Gentiles: Try to reach land [JONAH 1:13] Gentiles: Beseech JONAH’S God VS.14 Gentiles: ROMANS 1:20 [INVISIBLE POWER] Wise men: East [Star] MATTHEW 2:1, 2]

SAME SCENARIO: TWO DIFFERENT OUTCOME : 

SAME SCENARIO: TWO DIFFERENT OUTCOME JESUS AND JONAH PROPHET [SERVANTS OF GOD] SHIP MIDDLE OF A TEMPEST BOTH: ASLEEP<>TOLD OF THE TEMPEST 1:1-16 JESUS: WOKE UP<>JONAH ASLEEP PEOPLE DON’T CARE HOW MUCH YOU KNOW, UNTIL THEY KNOW HOW MUCH YOU CARE.

PERILOUS TIMES: DO YOU PONDER OR PLUNGE..? : 

PERILOUS TIMES: DO YOU PONDER OR PLUNGE..? JONAH 2:1, 2 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly, And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, [and] thou heardest my voice. PSALMS 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

SEA PIT: JONAH BLAMES GOD : 

SEA PIT: JONAH BLAMES GOD JONAH 2:3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas;… WRONG WILL: DOWNWARD SPIRAL PROPHET/PERJURER/PRISONER/PIT [BARS] 2:6 REVELATION 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

NEVER ASK OTHERS TO SURRENDER BEFORE YOU COMPLY! : 

NEVER ASK OTHERS TO SURRENDER BEFORE YOU COMPLY! JONAH’S MEMOIRS JONAH 2:8, 9 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy. But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay [that] that I have vowed. Salvation [is] of the LORD. JONAH 2: 10 And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry [land].

JONAH: PAROLE : 

JONAH: PAROLE JONAH 3:1-10 [DIAPER DIVISION] JONAH: SENT TO NINEVEH NINEVITES REPENT: AFFLICT THEIR SOULS GOD SPARES NINEVEH TO JONAH’S SURPRISE

JONAH’S REACTION : 

JONAH’S REACTION JONAH 4:1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry. JONAH’S BEHAVIOR CONTRASTED: KIND HEARTED<>HEART WAS KINDLED PATERNAL<>PAROCHIAL PERSONABLE<>PECKISH POSITIVE<>PIGHEADED PASSIONATE<>PESSIMISTIC PRICELESS<>SUICIDAL

JONAH 4:3 : 

JONAH 4:3 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for [it is] better for me to die than to live. BITTER NOT BETTER MEANER NOT MEEKER GOD’S PROPHET BECAME ANGRY BECAUSE PEOPLE WHOM HE THOUGHT WOULD REJECT GOD, ACCEPTED HIM.

EVANGELIST BECAME ACTIVIST : 

EVANGELIST BECAME ACTIVIST STORY: JONAH 4:6-11 JONAH 4:9 [PLANT ] & JONAH 4:11 [PEOPLE ] JONAH’S STORY: APPLICATIONS UNDERSTAND UNITE USE PERSONAL AND CONTEMPORAL HISTORICAL<>THEOLOGICAL ALLEGORICAL<>TACTICAL EVENTUAL NATURAL<>RESPONSE IS PART OF FALLEN NATURE OF MAN

QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS : 

QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS PURPOSE: EXPLAINS IT LOGIC: PERSUADES IT DOCTRINE: OBLIGATES IT IMAGINATION: EXCITES IT INVOLVEMENT: EXHORTS IT INTERPRETATION: CLARIFIES IT

ROMANS 11:33 : 

ROMANS 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable [are] his judgments, and his ways past finding out! ANCIENT WORLDS: NOAH: WICKED/PROSPEROUS<>DESTROY JERUSALEM: HOLY CITY<>READ: EZEKIEL WICKED/PROSPEROUS<>DESTROY NINEVITES: WICKED/PROSPEROUS JONAH 3:4<> [GOD’S SPARED THE CITY]

LOYALTY: POSITION BUT DISPOSITION : 

LOYALTY: POSITION BUT DISPOSITION E.G.W: BIBLE COMMENTARY, VOL. 5, p. 1131.9 Position does not make the man. It is Christ formed within that makes a man worthy of receiving the crown of life, that fadeth not away. . . . JONAH’S PRECIPITOUS DECLINE: DOWN TO JOPPA [JONAH 1:3] DOWN INTO THE BOAT [1:3] DOWN INTO THE SIDE OF THE BOAT [1:5] DOWN INTO THE SEA [1:15] DOWN INTO THE FISH BELLY [1:17] 3 DAYS DOWN INTO THE MIDST OF THE SEA [2:3] DOWN: BOTTOM OF THE MOUNTAIN [2:6]

LESSONS: JONAH’S MEMOIRS : 

LESSONS: JONAH’S MEMOIRS FAITH NOT FEELINGS [FREE VS. FARE] JONAH 1:3 JESUS AWOKE<>SAVE…JONAH<>SLEPT<>SATISFY SELF 3. GOD: MAN/MESSAGE<>MOVEMENT NOT A MONUMENT [3:1-3 & 4:1] 4. GOD: COMRADES NOT COWARDS DEVIL’S AMMUNITION<>FUGITIVE<>RUN AWAY GOD’S AMUNITION<>FELON<>RUN OUT OF TIME JONAH’S CONFESSION: CONSEQUENCES OF HIS DISOBEDIENCE JONAH 2:7 WHEN MY SOUL FAINTED WITHIN ME I REMEMBERED THE LORD: AND MY PRAYER CAME IN UNTO THEE, INTO THINE HOLY TEMPLE. WRONG WILL LEADS YOU<>ROCK BOTTOM

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