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Following the chronological order of the Old Testament; I am in II Kings and II Chronicles and taking a side tour to Jonah during the reign of Jeroboam II.

...continue reading "Jonah 1"

I think we're heading into the beginning of the end of the nation of Israel prior to the Assyrian and Babylonia defeats.

...continue reading "II Kings 14; II Chronicles 25"

So we finally have the house of Ahab scrubbed from Israel and Judah. Jehu meeting God's mandate and then far exceeding it in brutality to secure his authority on the throne in the north; and the Lord using the high priest and his wife to save the remaining offspring in the line of David, taking the throne at the tender age of 7.

...continue reading "II Kings 12-13; II Chronicles 24"

The Word of the Lord had come to pass and His judgement of the house of Ahab is coming to pass. Now Jehu is the King of Israel. Jehu must now see to the remaining members of the family.

...continue reading "II Kings 10-11; II Chronicles 22-23"

This section of II Kings is devoted to the ministry of Elisha the Prophet. Chapter 8 starts out with the continuation of the story of the Shunammite woman from Chapter 4, but then continues on to describe the fate of nations.

...continue reading "II Kings 8-9"

This section is focused on the ministry of the prophet Elisha. So far we've seen him intervene in the affairs of nations, leaders, random individuals, and those who serve and learn from him.

...continue reading "II Kings 6 and 7"

In this section, we're learning about the many amazing miracles and stories about the prophet Elisha. I always thought of Elisha as being Elijah's "little brother"; but I see that I was wrong. I think many of the things that Elisha has done have exceeded Elijah. And Elisha is the archetype more like Jesus. His works are meant to accomplish very different things than Elijah. It's very interesting!

...continue reading "II Kings 5"

We've seen Elijah's big exit and Elisha letting everyone know that the new kid is for real! Now Elisha begins his work as God's messenger to the kings.

...continue reading "II Kings 3-4"

Continuing in the attempt to read the bible chronologically, we are now ready for II Kings and the remainder of II Chronicles. These will be spread out over the corresponding events in the major and minor prophets of each leader.

...continue reading "Intro to II Kings"