2 Kings Chapter 24

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2 Kings 24

1 In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him.

And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servants the prophets.

Surely at the commandment of the Lord came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did;

And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the Lord would not pardon.

Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land: for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt.

Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother’s name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.

And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father had done.

10 At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.

11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.

12 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.

13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king’s house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Lord, as the Lord had said.

14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.

15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king’s mother, and the king’s wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.

16 And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.

17 And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father’s brother king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.

18 Zedekiah was twenty and one years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

19 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.

20 For through the anger of the Lord it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

21 thoughts on “2 Kings Chapter 24

  1. v20 For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cash them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon .

    It’s been said,” that the definition of hell is living out the Presence of the LORD.”
    Psalams 51:10-12.
    Creat in me a clean heart, O GOD; and renew a right spirit within me.
    Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
    Restore unto me the joys of thy salvation: and uphold me with thy free spirit.

    GOD is detailed and very specific.HE means what HE says. GOD was sick of their sinning.
    We must never drop our defense against the devil.
    GOD called us out of this world. We must guard our hearts. It’s what’s inside of us that makes us rise and fall.
    LORD we Honor and Worship YOU.
    iPray
    iHumble
    iRepent
    iWorship

  2. THE SERVANTS HEART

    1 In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him.

    Being a servant is one of the most vulnerable opportunities that is afforded mankind. Being a servant is also one of the most necessary opportunities afforded mankind.

    A servant will have the greatest opportunity to be offended because of the knowledge, responsibilities and expectations placed on them.

    The Servants heart must always remain humble, submitted and committed. Frequently you must talk yourself out of being offended, hurt or feeling used. A servant is that a “SERVANT”.

    SERVANT – one that serves others: especially: one that performs duties about the person or home of a master or personal employer.

    It is impossible to SERVE GOD without SERVING MAN at some capacity. This is GOD’s Kingdom plan.

    iPray
    iWork
    iGive

  3. ILove to eat breakfast with Jesus

    11 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.

    The writing of Psalms 137

    By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land? If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy. Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof. O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones. (Psalm 137:1-9 KJV)

  4. It is sad that Babylon still the enemy of the sons and daughters of Jerusalem. As long as we keep serving Babylon at a certain level Babylon will continue to take the treasures of Jerusalem. It is time to put God first and foremost in our lives. Draw the line in the ground and when Babylon crosses it, its time to give a VICTORY scream and send them back to the other side of the line because if you let them just one inch they take the territory, and this territory belongs to GOD!!!

  5. The attack of the enemy.

    2Kings 24:12-16

    12 And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.
    13 And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king’s house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Lord, as the Lord had said.
    14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.
    15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king’s mother, and the king’s wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.
    16 And all the men of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand, all that were strong and apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to Babylon.

    Matthew 12:29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods,except he first bind thestrong man? and then he will spoil his house.

    There has been an attack on the strong men of the church. We must realize that the enemy would love it if we would start to fight with each other. A house divided against itself cannot stand! The attack of the enemy has been to turn brother against brother, and sister against sister. When we get this and understand that its not people that fight , but the enemy through those situations, we will defeat the enemy. The reason why the leadership of this church and others around our great nation have been under attack is for this simple reason. GOD is about to do something beyond what we can think. Let us stand together in unity and fight for the souls of our city!

  6. The Babylonian policy for taking captives was different from that of the Assyrians. The Assyrians moved most of the people out and resettled the land with foreigners. Spreading the captives across Assyria prevented uniting, and repopulating Israel with foreign captives made it difficult for the remaining Israelites to unit as well. The Babylonians took only the strong and skilled, leaving only the poor and weak to rule the land. This would enable them to win the loyalty of the poor and weak because it would raise them to positions of authority. The leaders were taken to Babylonian cities where they were permitted to live together, find jobs, and become important part of the society. This policy kept the Jews united and faithful to God throughout the captivity and made it possible for their return in the days of Zerubbabel and Ezra.

  7. God did not leave his people whihout giidance during this period of there history.Jeremiah ministered in Judah. Yet his warings and words from God wewe rejected and the profit was persecuted. His sermons give us clear insight into spiritual and social conditions during Judahs last days

  8. It is time to decide that we are going to live for God. And we are not going to jump fence when something happens that we don’t like. It is time to tighten the belt per say and start doing what God wants us to do. You never know who is watching you and the moves you make could depend on someone getting their life right with God. Lord help me to have a servant’s heart and do what you have me to do.

  9. This chapter illustrates worth. The Lord values worship, praise and loyalty, for surely everyone knows that he (Jesus) made everything including us, which he could take in a moment. Therefore each of us must ask ourselves what is it worth, for if we act as Manasseh did we may lead our future generations to sin and bondage, or we can do what is right and guide them to the Lord. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  10. Sin can take people farther, and deeper than they ever would imagine. For a season Judah experienced the pleasure of sin. It may have seemed that they had gotten away with how they were acting. Yet the Lord never allows for sin to go unpunished.

    Babylon is a type of the world. This story shows us that when we flirt with the things of the world we will eventually be consumed by it.

    Proverbs 23:7
    For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:

    Proverbs 4:23
    Keep thy heart with all diligence;
    for out of it are the issues of life.

    The babylon system infiltrates the heart. Entertainment plays on emotions, and appeals to the desires of the carnal man.

    God tells us the way to avoid this.

    Romans 8:5-6
    For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

    Repelling Babylon is vital to live in the life that God has destined us to.

  11. Jehoiakim rebelled against Nebechadnezzar after 3 years of being kept his vassal. Pride in kingship and national power must have been the catalyst to his rebellion. Consider Heb 13:17 “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves therefore” and that judgment is only around the corner from rebellion, and found in vs 2 the Lord Himself sends raiding bands Chaldeans, Syrians, Moabites, and Ammon ..for the offenses of Manasseh which the Lord would not pardon. Running away from his and our problems/ judments will not solve anything. Only true repentance would have done, God knew that it wasn’t going to happen, thus the prophecy He had been proclaiming all along is now coming to pas here in ch 24 by the envasion and 1st deportation.

  12. This chapter talks about how Jehoiakim became Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon’s puppet. Then Jehoiachin’s uncle, Mattaniah, became his new puppet. I don’t want to be anyone’s puppet. Lord please guide my steps and direct me in the path you want me to take. I surrender my strings to Jesus!

  13. In this scripture, you can see the anger of the Lord, and there are consequences for your sins. Let’s not get carried away….and it doesn’t matter what title you have nor position you hold. God is no respecter of person. So, it rains on the just and the unjust…..just make sure you are in the right forrest or the right ark, and keep her a float. Remember, you couldn’t have built that ark without the forrest “Trees”.

    14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.

    15 And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king’s mother, and the king’s wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon

    So, the storms of life aren’t easy, but it’s the only way you can see if that ark will float, or the right trees were used.

    “Be Church”…..iwork…igive…ipray…ireap…ibelieve…ilove…ishare…ising…

  14. The Lord defiantly has shown us here that he has a place that you can get to that his mercy won’t cover. All these Kings that did evil were teaching there kids to do evil and the pattern continued through the ages. The Lord just pushed the reset button on his people.

  15. 3 Surely at the commandment the Lord came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did;

    4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the Lord would not pardon.

    Innocent lives were effected because of the sins of the kings and the Lord brought judgement upon the people who had caused the devastation by doing evil in his sight.

    Lord help us to not have innocent blood upon our hands that the Lord would not pardon. Help us to birth new babes, travail until Christ is formed in them and they have a relationship with the Lord that will carry them through the storms of life.

  16. And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the Lord would not pardon. (2 Kings 24:4 KJV)

    Our nation has much innocent blood on its hands as well. So many children have died either before birth because the parents choose that “option” or after birth due to abuse, neglect, or torture.

    Adult blood is shed everywhere as well. As crime levels increase more and more people die.

    The most shocking thing to think about might possibly be the amount of innocent blood that is shed due to false doctrine that has been spread. How many people do we know that think they are saved, but they are really headed to hell? These people think of themselves as innocent. Numerous amounts of people who die every day, their blood is shed, crying out to God wondering why we did not speak the truth to them.

    –God help us all to stop the innocent blood shed. Lord forgive us for the blood shed we may have caused. Please forgive us and guide our step to help prevent us and others from shedding more innocent blood.

  17. All that the Lord spoke in judgement for the sins of both Judah & Israel, he brought to pass. This chapter says God did not pardon the shedding of innocent blood. And yet Israel sins and rebels to do evil before the Lord! These people loved the ways of the world & did not have the love of God & it’s sad to read that they had rather sin than turn to him.

  18. 1 In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him.

    We as servants must gaurd and protect of hearts so that we dont do as Jehoiakim did and rebell against the authority God has placed in our life. We must give ourselves to the work of God and remember that its not about us but about the kingdom. If we put God and his work first he will bless the servant and what the servant is doing.

  19. 14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.

    But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. He said, Bring them hither to me. And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. (Matthew 14:16-20 KJV)

    I think of the fragments of people of the land, caught up in the collective carnality of backslidden Israel/Judah and the destructive fallout resulting from her questionable kings. I imagine some amongst these would have wanted to live right if they only knew the way.

    For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant. But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he? (Job 14:7-10 KJV)

    Through man it may seem impossible, but through God we can take this city; collect those fragments; reach this forest…

    Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord. (Ezekiel 37:11-14 KJV)

  20. As children of God we need to guard our hearts so that we won’t fall into temptations and drift away form God. We should all add to our daily prayer that the Lord will give us strength and we stay true to Him.

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