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April 20 - Evening

"Now there was a certain old prophet living in Bethel, whose sons came and told him all that the man of God had done there that day. They also told their father what he had said to the king. Their father asked them, “Which way did he go?”

And his sons showed him which road the man of God from Judah had taken.

...He found him sitting under an oak tree and asked, 'Are you the man of God who came from Judah?'

'I am,' he replied.

So the prophet said to him,
'Come home with me and eat.'

The man of God said,
'I cannot turn back and go with you, nor can I eat bread or drink water with you in this place. I have been told by the word of the Lord: ‘You must not eat bread or drink water there or return by the way you came." '

The old prophet answered,
'I too am a prophet, as you are. And an angel said to me by the word of the Lord: "Bring him back with you to your house so that he may eat bread and drink water." '

(But he was lying to him.) So the man of God returned with him and ate and drank in his house.

While they were sitting at the table, the word of the Lord came to the old prophet who had brought him back. He cried out to the man of God who had come from Judah,

'This is what the Lord says: "You have defied the word of the Lord and have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you. You came back and ate bread and drank water in the place where he told you not to eat or drink. Therefore your body will not be buried in the tomb of your ancestors." ’ "

- First Kings 13:11-22

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
A Prophet from Judah Prophecies God's Word, but Follows the Words of a Man    

A prophet came out of Judah (Josephus says his name was Yadon, or Iddo) to condemn Jerobaom for setting up a golden calf in Bethel and in Dan (the southern and northern extremities of the kingdom of Israel.) The prophet prophesied against the altar and spoke of a son from the house of Jesse named Josiah who would arise in the future to desecrate the golden calf shrine in Bethel. It was a very dramatic moment during the dedication ceremony when the prophet spoke (1 Kings 13:1-10), but on his way home the prophet himself disobeyed the word of the Lord and was deceived by an older man who also claimed to be a prophet.

Because the prophet from Judah disobeyed the word the Lord have given him and had instead followed the word of the older prophet the prophet from Judah was killed by a lion.

After the prophecy came true and the prophet from Judah was killed by the lion, the older prophet recovered the body and buried it with in a tomb near the burial place of the false priest of the golden calf near the sanctuary of the golden calf in Bethel.

In 2 Kings 23:15-20 about 310 years later (930-620 BC) Josiah fulfills the prophecy around 620 BC that was spoken by the prophet from Judah at the golden calf sanctuary in Bethel in 930 BC by tearing the shrine down. But, when Josiah does, he also honors the tomb of the prophet from Bethel who predicted Josiah's very actions 310 years before. Below are photos of the golden calf shrine in Dan, Israel that was built at the same time as the shrine in Bethel, so there would surely have been some similarities. Click on the photo for a larger image.

Golden Calf Sanctuary in Dan  (1 Kings 12:25-33) Golden Calf Sanctuary in Dan  (1 Kings 12:25-33) Golden Calf Sanctuary in Dan  (1 Kings 12:25-33) Golden Calf Sanctuary in Dan  (1 Kings 12:25-33)
The Golden Calf Sanctuary in Dan. The podium where the calf stood is on the right and the altar location is on the left Front of the podium in Dan with steps leading up to where the calf idol would have set in a building/temple. The surface of the podium. Notice the circular stone bases where wooden columns would have stood to support the temple roof. The steps leading up to the podium and the temple with the golden calf.
Golden Calf Sanctuary in Dan  (1 Kings 12:25-33) Golden Calf Sanctuary in Dan  (1 Kings 12:25-33) Golden Calf Sanctuary in Dan  (1 Kings 12:25-33) Golden Calf Sanctuary in Dan  (1 Kings 12:25-33)
Toni standing on the steps that lead up to the podium, the temple and the golden calf. The altar is to the right of the photo, or to Toni's left. Looking back at the location of the altar from the top of the podium. Stone work on the front of the podium retaining wall. Notice the fine work on the ashlar stones. Close up photo of the fine craftsmanship by the stonemasons who cut the ashlars for the podium retaining wall in Dan, Israel.
  Christian Quote from Church History

“Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.”
– C. S. Lewis



Something to Ponder??

Substitution – The necessity for substitution exists because the righteous and holy God demands that sin and rebellion be punished. Romans 3:22-26 addresses the question of how a holy, just and righteous God can maintain his holy, just and righteous character and yet justify the sinner:

“This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.”

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Soma (Gr) – Body (Eng) – soma is Greek word that means the body of a man or an animal either living or dead, and even to the heavenly bodies of stars and planets. Soma can also be used to refer to group of people in society, as a family or a union as the church. In Colossians 2:17 soma is used to distinguish between the shadow of an image and the actual body that casts the shadow. In Colossians soma is reality while the shadow is symbolic.


Tyre of Ezekiel 26:14, 17 is still identifiable. The remains of Tyre are 20 miles south of Sidon on what used to be an island in the Mediterranean Sea ¾ of a mile from the coast. The rubble of the remains of the city destroyed by Alexander in 333 BC can still be seen in the shallow water of the shores of Tyre.

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I know God's Word?
Can I stand and obey God's Word while men are advising me to do something different?
I will obey the Word of the Lord and will seek discernment concerning the words of men.
  "Many claim to have
unfailing love,
    but a faithful person who can find?"

- Proverbs 20:6
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
(morning only) Second Samuel 16 Psalm 128, 129, 130
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Listen to someone in need

Peace among members

Equal Rights

China, Hong Kong
Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram

Galyn stands on the steps that would have been covered by water in the Pool of Siloam.

Galyn stands on the steps that would have been covered by
water in the Pool of Siloam. (More details here and here.)

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Watch Galyn's video of the Pool of Siloam below:

Elijah sends a message to King Ahaziah in 2 Kings 1:1-8 and the locations are detailed on this map.
  Elijah sends a message to King Ahaziah in
2 Kings 1:1-8 and the locations are detailed on this map.
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