Category: 102: History Books

1 Kings 21 – 22

1 Kings 21 Jezebel was a priestess of the fertility religion of baal; and Jezebel is used as a type of all religions which adopt the same traditions including those who rename those false traditions with “Christian” sounding names. The story of Ahab and Jezebel carries many lessons for us today. 1.  Do not knowingly […]

1 Kings 19 – 20

1 Kings 19 Upon hearing that the priests of baal had been killed, Jezebel sought to kill Elijah.  We see here that Jezebel seduced people into sexual immorality and idol worship, and we know that both of these things are types of spiritual adultery against the Creator our espoused Husband.  Further, the eating of things sacrificed […]

1 Kings 17 – 18

1 Kings 17 Elijah was a man of God; he was loyal to God above his loyalty to the king, the priesthood [ministry] or anyone else.  God used Elijah to correct the king, the people and the priests who had fallen away from God.  Elijah was not a priest, he was a man selected directly by God and sent […]

1 Kings 15 – 16

1 Kings 15 Great emphasis is placed on the fact that Judah and Benjamin were at war almost continually against the other Ten Tribes of Israel. 1 Kings 15:1 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat [of Israel] reigned Abijam over Judah. Abijam the son of Rehoboam reigned in Jerusalem […]

1 Kings 13 – 14

1 Kings 13 The Deeds of Jeroboam God sent his servant to rebuke the apostasy of Jeroboam, and prophesy of another who would destroy the idols; calling him by name Josiah [YHVH will help].  The prophet cried out against Jeroboam and his altar to idols. 1 Kings 13:1 And, behold, there came a man of […]

1 Kings 11 – 12

1 Kings 11 Solomon was later turned away from the commandments of God by marrying unconverted women. 1 Kings 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 […]

1 Kings 9 – 10

1 Kings 9 After the dedication of the temple and Solomon’s prayer, God appeared to him in a dream. 1 Kings 9:1 And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the king’s house, and all Solomon’s desire which he was pleased to do, 9:2 That […]

1 Kings 8

1 Kings 8 Solomon assembled all of the elders of Israel to bring the Ark up from David’s tent and place it in the new Temple in the seventh month.  The people gathered for the Dedication of the Temple for seven days, followed by the seven day Feast of Tabernacles.  Solomon’s address to the elders of Israel […]

1 Kings 7

1 Kings 7 Solomon built his royal palace on the Temple Mount adjacent to the Temple. 1 Kings 7 is mainly about the building of the Palaces of Solomon. 1 Kings 7:1 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house. Solomon’s palace was built of cedar from Lebanon. […]

1 Kings 5 – 6

1 Kings 5 The building of the temple at Jerusalem by Solomon   The Temple was built on the same general plan as the Tabernacle, but was much larger and was constructed on a permanent fixed immovable site.  The Ezekiel Temple to be constructed by Jesus Christ will be much more glorious still.  See Ezekiel 40-48. […]

1 Kings 3 – 4

1 Kings 3 This chapter begins with a statement about Solomon’s building projects and in v 2 immediately jumps to the religious state of affairs at that time. 1 Kings 3:1 And Solomon made affinity with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he had […]

1 Kings 1 – 2

1 Kings 1 First Kings begins with the death of David and the succession of Solomon. Solomon was, except for a period of sinfulness; a type of Jesus Christ, while Solomon’s kingdom was a type of the kingdom of God.  Solomon’s reign knew mostly peace; and he was also the wealthiest king and the wisest man […]

Second Samuel 19 – 20

2 Samuel 19 David by his sympathy for the sinner, turned the rejoicing of victory over the sin of rebellion against the king into mourning. Remember the our King is Jesus Christ, and that we are to support him in his dispensing of JUSTICE and his victory over the wicked; instead of becoming emotionally attached […]

Second Samuel 17 – 18

2 Samuel 17 Ahithophel then advised an immediate attack to slay David, and Absalom was pleased; being full of bitter hatred over his treatment by his father David over his execution of the sister rapist Amnon. 2 Samuel 17:1 Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will […]

Second Samuel 13 – 14

2 Samuel 13 The curse for the sin against Uriah came quickly to David’s house with his children knowing of their father’s sins, thinking that they could also take liberties with the Word of God. Such is the power of a bad example; it causes others to also become lax: While a good example of […]

Second Samuel 3 – 4

2 Samuel 3 The next two chapters are tales of betrayal by men who were associated with David and which could have gone very badly for David. The death of Abner could have angered Israel and brought the armies of Israel against David and Judah in a great war, but instead God worked things out for […]

Second Samuel 1 – 2

Second Samuel The story of Saul and David is an allegory of the kingship of Satan and Satan’s struggle to avoid being replaced by Messiah and the called out of God, after having disqualified himself by his failure to obey God. 2 Samuel 1 An Amalekite tries to ingratiate himself with David by claiming the murder […]

First Samuel 28 – 31

1 Samuel 28 Achish believing that David was anathema to Israel, called David to fight against Israel alongside the Philistines. 1 Samuel 28:1 And it came to pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel. And Achish said unto David, Know thou assuredly, that thou shalt go […]

First Samuel 26 – 27

1 Samuel 26 The life of David as the anointed but yet not crowned king of physical Israel is an analogy of the life of the spiritually anointed and not yet crowned New Covenant called out to be kings and priests of the kingdom of God (Rev 1:6, 5:10). David wrongfully suffered at the hands […]

First Samuel 25

1 Samuel 25:1 And Samuel [Hebrew; Shemuel, God has heard] died; and all the Israelites were gathered together, and lamented him, and buried him in his house at Ramah. And David arose, and went down to the wilderness of Paran. Nabal of Carmel [by Haifa] This is a classic story of pride and the deceitfulness […]

First Samuel 23 – 24

1 Samuel 23 David continues to fulfill the duty of his calling and anointing, to God and his people and thereby continues to rise in the respect of the people. Many false teachers have crept into the assemblies today; where they try to destroy the faithful by teaching a false permissive Christ to lead the […]

First Samuel 19 – 20

1 Samuel 19 Saul became enraged and commanded that David should be killed. 1 Samuel 19:1 And Saul spake to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that they should kill David. But Saul’s son Jonathan who had made a covenant of friendship with David reported the matter to David. 19:2 But Jonathan Saul’s […]