Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000556
00:15 Hello, and welcome to His Words are Life.
00:17 I'm Kelly Mowrer, and today we're going to be reading
00:20 from the book of 2nd Kings. When we were last together,
00:23 we were reading the story of Jehu and how at God's command
00:27 he is destroying the sons of Ahab - the family of Ahab.
00:31 Before we begin, let's pray together.
00:34 Dear God, thank you so much for another opportunity to come
00:39 and to sit in your presence and to hear your word. Please send
00:43 the Holy Spirit in a special way to bring wisdom into our hearts
00:47 as we hear your word; that it may bear fruit in our lives.
00:50 We love you so much and thank you for loving us. Amen.
00:54 Jehu has just met up with Jehonadab, and greeted him.
01:00 And we're going to pick up now in 2nd Kings, chapter 10,
01:04 verse 16, and this is the King James Version.
01:07 And he said, Come with me and see my zeal for the Lord.
01:12 So they made him ride in his chariot. And when he came to
01:16 Samaria, he slew all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria,
01:19 till he had destroyed him, according to the saying of the
01:22 Lord, which he spake to Elijah. And Jehu gathered all the people
01:27 together, and said unto them, Ahab served Baal a little;
01:32 But Jehu shall serve him much. Now therefore call unto me all
01:37 the prophets of Baal, all his servants, and all his priests;
01:41 let none be wanting: for I have a great sacrifice to do to Baal;
01:46 whosoever shall be wanting, he shall not live. But Jehu did it
01:51 in subtlety, to the intent that he might destroy the worshipers
01:56 of Baal. And Jehu said, Proclaim a solemn assembly for Baal.
02:01 and they proclaimed it. And Jehu sent through all Israel:
02:05 and all the worshippers of Baal came, so that there was not a
02:08 man left that came not. And they came into the house of Baal
02:11 and the house of Baal was full from one end to another.
02:15 And he said unto him that was over the vestry, Bring forth
02:20 vestments for all the worshippers of Baal.
02:23 And he brought them forth vestments. And Jehu went,
02:28 and Jehonadab the son of Rechab, into the house of Baal, and said
02:31 unto the worshippers of Baal, Search and look that there be
02:35 here with you none of the servants of the Lord,
02:37 but the worshippers of Baal only. And when they went in
02:42 to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings, Jehu appointed
02:46 fourscore men without, and said, If any of the men whom I have
02:51 brought into your hands escape, he that letteth him go,
02:55 his life shall be for the life of him. And it came to pass,
03:01 as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering,
03:04 that Jehu said to the guard and to the captains, Go in, and slay
03:08 them; let none come forth. And they smote them with the edge of
03:12 the sword; and the guard and the captains cast them out,
03:16 and went to the city of the house of Baal.
03:20 And they brought forth the images out of the house of Baal,
03:23 and burned them. And they brake down the image of Baal, and
03:25 brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house
03:28 unto this day. Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.
03:33 Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
03:38 who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them,
03:42 to wit, the golden calves that were in Bethel, and that were in
03:46 Dan. And the Lord said unto Jehu, Because thou has done well
03:51 in executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done
03:54 unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in
03:57 mine heart, thy children of the fourth generation shall sit
04:01 on the throne of Israel. But Jehu took no heed to walk
04:07 in the law of the Lord God of Israel with all his heart:
04:10 for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, which made
04:14 Israel to sin. In those days the Lord began to cut Israel short:
04:18 and Hazael smote them in all the coasts of Israel; from Jordan
04:23 eastward, all the land of Gilead the Gadites, and the Reubenites,
04:27 and the Manassites, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon,
04:31 even Gilead and Bashan. Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, and
04:37 all that he did, and all his might, are they not written
04:41 in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
04:43 And Jehu slept with his fathers: and they buried him in Samaria.
04:48 And Jehoahaz his son reigned in his stead. And the time that
04:54 Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria was 20 and 8 years.
04:58 We're continuing now with 2nd Kings, chapter 11,
05:03 And this is the King James Version.
05:04 And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son
05:11 was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.
05:16 But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah,
05:21 took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the
05:26 king's sons which were slain; and they hid him, even him and
05:30 his nurse, in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was
05:34 was not slain. and he was with her hid in the house of the Lord
05:39 6 years. And Athaliah did reign over the land. And the 7th year
05:45 Jehoiada sent and fetched the rulers over hundreds,
05:48 with the captains and the guard, and brought them to him into the
05:51 house of the Lord, and made a covenant with them, and took an
05:54 oath of them in the house of the Lord, and shewed them the king's
05:58 son. And he commanded them, saying. This is the thing that
06:02 ye shall do; A third part of you that enter in on the sabbath
06:06 shall even be keepers of the watch of the king's house;
06:09 And a third part shall be at the gate of Sur; and a third part
06:13 at the gate behind the guard: so shall ye keep the watch of the
06:17 house that it be not broken down and two parts of all you
06:23 that go forth on the Sabbath, even they shall keep the watch
06:26 of the house of the Lord about the king. And ye shall compass
06:30 the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand
06:33 and he that cometh within the ranges, let him be slain:
06:37 and be ye with the king as he goeth out and as he cometh in.
06:41 And the captains over the hundreds did according to all
06:45 things that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and they took
06:49 every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath,
06:52 with them that should go out on the sabbath and came to Jehoiada
06:56 the priest. And to the captains over hundreds did the priest
06:59 give king David's spears and shields that were in the temple
07:03 of the Lord. And the guard stood every man with his weapons
07:07 in his hand, round about the king, from the right corner of
07:10 the temple, to the left corner of the temple along by the altar
07:13 of the temple. And he brought forth the king's son,
07:16 and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony;
07:21 and thy made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped
07:25 their hands, and said, God save the King. And when Athaliah
07:30 heard the noise of the guard and of the people, she came to the
07:33 people into the temple of the Lord. And when she looked,
07:36 behold, the king stood by a pillar, as the manner was,
07:40 and the princes and trumpeters by the king, and all the people
07:43 of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets: and Athaliah
07:47 rent her clothes, and cried, Treason, Treason.
07:50 But Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains
07:53 of the hundreds, the officers of the host, and said unto them,
07:56 Have her forth without the ranges: and him that followeth
08:00 her kill with the sword. For the priest had said, Let her not be
08:05 slain in the house of the Lord. And they laid hands on her;
08:08 and she went by the way by the which the horses came into the
08:12 king's house: and there was she slain. And Jehoiada made a
08:17 covenant between the Lord and the king and the people,
08:20 that they should be the Lord's people; between the king also
08:24 and the people. And all the people of the land went into
08:28 the house of Baal, and brake it down; his altars and his images
08:33 brake they into pieces thoroughly,
08:35 and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars.
08:39 And the priest appointed officers over the house
08:41 of the Lord. And he took the rulers over hundreds, and the
08:45 captains, and the guard and all the people of the land and they
08:49 brought down the king from the house of the Lord, and came by
08:53 the way of the gate of the guard to the king's house. And he sat
08:57 on the throne of the kings. And all the people of the land
09:02 rejoiced, and the city was in quiet: and they slew Athaliah
09:07 with the sword beside the king's house.
09:08 Seven years old was Jehoash when he began to reign.
09:14 We're continuing now in 2nd kings, chapter 12,
09:18 And this is the King James Version.
09:19 In the seventh year of Jehu Jehoash began to reign;
09:26 and 40 years reigned he in Jerusalem.
09:28 And his mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba. And Jehoash did
09:34 that which was right in the sight of the Lord all his days
09:38 wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.
09:41 But the high places were not taken away: the people still
09:46 sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places. And Jehoash
09:51 said to the priests, All the money of the dedicated things
09:54 that is brought into the house of the Lord, even the money
09:57 of everyone that passeth the account, the money that every
10:01 man is set at and all the money that cometh into any man's heart
10:05 to bring into the house of the Lord, Let the priests take it to
10:08 them, every man of his acquaintance: and let them
10:12 repair the breaches of the house wheresoever any breach shall be
10:16 found. But is was so, that in the three and twentieth year
10:21 of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches
10:25 of the house. Then king Jehoash called for the Jehoiada the
10:30 priest, and the other priests, and said unto them,
10:33 Why repair ye not the breaches of the house? Now therefore
10:37 receive no more money of your acquaintance, but deliver it
10:41 for the breaches of the house. And the priests consented to
10:45 receive no more money of the people, neither to repair the
10:48 breaches of the house. But Jehoiada the priest took a chest
10:51 and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the altar,
10:55 on the right side as one cometh into the house of the Lord:
10:58 and the priests that kept the door put therein all the money
11:02 that was brought into the house of the Lord. And it was so
11:06 when they saw that there was much money in the chest,
11:09 that the king's scribe and the high priest came up
11:12 and they put up in bags, and told the money that was found
11:15 in the house of the Lord. And they gave the money, being told,
11:19 into the hands of them that did the work, that had the oversight
11:22 of the house of the Lord: and they laid it out to the
11:24 carpenters and builders, that wrought upon the house of the
11:28 Lord. And to masons, and hewers of stone, and to buy timber
11:32 and hewed stone to repair the breaches of the house of the
11:35 Lord, and for all that was laid out for the house to repair it.
11:40 Howbeit there were not made for the house of the Lord bowls of
11:44 silver, snuffers, basins, trumpets any vessels of gold,
11:48 or vessels of silver, of the money that was brought into
11:51 the house of the Lord: But they gave that to the workmen,
11:54 and repaired therewith the house of the Lord: Moreover
11:57 they reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered
12:00 the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt
12:04 faithfully. The trespass money and sin money was not brought
12:08 into the house of the Lord: it was the priests'.
12:10 Then Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath,
12:15 and took it: and Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem.
12:19 And Jehoash king of Judah took all the hallowed things that
12:24 Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of
12:28 Judah had dedicated, and his own hallowed things, and all the
12:31 gold that was found in the treasures of the house
12:33 of the Lord, and in the king's house, and sent it to Hazael
12:37 king of Syria: and he went away from Jerusalem. And the rest
12:42 of the acts of Joash, and all that he did are they not written
12:46 in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
12:48 And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash
12:54 in the house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla.
12:57 For Jozachar the son of Shimeath and Jehozabad the son of Shomer,
13:03 his servants, smote him, and he died; and they buried him with
13:07 his fathers in the city of David and Amaziah his son reigned
13:11 in his stead. We're continuing now with
13:14 2nd Kings, chapter 13. And this is the King James Version.
13:18 In the three and twentieth year of Joash the son of Ahaziah
13:23 king of Judah, Jehoahaz the son of Jehu began to reign over
13:27 Israel in Samaria, and reigned 17 years. And he did that which
13:33 was evil in the sight of the Lord, and followed the sins of
13:36 Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin;
13:39 he departed not there from. And the anger of the Lord
13:44 was kindled against Israel, and he delivered them into the hand
13:46 of Hazael king of Syria, and into the hand of Benhadad
13:49 the son of Hazael, all their days. And Jehoahaz besought
13:54 the Lord, and the Lord hearkened unto him: for he saw the
13:58 oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them
14:01 and the Lord gave Israel a saviour, so that they went out
14:05 from under the hand of the Syrians: and the children of
14:07 Israel dwelt in their tents, as beforetime.
14:10 Nevertheless they departed not from the sins of the house of
14:14 Jeroboam, who made Israel sin, but walked therein: and there
14:19 remained the grove also in Samaria. Neither did he leave
14:23 of the people to Jehoahaz but 50 horsemen, and 10 chariots,
14:26 and 10,000 footmen; for the king of Syria had destroyed them,
14:30 and made them like the dust by threshing. Thank you for joining
14:34 with me today. Please join again next time to read the word of
14:37 God. Until then may God keep us all. Good bye.