When God promises
2 Kings 6:24-7:19
Date:
Offender’s name:
Offender’s status:
Number of victims:
Crime:
Reason:

February 1960
Yi Wucheng
Poor Peasant
Four
Ex...
Date:
Offender’s name:
Victim’s name:
Relationship with
offender:
Crime:
Reason:

February 25, 1960
Yang Zhongseng
Yang Ec...
Date:
Offender’s name:
Punishment:

Crime:
Reason:

November 30, 1960
Wang Ziyou
One ear chopped off,
both legs tied with ...
When God promises

2 Kings 7:1-4

1 Elisha replied, “Hear the word of the Lord.
This is what the Lord says: About this tim...
When God promises

2 Kings 7:1-4

3 Now there were four men with leprosy at the
entrance of the city gate. They said to ea...
2 Kings 6:24-7:19
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Samaria under siege by Aramean army
Terrible famine gripped the city
Food became scarce
...
2 Kings 6:24-7:19
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Lepers ostracised because of leprosy
Asked themselves: “Why stay here until
we die?”
Weigh...
2 Kings 6:24-7:19
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Lepers filled their stomach & pockets
Returned to Samaria to inform the King
King sent m...
When God promises
2 Kings 6:24-7:19

1. God

made a PROMISE

2. Lepers made a CHOICE
God made a PROMISE
Promise Made - 2 Kings 7:1
"Elisha replied, “Hear the word of the Lord. This is
what the Lord says: Abo...
Russell Herman
Conditional
Unconditional
Because He is…..

TRUTHFUL

Numbers 23:19 “God is not
human, that he should lie,
not a human being, that he
should change ...
Because He is…..
Hebrews 10:23 “Let
us hold unswervingly
to the hope we
profess, for he who
promised is faithful.”

TRUTHF...
Because He is…..

TRUTHFUL

1 John 4:8-9
FAITHFUL
“8 Whoever does not
love does not know
LOVING
God, because God is
love. ...
Because He is…..
Psalm 103:19
“The Lord has
established his throne
in heaven, and his
kingdom rules over
all.”

TRUTHFUL

...
Russell Carter
(1849-1926)
Lepers made a CHOICE
v.3 “Now there were four men with leprosy at the

entrance of the city gate. They said to each other,...
Lepers made a CHOICE
Faced facts

Made a choice
Moved forward
Acted in faith?
When God promises
2 Kings 6:24-7:19

1. God

made a PROMISE

2. Lepers made a CHOICE
“I'll walk with you
Wherever you go
Through tears and joy
I'll trust in you
And I will live
In all of your ways
And your p...
When god promises 2 Kings 6&7
When god promises 2 Kings 6&7
When god promises 2 Kings 6&7
When god promises 2 Kings 6&7
When god promises 2 Kings 6&7
When god promises 2 Kings 6&7
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Sermon by Jory Leong @ SSMC Sunday Celebration, 17 Nov 2013. Continuing series on "nameless nobodies in the Bible"

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When god promises 2 Kings 6&7

  1. 1. When God promises 2 Kings 6:24-7:19
  2. 2. Date: Offender’s name: Offender’s status: Number of victims: Crime: Reason: February 1960 Yi Wucheng Poor Peasant Four Exhumed the victims’ corpses and consumed the flesh To survive
  3. 3. Date: Offender’s name: Victim’s name: Relationship with offender: Crime: Reason: February 25, 1960 Yang Zhongseng Yang Ecshun Younger brother Killing and eating victim To survive
  4. 4. Date: Offender’s name: Punishment: Crime: Reason: November 30, 1960 Wang Ziyou One ear chopped off, both legs tied with iron wire, 10-kilogram stone dropped on his back, branded with sizzling tool Digging up a potato to eat To survive
  5. 5. When God promises 2 Kings 7:1-4 1 Elisha replied, “Hear the word of the Lord. This is what the Lord says: About this time tomorrow, a seah of the finest flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria.” 2 The officer on whose arm the king was leaning said to the man of God, “Look, even if the Lord should open the floodgates of the heavens, could this happen?” “You will see it with your own eyes,” answered Elisha, “but you will not eat any of it!”
  6. 6. When God promises 2 Kings 7:1-4 3 Now there were four men with leprosy at the entrance of the city gate. They said to each other, “Why stay here until we die? 4 If we say, ‘We’ll go into the city’ - the famine is there, and we will die. And if we stay here, we will die. So let’s go over to the camp of the Arameans and surrender. If they spare us, we live; if they kill us, then we die.”
  7. 7. 2 Kings 6:24-7:19        Samaria under siege by Aramean army Terrible famine gripped the city Food became scarce Resorted to cannibalism Elisha prophesied of God’s providence King’s officer doubted Scene shifts to four lepers at city gate
  8. 8. 2 Kings 6:24-7:19       Lepers ostracised because of leprosy Asked themselves: “Why stay here until we die?” Weighed their options Decided to enter Aramean camp Aramean army fled in fear Left all their food and supplies
  9. 9. 2 Kings 6:24-7:19        Lepers filled their stomach & pockets Returned to Samaria to inform the King King sent messengers to check out Messengers confirmed situation Israelites rushed out to get food & supplies Doubting officer trampled to death Famine ends as prophesied
  10. 10. When God promises 2 Kings 6:24-7:19 1. God made a PROMISE 2. Lepers made a CHOICE
  11. 11. God made a PROMISE Promise Made - 2 Kings 7:1 "Elisha replied, “Hear the word of the Lord. This is what the Lord says: About this time tomorrow, a seah of the finest flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria.” Promise Fulfilled - 2 Kings 7:18 "It happened as the man of God had said to the king: “About this time tomorrow, a seah of the finest flour will sell for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria."
  12. 12. Russell Herman
  13. 13. Conditional Unconditional
  14. 14. Because He is….. TRUTHFUL Numbers 23:19 “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?”
  15. 15. Because He is….. Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” TRUTHFUL FAITHFUL
  16. 16. Because He is….. TRUTHFUL 1 John 4:8-9 FAITHFUL “8 Whoever does not love does not know LOVING God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.”
  17. 17. Because He is….. Psalm 103:19 “The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.” TRUTHFUL FAITHFUL LOVING POWERFUL
  18. 18. Russell Carter (1849-1926)
  19. 19. Lepers made a CHOICE v.3 “Now there were four men with leprosy at the entrance of the city gate. They said to each other, “Why stay here until we die?” Options A. Enter the city Consequence? Die B. Remain at the gate C. Go to Aramean camp Live?
  20. 20. Lepers made a CHOICE Faced facts Made a choice Moved forward Acted in faith?
  21. 21. When God promises 2 Kings 6:24-7:19 1. God made a PROMISE 2. Lepers made a CHOICE
  22. 22. “I'll walk with you Wherever you go Through tears and joy I'll trust in you And I will live In all of your ways And your promises forever”

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