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Introduction His attitude toward God Examples of the God’s instrument for spiritual revival Timeline of king Josiah Who is Josiah? Josiah’s spiritual.

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2 Introduction His attitude toward God Examples of the God’s instrument for spiritual revival Timeline of king Josiah Who is Josiah? Josiah’s spiritual revival How did God use him? Conclusion 2/15

3 Raised as a godly King from his young age One of the spiritual leader who led national revival Being an influential and exemplary king Know God’s heart; What kind of person did God use? 3/15

4  2King 22:1-23:30(2Chronicles 34:1-35:27)  Key verses : 2King 22:11 “when the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes.” 2King 23:25 “Neither before nor after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the LORD as he did-with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his strength, in accordance with all the Law of Moses. 4/15

5 PersonalJoshuaSamuelJosiahNehemiahApostles PassageJos 8:1-401 Sa 7:1-12 2Ki 22:1- 23:30 Ne 8:1-9:30Ac 2:1-45 Where was the Israelite? In the promised land Israel corrupt Declining Recovery after Exile Jesus Christ GilgalMizpah Judah, Israel Jerusalem Upper room The word of God, Repentance, Passover(the Holy Spirit) 5/15

6  1 Period (King David AD ) (The fall of Northern Kingdom in the reign of Hezekiah by Assyria)  2 Period (King Josiah AD )  3 Period Prophet Isaiah KingUzziahJothamAhazHezekiah Period52 years16 years 29 years ProphetIsaiahZephaniah KingHezekiahManassehAmonJosiah Period29 years55 years2 years31 years ProphetJeremiahDaniel KingJosiahJehoiakimZedekiahExile to Babylon Periods31 years11 years 70 years 6/15

7 AgeWorklength of reign 8 years old Become a king (His father was assassinated) 16 years old Seek the God of his father David 8 years 20 years old Purge Judah and Jerusalem of high places, Asherah poles, caved idols and cast images 12 years 28 years old Repair the temple of the Lord his God, National revival, Celebrate the Passover 18 years 39 years oldThe death of Josiah31 years 7/15

8 1 step : The book of the Law found 2 step : Renew the covenant 3 step : Celebrate the Passover How did Josiah succeed the national repentance from the spiritual declining of Judah and Israel? 8/15

9  Personal response Josiah commanded to repair the temple of the Lord Hilkiah the high priest found the Book of the Law in the temple of the Lord Josiah tore his robes, when he heard the words of the God He sent his servants to go and inquire of the Lord for him and for the people and for all Judah about what is written in this book that has been found After Josiah read the book of the Law, what did he want to know about God? 9/15

10 How much did Josiah make an effort to come back to God?  National response He heard of God’s judgment message, for they have forsaken God Josiah gathered all the people from the least to the greatest and read the book of the Law King renewed the Covenant in the presence of the Lord to follow the Lord and keep his commands, regulations and decrees with all his heart and all his soul 10/15

11 FactsPlaceBuilt in kings Remove all the articles made for Baal and Asherah and all the starry hosts The temple of the LordSolomon Took the Asherah pole and burned it and ground it to powder The temple of the LordSolomon Tore down the quarters of the male shrine prostitutes. The temple of the LordSolomon Desecrated the high places for Ashtoreth, for Chemosh, for Molech Smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles East of Jerusalem From Geba to Beersheba Solomon Desecrated Topheth (sacrificing children)JerusalemAhaz, Manasseh Pulled down the altarsThe temple of the LordAhaz, Manasseh Demolished the alter, the high placeBethel, SamariaJeroboam son of Nebat 11/15

12 King Josiah celebrated the Passover with all his heart Remember God’s deliverance Recover God’s chosen people Come back to God Jesus Christ became a Lamb of God What is the meaning of celebrating the Passover? 12/15

13 Josiah’s personal decision to repair God’s temple His heart was responsive toward God’s word What do you require to keep your heart faithful to God? Why? 13/15

14 How can we have spiritual revival personally and ministry wide? 14/15

15 Key verse 2King 22:11 “when the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes.” One person’s decision of faith Jesus Christ invites you into spiritual revival May God grow each of us as influential children of God 15/15


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