Taking a break from our normal storyline, we discuss the inevitable threat on the horizon to Israel's existence - The Assyrian War Machine. In this episode, we discuss the Assyrian War Machine in a history talk episode.
Co-Host: Joshua Taylor
In this episode, we cover the remainder of the reign of King Joash in Judah and the reign of King Jehoahaz in Northern Israel. King Joash turned against God, while King Jehoahaz only turned to God at the end of his reign leading to a most dramatic deliverance out of the hands of Hazeal of Aram by King Adad-Nirari III of Assyria.
2 Kings 13:1-8
2 Chronicles 24:17-24
In the thirtieth year of King Joash's reign, he commanded Jehoiada to collect the funds required to repair the temple from the years of neglect and corruption at the hands of Athaliah. Jehoiada, in his nearly final act of revival, he asks of the people to pay and volunteer a temple tax to help restore the temple. The people respond with integrity and wholehearted unity displaying great revival in their hearts and revealing a spiritual truth.
2 Kings 12
2 Chronicles 24:1-16
After six years in hiding in a closet of the Temple of Jerusalem, Jehoida stages a well-orchestrated coup and restores the line of David. In this episode, we cover the unveiling of the rightful king, his restoration and the incredible symbolism at play.
2 Kings 11
2 Chronicles 23
In this episode, we discuss the famous Black Obelisk of Shalmanesor III in the London Museum. Comparing the contents of the Black Obelisk to Biblical History and what we know about Shalmanesor III, we discuss the historic accuracy of the Black Obelisk and Shalmanesor III.
When Athaliah learns of the death of her son, the king of Judah, the death of her family line in Israel and the gruesome loss of her mother, she loses it. In a delirious panic, she commands the death of the line of David and she seizes the throne of Judah. But, God always knows the plight of his people, he keeps his promise and protects his gifts.
2 Kings 11:1-3
In line with the change in the spirit, Jehu is anointing king of Israel. In one of the bloodiest accounts in the entire Bible, he kills the king of Israel, the king of Judah, the queen mother, all of the royal princes of Israel and sets a deadly trap for all of the priests of baal. Further, we cover the death of Jezebel and her lasting Biblical and historical legacy.
2 Kings 8:25 - 2 Kings 10
Continuing our two-part Christmas word study on the the Peace of God and the Joy of the Lord, this week we cover the Joy of the Lord. In this episode, we cover the statement by the Angel of the Lord to the shepherds outside Bethlehem, "I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people" and the concept of the Joy of the Lord.
As we head into the Christmas Season, we are going to take a break from the normal and do a two part special looking at two things mentioned by the angels outside of Bethlehem. The Peace of God and the Joy of the Lord. In this episode, we cover the cry of the multitude of the heavenly host: "Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"