2 Chronicles Chapter 28 – Chronological

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2 Chronicles 28

Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did not that which was right in the sight of the Lord, like David his father:

For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for Baalim.

Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel.

He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

Wherefore the Lord his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter.

For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah an hundred and twenty thousand in one day, which were all valiant men; because they had forsaken the Lord God of their fathers.

And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, slew Maaseiah the king’s son, and Azrikam the governor of the house, and Elkanah that was next to the king.

And the children of Israel carried away captive of their brethren two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and took also away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria.

But a prophet of the Lord was there, whose name was Oded: and he went out before the host that came to Samaria, and said unto them, Behold, because the Lord God of your fathers was wroth with Judah, he hath delivered them into your hand, and ye have slain them in a rage that reacheth up unto heaven.

10 And now ye purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto you: but are there not with you, even with you, sins against the Lord your God?

11 Now hear me therefore, and deliver the captives again, which ye have taken captive of your brethren: for the fierce wrath of the Lord is upon you.

12 Then certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai, stood up against them that came from the war,

13 And said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither: for whereas we have offended against the Lord already, ye intend to add more to our sins and to our trespass: for our trespass is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.

14 So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the congregation.

15 And the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all that were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brethren: then they returned to Samaria.

16 At that time did king Ahaz send unto the kings of Assyria to help him.

17 For again the Edomites had come and smitten Judah, and carried away captives.

18 The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, and had taken Bethshemesh, and Ajalon, and Gederoth, and Shocho with the villages thereof, and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof: and they dwelt there.

19 For the Lord brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel; for he made Judah naked, and transgressed sore against the Lord.

20 And Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria came unto him, and distressed him, but strengthened him not.

21 For Ahaz took away a portion out of the house of the Lord, and out of the house of the king, and of the princes, and gave it unto the king of Assyria: but he helped him not.

22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the Lord: this is that king Ahaz.

23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.

24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of the Lord, and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.

25 And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn incense unto other gods, and provoked to anger the Lord God of his fathers.

26 Now the rest of his acts and of all his ways, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.

27 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem: but they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.

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  1. 22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the Lord: this is that king Ahaz.

    23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.

    24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of the Lord, and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.

    25 And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn incense unto other gods, and provoked to anger the Lord God of his fathers.

    With the justification of offering sacrifices to other gods, brought the wrath of God because Ahaz chose the other gods to serve. He even when to make a statement that these other gods would help him, but there was no help. It brought the wrath of a jealous God and the punishment of turning away from the God of his fathers. When you try to justify the exact circumstances that you feel pressured to do, then there will always be a price to pay. Eventually it will be your life that will be the cost of such foolishness.

    We have to remember that God gave commandments to live by and the one that fits here is simple. You should not have any other gods before me. God loves his creation and will rather destroy them than to allow them to serve other idols and gods. People today have to choose whom they will serve. We have either serve the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords or we will serve the wickedness. Remember there will be consequences to pay either way. I choose Jesus and the world can not save me. Let’s have revival and push for the kingdom of God.

  2. 21 For Ahaz took away a portion out of the house of the Lord, and out of the house of the king, and of the princes, and gave it unto the king of Assyria: but he helped him not.

    He hired the Assyrians with gold from the temple and the king’s house, But the Bible said he help, him not. It’s easy to invest with other people’s time and treasure. It’s easy because if you lose it doesn’t matter it costs you nothing, but it still is consequences to your actions.

    A.L.M.A.S.

  3. Verse 19 AMP “For the Lord humbled Judah because of Ahaz king of Israel, for Ahaz had allowed unrestrained and undisciplined behavior in Judah and had been very unfaithful to the Lord.” Same verse MSG “But God was punishing Judah with these disasters, because Ahaz had disobeyed him and refused to stop Judah from sinning.” One must be careful of what you encourage and promote because this is exactly what you are doing, when you see unrestrained and undisciplined behavior; yet you don’t say anything to stop it. It is like Rev. Lucas said last night about some preachers not wanting to hurt anyone or offend them because they love them. But if you really love them….you will speak up and try to direct them down the right path. LIVE-GIVE JESUS²

  4. Ahaz had all kind of troubles coming from every side because he wouldn’t follow God’s way. Because of his comfort and selfish ways they became slaves. Sin is a horrible thing and Ahaz just couldn’t accept God’s Grace and repent. I don’t like holding resentments or sin. I also know that it had to be difficulty follow David’s doing. It’s lord ke oh no he don’t even look like David, act like David, or pray like David!!! Being compared is the worst feeling in the world. I understand and still does not excuse his sinful actions. I pray we as parent stop comparing our children and also don’t expect the member that is taking over to be just like the old one that left. Love them the same, expect the best, and hold them accountable. GOD’s WAY IS THE ONLY WAY!!!

  5. “Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. He didn’t live right in the eyes of God; he wasn’t at all like his ancestor David. Instead he followed in the track of Israel in the north, even casting metal figurines for worshiping the pagan Baal gods. He participated in the outlawed burning of incense in the Valley of Ben Hinnom and—incredibly!—indulged in the outrageous practice of “passing his sons through the fire,” a truly abominable thing he picked up from the pagans God had earlier thrown out of the country. He also joined in the activities of the neighborhood sex-and-religion shrines that flourished all over the place. The rest of Ahaz’s infamous life, all that he did from start to finish, is written in the Royal Annals of the Kings of Judah and Israel. When Ahaz died, they buried him in Jerusalem, but he was not honored with a burial in the cemetery of the kings. His son Hezekiah”
    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭28:1-4, 26-27‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    This is an example no to follow. A king that followed pagan gods rather than following the God that answers by fire. This man a king of Gods chosen people wasn’t even honored after his death and it’s because of what he worshipped. It’s because of the things he allowed to rule in his life, it’s because of the music he listen to, it’s because of the things he followed on social media, it’s because he did things that he knew were wrong…

    We have a king inside of us and we know what that King expects of us. He expects us to follow his word and live in obedience. He expects us to tell someone the truth in why the Bible tells us what is sin. He expects us to reach those that are lost. “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”
    ‭‭James‬ ‭4:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    I don’t wanna be a king Ahaz I wanna be like a King Jesus.

  6. 23. For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.

    24. And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of the Lord, and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.

    25. And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn incense unto other gods, and provoked to anger the Lord God of his fathers.

    Once you begin to justify putting other things before God, it’s a slippery slope and you’ll end up doing things no one ever thought you’d do.

  7. 2 Chronicles 28:10-11 And now ye purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto you, but are there not with you, even with you, sins against the Lord your God?
    11) Now hear me therefore, and deliver the captives again, which ye have taken captive of your brethren, for the fierce wrath of the Lord is upon you.
    Ahaz was a wicked young king, who set himself against the policies of his forefathers.
    Ahaz had trouble all the time, because he wouldn’t do what God said.
    Our sin will find us out!
    For I will repent for my sins, and pick my cross and follow Jesus!
    Nothing can save you , But Jesus!!!!

  8. 23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.

    24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of the Lord, and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.

    25 And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn incense unto other gods, and provoked to anger the Lord God of his fathers.

    Idols will always fail because God have commanded not to worship any idols and will cause you fail in all things in life. It’s better to be obedient to his word because only God can fulfill your needs. It’s better to repent of the wicked ways and walk In the light with Jesus.

  9. 27 and Ajax sleep with his fathers and they buried him in the city, entren in Jerusalem but they brought not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel and Hezekiah his son resigned in his instead.

    Bad king, bad times, much struggle, but a new day is coming
    A new king is about to reign….
    Even when things go wrong
    Even when bad leaders are in charged
    I must keep walking
    I must keep believing
    I must keep doing right in the midst of trouble…
    I must stand on the word of God.
    Hallelujah

  10. “Even during this time of trouble, King Ahaz continued to reject the Lord.”
    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭28:22‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    How much more can a man ignore The Lord.

    We have to come to a point where we realize that what we’re doing is wrong. The Lord isn’t backing it up, God isn’t on your team. Your so lost that that you don’t even realize the mercies of God.

    Please friends and family. Don’t be so stubborn and neglect the grace of God. Don’t you see that God is powerful. And hell is REAL. Make yourself right with God repent of your sins.

  11. “King Ahaz didn’t learn his lesson—at the very time that everyone was turning against him, he continued to be against God! He offered sacrifices to the gods of Damascus. He had just been defeated by Damascus; he thought, “If I worship the gods who helped Damascus, those gods just might help me, too.” But things only went from bad to worse: first Ahaz in ruins and then the country. He cleaned out The Temple of God of everything”…oh my the ruin kept going and going! He ended up dead and buried with bad people. Your sin will find you out and God will always prevail. So many people’s blood on this fallen kings hands!!

  12. Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel.

    Everyone serves a god, or they serve the God
    Weather people admit it or not they are either serving themselves or another God if they are not serving the one true living One that made us. It has didn’t fail to serve a deity because right here it describes that he offered up his children as sacrifices and he served those guys in whatever capacity he should have served the God of Israel. Is issue wasn’t in desire to serve just himself or deny any diety in his life but rather he was evil and he served the god that matched his priorities. That’s how people are going to be, either they will understanding and accept God almighty and lean on to his ways or they will find whatever if it’s their narrative and follow that

  13. 2Chronicles 28
    1 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did not that which was right in the sight of the Lord, like David his father:

    2 For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for Baalim.

    3 Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel.

    How horrible! Yet I look at backslidden people who have no regard of what they are truly doing to their own families. How and why do these things go occur?
    We must pray for our selves our family and nation. Sin is rampant and people are sacrificing their own children by the way they are choosing to live.

    This king was 20 years old with no regard to the true living God . The worship of brazen altars. I read which I wish I had not how these sacrifices were done.
    Yet I look around snd see the path families are leading their children. We must truly reach somehow into this world of sin ….we can never do enough . Every time I hear of individuals participating in the vices of this world and neglecting their children which is happening every where because of idols in their parents life my heart is grieved . There is never enough hours in a day nor enough people to help . We trying myst do our part to pull them out of the fire and it is going to take time and unity . Too many people are sacrificing their own children for pleasures in this world. God help us to work more for your kingdom. In Jesus name .

  14. 22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the Lord: this is that king Ahaz
    23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.

    Instead of repenting and turning to God , Ahaz did the opposite by continuing to sacrifice to false gods believing they could help him. They couldn’t. There is one God and his name is Jesus.

  15. 25 And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn incense unto other gods, and provoked to anger the Lord God of his fathers.

    We should take lession from this that any time we attribute our success to luck or are diligent action ,we risk serving a flase God. The Lord is the only one and true God.

  16. Bien dice el dicho todo Hecho tiene sus consecuencias si haces bien recibiras bien si haces mal recibiras mal, pero gracias a DIOS por su misericordia

  17. 17-19
    The judgment of the Lord against Ahaz is reported only here in the Old Testament. For combined Edomite Philistine attacks against Judah

  18. 2 Chronicles 28:22, “And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz.”

    Distress- suffering, pain, affliction, heartache, sorrow, grief, trouble, etc…

    Sometimes, when people are in distress, they don’t necessarily draw closer to God, but will fall away from him.
    I’m so Thankful to know who JESUS is. In my times of distress, I call upon JESUS. JESUS is my Comforter, my Counsellor, my Healer, my Peace, my Provider, ect… He’s my EVERYTHING!!

    The question is, “What will you do in the time of your distress?”

  19. LIVE – GIVE JESUS
    MY GREATEST GUARD AGAINST MISCALCULATION

    9 But a prophet of the Lord was there, whose name was Oded: and he went out before the host that came to Samaria, and said unto them, Behold, because the Lord God of your fathers was wroth with Judah, he hath delivered them into your hand, and ye have slain them in a rage that reacheth up unto heaven.

    BUT a Prophet of the LORD was there. Mans well laid plans were met by a Prophet of the LORD. The LORD gives HOPE and opportunity to those that are in error through the ministry of the prophet.

    The Gift of the ministry of the PROPHET is MY GRATEST GUARD AGAINST MISCALCULATION. Hear and Heed the WORDS of the Man of GOD to guard against MISCALCULATION in eternal choices.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iLive
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  20. And said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither: for whereas we have offended against the Lord already, ye intend to add more to our sins and to our trespass: for our trespass is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.

    14 So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the congregation.

    15 And the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all that were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brethren: then they returned to Samaria.

    They could have just sent them away so that the extra transgression would not be on them. Instead they clothed them, put shoes on them, fed them and took them to a safe place. Even in their own issues they still went the extra mile to honor God.

  21. iLove the Kingdom of Jesus2
    1 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did not that which was right in the sight of the Lord, like David his father

    Yall remember the story of Gideon…Well, now comes the rest of the story. Gideon brought the Kingdom great victory. He is the one who separated the men who lapped water from the ones who drank differently. He is the one God used to defeat the enemy with the 300 men. He was mightily used of God. However, Gideon had a weakness and it landed him with 70 sons from many babies momma’s. With that being said, one of these sons killed 69 sons but a man by the name of Jotham escaped. This man would become King Jotham and he would be a righteous king. King Jotham would later have a son and his name would be Ahaz. And we are now reading about all the abominations that this king would need Judah into. Wow

  22. 22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the Lord: this is that king Ahaz.
    23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
    24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of the Lord, and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.

    In the time of his distress he never did look inward at himself or his own actions which is typical of people today. Just like Ahaz, many people will blame God when he judges rather than turn to him. How could Ahaz turn to the gods of his enemies? Because he had no relationship with the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. And when he dies, the people did not even bury this wicked man with his forefathers. When troubles come we must take them to the Lord as well as examine our ourself and seek the root of it or we may have to repeat the test again!

  23. 3 Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel.
    Some religions require you to make burnt offering sacrifices such as people or animals, nowadays what God what’s is to sacrifice for Him is really not as extreme, all He asks of us is to give Him the 10% of everything that we make that already belongs to Him and to stay away from the things of this world that our flesh lists after.

  24. 25 In every town in Judah he built high places to burn sacrifices to other gods and aroused the anger of the Lord, the God of his ancestors. NIV

    2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

    3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:2-3

    In order to hear from Him we have to put Him first, It’s a relationship, if He doesn’t hear from us for while it’s seems like “oh I’m too busy” God is a jealous God, it’s Him above anything else.

  25. “Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did not that which was right in the sight of the LORD, like David his father: for he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for Baalim. Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.”
    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭28:1-3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Reading this passage of scripture reminded me of our current days we’re living. There is so much corruption in this day and age. So many political stance and issues. One of the issues that came to mind was abortion. This to me is the same thing that’s happening in this passage of scripture.

  26. 22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the Lord: this is that king Ahaz.
    23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.

    Never discredit God. Just because the enemy gets one good swing doesn’t mean he has greater power. It simply means God allowed a trial or test to enter your life to see how faithfully we respond. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, trust Him with all your heart. He will lead those who are faithful to victory because we choose to give Him all glory!

  27. 2 Chronicles 28:2,22,25
    [2]Instead, he followed the example of the kings of Israel. He cast metal images for the worship of Baal.
    [22]Even during this time of trouble, King Ahaz continued to reject the lord.
    [25]He made pagan shrines in all the towns of Judah for offering sacrifices to other gods. In this way, he aroused the anger of the lord, the God of his ancestors.

    When you continually sin and worship false idols it makes the Lord angry.

    Exodus 20:3-5
    [3]“You must not have any other god but me.
    [4]“You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea.
    [5]You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me.

  28. AMP – 28 Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned for sixteen years in Jerusalem. He did not do right in the sight of the Lord, as his father (forefather) David had done. 2 Instead he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and even made cast images for the Baals. 3 And he burned incense in the Valley of Ben-hinnom and burned his sons [as an offering], in accordance with the repulsive acts of the [pagan] nations whom the Lord had driven out before the sons (descendants) of Israel. 4 He also sacrificed and burned incense on the high places [of pagan worship], on the hills and under every green tree.

    Ahaz did not allow the influence that his father David had in his life, lead him. Instead he turned to the sinful ways of the of the king of Israel. It is so important who we allow to influence our lives. Surrounding ourselves with people who are holy and righteous, have a heart after God, walk in His ways will assist us in living a Godly life. If we surround ourselves with people who are following the path of the world, it will only lead us to worldliness, and we will be blinded by deception. Ahaz was so blinded by deception he sacrificed his own sons as an offering to idol.

    I’m not willing to sacrifice my children for anything. I must daily cover them in prayer I am reminded of some of the things Sis Smith talked about at the Saturday night prayer before Mother’s Day – we must cover our children from the spirit of Molech: there are things that come into our lives that if we are not careful we will give our children over to that spirit – games that they play, attitudes that are passed down to them from, things they watch, people they hang around – all these things influence there life. We are responsible for them. We must shield them from things that would lead them down the wrong path. Plead the blood of Jesus over their hearts and mind; take them to church, teach them how to worship, how to pray, how to read the word, and hear the impression of the voice of the Lord in their lives; how to be a soul winner, how to a servant in the Kingdom. All these things are taught by example. It’s up to us to walk in the ways of the Lord so that we lead those that come after us.

  29. 22 “Even during this time of trouble, King Ahaz continued to reject the Lord” NLT

    What a sad place to be in. A state of chaos and ignoring the only real solution to your troubles.
    I believe we would like to say “oh, I would never do that”, but how can you say such without living in his situation, living in his perspective of his reality.

    We are each faced with our own troubles, and states of chaos. Through our relationship with Christ during the easy times, will allow you to KNOW who He is in your difficult times.

  30. “Even during this time of trouble, King Ahaz continued to reject the Lord.”
    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭28:22‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    When you reject the lord and disobey his teachings you push yourself further and further and further way to where even when you are in chaos and turmoil you can’t see him and reach him. This is not a place we want to ever get in to where even in our trouble we reject the lord. Rejecting him will only make it worse. We must humble ourselves and ensure daily that we are in arms reach of him so when chaos and turmoil erupts we aren’t rejecting him.

  31. “Even during this time of trouble, King Ahaz continued to reject the Lord.”
    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭28:22‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    There are two different type of people when it comes to trials and distress. Those that run FROM and God and those that run TO God.

    When it comes down to it, what would you choose?

  32. 11Listen to me and return these prisoners you have taken, for they are your own relatives. Watch out, because now the LORD’s fierce anger has been turned against you!”

    Yes, you’ll get angry with relatives that’s normal. But don’t let that anger last for years. Learn to forgive quickly. The quicker you forgive, the faster the healing process begins.

  33. Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. He did not do what was pleasing in the sight of the Lord, as his ancestor David had done. Instead, he followed the example of the kings of Israel. He cast metal images for the worship of Baal. He offered sacrifices in the valley of Ben-Hinnom, even sacrificing his own sons in the fire. In this way, he followed the detestable practices of the pagan nations the Lord had driven from the land ahead of the Israelites. He offered sacrifices and burned incense at the pagan shrines and on the hills and under every green tree.”
    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭28:1-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    This reminds us that the war against the Canaanites in the Book of Joshua – as terrible and complete as it was – it was not a racial war. God’s judgment did not come upon the Canaanites through the armies of Israel because of their race, but because of their sin. If Israel insisted in walking in the same sins, God would bring similar judgment upon them.

  34. 24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of the Lord, and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem.

    Proverbs 14:12
    There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death

    Ahaz had to keep doing things his way even when he seen that his way was not the right way. He kept getting deeper and deeper in trouble with God. God help me to do things the way you want them done and not my way.

  35. 5 Wherefore the Lord his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter.

    You never wanna be on the wrong side! You gotta determine which side your gonna choose! Because there is a correct side.

    Jesus I pray that every step I take and every move I make is forward for your kingdom! We need to establish our own way in the kingdom of God to be productive!

  36. Ahaz was king at 26 years old. He was not like David, he worshipped idols, burnt his children in fire and truly rejected the Lord. Nothing ever comes to good when you turn away from God. The deeper you sin, you may not have a chance to be righteous. You may die and go to hell. I can’t fathom that people would go to such lengths! But we see or hear about it way to often. Love Jesus and follow him with all your heart.
    Thank you Jesus for this day!

  37. “He made pagan shrines in all the towns of Judah for offering sacrifices to other gods. In this way, he aroused the anger of the Lord, the God of his ancestors.”
    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭28:25‬ ‭NLT

    The king caused Israel to sin and made it hard to worship God. The king believed that other gods especially his god has power. He caused everyone to turn away for the Lord.

  38. 1 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did not that which was right in the sight of the Lord, like David his father:
    2 For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for Baalim.
    3 Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel.

    What God has cast out we must must not go back and pick it up.
    David fought and with God’s help cast out the heathen the ones not following God but the next generation went back to the evil ways of the world and brought great sorrow upon Isreal the people. When we go back we not only hurt ourselves but others as well.

  39. Wherefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter.
    2 Chronicles 28:5 KJV

    You can’t expect the favor and blessing of the Lord when you depart from him. Not only did Ahaz depart but also caused Israel to sin. We need to watch our actions and who we are influencing.

  40. 4 He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

    5 Wherefore the Lord his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter.

    When we choose do our own thing and not follow God, he will make every attempt to turn you around but if we continue to ignore his commandments and guidance … he will turn away from us and the full judgment of a choices will come upon us.

  41. 4 He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills, and under every green tree.

    Sometimes we must put aside things in our life to keep our eyes on God. Many things are not of Him but worldly. Put aside those things and let Him have His way! I pray tonight that you put aside your fleshes wants and focus on the God needs if that makes sense lol.

  42. “Even during this time of trouble, King Ahaz continued to reject the Lord.”
    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭28:22‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    It’s sad to see our family or our friends lose sight or their way with God just because they are going through something they don’t understand why. See we must stay strong and have faith in God, because all that the Lord has us go through he knows we’re strong enough for it and there is always a purpose for it. During our hard times we need to give the Lord even more praise and thanks because he will make you stronger through it all. God will never let you fail a battle with the enemy. I pray tonight that we go and teach the word of God and if we see those hurting go show them to have faith in the Lord for he can save them and bring them peace.

  43. 22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the Lord: this is that king Ahaz.
    23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.

    We must pay attention. Sin when it is finished brings death; and when we sin, we snowball further into sin, if we don’t repent. We must stay humble and repent and stay ready to reach for souls for His Kingdom.

  44. Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. Unlike David his father, he did not do what was right in the eyes of the Lord.

    It would be foolish for us as parents to believe the little people that we are raising to become mighty warriors will never make a mistake. That they will do everything that we have molded before them and taught them without any hiccups. It would be better for us to understand that they will and be willing to teach them and model to them what to do when a mistake happens. It is important for us to teach them and show them how to return after a fall and how to get up and turn ones life around without the continual wondering in the wilderness. We should teach them that the expectations of others and even ours as parents should never go before what God has called them to do. Teaching them to be humble and teachable enough to seek guidance but strong enough to stand on the Word even if they have to stand alone is one tough task. So we cover them in prayer a parents responsibility to their children in prayer will outlast the 18 years or maybe a little more that we have them in our homes. It is our prayer that they will grow to great warriors that will do right in the eyes of the Lord.

  45. 27 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem: but they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel: and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.

    Your life does not have to be determined by how your family lived their life. You don’t have to be in same category as a past family member. God loves each and everyone of us. We are judged by our actions, not those who came before us. If you want to live holy, then you can live holy. if you want to do right, then you have the ability to do what is right.

  46. 2 Chronicles Chapter 28

    1 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did not that which was right in the sight of the Lord, like David his father:

    2 For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for Baalim.

    It seems that we as a nation become used to our society and we have walked in that pattern from infancy. We will do as we have learned. That is Ahaz what did. H
    Amene Followed what was seen and practiced by His parents and peers. God said that he did not honor God or keep Gods commandment. Being King was to be the Ankur of truth. He failed as a king and a father and sacrificed children in the fire as a sacrifice to a image.

    Now we have sponciplity to Honor Jesus and keep his commandments. We have been called to be light bearers. Jesus is that light if we walk as society walks how will they find the Savior? Let us press on to the high calling of Jesus Christ.
    Amen.

  47. Proverbs 14:4
    iLove to blog the extra mile

    Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

    In Gods Kingdom, it’s always been about work. He even created these beasts of burden to work. Work isn’t a bad word. Much increase is by much work

  48. “For the LORD brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel; for he made Judah naked, and transgressed sore against the LORD.”
    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭28:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Our actions cause reactions for more than just ourselves. They impact the course of our lives and those around us in the present and the future. Judah suffered because their king turned his back to God. We need to be careful in the decisions we choose to make. As it was preached Sunday night, our salvation hangs in the balance

  49. 1 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did not that which was right in the sight of the Lord, like David his father:

    What our parents are or were like isn’t what we want to be, most of the time!!! But he had a good example of how to worship and praise GOD, through thick and thin!!! GOD IS FAITHFUL TO DELIVER !!!

  50. 23 For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him: and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel

    We should not have any God’s or idols because our lord is a
    jealous God he put wrath on his own people by worshiping to other Gods in idols in made God angry with him

  51. “Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem: but he did not that which was right in the sight of the Lord, like David his father: For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten images for Baalim. Wherefore the Lord his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter.”
    ‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭28:1-2, 5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Ahaz didn’t follow God, but he followed after the kings of Israel. God then allowed what Ahaz followed after to take him captive and cause great destruction. That can happen with us too if we don’t give ourselves over to Jesus. He is a jealous God. Jesus May allow for you to be held captive and destroyed the the things that you follow if you don’t follow him.

  52. Not in my house

    12 Then certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai, stood up against them that came from the war,

    13 And said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither: for whereas we have offended against the Lord already, ye intend to add more to our sins and to our trespass: for our trespass is great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.

    These captives could have been Great War trophies to the Ephriamites but they knew that they couldn’t let them in their camp because of what it would cost them. We have to examine everything that tries to come in our houses. We have to weigh each thing in the balance and make sure it’s pleading to God. We must stand up to those things that don’t belong and over rule them with a boldness and declare “ not in my house”. If Akin would have done this, he and his family would have been saved along with countless others who fell to the sword before Joshua found him. Jesus gives us the strength to stand up against these things but it is our decision to make. I declare today “ Not in my house Devil”

  53. 14 So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the congregation.

    When the Lords people lack vision from a shepherd the people will scatter. Ahaz did not serve the Lord God Almighty. Instead it is a war breaking the same way bitter feuds may try and imagine what God has in stew for us.

  54. 10 And now ye purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto you: but are there not with you, even with you, sins against the Lord your God?

    Our God is a jealous God. His hand is against this that will come against his people.

    Like a good Father than protects his own, Gods wrath is with those that come against his people. I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.

  55. 9 But a prophet of the Lord was there, whose name was Oded: and he went out before the host that came to Samaria, and said unto them, Behold, because the Lord God of your fathers was wroth with Judah, he hath delivered them into your hand, and ye have slain them in a rage that reacheth up unto heaven.
    10 And now ye purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto you: but are there not with you, even with you, sins against the Lord your God?
    11 Now hear me therefore, and deliver the captives again, which ye have taken captive
    of your brethren: for the fierce wrath of the Lord is upon you.

    – [x] The man of God will keep us updated and knowledgeable about what our needs need and how they will be met. Keep your preacher/ pastor close and Always listen to the prophet trusted by your Pastor and always give ear. Regardless of the your predictions of where the conversation agenda may lead to. Give it to God and let Hum handle it just as He did in this passage! Listen to your Odes in your own life.

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