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3 Counselor One Who Gives Advice Or Informs Another –Often Government Officials Use Them –Schools Offer Them For Children –We Use Them For Legal And Financial Advice Before Making Some Decisions –Usually Considered An Authority In Their Field

4 Counselor –Can Arise When One Not Qualified Assumes Place Of A Counselor –Man So Used To Giving Counsel To Others, It Can Affect His Relationship With God –Sometime We Want To Counsel God – Tell Him What To Do A Problem Area To Consider

5 Counselors For Jehovah

6 Counselors For Jehovah Those Who Believe They Can Improve On God’s Way –They Don’t Even Feel Presumptuous, In Fact Feel They Are Justified Those Who Believe The Solution To All Problems Is Secular Knowledge, Science, And Modern Technology They Believe The Bible Is Outdated

7 Counselors For Jehovah The Bible Questions This Possibility Isaiah 40:13-14 “Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him? 14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?”

8 Counselors For Jehovah The Bible Questions This Possibility Romans 11:33-34 “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! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?”

9 Counselors For Jehovah The Bible Questions This Possibility 1 Corinthians 2:16 “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.”

10 Counselors For Jehovah Bible Examples Nadab & Abihu – Lev. 10 King Saul – I Sam. 15 Pharisees Of Jesus’ Day – Matt. 15:1-9 Isaiah’s Contemporaries – Isa. 29:13-14

11 Isaiah 29:13-14 “Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: 14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.”

12 Counselors For Jehovah Today’s World Today Man Is Too Sophisticated To Accept Bible Truth Sin; Plan Of Salvation; Organization And Work of Church; Moral Principles All Need Redefining Many Professors & Secular Leaders Will Not Accept The Teaching Of The Scripture

13 Counselors For Jehovah Why This Problem People Have Forgotten Who God Is, Resulting In: –No Respect For A Creator God –No Respect For His Word & Instruction –Looking Elsewhere For Solutions –Changing The Scriptures To Fit Their Way –Problems & Failures In Their Lives Blamed On God

14 Counselors For Jehovah Isaiah’s Answer To Such An Attitude Isaiah 40:6-28 Go Back To Jehovah And Honor Him-

15 Isaiah 40:9-11 “O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! 10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. 11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.”

16 Counselors For Jehovah Isaiah’s Answer To Such An Attitude Isaiah 40:6-28 Go Back To Jehovah And Honor Him Recall God’s Greatness -

17 Isaiah 40:12-17 “Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? 13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him? 14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?…

18 Isaiah 40:12-17 15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. 16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering. 17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.”

19 Counselors For Jehovah Isaiah’s Answer To Such An Attitude Isaiah 40:6-28 Go Back To Jehovah And Honor Him Recall God’s Greatness Don’t Cheapen God With Graven Images -

20 Isaiah 40:18-20 “To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him? 19 The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. 20 He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved.”

21 Counselors For Jehovah Isaiah’s Answer To Such An Attitude Isaiah 40:6-28 Go Back To Jehovah And Honor Him Recall God’s Greatness Don’t Cheapen God With Graven Images Remember God Is In Control As: –One Over All -

22 Isaiah 40:21-22a “Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth…”

23 Counselors For Jehovah Isaiah’s Answer To Such An Attitude Isaiah 40:6-28 Go Back To Jehovah And Honor Him Recall God’s Greatness Don’t Cheapen God With Graven Images Remember God Is In Control As: –One Over All –Creator -

24 Isaiah 40:22 “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:”

25 Counselors For Jehovah Isaiah’s Answer To Such An Attitude Isaiah 40:6-28 Go Back To Jehovah And Honor Him Recall God’s Greatness Don’t Cheapen God With Graven Images Remember God Is In Control As: –One Over All –Creator –Ruler Of Nations -

26 Isaiah 40:23-24 “That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity. 24 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.”

27 Counselors For Jehovah Isaiah’s Answer To Such An Attitude Isaiah 40:6-28 Go Back To Jehovah And Honor Him Recall God’s Greatness Don’t Cheapen God With Graven Images Remember God Is In Control As: –One Over All –Creator –Ruler Of Nations –An Omniscient, Omnipotent God -

28 Isaiah 40:25-26 “To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. 26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.”

29 Counselors For Jehovah Isaiah’s Answer To Such An Attitude Isaiah 40:6-28 Go Back To Jehovah And Honor Him Recall God’s Greatness Don’t Cheapen God With Graven Images Remember God Is In Control Thus, It Is Foolish To Blame Troubles On God, Thinking He Has Only Limited Power As Well As Not Seeing Everything We Do

30 Counselors For Jehovah Overcoming Such An Attitude Isaiah’s Assurance … God Will Sustain & Strengthen Us -

31 Isaiah 40:29-31 “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

32 Counselors For Jehovah Overcoming Such An Attitude Isaiah’s Assurance … God Will Sustain & Strengthen Us Our Struggles Often A Result From Not Trusting God … Not Believing Him

33 Counselors For Jehovah Overcoming Such An Attitude –Remember Who You Are Dealing With – Be Awed By His Greatness And Majesty –Listen To What He Says – Trust His Solutions: Doctrinally, Morally And Personally …. His Way Works When We Begin To Feel God’s Way Will Not Work…

34 Counselors For Jehovah Overcoming Such An Attitude Believe God’s Word Is Just What He Wants- – Isaiah 40:8 – “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”

35 Counselors For Jehovah Overcoming Such An Attitude Believe God’s Word Is Just What He Wants – Accurately --

36 Galatians 1:6-8 -- “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” Matthew 5:18 – “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”

37 Counselors For Jehovah Overcoming Such An Attitude Believe God’ Word Is Just What He Wants –Accurately –Morally -

38 Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

39 Counselors For Jehovah Overcoming Such An Attitude Believe God’ Word Is Just What He Wants –Accurately –Morally –Doctrinally - Deuteronomy 4:2 “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.”

40 Counselors For Jehovah When Will We Stop?? When Will We Stop Trying To Tell God What To Do And What Is Right It Took A National Disaster To Bring Israel To Its Senses What Will It Take To Bring You To Your Knees In Total Obedience And Submission To His Will? –Swallow Your Pride –Admit You Don’t Have All The Answers –Wait On The Lord

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