Adult / Kids Sunday School Series
Sermon for the Starving Bible Believing Christians All Over the World Wide
- KJV Bible Believers Church in Touchet, Touchet, Washington - Pastor Mike
Paulson - 2007
the way of God more perfectly - Acts 18:26
with the Scriptures Rightly Divided - II
What is In the Old Testament "FOR" us?
July 29, 2007
In It "FOR" Us?
Now all these things happened unto them
for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition,
upon whom the ends of the world are come.
I Corinthians 10:11
Last of the Kings of Judah - What an Ending!
And it is
the preliminary set up for a great new beginning!
looked at Hezekiah last week - a good king - a great king.
But now, on
to his son - a rotten king - the worst... and then we finish off
the kings of Judah as they finally crash!
already been done in by Assyria!)
Then we will
go back and read the Prophets who were big in these times.
was God's prophet during Judah's kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah and
Manasseh. (tradition says Manassah put Isaiah in a hollow
log and sawed him 'asunder.')
was God's prophet from Manasseh to the end with Zedekiah.
Yet... he was
the wickedest of all Judah's kings!
Manasseh was 12
years old when he began to reign - II Kings
- 55 years.
his mother (Hephzibah House - named after a mother with such a rotten
Manasseh and his
people would not hearken to the LORD. II
Kings 21:4; II
II Kings 21:2-9
rebuilt all the
idols his dad (Hezekiah) had destroyed!
passed his own
son through the fire
dealt with familiar
spirits and wizards
streets with blood - II Kings 21:16
Israel & Judah to do more evil than did the nations whom the LORD destroyed
before the children of Israel. II
Kings 21:9; II Chronicles 33:9
his wickedness from God:
He died in
But it was too
- the damage was done - the people would not stop - look at his son...
- II Chronicles 33:17
was 'afflicted,' (II Chronicles 33:11,12)
he besought the LORD his God, and humbled
himself greatly before the God of his father...
II Chronicles 33:11-16
22 years old when
he began to reign
Followed in his
BUT not in any
humbling aspect. He just trespassed
more and more!
II Kings 21:23
him - and then the people killed the servants
II Kings 21:25
People still wouldn't
Began to reign
at 8 years old.
Great king with
a great heart! II Kings 23:25
did right - did
not veer off from wanting to please God - II
read this kings
story to your kids... great opportunity to learn from Josiah as an ensample!
When he was 16,
he began to seek God - II Chronicles 34:3a
When he was 20,
he began the reforms - II Chronicles 34:3b
When he was 26,
he put the "Book of the Law" to his reforms. II
Kings 22:8, 11-13; II Kings 23:1-28; II Chronicles 34:8,14-16, 18-21, 23-28,
repair the house
of the LORD
no more burning
of children - II Kings 23:10
brake in pieces
cut down the groves
and filled their places with the bones of men
took away the
horses that had been given to the sun
turned the altars
to dust and cast the powder upon the graves of the children of the people
broke down the
houses of the sodomites
put down the idolatrous
took out all the
vessels to Baal
found the grave
of the man of God from Judah (II Kings
23:17,18) - told them to leave the grave
killed those that
worked with familiar spirits, wizards, images and idols and abominations.
gathered the musicians
together again (II Chronicles 35:5)
that was Josiah's
desire - to show them God's words of the law - II
that was a result
of Jeremiah's ministry - to show them God's WORDS! Jeremiah
God did not turn
away His fierceness of his great wrath,
wherewith his anger was kindled against Judah, because of all the provocations
that Manasseh had provoked him withal. II
They already had
57 lousy long years of wicked kinging - that stuff tends to 'stick!' (bad
habits are hard to break!)
The end is approaching!
Galatians 6:7 - Be
not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall
he also reap.
Payment must be
23 years old when
he began to reign
reigned 3 months
him - died in Egypt
25 years old when
he began his reign
Made king by king
of Egypt 36:4
King of Egypt
too him and the vessels of the house of the LORD to Babylon.
(Jeconiah - Coniah)
II Chronicles 36:9-10
II Kings 24:6-25:27
No more male seed on God's throne!
began his reign at 18 years old
reigned 3 months & 10 days
taken to Babylon - II Kings 24:10-16
became a traitor - let out of prison eventually by Evil-merodach, King
He was given a throne above the throne of the
kings that were with him in Babylon - II
What great preparation for Jesus
Christ to be the next King!
See also Genesis
3:15 about 'her seed.'
God said, "No more male seed on His throne!
yes, but Zedekiah was not put on the throne by God, but by Nebuchadnezzar!
II Kings 25:17
II Kings 24:17 to
II Chronicles 36:11-13
21 years old when he began his reign
Did evil! II Kings 24:19
Eventually tried to fight against Nebuchadnezzar (II
Chronicles 36:13) - but wouldn't turn to God!
Fought the Lords way - II Chronicles 36:14-21
Had his eyes poked out and died in prison chains.
II Kings 25:7
Israel - God is Done!
Judah - God is Done!
The land belongs to Nebuchadnezzar
Next week - let's "go ahead" in the Bible to "go back" and see the 'ministry'
of Isaiah and Jeremiah as they preached during the times
of these king's reigns!
Nobody then can say that their 'man of God' didn't warn them!