The Most Righteous King that EVER lived- The Story of King Josiah. II Chron. 33-35
Everyone thinks that God’s favorite Kings were King David or King Soloman but the bible says differently. God’s Favorite King was King JOSIAH. At only eight years old he became King of Judah. That would be like making a second grader president of the United States! Furthermore, Josiah came from a lineage of BAD KINGS. EVIL KINGS. His grandfather was King Manassah whom YaHuWaH despised. Manassah sold out the Jews. He was a traitor to God’s people. He was the son of King Hezekiah and as such he had no excuse. He re-instituted Pagan polytheistic worship and child sacrifice. He is also thought to have been the murderer of the prophet Isaiah. His son Amon took over the kingdom upon his death but only reigned for two years. He too was evil and was murdered by his own contemporaries. That left little Josiah at eight years old to take over the Kingdom.
Josiah had help though. He had Godly men and women around him. Hilkiah the High priest, which we wrote about earlier was one of them.Hilkiah discovers a secret scroll hidden in the temple and has it read to King Josiah by his scribe. Josiah is so moved by YaHuWaH’s testimony in the scroll that he rents his garments and truly mourns for the sins of his people and their backslidden ways. He TURNS EVERYTHING AROUND. This is true repentance. He tears down all the High pagan places of worship and destroys everything associated with them including their priests. He has the biggest PASSOVER celebration known to the history of mankind. He begins repairing the Temple in Jerusalem. He destroys Topheth, which was a place where they sacrificed children to Molech and Baal outside the city in the Valley of Hinnom. This place was a real thorn in YaHuWaH’s side as he NEVER ALLOWED for the SLAYING OF INNOCENTS. YaHuWaH says that thought had never entered his mind as a form of worship. It was insideous. Topheth equates with Gehenna and Hell because they continually burned the dead carcasses there, and furthermore it must of stank the high heavens!
Finally he made the entire nation take an oath of alligience and covenant with YaHuWaH… PUBLICALLY.
So Josiah did all of the right things. He was a Just KING. So what happened to him?
This is where the paradox comes in. He gets wounded in the battle of MEGGIDO.
He is taken back to Jerusalem and he dies.
Prior to this battle, he consults with the prophetess Huldah and his overseers as to what to do? Huldah in an interesting character as well. She is a collegiate person. Very well learned in TORAH and a confirmed PROPHETESS. The men are consulting a WOMAN, folks. This kind of throws the whole women are not to speak in the church (Paul heresy) or to usurp a Man’s authority to the way side. (SORRY GUYS!)
She tells him that YaHuWaH is going to Judge Judah big time. DESTROY HER for her abominations. Just saying your sorry and it won’t happen again ain’ t gonna cut it with God. The WAGES of SINNING is DEATH. Sin and death go hand in hand. The SIN follows generationaly, as well. FOR FOUR GENERATIONS. Josiah was only the 2nd generation after the SINS of Manassah! He still had to pay that PIPER! (satan) . YaHuWaH promises Josiah though that he will not witness this destruction and that he will die in Peace. He does. He dies and is buried in the CITY OF PEACE, (Jerusalem), unlike his father and grandfather. Manassah (his grandfather) was buried in his own garden at Uzza.(where have we heard that word before? Al Uzza. ) while Amon, (his father) was buried in his own house!
Josiah was buried with his spiritual father, DAVID.
So where did he go wrong? Why did God speak to King Necho of Egypt to go fight the Babylonians? Josiah didn’t give up his politics! He was still sided with Babylon politically. He couldn’t stay out of it. He was meddling where he didn’t need to. At this stage of the game it really was beneath him to do so. Spiritually speaking he had come out of Babylon but in a practical earthly sense he hadn’t… He was still trying to play KING OF JUDAH. YaHuWaH didn’t tell him to go to battle.
GOD HATES WAR..
Let the HEATHEN fight their own battles amongst themselves! You stay out of it. That goes for joining the military in the here and now too. If your in the military you need to get out as soon as you can. It is NOT OF GOD.
Babylon will always be here until YaHuSuWaH returns to utterly destroy HER. And that could be sooner than we think! It could very well be in our lifetime! King Necho was being used of YaHuWaH for a specific purpose. He wasn’t saved. He was a tool. Satan could have told him to go to Meggido for all we know. . At any rate Josiah ends up being
the PASSOVER LAMB that is slain.
It is a “TYPE” of what is to come with Messiach being OUR PASSOVER LAMB. The LAMB OF GOD. Furthermore, it shows us that the ELECT will not “SEE” this destruction. They will be carried to Jerusalem in the “2nd Chariot”. Josiah is wounded in one chariot and moved to another CHARIOT and taken to Jerusalem out of the battle. Very interesting imagery Indeed! Maybe even crossing dimensions…
The final battle of MEGGIDO…Better known nowadays as the Battle of Armageddon will also involve much sacrifice. Millions will be slain in this end times massacre. Without the shedding of blood there is no REMISSION of SIN. SIN’s MISSION is to KILL YOU SPIRITUALLY. To re- MISSION SIN (SIN=ha Satan) and sidetrack him from his main mission, Blood must flow. It’s not YaHuWaH that wants Blood to Flow. It’s SATAN. To appease and redirect him and his main intentions, that’s what has to happen. He does God’s dirty work if you will. The WAGES have to be paid. That’s why it is SO IMPORTANT that you accept the WAGE PAYER…YaHuShuWaH. He paid the debt but he only paid for those that ACKNOWLEDGE the fact….Those That call upon HIS NAME. The Divine name. YaHuWaH.
Those that appropriate HIM into the equation.
YaHuWaH was and is YaHushuWaH in Human form!
He paid it himself, as only HE COULD. He was and is the I AM . The ONLY WAY.
Won’t you Call upon his NAME and commit to HIS WAY today? It’s HIS NARROW WAY or the broad highway folks,
and that road leads to spiritual death. Choose today who you will serve!!