THE PREACHER/MINISTER/PASTOR

 

(What Does The Bible Teach About Preachers?)

 

Part 48: Parallels of The Prophet Micah and Jeremiah (Micah 2:11).

 

 

 

Greetings Brethren,

 

Peace be unto you.  We pray for God’s grace and mercy upon the land and its people. Peace is found in Christ Jesus. Thus we pray that all will accept Christ. This acceptance brings the divine presence and power of the Holy Spirit. In all three things we are thankful.

 

Peace and Love, Carl A. Patton a willing and humble slave of Almighty God writing for the FreedomJournal 9 September 2006 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

 

In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth

 

 

Brethren we continue our discussion started at Jeremiah 23:1.  From this place our discussion extended to Jeremiah 5:31. Now we include scripture that relates to our beginning discussion and our present discussion taken from Jeremiah 5:31. Here we see some parallels in Jeremiah’s message and that of the Prophet Micah.  Our primary verse is taken form Micah 2:11. However we will begin with verse 1.

 

Micah 2:1. “Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light, they practice it, because it is the power of their hand.

 

Woe often occurs in prophetic speeches and signals an announcement of impending destruction. The most outstanding feature of the woe oracle is the opening interjection “woe to...” which is then followed by the description of evil deeds and a prediction of divine judgment. We find woe in the following most notably Jeremiah 23:1. Thus all preachers should be aware of how woe is used in the Bible because at this place God makes a strong statement regarding the conduct of those in the ministry. Also see our present verse Micah 2: 1-5 and Isaiah 5: 8-10).

 

The phrase “work evil upon their beds” is a contradiction to the 1st Psalm of David where he pronounces a blessing on the man who finds delight in following the Law.

 

Meanwhile do those that practice false teaching plan their evil deeds of falsehood during the night? Do they plot and conspire with other false teachers planning joint crusades where people are gathered in large places for faith-healing and motivational speeches?

 

Micah 2: 11: “If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people.”

 

The true Prophets of God were/are required to make predictions about the false Prophets and describe them. Although we (FreedomJournal) are not Prophets we have a responsibility to God first to expose those who mis-lead the flock.

 

Here Micah describes the kind of ungodly Prophet the people were willing to accept. Jeremiah at our departure point also describes this same unrighteous Prophet. Therefore there was a conspiracy that still exists today among the people and those who do not teach the Truth of the Bible.

 

Cont. Part 49: Pastor’s Without Knowledge: Brutish and Stupid (Jeremiah 10:21)

 

 

 

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