The Weeping King | Pastor Mike Fortune | April 14, 2018


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by Pastor Mike Fortune
April 14, 2018
  1. Rarely cried (Mount of Olive Pics; Luke 19:41; John 11:33-36; Romans 12:15; Hebrews 5:7; Mark 14:34Luke 13:34Psalm 8:4)
  2. Is our peace (Luke 19:42a; Isaiah 26:3; John 16:33; John 14:27; John 20:19-20; Philippians 4:6-7; Colossians 1:19-20; 2 Thessalonians 3:16; Jude 1:2)
  3. Wept for those who reject Him (Luke 19:42b-44; Isaiah 29:1-4; Amos 5:18,20; Lamentations 4:10; Quotes; Matthew 24:34-36; Luke 23:28-31; Vista de Toledo Pics; 1 Peter 2:12
Luke 19:41
41 But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep.
John 11:33-36
33 When Jesus saw her weeping and saw the other people wailing with her, a deep anger welled up within him, and he was deeply troubled. 34 "Where have you put him?" he asked them. They told him, "Lord, come and see." 35 Then Jesus wept. 36 The people who were standing nearby said, "See how much he loved him!"
Romans 12:15
15 Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.
Hebrews 5:7
7 While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers and pleadings, with a loud cry and tears, to the one who could rescue him from death. And God heard his prayers because of his deep reverence for God.
Mark 14:34
34 He told them, "My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me."
Luke 13:34
34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God's messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn't let me.
Psalm 8:4
4 What are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them?
Luke 19:42a
42 How I wish today that you of all people would understand the way to peace.
Isaiah 26:3
3 You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
John 16:33
33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me.
John 14:27
27 I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid.
John 20:19-20
19 That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! "Peace be with you," he said. 20 As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side. 
Philippians 4:6-7
6 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Colossians 1:19-20
19 For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, 20 and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ's blood on the cross.
2 Thessalonians 3:16
16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.
Jude 1:2
2 May God give you more and more mercy, peace, and love.
Luke 19:42b-44
But now it is too late, and peace is hidden from your eyes. 43 Before long your enemies will build ramparts against your walls and encircle you and close in on you from every side. 44 They will crush you into the ground, and your children with you. Your enemies will not leave a single stone in place, because you did not accept your opportunity for salvation.
Isaiah 29:1-4
1 "What sorrow awaits Ariel, the City of David. Year after year you celebrate your feasts. 2 Yet I will bring disaster upon you, and there will be much weeping and sorrow. For Jerusalem will become what her name Ariel means—an altar covered with blood. 3 I will be your enemy, surrounding Jerusalem and attacking its walls. I will build siege towers and destroy it. 4 Then deep from the earth you will speak; from low in the dust your words will come. Your voice will whisper from the ground like a ghost conjured up from the grave.
Amos 5:18,20
18 What sorrow awaits you who say, "If only the day of the LORD were here!" You have no idea what you are wishing for. That day will bring darkness, not light."
Lamentations 4:10
10 Tenderhearted women have cooked their own children. They have eaten them to survive the siege.
All hope of escaping was now cut off from the Jews, together with their liberty of going out of the city. Then did the famine widen its progress, and devour the people by whole houses and families; the upper rooms of women and infants that were dying by famine, and the lanes of the city were full of the dead bodies of the aged; the children also, and the young men wandered about the market places like shadows, all swelled with the famine, and fell down dead wheresoever their misery seized them. For a time the dead were buried; but afterwards, when they could not do that, they had them cast down from the wall into the valleys beneath. When Titus, on going his rounds along these valleys, saw them full of dead bodies, and the thick putrefication running about them, he gave a groan, and spreading out his hands to heave, called God to witness this was not his doing. - Wars of the Jews, 5.12.1-3
Ellen White
Their sufferings are often represented as a punishment visited upon them by the direct decree of God. It is thus that the great deceiver seeks to conceal his own work. By stubborn rejection of divine love and mercy, the Jews had caused the protection of God to be withdrawn from them, and Satan was permitted to rule them according to his will. The horrible cruelties enacted in the destruction of Jerusalem are a demonstration of Satan’s vindictive power over those who yield to his control. - The Great Controversy p.35
Ellen White
The destruction of Jerusalem is a fearful and solemn warning to all who are trifling with the offers of divine grace and resisting the pleadings of divine mercy. Never was there given a more decisive testimony to God’s hatred of sin and to the certain punishment that will fall upon the guilty. - The Great Controversy p.36
Matthew 23:34-36
34 Therefore, I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers of religious law. But you will kill some by crucifixion, and you will flog others with whips in your synagogues, chasing them from city to city. 35 As a result, you will be held responsible for the murder of all godly people of all time—from the murder of righteous Abel to the murder of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you killed in the Temple between the sanctuary and the altar. 36 I tell you the truth, this judgment will fall on this very generation.
Luke 23:28-31 (GNT)
27 A large crowd of people followed him; among them were some women who were weeping and wailing for him. 28 Jesus turned to them and said, “Women of Jerusalem! Don't cry for me, but for yourselves and your children. 29 For the days are coming when people will say, ‘How lucky are the women who never had children, who never bore babies, who never nursed them!’ 30 That will be the time when people will say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us!’ and to the hills, ‘Hide us!’ 31 For if such things as these are done when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”
1 Peter 2:12 (Scripture Reading)
12 Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.


Vista de Toledo and Starry Night