Saturday, February 1, 2014

Journal Through the Bible: Week 52 Saturday

II Kings chapter 9

The politics continued! And again, Elisha was in the middle of them. A battle ensues on the plot of land that used to be the vineyard of Naboth. After all the dust settled (literally!) Jehu was God's chosen victor!

Does God issue any commands?
  • Through Elisha God told one of the sons of the prophets to run to Ramoth-Gilead and anoint Jehu king over Israel.
  • Through the young prophet God told Jehu to put to death the family of Ahab as the LORD'S vengeance over all the servants of the LORD that Jezebel had put to death. This would end the dynasty of Omri and Ahab.

Does God make any promises?
  • God promised the violent death of Jezebel. She would have no grave or mourners.
  • The promise that God had made to Ahab concerning death and destruction in the vineyard of Naboth came to pass when his son, Joram, was slain there.
  • The promise that God had made concerning the death of Jezebel came to pass when eunuchs threw her out the window and she was trampled under the feet of the horses.

Does this chapter teach anything about Jesus?

  • As the arm of God fighting against His enemies, Jehu showed the zeal of the Lord much like Jesus did on numerous occasions.

Does this chapter teach anything about yet-future events?

  • As Jehu cleansed the government of God's people with a strong arm thus fulfilling scripture so shall Jesus come as a warrior to cleanse the world's government and fulfill scripture.

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