nothing is said of her ever changing from her chosen 'profession',
believed God and is counted as one of the people of faith, a quality
high consciousness, who acted out of the
of God within her. She is called perfect:.Hebrews
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
and his son Isaac told untruths too! And so did many
others including the midwives of old.(the
short story begins:.Exodus
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
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
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
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
to protect and lying by presenting a false image.(as
did the couple Ananias and Sapphira in Acts
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
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
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
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
the righteousness of God and our Saviour Emmanuel the Christ.".The
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
Lying is an intentional.violation
8:44. The great apostle Paul said:.Ephesians
4:25 "Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his
for we are members one of another.(where
no rapport is,
they are not your 'neighbor' or 'neighbour', however you may spell it)."
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
was a good heart and, after
what the Creator looks on.
3:10,11 "And Solomon's
son was Rehoboam, Abia.(also
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
was the son of Jehoshaphat), 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
father was king of Ammon:.Matthew
1:7; 2Samuel 3:3; 1Chronicles
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
He succeeded his father as
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
He was an evil king:.1Kings
14:22-24; 2Chronicles 12:14.
Rehoboam, father of Abijam/Abijah,
loved Maachah above all his
11:21. Maachah was his second wife and was daughter of Absalom.(another
was a son of David by one of his women also named Maacah):.2Samuel
There was nearly constant
war between Judah and its brother nation Israel:.1Kings
Rehoboam with 180,000 men
sought to regain Israel, but the Creator by Shemaiah the prophet forbade
12:21-24. Still, a state of war between the two kingdoms lasted all
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Name means 'adorned of the Lord'.
Father of the usurper.Pekah.
Pekah slew king Pekahiah
and reigned in his stead:.2Kings
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.
last of the kings who reigned in Damascus of Syria.B.C.E.
15:37; Isaiah 7:1.
Rezin united with Pekah
Isaiah was sent to comfort
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
Turning away from before
16:5,6), Rezin extended his conquests
to the south as far as Elath on the gulf of Akabah of the Red Sea.
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,
made desolate and the people carried into captivity, B.C.E. 732:.Isaiah
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.