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Life-Study of 1 & 2 Kingsby Witness Lee

ISBN: 0-87083-809-1
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LIFE-STUDY OF FIRST AND SECOND KINGS

MESSAGE NINETEEN

THE REIGN OF HOSHEA OVER ISRAEL

Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 17

In this message we will first consider the reign of Hoshea over Judah and then give a word related to the fulfillment of God's economy as typified in the books of history in the Old Testament.

I. REIGNING FOR NINE YEARS

The account of the reign of Hoshea over Israel is found in 2 Kings 17. Hoshea began to reign in the twelfth year of Ahaz king of Judah and reigned in Samaria for nine years (v. 1).

II. DOING EVIL IN THE SIGHT OF JEHOVAH

Hoshea did evil in the sight of Jehovah, but not like the kings of Israel who preceded him (v. 2).

III. THE KING OF ASSYRIA COMING TO ATTACK HIM

The king of Assyria came to attack Hoshea, and Hoshea became his servant and rendered presents to him (v. 3).

IV. CONSPIRING AGAINST THE KING OF ASSYRIA

Hoshea conspired against the king of Assyria, sending messengers to the king of Egypt and not sending a present to the king of Assyria. The king of Assyria shut Hoshea up and bound him in prison (v. 4).


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