June 04, 2012

155 - The divided kingdom 945-721 B

Kathleen's thoughts

2 Chronicles 10: 1-19, 11 1-4
1 Kings 12: 1-33, 13: 1-10

Jeroboam...When all Israel heard that Jeroboam had come back, they summoned him to assembly and made him king over all Israel. No one followed the house of David except the tribe of Judah alone

King Rehoboam established his royal power in Jerusalem. Rehoboam was 41 years old when he became king; he reigned 17 years in Jerusalem, the city the Lord had chosen from all the tribes of Israel to put His name. Rehoboams's mother's name was Naamah the Ammonite.

People are led into sin by Jeroboam by building 2 gold calves he also built shrines on the high places and set up priests from every class of people who were not Levites.
2 Chronicles 11:1i5 Jeroboam appointed his own priests for the high places, the goat demons, and the gold calves he had made.

Rehoboam  is warned.

Prophecy concerning the altar at Bethal.
A man of God came from Judah to Bethel by a revelation from the Lord while Jeroboam was standing beside the altar to burn incense.
The man of God cried out altar, altar this is what the Lord says, A son will be born to the house of David, named Josiah, and he will sacrifice on you the priests of the high places who are burning incense on you, Human bones will be burned on you.: he gave a sign that day. He said, this is the sign that the Lord has spoken The altar will now be ripped apart, and the ashes that are on it will be spilled.
When the king heard the word that the man of God had cried out against the altar at Bethel, Jeroboam stretched out his hand from the altar and said arrest him. But the hand of Jeroboam withered and could not pull it back.
Then Jeroboam pleaded with the man of God for favour of the Lord and the his arm was restored back to what it was. The Jeroboam declared tot he man of God "come home with me refresh yourself and I'll give you a reward. but the man of God declined as the Lord had told him not eat bread or drink water or go back the way you came.


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