THE FALL OF JERUSALEM  2ND CHRONICLES 36  2ND  KINGS 24-25

 

 

           THE END SETTING  - 2ND CHRONICLES 36 

 

1        Fill in the Kings Flow Chart for the 17th -20th Kings of Judah

2        Name three nations that God allowed to destroy Judah

Vs.3 – Under Jehoahaz

Vs 6 – Under Jehoiakim

Vs 17-Under Zedekiah

 

            What additional nations were employed by God?  (2nd Kings 24-2)

 

3        Why was Judah destroyed?  ( 2nd Kings 24-3)

 

4        Was this then a generation victimized by the sins of their fathers? (2nd chronicles 36:14)

 

5        What did the Lord send? (vs.15)

 

Why? “……….because He had………………..on his people and on his……..place”

           

6        How did the people respond?  (vs.16)

 

They …………………………the messengers

 

            They ………………………….his words

 

            They ………………………….his prophets

 

     6B  What was the final result?

    

           “ ….until the…………people of God arose against his people, till there was………… …………..

 

7        THE PROPHET  -  JEREMIAH

What did King Jehoiakim do after Jeremiah sent him a scroll with all the words of the Lord?

(Jeremiah 36-23)

 

            What was their attitude?

            They were……………..afraid, nor did they………………. Their garments.

           (COMPARE TO THE ATTIUDE OF THE CHURCH TODAY. DO THEY WANT TO HEAR ABOUT

           THE WRATH OF GOD OR ONLY EXPECT HIS DELIVERANCE FROM TROUBLE? ARE THEY

           AFRAID OF THE WARNINGS OF HIS WORD? DO THEY REALICE THEY FACE DESOLATION

           AND NEED GOD’S MERCY MORE THAN EVER? Hint 2nd Timothy 4:3-4

 

8        What did King Zedekiah ash Jeremiah  to do when was afraid? Jeremiah 37:36

 

“                   now untothe Lord our God for us

 

Zedekiah didn’t want to change, yet he asked Jeremiah to pray for him. Do you find that people today will also

flippantly say “Pray for me?”  When asked have you ever felt moved not to pray for them? Hint (John 17-9)

 

9        When Jeremiah prophesied that the city would be burned with fire, what did the princes have Zedekiah do to

Jeremiah? ( 37:13, 15, 38:4-6)

 

10    After being convinced to released him, Zedekiah still turned to Jeremiah in fear. What did he advice Zedekiah?

(38:20)

 

11    What did Jeremiah prophesy would happen if Zedekiah obeyed the word of the Lord and surrender to the King of

Babylon? (38:17)

 

            What would happen if Zedekiah didn’t listen ?  (38:22-23)

 

12    Did Zedekiah obey and surrender? ( 39:4)

 

13    What did the King of Babylon do to Zedekiah?  

(Vs 39:6)

(Vs 39:7)

 

            Why is it so hard for the heart of man to listen to the words of the Lord?

 

 

             Respond to the saying:m At first you don’t want to change and later you can’t change.

 

 

Are we living in a time of “ till there was no remedy in the last days?  Are we ready for the end”

 

Jeremiah was called to prophesied in the 13th year of Josiah(626BC). This would become the time of

The fall of Nineveh and the Assyrian Empire. Jeremiah unfolds the depth of human sin and prophesies

The intervention of divine grace. ( HEB. 8:8-13)

 

The scroll of Lamentations by Jeremiah laments over the desolation of Jerusalem and the calamity of the

Exile.

 

VERSE OF THE WEEK

 

 

THE LORD IS GOOD UNTO THEM THAT WAIT FOR HIM, TO THE SOUL THAT SEEKETH HIM”

( Lamentations 3:25)