#BAM #INYOFACEDEVIL Bible Study
w/Dr. June Knight
2 Chronicles 17-21
Dr. June examines this awesome section of the bible. Come to find out, it is EXACTLY what we are facing today in our time! Come to find out, the prophets that were speaking “positive swelling words” to the Kings were a judgment from God. God basically put them over to a reprobate mind. It causes us to realize that the craziness we see in the church now is a part of the judgment! You will have to watch this video to understand.
Jehoshaphat becomes king of Judah, follows the Lord, removes the high places, and strengthens Judah’s defences. Levites and other prominent figures are sent throughout Judah teaching the law. Judah enjoys peace, and becomes increasingly rich and powerful.
Jehoshaphat is allied in marriage with Ahab of Israel. Ahab asks Jehoshaphat for help fighting Syria. Four hundred prophets from Israel prophesy success for the anti-Syrian venture, but Micaiah (who has made unpleasing prophecies concerning Jehoshaphat in the past) prophesies disaster. Micaiah says that the Lord has sent lying spirits into the mouth of the four hundred prophets so that Ahab may fall against Syria. Micaiah is imprisoned. Jehoshaphat and Ahab go into battle at Ramoth Gilead. Jehoshaphat dons a disguise, and is rescued by his men, but Ahab is injured, and dies later that day.
Jehoshaphat spoken to by prophet Jehu (the son of Hanani), who rebukes him for the alliance with Israel, but commends him for countering idolatrous worship. Jehoshaphat calls Judah back to the Lord, and appoints and judges (including Levites) to govern Judah impartially and in accordance with the Lord.
Moab and Ammon attack Judah. A fast is proclaimed throughout Judah. Judah gathers to seek help from the Lord, and Jehoshaphat leads the prayers. Through Jahaziel, God gives Judah assurances of victory. Judah rejoice, and a vanguard of singers are sent out with the army. Victory is secured, and much spoil. Jehoshaphat is generally speaking a good king, though he does not remove the high places, and he allies himself with Ahaziah king of Israel to make ships to go to Tarshish. God destroys the ships.
Jehoram, the son of Jehoshaphat, reigns in Judah, kills brothers, disobeys God by building high places, fights Edom (who have been in revolt ever since), is attacked by the Philistines and Arabians, becomes very sick with an intestinal disease (prophesied unto him by Elijah) and dies. God tolerates him because of the Davidic covenant.