II CHRONICLES

Chapter 15

"The Word of YHVH by Azariah. [1 - 7]"
"Obedience to the Covenant. [8 - 19]"

 

This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location
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II Chronicles 15:1 "And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:"

II Chronicles 15:2 "And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, "Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The Lord is with you, while ye be with Him; and if ye seek Him, He will be found of you; but if ye forsake Him, He will forsake you."

This verse applies today, just as much as it did when it flowed from the lips of Azariah the prophet. "The Lord is with you while ye be with Him," It is about the only thing today that you can actually count on. When you seek after the Word of the Lord, then His Spirit, the Holy Spirit will open your eyes to the truth of His Word. God gives you choices in your life, and He leaves the results up to you. If you go chasing after the things of this world to hold dear to you, that He will allow you to reap the results of your choosing.

When the children of Israel were in the wilderness and about to enter into the promise land, Moses gathered the people of all the tribes to himself and gave them a warning. That message or warning is given in Deuteronomy 28. In the first fourteen verses, we read of the promises God made to his people, "if they will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord, to observe and to do all His commandments which I command thee this day." Those promises in this covenant go out to not only the people and their families, but to the nation and its well being.

The first fourteen verses deal with the blessing that God swore to His people that will come if they will seek His Ways, and keep the commandments that are given to His people. These blessing deal with every part of your life, from you children and their obedience to the health of yourself, your loved ones, and the nation. God's promises cover your land, your possessions, and your protection from those that would do you harm. The Lord promised that while you are seeking him, the rain would fall in its season, and the crops would be in abundance. He even promised that your cattle would bring forth many healthy little ones.

Now stop and look around you in our land today, and focus on those things that are taking place before our eyes. God is being removed from every part of our lives, from the schools, from the government, and even the Ten Commandments that assure the blessings of our land is being removed from public sight. Corruption in every aspect of our land is running wild, the very institutions that are set up for the well being of our people are being plundered by those in charge, and the people, judges and courts of the land are turning a blind eye to what is going in under their charge. So this gets into the warning part of Moses message to the people, that is written in Deuteronomy 28:15-57.

Deuteronomy 28:15 "But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:"

As you read down through the many curses, there are very few of them that have not hit our land, and our people today. The weather patterns are changing for the worse, the streets are not safe. Crime is at an all time high, and there is no respect one for another, neighbor to neighbor, today. Verse 30; "Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her, thou shalt build a house, and never dwell in it." (loss of job, or the bankers will take it from you) Verse 32; "Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long:"

It is common today for the costs and interest to eat up your paycheck, to where there is nothing left over for your benefit. Between the low interest on your savings and investment, and the high interest on your charge cards and mortgage, there is very little left over for you. This is one of the curses that Moses warned us of. Those hidden ones that are have taken over our land and children, and cause us to do what we do, are called the Kenites. Most people today have no idea in the world who they are or where they came from. Yet God uses these sons of Satan to make the corrections for all those that chose to go away from seeking the Word of God, and following His commandments in their lives. No God did not do away with those laws like many preach today say, but only the blood ordinances dealing with animal sacrifices were done away with.

Why? The Messiah, the Promised One, Jesus the Christ came into this earth age as a flesh man, to life His perfect life; then be offered as that perfect sacrifice you the sins of all those that would believe on His Name. That is why we are taught to pray our prayers "In Jesus name", for there is no other name under heaven where by we can be saved. My friend, its an individual thing, it's between you and your creator; for He gave us the pattern, the laws to live our lives, and it your privilege to follow them and be blessed, or go your way, and be in the hands of the hidden ones that are controlling this one world system today.

II Chronicles 15:3 "Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law."

Israel say what could happen when Solomon brought in his many wives from other lands, as well as their families and their idols and altars. Israel fell away from God, and the kingdom split, and was over ridden by many of its enemies. Friend, it's time to come back to Jesus, to our Heavenly Father, and allow the Spirit of the Living God to open our eyes to the truth of His ways and Word. Our nation and people have had the good life, we have seen the gold in the streets, and the parties on every corner, and with it comes bad choices that turn us away from our Heavenly Father.

II Chronicles 15:4 "But when they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found of them."

II Chronicles 15:5 "And in those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the countries."

Deuteronomy 28:49-50 "The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;" [49] "A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favor to the young:" [50]

Our jobs and wealth of our nation is being eroded faster than ever before, with one business after another pulling up stakes and heading to where they already have people in their complete control. Satan's kids have established their world system, and that system will continue under their political form until Satan arrives to remake it into the religious order that all the world will buy into.

II Chronicles 15:6 "And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity."

Israel today, is just as it was when it was destroyed from within, and the kingdom of Solomon was split into two nations. Solomon brought in hundreds of thousand of workers from the land of the Kenites. He joined in business with them to build his houses, cities and the House of the Lord, and even brought them into the house of God to give service. These Nethinims, (strangers given to service) in the end even took over the priesthood by the time Judah came out of their captivity in Babylon. These are the same people, the scribes that are writing these two books of Chronicles, we were warned in I Chronicles 2:55.

II Chronicles 15:7 "Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for God did vex them with all adversity."

Deuteronomy 28:14 "And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them." In other words, stay focused on your studies in the Word of God, and the commandments that He has given us for our lives. Yes, even the health laws, for those laws were given is to allow us to have a healthy and wholesome flesh body while here on earth.

II Chronicles 15:8 "And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the Lord that was before the porch of the Lord."

After Asa had heard the Word from the prophet of the Lord, he acted upon that warning from God. He removed those idols and things that came between him, the people and the Lord. Remember that much of the population living within the land of Judah at this time, were from the other tribes of the house of nation of Israel. Even these people living in Judah from the other tribes took hold of the warning, and made them part of their lives.

As troubles come into our land, and upon our people here in America, are the people committed enough to God to where they will respond as Asa and the nation of Judah did when they heard from the prophet Azariah? Remember we are in the end times, and God's Word has warned us of those things and events that would come in our time. That warning to us today is the "seal" [Revelation 9:4, 5] that would be placed in your mind; the understanding of the preparation of the people of the earth for those final hours under Satan. Judah heard the warning, and they turned to follow the Lord in obedience.

(II Chronicles 15:9 "And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon: for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the Lord his God was with him."

Ephraim and Manasseh were tribes under Jeroboam, and within the nation of Israel. They came to Judah, and were loyal and faithful to Judah. Those people loved the Lord, and they followed the His Word. These people were like those good Americans that came from foreign lands to live and become citizens of our land. Though these two nations, Israel and Judah were in conflict most of the time, many from Israel considered themselves to be of Judah, for that is where the House of the Lord was. That was where offerings and sacrifices were made, and their devotion was to the ways of the Lord.

II Chronicles 15:10 "So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa."

II Chronicles 15:11 "And they offered unto the Lord the same time, of the spoil which theyhad brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep."

II Chronicles 15:12 "And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;"

II Chronicles 15:13 "That whosoever would not seek the Lord God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman."

II Chronicles 15:14 "And they sware unto the Lord with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets."

II Chronicles 15:15 "And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they has sworn with all their heart, and sought Him with their whole desire; and He was found of them: and the Lord gave them rest round about."

II Chronicles 15:16 "And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he removed her from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove: and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped it, and burnt it at the brook of Kedron."

II Chronicles 15:17 "But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heat of Asa was perfect all his days."

II Chronicles 15:18 "And he brought into the house of God the things that his father had dedicated, silver and gold, and vessels.")

II Chronicles 15:19 "And there was no more war unto the five and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa."

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