22 Dec 2020

Josiah to Zedekiah to Herod: Get Ready For CHRISTmas

Make Ready:

Look Up/Live For Yeshua
Preach The Gospel Of The Kingdom
Oil In Our Lamps ( Gods Word/ Holy Spirit) God Speaking To Us


After Josiah was laid in his grave, one trouble came on another, till, in twenty-two years, Jerusalem was destroyed.(609 Bc to 586BC)

With both Egypt and Babylon vying for dominance in the wake of Assyria’s collapse, Judah’s political days were numbered as Josiah’s weak successors vacillated between the two powers.


He did what was right in the sight of the Lord and walked entirely in the way of his father David, and did not turn aside to the right or to the left.

2 Kings 22:2

Josiah= Yahweh Has Healed

  • Found The Law Of God
  • Rededicated The Temple
  • Bought Down The Idols
  • Reestablished The Passover
  • Turned The Hearts Of The People To God
  • Stop Child Sacrifice to Molech, Baal & Asharah 
  • Killed By Pharaoh Neco at Megiddo=hill= Valley of Jezreel=May God Give Seed
  • NECO In The Bible= 

But he sent messengers to him, saying, “What have I to do with you, king of Judah? I have not come against you this day, but against the house with which I have war; for God commanded me to make haste. Refrain from meddling withGod, who is with me, lest He destroy you.”

2 Chronicles 35:21

Evil Kings After Josiah (609 To 586BC)

Evil In The Sight Of The Lord

  • Jehoahaz= Yahweh Has Held/Grasped 
  • Josiah’s Son
  • Reigned 3 Months In Jerusalem 
  • Place into power by rich landowners who had issues with Egypt 
  • Pharaoh Neco, imprisoned him in Riblah ( North Side Of Israel. Today Syria & Lebanon) & took him away to Egypt, held him captive & he died there. 
  • Pharaoh Neco imposed on Judah a Fine/Penalty of 100 talents of silver & 1 talent of Gold (10 to one) 2 Kings 23:33/ 2 Chronicles 36:3
  • 100 Silver Talents = 3.8 Tones & 1 Gold Talent= 75lb= 5.3 Stones
  • As a unit of currency, a talent was worth about 6,000 denarii. A denarius was the usual payment for a day’s labour. At one denarius per day, a single talent was therefore worth 16 years of labour.
  • Neco made himself superior and protector by force & trickery 

Matthew 25:14-30

Daily Work

Yearly Work

Life Time Work

Evil In The Sight Of The Lord

Josiah’s Son

Eliakim= Yahweh Rises 

Jehoiakin= Raised By Yahweh

Vassel= a person or country in a subordinate position to another/ holder of land for another. 

Renamed By Neco, Made King By Pharaoh Neco, replaced his brother, served Judah’s Enemies. Paid homage to his Fathers Josiah killers

Gave silver & gold to Pharaoh 

Taxed the land to give money to Pharaoh 

Took money of the people to give to Pharaoh= rich or poor

Became servant of Nebuchadnezzar for 3 years

Rebelled against Babylon with Egypt 

Chaldeans, Arameans, Moabites, Ammonites sent by God

Nebuchadnezzer= Eldest Son Of NEBU. Scribe & Writer of the destiny of men. Scribe of human learning. Son Of Murduk prime deity of Babylon. 


Evil In The Sight Of The Lord

Jehoikins Son

Jehoiachin= Yahweh Establishes

Nebuchadnezzer King Of Babylon sent servants to Jerusalem and besieged the city

The king of Babylon entered the city

Jehoiachin, his family & servants held captive and led to exile 

All the treasures of The House of The Lord, The treasures of the kings house, king of Babylon cut into pieces vessels of gold which King Solomon made in The Temple Of The Lord

Led Into Exile All Jerusalem, all the Captains & Mighty men of Valour

10 thousand Captives, all the craftsmen & smiths. None remained except the poorest of the land

Kings mother, wife’s, officials, leading men of the land, 7000 men of valour, 1000 crafts men & smiths all led to exile to Babylon

Evil In The Sight Of The Lord

Mattaniah= Gift Of Yahweh

Uncle of Jehoiachin

King Of Babylon Changed His Name and placed him as King. Not Gods Man but chosen by Babylon 

Not Recognised in Matthew Chapter 1

Zedekiah= The Is Righteous/Gods Justice

Rebelled Against King Of Babylon

Anger Of The Lord Cast Them Out Of Judah & Jerusalem & His Presence

Nebuchadnezzer King Of Babylon

All His Army Go Against Jerusalem 

Camp Against The City & Siege It All Around

9-11th years Of Reign

2 Years Siege Around Jerusalem 

Great Famine

No Food

City Broken Into

All The Men Of War Fled In The Night

Chaldeans All Around The City

Zedekiah Pursued To Jericho, His Army Fled

His Sons Slaughtered before his eyes

King Zedekiah Eyes Where Put Out

The 19th Year Of Nebuchadnezzers Reign

Burned The House Of The Lord Down

The Kings House

All The Houses Of Jerusalem 

Broke Down The Walls Of Jerusalem 

Carried All The People To Exile

Poorest Of The Land Left/ Vinedressers/ Ploughmen

Carried The Bronze From The House Of The Lord/ Pots, Shovels, Pillars

Fine Gold & Silver Vessels

(2 Tim:2:21)


The Priests Seraiah=soldier/prince Of The Lord

Zephaniah= God Has Hidden

Nebuzaradan Burned Down The Temple Of Solomon 

Took The Officers, Overseers, Men Of War, Scribes, Took Them To King Nebuchadnezzer in Riblah

Struck Them All Down To Death

Rest Of Judah Taken Into Captivity 

22 He appointed Gedaliah son of Ahikam son of Shaphan as governor over the people who remained in the land of Judah, whom King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had left. 23Now when all the captains of the forces and their men heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah as governor, they came with their men to Gedaliah at Mizpah, namely, Ishmael son of Nethaniah, Johanan son of Kareah, Seraiah son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah son of the Maacathite. 24Gedaliah swore to them and their men, saying, ‘Do not be afraid because of the Chaldean officials; live in the land, serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.’ 25But in the seventh month, Ishmael son of Nethaniah son of Elishama, of the royal family, came with ten men; they struck down Gedaliah so that he died, along with the Judeans and Chaldeans who were with him at Mizpah. 26Then all the people, high and low,* and the captains of the forces, set out and went to Egypt; for they were afraid of the Chaldeans.

Gentile Reign:

Babylon= Gold= Head= = Lion, 2 Wings= Daniel+3 

Media Persia= Silver= Arms & Chest= Bear, 3 Ribs, Lob Sided

Greece= Bronze= Torso= Leopard, For Wings Maccabees

Rome= Iron= Legs= Beast= Herod 

1st Coming Of Yeshua

Daniel Chapter 9

Outpouring Of The Holy Spirit/Pentecost 

12 Apostles

Paul, Barnabas, Apollo’s 

New Testament 


The Bar Kokhba Revolt

Gospel Area

Return Of Israel= Ezekiel 36-39

May 14/ 1948

Revived Roman Empire

Feet= Iron/Miry Clay

Amalgamation of 4 Beasts 


Return Of Yeshua

Daniel 2:33-35 (NASB)

You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

Daniel 2:33-35 (NASB)

In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever. Inasmuch as you saw that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands and that it crushed the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold, the great God has made known to the king what will take place in the future; so the dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy.

Daniel 2:44-45 (NASB)


Jacob Prasch: Moriel Ministries