While in exile and on the run from Saul, David stayed in Ziklag. One day while David and his men were off to war, the Amalekites raided the Negev and Ziklag, and completely burnt it down, captured all the women and children. When David and his men returned, they sat down and wept bitterly and[…]

Text: 2 Chronicles 13:1-22 When Rehoboam died, his son, Abijah, became King of Israel. He was not a good King (1 Kin.15:3), but he did a great thing, recorded in this chapter. When he was about to fight against King Jeroboam and Israel, he reminded them that Yahweh covenanted with David and his descendants. Therefore,[…]

Text: 2 Chronicles 9:1-31 The nation of Sheba was, perhaps, southern Arabia, or Ethiopia, or northern Sudan. King Solomon welcomed many VIPs, but this visit is recorded in Scripture, so it must have been especially important. The wealth of everything she saw was far greater than she had been told! The Queen then blessed Solomon,[…]

We give glory to God as we return to places of worship and appreciate God for the restored fellowship. We come with hearts full of gratitude for what the Lord is doing in our lives on a daily basis. The Lord has carried us over the past seven months, we have learnt the ministry of[…]

Text: 2 Chronicles 8:1-18 There are several things listed in this chapter as accomplishments of King Solomon. He continued to expand the Kingdom by building cities, some of them as fortifications for security. The nations within the land of Israel were defeated and the people were enslaved to serve Israel. But we read of trouble[…]

Text: 2 Chronicles 7:15-22 This brief passage is frightening to read. It seems that God is going to punish His people when they sin. They are in covenant with Him, He promised them pardon and grace. But notice the passage is not about sin generally. It is specifically about abandoning Yahweh and serving other gods.[…]

Text: 2 Chronicles 7:1-14 After King Solomon finished his prayer (chapter 6), Yahweh sent fire from heaven to consume the sacrifice, His glory filled the Temple, and the people saw it. By doing this He showed He was pleased. He let them know that He was their God and they were His people – Emmanuel.[…]

Text: 2 Chronicles 6:1-42 When the Temple was finally built, it was not like any other building used for ordinary business. There was no other place like it on earth. Therefore, Solomon and the people dedicated it, which means it was devoted to a very particular purpose. The only thing to be done in this[…]

The African Exodus will be marked by a return with plunder. This will be a time for repatriation of both human and material resources. Africa’s plundering has gone on for so long; for years, resources have been taken from Africa to Asia, Europe and America, depleting both our natural and human resources. Meanwhile though Africa[…]

2 Chronicles 5:1-14 The final piece of furniture for the Temple, located in the innermost part of the Temple, is the Ark, which symbolized God’s throne. It was a box that contained the Ten Commandments. The box was then covered by a lid called the mercy seat. The blood of the sacrificed animal is sprinkled[…]