May 10, 2006
Read 2 Kings 23:21-25
Passover restored; destruction of
Josiah was the last godly king of
Josiah went beyond
And the king commanded . . . Keep the Passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in the Book of this Covenant. . . . Moreover the workers with familiar spirits (mediums), and the wizards (spiritists), and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations (detestable things) that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the Law . . . found in the House of the LORD (II Kings 23:21,24).
The last four kings who followed Josiah were all evil, puppet rulers, appointed by and subject first to Egypt and then to Babylon.
Finally, Nebuchadnezzar marched his army into
The destruction of the once-glorious kingdom of Judah and Solomon's Temple reminds us that even the greatest present-day nation on earth, with all its wealth, military might, and nuclear defense, cannot survive — regardless of how much the people may pray — if they continue to ignore the Word of God (23:25-27). He that turneth away his ear from hearing the Law, even his prayer shall be abomination (Proverbs 28:9).
Through the Passover (II Kings 23:21-23), which was a type foreshadowing how Jesus Christ, our Redeemer will keep us from spiritual death. I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell (the grave) and of death (Revelation 1:18).
25:12 husbandmen =b> farmers; 25:16 without weight =b> beyond measure; 25:27 lift up the head =b> release from prison.
Pray for The English International Shortwave Radio Broadcast in memory of my beloved mother Lucy Rumyahn · Government Official: Sen. Rick Santorum (PA) · Country: St. Kitts-Nevis (42,000) in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies · Major language: English · Religious freedom · 74% Protestant; 7% Roman Catholic · Prayer Suggestion: Pray for a spirit of humility and submission before the Lord (John 3:30-31).
Memory Verse for the Week: Ezra 3:11