Week 19   Day 2

 

When in trouble 

            seek God 

Jehosaphat knew that 

            and did it.

 

 

At this time there were political alliances

            between Israel and Judah

            which seem to have developed

            into friendships 

Then there were marriages

            between members of the royal families

            which further cemented

            their associations  

It will get confusing because

            there will be kings on both sides

            with the same name.

 

 

The sun can turn glass window panes into gold  

                              snow into diamonds and

                              the desert sand into refreshing ponds

In this story the sun turned water into blood.

 

 

 

                                         THREE KINGS
Here's a different twist to salvation by water and the blood.
                                             II Kings 3

 

     1Jehoram the son of Ahab became king over Israel in the

eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned

twelve years.  2He did evil in the sight of the Lord, but not

like his father and mother; for he put away the sacred pillar

of Baal that his father had made.  3Nevertheless he persisted

in the sins of Jeroboam; he did not depart from them.

     4Now Mesha king of Moab was a sheep breeder, and he

regularly paid the king of Israel one hundred thousand lambs

and the wool of one hundred thousand rams.  5When Ahab

died, the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.

     6So king Jehoram mustered all Israel.  7Then he sent to

Jehoshaphat, saying, "Will you go with me to fight against

Moab?"  And he said, "I will, my people are as your people,

my horses as your horses."  8Then he said, "Which way shall

we go?"  He answered, "By way of the Wilderness of Edom."

     9The king of Israel with the kings of Judah and Edom,

marched on that roundabout route seven days; and there was

no water for the army.  10The king of Israel said, "Alas! For

the Lord will deliver us into the hand of Moab." 

     11But Jehoshaphat said, "Is there no prophet here, that

we may inquire of the Lord?"  One of the servants answered,

"Elisha is here, who poured water on the hands of Elijah." 

12So the kings went down to him.

     14Elisha said, "As the Lord of hosts lives, surely were

it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat, I would not

look at you, nor see you.  15But now bring me a musician."

Then it happened, when the musician played, that the hand

of the Lord came upon him.  16Elisha said, "Make this valley

full of ditches.  17You shall not see wind, nor shall you see

rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, so that you and
your animals may drink.  18This is a simple matter in
the
sight of the Lord; He will deliver the Moabites to you." 
   
20 In the morning, when the grain was offered, suddenly
water came by way of Edom, and the land filled with water. 

21The Moabites rose up early in the morning, and the sun
was shining on the water; 23they said, "This is blood;
the
kings have surely struck swords and have killed one
another;
therefore, Moab, to the spoil!"  24When they came,
Israel
rose up and attacked so that they fled before them;
and
they entered their land.
           This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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