The King who became sick accepting idolatry

Amaziah king of Judah did not destroy the altars of Baal. He accepted their existence.

The “Queen of Heaven” is carried on the shoulders of Catholics outside St. Halvards Chuch in Oslo in Norway.

I recently was lead into reading chapter 15 in the second book of Kings.

I had to reflect on the rule of this King.  The Bible says He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. So did His father. Still: The Lord afflicted the king with leprosy. He did not die of leprosy. He died with leprosy.

The interesting question is: Why at all, did the Lord afflict the King with a sickness?

 2 Kings 15: 1-4
In the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Azariah son of Amaziah king of Judah began to reign.

He was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother’s name was Jecoliah; she was from Jerusalem. 

 He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Amaziah had done. The high places, however, were not removed; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense there.

  The Lord afflicted the king with leprosy until the day he died, and he lived in a separate house.Jotham the king’s son had charge of the palace and governed the people of the land.

As for the other events of Azariah’s reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?  Azariah rested with his fathers and was buried near them in the City of David. And Jotham his son succeeded him as king.

 (end of Scriptures).

After reading this chapter, the messages from “faith healers” in the Charismatic circles, became even more meaningless.  Their claim that there is an automatic link between the lack of identification of personal sins, and the lack of healing has no Biblical base.

Because as long as we live in a society and culture who accept various Baal altars, we all become guilty of sins. Even the sins of the nations we live in.

The existence of Baal altars inside the Roman Catholic Churches in Norway, is definitely not the fruits of my personal sins.  Neither will I be able to remove them from the face of the earth.

The great tragedy of a nations like Norway, is that we did have a constitution who banished the Jesuits from our land. Roman Catholic Idols where literally carried out of the Churches, and burnt in the fire during the Reformation.

But based on “Human rights” and the fruits of the secular revolution in France, the Baal altars were reintroduced to the Norwegians by their leaders.  On Saturday I took a lot of pictures, inside a claimed to be “Church”.  The wooden idol of the “Queen of Heaven”was there just in front of the altar. The decorated piece of wood was lifted up on the shoulders of men, and paraded through the streets of Oslo.

At a high altar of Baal, the pagan Queen of Heaven is adored. Here inside St. Halvards Church in Oslo.

Since the large majority of Evangelical Christians in Norway have accepted this spiritual whore as a part of Christianity, what else can we expect than sickness in the body of the Messiah?

Is it sad that many claimed to be Christians seems to be stricken by worse diseases than leprosy. There is no longer any visual difference between the claimed Church and the World.

Norwegians at large serve in fellowships with leaders that have accepted an antichrist in Rome as a global Christian leader. They need to get out of there, to run for their life. Because the same spirit of death that you find inside Roman Catholic Churches are speeding like leprosy inside the Protestant circles too.

What about sickness in the New Testament area?

The Jewish Apostle Paul him self came with trembling and fear to the believers, and had most likely a sickness in one of his eyes. He was sure those who saw him, were willing to cut out their own eyes in a bid to help him.

 Galatians 4:15
What has happened to all your joy? I can testify that, if you could have done so, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.

In another message, Paul explain that not even after praying three times,  Jesus was willing to remove a horn in his flesh, a messenger of Satan.

No reason to believe, that Paul had hidden his personal sins. He called him self a sinner, a wretched man. The reason for his thorn was rather the great revelations God had give him. The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit needed to keep Paul under some kind of discipline, to avoid Him becoming a victim of pries.

Written by Ivar

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6 thoughts on “The King who became sick accepting idolatry

  1. Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

    They have not only put another god before Him they have also made it “a woman”

    1. Idolatry is everywhere in this earth, in every shape and form. It is horrendous to see that many would rather bow down to a statue, and give glory to something that is filled with a demon, rather than give Glory to the One and Only Living God; Jesus Christ.

  2. Dear Ivar,

    Hope you are well today. Thanks for this article and the chilling photo of the “high alter of Baal.”

    You said:

    “In another message, Paul explain that not even after praying three times, Jesus was willing to remove a horn in his flesh, a messenger of Satan.”

    I don’t believe that Paul’s thorn related to any eye disease or other infirmity. This is a “religious” myth that has been passed on. Taken in context, a “thorn in flesh” is a Hebraic idiom and refers to Israel’s enemies.

    “The Gentile (pagan) nature and influence brought into the church in Corinth was a “thorn” in Paul’s flesh, goading him to give up on them. He admits to his weakness (2 Cor. 11:29). He found it necessary to overcome his trial. Endurance was called for in Paul’s life. God said “no” to removing the source of the problem–the Gentile believers’ unbiblical, divisive practices. They tended to accept anything that came along that claimed to be apostolic apart from Paul, whom they challenged, even though it meant entertaining a false view. Even when they heard the truth from Paul, many remained in opposition to him. They separated the man Paul from the truth he proclaimed as if they two could be separated.” -Ed Nelson

    There are three Old Testament references to the figure of speech, “thorn in the flesh”. They are found in Numbers 33:55, Joshua 23:13, and Judges 2:3.

    “But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell” (Numbers 33:55).

    “Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you” (Joshua 23:13).

    “Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you” (Judges 2:3).

    Paul was sent to Corinth three times. And three times he asked the Lord to remove the Corinthian “thorn” but the Lord said he was to endure.

    You said:

    “Since the large majority of Evangelical Christians in Norway have accepted this spiritual whore as a part of Christianity, what else can we expect than sickness in the body of the Messiah?”

    This is an interesting comment, however I don’t think that the Body of Christ as a whole has been put under a curse of sickness and disease because of the idolatrous practices of the Roman Catholic church or other blasphemous “religions” who participate in these same things. Why God chooses to heal some and not others is a very complex topic and can’t be answered so simply.

    Hope you have a great day.

    1. Dear JM.

      Shalom.

      You reminded me:

      “Since the large majority of Evangelical Christians in Norway have accepted this spiritual whore as a part of Christianity, what else can we expect than sickness in the body of the Messiah?”

      My further comment:

      I asked a question. I do not think that all Christians is Norway are sick, or will be sick. But as the body of Jesus in Norway, we have collectively started to malfunction. Accepting Roman Catholicism is like a spiritual cancer, that influence us all.

      In regards to Paul. He was sick as all of us, at least once in a while. He even admitted being so weak, doing what he hated. Surely He also came under God’s discipline.

      Romans 7:19 (NIV)
      For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing.

      Romans 7:19 King James Version (KJV)
      For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

    2. Amen! How else could the ‘Satan molded Church teach the healings and other gifts of the Spirit was not ‘of today’ than to put it as a disease in the eyes…?? and then comes the ‘Hawkers of Snake Oil’ and puts it in the Church for ”a SEED’….you put the seed in their hands and GOD will bless you….’Money grubbing stealing pawns of Satan deceiving their selves and others for gain…Oh brethren we were so programmed…Such Grace such unmerited wonderful compassionate grace He shed at Calvary for us… Even the weak spineless gospel ….yet The Lord showed us what HE really is like …His mercy is real…and His judgement is real…His prophets showed us that also…A clear picture of what The Two The Lord is sending and the hatred men and women will have of them for speaking The Truth…

      2Kings 2:22 So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.

      2Kings 2:23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.

      2Kings 2:24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.

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