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Monday, June 4 2012

Where Is The Messiah's Royal Line?

After the civil war (see The Civil War Kings; also On The Brink Of Civil War and The Crease Of Israel), David, of the Israelite tribe of Judah, became king of all of the tribes of Israel.

Hebron

"5:1 Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh. 5:2 Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel.

5:3 So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD: and they anointed David king over Israel.

5:4 David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. 5:5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months [see Who Were The First Jews?]: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah." (2 Samuel 5:1-5 KJV)

It would be through an Israelite line, specifically the Israelite tribe of Judah, that the Messiah would be born. That decision was made by the LORD long before King David himself was even born.

"49:8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee. 49:9 Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be." (Genesis 49:8-10 KJV)

King David was succeeded by his son Solomon as king of all of Israel. Solomon is perhaps most well-known for his great wisdom, which he had in his early years. Later in his life however, Solomon became an idol-worshipping fool (see A History Of Jerusalem: The Glory Of Solomon). For that national abomination, the LORD (i.e. Jesus Christ; see Appearances Of The LORD God) declared that Israel would be divided, with ten of the tribes becoming an independent nation.

"11:9 And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice, 11:10 And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded. 11:11 Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant. 11:12 Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son. 11:13 Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to thy son for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen." (1 Kings 11:9-13 KJV)

The division of Israel into "Israel" and "Judah" was brought about in the time of Solomon's son Rehoboam, exactly as the LORD declared ("Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son," quoted above).

Israel and Judah

"12:12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me again the third day. 12:13 And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him; 12:14 And spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. 12:15 Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the cause was from the LORD, that he might perform his saying, which the LORD spake by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat.

12:16 So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents.

12:17 But as for the children of Israel which dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.

12:18 Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the tribute; and all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. Therefore king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem. 12:19 So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day. 12:20 And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Israel: there was none that followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only." (1 Kings 12:12-20 KJV)

The Dynasties Of Israel and Judah

A dynasty can be defined as "a sequence of leaders in the same family." The dynasty of King David ruled the united kingdom of the Israelites until they split into two kingdoms, Israel and Judah, as we read above. After the division, the single dynasty of David, the royal Messianic line, continued unbroken in Judah, where it already existed.

The northern kingdom of Israel lasted just over 200 years before they were conquered and taken away into exile by the Assyrians. They never returned, and have become known to history as the "Lost Ten Tribes of Israel." There were nine dynasties in the northern kingdom of "Israel," none of which were the Messianic line of Judah.

The southern kingdom of Judah had only one dynasty, that of David, with a total of 19 kings and the temporary usurper Athaliah from the northern kingdom.

1. David

The northern kingdom of Israel had nine dynasties, with a total of 19 kings:

1. Jeroboam, Nadab
2. Baasha, Elah
3. Zimri
4. Omri, Ahab, Ahaziah, Jehoram
5. Jehu, Jehoahaz, Joash, Jeroboam II, Zechariah
6. Shallum
7. Menahem, Pekahiah
8. Pekah
9. Hoshea

The Kings Of Israel and Judah

Year
B.C.
(approx)
Kings of
Judah
Kings of
Israel
Notes
933 1 Rehoboam 1 Jeroboam I Division after Solomon
915 2 Abijah      
912 3 Asa      
911    2 Nadab   
910    3 Baasha   
887    4 Elah   
886    5 Zimri   
886    6 Omri   
875    7 Ahab   
874 4 Jehoshaphat      
855    8 Ahaziah   
854    9 Joram   
850 5 Jehoram      
843 6 Ahaziah 10 Jehu   
843 7 Athaliah    The only female ruler
843 8 Joash      
820    11 Jehoahaz   
806    12 Joash   
803 9 Amaziah      
790    13 Jeroboam II   
787 10 Uzziah / Azariah      
749 11 Jotham      
748    14 Zachariah   
748    15 Shallum   
748    16 Menahem   
741 12 Ahaz      
738    17 Pekahiah   
738    18 Pekah   
730    19 Hoshea   
726 13 Hezekiah      
721       End of the northern kingdom.
697 14 Manasseh      
641 15 Amon      
639 16 Josiah      
608 17 Shallum / Jehoahaz      
608 18 Jehoiakim      
597 19 Jehoiachin      
597 20 Zedekiah
     
586       End of the southern kingdom.

Fact Finder: How will the coming Kingdom of God be, in effect, a "Kin-dom" i.e. a nation of a single family, composed of people who were formerly of all nations?
See The Constitution Of The Kingdom Of God, A History Of Jerusalem: Zionism and The Church: Mission Accomplished


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This Day In History, June 4

781 BC: The first documented solar eclipse was recorded, in China.

1584: Sir Walter Raleigh established the first English colony on Roanoke Island, old Virginia (now North Carolina; Raleigh, North Carolina is named after Sir Walter Raleigh).

1760: 22 ships carrying New England planters arrived in Nova Scotia to replace the Acadians.

1783: French brothers Etienne and Joseph Montgolfier made the first public flight of a hot-air balloon.

1792: Captain George Vancouver claimed Puget Sound for Britain.

1800: Construction of the original White House was completed (it was burned in August 1814 by British Marines during the War of 1812-14 in retaliation for the U.S. burning and looting of the Parliament Building in Toronto months before).

1831: The Belgian Congress proclaimed Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg as the first king of Belgium after the southern provinces split with the Netherlands.

1920: The Treaty of Trianon. Signed after the First World War by Hungary and the allies (excluding U.S. and U.S.S.R.), it reduced Hungary by one third, and deprived it of access to the sea; it gave Transylvania, the East Banat, and other districts to Romania; Slovakia and Ruthenia to Czechoslovakia; Croatia, Slavonia and the West Banat to Yugoslavia; the Bergenland to Austria.

1928: Zhang Zuolin, the President of the Republic of China, was assassinated by Japanese agents.

1939: The MS St. Louis, a German ocean liner with 963 Jewish refugees aboard, was denied permission to land in Florida, after being turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, more than 200 of its passengers later died in Nazi concentration camps.

1940: The British completed the evacuation of 300,000 troops from Dunkirk. Prime Minister Winston Churchill made his famous speech to the House of Commons: "we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender..."

1941: Kaiser (the German form of Caesar) Wilhelm II, ninth king of Prussia and third German emperor from 1888-1918, died in exile in the Netherlands.

1942: The 3-day Battle of Midway, the turning point in the sea war in the Pacific during the Second World War, began. The Japanese lost 4 aircraft carriers, 1 cruiser and 248 aircraft, with a total of 3,057 killed; the U.S. lost 1 aircraft carrier, 1 cruiser and 150 aircraft, with a total of 307 killed.

1989: Hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square were killed by the Chinese army using tanks and machine guns.

1989: A natural gas explosion near Ufa, Russia, killed 575 people when two passenger trains passing each other threw sparks onto a leaking gas pipeline.





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