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Sunday, January 22 2017

The Rehoboam Prophecy

"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"

When Solomon succeeded his father King David (see The Prophecy Of King David's Messianic Throne) as king of Israel, he was a wise and righteous youth. Solomon's great wisdom happened in his years as a young king. When Solomon grew older, he allowed himself to become open to influences of corruption that had always been there. As it happened, it was the religious idolatry of his many wives and concubines.

In order to put an end to the corrupted kingdom, the LORD (see The LORD God Our Saviour) declared that the united kingdom would be divided, while at the same time maintaining the royal Messianic line which was created for that purpose. The LORD further declared that the break would happen in the time of Solomon's son and royal successor.

Solomon's Harem

"11:1 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites; 11:2 Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.

11:3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.

11:4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.

11:5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 11:6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.

11:7 Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. 11:8 And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.

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 11:1-13 KJV)

Upon the death of Solomon, his son Rehoboam became king. The prophecy was then immediately fulfilled, through Rehoboam's arrogance. Reheboam thereby became the last king of the united kingdom of Israel, and the first king of the Kingdom of Judah (the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Levi; see Jews - Three Tribes and Three Meanings).

The Division of The Kingdom under Rehoboam

"12:1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king. 12:2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard of it, (for he was fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;) 12:3 That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying, 12:4 Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.

12:5 And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.

12:6 And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people?

12:7 And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever.

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: 12:9 And he said unto them, What counsel give ye that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which thy father did put upon us lighter?

12:10 And the young men that were grown up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto this people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father's loins. 12:11 And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.

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." (1 Kings 12:1-17 KJV)

Fact Finder: When will the "lost ten tribes" of Israel be reunited with Judah (Judah, Benjamin and Levi)?
See When Will The United Kingdom Be Restored?


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This Day In History, January 22

565: Eutychius was deposed as the Patriarch of Constantinople by the lawyer John Scholasticus. The city of Constantinople was named after the Roman Emperor Constantine (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and A Biography Of Abraham: Abrahamic Religions).

871: The forces of Ethelred of Wessex fought the Danes at the Battle at Basing.

Britain

1371: King Robert II of Scotland ascended to the throne.

1506: The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrived at the Vatican.

1517: The Battle of Raydaniyah near Cairo, Egypt. Ottoman Empire ruler Selim I defeated the Mamluk armies and invaded Cairo 7 days later, bringing Egypt under Ottoman rule (see The Prophet Daniel: Kings Of The North and South).

1528: A declaration of war was made by England and France against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).

Europe

1760: During the Seven Years War, the French under Lally-Tollendal were defeated by an Indian-British force at the Battle of Wandiwash in India.

1771: After a dispute that had gone on since the islands were discovered in 1592, Spain conceded that the Falkland Islands were British territory.

1775: The Jews of Warsaw, Poland were ordered expelled by Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski.

1840: The earliest British colonists arrived in New Zealand, at Port Nicholson.

1879: During the British-Zulu War, 830 British troops of the 24th Regiment were massacred at the Battle of Isandhlwana.

1901: After a reign of 64 years (1837 to 1901), Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom died at age 82.

Queen Victoria

1941: Tobruk was captured from Italian forces by Britain and Australia.

1944: During the Second World War, allied forced landed at Anzio.

1957: Israel's military withdrew from the Sinai Peninsula.

Sinai

1970: The world's first "jumbo jet," the Boeing 747, began commercial service with a Pan American Airways flight from New York to London.

1973: The U.S. Supreme Court "legalized" (in their eyes, not in God's Eyes) the Satanic butchering of God's created children ("139:13 For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother's womb" Psalm 139:13 RSV). It became known as "the Roe versus Wade decision." The plaintiff of the decision today grievously opposes abortion; "Jane Doe" (her real name is Norma McCorvey) now calls her pro-abortion legal case the "single biggest mistake of my life."

1984: The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, was introduced.

1987: Pennsylvania politician Budd Dwyer committed suicide with a handgun shot to the head during a live televised press conference.

1998: U.S. President Bill Clinton came under intense media publicity for his sexual involvement with numerous women, including with a 21 year old intern who performed oral sodomy on Clinton numerous times right in the Oval Office. The point of this entry is not to single out Bill Clinton, but to point out that millions of people, in every country on Earth, are, by the legal and Biblical definition, "sodomites" without realizing it (Legal definition: "Sodomy is any non-penile/vaginal copulation-like act, such as oral or anal sex, or sex between a person and an animal. The word is derived from the historical account of Sodom and Gomorrah (see Genesis 19: Fire And Brimstone Upon Sodom And Gomorrah) in chapters 18 and 19 of the Book of Genesis in the Bible." Wikipedia article on Sodomy January 21 2013). See also Leviticus 18: Sexual Abominations


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