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GOD THE FATHER

LESSON 16

EARTHQUAKES

The first earthquake and shadow of what the end will be like:

Gen 7:1‑24      Key Verse: vs 11"…All the foundations of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened!"

 

WHY WAS GOD ANGRY?

Gen 6:1‑13      Key Verse: vs 5 “…And God saw the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."

 

Matt 24:37-39  As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be at the coming of Jesus.

 

GOD THE FATHER CRIES UNTO HIS PEOPLE IN HIS ANGER

Deut 32:1‑29   Read.  God's Cry.

Deut 32:18      "Of the Rock that begat thee, thou art unmindful and hast forgotten God that formed thee."

Deut 32:20      "…Children in whom is no faith."

Deut 32:21      "They have moved Me to jealousy..."

Deut 32:22      Key Verse: "For a fire is kindled in Mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest Hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains."

                        Reason:  Because they will not hear my voice!

 

GOD SPEAKS TO THE PEOPLE FROM THE MOUNTAIN OF SINAI

Ex 19:1‑25       Read.  His cry is heard by all the people.

Ex 19:5            Key Verse: "Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people!..."

Ex 19:11          "And be ready against the third day: for the third day the Lord will come down in the sight of all the people upon Mount Sinai."

 

GOD SPEAKS TO THE PEOPLE FROM THE MOUNTAIN OF SINAI cont’d.

 

Ex 19:16          "And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled!”

Ex 19:18          Key Verse: “And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly!”

Comment        We cannot find the Lord in ‑ wind ‑ fire ‑ earthquakes.

 

BUT LISTEN TO HIS VOICE

1 Ki 19:1‑12     Key Verses: 11,12 "…And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; But the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake."

"And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: after the fire a still small voice!"