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-Rahab the prostitute:.Though nothing is said of her ever changing from her chosen 'profession', Rahab believed God and is counted as one of the people of faith, a quality of high consciousness, who acted out of the Kingdom of God within her. She is called perfect:.Hebrews 11:31,40.

Rahab lied to protect....and...and...and, she had righteous faith?? Huh???.Proverbs 10:12 "...love covers sin.".And, about the woman from Samaria:.John 4:15-21.

Abraham and his son Isaac told untruths too! And so did many others including the midwives of old.(the short story begins:.Exodus 1:8-22).whom the Creator highly regarded.

So, let's look at this!

Rahab believed that these men who came to her were the people of the true Creator. She had insight!.Joshua 2:9 "And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD has given you the land and that your terror is fallen upon us and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you."

Her interesting story:.Joshua 2nd chapter and.6:17,22,23,25.
   Rahab was saved by her work of faith:.James 2:25. Though she, like us and the 'sinning chief', was a sinner, she had the righteousness of God by faith. She, though being imperfect, was on the pathway of higher consciousness seeing a hope that was true to her that was much higher than the physical life she led and as such, now was a person of faith:.Philippians 3:9; Romans 3:22. She lived from what she knew to be true. She was not one of the 'frozen chosen', like a few, who may go to church for a personal.'religious'.sop:.Hebrews 6:1.

Rahab.cared.for the spies..She lied to protect.them. She had faith and the love that goes along with it:.Galatians 5:6 ".....faith which works by love.".She didn't act out of some scheme to gain advantage for herself through lying.

Here's a case of a wisdomless person who should not have told the truth:.Judges 19:22-27

The story about his concubine:.Judges 20:5 "And the men of Gibeah rose against me and beset the house round about upon me by night and thought to have slain me and my concubine have they forced, that she is dead."

There is a difference between lying to protect and lying by presenting a false image.(as did the couple Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5:1-11).of oneself in order to gain a selfish unfair advantage:.Revelation 21:8 ".....all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.".Ephesians 4:25 "Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour, for we are members one of another.".(we all exist within the universal sea of mind energy; there's enought corruption in it already, don't add to it)

Those who hide behind habitual lies, are gutless, fearful individuals; afraid to reveal, even to themselves, what they really are; afraid to face themselves, fearful others may discover the truth about them and any surreptitious purposes they may have to take more from others, be it health, prosperity, Creator-God given rights, etc.

They lack faith in their Creator who above all is strong enough to alter circumstances:.Isaiah 28:14,15 "Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, you scornful men...Because you have said, we have made a covenant with death and with hell are we at agreement and when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us, for we have made lies our refuge and under falsehood have we hid ourselves."

And these types that think they are above others because of position and wealth, carry on with evil ways, encumbering their real selves, their spirits, with more and more guilt, while engaging in attempts to soothe that guilt through the 'salvation' of the deceit of lies. It is a vicious circle and one that decreases in circumference toward destruction of the entire personality. Decide to have enough courage to always be the best you can be.

Peter, one of the disciples taught by Emmanuel, lied about Emmanuel the Christ:.John 18:17,25; Luke 22:55-61. Is he going into the lake of fire? The last scripture in the New Testament with Peter's name indicates he will be here in God's government on Earth with all the rest of us:.2Peter 1:1 "Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Emmanuel the Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us.(the rest of the apostles).through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Emmanuel the Christ.".The sacrifice Emmanuel made truly did deal with sin for all of us.

Mention is made of lies told by good men, as by Abraham and Isaac and Jacob Genesis 27:18,19. And by women, such as Jacob's partner Rebekah:.Genesis 27:8-19. Also by the Hebrew midwives:.Exodus 1:15-20. And by David:.1Samuel 20:5-7.

Lying is an intentional.violation of truth:.John 8:44. The great apostle Paul said:.Ephesians 4:25 "Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour, for we are members one of another.(where no rapport is, they are not your 'neighbor' or 'neighbour', however you may spell it)."

God used lying spirits for His own purposes. Some, whose hearts are not established in the righteousness of belief may be lying against the truth.

The heart of Rahab the prostitute was a good heart and, after all, that's what the Creator looks on.

-Rehoboam/Roboam:.1Chronicles 3:10,11 "And Solomon's son was Rehoboam, Abia.(also called Abijam/Abijah:.2Chronicles 12:16).his son.(Abia/Abijam/Abijah was the son of Rehoboam), Asa his son.(Asa was the son of Abia/Abijam/Abijah), Jehoshaphat his son.(Jehoshaphat was the son of Asa; why then are they called 'his son'?), Joram his son.(Joram was the son of Jehoshaphat), Ahaziah his son.(Ahaziah was the son of Joram), Joash his son.(Joash was the son of Ahaziah)."

Rehoboam was Solomon's son by the Ammonite woman Naamah.(1Kings 14:21).whose father was king of Ammon:.Matthew 1:7; 2Samuel 3:3; 1Chronicles 3:10,11; 2Chronicles 12:13.

1Kings 11:43 "And Solomon slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David his father and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead."

The New Testament spelling, which is in Greek in the original, is Roboam, for Rehoboam.

The name Rehoboam means 'enlarger of the people', but he was anything but that. Rehoboam became very harsh is dealing with common people: 1Kings 12:1-20

He succeeded his father as 1st king of Judah in his 41st year and after the split with Israel. He reigned for 17 years from B.C.E. 975-958. He followed his father in the possession of a considerable harem, having 18 wives and 60 concubines:.2Chronicles 11:18-23.

He was an evil king:.1Kings 14:22-24; 2Chronicles 12:14.

Rehoboam, father of Abijam/Abijah, loved Maachah above all his other women:.2Chronicles 11:21. Maachah was his second wife and was daughter of Absalom.(another Absalom was a son of David by one of his women also named Maacah):.2Samuel 3:3).

There was nearly constant war between Judah and its brother nation Israel:.1Kings 15:6.

Rehoboam with 180,000 men sought to regain Israel, but the Creator by Shemaiah the prophet forbade it:.1Kings 12:21-24. Still, a state of war between the two kingdoms lasted all his reign:.1Kings 14:30. Rehoboam built fortresses round on the south side of Jerusalem, apprehending most danger from Egypt.

The calf worship in northern Israel drove the Levites and many pious Israelites to the southern kingdom where pure worship was maintained according to the Mosaic Law.

Thus, Rehoboam became strengthened in his kingdom, but after three years of faithfulness and prosperity, the tendency to apostasy inherited from his mother Naamah the Ammonitess and her bad early training of him, led him, like Solomon his father, into the abominations of idolatry.

Comprised with.Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary:.If we have humbled hearts during afflictions, the afflictions have done their work and the afflictions are then removed or their properties altered. In the service of God is liberty. In the service of our selfishness is slavery. Rehoboam was never rightly fixed, that is, consistent in earnestness toward his Creator. He never quite cast off God, yet he did not engage his heart to seek the Lord in order to inculcate the things of God into his life. His fault was he did not align with God, because he did not seek to be in alignment with God:.Matthew 7:7,8, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek and you find; knock and it's opened unto you. For every one that asks receives and he that seeks finds and to him that knocks it's opened."

Rehoboam did not pray, as Solomon, for wisdom and grace. He did not consult the word of God. He did not seek truth and follow its directions, which means, to seek God's ways. He did not set his heart toward the higher consciousness things of God. Because of that, he could not conceive of steady.resolutions to things regarding management of his domain and thus, his life was basically made up doing evil. He never determined himself toward good.

When Rehoboam was so strong that he supposed he had nothing to fear from Jeroboam I, he cast off his surface godliness like wiping the dust off a table. In danger or distress or near death, men and women seem much engaged in seeking and serving God, but, if they are at the ordinary consciousness level and when life is going good, they throw aside all, bringing more troubles upon themselves to awaken them once again to change, before their hearts become set too hard in evil ways.

Rehoboam reigned for 17 years; his acts were recorded in the book of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the seer concerning genealogies. His doing evil is traced to his not fixing his heart to seek the higher consciousness.(thinking).typical of a spiritually inclined person, aligning himself with his Creator's ways of love.

One of Rehoboam's ego pursuits was his desiring many women, just like his father Solomon:.1Kings 11:1-6; 2Chronicles 11:18-23.

Wealth, grandeur, architectural magnificence, artistic excellence, commercial enterprise, a position of dignity among the great nations of the Earth, are enjoyed during this space, at the end of which there is a sudden collapse. The ruling nation is split in twain, the subject races fall off, the preeminence lately gained being wholly lost, the scene of struggle, strife, oppression, recovery, inglorious submission and desperate effort, recommences.

2Chronicles 12:16 "And Rehoboam slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David and Abijah his son reigned in his stead."

Solomon, who wrote the book of Ecclesiates said of Rehoboam his son:.Ecclesiastes 2:19. Solomon also wrote the amazing.Book of Proverbs, as well as the.Song of Solomon.
 



-Remaliah: Name means 'adorned of the Lord'.
Father of the usurper.Pekah. Pekah slew king Pekahiah and reigned in his stead:.2Kings 15:25-37.
 

Pekah is always designated as 'the son of Remaliah', to mark that he belonged to a family apart from David's line, to whom alone God promised the kingdom, therefore he cannot succeed against the heir of David.


-Rezin: last of the kings who reigned in Damascus of Syria.B.C.E. 742:.2Kings 15:37; Isaiah 7:1

Rezin united with Pekah king of.Israel.to invade.Judah:.2Kings 15:37; 16:5-9.

Isaiah was sent to comfort Ahaz, king of Judah.(Isaiah 7:1-7), but instead of trusting God, he had asked the aid of Assyria, sending the Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III silver and gold to gain his favor:.2Kings 16:7-9

Turning away from before Jerusalem.(2Kings 16:5,6), Rezin extended his conquests to the south as far as Elath on the gulf of Akabah of the Red Sea. 

Ahaz induced Tiglath-pileser to attack Damascus and this caused Rezin to withdraw for the purpose of defending his own kingdom, but Rezin was erelong conquered and slain by Tiglath-pileser, whose aid had been procured by king Ahaz.

Rezin was slain in battle, Damascus made desolate and the people carried into captivity, B.C.E. 732:.Isaiah 8:6-8; 9:11,12.

Monuments record the defeat of Rezin and Damascus by Tiglath-pileser III.

With the death of Rezin the ancient kingdom of Damascus/Syria came to an end.

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