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Of Kings And Prophets !!INSTALL!!

The succession of northern kings that oppose the word of the Lord reaches a climax when Ahab takes the throne. First Kings 16 says that Ahab did more evil in the sight of the Lord than all the kings before him. Together with his Canaanite wife, Jezebel, King Ahab institutes the worship of the Canaanite god, Baal, over Israel. His kingdom was one of radical apostasy.

Of Kings and Prophets

Israel was headed for disaster, and no one was to blame but themselves. The author pauses in 2 Kings 17 to make sure we know this. All the disaster that came on the northern kingdom was a direct result of its rejection of the word of the Lord. God sent them prophets to confront and correct them, but they persisted in patterns of idolatry, injustice, and rebellion until one day they were wiped out.

Unfortunately, Judah was headed towards the same outcome as her big sister. God sent prophets to warn Judah against imitating the ways of Israel. King Hezekiah responded positively to the prophetic word. He removed the high places and cut down the Asherah poles. Second Kings 18-19 says that Hezekiah held fast to the Lord and kept his commandments. When Assyrian threat came, he cried out to God for help. Through the mediation of the prophet Isaiah, God heard and responded to Hezekiah. Finally a good guy! Right?

Few Christians have a deep understanding of the Old Testament kings of Israel, or the prophets and their messages. The purpose of this series is to allow anybody to quickly gain a better understanding of those things, as well as an appreciation of how that information is relevant today. The Old Testament prophets were real people who proclaimed important messages from God that have stayed true for thousands of years. Jesus and the apostles thought the kings and prophets were important, so we should, too.

It is no wonder that few Christians have deep familiarity of the kings and prophets. Christians tend to read the New Testament, while the kings and prophets are in the Old Testament. The books of the kings and prophets are not arranged in chronological order, the history of ancient Israel and its neighbors is complex, and the geography of the region is an ever-shifting jigsaw puzzle. The language of the prophets is often symbolic or metaphorical, and the intended messages seem to be shrouded in mystery. Lastly, many people assume that Old Testament prophecies have mostly been fulfilled, so they must not still be very important.

Perhaps our attitudes would change if we thought of prophets as truth tellers, not fortune tellers. Their truths stand important today. Besides, it may be that a number of their prophecies of the future have not yet been fulfilled.

The Old Testament books from Ruth to Malachi comprise about half the pages of the Bible, yet they cover only the six-century period of the kings of Israel to the return from exile in Babylon, about 1050 BC to 430 BC.

The overall history of this period is fairly easy to understand. The Israelites choose to be ruled by an earthly king instead of by God. The kings lead the Israelites to regional political power under King David, and then into a decline so severe that the nation is subjugated and taken into exile. The kings lead the people from worshiping only God to worshiping idols and the gods of the area people. Their unfaithfulness to God causes him to punish them in hopes they will decide to fulfill their covenant with him.

For thousands of years, the prophets and kings of Israel led God's people. Scripture tells their story, and now, fascinating new discoveries about people and places detailed in the Bible are being unearthed-affirming the scriptural truth.

Our great aim is to lead our families in a way worthy of God. Why else are they put under our care? To help us think through how to do this, I believe it helpful to borrow from the classic categories applied to Christ: prophet, priest, and king. We are prophets who speak the word over our households; priests who give ourselves to intercessory prayer, speaking to God on behalf of our loved ones; and kings who govern, defend, and provide for them.

As prophets in our homes, we have the great privilege to speak the words of God to our family. We are spiritual shepherds. Too few today know the joys of hearing a father earnestly, joyfully, humbly giving voice to the words of God in Scripture. But what many of us did not experience as sons, we can give as fathers, God helping us.

The dynasties of the Mahact kings were already crumbling under the weight of infighting and their debased technologies when the Lazax stepped onto the galactic stage. The Lazax armies crushed the remaining Mahact, slaying the last of their kings and purging their scourge from the civilized stars. Then, they built their reign on their legacy as liberators. They had saved the galaxy, and in return, its grateful citizens greeted their new masters with enthusiastic acclaim.

  • Easily cover decades of Israel's history at a glance with this slim line pamphlet packed with side-by-side chapter overviews and charts. This easy-to-read chronology takes you through the books of 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, and 1 and 2 Chronicles chapter by chapter. Enjoy having:Full-color timelines

  • Simple summaries and scripture references

  • Easy-to-understand explanations

  • Illustrations and color-coded charts

  • Instead of reading thick tomes with dense histories, get all the key information you need in this pamphlet at a glance! This pamphlet helps Bible readers keep track of who's who and what happened in Israel's history. Compare the stories of kings such as David and Solomon with the many kings of Israel and Judah, as well the ministries of prophets such as Samuel, Elijah, and Elisha.5 Key Features of the Chronology of Israel's Kings and Prophets Pamphlet:Simple Overview. Keep track of key leaders, events, and more as you read through the Old Testament!

  • Side-by-Side Layout. Conveniently compare the stories of kings like David and Solomon side-by-side with the ministries of prophets like Samuel, Elijah, and Elisha

  • Easy to Read. The charts and clear print will make this pamphlet your go-to quick-reference resource when you need information at glance!

  • Chapter Outlines. Enjoy having easy-to-read chapter outlines for each chapter in these six books of the Bible.

  • Learn fascinating insights about each book, such as:The book of 2 Samuel tells the story of King David and Bathsheba and the family strife that followed, but the book of 1 Chronicles skips over this disappointing history of David's reign

  • While the books of 1 and 2 Kings include detailed accounts of Elijah's and Elisha's ministries, 1 and 2 Chronicles focus mainly on stories of the kings.

  • And much more!

Perfect for individual or group Bible study, homeschool, church libraries, new believers' classes, discipleship, seminary, and much more!

This pamphlet helps Bible readers keep track of who's who and what happened when in Israel's history. Compare the stories of kings such as David and Solomon with the many kings of Israel and Judah, as well the ministries of prophets such as Samuel, Elijah, and Elisha.

**UPDATE #3: I have posted a chart zooming in on the chronology of the Old Testament prophets which I recreated from the Archeological Study Bible. You can read it and download it by clicking here.**

**UPDATE #5: The original chart stopped when Israel and Judah went into captivity. I have now added another line to show the prophets who continued to prophesy to both the exiles in Babylon, as well as to those who returned to Israel later.

Thank you. Your chart is very helpful. I would like permission to copy this chart and use it with our adult Bible fellowship group. I appreciate having so much information in one chart, including scripture passages, and prophets. Adding the good/bad for the beginning and end is also helpful.

Craig, this is an incredible resource! I have been teaching about the dynasty of kings in my adult Sunday School class and this would be a tremendous help. May I please have an Excel copy as well? There are a few things I would highlight for our senior students to make it easier for them to read. Thank you for your work you are doing!Pastor Ron

During the wilderness years Israel was ruled by priests (who we've already heard a lot about); after the conquest of the land the judges came to prominence; the time of judges ended when the Kingdom was established; and as the kings failed (for the most part) to walk with God the prophets arose as spiritual leaders.

Isaiah is one of the most famous of the prophets. Much of his work is done during the time of the good king, Hezekiah. After God grants his desire to live longer, Hezekiah makes two devastating mistakes.

King Josiah is one of the best kings of the Southern Kingdom, but his goodness cannot overcome the evil done under previous kings. The prophet Jeremiah laments as God brings the destruction of the Southern Kingdom.

Ezra is one of the leaders who helps the Jews rebuild Jerusalem when they return from exile. Malachi is the last of the Old Testament prophets, and his words help shape the expectations for a Messiah.

The prophets of ancient Israel spoke about the events mentioned in the Old Testament long before they actually happened. Israel was confronted with the choice of blessings or curses. Blessings if they followed the LORD and curses if they forsook him. Moses their great leader warned the people of Israel not to disobey the LORD or else:

See over 500 years of Israel's kings and prophets at a glance! Fold-out timeline, charts, and map covers key events & people from King David to Elijah! Imagine having a fold-out timeline of all the kings and prophets at your fingertips that can easily fit inside most Bible covers!

Easily see dozens of key people from Bible history at a glance, starting at the reigns of King Saul and King David to the prophet Malachi! This Kings & Prophets Time Line pamphlet provides an easy-to-follow overview of key dates, events, and leaders throughout Bible history. Filled with full-color illustrations and photographs, a map of Old Testament Israel and Judah, and more, this time line follows prophets, godly kings, and bad kings across the centuries as God unfolds his plans! There is no better timeline of the kings and prophets for Bible studies, Sunday schools, new believers groups, and small groups! 041b061a72


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