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Podcast Special: The Devotion of a King

Taking a break from our normal episode, we cover a Bible study looking at the word 'king' from the Book of Proverbs. These verses can be classified into four categories: the heart of the king, security, justice and other. In this episode, we turn these verses into a personal devotion. Foundation of the Throne - Psalms 89:14 4 Categories of the word 'King' from the Book of Proverbs The King's Heart - Proverbs 14:35, 16:13, 16:15, 21:1, 22:11, 22:29, 25:2, 14:28, 25:3, The King's Security -...


581BC: Governor Gedaliah

After the destruction of Jerusalem, an Israelite named Gedaliah was named the Babylonian Governor over Judah. He represented a hope for Israel, but his assassination cut his life short. In this episode, we cover his brief governorship and the escape to Egypt of the survivors in Judah. Jeremiah 40-44


586BC: The Book of Lamentations and the Book of Obadiah

Lingering in the pit of desolation, the Prophet Jeremiah compiles a list of five mournful poems titling them Lamentations. In addition, a prophet named Obadiah received a vision regarding Edom. The Book of Lamentations The Book of Obadiah Matthew 5:4


586BC: The Destruction of Jerusalem

According to all accounts, the people of Jerusalem fought with great alacrity and zeal. Despite Jeremiah's prophecies and his preaching from the courtyard of the guard, the people failed to repent even to their very end. Pulling from Biblical, historical and Jewish traditional accounts, we cover the siege and the destruction of Jerusalem in this episode. Jeremiah 39 2 Kings 25 2 Chronicles 36 Psalm 137


586BC: The Book of Joel

The Book of Joel spans the many ages of man, from the current podcast time period to the New Testament Age to the End of the Age. In this episode, we cover the Book of Joel and the broad span of time frames covered in the short book of Joel. The Book of Joel


586BC: The Siege of Jerusalem and the Prophet Jeremiah

After eight years of servitude to the King of Babylon, King Zedekiah revolted from the Babylonians despite the word of the Lord from the prophets. Throughout the siege, Jeremiah continued to prophesy the destruction of the city. In this episode, we cover the siege of Jerusalem and Jeremiah's courtyard prophecies and his near-death experience in the cistern. Jeremiah 32, 37, 38


589BC: King Zedekiah and the Prophet Jeremiah

After Nebuchadnezzar trashes and loots Jerusalem, Jeremiah sees the future of his city in visions and prophecies. The prophecies are directed at the nations of the earth and the new wicked King of Judah Zedekiah. Zedekiah, a young fool, refuses to listen to Jeremiah and is constantly pulled astray by his wicked advisors and friends. Jeremiah 24, 27 - 29


593BC: The Prophet Ezekiel's Temple Experiences

Following the Prophet Ezekiel's God encounters and first assignments, he has numerous experiences where he taken to Jerusalem to prophesy. In these experiences, Ezekiel witnesses many supernatural things and horrible judgments on the people of Jerusalem. Ezekiel 9-11, 21


593BC: The Prophet Ezekiel's Encounter

From the safe distance of Babylon, God raises up another judgment prophet. In this episode, we cover Ezekiel's God Encounters and his first prophetic assignments. Ezekiel 1-5 Ezekiel 33 James 3:1


594BC: The Fourth Man in the Fire

After Nebuchadnezzar conquers all of his enemies, he lets it go to his head. Building a statue similar to the one from his dream, he commands all of his officials to bow down and worship it. Anyone who doesn't, he commands their death. When Daniel's friends, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, refused to worship the statue they sentenced themselves to death. God's response was the Fourth Man in the Fire. Daniel 3 Matthew 28:16-20 Mark 16:18 Revelation 13:11-18 John 15:13


598BC: The Death of King Jehoiakim and the Reign of King Jehoiachin

Meanwhile, back in Judah, Jehoiakim continues his reign in Jerusalem. Seduced by promises of support from Egypt, Jehoiakim stops making his tribute payments to Babylon. In turn, Nebuchadnezzar marches his army to attack Jerusalem. Fearing the worst and the fulfillment of Jeremiah's prophecies, Jehoiakim opens the gates to the Babylonians again and pleads for mercy. 2 Kings 24:1-17 2 Chronicles 36:5-10


604BC: Nebuchadnezzar's Dream

During Daniel's second year of schooling, Nebuchadnezzar has a disturbing dream. He forgets his dream, yet the trauma from it bothers him. Thus, he demands the wise men of his kingdom to tell him the dream and interpret the dream. When they fail to interpret the dream, he orders the death of all of the wise men. When the guard arrives to kill Daniel and his friends, Daniel goes to the king and pursues his God to learn of the dream. In this episode, we cover Nebuchadnezzar's dream and the...


604BC: The Prophet Daniel, the Character Test and the Great Reward

In Babylon, Daniel and his friends are put in a rigorous academy of the world's gifted. When faced with a challenge to their faith, they prove faithful and receive God's favor and blessing setting up another Joseph-like story in the midst of Babylon. Daniel 1 Proverbs 3:7


605BC: The Weeping Prophet Jeremiah and the Burned Scroll

After the Babylonians took Jerusalem, Judah became subject to Babylon. The humility of being subject to another nation was not enough to humble Jehoiakim. Thus, the Lord sent the prophet Jeremiah to rebuke him for his sin. In this episode, we cover Jeremiah's rebuke of Jehoiakim and the nation of Judah and the burned scroll. Jeremiah 25 Jeremiah 36 Jeremiah 45


605BC: King Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim and the Battle of Carchemish

Upon the death of King Josiah, Jehoahaz becomes king of Judah. His reign is only three months as the Egyptians assert their dominance over Israel. With massive war tribute demanded of him and the aggressiveness of the prophet Jeremiah in his courts, the wicked Jehoiakim rules the crumbling and judged nation of Judah. In the forth year of reign, the long awaiting conflict between Egypt and Babylon cumulates in the Battle of Carchemish. 2 Kings 23:31-37 2 Chronicles 36:1-8 Jeremiah 26 Daniel...


609BC: The Death of King Josiah

As the Assyrians escape westward to Carchemish, they find an unlikely ally in Egypt. When the Babylonians march west to attack the Assyrians at Carchemish, Pharaoh Necho force marches his army to the relief of the Assyrians. To get there in time, he is must march through King Josiah's territory. In this episode, we cover the battle that occurs between Pharoah Necho and King Josiah and the consequences and spiritual thoughts on the battle. 2 Chronicles 35:20-24 2 Kings 23:29-30...


612BC: The Fall of Assyria

In this episode, we cover the eighteen-year decline and fall of the Assyrian empire. It begins with the death of Ashurbanipal. Upon his death, a civil war breaks out in Assyria which severely weakens the Assyrian empire which enables every conquered nation to rise up against Assyrian dominance. At the gates of Ashur, an alliance of nation states led by Nabopolassar, king of Babylon, and Cyaxeres, king of Media, is formed set on the total annihilation of the civilization of Assyria. In this...


623BC: King Josiah and the Zeal of the Lord Part II

After King Josiah conducts his revival in Judah, geopolitical circumstances invite Josiah to expand his policies and revival into Northern Israel. Invading Northern Israel with this army, he sets his priority to the tearing down of strongholds vs. kingdom expansion. His actions at Bethel are prophetic and speak to a potential Biblical theory on the history of civilizations. 2 Kings 22:15-25 1 Kings 13:1-3 Genesis 15:12 Acts 17:26


623BC: King Josiah and the Zeal of the Lord Part I

Josiah became king at the age of eight. In his sixteenth year, he began to encounter God and around his twenty-sixth year, something overtakes him. Upon the discovery of the lost scrolls of Moses, he is overcome with Godly grief, yet filled with a zeal to fulfill God's law, word for word. His actions personify the Zeal of the Lord. 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 23:1-14 Matthew 12:29


625BC: The Prophet Habakkuk

Modelling conversational prayer, the Prophet Habakkuk beseeches the Lord about the wickedness of the world. The Lord's answer speaks to the end of the Assyrians and the rise of the Babylonians. Not satisfied with another world empire, Habakkuk asks for the Lord himself to judge. The Lord's response is the most powerful part of the book of Habakkuk. The Book of Habakkuk Revelation 8:1