Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again [anew], he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3) The Christian concept of being born again
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. – Galatians 5: 1 Several states in America have enacted a stand your
Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. – John 8: 36. Apparently, the freedom which you get from Christ is like no other freedom. When Christ makes you free, you
“He whom Jehovah has set up, the second son of Josiah, and” “eighteenth king of Judah, which he ruled over for eleven years” (B.C. 610-599). His original name was Eliakim (q.v.). “On the death of his father his younger brother Jehoahaz “(=Shallum, Jer. 22:11), who favoured the Chaldeans against the” “Egyptians, was made king by the people; but the king of Egypt,” “Pharaoh-necho, invaded the land and deposed Jehoahaz (2 Kings” “23:33, 34; Jer. 22:10-12), setting Eliakim on the throne in his” “stead, and changing his name to Jehoiakim.” “After this the king of Egypt took no part in Jewish politics, having been defeated by the Chaldeans at Carchemish (2 Kings 24:7; Jer. 46:2). Palestine was now invaded and conquered by Nebuchadnezzar. Jehoiakim was taken prisoner and carried captive “to Babylon (2 Chr. 36:6, 7). It was at this time that Daniel” also and his three companions were taken captive to Babylon “(Dan. 1:1, 2).” “Nebuchadnezzar reinstated Jehoiakim on his throne, but treated “him as a vassal king. In the year after this, Jeremiah caused” his prophecies to be read by Baruch in the court of the temple. “Jehoiakim, hearing of this, had them also read in the royal” “palace before himself. The words displeased him, and taking the” roll from the hands of Baruch he cut it in pieces and threw it into the fire (Jer. 36:23). During his disastrous reign there was a return to the old idolatry and corruption of the days of Manasseh. “After three years of subjection to Babylon, Jehoiakim withheld “his tribute and threw off the yoke (2 Kings 24:1), hoping to” make himself independent. Nebuchadnezzar sent bands of “Chaldeans, Syrians, and Ammonites (2 Kings 24:2) to chastise his” rebellious vassal. They cruelly harassed the whole country “(comp. Jer. 49:1-6). The king came to a violent death, and his” “body having been thrown over the wall of Jerusalem, to convince” “the beseieging army that he was dead, after having been dragged” “away, was buried beyond the gates of Jerusalem “with the burial” “of an ass,” B.C. 599 (Jer. 22:18, 19; 36:30). Nebuchadnezzar” “placed his son Jehoiachin on the throne, wishing still to retain” the kingdom of Judah as tributary to him.
Definition of Jehoiakim: “avenging, or establishing, or resurrection”
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