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Doctrine of Weeping, Part 5. Esau cried because of the hardness of his heart and the scar tissue of the soul. .

Wednesday, November 29, 2000

Point 2. Biblical passages that deal with Illegitimate Weeping.

NUM 14:1-4.

This same irrationality and emotional revolt of the soul also motivated the Jews to invade the promise land contrary to Gods command.

Turn to DEU 1:42

Arrogance as a foundation instead of humility; ignorance instead of professionalism; spiritual weakness instead of spiritual strength.

HEB 12:16. Illegitimate weeping as found in Esau.

Esau serves as a good illustration of the natural man of the earth; (HEB 12:16-17).

They build scar tissue in the soul while withdrawing from the truth of the Gospel and therefore, they accumulate hardness of heart.

Repentance metanoia Esau found “no” place to change his mind or “nothing in his mind” to cause the change.

Esaus weeping expresses the frustration of making bad decisions inside the cosmic system and then ultimately reaping what you sow.

Esau lacked the spiritual strength to believe because of too many withdrawals from the Gospel resulting in garbage in the soul.

Turn to MAT 27:30

Judas was not saved; MAT 26:24; MAR 14:21.

Turn to 1SA 30:1

Illegitimate weeping caused by lack of spiritual strength to use the problem solving devices, 1SA 30:1-25.

Turn to 1SA 30:1

This was illegitimate weeping that led to bitterness and then the desire for violence.

PSA 42:3My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day long, Where is your God?”

PSA 42:5Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Have confidence in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.”

Illegitimate weeping because the soul cannot cope with historical disaster, Joel 1:5-6.

The weeping of bitterness; 1SA 1:10.

1SA 1:10And she [Hannah], was bitter of soul, prayed to the Lord and kept on weeping bitterly.”

Weeping can express sinfulness of the soul under emotional revolt.

LUK 22:62And he went out and wept bitterly.”

Illegitimate weeping of lust; NUM 11:1-20.

The weeping of disorientation or sour grapes, EZR 3:12-13.

Illegitimate weeping of lost opportunity, MAT 8:12, LUK 13:28.

MAT 8:12but the sons of the kingdom shall be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

LUK 13:28There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth there when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves being cast out.”

Illegitimate weeping from emotional takeover of the soul, REV 5:4.

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