I Kings 22:11- And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he said, Thus saith the LORD, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until thou have consumed them.
Horns of Iron!
Note: Horns = Power
Iron = Rigid, Unmoving
Horns of Iron = the Power of Pride!
*pride causes one to…
Resist The Lord!
Acts 7:51– Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
Reject the word of God!
Jer. 36:23-24– And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth.
24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words.
Rationalize their own desires!
Jud. 21:25– In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Reprove others! (Criticize)
James 4:11-12– Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
Remain in their sin!
You can only overcome the “Horn of Iron” with the “Horns of the Altar”! -Pastor Doug Foster