2 Kings Chapter 25

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2 Kings 25

1 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it round about.

And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.

And on the ninth day of the fourth month the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.

And the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between two walls, which is by the king’s garden: (now the Chaldees were against the city round about:) and the king went the way toward the plain.

And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him.

So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah; and they gave judgment upon him.

And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.

And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which is the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem:

And he burnt the house of the Lord, and the king’s house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man’s house burnt he with fire.

10 And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about.

11 Now the rest of the people that were left in the city, and the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carry away.

12 But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.

13 And the pillars of brass that were in the house of the Lord, and the bases, and the brasen sea that was in the house of the Lord, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to Babylon.

14 And the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.

15 And the firepans, and the bowls, and such things as were of gold, in gold, and of silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took away.

16 The two pillars, one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the Lord; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

17 The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it was brass: and the height of the chapiter three cubits; and the wreathen work, and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathen work.

18 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:

19 And out of the city he took an officer that was set over the men of war, and five men of them that were in the king’s presence, which were found in the city, and the principal scribe of the host, which mustered the people of the land, and threescore men of the people of the land that were found in the city:

20 And Nebuzaradan captain of the guard took these, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah:

21 And the king of Babylon smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away out of their land.

22 And as for the people that remained in the land of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had left, even over them he made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, ruler.

23 And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, there came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men.

24 And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon; and it shall be well with you.

25 But it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, came, and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah.

26 And all the people, both small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose, and came to Egypt: for they were afraid of the Chaldees.

27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;

28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;

29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

36 thoughts on “2 Kings Chapter 25

  1. 29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.

    30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

    These verses remind me of what God does to and for his people. Just as Jehoiachin was lifted up out of prison and his life was turned around God does that for us and like verse 30 says he had a continual allowance that was given to him; I feel like we have that in God continual blessings that God gives us everyday of our lifes for the rest of our lives. Thank God for his blessings!!

  2. You get what you ask for

    The tower of babel everyone worshipped the same things. One world religion. Israel forsook God and erected pagan shrines to other gods and so eventually God said “ok, I give you up to the pagan king.

    We can’t play with sin. We can’t play with Babylon and expect to get away with it. The Lord will allow us to go into captivity.

  3. 12 But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.

    Several time Christ refer to Himself as the vine and us the branches, others He refer to the church as the bride and Him as the Husbandman. The poor was left behind to be the vinedressers and husbandmen. To care, prune, and pick the grapes of the vine; and to prepare and cultivate the land so it will give fruit. That is what we are, we are vinedressers and husbandmen of this city. We must tend to what Christ has left for us to tend to. This city is full of branches that need tending, and harvest that need picking and land that needs cultivation. Lets take the charge given to us, lets to our very best so not one fruit will spoil in the waiting.

  4. The caption for verses 27-30 in the NLT reads “Hope for Israel’s Royal Line”. The Babylonian king spoke kindly to Jehoiachin and gave him a higher place than all the other exiled kings in Babylon. He supplied Jehoiachin with new clothes, allowed him to dine in the king’s presence, and gave him a regular food allowance as long as he lived. The Lord is our hope and he is always there to supply our needs. I was talking to another Sis. about this yesterday. I can’t imagine my life without Christ. But there are so many who do not have that hope, who do not know him, who do not have that assurance and joy of knowing who Jesus is. We need to extend that hand of kindness and supply this city with what they need in order to get to know him.

  5. A PRISONER IN THE PRESENCE OF A KING

    27 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;
    28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;
    29 And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life.
    30 And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.

    I am curious and intrigued by the actions of King of Babylon, why he would bring a prisoner out of bondage, not to be a servant, but to be a friend. He was kind to him, he changed his garment, he ate with him daily, and he blessed him daily. Did Jehoiachin deserve special treatment? Was he unjustly in prison? Was he wrongly accused? Was he a good king in Judah? Did he praise his way out of prison? I am not sure of any of the facts, except for the fact we had recorded in the word of GOD.

    8 Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. 9 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, according to all that his father had done. 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.

    Jehoiachin did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD. Why was he delivered from the prison of Babylon?

    I believe it was his HERITAGE. JUDAH! Praise will always set you free. Something must have shifted in Jehoiachin while he was bound, he must have found his PRAISE!

    He received kindness – Psalm 117:2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.

    He changed his garment – Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;

    He fed him daily – Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.

    He Blessed him daily – Isaiah 52:3 For thus saith the Lord, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.

    This sounds like me! Undeserving, unworthy; but because of PRAISE he has set me FREE and changed my garment, and given me food to eat and BLESSED me DAILY!

    The saving GRACE of our GOD!

    (whew) I feel like preaching this morning! Somebody shout YES! Somebody say AMEN!

  6. 24 And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon; and it shall be well with you.

    Babylon is a type of the world. We see in this scripture a deceptive spirit that the if you go the way of the world that things will be well with you. However, we as the church of the living God cannot be like Jeruselem in this chapter, a broken down city. We must know the path that we take and ensure that we are following truth and sure up the foundation of our relationship with the Lord, so that we do not fall prey to this deceptive attitude that we can pick up the things that are part of babylon (world) and still be saved.

    Matthew 6:24
    No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

  7. vs 4 The men of war fled by night. They left the people at the mercy of the enemy. We must not be guilty of fleeing before the enemy and leaving others to be t the mercy of Satan. We must be warriors for God, pray and fight for the salvation of others.

  8. This chapter illustrates mark. God stated what would happen if they did not obey, which they digressed further away from the Lord until it came to pass. God’s Word does not lie, we can read what our fate is if we do not obey, for there is a mark where the Lord will say enough. This is why we must seek the Lord; we must read and heed the Word, for one never knows where the mark is. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  9. While there are nuggets of information in this chapter the verse that really caught my attention was the last verse. I recently watched a few episodes of the Andy Griffith show. One particular episode concerned a new kid in town that was considered a “spoiled brat”. This new character (I cannot recall his name; so we will go with Clyde) set out to “corrupt” Opie; to convert Opie to his way of viewing and dealing with parents and the world. Opie was cleaning the garage; a chore assigned by his father. Clyde came riding up on his new bicycle and wanted Opie to come play. Of course he would not leave his chores.

    Opie explained he wanted his full allowance; a whole $.25. If he did not complete his chores he would not receive the full reward. Clyde informed him by holding his breath, crying without ceasing or throwing himself on the floor screaming and kicking he could get whatever he wanted without having to work for it. Opie tried these new learned tools; they did not work.

    The episode ended with Clyde’s father finally realizing how spoiled he was and was going to resolve the issue. Andy proposed the use of the “wood-shed” out back of the police station; the father accepted the invitation. I believe he applied the board of knowledge to Clyde’s seat of understanding.

    The most relevant line in the episode was from Andy: “If we don’t teach children to live in society today what’s going to happen to them when they grow up?” What happened in Aurora CO is the answer.

  10. Leadership

    18 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:

    19 And out of the city he took an officer that was set over the men of war, and five men of them that were in the king’s presence, which were found in the city, and the principal scribe of the host, which mustered the people of the land, and threescore men of the people of the land that were found in the city:

    20 And Nebuzaradan captain of the guard took these, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah:

    21 And the king of Babylon smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away out of their land.

    When the takeover happened, particular leaders were sought out and destroyed. We’ve heard it taught, the higher you go, the bigger the target you are. Yes this applies to “friendly fire” but it also speaks of how the attack of the enemy comes. The higher you go, the more you bear (from within and without.) It should be a sobering reminder of the cost of leadership as well as a reminder to us of the great necessity of praying for our leadership and purposing to be a blessing to them.

  11. ILove to eat lunch with Jesus

    (Article from internet)

    Name: Nabû-kudurri-uşur in Akkadian (means ‘Nabû protect my child’) or Nebuchadnezzar
    Important Dates: r. 605-562 B.C.
    Occupation: Monarch
    Claim to Fame: Destroyed the temple of Solomon and started the Babylonian Captivity of the Jews.

    King Nebuchadnezzar II was the son of Nabopolassar (Belesys, to Hellenistic writers), who came from the Marduk-worshiping Kaldu tribes living in the extreme southern part of Babylonia. Nabopolassar started the Chaldean period (626-539 B.C.) by restoring Babylonian independence, following the fall of the Assyrian Empire in 605. Nebuchadnezzar was the most famous and important king of the Second Babylonian (or Neo-Babylonian or Chaldean) Empire, which fell to the Persian great king Cyrus the Great in 539 B.C.

    Accomplishments of Nebuchadnezzar II

    Nebuchadnezzar restored old religious monuments and improved canals, as other Babylonian kings had done. He was the first Babylonian king to rule Egypt, and controlled an empire that extended to Lydia, but his best known accomplishment was his palace — a place used for administrative, religious, ceremonial, as well as residential purposes — especially the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.

    “Babylon, too, lies in a plain; and the circuit of its wall is three hundred and eighty-five stadia. The thickness of its wall is thirty-two feet; the height thereof between the towers is fifty cubits;9 that of the towers is sixty cubits; and the passage on top of the wall is such that four-horse chariots can easily pass one another; and it is on this account that this and the hanging garden are called one of the Seven Wonders of the World. ”
    Strabo Geography Book XVI, Chapter 1
    “‘There were in it also several artificial rocks, that had the resemblance of mountains; with nurseries of all sorts of plants, and a kind of hanging garden suspended in the air by a most admirable contrivance. This was to gratify his wife, who, being brought op in Media, among the hills, and in the fresh air, found relief from such a prospect.’

    Thus writes Berosus [c. 280 B.C.] respecting the king….”
    Josephus In Answer to Appion Book II

    Building Projects

    The Hanging Gardens were on a terrace supported by brick arches. Nebuchadnezzar’s building projects included surrounding his capital city with a double wall 10-miles long with an elaborate entry called the Ishtar Gate.

    “3] On the top, along the edges of the wall, they built houses of a single room, facing each other, with space enough between to drive a four-horse chariot. There are a hundred gates in the circuit of the wall, all of bronze, with posts and lintels of the same.”
    Herodotus The Histories Book I.179.3
    “These walls are the city’s outer armor; within them there is another encircling wall, nearly as strong as the other, but narrower.”
    Herodotus The Histories Book I.181.1

    He also built a port on the Persian Gulf.
    Conquests

    Nebuchadnezzar defeated the Egyptian Pharaoh Necho at Carchemish in 605. In 597, he captured Jerusalem, deposed King Jehoiakim, and put Zedekiah on the throne, instead. [See Clay Bulla Documents Biblical Hebrew King.] Many leading Hebrew families were exiled at this time.

    Nebuchadnezzar defeated the Cimmerians and Scythians [see Tribes of the Steppes] and then turned west, again, conquering Western Syria and destroying Jerusalem, including the Temple of Solomon, in 586. He put down a rebellion under Zedekiah, whom he had installed, and exiled more Hebrew fammilies. He took the inhabitants of Jerusalem prisoner and brought them to Babylon, for which reason this period in Biblical history is referred to as the Babylonian captivity.

  12. Even though God used Babylon for judgement of his people, we will find out that God judges Babylon for judging his people.

    Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her. Then the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for Babylon: for the spoilers shall come unto her from the north, saith the Lord. As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth. (Jeremiah 51:47-49 KJV)

  13. v14 And the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.
    v 15 And the firepans, and the bowls, and such things as were of gold, in gold and of silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took away.
    v16 The two pillars, one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

    Wow! If you think this world is your friend you’re in for a shock.This world does not love you. It will blind, confuse and steal from you all the blessing of the LORD.

    All of the vessels, gold,silver and brass are to be respected they are not to be played or taken lightly because they belong to the LORD and HE IS HOLY.
    Somethings don’t belong to this world they belong to the children of GOD.
    Our Heavenly Father has given us ( His Body )
    HIS GREAT NAME JESUS! HIS WORD, HIS SPIRIT, AND HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD to use and to minister with.
    As HIS children we have a right to use them and a right to get excited and worked up over TRUTH….ONE WAY TO GOD. .. BAPTIZE IN
    JESUS NAME!
    That’s the start of building the ARK that will save our souls. Keep on building till the end. You will not regret it.

    Thank you Elder Talent …Awesome Word!

  14. In this scripture, you can see God’s favor, mercy, and hope. He not only pulled the king out of prison but he sat him in higher thrones than other kings. He gave him a new garmet with continual bread…..”Garmet & Continual What?”…That spells Jesus all over it!

    Bread of Life……Word made flesh…..Praise God!
    “Be Church”…iwork..igive…ipray…ireap

  15. The word said that famine prevailed in the city and not in the land. If all people are going to do is fight then they can not take care of the essentials of life,like grow crops and make sure they have adequate food and water supplies. Surely there is a spiritual application to this. We must live peacefully amongst all men and pray for our enemies and not prey upon our enemies.

  16. This world is not my home I’m just passing thru my treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue the angels beckon me to heaven’s open doors and I can’t feel at home in this world anymore.

    The day we comforable in this world is the day that we are spiritually backslid. We need to do a check up from the neck up when this happens.

  17. 7. And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.

    It’s important to remember that God’s Word never contradicts itself!

    Jeremiah 32:5 says that Zedekiah would be taken to Babylon, but Ezekiel 12:13 says that he would not see Babylon…sounds like a contradiction at first, but when you “study and rightly divide” the Word, it shows that he was taken there, but his eyes had been put out and he could not see it.

    Jeremiah 32:5
    And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon,
    and there shall he be until I visit him, saith the LORD: though ye fight with the Chaldeans, ye shall not prosper.

    Ezekiel 12:13
    My net also will I spread upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare: and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans;
    yet shall he not see it,
    though he shall die there.

    2Timothy 2:15
    Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    Lord, help me not be deceived by those who would take Your Word out of context and wrongly divide the Word to fit their beliefs!

  18. This chapter illustrates John 10:10

    The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

    Steal:
    13 And the pillars of brass that were in the house of the Lord, and the bases, and the brasen sea that was in the house of the Lord, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to Babylon.

    14 And the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.

    15 And the firepans, and the bowls, and such things as were of gold, in gold, and of silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took away.

    Kill:
    7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.

    Destroy:
    9 And he burnt the house of the Lord, and the king’s house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man’s house burnt he with fire.

    10 And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about.

  19. 28 And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon;

    Many things can be said about saying a kind word. Positive comments are great when it comes to Costumer Service. I can say this from experence. A kind word will turn away anger.

  20. The glory and splendor of Jerusalem and the Temple that Solomon built is completely destroyed. The Kings-the leaders of God’s people – led them into disobedience which in turn became gross wickedness. They sacrificed their children! Prophet after prophet would try to warn them but finally God sends judgement that has utterly destoyed any sign of the former beauty & splendor of this city. The people worshipped the gods of the nations around them. When we become like the world around us-and worship or highly esteem the things they do such as entertainment we will suffer the same judgement reserved for the ungodly. I Peter 4:18 says if the righteous scarcely are saved, where shall the wicked & ungodly appear? Judgement must begin in the house of the Lord and we must shun all appearance of evil to stand in that last day.

  21. 7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Babylon.

    Don’t allow the enemy to kill your dreams, spiritual children, or your future right before your eyes. Only to later bind you with fetters and carry you back to the world.

  22. 2 Kings ends with the evil Kings of Judah getting what their sin has bought them.

    Around this time though a man named Daniel chose to stand up for what is right in the court of Nebuchadnezzar, and refused to give in to Babylon.

    Daniel did not let himself be overcome with Babylon, but instead, through God, he overcame Babylon.

  23. And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah. And on the ninth day of the fourth month the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land. And the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between two walls, which is by the king’s garden: (now the Chaldees were against the city round about:) and the king went the way toward the plain.

    The word of God is meant to be our daily bread but sometimes when we face opposition we develop a spiritual famine. Its when we are lacking in our spiritual bread that the body (church) is easily divided. We need to protect ourselves from a spiritual famine and build unity amongst ourselves.

  24. And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evil–merodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison; And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon; And changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life. And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life. (2 Kings 25:27-30 KJV)

    That’s mercy and compassion.

  25. Through God all things are possible, he moved the King of Babylon, his evil ways were not of a godly man. The Lord knows what’s in the heart, be careful little eyes what you see, be careful of what you hear.

    We can’t change the world’s wicked ways but we can definitely praise and worship the one and only God all mighty, He can change it all around no matter the circumstance. There is no god like or god. No carnal King can replace you Lord.

  26. Get Off Life Support

    After the assasination of Gedaliah by Ishmael (interesting choice of name), the people of Judah are thrown into even greater chaos. Fearing retribution by Babylon, they seek refuge in Egypt vs26 & Jer 42:17. In other words they feared Gods judgment so much that they ran to the ‘worldly king’ for protection, as if it would save them. Meanwhile, Jehoiachin, the exiled king of Judah as prophesied, remains in prison until the crowning of a new Babylonian king. At 55 years old, with only a 3 month reign under his belt- from when he was 18 Jehoiachin is apparently no longer a threat in the eyes of Babylonian society. Along with several other captive kings he is set free-possibly because they were no longer considered a threat either. For the rest of his days, Jehoiachin enjoys a position of prominence in the royal court, where he eats his meals comfortably with the king. I find this interesting, he did nothing to deserve the right of eating with the king, he was simply a conquered king, and now a palace pet. He is recieving the prominence of a royal existence, yet has no power, no rights to his people. I could equivilize this life style to living off a respirator..a vegtable- enjoying the high life while his kingdom is looted to shambles. Of course their is nothing he can do about God’s judgment, but he could call upon the Lord for guidance, attempt to turn his nation to repentace to the Lord. Instead vs 30 the Babylonian king gave Jehoiachin an allowance daily for as long as he lived….he didnt have to work. he was put on life support, a very attractive way of life- hence being dependant on the worldy Babylonian king and his influencial life style. God’s children have turned from dependency on Egypt ‘world’ for protection …then their conquered king is dependant on clothes, food, and money…squaring away the cares of life.

    John 12:25He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal

    2 Cor 6:7Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

  27. 24 And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon; and it shall be well with you.

    8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

  28. Famine ruled and the King fled

    We sing a song called Reign in Me, where Jesus reigns there will always be water no drought or famine can prevail! He is the living water and everlasting life!

  29. We cannot become comfortable or content with where we are in our walk with God. We have I keep moving forward. We cannot become one with the world because the bible says that we are in this but not of the world! If we ever realize that we’ve become complacent with where we are we need to drop to our knees and pray.

  30. Where are the warriors?

    4 And the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between two walls, which is by the king’s garden: (now the Chaldees were against the city round about:) and the king went the way toward the plain.

    God is looking for those who are ready to stand up for what is right. A true warrior doesn’t run from a fight, but stands and faces whatever the opposition is. Let’s gird ourselves and arm ourselves with the word so that we may be able to stand against everything the devil throws our way.

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