Full text of Zac Poonen’s teaching on ‘Book of Isaiah’ (Part 2) which is part of the popular series called Through The Bible.
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Zac Poonen – Bible Teacher
Turn to Isaiah now, to the second section of Isaiah, which begins at CHAPTER 40.
Now, you would have noticed in a number of books that we have been studying, there are certain parts that I have spent more time over, and certain other parts where I just give you the reference, say a few words and move on. Now, this is not because those other portions are unimportant, but to me it’s like teaching you to, or let’s say if I were to teach a small child, how to make a jigsaw puzzle, and if a jigsaw puzzle has got a hundred pieces, the child has probably never made a jigsaw puzzle before, like many of you have probably not seriously studied the Scriptures before.
So, what you do is you tell the child, okay, this is where you put, this is where you put, this is where you put, and show them the picture, and put a few pieces, and then leave the other seventy-five pieces for the child to do on its own, and there’s something exciting about the child completing that jigsaw puzzle on its own, instead of you doing the whole thing for it.
So, that’s what I’m doing. Just putting a few pieces here and there, and saying, now you complete the puzzle, and make the picture yourself, and there’s something exciting, because that will drive you to the Holy Spirit.
I’ve always sought in my ministry not to explain everything to people in such a way that they don’t need to go to God anymore, they’ve just got to come to me. God is very jealous. He’s a jealous husband who does not want me to rob His bride. A lot of preachers rob the bride of Christ and get married to them themselves.