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