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A Walk Through the Bible With Bro. Bill Parker Lesson 7 The Monarchy First and Second Kings Lesson 7 The Monarchy First and Second Kings Praise Chapel Puget Sound
A Walk Through the Bible Outline Of First Kings ● The first Book of Kings holds the secret of success in reigning over the kingdom of your own life.
A Walk Through the Bible ● It is the secret of learning to be submissive to the authority and dominion of God in your own life.
A Walk Through the Bible David is still king when the book opens, but he is immediately confronted by the rebellion of another one of his sons, Adonijah.
A Walk Through the Bible 1.Adonijah attempts to gain control before his father dies. 2.David learns of the plot and moves to anoint Solomon king.
A Walk Through the Bible 3.Solomon assumes the throne while David is still alive. 4.In chapters 2 and 3 we see Solomon coming to the throne.
A Walk Through the Bible 5.Solomon acceded to the throne between the ages of twelve and fifteen. 6.David on his deathbed instructed Solomon to clean house.
A Walk Through the Bible 7.There were a number of overdue punishments. 8.For one, Joab murdered Abner and was never punished.
A Walk Through the Bible 9.David realized that unless those issues were resolved, they would come back to haunt Solomon.
A Walk Through the Bible B.In chapter three we also have the seeds of defeat. 1.He does two little things that ultimately overthrow his kingdom.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.Solomon made a marriage alliance with Pharaoh, King of Egypt. 3.He brings the Pharaoh’s daughter into the central life of Israel.
A Walk Through the Bible 4.Here an alliance is made with the flesh (world). 5.The pagan tribes have erected altars, which were the center of idolatrous worship.
A Walk Through the Bible 6.The people of Israel took over these altars and used them for sacrifices to Jehovah. 7.Solomon did not present his offerings at the altar in the Tabernacle. He was using the pagan altars.
A Walk Through the Bible 8.Solomon lacked the commitment to God that his father David had.
A Walk Through the Bible ●God appears to Solomon in a dream and tells him to ask for whatever he wanted. 1.Solomon, in a marvelous passage, asks not for riches or for honor, but for wisdom.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.He wanted to discern between good and evil. 3.The great problem we have in our lives is to identify evil when it comes smiling at you, and offers you everything you have been looking for.
A Walk Through the Bible 4.Christian maturity comes when we learn to exercise the spirit of wisdom to distinguish between good and evil.
A Walk Through the Bible ●This wisdom is what Solomon asked for and God granted his request. 1.God gave Solomon this wisdom but He gave it with the circumstances that put the wisdom to the test.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.God also gave Solomon riches and honor. 3.The thing that Solomon really needed was the wisdom to rule the kingdom of his own life.
A Walk Through the Bible 4.The test was a dispute between two mothers who brought a baby to Solomon. They both had a baby, but one had died.
A Walk Through the Bible 5.Both women claimed the living baby. Solomon was asked to decide whose baby it was. 6.Solomon asks for a sword and tells the women to cut the baby in half and divide it between them.
A Walk Through the Bible 7.The real mother said no, let her have the baby. The second mother thought that dividing the baby was fair.
A Walk Through the Bible 8.Solomon knew at once who the real mother was. Thus his wisdom was demonstrated.
A Walk Through the Bible ●Chapter four verse 29, begins a commentary on how much wisdom Solomon was given.
A Walk Through the Bible 1.His wisdom was beyond measure, like the sand of the seashore. 2.Solomon uttered three thousand proverbs. His songs were a thousand and five.
A Walk Through the Bible ●In chapters five through eight we have the account of the glorious temple that Solomon built. 1.To build the Temple, Solomon pulled together a workforce of 183,000.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.30,000 men who worked 10,000 at a time for a month and were off two months to go home. 3.70,000 carriers; 80,000 hewers in the mountains, and about 3,300 supervisors.
A Walk Through the Bible 4.The basic design was patterned after the Tabernacle except it was twice as big, every dimension was doubled.
A Walk Through the Bible 5.Instead of a single Menorah, there were 10 lampstands. Instead of one Table of Showbread there were twelve. 6.The inside of the Temple was entirely covered with gold.
A Walk Through the Bible ●There were some things added that were not in the Tabernacle.
A Walk Through the Bible 1.In front in a place we will call the Porch, there were 2 gigantic bronze pillars. One was called Jachin (in his council) and the other Boaz (in his strength).
A Walk Through the Bible 2.There were storerooms for the personal effects of the priests. 3.All these features turn out to be spiritually relevant.
A Walk Through the Bible 4.We look at the Tabernacle as being body, soul and spirit. 5.The Temple further refines it.
A Walk Through the Bible a.The Outer Court seems to be relative to the body. b.The Inner Court is relative to the soul. c.We have the heart in the in the Holy Place.
A Walk Through the Bible d.The spirit is in the Holy of Holies. The Porch is the transition period.
A Walk Through the Bible 6.Everything outside the Porch is bronze. (the metal associated with fire) 7.Everything inside the Porch is gold.
A Walk Through the Bible ●We have the story of the visits of the Queen of Sheba and the King of Tyre to Solomon. 1.The Queen of Sheba couldn’t believe the stories she heard about Solomon.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.She is famous for saying, “The half of it was not told to me” 3.The splendor of the kingdom was staggering even by today’s standards.
A Walk Through the Bible C.Then suddenly at the beginning of chapter 11 the story takes a turn in the other direction. ●We read of the results of the seeds of evil that were sown earlier in Solomon’s life.
A Walk Through the Bible 1.King Solomon loved many foreign women; the daughter of the Pharaoh, Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women. These are pagan tribes.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines. His wives turned away his heart. (1 Kings 11:3)
A Walk Through the Bible 3.This is the same man who wrote in the book of Proverbs “He who finds a wife finds a good thing” (Proverbs 19:22)
A Walk Through the Bible ●Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. 1.Solomon built a high place for Chemosh, a hideous image in which a fire was built at the height of the religious festival. Children were thrown into the fire.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.He also built a place for Molech, the abomination of the Ammonites (a fertility god) on the mountain east of Jerusalem. 3.The Lord was angry with Solomon because his heart had turned away….(1 Kings 11:7b-9a)
A Walk Through the Bible ●Three times in rapid succession in the rest of Chapter 11 the Lord raised up an adversary against Solomon.
A Walk Through the Bible 1.First Hadad, the Edomite, the man of the flesh. 2.Then Rezon, the son of Eliada, who had fled from his master. 3.Then in verse 26, Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, an Ephramite of Zeredah (who later split the kingdom).
A Walk Through the Bible D.Chapter 12 begins the second movement in this book, the degradation and breakup of the kingdom.
A Walk Through the Bible ●Jeroboam split the kingdom, taking 10 tribes north to begin the Northern Kingdom. 1.Jeroboam reintroduced Israel to the awful worship of golden calves.
A Walk Through the Bible ●Chapter 14 gives us the story of the invasion and defeat of Israel by Egypt. ●The Egypt out of which God had led His people.
A Walk Through the Bible 1.Egypt is again a picture of the world and its ways. It’s wickedness, its folly, its futility and its foolishness.
A Walk Through the Bible ●After this, the account tells of the various kings that come to the throne of Israel. 1.Nadab is followed by Baasha and Zimri. Finally comes Ahab and his wicked wife Jezebel.
A Walk Through the Bible E.The final part of the book, beginning in chapter 17, introduces the prophetic ministry beginning with Elijah.
A Walk Through the Bible ●There are other prophets that come before Elijah but they did not do miracles.
A Walk Through the Bible 1.Elijah begins the ministry of miracles in the Bible. 2.The prophets who ministered to Judah, the Southern Kingdom did no miracles, because there, God’s testimony was still the central life of the nation.
A Walk Through the Bible 3.In the Northern Kingdom, God’s presence was rejected, and in His place the golden calves were worshiped. 4.The ministry of miracles is a testimony that God is still in their midst.
A Walk Through the Bible 5.God intends to shake them up, to make them aware they had drifted away from Him. 6.Elijah’s ministry is a revelation of God’s dealing with the wayward human heart.
A Walk Through the Bible 7.Among his many accomplishments, Elijah performed eight major miracles. Two of which are listed below.
A Walk Through the Bible a.He shut the heavens so that it did not rain for 3 years. b.Then he called down fire from heaven on those that were sent to arrest him.
A Walk Through the Bible 7.This gets the people’s attention. There was a degree of repentance. They understood God was using a harsh hand.
A Walk Through the Bible ●Then there was a clash between the two philosophies on Mt. Carmel. 1.God vindicates Elijah’s honor by consuming his offering by fire, even the water that was poured on the altar.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.Elijah orders the priests of Baal to be seized and they are executed. 3.The drought on the land is ended.
A Walk Through the Bible ●Jezebel, the wicked wife of Ahab, hears about the incident on Mt Carmel and swears to kill Elijah. 1.Elijah flees to the wilderness and hides under a juniper bush.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.God puts him to bed and gives him a good night’s rest. 3.Then God gives him a good meal.
A Walk Through the Bible 4.Finally God teaches him the greatest secret that Elijah ever learned.
A Walk Through the Bible 5.That God does not always move through earthquake, fire, and thunder, but many times through the still, small voice of a changed conscience.
A Walk Through the Bible ●The book closes with the story of King Ahab and his failure. ●In chapter 22 we learn how God works through accidental circumstances.
A Walk Through the Bible 1.The 2 kings of Israel and Judah go out to battle. 2.Ahab, king of Israel, tries to put the king of Judah out in the front of the battle.
A Walk Through the Bible 3.Ahab dresses the king of Judah in Ahab’s armor hoping he would be mistaken for the king of Israel and get shot at.
A Walk Through the Bible 4.Rejoicing in his tricking the king of Judah, an arrow is shot in the air by a warrior of the opposite side, and pierces through a crack in his armor into his heart, killing Ahab the king of Israel.
A Walk Through the Bible This concludes our review of the First Book of Kings
A Walk Through the Bible A Walk Thru The Bible Outline Of Second Kings ●In the Hebrew Bible the books of 1 st and 2 nd Kings are combined into one book of Kings.
A Walk Through the Bible 1.The first 10 chapters are the annals of the rebellious Northern Kingdom. 2.The next 7 chapters are the annals of both Kingdoms as they have strains between them.
A Walk Through the Bible 4.During the time of the writing, prophets show up: Jonah, Amos, and Hosea. 5.Chapters are the annals of the Southern Kingdom.
A Walk Through the Bible ●Many of the major and minor prophets wrote in this period. 1.Obadiah. Joel, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah as the minor prophets. 2.Isaiah and Jeremiah as the major prophets.
A Walk Through the Bible ●The term “major” and “minor” simply refer to the size of their writings, not their significance as prophets. ●There is a substantial, prophetic focus on the Southern Kingdom.
A Walk Through the Bible ●From the beginning there were always two divisions in the monarchy. 1.When David became king, he was king only of Judah for 7 years.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.After 7 years he became king over both divisions of the nation. 3.The division was between the 10 tribes of the north and the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin in the south.
A Walk Through the Bible ●Remember Jeroboam led a revolt against his father Solomon and split the kingdom. 1.Rehoboam remained as king in the south over Benjamin and Judah.
A Walk Through the Bible ●They represent the two divisions in the human life. 1.First there is the body which we are so aware. We take it around with us.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.We spend our time taking care of it, primping it, dressing it up, painting it, and doing all the things necessary to keep it good looking. 3.Unfortunately most of life seems to be spent in taking care of the body.
A Walk Through the Bible ●There is also the soul, the invisible part that contains the personality, and is so obviously gone when we look at the emptiness of a corpse and the terrible tragedy of death.
A Walk Through the Bible ●Here in the two kingdoms this division of life is acted out. 1.The ten tribes of the north are representative of the body.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.While Judah and Benjamin, the two tribes of the south, represent the soul. 3.Without the Holy Spirit dwelling in the human spirit, man is incomplete.
A Walk Through the Bible ●The northern kingdom is representative of a man’s body, when our spirit loses fellowship with the Holy Spirit, it is not very long before the body begins to disintegrate.
A Walk Through the Bible 1.Jeroboam the son of Rehoboam, introduced the great sin for which the northern kingdom was noted. 2.Jeroboam introduced two calves of gold and said “these be your gods.” The spirit of the flesh.
A Walk Through the Bible ●David and Jeroboam become the representatives of the two spiritual principles traced through the kingdoms.
A Walk Through the Bible ●In Israel, the northern kingdom, there were no godly kings. 1.There was a continual succession of kings murdering their predecessors to gain the throne.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.God in His grace intervened by sending prophets in an attempt to arrest the fall of the northern kingdom.
A Walk Through the Bible 3.In Judah, the southern kingdom, there were a few godly kings and these men stand out like lights in the darkness—the primary ones were Jehoshaphat, Joash, Hezekiah and Josiah.
A Walk Through the Bible ●God never spoke to the nation through a king. 1.He used the king in government, to control and to administer justice.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.When God wanted to speak to the nation he sent a prophet. 3.Hosea, Amos, Joel, Isaiah, and Jeremiah were also prophets that spoke to the nation.
A Walk Through the Bible ●The only prophets that appear in first and second Kings are Elijah and Elisha. 1.Elijah was a rugged personality. He went around wearing a leather girdle and dressed in haircloth.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.Time after time he met the king face to face to deliver a message of judgment. 3.His life was at stake many times but God protected him.
A Walk Through the Bible 4.There was the confrontation with 450 priests of Baal on Mt. Carmel in first Kings. 5.He was primarily the prophet of the law.
A Walk Through the Bible 6.His was a ministry of love and of fire and of judgment. 7.In all Elijah worked 8 miracles.
A Walk Through the Bible 8.Elijah is one of the most fantastic prophets in scripture. ●When Elijah was caught up into heaven in a chariot of fire, his mantle fell upon Elisha.
A Walk Through the Bible 1.Elisha not only wants to follow in Elijah’s footsteps, he wanted a double portion to be twice as good.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.Elisha’s ministry of the Lord was to the individual. 3.His was a ministry of grace, of winsome sweetness, of compassionate tenderness and helpfulness.
A Walk Through the Bible ●There is another interesting comparison here, in that Elisha also seems to picture the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the church after the day of Pentecost.
A Walk Through the Bible 1.Elisha’s ministry also began with a man ascending into heaven.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.Elisha’s first miracle depicted the ministry of the Holy Spirit. a.The putting of salt into the water and the sweetening of the water.
A Walk Through the Bible 3.The miracle concerning salt, the miracle of the oil that kept flowing continually which is another symbol of the Holy Spirit.
A Walk Through the Bible 4.The miracle of the water suddenly appearing in the parched and barren famine stricken fields all picture the Holy Spirit.
A Walk Through the Bible 5.Then there was the miracle of resurrection of a little boy who died and was raised from the dead as Elisha lay his staff on him and breathed on his face.
A Walk Through the Bible 6.That was not mouth to mouth resuscitation, it was a genuine resurrection.
A Walk Through the Bible 7.Elisha also performed the miracles of healing leprosy, of feeding a thousand or more people and recovering the lost iron ax head by making it float on top of the water.
A Walk Through the Bible 8.Miracles continued even after he was dead and buried.
A Walk Through the Bible 9.A group of men trying to dispose of a body, threw the corpse into the tomb of Elisha and when it touched Elisha’s bones the body sprang back to life.
A Walk Through the Bible ●The southern kingdom had twenty kings who reigned for 370 years, a century longer than the northern kingdom.
A Walk Through the Bible ●The northern kingdom of Israel had nineteen kings who reigned for 250 years over seven different dynasties.
A Walk Through the Bible 1.They never returned from the Assyrian captivity. 2.The Assyrians had a policy of transplanting their captives to other parts of the empire to mix them so they would have no sense of identity and no sense of root.
A Walk Through the Bible ●Judah was spared temporarily from captivity by the glorious life of Hezekiah. 1.His first act as king was to cleanse the temple.
A Walk Through the Bible 2.It took the Levites (the priestly tribe) sixteen days to carry all the rubbish and junk out of the temple before they could purify it for the services again.
A Walk Through the Bible 3.Hezekiah also reintroduced the Passover. 4.He also destroyed the great brazen serpent the people had been worshipping. It had become an object of idolatry.
A Walk Through the Bible 5.Hezekiah’s life was extended when the shadow on the sundial turned back 10 degrees and he was allowed fifteen more years of life.
A Walk Through the Bible 6.During those 15 years, he had a son named Manasseh who became the worst king Judah ever had.
A Walk Through the Bible ● The kingdom declined and was carried away by Nebuchadnezzar into Babylon the symbol of corruption and defilement.
A Walk Through the Bible 1.For a few years the temple remained in Jerusalem, but in the end it was stripped and burned. 2.The walls of the city were broken down, and all the people carried away to captivity.
A Walk Through the Bible 3.The book closes with Zedekiah the last king of Israel. 4.After he was captured by the king of Babylon, his sons were slain before his eyes, and his eyes were put out. Then he was bound and taken to Babylon.
A Walk Through the Bible This concludes our review of the 1 st and 2 nd Books of Kings