|This is a study of the dates
mentioned in the Bible and whether they have any prophetic significance for
King Hezekiah did Good, Brought Revival
2 Chronicles 30
1 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also
to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the
LORD at Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the LORD God of
2 For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the
congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month.
3 For they could not keep it at that time, because the priests had
not sanctified themselves sufficiently, neither had the people
gathered themselves together to Jerusalem.
4 And the thing pleased the king and all the congregation.
(Today we would say "The President and all
5 So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout all
Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come to keep the
passover unto the LORD God of Israel at Jerusalem: for they had not
done it of a long time in such sort as it was written.
6 So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes
throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of
the king, saying,
The King's Message
Ye children of Israel, turn again unto the LORD
God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the
remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of
7 And be not ye like your fathers, and like your
brethren, which trespassed against the LORD God of their
fathers, who therefore gave them up to desolation, as ye see.
8 Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but yield
yourselves unto the LORD, and enter into his sanctuary, which he
hath sanctified for ever: and serve the LORD your God, that the
fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you.
9 For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your
children shall find compassion before them that lead them
captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the
LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away
his face from you, if ye return unto him.
10 So the posts passed from city to city through the country of
Ephraim and Manasseh even unto Zebulun: but they laughed them to
scorn, and mocked them.
11 Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled
themselves, and came to Jerusalem.
12 Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do
the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the
13 And there assembled at Jerusalem much people to keep the feast
of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great congregation.
14 And they arose and took away the altars that were in Jerusalem,
and all the altars for incense took they away, and cast them into the
15 Then they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the
second month: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed, and
sanctified themselves, and brought in the burnt offerings into the
house of the LORD.
16 And they stood in their place after their manner, according to
the law of Moses the man of God: the priests sprinkled the blood,
which they received of the hand of the Levites.
17 For there were many in the congregation that were not
sanctified: therefore the Levites had the charge of the killing of the
passovers for every one that was not clean, to sanctify them unto the
18 For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and
Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did
they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah
prayed for them, saying, The good LORD pardon every one
19 That prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his
fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of
20 And the LORD hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.
21 And the children of Israel that were present at Jerusalem kept
the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness: and the
Levites and the priests praised the LORD day by day, singing with loud
instruments unto the LORD.
1 Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the
God of Jacob.
2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with
3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our
solemn feast day.
4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out
through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood
6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered
from the pots.
7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in
the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah.
8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou
wilt hearken unto me;
9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship
any strange god.
10 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of
Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would
none of me.
12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in
their own counsels.
13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in
14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand
against their adversaries.
15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him:
but their time should have endured for ever.
16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and
with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.
|22 And Hezekiah spake comfortably unto all the Levites
(Public School teachers) that taught
the good knowledge of the LORD: and they did eat throughout the feast
seven days, offering peace offerings, and making confession to the
LORD God of their fathers.
23 And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days:
and they kept other seven days with gladness.
24 For Hezekiah king of Judah did give to the congregation a
thousand bullocks and seven thousand sheep; and the princes gave to
the congregation a thousand bullocks and ten thousand sheep: and a
great number of priests sanctified themselves.
25 And all the congregation of Judah, with the priests and the
Levites, and all the congregation that came out of Israel, and the
strangers that came out of the land of Israel, and that dwelt in
26 So there was great joy in Jerusalem: for since the time of
Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like in
27 Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and
their voice was heard, and their prayer came up to his holy dwelling
place, even unto heaven.
Where did this reformation come from, the Church or
from the State?
King Hezekiah's Religious Reforms
2 Chronicles 31
1 Now when all this was finished,
all Israel that were present
went out to the cities of Judah, and brake the images in pieces, and
cut down the groves, and threw down the high places and the altars out
of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they
had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel
returned, every man to his possession, into their own cities.
2 Kings 18
1 Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king
of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to
2 Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign; and he
reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was
Abi, the daughter of Zachariah.
3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according
to all that David his father did.
4 He removed the high places,
and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen
serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of
Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.
And cut down the groves.
A grove is a wooded area. A grove used for religious purposes is
therefore a Holy Wood. Might our modern day 'grove' be Hollywood?
(Holy Wood) Where do we get our moral values in modern day America?
The Pulpit or the TV and movies? Does holiness come from Hollywood?
And brake the images
If some political leader were to close an adult video store
take a pile of pornographic video tapes and smash them, could it be
said, "He removed the high
places, and brake the images"?
There are some Hollywood movies that suggest that they wicked will
be destroyed when their power over us is broken. And that power is the
They Live, Running Man and the TV series "V" are examples. In these
movies the wicked fall from power when their control of the TV
(images) is destroyed. If you have not seen They Live you might
wish to visit a video store and rent it.
information on obtaining the related Bible Studies
below about religious reform click here.
8005 - God Will Deliver America
From The Clergy
8206 - Do The Clergy
Really Want Jesus To Return?
8408 - Malachi, Prophet To End-Time Priests (1 & 2)
8409 - Malachi, Prophet To End-Time Priests (3 & 4)
8410 - Malachi, Prophet To End-Time Priests (5 & 6)
Suggested next subject:
King Josiah Keeps the Passover
Main Holiday subjects links
Passover subject links.
First page in this series.
Bible Holidays are statutes under the law
Thou shalt keep holy the Sabbath day.