2 CHRONICLES 33-36 DOWNFALL AND ENDING OF JUDAH-FOR NOW

ED. note,   this section a little extra long as we finish out the book

Chapter 33.

Manasseh begins to reign and that lasts 55 years. Son of Hezekiah and did

NOT follow in the footsteps of his father.

Quickly he restored all the idol worship high places; much to Gods shagrin

God gave him an opportunity to repent, but he turned away even more

God brought down the Assyrian empire upon his people

Amon his son reigned and did  what his dad did, again sinfully

Chapter 34.

Josiah was 8 years old and the prophet Jeremiah thought

this guy was the MAN to bring Judah back to God and

have true revival in the land.  Here are some dates

-he reigned at 8 years old, and he began to seek God

-4 years later at age 12 he threw down the idols, BRAVE

-14 years later at age 26 (18th year of his reign) he had

cleansed the land, like Hezekiah had done and he found

the book of the Law.  This event which was recorded in

I Chronicles is the basis for the book of Ezra; and encouraging

to Ezra and to Jeremiah, the prophet.

When the kings reader read this to him: from the book of the

law, Josiah tore his clothes and was beside himself with terror

that the former kings would incite this wrath of God upon the nation

 

Chapter 35

Through prophecies and battles, Josiah goes into battle and even

though he disguises himself, he is killed and Jeremiah weeps

 

Chapter 36

Judah declines through the son of Josiah who was Jeoahaz and

he had no leadership skills. 3 months was his reign and the king

of Egypt got him. So Judah was being surrounded by the nations

and there was no “fight” left in them.

As was recorded in I CHronicles king after king rose but the

time of the end was near.

Finally, Jerusalem was Captured and burned

BUT GOD SPOKE through the decree of Cyrus as Jeremiah

prophesied that the Lord , The God of heaven has given

me (Cyrus) all the kingdoms of the earth….and he goes on

to say anyone who wants to return to Jerusalem, go

THAT HAPPENED AGAIN IN 1948

DON’T TELL ME GOD DOESN’T CARE ABOUT HIS PEOPLE

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