Good or Heavy Tidings- Which Will You Receive From God
Jesse M. Hendley
First Kings 14
Good or Heavy Tidings? Which Will You Receive From God?If you have your Bibles, friends, will you read with me now from First Kings 14.
"And at that time the son of Jeroboam fell sick, and Jeroboam said to his wife, 'Arise, I pray thee, and disguise thyself, that thou be not known to be the wife of Jeroboam, and get thee to Shiloh. Behold, there is Ahijah the prophet, which told me that I should be king over this people. And take with thee ten loaves, and cracknels (that is, cakes), and a bottle of honey, and go to him. He shall tell thee what shall become of the child.'
"And Jeroboam's wife did so, and arose and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. But Ahijah could not see, for his eyes were set by reason of age.
"And the Lord said unto Ahijah, 'Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her son, for he is sick. Thus and thus shalt thou say unto her. For it shall be that when she cometh in that she shall feign herself to be another woman.'
"And it was so, that Ahijah heard the sound of her feet as she came in at the door and he said, 'Come in, thou wife of Jeroboam. Why feignest thou thyself to be another? For I am sent to thee with heavy tidings. Go, and tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel: Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people and made thee prince over My people Israel, and rent the kingdom away from the house of David and gave it unto thee and yet thou hast not been as My servant David who kept My commandments and who followed Me with all his heart to do that only which was right in Mine eyes, but hast done evil above all that were before thee: for thou hast gone and made thee other gods and molten images to provoke Me to anger and hast cast Me behind thy back, THEREFORE, BEHOLD I WILL BRING EVIL upon the house of Jeroboam."
"Arise, therefore, and get thee to thine own house and when thy feet enter ...
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