THE LIFE OF KING JOSIAH (Spiritual revival I)

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 Introduction
 His attitude toward God
 Examples of the God’s instrument for spiritual revival
 Timeline of king Josiah
 Who is Josiah?
 Josiah’s spiritual revival
 How did God use him?
 Conclusion
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 Raised as a godly King from his young age
 One of the spiritual leader who led national revival
 Being an influential and exemplary king
 Know God’s heart; What kind of person did God use?
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2King 22:1-23:30(2Chronicles 34:1-35:27)
Key verses :
 2King 22:11 “when the king heard the
words of the Book of the Law, he tore his
robes.”
 2King 23:25 “Neither before nor after
Josiah was there a king like him who
turned to the LORD as he did-with all his
heart and with all his soul and with all his
strength, in accordance with all the Law of
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Moses.
Personal
Joshua
Samuel
Josiah
Nehemiah
Apostles
Passage
Jos 8:1-40
1 Sa 7:1-12
2Ki 22:123:30
Ne 8:1-9:30
Ac 2:1-45
Where
was the
Israelite?
In the
promised
land
Israel
corrupt
Declining
Recovery
after Exile
Jesus
Christ
Gathering
@
Gilgal
Mizpah
Judah,
Israel
Jerusalem
Upper
room
The word of God, Repentance, Passover(the Holy Spirit)
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 1 Period(King David AD 1010-970)
Prophet
Isaiah
King
Uzziah
Jotham
Ahaz
Hezekiah
Period
52 years
16 years
16 years
29 years
(The fall of Northern Kingdom in the reign of Hezekiah by Assyria)
2 Period(King Josiah AD 640-609)
Prophet
Isaiah
Zephaniah
King
Hezekiah
Manasseh
Amon
Josiah
Period
29 years
55 years
2 years
31 years
3 Period
Prophet
Jeremiah
Daniel
King
Josiah
Jehoiakim
Zedekiah
Exile to Babylon
Periods
31 years
11 years
11 years
70 years
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Age
Work
8 years old
Become a king
(His father was assassinated)
length of reign
Seek the God of his father
16 years old
David
8 years
Purge Judah and Jerusalem of
20 years old high places, Asherah poles,
caved idols and cast images
12 years
Repair the temple of the Lord
28 years old his God, National revival,
Celebrate the Passover
18 years
39 years old The death of Josiah
31 years
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How did Josiah succeed the national repentance
from the spiritual declining of Judah and Israel?
 1 step : The book of the Law found
 2 step : Renew the covenant
 3 step : Celebrate the Passover
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After Josiah read the book of the Law, what did he
want to know about God?
Personal response
 Josiah commanded to repair the temple of the Lord
 Hilkiah the high priest found the Book of the Law in
the temple of the Lord
 Josiah tore his robes, when he heard the words of the
God
 He sent his servants to go and inquire of the Lord for
him and for the people and for all Judah about what is
written in this book that has been found
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How much did Josiah make an effort to come back to
God?
National response
 He heard of God’s judgment message, for they have
forsaken God
 Josiah gathered all the people from the least to the
greatest and read the book of the Law
 King renewed the Covenant in the presence of the Lord
to follow the Lord and keep his commands, regulations
and decrees with all his heart and all his soul
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Facts
Place
Built in kings
Remove all the articles made for Baal and
Asherah and all the starry hosts
The temple of the Lord Solomon
Took the Asherah pole and burned it and
ground it to powder
The temple of the Lord Solomon
Tore down the quarters of the male shrine The temple of the Lord Solomon
prostitutes.
Desecrated the high places for Ashtoreth, East of Jerusalem
for Chemosh, for Molech
From Geba to
Smashed the sacred stones and cut down Beersheba
the Asherah poles
Solomon
Desecrated Topheth (sacrificing children) Jerusalem
Ahaz,
Manasseh
Pulled down the altars
The temple of the Lord Ahaz,
Manasseh
Demolished the alter, the high place
Bethel, Samaria
Jeroboam son
of Nebat
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What is the meaning of celebrating the Passover?
 King Josiah celebrated the Passover with all his heart
 Remember God’s deliverance
 Recover God’s chosen people
 Come back to God
 Jesus Christ became a Lamb of God
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What do you require to keep your heart faithful to
God? Why?
 Josiah’s personal decision to repair God’s temple
 His heart was responsive toward God’s word
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How can we have spiritual revival personally and
ministry wide?
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 Key verse 2King 22:11 “when the king heard
the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his
robes.”
 One person’s decision of faith
 Jesus Christ invites you into spiritual revival
 May God grow each of us as influential
children of God
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