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Covenanting and True Reformation (2)

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  • raging_calvinist
    Josiah s covenanted reformation continued: Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel
    Message 1 of 734 , May 21, 2001
      Josiah's covenanted reformation
      continued:<br><br>"Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, and the high place
      which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to
      sin, had made, both that altar and the high place he
      brake down, and burned the high place, and stamped it
      small to powder, and burned the grove. And as Josiah
      turned himself, he spied the sepulchres that were there
      in the mount, and sent, and took the bones out of
      the sepulchres, and burned them upon the altar, and
      polluted it, according to the word of the LORD which the
      man of God proclaimed, who proclaimed these words.
      Then he said, What title is that that I see? And the
      men of the city told him, It is the sepulchre of the
      man of God, which came from Judah, and proclaimed
      these things that thou hast done against the altar of
      Bethel. And he said, Let him alone; let no man move his
      bones. So they let his bones alone, with the bones of
      the prophet that came out of Samaria. And all the
      houses also of the high places that were in the cities
      of Samaria, which the kings of Israel had made to
      provoke the Lord to anger, Josiah took away, and did to
      them according to all the acts that he had done in
      Bethel. And he slew all the priests of the high places
      that were there upon the altars, and burned men's
      bones upon them, and returned to Jerusalem. And the
      king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the
      passover unto the LORD your God, as it is written in the
      book of this covenant. Surely there was not holden
      such a passover from the days of the judges that
      judged Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of
      Israel, nor of the kings of Judah; But in the eighteenth
      year of king Josiah, wherein this passover was holden
      to the LORD in Jerusalem. Moreover the workers with
      familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the
      idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the
      land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away,
      that he might perform the words of the law which were
      written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the
      house of the LORD. And like unto him was there no king
      before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart,
      and with all his soul, and with all his might,
      according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose
      there any like him." (2 Kings 23:15-25).<br><br>"Come,
      and let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual
      Covenant that shall not be forgotten" (Jeremiah 50:5).
      <br><br>"Take away the wicked from before the king, and his
      throne shall be established in righteousness" (Proverbs
      25:5). <br><br>"And all Judah rejoiced at the oath; for
      they had sworn with all their heart" (2 Chronicles
      15:15). <br><br>"Though it be but a man's covenant, yet
      if it be confirmed by an oath, no man disannulleth
      or addeth thereto" (Galatians 3:15). <br><br>gmw.
    • almo_no1
      prayers are easy gmw, you ve got em.
      Message 734 of 734 , Sep 18, 2001
        prayers are easy gmw, you've got 'em.
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