“Zeal for Jesus Pt 2”
Nkjv Num. 25:6 And indeed, one of the children of Israel came and presented to his brethren a Midianite woman in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 7 Now when Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose from among the congregation and took a javelin in his hand; 8 and he went after the man of Israel into the tent and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her body. So the plague was stopped among the children of Israel. 9 And those who died in the plague were twenty-four thousand.
10 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 11 “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he was zealous with My zeal among them, so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My zeal.
njb 11 the only one of them to have the same zeal as I have
12 Therefore say, “Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace; 13 and it shall be to him and his descendants after him a covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was zealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.
World English dictionary
zeal: energetic and unflagging enthusiasm, especially for a cause or idea
zeal: a feeling of strong eagerness or excessive ferver to do something or accomplish some end
Zeal is something that you feel so strongly about you have to do something about it!
Going totally overboard for something you are passionate about
The unstoppable force of someone who is absolutely convinced or persuaded
3 arenas where zeal should be seen and demonstrated
1. Zeal for Jesus
5 areas where your zeal for Jesus should be seen
A. praise and giving
2. Your prayer life
Nlt James 5:16 The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results.
Nlt Matt. 6:6 But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father secretly. Then your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you.
We should desire to spend time with him
Luke 19:46 “My house is a house of prayer”
1 peter 1:15-16 “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, be ye holy for I am holy
You need to fear the Lord and his wrath upon sin
Zeal for holiness will cause you to police your own self.
lust, pride, rebellion all works of the flesh will be brought under subjection to the cross as the zeal of god consumes you
4. A zeal for the cross
1Cor. 1:18 For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
Gal. 6:14 But may it never be that I should boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Zeal for the cross will cause you to take up your own
Matt. 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
John 2:17 Then His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.”18 So the Jews answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?” 19 Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”20 Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” 21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body.
22 Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.
5. A zeal for his Word
Rev. 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Psa. 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth
Psa. 119:162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
Psa. 119:137 Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments. 138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful. 139 My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.