Saturday, June 1, 2024

June 1, 2024

Jehoiakim, king of Judah, was captured by the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, and he served him for three years until he rebelled against him. Nebuchadnezzar then sent his servants from several other countries against Judah. Jehoiakim died and received a burial like a donkey, and his son, Jehoiachin, became king. Jehoiachin reigned three months in Jerusalem before he, his family, and all the noblemen gave themselves up to Nebuchadnezzar, who had come against the city, captured it, and carried off the precious metals from the temple and the king's house. Nebuchadnezzar sent all the people to Babylon except a few poor people. God had enough of their shenanigans and threw them out of Judah. This timeline is during Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and some minor prophets. The king of Babylon made Mattaniah, Jehoichin's uncle, king of Jerusalem but changed his name to Zedekiah. 

A country cannot continue to provoke God to anger and expect his mercy. God's wrath comes upon the wicked. When God wants to punish a nation, he gives them an evil king, and the United States is dealing with such a king/president. Stay faithful to God; He is merciful to his children, those who've accepted his Son. Get out your popcorn; things are about to become interesting!

For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon. 2 Kings 24:20

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