Second Kings 9 Observations
2 Kings 9:1-3 Precise instructions—10 steps/things to do
2 Kings 9:1 Elisha called one of the children of the prophets—either this was literally one of the natural offspring of one of the prophets or this was a young prophet in training.
2 Kings 9:4 Once he was given the word of YAH to deliver, he was a prophet (at least in that situation).
2 Kings 9:6-7 This is more than Elisha’s original words. Could it be that once this son of a prophet obeyed Elisha and went in the precise way that he was sent, that YAH released more revelation to him about Jehu.
Some things we will only hear and see from YAH when we walk in obedience to Him. This pattern of YAH’s way is repeated throughout Scripture. He waits to see what we will do with what He has already given before He releases more revelation to us. This is vividly illustrated in the Messiah’s parable of the talents.
2 Kings 9:11-13 This is a serious occurrence in these verses, but… this also struck me as somewhat comical. I’ll explain and here is why.
vs. 11—The men around Jehu asked him what the prophet had said. They asked and said:
- “…is all well?”
- “…wherefore came this mad fellow to thee?”
- “…it is false; tell us now.”
Now, they just called the prophet crazy and out of his mind. They also called the prophet an outright bold-face liar.
Then Jehu told the men what the prophet said:
- “Thus and thus spake he to me, saying, Thus saith YAHUAH, I have anointed thee king over Israel.”
Now this is the part that made me chuckle. Remember, they had just called the prophet crazy and a liar. But as soon as… I mean as soon as they heard that the prophet said words that they wanted to hear, then suddenly and instantly, he was no longer crazy and a false prophet.
Verse 13 tells us that they:
- Hasted (quick, fast and in a hurry)
- Took every man his garment and put under him on the top of the stair.
- They blew with trumpets
- They proclaimed, “Jehu is king.”
But… but, wait a minute… Didn’t they just say that the man was a false prophet and out of his mind? (smh)
On a serious note… Is this not what we have going on in religious circles today? As long as “prophetic” voices speak forth what people want to hear, they are true profits. But let a true prophet speak forth a challenging word that requires change, then the labels start flying, don’t they?
How do we avoid being duped by the voices of profits (past profits, present profits, and even future profits)? The solution begins with reading and knowing YAH’s word for ourselves.
2 Kings 9:25-26 Jehu knew the Word of YAH.
2 Kings 9:27-29 Ahaziah connected himself to the house of Ahab by marrying into his family (2 Kings 8:27). Therefore, he got caught up in the judgment that fell on the house of Ahab and Jezebel. A similar fate happened to those who were connected to Korah.
2 Kings 9:32 Jehu did not address Jezebel. He knew not to converse with her. He got straight to the point and to the business of fulfilling his commission to YAH. He never addressed Jezebel.
2 Kings 9:36-37 Interestingly, there aren’t any positive references to dogs in all of Scripture.
Second Kings 10 Observations
2 Kings 10:3-4 When there is no confidence in YAH to fight for and with us, fear is the result. YAHUAH Elohim fights for His covenant keeping people.
2 Kings 10:5-6; 9-11—“…if ye be mine…” We should endeavor to be YAHUAH’s servants and not that of mankind or otherwise.
2 Kings 10:20—There is no life in man-proclaimed holy days. In other words, YAH has not authorized man to decree any day to be holy that He has not Himself already declared to be holy.
School is out in many places at the time of this writing. But schooling from YAHUAH’s Word is always in session. So, let’s take a little quiz shall we?
Directions: Read the names of the holy days and holidays below. Which of these days are YAHUAH proclaimed and which are man’s imagination proclaimed?
Note: Full credit is only received if Scriptural proof is supplied with your answers.
On the left side of the holy/holiday write “Y” if it is YAHUAH proclaimed or “D” for man proclaimed. On the right side, provide Scripture references to support your answer.
If no Scripture guidance can be found, then by default the day is not YAHUAH proclaimed to be holy.
- ___ First Day Sunday Worship _____________
- ___ Sunday Church Worship _______________
- ___ Passover _______________________________
- ___ Feast of Unleavened Bread _____________________
- ___ Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) ______________________________
- ___ Feast of Trumpets ______________________________
- ___ Seventh Day Sabbath ________________________
- ___ Lent ___________________________________
- ___ Easter _________________________________
- ___ Good Friday __________________________
- ___ Day of Atonement ____________________
- ___ First Fruits ___________________________
- ___ Christmas Day _______________________
- ___ Feast of Tabernacles __________________________
- ___ Christmas Eve _______________________
2 Kings 10:26-30—All idolatry is an abomination to YAH. Jehu destroyed the idols of Baal but he kept and worshipped the golden claves.
I invite you to comment below with additional observations from your reading.
Please, please comment below if you see ANYTHING that is contrary to Scripture that I have presented in these Scripture Observations. I want Truth and when I see that I have made a mistake, I want to correct that. No chips on my shoulders here.
I also ask one thing, though. Please, please present your thoughts in the context of two or three Scripture references, not just one (see Deuteronomy 17:6; Matthew 18:16; 2 Corinthians 13:1). One verse (especially one verse out of context) will not be received as evidence. I am just not one to interpret Scripture or accept other’s interpretation of Scripture apart from the written Word of YAH found in the whole counsel of His written Word.
I try my best to limit the use of the precursor words of “I think” or “I believe” without Scripture to back up my “I thinks” and “I believes.” Not only on this site, but be on the lookout anywhere else for excessive “I think” and “I believe” statements presented as Truth, with no Scriptural evidence to back up the statements.
The written Word of YAHUAH is the standard, the vanguard against deception which as you know is quite rampant these days.