Do You Want To Hide A Body Lyrics

Can You Help Me Hide A Body

Can You Help Me Hide A Body

Can You Help Me Hide A Body frozen parody
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Do you want to hide a body at Pa

Do you want to hide a body at Pa

Do you want to hide a body at Pa
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Do You Want To Hide A Body

Do You Want To Hide A Body

Do You Want To Hide A Body
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Do YOU WANT TO HIDE A BODY?

Do YOU WANT TO HIDE A BODY?

Do YOU WANT TO HIDE A BODY? This is a Do you want to build a snowman parody I saw the lyrics on tumblr
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Do You Want To Hide A Body

Do You Want To Hide A Body

Do You Want To Hide A Body
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Do you Want To Build a Snowman Parody~ Will You Help Me Hide This Body?

Do you Want To Build a Snowman Parody~ Will You Help Me Hide This Body?

Do you Want To Build a Snowman Parody~ Will You Help Me Hide This Body? totallyfubar on Tumblr wrote the lyrics so I decided to sing them I am NOT a good singer and its ten at night
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Help Me Hide A Body (Do you want to build a snowman parody)

Help Me Hide A Body (Do you want to build a snowman parody)

Help Me Hide A Body (Do you want to build a snowman parody)
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Get Wise (demo)

Get Wise (demo)

Get Wise (demo) Lyrics there is an envelope somewhere inside my room with your name on the outside and though there are no words for this I wrote some down and sealed them inside so I guess that I tried to keep those words from you so I could keep my precious pride I wish that you could see what its like inside my head its a little ed up but its quite a perspective the drugs they put me on are like your cars airbags only not so effective but if I do live well still agree to disagree its better this way dont you think thats a little subjective the battle was a cop out so the war just rages on Im always falling backwards to the night we stood on your front lawn it took a dose of my denial to hide that trouble on the rise maybe one of these times Ill get wise I cant separate myself from the things I truly love so when they leave me Im just a body I breathe and move and speak and theyre all so convinced its me but in their defense its a quite convincing pretense if you want to find me Ill be in the sounds the vowels the consonants they say that you are damaged what does that make me somebodys nightmare now complete with grinding teeth in the mirror I see the judgments that I write with my own eyes dont you think its time to get wise Im sorry that I tried to monopolize our pain when I couldnt curb it and no you dont deserve it I think I was afraid to renovate my ruined mind with some fabricated beauty because youd much prefer that new me and then who would I have been an empty name forever yours untruly take it out of context and Ill tell you every word but put me in the spotlight and its a story that Ive never heard Ive made a habit out of failure but every time its a surprise youd really think that I would get wise oh foolish heart of mine wont you get wise
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Berlin

Berlin

Berlin Gamma Ray Bursts Solar Flares Cosmic Rays Shifts In Human Consciousness By James Gilliland As many know we are getting bombarded by gamma ray bursts solar flares cosmic rays and other magnetic influences due to the alignment with Galactic Plane As many are observing the unprecedented increase in earthquake volcanic eruptions along with severe weather what we are not seeing is how these energies affect human consciousness The earth is expanding busting at the seams yet we are expanding as well These energies affect the bioelectric fields surrounding the human body all the way down to the DNA level We have subtle more refined bodies a body within a body and these bodies hold consciousness and energy What is held within these bodies or your fields is being activated energized and there is nowhere to hide from this process Try as you might that wounded little child will not have its way Within the greatest of all tyrants the cruelest coldhearted people is a wounded little girl or boy We all have this to one degree or another The wounds traumas and wrong conclusions from past experiences are all being energized activated and they are creating our tomorrows The pain sadness anger trespasses unloving acts experienced in past lives and in childhood are all held within these fields The higher consciousness and energy are activating them bringing them up to the surface magnetizing people places and events to each and every one of us so that we may heal and release the past Love is the ultimate power in the Multiverse and love is the catalyst for this healing process It is the love of God Creator Source Great Spirit what ever name you want to give it coming down through the dimensions that is activating this process You will see this process acted out in many ways individually and collectively yet do not get caught up in the manifestations become the observer see the cause A great master once said in every experience it all boils down to two things Love and lack of love Fear anger sadness sorrow transgressions selfish separative acts even violent acts all come from the lack of love In most cases it is the lack of love experienced in our childhood and the experiences and environment in which we established how we see and create the world in which we live Buddha said We are what we think all that we are arises in out thoughts with our thoughts we create the world A little addendum can be applied to this and that is collectively we are all creating and there are a lot of wounded creators out there some taking the upward spiral some taking the downward spiral Although we focus on love joy bliss service to others there will always be those with a different truth The problem in addressing this is to not become what you are against Again the answer is to become the observer take responsibility and be accountable for your creations the people and events you magnetized to you as a reflection of your consciousness and become an example The best leaders lead by example Do not get caught up in reactionary mind try to hold the creationary mind focusing on what you want not what you dont want and detach from the things that no longer bring you joy Mary once said worry is a form of prayer we manifest what we fear and worry about sometimes our projections are so great we create problems that never existed drawing reactions out of others that by nature are peaceful loving beings There are times when firm boundaries need to be set tough love which means telling people what they need to hear not what they want to hear is necessary This must be done however with no need for acceptance and approval outside of self and with no attachment to the outcome It is very hard to step back hold our selves responsible and accountable for the people and experiences we magnetize to us especially if we are running any victim patterns or have not dealt with the wounded child It is hard to let go of unhealthy patterns and be lie fs especially when there has been temporary gain by acting out these patterns In todays society we have been programmed to look totally to the external the external world will make us happy provide our security fulfill our hearts and souls desires which is the greatest enslavement and tragedy At the height of the internal world is a loving joyous powerful manifesting God Goddess created in the same image and likeness of God On the way there you are going to experience all the blocks wounds traumas and wrong conclusions from past experiences which create the illusion of separation The angry sad and wounded little child is going to vehemently demand to remain in control during this process yet it is manifesting everything it is in fear of happening again and defending against even its own healing It is a no win situation The deeper the pain sorrow wounds and traumas the more the angry little child will act out defend and refuse to let go This is not rocket science it is all about consciousness and energy the vibrational continuum and an extreme jump in evolution The source God Creator Great Spirit is Love Joy Bliss unimaginable As this consciousness and energy presses down upon the Earth everything that does not resonate with it has to heal We are multidimensional beings and this consciousness and energy is moving down the vibrational continuum clearing out everything that does not resonate with it The baser levels of consciousness are fear guilt anger unworthiness selfishness and the false belief in separation Defending the me is in ignorance of unity consciousness These base attitudes and emotions can no longer be held within our fields or in the Earths fields That grid is collapsing along with the manifestations that depend upon that grid You are going to see this in your relationships your physical world your institutions nothing will be able to maintain the lower frequencies as the vibrational lifting continues and it is increasing exponentially The hertzian or physical world as we know it will collapse phase out as the new world phases in The greatest pain sorrow suffering and insecurity will come from holding on to the old world holding on to the anger pain and sorrow of the past Trying to create from the wounded child something different than what wounded it from the wounded ego I love the saying what are you afraid of other than what you are already creating Why not go within heal and focus on creating a different reality Surrender the angry wounded little child to the higher dimensional healers within Stop sabotaging your life blaming others projecting the same patterns over and over expecting a different result These unhealed wounds and traumas are in the process of being exponentially energized The lessons will come around again and again yet they will become harder and harder until we surrender and get to the core of what is creating them Are we operating according to Universal Law Is Universal Peace Brother Sisterly Love Equality Prosperity and Freedom for all the foundation in our lives Do we understand the unified field and what it means to align with Unity Consciousness Is there still the angry wounded little child playing the me separation game trying to create on the exterior what is lacking in the interior Demanding love respect honesty loyalty and service to themselves trying to fill a void yet not willing to find the things they demand from others in their own expression It takes brutal honesty courage and a willingness to be accountable and responsible for our creations the people and events in our lives we manifested and magnetized to us are there to get through this process Very few have the tools the understandings and the courage The humility to own their creations the wounded child and make amends which is why so much anger pain violence and unloving acts are now coming to the surface As we said resistance is futile The angry little child trying to create on the exterior from a broken and wounded interior is fruitless There is no defense from our selves and the love of God which is activating everything within ourselves despite our denials is pressing forward If you dont believe in a higher intelligence just think of Gamma Rays as 7the dimensional energies the plane of bliss slamming the Earth over and over along with solar flares and ask yourselves what might be the affect What happens when a higher frequency in introduced to a lower frequency It is real basic physics 101 We are giving birth to a whole new world a whole new us and we need to heal and release the past if we are going to survive that birth Observe your creations your fields your attitudes emotions release the past and surrender the wounded little child to the God within There will be those who will resist this message to the degree that they want to continue with the wounded child driving their boat There are those who will take this message and bash their friends and lovers over the head with it project and blame like a crazed addict addicted to their victim patterns This information is for those who wish to heal them selves understand the process Humanity and the Earth is undergoing Release others to their own destiny and forget about the exterior this is for interior work for those who want to heal and become an example for others Permission to pass far and wide For any information about transpersonal healing sessions contact eceticustomerservice gmail-com Be well James Gilliland eceti-org bbsradio-com worldpuja-net
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2 Chronicles 10-13 (The Reign of Rehoboam; King Abijah and a Victory for Judah)

2 Chronicles 10-13 (The Reign of Rehoboam; King Abijah and a Victory for Judah)

2 Chronicles 10-13 (The Reign of Rehoboam; King Abijah and a Victory for Judah) 2 Chronicles 10 - The Reign of Rehoboam A Rehoboam and the nation at Shechem 1 1-5 The elders of Israel offer Rehoboam the throne of Israel And Rehoboam went to Shechem for all Israel had gone to Shechem to make him king So it happened when Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard it he was in Egypt where he had fled from the presence of King Solomon that Jeroboam returned from Egypt Then they sent for him and called him And Jeroboam and all Israel came and spoke to Rehoboam saying Your father made our yoke heavy now therefore lighten the burdensome service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us and we will serve you So he said to them Come back to me after three days And the people departed a Rehoboam went to Shechem for all Israel had gone to Shechem to make him king This was a logical continuation of the Davidic dynasty David was succeeded by his son Solomon and now Rehoboam the son of Solomon was assumed to be the next king i Rehoboam was the only son of Solomon that we know by name Solomon had 1000 wives and concubines yet we read of one son he had to bear up his name and he was a fool This demonstrates that sin is a bad way of building up a family ii It is difficult to believe that he had no other sons yet it is a fact that Rehoboam is the only one mentioned 1 Chronicles 3 10 Knapp iii Shechem was a city with a rich history Abraham worshipped there Genesis 12 6 Jacob built an altar and purchased land there Genesis 33 18-20 Joseph was buried there Joshua 24 32 It was also the geographical center of the northern tribes All in all it showed that Rehoboam was in a position of weakness having to meet the ten northern tribes on their territory instead of demanding that representatives come to Jerusalem b When Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard it Jeroboam was mentioned previously in 1 Kings 11 26-40 God told him through a prophet that he would rule over a portion of a divided Israel Naturally Jeroboam was interested in Solomons successor He was specifically part of the group of elders that addressed Rehoboam c Your father made our yoke heavy now therefore lighten the burdensome service of your father Solomon was a great king but he took a lot from the people The people of Israel wanted relief from the heavy taxation and forced service of Solomons reign and they offered allegiance to Rehoboam if he agreed to this i God warned Israel about this in 1 Samuel 8 10-19 when through Samuel He spoke of what a king would take from Israel After the warning the people still wanted a king and now they knew what it was like to be ruled by a taking king ii Sadly the elders of Israel made no spiritual demand or request on Rehoboam Seemingly the gross idolatry and apostasy of Solomon didnt bother them at all 2 6-7 The counsel from Rehoboams older advisors Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who stood before his father Solomon while he still lived saying How do you advise me to answer these people And they spoke to him saying If you are kind to these people and please them and speak good words to them they will be your servants forever a Rehoboam consulted the elders who stood before his father Solomon while he still lived Wisely Rehoboam asked the counsel of these older experienced men They seemed to advise Solomon well so it was fitting that Rehoboam asked for their advice b If you are kind to these people they will be your servants forever The elders knew that Rehoboam was not Solomon and could not expect the same from the people that Solomon did Rehoboam had to relate to the people based on who he was not on who his father was If he showed kindness and a servants heart to the people they would love and serve him forever This was good advice 3 8-11 The counsel from Rehoboams younger advisors But he rejected the advice which the elders had given him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him who stood before him And he said to them What advice do you give How should we answer this people who have spoken to me saying Lighten the yoke which your father put on us Then the young men who had grown up with him spoke to him saying Thus you should speak to the people who have spoken to you saying Your father made our yoke heavy but you make it lighter on us thus you shall say to them My little finger shall be thicker than my fathers waist And now whereas my father put a heavy yoke on you I will add to your yoke my father chastised you with whips but I will chastise you with scourges a But he rejected the advice which the elders had given him and consulted the young men Before Rehoboam ever consulted with the younger men he rejected the advice of the elders i This is a common phenomenon today - what some call advice shopping The idea is that you keep asking different people for advice until you find someone who will tell you what you want to hear This is an unwise and ungodly way to get counsel It is better to have a few trusted counselors you will listen to even when they tell you what you dont want to hear b And consulted the young men who had grown up with him These men were much more likely to tell Rehoboam what he already thought By turning to those likely to think just as he did it shows that Rehoboam only asked for advice for the sake of appearances i Their unwise advice shows the wisdom of seeking counsel from those outside our immediate situation and context Sometimes an outsider can see things more clearly than those who share our same experiences ii The young men to who Rehoboam preferred to turn were probably some of Solomons many sons rendered callous by upbringing in the luxurious harem and court at Jerusalem Payne c And now whereas my father put a heavy yoke on you I will add to your yoke The younger men offered the opposite advice to the elders They suggested an adversarial approach one that would make Rehoboam more feared than Solomon was i Solomon asked a lot of Israel in both taxes and service Yet we dont have the impression that Israel followed Solomon out of fear but out of a sense of shared vision and purpose They believed in what Solomon wanted to do and were willing to sacrifice to accomplish it Rehoboam did not appeal to any sense of shared vision and purpose - he simply wanted the people to follow his orders out of the fear of a tyrant ii He attempted to continue the despotism of his father though he lacked his fathers refinement and ability to fascinate Morgan iii With a dozen rash words Rehoboam the bungling dictator opened the door for four hundred years of strife weakness and eventually the destruction of the entire nation Dilday iv My little finger shall be thicker than my fathers waist A targum translates this My weakness shall be stronger than the might of my father Clarke 4 12-15 Rehoboam answers Jeroboam and the elders of Israel harshly So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam on the third day as the king had directed saying Come back to me the third day Then the king answered them roughly King Rehoboam rejected the advice of the elders and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men saying My father made your yoke heavy but I will add to it my father chastised you with whips but I will chastise you with scourges So the king did not listen to the people for the turn of events was from God that the LORD might fulfill His word which He had spoken by the hand of Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat a So the king did not listen to the people In this case Rehoboam clearly should have listened to the people This is not to say that a leader should always lead by popular vote but a leader needs the wisdom to know when what the people want is best for them i Rehoboam was a fool Ironically his father Solomon worried about losing all he worked for under a foolish successor Then I hated all my labor in which I had toiled under the sun because I must leave it to the man who will come after me And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool Yet he will rule over all my labor in which I toiled and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun This also is vanity Ecclesiastes 2 18-19 ii Rehoboam was a fool and through his folly he lost his kingdom He is not the only example on record the Stuarts lost the realm of England much in the same way Clarke iii Livy saith when a state is ripe for ruin all wholesome counsels are fatally but foolishly slighted Trapp b For the turn of events was from God God managed this whole series of events but He did not make Rehoboam take this unwise and sinful action God simply left Rehoboam alone and allowed him to make the critical errors his sinful heart wanted to make i It seemed to be altogether a piece of human folly and passion but now we are suddenly brought into the presence of God and told that beneath the plottings and plannings of man He was carrying out His eternal purpose He makes the wrath of man to praise Him and weaves the malignant work of Satan into his plans Meyer ii Notice also dear friends that God is in events which are produced by the sin and the stupidity of men This breaking up of the kingdom of Solomon into two parts was the result of Solomons sin and Rehoboams folly yet God was in it This thing is from me saith the Lord God had nothing to do with the sin or the folly but in some way which we can never explain in a mysterious way in which we are to believe without hesitation God was in it all Spurgeon B The revolt against Rehoboam 1 16-17 Jeroboam leads those leaving Rehoboams rule Now when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them the people answered the king saying What share have we in David We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse Every man to your tents O Israel Now see to your own house O David So all Israel departed to their tents But Rehoboam reigned over the children of Israel who dwelt in the cities of Judah a What share have we in David Rehoboams foolishness made Israel reject not only Rehoboam but also the entire dynasty of David They rejected the descendants of Israels greatest king b Rehoboam reigned over the children of Israel who dwelt in the cities of Judah This signals the division of the twelve tribes into two kingdoms a northern kingdom made up of 10 tribes and a southern kingdom made up of Judah and Benjamin 2 18-19 Israel rebels against the house of David Then King Rehoboam sent Hadoram who was in charge of revenue but the children of Israel stoned him with stones and he died Therefore King Rehoboam mounted his chariot in haste to flee to Jerusalem So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day a King Rehoboam sent Hadoram who was in charge of the revenue but all Israel stoned him with stones Apparently Rehoboam did not take the rebellions seriously until this happened When his chief tax collector was murdered he knew that the ten tribes were serious about their rebellion i Hadoram was the wrong man for Rehoboam to send He was famous for his harsh policy of forced labor 1 Kings 4 6 and 5 14 He was probably one of the most hated figures in the land an embodiment of oppression Payne Rehoboam probably sent Adoram because he wanted to make good on his promise to punish those who opposed him His tough-guy policy didnt work ii Rehoboam makes one pathetic effort to restore unity perfectly illustrating the poverty of his policy Selman b So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day From this point on in the history of Israel the name Israel referred to the 10 northern tribes and the name Judah referred to the southern tribes of Benjamin and Judah i There was a long-standing tension between the ten northern tribes and the combined group of Judah and Benjamin There were two earlier rebellions along this line of potential division in the days after Absaloms rebellion 2 Samuel 19 40-43 which developed into the rebellion of Sheba 2 Samuel 20 1-2 ii Rehoboam ought to have been thankful that Gods love to David had left him even two tribes Knapp 2 Chronicles 11 - The Defection of the Levites A The reign of Rehoboam the son of Solomon 1 1-4 A prophet prevents a civil war allowing the northern tribes to secede Now when Rehoboam came to Jerusalem he assembled from the house of Judah and Benjamin one hundred and eighty thousand chosen men who were warriors to fight against Israel that he might restore the kingdom to Rehoboam But the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah the man of God saying Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon king of Judah and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin saying Thus says the LORD You shall not go up or fight against your brethren Let every man return to his house for this thing is from Me Therefore they obeyed the words of the LORD and turned back from attacking Jeroboam a When Rehoboam came to Jerusalem he assembled from the house of Judah and Benjamin one hundred and eighty thousand chosen men who were warriors This was the time of Jeroboams rebellion against the house of David Rehoboam intended to keep the kingdom united by force b To fight against the house of Israel that he might restore the kingdom to Rehoboam Rehoboam intended to make war against the seceding tribes of Israel but God spoke through a prophet and stopped him To his credit - or perhaps due to a lack of courage - Rehoboam listened to Gods word through Shemaiah the man of God i Here is one Shemaiah - some of you never heard of him before perhaps you will never hear of him again he appears once in this history and then he vanishes he comes and he goes - only fancy this one man constraining to peace a hundred and eighty thousand chosen men warriors ready to fight against the house of Israel by giving to them in very plain unpolished words the simple command of God Why have we not such power Peradventure brethren we do not always speak in the name of the Lord or speak Gods Word as Gods Word If we are simply tellers out of our own thoughts why should men mind us Spurgeon 2 5-12 Rehoboam turns his attention to defense So Rehoboam dwelt in Jerusalem and built cities for defense in Judah And he built Bethlehem Etam Tekoa Beth Zur Sochoh Adullam Gath Mareshah Ziph Adoraim Lachish Azekah Zorah Aijalon and Hebron which are in Judah and Benjamin fortified cities And he fortified the strongholds and put captains in them and stores of food oil and wine Also in every city he put shields and spears and made them very strong having Judah and Benjamin on his side a Built cities for defense in Judah Stung by the civil war that more than halved his kingdom Rehoboam set his focus on defense building a series of fortified cities for defense i The fifteen cities that Ezra lists lie towards Judahs southern and western borders Their choice seems to have been dictated by threat from Egypt 12 2-4 Payne b In every city he put shields and spears and made them very strong Rehoboam sought to strengthen his kingdom and succeeded to some extent Yet overall he neglected the spiritual things necessary to strengthen his kingdom i In these places he laid up stores of provisions not only to enable them to endure a siege but also that they might be able from their situation to supply desolate places Clarke B The defection of the priests Levites and the godly remnant from Israel to Judah 1 13-16 The godly of the northern kingdom migrate to the southern kingdom And from all their territories the priests and the Levites who were in all Israel took their stand with him For the Levites left their common-lands and their possessions and came to Judah and Jerusalem for Jeroboam and his sons had rejected them from serving as priests to the LORD Then he appointed for himself priests for the high places for the demons and the calf idols which he had made And after the Levites left those from all the tribes of Israel such as set their heart to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem to sacrifice to the LORD God of their fathers a And from all their territories the priests and the Levites who were in all Israel took their stand with him This was in response to the state-sponsored idolatry of Jeroboam the first king of the northern kingdom 1 Kings 12 26-33 These godly servants of the LORD refused to live in a kingdom where worshipping God as He commanded was against the law i They would not suffer them to instruct and assist the Israelites in the worship and service of God nor to go up to Jerusalem to worship in their courses and these priests would not join with them in the worship of calves as they were desired and commanded to do and therefore they willingly forsook all their patrimonies and possessions for Gods sake Poole ii He attempted to adapt religion in the interest of the State and thus destroyed both Morgan b For the Levites left their common-lands and their possessions and came to Judah and Jerusalem This meant that since the days of Jeroboam the southern kingdom of Judah was made up not only of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin but also of a godly remnant from all the ten northern tribes i Spiritually speaking Israel was struck twice - by the ungodly religion of Jeroboam and by the departure of the godly and faithful There were few godly people left in the northern kingdom ii Viewed even as a stroke of policy this ejection of the Lords priests and Levites was a blunder They went over in a body almost to Jeroboams rival and thereby strengthened the kingdom of Judah Knapp iii Note that the laymen followed the Levites to Jerusalem it stresses again the peoples unity with every tribe being represented Selman iv This migration of the godly did not end in the days of Jeroboam The expression Jeroboam and his sons i e his successors indicates that migrations by the faithful to Judah was a process that continued down through the years Payne v This remnant of loyal souls gathered out of all the tribes left their own country and went to Judah Exodus and emigration have very often been the ways of Gods advance in the course of time Such movements have always been sacrificial but they have been deliverances Morgan c He appointed for himself priests for the high places for the demons and the calf idols which he had made 1 Kings tells us about the calf idols which were false representations of the true God However we also learn here that Jeroboam established altars for the demons that is the pagan gods of Canaan i So he erected two sorts of high places some for Baal and some for the true God whom he pretended and would be thought to worship in and by the calves Poole 2 17 The true strength of Judah So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah and made Rehoboam the son of Solomon strong for three years because they walked in the way of David and Solomon for three years a So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah This was the true strength of Judah the godly men and women from the northern kingdom who migrated to the southern kingdom to live there b Because they walked in the way of David and Solomon for three years Sadly this period did not last longer because of Rehoboams general bent towards ungodliness 3 18-23 The family of Rehoboam Then Rehoboam took for himself as wife Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of David and of Abihail the daughter of Eliah the son of Jesse And she bore him children Jeush Shamariah and Zaham After her he took Maacah the granddaughter of Absalom and she bore him Abijah Attai Ziza and Shelomith Now Rehoboam loved Maachah the granddaughter of Absalom more than all his wives and his concubines for he took eighteen wives and sixty concubines and begot twenty-eight sons and sixty daughters And Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maachah as chief to be leader among his brothers for he intended to make him king He dealt wisely and dispersed some of his sons throughout all the territories of Judah and Benjamin to every fortified city and he gave them provisions in abundance He also sought many wives for them a For he took eighteen wives and sixty concubines Rehoboam obviously did not learn from his father Solomons error Though he had far fewer wives and concubines he was probably less able to support as many he still had a heart that broke the command of Deuteronomy 17 17 i By taking eighteen wives Rehoboam willfully disregarded the law of God both in respect to kingly abuse Deuteronomy 17 17 and in respect to polygamous marriage not to mention his disregard of the disastrous precedent set by his father Solomon from which he should have learned caution Payne ii He was however the son of his father and even in the years of peace and prosperity the animal nature came out in the multiplicity of wives and concubines until he had practically established as did his father a harem on the pattern of the corrupt kings around him Morgan b Rehoboam appointed Abijah the son of Maachah as chief to be leader among his brothers This means that he appointed Abijah to be his successor the crown prince and perhaps for some period of time co-regent i Abijah certainly was not the first-born of Rehoboam but as he loved Maachah more than any of his wives so he preferred her son probably through his mothers influence Clarke c He dealt wisely and dispersed some of his sons throughout all the territories of Judah and Benjamin This was wise because it kept his many sons apart and less likely to form an alliance against Abijah who might be considered an illegitimate successor to the throne i It was true policy to disperse his own sons through the different provinces who were not likely to form any league with Jeroboam against their father Clarke 2 Chronicles 12 - The Chastisement of Rehoboam and Judah A Egypt comes against a disobedient kingdom of Judah 1 1 The sin of Rehoboam and his people Now it came to pass when Rehoboam had established the kingdom and had strengthened himself that he forsook the law of the LORD and all Israel along with him a That he forsook the law of the LORD Rehoboam did this when he was strong and secure He trusted in God so long as he felt he needed Him but he grew independent of God instead of more dependent on Him i 1 Kings 14 21-24 tells us that this forsaking of the law of the LORD went so far as the allowance of perverted persons in the land specifically describing prostitutes associated with the worship of idols It is possible that the term perverted persons refers to both men and women cultic prostitutes However the term was used in Deuteronomy 23 17-18 in distinction to feminine cultic prostitutes b And all Israel along with him The worst part about Rehoboams sin was that it led the entire kingdom into sin with him i 1 Kings 14 21-24 describes Judahs apostasy like this Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD and they provoked Him to jealousy with their sins These sins provoked the LORD to jealousy because they were essentially sins of idolatry Israel turned their back on the God who loved and redeemed them and like an unfaithful spouse they pursued spiritual adultery with idols 2 2-4 Egypt attacks a disobedient Judah And it happened in the fifth year of King Rehoboam that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem because they had transgressed against the LORD with twelve hundred chariots sixty thousand horsemen and people without number who came with him out of Egypt the Lubim and the Sukkiim and the Ethiopians And he took the fortified cities of Judah and came to Jerusalem a Shishak king of Egypt Known in Egyptian history as Sheshonk I he was the founder of the Twenty-Second Dynasty and its most energetic Pharaoh This particular campaign is documented by a list of conquered Palestinian cities that stands to this day carved on the wall of his temple of Amon at Karnak Thebes Payne b Because they had transgressed against the LORD One might give any number of geopolitical explanations of why the Egyptians attacked the Kingdom of Judah at this time The Chronicler understood that it was really the hand of the LORD in motion because of their disobedience i The word transgressed translated unfaithful in the NIV is an important term here To be unfaithful to God is one of Chronicles key terms it never occurs in Samuel and Kings and its regular occurrence shows Israels constant estrangement from God It involves denying God the worship due to him usually on a national scale and is the primary reason given in Chronicles for the exile Selman c He took the fortified cities of Judah and came to Jerusalem This was a serious threat to the entire southern kingdom It might very well perish in just two generations since David 3 5 Gods word to Rehoboam and Judah Then Shemaiah the prophet came to Rehoboam and the leaders of Judah who were gathered together in Jerusalem because of Shishak and said to them Thus says the LORD You have forsaken Me and therefore I also have left you in the hand of Shishak a Shemaiah the prophet This was the same prophet that discouraged Rehoboam from attacking the 10 tribes of Israel that rejected his leadership and formed the northern kingdom of Israel 2 Chronicles 11 1-4 He had the opportunity to speak to all the leaders of Judah because they were gathered on account of Shishaks invasion b You have forsaken Me and therefore I also have left you in the hand of Shishak This was a correction that matched the offence If Judah insisted on forsaking God they would find themselves forsaken in the day of their need The great danger of telling God Leave me alone is that someday He may answer that prayer B Repentance and servitude comes of Judah 1 6 The repentance of Rehoboam and Judah So the leaders of Israel and the king humbled themselves and they said The LORD is righteous a So the leaders of Israel and the king humbled themselves This national repentance was initiated by the leaders of the kingdom Historically great moves of Gods Spirit are seen when leaders are zealous about repentance and humility b The LORD is righteous This was the summary of their confession of sin To recognize that the LORD is righteous is also recognize that we are not To say this meant they understood that they deserved their present misfortune at the hands of Shishak 2 7-8 Deliverance with a reminder Now when the LORD saw that they humbled themselves the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah saying They have humbled themselves therefore I will not destroy them but I will grant them some deliverance My wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak Nevertheless they will be his servants that they may distinguish My service from the service of the kingdoms of the nations a I will not destroy them but I will grant them some deliverance In response to the repentance of His people God granted Judah some deliverance He would not allow them to be completely destroyed but He would allow some difficult to come to them b They will be his servants that they may distinguish My service from the service of the kingdoms of the nations When Judah forsook the law of the LORD it was as if they offered themselves as servants to another master God will allow them to experience some of the consequences of serving another master i They shall be preserved and serve their enemies that they may see the difference between the service of God and that of man While they were pious they found the service of the Lord to be perfect freedom when they forsook the Lord they found the fruit to be perfect bondage A sinful life is both expensive and painful Clarke ii Know by woeful experience the worth of my work and wages by the want thereof and the contrary miseries Trapp 3 9-12 The some deliverance granted to Judah So Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem and took away the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the kings house he took everything He also carried away the gold shields which Solomon had made Then King Rehoboam made bronze shields in their place and committed them to the hands of the captains of the guard who guarded the doorway of the kings house And whenever the king entered the house of the LORD the guard would go and bring them out then they would take them back into the guardroom When he humbled himself the wrath of the LORD turned from him so as not to destroy him completely and things also went well in Judah a Took away the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the kings house Solomon left great wealth to his son Rehoboam both in the temple and in the palace After only five years that wealth was largely gone because Rehoboam and Judah forsook the law of the LORD b He also carried away the gold shields which Solomon had made 1 Kings 10 16-17 mentions these 500 shields 200 large and 300 small These shields made beautiful displays in the House of the Forest of Lebanon but they were of no use in battle Gold was too heavy and too soft to be used as a metal for effective shields This was an example of the emphasis of image over substance that began in the days of Solomon and worsened in the days of Rehoboam i Rehoboam made in their stead shields of bronze and with these pathetically tried to keep up former appearances It is like souls who when despoiled of their freshness and power by the enemy laboriously endeavor to keep up an outward appearance of spiritual prosperity or like a fallen church shorn of its strength and robbed of its purity seeking to hide its helplessness and cover its nakedness with the tinsel of ritualism spurious revivalism union and anything that promises to give them some appearance Knapp ii According to Dilday each large shield was worth about 120 000 The smaller shields were worth 30 000 33 million was invested in gold ceremonial shields - and now in the hands of the Egyptians c King Rehoboam made bronze shields in their place The replacement of gold with bronze is a perfect picture of the decline under the days of Rehoboam They dynasty of David went from gold to bronze in five years i They wished to emphasize how far Rehoboam fell in a mere few years He had inherited an empire five years later master of a small state he could protect his capital itself only by denuding his palace of its treasures Solomons court had despised silver his sons court had to be content with bronze Payne ii The picture of Rehoboams substitution of brass for gold is unutterably pathetic Yet how often do the people of Jehovah masquerade amid imitations because they have lost the things of pure gold through unfaithfulness and sin Morgan d And committed them to the hands of the captains of the guard In the days of Solomon the gold shields hung on display in the House of the House of the Forest of Lebanon 1 Kings 10 16-17 Under Rehoboam the replacement bronze shields were kept in a protected guardroom until they were specifically needed for state occasions e When he humbled himself the wrath of the LORD turned from him so as not to destroy him completely This great humbling of Rehoboam came after he had humbled himself as described in 2 Chronicles 12 6 It shows that God knew there was more humbling to do even after Rehoboam did it himself Even so this was Gods favor and mercy to him because both Rehoboam and Judah deserved far worse By the measure of justice alone God had the right to destroy him completely i If God could show favour to a man such as Rehoboam who typified the attitude which resulted in Judahs eventual collapse there was always hope for those who humbled themselves before God Indeed the interest in the people was surely a direct encouragement to the Chroniclers contemporaries to seek God for themselves Selman ii Many in sin humble themselves before God hoping that He will not humble them further Nevertheless God knows just how much humbling someone needs and if more is necessary God will certainly bring it f Things also went well in Judah According to Poole this is literally There were good things The idea is either that despite their corruption there was still a remnant of good in Judah and for that reason God held back judgment or that despite the terrible loss to the Egyptians there was still a remnant of prosperity in Judah 4 13-16 A summary of Rehoboams reign Thus Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem and reigned Now Rehoboam was forty-one years old when he became king and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem the city which the LORD had chosen out of all the tribes of Israel to put His name there His mothers name was Naamah an Ammonitess And he did evil because he did not prepare his heart to seek the LORD The acts of Rehoboam first and last are they not written in the book of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the seer concerning genealogies And there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days So Rehoboam rested with his fathers and was buried in the City of David Then Abijah his son reigned in his place a Thus Rehoboam strengthened himself in Jerusalem and reigned Out of Gods mercy he survived the threat from Shishak and reigned until his natural death b And he did evil because he did not prepare his heart to seek the LORD This was the root of the problem with Rehoboam He had even less of a relationship with God than his father Solomon did At times he did seek the LORD but never with a prepared heart i You see how readily Rehoboam went first towards God then towards idols and then back again towards God he was always ready to shift and change he wrought no great reforms in the land we do not read that he held a great passover as Hezekiah did or that the high places were taken away but as soon as Shishak was gone he felt perfectly content There was not anything real and permanent in his religion it did not hold him He held it sometimes but it never held him Spurgeon c So Rehoboam rested with his fathers The Chronicler seems to give more attention to the life of Rehoboam than the writer of 1 Kings This may be because Rehoboam is somewhat of a pattern and an encouragement to the returning exiles to whole the Chronicler first wrote i Chronicles over-all view of Rehoboam has quite a different feel from Kings While accepting Rehoboams very real failings as a leader Chronicles is keen to demonstrate the value of repentance and the extent of Gods mercy Selman ii As the first king of Judah Rehoboam is an example of Gods dealings with Davids whole dynasty Selman Therefore the following themes are seen in Chronicles description of Rehoboam Obedience to the prophetic word 2 Chronicles 11 1-4 Strengthening the kingdom through building work 2 Chronicles 11 5-12 Activities of priests Levites and those who seek God 2 Chronicles 11 13-17 An expanding royal family 2 Chronicles 11 18-21 Humble repentance 2 Chronicles 12 5-12 2 Chronicles 13 King Abijah and a Victory for Judah A King Abijah speaks to King Jeroboam 1 1-3 The two armies gather for war In the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam Abijah became king over Judah He reigned three years in Jerusalem His mothers name was Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam Abijah set the battle in order with an army of valiant warriors four hundred thousand choice men Jeroboam also drew up in battle formation against him with eight hundred thousand choice men mighty men of valor a In the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam This is the only description of the reign of a Judean king that is synchronized with the reign of a contemporary king of Israel Though the books of 1 and 2 Kings told the story of both southern and northern kingdoms 2 Chronicles focuses only on the southern kingdom of Judah The connection in this verse is probably due to the fact that the events involve Israel as well as Judah b He reigned three years in Jerusalem This son of Rehoboam named Abijah called Abijam in 1 Kings only reigned three years showing that God did not bless his reign c Four hundred thousand choice men against him with eight hundred thousand choice men In this war between the southern kingdom of Judah and the northern kingdom of Israel there was a clear numerical advantage for the northern kingdom i Now it is very possible that there is a cipher too much in all these numbers and that they should stand thus Abijahs army forty thousands Jeroboams eighty thousands the slain fifty thousand Clarke ii On the other hand A vast number but it hath been oft observed and recorded by sacred and profane historians that in those ancient times there were very numerous armies and ofttimes very great slaughters and if this slaughter was more than ordinary there is nothing strange nor incredible because the Almighty God fought against the Israelites Poole 2 4-12 Abijahs appeal to Jeroboam and the army of Israel Then Abijah stood on Mount Zemaraim which is in the mountains of Ephraim and said Hear me Jeroboam and all Israel Should you not know that the LORD God of Israel gave the dominion over Israel to David forever to him and his sons by a covenant of salt Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat the servant of Solomon the son of David rose up and rebelled against his lord Then worthless rogues gathered to him and strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon when Rehoboam was young and inexperienced and could not withstand them And now you think to withstand the kingdom of the LORD which is in the hand of the sons of David and you are a great multitude and with you are the gold calves which Jeroboam made for you as gods Have you not cast out the priests of the LORD the sons of Aaron and the Levites and made for yourselves priests like the peoples of other lands so that whoever comes to consecrate himself with a young bull and seven rams may be a priest of things that are not gods But as for us the LORD is our God and we have not forsaken Him and the priests who minister to the LORD are the sons of Aaron and the Levites attend to their duties And they burn to the LORD every morning and every evening burnt sacrifices and sweet incense they also set the showbread in order on the pure gold table and the lampstand of gold with its lamps to burn every evening for we keep the command of the LORD our God but you have forsaken Him Now look God Himself is with us as our head and His priests with sounding trumpets to sound the alarm against you O children of Israel do not fight against the LORD God of your fathers for you shall not prosper a The LORD God of Israel gave the dominion over Israel to David forever to him and his sons by a covenant of salt Abijahs argument is that the dynasty of David is the only legitimate house to rule over the tribes of Israel including these 10 northern tribes that rebelled under Jeroboam i This promise God made to David was called a covenant of salt which meant a serious covenant because it was sealed by sacrifice sacrifices always included salt Leviticus 2 13 A covenant of salt also had the following associations A pure covenant salt stays pure as a chemical compound An enduring covenant salt makes things preserve and endure A valuable covenant salt was expensive b Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat the servant of Solomon the son of David rose up and rebelled against his lord Here King Abijah presents a rather selective view of history It was true that Jeroboam rebelled but it is also true that Rehoboam was a fool who provoked the northern tribes to rebellion i It is a strange mixture of misrepresentation and religion The misrepresentation is in his statement of the reason for the rebellion of Israel which culminated in the crowning of Jeroboam He attributed the rebellion to the influence of evil men whom he described as sons of Belial Morgan ii We need not scrupulously inquire into the lawfulness of this war for this Abijah though here he makes a fair flourish and maintained the better cause yet was indeed an ungodly man 1 Kings 15 3 and therefore minded not the satisfaction of his conscience but only the recovery of his parents ancient dominions Poole c But as for us the LORD is our God and we have not forsaken Him Abijah contrasted the rejection of God on behalf of Jeroboam and the people of the northern tribes with the comparative faithfulness of the king and people of Judah d Do not fight against the LORD God of your fathers for you shall not prosper Abijah brought his sermon to a dramatic finish by challenging the king and people of the northern tribes to recognize that they were really fighting against the LORD God of their fathers B Gods deliverance for Judah and King Abijah 1 13-14 Jeroboams ambush But Jeroboam caused an ambush to go around behind them so they were in front of Judah and the ambush was behind them And when Judah looked around to their surprise the battle line was at both front and rear and they cried out to the LORD and the priests sounded the trumpets a Jeroboam caused an ambush to go around behind them This was a dishonorable tactic because Jeroboam ambushed while they were negotiating before the battle i The battle line was at both front and rear The point to remember is that our enemies may shut us in on all sides preventing reinforcements from north south east and west but no earthly power can ever shut off God from above us The way upwards is always kept clear the ladder which links the beleaguered soul with God and heaven can never be blocked except by transgression and sin Meyer b And they cried out to the LORD When the battle lines unexpectedly changed the army of Judah knew that a surprise attack from an army twice as large left them in a very dangerous place The only thing they could do was cry out to the LORD 2 16-19 Victory for Judah Then the men of Judah gave a shout and as the men of Judah shouted it happened that God struck Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah And the children of Israel fled before Judah and God delivered them into their hand Then Abijah and his people struck them with a great slaughter so five hundred thousand choice men of Israel fell slain Thus the children of Israel were subdued at that time and the children of Judah prevailed because they relied on the LORD God of their fathers And Abijah pursued Jeroboam and took cities from him Bethel with its villages Jeshanah with its villages and Ephrain with its villages a As the men of Judah shouted it happened that God struck Jeroboam and all Israel They added the shout of faith to their cry unto the LORD and God struck the army of Israel We are not told how God struck them but God certainly defended His trusting people when they could not defend themselves i So God routed Jeroboam though whether this was through direct supernatural intervention or through the courage of his embattled people as they saw themselves surrounded by the enemy is not stated Payne ii It was poor business in that it was a last resort but it was sincere and the answer of God was immediate and complete victory resulted Morgan b The children of Judah prevailed because they relied on the LORD God of their fathers The Chronicler wanted the point to be clear The reason why Judah defeated Israel even though they were surprised and outnumbered was because Judah relied on the LORD i Bethels capture is an ironic comment on the golden calves inability to defend their own sanctuary cf 1 Kings 12 28-33 Selman 3 20-22 A summary of Abijahs reign So Jeroboam did not recover strength again in the days of Abijah and the LORD struck him and he died But Abijah grew mighty married fourteen wives and begot twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters Now the rest of the acts of Abijah his ways and his sayings are written in the annals of the prophet Iddo a Jeroboam did not recover strength again in the days of Abijah This ended the ongoing threat from Israel against Judah Jeroboam was not left strong enough to launch an attack and stayed weak until the LORD struck him and he died b But Abijah grew mighty The profile of Abjiah in 1 Kings 15 is overwhelmingly negative We read he walked in all the sins of his father which he had done before him his heart was not loyal to the LORD his God as was the heart of his father David 1 Kings 15 3 Yet the Chronicler says nothing good or bad about the overall reign of Abjiah i This was because the Chronicler wanted to emphasize the good that happened under the reign of Abijah namely the great deliverance that came when Judah relied on God The Chronicler assumes the reader knows the material about Abijah in 1 Kings yet he wanted to show that even a bad man can be shown grace when he relies on the LORD This would be a great encouragement to the returned exiles to whom the Chronicler first wrote ii Yet from our more complete understanding of Abijahs life we can learn another lesson that one great spiritual victory does not make an entire life before God One should never trust in a past spiritual accomplishment or season of victory iii The annals of the prophet Bemidrash in the commentary this as far as I recollect is the first place where a midrash or commentary is mentioned Clarke
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