Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Jehu Executes Judgment on House of Ahab IIKings10

II Kings 10:11 "So Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great men, and his kinsfolks, and his priests, until he left him none remaining."

Jehu is the instrument used to carry out the penalty of sin on the house of Ahab and Jezebel. We can go back to the prophecy of Elijah and see where Elijah predicted that Ahab would not have a place in Israel.

I Kings 21:21 "Behold, I will bring evil upon thee and will take away thy posterity and will cut off from Ahab ....v22 And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam...thou hast provoked me to anger, and made Israel to sin."

Ahab and Jezebel did not casually worship Baal but promoted the worship with all the people.

This is the nation and people that God claimed as his own. He delivered them from Egypt with a mighty hand and met them at the mount with the commandments. He parted the sea and the waters of Jordan and gave them victory when no victory seemed possible. But the have turned to a no god instead of the living God.

Jehu Was very crafty in his zeal to destroy Baal from the kingdom. He wrote a letter to the men who were raising the 70 sons of Ahab, first telling them to make them a king of one and fight but in the absence of that to deliver the sons up to him. They decided to deliver up the sons.

Next he invites all the Baal worshippers to a sacrifice. When they showed up, he slew them.

v27 "And they brake down the image of Baal and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto this day."

Even though Jehu did not walk in the ways of the Lord, he was promised that four generations of his family would rule.

v32 "In those days the LORD began to cut Israel short; and Hazael smote them in all the coasts of Israel;"

We are leading up to a captivity of Israel as the nation grows weaker and weaker because of their sin making it ripe for conquest.

Psalm 64:7 "But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded."

Keywords: Bible Study, Old Old Story, Israel, Kings, Jehu, Syria, Baal. Jehu carries out the prophecy of Elijah.

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