2nd Samuel 4
Just a box? [Samuel 4]
JUST A BOX [Sam. 4]
And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. Jesus
https://youtu.be/-pCME0vwbE0 Just a box?
NOTE- Tomorrow I talk about the tragic death of a local girl. I’ve been commenting on it the past few weeks. Like Heather- a girl who was murdered last year- right after going to CCPD and telling them ‘he’s going to murder me’. She was killed. Ok- obviously the family thought the cops were not doing their job [whether true or not- I don’t know- but you could understand the feeling coming from the family].
So- the other day I read an article in the Caller Times- they have been doing a good job on covering the problem of domestic violence in Corpus Christ.
But- I read the headline- and it seemed strange- I looked for the link- as of now can’t find it.
It had the sister of the latest victim- saying something like ‘the law and CCPD are doing a good job [Hmm?] but the system needs time to work’.
Then they said the sister of the victim said this.
I read the actual article [small print as we say- which most people don’t read- they usually form their opinion from the headline].
And this quote- according to the actual article- WAS NOT FROM THE SISTER- But the cop in charge of the domestic violence unit.
I’ll give the benefit of the doubt to the Caller Times- and attribute it to a simple mistake- but the national media do indeed do this type of stuff- all the time.
[ I just found the article- right before I post- in my news paper collection here at the house- I’ll post the actual pictures on facebook right now- I hope the caller times makes a correction because if the family does not feel this way- it victimizes them again].
.Why 2 Ebenezer’s ?
.Bathroom prophecy- huh?
.To the guys at the Kingsville Fire dept.- TMRS might cut our checks! [you’ll have to watch- sorry boys]
.Why do our guys suffer from PTSD- and ISIS does not?
.Will right theology- alone- save you?
.SCOTUS abortion ruling- why celebrate like that?
.You actually see ‘the box’ on this video
.What’s up with the door?
.Reverend Wilcombs- North Bergen- New Jersey https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/house-of-prayer-or-den-of-thieves/ Here’s the book I gave him.
.The question an Iraqi asked my friend
MY LINKS- [verses below]
https://ccoutreach87.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/4-22-16-the-alamo.zip I mention this on today’s video
https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/ogopogo-ruth-3/ This too
https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/1st-2nd-samuel/ [Old commentary I wrote years ago]
https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/2016/06/24/every-cop-a-criminal/ [1–2 Samuel]
https://ccoutreach87.wordpress.com/acts/ I mention Acts 17 on today’s video- here’s my complete commentary
Below are 2 commentaries I wrote years ago- on Romans and Hebrews- on today’s video I mention Romans 1–2 and Hebrews 11- if you want you can read them here.
NEW NOTES ON SAMUEL 4- [news links and commentary below]
The people of God go to battle against the enemy- at a place called Ebenezer [means rock of help- a picture of Christ].
So- they think God is on their side- and the enemy wins!
They go back to Shiloh- the place where the Ark [box] was- and they think if they bring the box with them- this time they will win.
The Ark was a God given thing- but inside of it were the 10 commandments- which the people did not keep anymore.
The Philistines hear that the box is now with the army- and they fear.
Yet- they say ‘be strong- be courageous- let’s fight to the death anyway’.
This is a God given principle- courage- but the Philistines worshipped false Gods [they had bad doctrine about God].
So- they engage in battle with God’s people [right doctrine- but not right obedience] and sure enough- the enemy wins- and captures the Ark!
The 2 sons of Eli are killed- fulfilling the first prophecy God gave Samuel and Eli hears what happened- and falls back off his chair and dies.
Bible teachers ‘warn’ not to confuse the Ebenezer of chapter 4 with that of chapter 7.
Because in chapter 7 the Ebenezer is an actual stone monument that represents victory for God’s people. And the Ebenezer of chapter 4 seems to not be a picture of Christ- the Rock of help.
Jesus said that whoever ‘this rock’ falls on- it will grind him to powder- but whoever falls on it- will be broken.
Jesus was speaking of himself- saying ‘if you repent- and ‘fall’ down before me’- yes- it is a type of judgment- but necessary.
But- if you reject me- the rock comes in judgment.
I believe the Ebenezer of chapter 4 was a type of Christ too.
Because God allowed the defeat- so the people would realize it’s not good enough to just have ‘the box’ which is an outward expression of religion- but you need a change of heart.
When you receive the Ebenezer of chapter 4- then you get the Ebenezer of chapter 7- and the Philistines get ‘ground to dust’.
1Samuel 4:1 And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside Ebenezer: and the Philistines pitched in Aphek.
1Samuel 4:2 And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men.
1Samuel 4:3 And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath the LORD smitten us to day before the Philistines? Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies.
1Samuel 4:4 So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth between the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there with the ark of the covenant of God.
1Samuel 4:5 And when the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth rang again.
1Samuel 4:6 And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said, What meaneth the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? And they understood that the ark of the LORD was come into the camp.
1Samuel 4:7 And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for there hath not been such a thing heretofore.
1Samuel 4:8 Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? these are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness.
1Samuel 4:9 Be strong and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight.
1Samuel 4:10 And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter; for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen.
1Samuel 4:11 And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.
1Samuel 4:12 And there ran a man of Benjamin out of the army, and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes rent, and with earth upon his head.
1Samuel 4:13 And when he came, lo, Eli sat upon a seat by the wayside watching: for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came into the city, and told it, all the city cried out.
1Samuel 4:14 And when Eli heard the noise of the crying, he said, What meaneth the noise of this tumult? And the man came in hastily, and told Eli.
1Samuel 4:15 Now Eli was ninety and eight years old; and his eyes were dim, that he could not see.
1Samuel 4:16 And the man said unto Eli, I am he that came out of the army, and I fled to day out of the army. And he said, What is there done, my son?
1Samuel 4:17 And the messenger answered and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there hath been also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is taken.
1Samuel 4:18 And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.
1Samuel 4:19 And his daughter in law, Phinehas’ wife, was with child, near to be delivered: and when she heard the tidings that the ark of God was taken, and that her father in law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and travailed; for her pains came upon her.
1Samuel 4:20 And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her, Fear not; for thou hast born a son. But she answered not, neither did she regard it.
1Samuel 4:21 And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband.
1Samuel 4:22 And she said, The glory is departed from Israel: for the ark of God is taken.
http://www.kristv.com/story/32325046/why-are-somepeople-extremelygrumpy-in-the-morning I’m tired of our local media targeting me!
http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/28/politics/benghazi-report-hillary-clinton/index.html I refuse to read it- I don’t have to. ‘No bombshell’- remember what I told you the other day?
We ALREADY KNOW THE BOMBSHELL.
In short- the ambassador asked- ONE THOUSAND TIMES- for more security.
This has never happened in the history of the state dept. [run by Hillary Clinton]
Then- another 1st- the actual security team- hired by the state dept. — were militia groups in Libya [I know this is hard to believe- but its true].
Then- they actually carried out the words of our ambassador- and they murdered him.
Now- we need no more bombshell- that’s it.
HILLARY’S RESPONSE- ‘They are just attacking my campaign’- sad- The report showed us that one of the reasons we did not send our men help- was the Obama administration debated if they needed ‘approval’ from Libya- I mean our own men were under attack.
Besides the fact that Hillary lied- and said the attack was because of a video- she even lied to the family members of the dead.
The investigation was NOT INTENDED to find who was at fault- if it were- then yes- it would be Hillary’s state dept. But the media says ‘no wrong doing found’ but that’s not what they were looking for- in the sense that our guys asked for help- and didn’t get it- yes- that is wrong doing.
PAGE 30 [of the report] security assessment 9 months before attack- state dept. witness said ‘people will die in Benghazi’ because we have inadequate security.
Now- Hillary’s state dept. knew this- why did she not provide adequate security?
HOW THIS WOMAN CAN RUN FOR PRESIDENT IS BEYOND ME.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/06/28/house-benghazi-report-slams-administration-response-to-attacks.html?intcmp=hpbt1 I saw this- right after the above link.
[my views were not formed by the above- nor did I read the links- but just from the title- I see others have said what I said]
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