At the height of his power, Nebuchadnezzar has a dream that disturbs him. Daniel interrupts his dream and declares its meaning to Nebuchadnezzar with a prophetic rebuke to repent of his sin and his ways. Nebuchadnezzar's repentance was only temporary. A year later, Nebuchadnezzar was in his palace and when high lifted up prideful words begin to leave his mouth, judgment falls on Nebuchadnezzar just as the dream predicted.
Years after the destruction of Jerusalem, the prophet Ezekiel continued to receive prophetic revelations of the restoration of Israel as well as the end of the age. In this episode, we cover the perspective of Daniel studying and understanding and praying the prophecies of Isreal's restoration from Ezekiel and Jeremiah.
Ezekiel 37, 43-47
Delayed until the Destruction of Jerusalem, we celebrate Message to King's five year anniversary with this episode. Filled with thoughts on God and History, we casually discuss five years of podcasting.
Taking a break from our normal episode, we cover a Bible study looking at the word 'king' from the Book of Proverbs. These verses can be classified into four categories: the heart of the king, security, justice and other. In this episode, we turn these verses into a personal devotion.
Foundation of the Throne - Psalms 89:14
4 Categories of the word 'King' from the Book of Proverbs
The King's Heart - Proverbs 14:35, 16:13, 16:15, 21:1, 22:11, 22:29, 25:2, 14:28, 25:3,
The King's Security - Proverbs 16:12, 20:28, 25:5, 29:4, 29:14
The King's Justice - Proverbs 16:14, 19:12, 20:2, 20:8, 20:26, 8:15
Other - Proverbs 30:22, 30:27, 30:28, 30:31, 31:3, 31:4, 24:21, 25:6
After the destruction of Jerusalem, an Israelite named Gedaliah was named the Babylonian Governor over Judah. He represented a hope for Israel, but his assassination cut his life short. In this episode, we cover his brief governorship and the escape to Egypt of the survivors in Judah.
Lingering in the pit of desolation, the Prophet Jeremiah compiles a list of five mournful poems titling them Lamentations. In addition, a prophet named Obadiah received a vision regarding Edom.
The Book of Lamentations
The Book of Obadiah
According to all accounts, the people of Jerusalem fought with great alacrity and zeal. Despite Jeremiah's prophecies and his preaching from the courtyard of the guard, the people failed to repent even to their very end. Pulling from Biblical, historical and Jewish traditional accounts, we cover the siege and the destruction of Jerusalem in this episode.
2 Kings 25
2 Chronicles 36
The Book of Joel spans the many ages of man, from the current podcast time period to the New Testament Age to the End of the Age. In this episode, we cover the Book of Joel and the broad span of time frames covered in the short book of Joel.
The Book of Joel
After eight years of servitude to the King of Babylon, King Zedekiah revolted from the Babylonians despite the word of the Lord from the prophets. Throughout the siege, Jeremiah continued to prophesy the destruction of the city. In this episode, we cover the siege of Jerusalem and Jeremiah's courtyard prophecies and his near-death experience in the cistern.
Jeremiah 32, 37, 38
After Nebuchadnezzar trashes and loots Jerusalem, Jeremiah sees the future of his city in visions and prophecies. The prophecies are directed at the nations of the earth and the new wicked King of Judah Zedekiah. Zedekiah, a young fool, refuses to listen to Jeremiah and is constantly pulled astray by his wicked advisors and friends.
Jeremiah 24, 27 - 29