One in Messiah Congregation
Sad look at people from the past forsaking the Lord
What are you offering?
Numbers, chapter 3:4: And Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD, when they offered strange fire before the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children: and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest's office in the sight of Aaron their father.
for a King of Israel
"14": When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess
it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt
say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me;
"15": Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.
"16": But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.
"17": Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.
18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the
throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy
of this law ( Torah )
"19": And it shall be with him, and he
shall read therein all the days of his life : that he may learn to fear
the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do
"20": That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.
people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the
[16 ] And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.
 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day. Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?
 And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.
 Now therefore write ye this song for
you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this
song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.
 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.
 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.
 Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel.
 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff
neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious
against the LORD; and how much more after my death?
 Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them.
 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.
 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.
year of 2518
when Joshua died
First judge: Othniel.
Second judge: Ehud
Third judge: Shamgar
Fourth judge: Deborah
Fifth judge: Gideon - Jerubbaal
Sixth judge: Abimelech ( evil )
Seventh judge: Tola
Eighth judge: Jair
Ninth judge: Jephthah
Tenth judge: Ibzan
Eleventh judge: Elon
Twelfth judge: Abdon
Thirteenth judge : Samson
Fourteenth judge: Eli the priest
Fifteenth judge: Samuel.
More than likely some of these ruled simultaneously.
"they forsook the LORD God of their fathers"
Judg. 2 [12 ] And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger. [ 13] And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.
Judg. 10 [6 ] And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syria, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines, and forsook the LORD, and served not him.
*** No king means no copy of this ( Torah ) law which "shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life that his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel. ( Deut. 17:19, 20 above )
Judges, chapter 17:
"1": And there was a man of mount Ephraim, whose name was Micah.
"2": And he said unto his mother, The eleven hundred shekels of silver that were taken from thee, about which thou cursedst, and spakest of also in mine ears, behold, the silver is with me; I took it. And his mother said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my son.
"3": And when he had restored the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said, I had wholly dedicated the silver unto the LORD from my hand for my son, to make a graven image and a molten image: now therefore I will restore it unto thee.
"4": Yet he restored the money unto his mother; and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to the founder, who made thereof a graven image and a molten image: and they were in the house of Micah.
"5": And the man Micah had an house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest.
6: In those days there was "no king" in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Judges, chapter 21
25: In those days there was "no king" in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Proverbs, chapter 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
Proverbs, chapter 21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
"they forsook the LORD their God"
David - year of 2884
Solomon - year of 2924
1Kgs.9 [9 ] And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.
1Kgs.12 [8 ] But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him:
 And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him;
2Kgs.21 [22 ] And he forsook the LORD God of his fathers , and walked not in the way of the LORD.
2 Chronicles 15: Asa, good, 912-872 BC approx.
"1": And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah
the son of Oded:
"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.
3 Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God , and without
a teaching priest, and without law. (
*** approx. 273 years apart - Asa and Josiah
I have found the book of the law ( Torah ) סֵפֶר הַתּוֹרָה in the house of the LORD"
2Kgs. 22 - Josiah, good, 639-608 BC
 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned
thirty and one years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah
 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD , and walked in all the way of David his father, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left.
 And it came to pass in the eighteenth year of king Josiah , that the king sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, the scribe, to the house of the LORD, saying,
 Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, that he may sum the silver which is brought into the house of the LORD, which the keepers of the door have gathered of the people:
 And let them deliver it into the hand of the doers of the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD: and let them give it to the doers of the work which is in the house of the LORD, to repair the breaches of the house,
 Unto carpenters, and builders, and masons, and to buy timber and hewn stone to repair the house.
 Howbeit there was no reckoning made with them of the money that was delivered into their hand, because they dealt faithfully.
 And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I have found the
book of the law (
 And Shaphan the scribe came to the king,
and brought the king word again, and said, Thy servants have gathered the money
that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of them that
do the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD.
 And Shaphan the scribe shewed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.
 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.
 And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying,
 Go ye, inquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.
 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they communed with her.
 And she said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me,
 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read:
 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall not be quenched.
 But to the king of Judah which sent you to inquire of the LORD, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, As touching the words which thou hast heard;
 Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD.
 Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.
same story in:
2Chr.34 [15 ]
And Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan
the scribe, I have found the book of the law ( Torah )
Short History of the Kings
all BC dates are approx.
*** All Bad ***
KINGS OF ISRAEL - 19 or 20 with Tibni
Jeroboam, bad, 930-909 BC
Nadab, bad, 909-908 BC
Baasha, bad, 908-886 BC
Elah, bad, 886-885 BC
Zimri, bad, 885 BC
1Kgs.16 Tibni, bad
 Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.
 But the people that followed Omri prevailed against the people that followed Tibni the son of Ginath: so Tibni died, and Omri reigned.
Omri bad, 885-874 BC
Ahab, bad, 874-853 BC
Ahaziah, bad, 853-852 BC
Joram, bad, 852-841 BC
Jehu, bad, 841-814 BC
Jehoahaz, bad, 814-798 BC
Joash, bad, 798-782 BC
Jeroboam II (bad, 793-753 BC
Zechariah, bad, 753 BC
Shallum, bad, 752 BC
Menahem, bad, 752-742 BC
Pekahiah, bad, 742-740 BC
Pekah, bad, 752-732 BC
Hoshea, bad, 732-722 BC
Shalmaneser king of Assyria - 722 BC Fall of Israel - Samaria to Assyria Captivity - 2 Kings 18:11
KINGS OF JUDAH , 20
*** Good 6, bad 14
Rehoboam, bad 933-916 BC
Abijah, bad 915-913 BC
Asa, good, 912-872 BC
Jehoshaphat, good, 874-850 BC
Jehoram, bad, 850-843 BC
Ahaziah, bad, 843 BC
Athaliah - Mother, bad, 843-837 BC
Joash, good, 843-803 BC
Amaziah, good , 803-775 BC
Uzziah, good /bad , 787-735 BC
Jotham, good, 749-734 BC
Ahaz, bad, 741-726 BC
Hezekiah, good, 726-697 BC
Manasseh, bad, 697-642 BC
Amon, bad, 641-640 BC
Josiah, good, 639-608 BC
Jehoahaz, bad, 608 BC
Jehoiakim, bad, 608-597 BC
Jehoiachin, bad, 597 BC
Zedekiah, bad, 597-586 BC (year of 3357 from Adam)
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon - Destruction of Jerusalem, 586 BC, Babylonian Captivity - 2 Kings 24 - (year of 3357 from Adam)