06-03-2020 – Wednesday PM – 1 Kings 22

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Good evening. We welcome to the Collierville live stream. This Is Hopefully going to be our last live stream without going back to normal, we plan on going back to normal, starting Sunday, we will have a morning Bible class morning worship, and then we will have Wednesday Bible class starting and starting Sunday. So we are excited about that and get everybody back back here and back to normal somewhat.

So we miss everyone tonight. We will start with a couple songs while I have a prayer, and then we’ll have our class to start out with. We will sing stand up for Jesus six 48. Stand up, stand up for jeez, uh<inaudible> uh,<inaudible> uh, uh, uh,<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> a conflict and<inaudible><inaudible> Ye that I’m in a fam uh,

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At some point we’ll be back with, with the slides and the PowerPoint on Sunday, first Kings chapter 21, we’re going to go through the questions. We, we covered chapter 21 in our study last week. Uh, and we’re going to start with the questions from chapter 21 tonight. And then we will go into chapter 22 and cover chapter 22 and it’s questions as well,

just to kind of make everyone aware. As far as the plans for Bible bowl, we are not going to play into having a Bible over any of the material that we’ve covered in this period of time. Uh, during the coronavirus, once all of our services go back to normal and our Bible classes start back to normal, we’ll pick up with that point and make that the beginning of the next Bible bowl or,

or the next quarter, whenever that material starts. Uh, so, so we’ll get further information on that. Uh, these lessons are online and they are on the website. If you’d like to have a copy of them, if you’ve missed some of them and you like to have a copy of them as a CD or a DVD, just let us know.

We’ll certainly be happy to get those to you, just so you can go through the material in first Kings chapter 21, question one, this is from less than one 83 in first Kings chapter 21, verse four. How did a have feel when they bought off would not sell him his vineyard by the palace? Of course we studied last week that, uh,

Ahab desired this vineyard that was there next to his palace. He sought it from neighbors and they refused. And When he reviewed, refused a have felt Solon and displeased, and he went and laid on his bed. First Kings chapter 21, verse seven, question two, who told Ahab that she would get the vineyard of neighbors for a Hab. The answer to that is Jessebelle first Kings chapter 21,

verses eight through 15. What deceitful manner to Jessebelle use to acquire name boss vineyard for a Hab. She first told the elders of the city to have a feast in Naples, uh, uh, recognition. And then they were to get false witnesses to come and bear testimony against name off. And as a result, he would be killed, described question four,

a Habs death as told to him by aligned to the prophet first Kings 21 verse 19 in verse 21, he said that dog, uh, Elijah said that dogs would lick up his blood in the place where neighbors died or where they looked up the blood of neighbor. First Kings chapter 21, verse 23, question five. What did Alijah tell a Hab about Jessa Bell’s death?

Elijah said that dogs would eat Jessebelle bell by the wall of Jezreel. It’s kind of interesting. You might remember just a few chapters back. Jazz bell was basically making a vowel that she would die. If Elijah wasn’t killed by the time the sun went down, well, this years have passed from that time until now. And yet Jezza bell is the one who would end up dead,

uh, and would be eaten by the dogs there by the wall of Jezreel questions. Six first Kings chapter 21, verse 25, who caused a ham to be so evil. The answer of course is Jessebelle. And then first Kings chapter 21, verse 29, after a Hab humbled himself before God, what did God say concerning his prophecies against a ham first Kings chapter 21 verse 29 says that calamity would come in the days of his son and not in his days because I,

uh, a Hab humbled himself. Alright, first Kings chapter 22, first Kings chapter 22. Now three years passed without war between Syria and Israel, then it happened, or then it came to pass in the third year that Jehoshaphat, the King of Judah went down to visit the King of Israel. And the King of Israel said to his servants, do you know that Ray moth in Giliad is ours,

but we hesitate to take it out of the hand of the King of Syria. This is an interesting discussion that’s going on here. An interesting statement by Ahab here is the King of Judah Jehoshaphat, and he is a younger King and relationship to a house by way of age. He will also ultimately end up marrying the daughter of a Hab and Jesse rebel.

And that will spell a great deal of trouble for the Southern kingdom of Judah. But Jehoshaphat is here. He is a meeting with the King of Israel meeting with a ham, and Ahab says, you know, we’ve been hesitant to go up against and to recapture Raim off Gilliad. Now that’s an interesting statement because every time that Israel had done battle with Syria,

if you go back to the proceeding chapter, God had delivered them, But all of those actions were defensive actions. And so a Hab says, you know, Josh, we we’ve been, we’ve been hesitant to do this. Um, just, just because of the situation and, and he’s leading with this, he’s, he’s basically trying to get Josh fed to say,

well, I’ll help you. I’ll come to your I’ll join forces with you. And we’ll go back. And we’ll recapture this almost that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Well, Syria was no friend to the Southern kingdom of Judah any more than it was a friend to the Northern kingdom of Israel. And so a have wants Jehoshaphat to come in and verse four.

So he said to Jehoshaphat, will you go with me to fight at Ramos Gilliad, Josh fat said to the King of Israel, I am, as you are my people as your people, my horses as your horses, This is not going to be a wise decision by Jehoshaphat. He is not going to make the right choice here. He should have decided that he wanted to know what the Lord had to say before he committed to going with Ahab.

Jehoshaphat’s will want to know what the Lord has to say, but he will commit himself first. There’s a good lesson there for us when we’re making decisions. When we’re entertaining a path in life, when we’re deciding how to move forward in business, in our homes, in every aspect of our lives, we need to go to God first and counselor. Second,

we need to agree with others who want us to do something after we’ve Sought the counsel of the Lord and his word first. And Jehoshaphat’s going to do that in the wrong order. So many times in the life of David, you remember, as we went through the study of David, we would read where David would be faced with a decision would be faced with an enemy would be faced with a problem.

And his first response was to inquire the Lord and Yehoshua fat needed to learn the lesson of his ancestor, David. But unfortunately in this instant, he instance, he did not. So he says, first, my people are, as your people, I’m with you. My horses are, as your horses will go with you. Also, Jehoshaphat’s said to the King of Israel,

please in choir for the word of the Lord today, perhaps this is naive itty on Jehoshaphat’s part. Maybe he is of the perspective that if he commits himself to a hub, but then a hub inquires of the Lord and the Lord says, don’t go. That may be a how won’t actually go. But the reality is, if that was his perspective,

if that was his belief, it was a fault perspective there. That was not based in reality because, Hey, how was not going to allow the Lord to determine his choice, but yet Josh fat says, Hey, look, we need to inquire about the Lord before we go and do this. Then the King of Israel gathered the prophets together about 400 men and said to them,

shall I go against Ramos, Gilliad to fight? Or shall I refrain? So they said, go up for the Lord will deliver it into the hand of the King. Josh fat wants to know what the Lord has to say. So Ahab gathers together 400 prophets. Now we’re not specifically told in this text where these profits of bail or these profits of Astor off that remained that weren’t killed at Mount Carmel are these profits that have come along since the prophets of bale were killed.

We don’t know, but there is a clear indication in the text that these aren’t profits of Jehovah. If you’ll notice, at least in your English versions, most likely what you will have is every time the Lord wa a translation is given in reference to these 400 profits. It is used with a capital L, but it’s not all capitals. It’s not the word from the Hebrew language Yahweh.

It is not Jehovah. This is a Lord. This is the Lord in the sense of the one who they claim to be serving, but it’s not Jehovah. And the text is making that clear. The text, the writer here in first Kings is giving you a separation between them. And obviously the story we’ll give you one too. So they say,

uh, or the King of Israel Ahab says, shall I go up against Ramos, Gilliad to fight? Now, if you were these profits, You’ve got a couple of options. Number one, you can tell I have what he wants to hear, and they’re going to do that, but you’ve also got precedents behind it because every time Syria has recently been in battle with Israel,

the Lord’s delivered them. The first time that Ben hate ed came against, uh, uh, a held there in Samaria, God delivered Israel. The second time when they came back the next spring, and they did battle again, God delivered Israel. So why not sure the Lord is going to deliver you a third time? The Lord’s going to bring about success.

And Jehoshaphat said, is there not still a prophet of the Lord? And notice the difference there of y’all way of Jehovah? Is there not still a prophet of the Lord here that we may inquire of him? I appreciate these 400 profits that you’ve brought before us and their opinions. And they’re speaking on behalf of whomever. It is they represent. But,

um, uh, what about, what about Jehovah? Is there not a representative, a prophet still in the land who could inquire of him? Josh Fett knows the difference. Jehoshaphat is well aware of the idolatry in the land and the fact that a Habs not serving the Lord and that these profits are not speaking for the Lord. And Josh fat said,

is there not still a prophet of the Lord here that we may inquire of him? So the King of Israel said to Jehoshaphat’s, there is still one man Mackay. I, the son of in-law by whom we may inquire of the Lord, but I hate him because he does not prophesize good concerning me. But evil Ahab says, yes, there’s one<inaudible>.

But I hate that guy. He never says anything good about me. Every prophecy he ever makes is evil. It’s doom. It’s bad news. Never a good word out of him. Now it’s interesting here. This is the first time we’ve been introduced to this prophet. We’ve read about Elijah. We’ve read about profits that are not good. Their names are not given,

but this is the first words that we’ve heard about this prophet. And yet he has a history with Ahab. He has been prophesizing for some time. We don’t know the, we don’t know the history, but it does give us an indication. Elijah was not the only prophet active in Israel, even with close proximity and access to the King. So this prophet is one who has prophesied before and Ahab.

Didn’t like it. As a matter of fact, we’re going to find out a Hab knows exactly where this prophet is located and how to get ahold of him. And we’ll see those details in a moment. But Jehoshaphat’s response is let not the King say such things Jehoshaphat’s will rebuke a Hab for his statements. Not in, in my mind here, not because of the prophet,

not because he’s speaking against someone, that’s, that’s supposedly a profit, but because that would be the same as speaking against the Lord. This is a rebuke against the one who the prophet represents being spoken of that way. Now verse nine says then the King of Israel called an officer and said, bring my kid. The son of Imola quickly, the King of Israel and Josh fat,

the King of Judah having put on their robes, sat each on his throne and a threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria and all the prophets prophesied before them. So here they are. They’re out at the Gates. They’re there at a threshing floor. They’re probably a undercover. And the other people are around them. There’s enough room for people,

400 prophets to be coming before them and prophesying. And they’re there in their kingly robes and all of this great pomp and circumstances going on verse 11. Now, Rosetta KPI, the son, or Zedekiah the son of a Chine, a chin. Anna had made horns of iron for himself. And he said, thus says the Lord. Now notice there,

the Jehovah, he’s going to try and stand up and represent Jehovah here says, thus says the Lord with these, that being the horns, you shall Gore the Syrians until they are destroyed. Now. Isn’t it interesting that just in the previous chapter a have had every opportunity to destroy the Syrians. Ahab had the King of Syria boxed in and close surrounded,

and God had even told him, put this King to death. And yet here we are three years later and he’s still dealing with Syria. Why? Because he didn’t do what God said to begin with. When you don’t obey the Lord, when you don’t do what you have been commanded, you will reap the consequences year after year, after year, going forward for the choices you didn’t make,

right? The first time. And that’s what Ahab’s dealing with. So Zed Zedekiah comes and says, you’re going to Gore, uh, the King of Syria and the Syrians. And they are going to be destroyed before you and all the prophets prophesied. So saying go up to Ramos, Gilliad and prosper for the Lord will deliver you into the King’s hand.

Then the messenger who had gone to call my kid, spoke to him and said, now, listen, the words of the prophets with one accord, encourage the King. Please let your word be like the word of one of them and speak, encouragement. The representative of a house that goes to get my K. I says to him, before he comes to the King,

as you might imagine often happened, you know, you’re, you’re going to be brought before a King. You’re going to stand in front of a King more than one King. As a matter of fact, there’s a visiting King. There’s a, there’s a visiting head of state here. Let’s not embarrass the King. Okay? Let’s not do what you normally do.

Let’s say something encouraging. All the other prophets are telling him to go up. Just say something encouraging for once Mike AI, My K I said, as the Lord lives, whatever the Lord says to me that I will speak. We need to be careful in our own lives. Not to give deference to people who have stature, who have prominence, who have a place in this life and give deference to them over deference,

to speaking the word of the Lord, The apostles and prophets of the new Testament. So often we read about them praying for both<inaudible> So that when they stood before governors and Kings and judges and magistrates, when they stood before those who were judging them and had held their lives in their hand, that they would speak boldly, the word of truth. We need to be settled in our minds,

and we need to be settled in our lives. That when we stand before people of prominence, when we stand before them, just the same way we stand before anybody else that we’re going to speak God’s word and say what the Lord says and not just go along to get along. My kid says, I’m going to say whatever the Lord puts in my mouth And nothing else.

So then he came to the King verse 15, and the King said to him, my KPI, shall we go to war against Ramos Gilliad? Or shall we refrain? And he answered him, go and prosper for the Lord will deliver it into the hand of the King. Sounds good. Right? He did what he was asked. They asked him,

say something encouraging, but there’s, um, there’s some sarcasm here, I think. And they have knows it. Even if the sarcasm wasn’t audible. I mean, if John<inaudible> had been sitting there and was sitting there and he, he might not have caught what my KPI was doing, but Ahab knew immediately Because my kid had a history of this watch a Habs response.

So the King said to him, how many times shall I make you swear that you tell me nothing? But the truth in the name of the Lord, Apparently sarcasm was a prominent tool for this prophet. There’s a history between Ahab and my KPI of my KPI coming and telling a, have exactly what he wanted to hear. And they have having to tell him now,

stop it and tell me the truth. Tell me what the Lord actually said. And so McKay. I will verse 17. Then he said, I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains as sheep that have no shepherd. And the Lord said, these have no master, let each return to his house in peace. God says, I saw Israel and they were scattered sheep.

Don’t get scattered. When a shepherd is present to do his work, They’re not all over the field. All over the mountain side, when a shepherd is present, well, the shepherd There represents the King. So the only reason the people are scattered is the King is dead. Notice. What he says is he continues on and the King of Israel said to Jehoshaphat,

did I not tell you? He would prophesied would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. Then my K I said, therefore, hear the word of the Lord. I saw the Lord sitting on his throne and all the hosts of heaven standing by on his right hand and on his left. And the Lord said, who will persuade Ahab to go up?

That he may fall at moth. Ghillean now remember Chapter 21 sets the foundation of this. You read this statement outside the context of chapter 21. And you miss the fact that the death sentence of Ahab has already been pronounced. God has already found him guilty of not doing what God commanded him to do, of being one who didn’t follow through with his responsibilities of not being penitent toward the Lord and not obeying the Lord.

And as a result, God has already told him your life Is forfeit. As judge, the sentence has all ready, been passed. Now we’re just bringing about the result as if the judge were to say, this man is condemned to death. And then he goes, and he sits on death row. And he finally goes to be put to death.

And he finally is put to death. There’s a time period that transpires well that’s, what’s been happening. A has been a dead man walking All this time, But here my KPI, Dick livers, this discourse about how this transpires And notice what happens. He says, I saw the Lord sitting on his throne first and foremost, notice that a hat might be sitting on his throne and Jehoshaphat might be sitting on his throne,

but there’s a Lord. Who’s sitting on his throne and all the choices these two Kings might make. We’ll never overrule the decisions God has made. They have no power By comparison to the Lord, but then consider as well that the hosts of heaven are present. And here are all the hosts of heaven. And, and God’s going to say, uh,

Uh, here he says, I saw the Lord sitting on the throne and all the hosts of heaven standing by him and on the right hand. And the Lord said, who will persuade Ahab to go up, that he may fall at Ramos Gilliad. So one spoke in this manner and another spoke in that manner that is submitting ideas. How are we going to do this?

Now is some of this parabolic is some of this just illustration, uh, or, or vision of, of how these things would have transpired or did these literal, is this a literal categorization and history of events in heaven? I don’t know. This is just what my KPI was given to speak, but the indication is it’s, it’s literal. Okay.

That’s what the text is indicating from what my kid is saying. And so here we go. He says one spoken, another spoke. Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord and said, I will persuade him. The Lord said to him, in what way? So he said, I will go out and be aligned spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.

And the Lord said, you shall persuade him and also prevail, go out and do so One comes forward and he says, I know how to do it. I’ll get his profits to tell him what he wants to hear. I’ll get his profits to tell him he’ll be fine. He can go up and he’ll be successful. Now some might get to two arguing that,

well, God shouldn’t cause people to lie. God’s never caused anyone to do what they weren’t already willing to do. God has instructed us many times to do what’s right, and we’ve done it. But God will allow a person and even allow circumstances to influence a person to do evil. If they’re already disposed to do evil, There’s a reality here that these profits were false profits,

and God’s going to use their evil to bring about his end. So then he says, you shall persuade him and also prevail go out and do so therefore, look, the Lord has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these profits of yours. And the Lord has declared disaster against you. McCain says you have a choice, a helm. You have a choice who you’re going to,

uh, who you’re going to follow because God is going to tell you in advance. Okay? Now notice this, God put this lying spirit in the mouth of the prophets. They told them that these lions, but God didn’t let him just be deceived and go about not knowing. God then told the secret. It’s like the magician who does the magic trick.

But then before the reveal, he says, Oh, by the way, wait, wait, wait, let me show you how I did it. And he shows him how he did it. Then he does the reveal. Well, is there any lying man? No, God says, by the way, I, uh, I told all your profits to say this,

that may have been actually the first time they did what God said, but they, here they are. They’ve delivered this lie to you. And Oh, by the way, here’s the truth. And now, you know, now you know that they weren’t telling you what will actually come to pass. Now you have a choice. Ahab. You decide who you’re going to follow me or those profits.

So then Zeta KPI stands up in protest. Zedekiah the son of Shanaya or a cane, huh? Went near and struck, McKay I on the cheek and said, which way did the spirit from the Lord go for me to speak to you. He’s indignant. This couldn’t possibly be true. This couldn’t have happened. Matter of fact, if you claim,

you know what the spirit of the Lord is doing, why don’t you tell me as he hits him, which direction he went, when he left me and went to your house, went into you Mackay. I said, indeed, you shall see on that day, when you go into an inner chamber to hide. So the King of Israel said, take my KPI and return him to,

and the governor of the city and to Joe Ash, the King son, and say, this says, or thus says the King, put this fellow in prison and feed him with bread of affliction and water of affliction. Until I come in peace. The indication there of return Is he was probably in prison already. When he was went, when he was sent for and gathered to come to the King,

he was probably in prison. And now he’s being sent right back because they have, didn’t like his message this time, any better than he did the last time. So, Hey, how will send my kid to prison? And he will not send him there peacefully just to go sit in prison. He will send him with affliction. But my kid said,

if you ever return in peace, the Lord is not spoken by me. And he said, take heed. All you people he’s warning the people. This isn’t just a Hab he’s warning. Everybody present the Lord spoken and Ahab will not live through this confrontation Verse 29. So the King of Israel and Jehoshaphat, the King of Judah went up to Ramos Gilliad.

And the King of Israel said to Jay Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself and go into battle. But you put on your robes. So the King of Israel disguised himself and went into battle. Hey, how Wiley’s not going to obey the word of the Lord. He’s not going to hear the words of the Lord, but he will just kind of maybe seek to hedge his bets just a little bit.

He’s not going to go into battle in, in all his kingly apparel or pro you know, announcing that he’s the King. He’s going to decide disguise himself, look like a regular soldier, but he’s going to encourage you hush. At night, you go out there and you look like the King. And so Josh will, so they will go into battle.

The King of Syria had commanded the 32 captains of his chariot saying fight with no one smaller. Great, but only with the King of Israel. He says to these captains, as you go into battle, you find the King of Israel. Now, here we are. We have the King of Syria whose, whose brother’s now with Ahab, right? He’s the King in the last chapter that Ahab allowed to live.

He’s the one that they said, we’re, we’re like kinfolk. And yet the King of Sirius says, you find the King of Israel and you don’t even mess with anybody else. You drive through the battle until you find him and you kill him three years. That’s how it long how long it took before that Alliance disintegrated. So the King of Israel sin,

or as King of sends out his men to go and to kill the King of Israel. So it was when the captains of the cherry at verse 32 saw Jehoshaphat’s that they said, surely it is the King of Israel. Therefore they turned the sign to fight against him and VAT cried out that being, he, he, he ran scared as it was.

And it happened when the captains of the chariot saw that it was not the King of Israel that they turned back from pursuing him. Now a certain man drew a bow at random and struck the King of Israel between the joints of his armor. So he said to the driver of his chariot turned around and take me out of the battle for, I am wounded.

The battle increased that day. And the King was propped up in his chariot, facing the Syrians and died at evening. The blood ran out from the wound onto the floor of the chariot. Thus, as the sun was going down, a shout went throughout the army, saying every man to his city and every man to his own country. So the King died and was brought to Samaria and they buried the King in some area.

Ahab dies in battle, Not from the 32 captains of the chariots of the Syrian army, but a regular Archer at random shoots off an arrow, lets one fly in it kills, Hey, Hab, He’s propped up there in his chariot and he will die at evening. He will bleed out From his wound And as Israel scattered across the countryside. Yeah,

In disarray like sheep without a shepherd, Finally, the people will say to one another, let’s Go home And they’ll return to their own house In defeat. So the King died and was brought to some area and they buried the King in some area. Then someone washed the chariot at the pool of some area And the dogs licked up his blood while the harlots bathed,

according to the word of the Lord, which he had spoken now the rest of the acts of a habit, all that he did the ivory house, which he built and all the cities that he built are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel. So Ahab rested with his fathers, then a Hosea, his son reigned in his place.

Jehoshaphat, the son of A’s of EISA had become King over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab King of Israel. Jehoshaphat was 35 years old when he became King and he reigned 25 years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was as a boy and the daughter of shield high. And he walked in all the ways of his father EISA he did not turn aside from them doing what was right in the eyes of the Lord.

Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away for the people, offered sacrifices and burn incense on the high places. Also Jehoshaphat made peace with the King of Israel. Now the rest of the acts of jihad fat, the Mike that he showed and how he made war are not, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah and the rest of the perverted persons who remained in the days of his father?

EISA he banished from the land. There was then no King in Edam, only a deputy of the King. Josh fat made merchant ships to go to Ofer for gold, but they never sailed for the ships were wrecked at easy. And Gaber then a Hosea. The son of a Hab said to Josh fat, let my servants go with your servants in the ships.

But Jehoshaphat fat would not. And Jehoshaphat rested with his fathers and was buried with his father, with his father’s in the city of David, his father then Jehovah from his son, rained in his place. A Hosea, the son of Abraham became King over Israel in some area in the 17th year of Josh fat King of Judah and rain two years over Israel,

he did evil in the sight of the Lord and walked in the way of his father and in the way of his mother. And in the way of Jeroboam the son of knee bat who made Israel sin for he served bale and worshiped him and provoked the Lord, God of Israel to anger. According to all that his father had done Two years, Two years is all that the son of a hobble reign,

because remember God said, because you humbled yourself at the end of chapter 21, I’m not going to bring about the calamity in your day. I’m going to bring it about in the day of your son. And God would an Ahab son would rain for only two years before he will die. That concludes first Kings Study of first Kings is of bountiful study.

It’s a very useful one. I’ve been joyed going through it with you. Let’s go through the questions. And then we’ll conclude When Jehoshaphat King of Judah question one and Ahab King of Israel decided to go to war together against Syria to recapture the city of Ramos Gilliad. What were the words of the 400 prophets of Israel? Their word was according chapter 22,

verse six, go up for the Lord will deliver you. What of McCain? The prophet of God. He described Israel as sheep without a shepherd because Ahab would be killed. According to my KPI, the prophet of God. Why did the 400 prophets of Israel speak bad advice verses 19 through 23, the Lord put a lying spirit in their mouth. Question three.

What did Ahab King of Israel do to my KPI for his prophecy, a rewarded him B sent him away. C put him in prison or D had him killed the answer is C put him in prison. Why did they have King of Israel? Disguise himself? When going to battle with Jehoshaphat at Ramos Gilliad Answer from, from the appearance of the text is to confuse Syria about who was King,

how was a Hab King of Israel killed? He was killed by a random Archer from Syria. What happened to his blood? His blood was licked up there by the pool in some area. Interesting point by the way, same place by all indications where the blood of a name off was licked up according to the prophecy of Elijah. But what’s going on while they’re cleaning out the chariot of the King and washing the blood out of the chariot.

Here are the harlots bathing. They’re not morning. They’re not worried about a Hub’s death at all. They have no thought for the King. Who’s dead, whose blood is being washed out right there by where they’re bathing. No concern. There’s a point I think there Nobody’s missing Ahab when he’s gone. Well then notice did Jehoshaphat King of Judah walk in the ways of God according to verse 43?

Yes, he did. Verse 44 while Jehoshaphat was King of Judah. Was there peace or war between Judah and Israel? There was peace. All right. Those are the questions. Appreciate your time and your attention during the study. Uh, we’re going to ask Eric to come and lead another song, and then we’ll be led in a closing prayer. Here we are.

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a long yay. Uh, Our gracious father in heaven, giver of life maker and creator of all that is and all that ever will be thank you for the day that you’ve granted to us. The breath of life that is within our bodies and the health that we have to be able to see another day, we pray for those that are going through difficulties illnesses.

At this time, we pray for those that are enduring through hardships that are caused by others. We pray for those that are enduring hardship because of sin. We pray that those in this world, in our local community here in Collierville and throughout the world will open your word. We’ll study. The truth will come to understand what your word is, telling them.

They might be obedient to you and find blessings, not only in this life, but in eternity. We pray for those who are dealing with illnesses and longterm difficulties in their lives. We pray that you give them comfort and strength to endure through the hard days. And may they always remain faithful to you until this life is over knowing that there is rest and hope and peace laying up and waiting for them.

If they’ve been faithful to you, we pray for the leaders of this country, leaders of our nation leaders, of our towns and our cities through the hardship that has come in the past months and the hardship that is still here, that they make wise choices and do what is right out of right heart. May they seek the wisdom that is in your word for how to pursue peace and encourage righteousness.

Pray for the leaders throughout the world, in every country that they might make decisions that will lead toward open doors of opportunity for the gospel to be spread. And the truth to be heard. We ask that you give us boldness to speak no matter who we stand before that we always determined to speak the truth, to speak it in love, but to speak it boldly,

say what your word says. We pray that we might be forgiven when we fall short of your glory and are willing to repent of those things and that your grace will continue to cover us through the blood of Christ, which washes away our sins. All this, we pray in Jesus name. Amen.