Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, 2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. 3 Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel (he is God), which is in Jerusalem.
At this time in history, two events have occurred that have been obscured or deliberately hidden. These events are crucial to two purposes of the book of Ezra: 1) to identify the Israelites throughout their history, and 2) to negate the claim that the jews, as we know them today, have any relationship with Israelites.
The ten northern tribes of Israel had been captured by the Assyrians, never to return to their land. Judah as well was captured and spent 70 years in Babylon, at the end of which time, they were permitted to return to rebuild the temple.
There seems to be silence and mystery surrounding the fate of the “lost ten tribes” of Israel. According to the teaching of most churches, this horde seems to have just vanished into the landscape, never to be heard of again.
The Chronicles are a continuation of the books of the Kings. Israel had asked Samuel for a king rather than have God as their King (q.v., I Sam. 8:1-9). This would prove to be a disaster, for nearly all the kings of Israel and Judah turned out to be very wicked. Of course, if they had a good and honorable king, one that feared God and ruled by His Law, then things went well for Israel. This same principle follows through today. No matter what form of government of men we have, it can always be perverted and corrupted by a deep state that is almost impossible to defuse. So why need we be sentimental about a particular form of government we have had for a length of time? Our particular constitution even says “the people have the right to alter or abolish it and institute new government” as they see fit “for their future security.”
The following is a paragraph from my first sermon for the upcoming conference:
“After the war between the two nations, the Union versus the Confederate States of America (1861-1865), the United States was in so much debt that it became bankrupt and as a result became a corporation in 1871. `It is well settled that the ‘UNITED STATES’ has been a corporation, since it was:
Incorporated on February 21, 1871 under the name “District of Columbia.”
Reorganized June 11, 1878 as a bankrupt organization, and on
June 5, 1933, as a de facto government; originally the ten square mile tract ceded by Maryland and Virginia and comprising Washington District of Columbia, plus the possessions, territories, forts, and arsenals.
Our 1st lesson, The Birth of America, wasthe 1stin the series of lessons entitled The History of We the People. I said that we would tell you about the 2nd time we were declared to be the “enemies of the state”.
We have had a very storied history! The Congress of the Republic lost its quorum and brother began killing brother at the outset of the not-so-civil Civil War.
As secessions of the confederate states multiplied around the Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, the Congress of the Republic lost its quorum and the Republic ceased to function!
“What’s ahead — like a few months down the road? Hysteria and chaos, if the ‘Joe Biden’ regime can help it… and they’re helping it all they can. Twice vaxxed, twice boosted, and twice recent Covid-19 patient Dr. Anthony Fauci warned this week that the unvaxxed would ‘get into trouble’ as the seasons turn this year. The part he left out is: the unvaxxed will be in trouble trying to keep up with helping their sick and dying vaccinated relatives whose immune systems have been damaged by their multiple vaxxes.
This scripture is the first account that contains a racially significant event within the books we are covering today (I & II Samuel through I & II Kings). It is not known who wrote the books of Samuel. The books bear his name because they record the life and work of Samuel, the last of Israel’s judges and the first of a long line of prophets. The events of these books are a continuation of the book of Judges.
There have been two things that I have constantly said, and I’ve never heard anyone else on television say it…until this week. And I heard them both said on Friday, August 5, 2022. And they were both said as CPAC, i.e. the Conservative Political Action Conference held in Dallas, Texas.
This is the last part of this current series. Great Britain was in complete chaos. John Knox was one of the founders that converted Scotland from the Church of England to Presbyterianism in the 1500s. It eventually became Scotland’s state church.
The four Stuart kings wanted to be the head and rule the new Protestant church of Scotland, like they did the Church of England. King James I, a skillful politician and a suspected homosexual, made a balanced compromise between Calvinistic doctrine and episcopal practice.