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Sunrise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Back to Previous Devotion

April 23 - Evening

"After Ahab’s death, Moab rebelled against Israel.
Now Ahaziah had fallen through the lattice of his upper room in Samaria and injured himself.
So he sent messengers, saying to them,

'Go and consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron,
to see if I will recover from this injury.

But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite,

“'Go up and meet the messengers of the king of Samaria and ask them,
"Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are going off to consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron?" Therefore this is what the Lord says:
"You will not leave the bed you are lying on.
You will certainly die!
" '

So Elijah went."

- Second Kings 1:1-4

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Israel's King Seeks Council from "The Lord of the Flies"    

The land of Moab used the death of Ahab as an opportunity to rebel against Israel who had collected a yearly tribute from them. Ahab’s son Ahaziah succeeded him on the throne, but Ahaziah had
fallen from his upper room through the lattice.

Instead of seeking godly council or help from Elijah or Elisha this king who was indoctrinated with pagan philosophies and demonic worship sent messengers to a city of the Philistines 60 miles
away from Samaria to seek insight concerning his injury from Baal-Zebub. This is likely an intentional corruption of the name of the god Baal-Zebul which sarcastically transforms the god’s name from “Lord the Prince” (Baal-Zebul) to “Lord of the flies!” (Baal-Zebub). Consider Jezebel’s name. Ahaziah's mother's name was not Jezebub, but Jezebel, or Je-zebel, which meant, “Where is the prince?” and not “Where are the flies?” The biblical writers were likely scorning this god that they hated. (Consider the scorn Gideon meant when he changed his name to Jerub-baal to mock the
powerless threats of the priest of Baal in Judges 6:31-32 and 7:1, etc.)

Elijah intercepts the messengers and rebukes them and their king for not consulting the Lord,
and sends them back with an answer before they have a chance to reach Ekron. They are to
tell the son of Ahab and Jezebel, King Ahaziah, “You will not leave the bed you are lying on.
You will certainly die!”

  Christian Quote from Church History

“The human mind, has no more power of inventing a new value than of imagining a new primary color, or, indeed, of creating a new sun and a new sky for it to move in.”
– C.S. Lewis

Something to Ponder??

The Two Kingdoms:
God’s and Satan’s

Light vs. Darkness
Jesus  vs. Satan
Believers vs. Unbelievers
Abundance vs.  Lack
Angels vs.Demons/Fallen An.
Love  vs. Selfishness
Eternal  vs. Temporal

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Pharmakon (Gr) – sorcery (Eng) – pharmakon is Greek word which literally meant “a drug” and “the preparing and using medicine.” Since drugs were used to cast spells and incantations the word pharmakon and pharmakeia meant “an incantation” and “enchantment.” Pharmakeia (pharmakon) can be found in Galatians 5:20; Revelation 9:21 and 18:23. The NIV translates it as “magic arts.”


Thessalonica (modern Salonica) is located on ancient Rome’s famous highway Via Egnatia. Archaeologists found the term “politarchs” used by Luke in Acts 17:6 to identify the magistrates and Thessalonica’s city officials. Skeptics had criticized Luke’s use of the words as a mistake and challenged the authenticity of Luke’s authorship of the book of Acts because this word “politarchs” had never been seen in other Greek literature. But, when the word “politarchs” was discovered in several inscriptions on monuments and buildings in Thessalonica the critic’s ignorance and arrogance was manifest and the authenticity of Luke’s
work confirmed.

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I seek advice and help from worthless places and sources empty of truth and reality?
I will consider who and where I seek council.
  "Do not withhold discipline from a child;
    if you punish them with the rod, they will not die."

- Proverbs 13:13
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Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem

A map identifies the locations mentioned in 2 Kings 13:20-21 and associated with the raising of a dead man by the bones of Elisha.

A map identifies the locations mentioned in 2 Kings 13:20-21 and associated with the raising of a dead man
by the bones of Elisha.

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