Prophets Of The Bible In Chronological Order – 2 Chronicles 36:22 – Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order that the word of the Lord spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, and he made a proclamation throughout his kingdom and also put it in writing.
The prophets of ancient Israel spoke of the events mentioned in the Old Testament long before they happened. Israel was faced with the choice of blessings or curses. Blessings if they follow God and curses if they forsake Him. Moses, their great leader, warned the people of Israel to disobey God or else:
Prophets Of The Bible In Chronological Order
Deuteronomy 28:49-50 – “The Lord will bring against you a nation from afar, from the ends of the earth, as the eagle flies; a nation whose language you will not understand; a nation with harsh expressions of countenance , who does not understand” Do not respect the elderly and do not show favor to the young”.
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Below is a list of the kings and prophets of Israel and Judah, as well as the kings of the surrounding nations, Assyria, Babylon, and Persia.
Deuteronomy 28:62-64 – You will remain few in number, even if you were as many as the stars of the sky; because you did not listen to the voice of the Lord your God. It will happen that, just as God rejoiced over you to do you good and multiply you, so God will rejoice over you, destroying and destroying you. They will snatch you from the land you are about to enter to possess it. God will scatter you among all the peoples, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth. There you will serve other gods, which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers, even wood and stone. Today is our last chapter of 1 Kings!!! WOW!! Another book under our belt. Do you remember how 1 Kings started? David was an old man, but by God’s grace he lived long enough to anoint his son (and Bathsheba’s) as king. Israel, the 12 tribes were unified. Solomon became king and we witnessed Israel’s “golden years” … great wealth, a strong leader, a respected leader, and peace reigned throughout the land.
The UNITED nation of Israel came to an end, largely because Solomon had taken the lifestyle of his wives… building idols and worshiping them. God was upset with Solomon and said because of the heart of his father, David, that he would keep the nation UNITED during his lifetime, but when his son became King, the nation was divided between Rehoboam (Solomon’s son) and Jeroboam, a high-ranking servant of Solomon. Rehoboam became King of Judah (Southern Kingdom) with 2 of the original 12 tribes and Jeroboam became King of Israel (Northern Kingdom) with 10 of the original 12 tribes.
At this point in our reading, we have seen that Israel has several kings with Ahab being the WORST, and Judah has several kings. Basically you may have noticed either through reading or looking at the two additional notes I made on the kings of both nations (and prophets) that if we see a king of Israel – that king is usually BAD. Whereas if we see a King of Judah….they at least have a chance to be good. Jehoshaphat is a good king, for the most part.
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In our reading today, I was totally shocked that Jehoshaphat (King of Judah) went to Ahab (wicked King of Israel….married Jezebel!!) to make a treaty with him. CAN YOU SEE MY SHOCK FACE from where you may be??? I was like…. BIK… WHAT are you doing and WHY are you doing it??? Once again it just shows how easy it is for us to begin to depend on our own thinking and not on God. Before you think I’m being too harsh on Jehoshaphat, that human was just showing up on that particular day. Jehoshaphat did what we all do or have done…..he went to God in the big things (finances, losing jobs, direction for our lives, health, healing, etc.) However, when it came to the big things everyday we start to think we can handle the “smaller routine things”. Thinking this way can make small things become big!! God WANTS to counsel us in everything!! He wants our prayers to be constant, fervent, honest, open with HIM. If we just remember to remain in a constant state of prayer…. driving to work, running errands, going to church, having friends and family around, praising God for the little wonderful things… you get the point.
But on this particular day, after three years of peace, …..Jhozaphat made a decision to go to King Ahab and ask if he wanted to make a treaty with him!!! It almost resulted in the death of Josaphat!! When Jehoshaphat realized that he was in trouble, he called out to God and was saved. (The same way it works today… we call on God, believe that He died for us, is God, and rose from the dead… and he saves us.)
Ahab, although disguised, was killed. The prophecy about the loss of his life and the dogs licking his blood was fulfilled at the end of this chapter!!! Do you remember the prophecy given to both him and Jezebel…well we have yet to see it happen with Jezebel!!!
As we think back, did we notice how little God was worshipped, recognized or consulted in this book. Even as we close this chapter, it says that Jehoshaphat was a good king (he lives longer, 25 years) (bad kings live very short) but he still failed to bring down the ‘high places’ of worship. A worship suitable for his people, not what God desired or required.
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So do you spend time with God every day? Do you thank Him, praise Him, worship Him, sing to Him, read HIS Word, listen to HIS Word, meditate on HIS Word, tithe, give Him gifts and offerings?? You don’t have to spend all day with HIM to do these things…you can take a minute here…a minute there…intercede in a scripture for an entire week and see that what does he have to say about you…see what wonderful things HE begins to tell you and share with you.
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During the reign of Israel, the Nation, the 12 tribes had NO ONE King. GOD WAS THEIR KING!!
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Waaaaayyyyyy again in Deuteronomy 17:14-17 we read: “When you enter the land that the Lord your God is giving you, to possess it and to dwell in it, and you say: “Let us set over us a king like all the Nations around us, “be sure to set over you a king whom the Lord your God will choose. He must be from among the other Israelites. Do not set over you a foreigner, who is not an Israelite. The king, for rather, he must not buy a large number of horses for himself or cause the people to return to Egypt to get more of them, for God has said to you, “You shall not return to that way.” he must take many wives, or his heart will perish. He must not accumulate large quantities of silver and gold.”
Whenever God commanded HIS CHOSEN People not to be like the other nations around them…..they had already started “digging” to have a MAN KING. And did you notice WHY??? Alas so they can “be like the other nations around them!!!” Ummmm……not much has changed today….how often do we compare ourselves to friends, family, famous people and watch all the news reports about the “royal baby!!” I remember when Kate and William got married and how many young women asked for her wedding dress!! Can you imagine how many babies will be named after this child because somehow it will make people feel closer or more like royalty? I don’t think there is anything wrong with looking at this beautiful couple and sharing their joy. However, when we take it to a whole other level of wanting to be them, wanting to have everything they have, etc… we take our focus off of what God wants us to be and WHO HE is. REALLY NO condemnation here….just thinking points to test our hearts and minds and make sure we are focused on the right things.
OK…back to Israel. In Judges 21:25 we read: “Israel had no king, and each one did as he saw fit.”
By God’s wisdom he raised Samuel (remember Hannah could not conceive, she prayed to God, promised to give her child to God, God blessed her with Samuel and she kept her promise when she got Samuel