Study of the Book of Kings – 2Ki 12:1-21 Jehoash and the Temple Money

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2Ki 12:1-21 “But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him” (1Sa 16:14)

[Study Aired November 24, 2022]

2Ki 12:1   In the seventh year of Jehu Jehoash began to reign; and forty years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Zibiah of Beersheba.
2Ki 12:2  And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him. 
2Ki 12:3  But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.
2Ki 12:4  And Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the dedicated things that is brought into the house of the LORD, even the money of every one that passeth the account, the money that every man is set at, and all the money that cometh into any man’s heart to bring into the house of the LORD,
2Ki 12:5  Let the priests take it to them, every man of his acquaintance: and let them repair the breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach shall be found.
2Ki 12:6  But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house.
2Ki 12:7  Then king Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and the other priests, and said unto them, Why repair ye not the breaches of the house? now therefore receive no more money of your acquaintance, but deliver it for the breaches of the house.
2Ki 12:8  And the priests consented to receive no more money of the people, neither to repair the breaches of the house.
2Ki 12:9  But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one cometh into the house of the LORD: and the priests that kept the door put therein all the money that was brought into the house of the LORD.
2Ki 12:10  And it was so, when they saw that there was much money in the chest, that the king’s scribe and the high priest came up, and they put up in bags, and told the money that was found in the house of the LORD.
2Ki 12:11  And they gave the money, being told, into the hands of them that did the work, that had the oversight of the house of the LORD: and they laid it out to the carpenters and builders, that wrought upon the house of the LORD,
2Ki 12:12  And to masons, and hewers of stone, and to buy timber and hewed stone to repair the breaches of the house of the LORD, and for all that was laid out for the house to repair it.
2Ki 12:13  Howbeit there were not made for the house of the LORD bowls of silver, snuffers, basons, trumpets, any vessels of gold, or vessels of silver, of the money that was brought into the house of the LORD: 
2Ki 12:14  But they gave that to the workmen, and repaired therewith the house of the LORD.
2Ki 12:15  Moreover they reckoned not with the men, into whose hand they delivered the money to be bestowed on workmen: for they dealt faithfully. 
2Ki 12:16  The trespass money and sin money was not brought into the house of the LORD: it was the priests’.
2Ki 12:17  Then Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath, and took it: and Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem.
2Ki 12:18  And Jehoash king of Judah took all the hallowed things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had dedicated, and his own hallowed things, and all the gold that was found in the treasures of the house of the LORD, and in the king’s house, and sent it to Hazael king of Syria: and he went away from Jerusalem.
2Ki 12:19  And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 
2Ki 12:20  And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla.
2Ki 12:21  For Jozachar the son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his servants, smote him, and he died; and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David: and Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.

Any and all judgment coming into our life can be understood as preceding from God’s word from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21 and is “given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”(2Ti 3:16). Those words of God will not return void (Isa55:11), but will result in providing for us the growth and understanding we need regarding knowing our Father and Christ if we are being sanctified in this age (Joh 17:3, Joh 17:17, Heb 9:27).  In time and through patient continuance (Joh 8:31-32) in well doing, God’s promises will be fulfilled, resulting in the salvation of all mankind, each man in his order (2Pe 3:9, Jas 5:7, 1Co 15:22-24)

2Pe 3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 

Jas 5:7  Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

1Co 15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 
1Co 15:23  But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. 
1Co 15:24  Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

The thousand years of reigning by the saints and the rebellion at the end of it by humanity (Rev 20:8) demonstrate the inability for the world to follow through and be sanctified by God’s word, which will happen in the lake of fire for the rest of humanity (Rev 20:14). God’s elect will have already endured through that process of fiery judgment without which, we would be illegitimate children (Heb 12:6-8). The day of the Lord is now upon God’s people, and is represented by judgment and fiery trials (1Pe 4:12) which torment us and burn up our old man, legitimizing our role as kings and priests who will rule under Christ for a thousand years, which is a symbolic amount of time (2Ti 2:12).

Heb 12:6  For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. 
Heb 12:7  If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
Heb 12:8  But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

2Ti 2:12  If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: 

This section of Kings (2Ki 12:1-21) is a type and shadow of that time of ruling over the nations of this world, and can be “profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” if God will grant us this blessing.

2Ki 12:1   In the seventh year of Jehu Jehoash began to reign; and forty years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Zibiah of Beersheba.
2Ki 12:2  And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him. 
2Ki 12:3  But the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places. 

The “seventh year of Jehu [king of Israel] when Jehoash began to reign [in Judah] is a type of when the elect will be resurrected and reign over Jerusalem below, “in Jerusalem” of 2Kings 12:1. Jerusalem represents the unconverted ‘earth, earth, earth’ of mankind (Jer 22:29) who will experience this rod of iron rulership of the saints over all flesh for a symbolic thousand years (Rev 20:6). Rulership with a rod of iron over those who do not have God’s spirit within them can never be anything more than as a water baptism does not bring about conversion (Hab 2:14).

Jer 22:29  O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD. 

Rev 20:6  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. 

Hab 2:14  For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

The world will read and hear the word which is in the earth, but will not be able, without God’s spirit within them, to continue in the truth and being faithful to God’s word, which is reserved for God’s elect throughout the ages as His “disciples indeed” who are blessed to read, hear, and keep “those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand” (Rev 1:3, Jas 1:22, Rom 8:9, Joh 8:31).

Joh 8:31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

The thousand-year reign is therefore a dispensation witnessing against all flesh that cannot inherit the kingdom of God, seeing this is not their time to receive this hope of glory within which makes God’s elect “accepted in the beloved” today (Col 1:27, Eph 1:6, Rom 9:13). Jehoash’s forty-year reign is a type of that reign of the saints and so we read this about his reign remembering that “Jehoiada” (the priest) is a type of Christ our head “And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all his days wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him“. Jehoash did that which was right but in the end “the high places were not taken away: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places” (of verse 3), telling us in type and shadow language that the rule of the saints, when we are doing the right things for the people of the earth, does not conclude in a change of heart as it is only God who can do the dragging and converting of their lives which brings increase (Joh 6:44, 1Co 3:6).

Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Joh 6:44 No one can come to Me if ever the Father Who sends Me should not be drawing him. And I shall be raising him in the last day.

1Co 3:6  I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. Repair the breaches of the house

2Ki 12:4  And Jehoash said to the priests, All the money of the hallowed things that is brought into the house of Jehovah, in current money, the money of the persons for whom each man is rated, and all the money that it cometh into any man’s heart to bring into the house of Jehovah, 
2Ki 12:5  let the priests take it to them, every man from his acquaintance; and they shall repair the breaches of the house, wheresoever any breach shall be found. 
2Ki 12:6  But it was so, that in the three and twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house. 
2Ki 12:7  Then king Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and for the other priests, and said unto them, Why repair ye not the breaches of the house? now therefore take no more money from your acquaintance, but deliver it for the breaches of the house. 
2Ki 12:8  And the priests consented that they should take no more money from the people, neither repair the breaches of the house. [ASV]

A “breachH919 is symbolic of a schism in the body of Christ that needs to be healed just as you would physically stop a leak or fill in a crack in a wall of a building or ship that was in need of repair (1Co 12:24-27). God is the one who causes these schisms to come about so we can learn to have compassion on each other as we go about healing those schisms with the gifts God has given us to accomplish this (1Co 12:28).

1Co 12:24  For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: 
1Co 12:25  That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 
1Co 12:26  And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
1Co 12:27  Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. 
1Co 12:28  And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. 

Jehoash, who is a type of the elect, asks this of the priests who represent those who were religious leaders in Babylon, but who are now being given their direction from God’s elect (Rev 11:15). What is specifically asked of the world during the thousand-year reign is stated this way: “All the money of the hallowed things that is brought into the house of Jehovah, in current money, the money of the persons for whom each man is rated, and all the money that it cometh into any man’s heart to bring into the house of Jehovah” (see John Gill’s commentary on 2Kings 12:4 for the Old Testament links to these specific offerings). This statement represents the world’s dedication of their lives to repair the breaches of the house of Jehovah. As will be revealed, this dedication does not manifest unless rules are put in place, a rod of iron structure that brings about the results that Jehoash desires, but these are not sacrifices that are typical of what God wants (Php 3:9) and we can only give properly unto God by being given a broken and contrite heart that worships God in spirit and in truth (Isa 66:2, Psa 51:17, Mic 6:8, Joh 4:23).

Php 3:9  And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 

Isa 66:2  For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

Psa 51:17  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. [which cause us to give cheerfully and out of a willing heart (2Co 9:6-7)]

2Co 9:6  But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 
2Co 9:7  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Mic 6:8  He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Joh 4:23  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

The book of Malachi talks about bringing the tithe into the storehouse of God, which represents our entire life while we are in this flesh, and to do so as a cheerful giver (2Co 9:6-7). Therefore, these actions by the priests not wanting to repair the breaches of the house are a witness against them that they are yet a rebellious house that does not understand the blessing that would be theirs if they ‘would only just come under his wing’, which none of us can do until we are dragged to Christ (Mat 23:37, Joh 6:44). God knows how stubborn our carnal hearts are, and this section of kings makes that very clear. These things again are written for our sakes (1Co 10:11) to show us that it is impossible to be dedicated to God and “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse” with a humble and contrite heart unless the Lord grants that spirit (Mal 3:8-15).  That is who we are, but if God is merciful to us in this age, we will also experience the day of the Lord now (Mal 4:1-6) that will result in the fruit described in the closing verses of Malachi chapter three (Mal 3:16-18). We don’t get from Malachi 3:8-15 to Malachi 3:16-18 without experiencing Malachi 4:1-6 which is typical of the seven last plagues that must be poured out upon God’s elect to make the bride ready (Rev 15:8, Rev 19:7).

Mat 23:37  O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

Mal 3:8  Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 
Mal 3:9  Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 
Mal 3:10  Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Mal 3:11  And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. 
Mal 3:12  And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts. 
Mal 3:13  Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee? 
Mal 3:14  Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts? 

Mal 4:1  For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 
Mal 4:2  But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 
Mal 4:3  And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts. 
Mal 4:4  Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. 
Mal 4:5  Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: 
Mal 4:6  And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. 

Mal 3:16  Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. 
Mal 3:17  And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. 
Mal 3:18  Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

It is in the 23rd year of king Jehoash that “the priests had not repaired the breaches of the house“, which points to the only way the breaches in God’s temple can be healed, and that is by grace through faith represented by the number five (2+3=5), which is not part of the dispensation called ‘the thousand-year rule’.

Here are three bible versions of 2Kings 12:7-8 to help us get the sense of what is being said here.

2Ki 12:7  Then king Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and for the other priests, and said unto them, Why repair ye not the breaches of the house? now therefore take no more money from your acquaintance, but deliver it for the breaches of the house.
2Ki 12:8  And the priests consented that they should take no more money from the people, neither repair the breaches of the house. (ASV)

2Ki 12:7 and king Jehoash calls to Jehoiada the priest, and to the priests, and said unto them, `Wherefore are you not strengthening the breach of the house? and now, receive no money from your acquaintances, but for the breach of the house give it.
2Ki 12:8 And the priests consent not to receive money from the people, nor to strengthen the breach of the house, (CLV)

2Ki 12:7  Then king Jehoash called for Jehoiada the priest, and the other priests, and said unto them, Why repair ye not the breaches of the house? now therefore receive no more money of your acquaintance, but deliver it for the breaches of the house.
2Ki 12:8  And the priests consented to receive no more money of the people, neither to repair the breaches of the house. (KJV)

This was an act of disobedience on the part of the priests who decided, “If we can’t keep this money for ourselves from our “acquaintances” then we’re not going to collect it and not repair the breaches of the house of the Lord.” This is all typical of the religious leaders of this world not wanting to go down to Jerusalem to worship the true God and present their bodies a living sacrifice which is what will be required of the nations of the world (Zec 14:17). Even if there is no conversion, God is going to require that the nations come to learn how to worship him (Psa 96:9, Psa 33:8).

Zec 14:17  And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. 

Psa 96:9  O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. 

Psa 33:8  Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

The priests’ stubbornness regarding not collecting the money from their acquaintances for the house of the Lord, does not stop God from formulating another way in which to collect these resources, as we will read. The religious world, once they know what is required of them in their service to the Lord, will not be interested in following through, especially in matters of repairing the breaches of the Lord’s house. When Christ is preached with selfish motives, like wanting to make money off of the gospel, not freely receiving and giving, then we become that breach by our own actions, and this chapter shows us how traditions of men will not die away overnight. Any obedience that is experienced during the thousand-year reign is really just mankind complying to God’s will against their own yet carnal will, making them of the same opinion still (Mat 10:8, Luk 6:46). All these events which unfold are all according to the counsel of God’s own will and show us who we are without the spirit of God within us giving us the ability to wholeheartedly serve the Lord (Mic 6:8).

2Ki 12:9  and Jehoiada the priest takes a chest, and pierces a hole in its lid, and puts it near the altar, on the right side, as one comes in to the house of Yahweh, and the priests keeping the threshold have put there all the money that is brought in to the house of Yahweh. [CLV]

Christ is the one who has paid for our transgressions (1Pe 1:18), and this chest represents the life of Christ that was pierced (“pierces a hole in its lid“) to pay for our sins and transgressions (Isa 53:5). The placement of the chest is significant as we are bound to the altar with Christ “on the right side” meaning that through his life that was poured out for us we can have the power to present our bodies a living sacrifice through Christ, in the “house of Yahweh“. Keeping the door as these priests did, or the threshold, which is to be a servant or door keeper (Psa 84:10, Joh 13:14) whose function, although humble and unassuming (Mic 6:8), is critical to facilitating growth through a spirit of humility at that threshold where God used the priests to keep “the door [and] put therein all the money that was brought into the house of the LORD“.

1Pe 1:18  Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 

Isa 53:5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Psa 84:10  For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

Joh 13:14  If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.

Mic 6:8  He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

2Ki 12:10 And it comes to pass, at their seeing that the money [is] abundant in the chest, that there goes up a scribe of the king, and of the high priest, and they bind [it] up, and count the money that is found [in] the house of Yahweh,
2Ki 12:11 and have given the weighed money into the hands of those doing the work, those inspecting the house of Yahweh, and they bring it out to those working in the wood, and to builders who are working in the house of Yahweh,
2Ki 12:12 and to those [repairing] the wall, and to hewers of stone, and to buy wood and hewn stones to strengthen the breach of the house of Yahweh, and for all that goes out on the house, to strengthen it. [CLV]

The resources that have now been made available through this box where people are putting money needs to be counted and distributed to the various workers to see to it that the breaches get healed in the temple. These actions are symbolic of how the Lord will use the elect as His scribes: “there goes up a scribe of the king, and of the high priest, and they bind [it] up, and count the money that is found [in] the house of Yahweh” to properly distribute this wealth that is symbolic of God’s word (Pro 4:7, Pro 2:1-7) to bring about the repairs to the various breaches in the temple of God (1Co 3:16).

Pro 4:7  Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Pro 2:1  My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; [in “a chest“]
Pro 2:2  So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; [use that wisdom to heal the “breaches” in the temple of God]
Pro 2:3  Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 
Pro 2:4  If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;  [in “a chest“]
Pro 2:5  Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. 
Pro 2:6  For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. 
Pro 2:7  He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

There are two scribes that go up, “a scribe of the king, and of the high priest” who represent the elect who are given direction by Christ who is our King and high priest. These scribes’ function is to give “the weighed money into the hands of those doing the work, those inspecting the house of Yahweh, and they bring it out to those working in the wood, and to builders who are working in the house of Yahweh, and to those [repairing] the wall, and to hewers of stone, and to buy wood and hewn stones to strengthen the breach of the house of Yahweh, and for all that goes out on the house, to strengthen it“. This is all a shadow of how God will use the elect to teach the nations what actions are needed to repair “the breach of the house of Yahweh“, telling us that when God’s judgments are in the earth men will learn righteousness by the church (Isa 30:20, Isa 26:9-10, Eph 3:10). Learning of righteousness does not mean you are righteous or converted within, but it is the first stage of being ‘baptized with water’ which all men must experience before they are ‘baptized with spirit’ (Joh 3:5).

Isa 30:20  And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: 

Isa 26:9  With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Isa 26:10  Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD. 

Eph 3:10  To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 

Joh 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

2Ki 12:13 Only, there is not made for the house of Yahweh basins of silver, snuffers, bowls, trumpets, any vessel of gold, and vessel of silver, out of the money that is brought into the house of Yahweh;”
2Ki 12:14 for to those doing the work they give it, and they have strengthened with it the house of Yahweh,
2Ki 12:15 and they do not reckon with the men into whose hand they give the money to give to those doing the work, for in faithfulness they are dealing.
2Ki 12:16 The money of a trespass-offering, and the money of sin-offerings is not brought in to the house of Yahweh–for the priests it is. [CLV]

God’s elect are the temple of God that is ruling on the earth during the thousand-year reign, and so there are at least two things being shown in these verses. Firstly, these implements represent who the elect already are, “basins of silver, snuffers, bowls, trumpets, any vessel of gold, and vessel of silver“, and so the money is not used to make any of these instruments in this story. Secondly, God’s elect “do not reckon with the men into whose hand they give the money to give to those doing the work, for in faithfulness they are dealing“. These men who the elect ‘don’t reckon with’ represent those whom God has caused to be faithful servants in that age, and so there is a trust that is established in their dealing with others which we know God controls, “for in faithfulness they are dealing” (Psa 33:4).

Psa 33:4 For upright is the word of Yahweh, And all His work is in faithfulness.” [CLV]

The priests, who represent the religious leaders of the world who are being ruled over by the saints, only receive “The money of a trespass-offering, and the money of sin-offerings” that “is not brought in to the house of Yahweh“, another symbol telling us that there is no conversion in the earth which only happens by partaking of this blessed communion we share in the “house of Yahweh” (1Co 10:16).

1Co 10:16  The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 

2Ki 12:17 Then go up does Hazael king of Aram, and fights against Gath, and captures it, and Hazael sets his face to go up against Jerusalem;”
2Ki 12:18 and Jehoash king of Judah takes all the sanctified things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had sanctified, and his own sanctified things, and all the gold that is found in the treasures of the house of Yahweh and of the house of the king, and sends to Hazael king of Aram, and he goes up from off Jerusalem.
2Ki 12:19 And the rest of the matters of Joash, and all that he did, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?
2Ki 12:20 And his servants rise, and make a conspiracy, and smite Joash in the house of Millo, that is going down to Silla.
2Ki 12:21 yea, Jozachar son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad son of Shemer, his servants, have smitten him, and he dies, and they bury him with his fathers in the city of David, and reign does Amaziah his son, in his stead. [CLV]

This last section of Kings reveals a parable for us of how in the end the world will come up against God’s elect symbolized by these wars and rumours of war between “Hazael king of Aram, and fights against Gath, and captures it” and then “Hazael sets his face to go up against Jerusalem” typical of Gog and Magog doing this as well, at the end of the symbolic thousand-year reign (Rev 20:8).

Rev 20:8  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

In a positive sense, Jehoash doing this, taking “all the sanctified things that Jehoshaphat, and Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of Judah, had sanctified, and his own sanctified things, and all the gold that is found in the treasures of the house of Yahweh and of the house of the king, and sends to Hazael king of Aram, and he goes up from off Jerusalem” is symbolic of the elect during the thousand-year reign not shunning to declare the whole counsel of God as His faithful witnesses (Act 20:27), filling the world with the knowledge of God “as the waters cover the sea”(Hab 2:14). This also leads to the attempt of our death by Gog and Magog (Rev 20:8).

Act 20:26  Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. [Gog and Magog]
Act 20:27  For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. 

Hab 2:14  For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. 

Rev 20:8  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. 

In this light, Jehoash’s death typifies Christ and his Christ being crucified afresh – by Gog and Magog who have already spiritually murdered us in their hearts – the true nature of the beast being revealed at God’s appointed time (Php 3:18-19).

Php 3:18  (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 
Php 3:19  Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) 

Just as Christ demonstrated for his disciples that it was expedient for him to go away Joh 16:7) in order that the comforter would be sent, so it was expedient to have Satan loosed for a season to demonstrate what we all would resort to without the power of God’s holy spirit giving us the ability to do the right thing (1Sa 16:14-15).

1Sa 16:14  But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him. 
1Sa 16:15  And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.

The actions of Judas betraying Christ typify the moment when Gog and Magog come up against the camp of the saints, as does this betrayal of “Jozachar son of Shimeath, and Jehozabad son of Shemer, his servants“. Judas being a [type of the man of perdition within all] and each person’s ‘day of evil’ being revealed, shows what is naturally in the heart of all men as God has ordained it: “But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him” (Luk 22:3, Pro 16:4). In this sense, we also see Joash as Judas or Saul after the priest Jehoiada dies, as we are told that he was not buried in the sepulchres of the kings, because of his idolatry and murder of a priest of the Lord (2Ch 24:13-27).

Joh 13:27  And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.

Luk 22:3  Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. [Joash was a king whose name was changed, the ‘h’ being taken out, which is symbolic of God’s spirit leaving him, going from the name “Jehoash” to “Joash” after his transgressions found him out]

2Ch 24:13  So the workmen wrought, and the work was perfected by them, and they set the house of God in his state, and strengthened it.
2Ch 24:14  And when they had finished it, they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada, whereof were made vessels for the house of the LORD, even vessels to minister, and to offer withal, and spoons, and vessels of gold and silver. And they offered burnt offerings in the house of the LORD continually all the days of Jehoiada. 
2Ch 24:15  But Jehoiada waxed old, and was full of days when he died; an hundred and thirty years old was he when he died. 
2Ch 24:16  And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel, both toward God, and toward his house. 
2Ch 24:17  Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened unto them.
2Ch 24:18  And they [the princes of Judah along with King Joash] left the house of the LORD God of their fathers, and served groves and idols: and wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their trespass. 
2Ch 24:19  Yet he [the LORD God] sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto the LORD; and they [the prophets] testified against them: but they would not give ear. 
2Ch 24:20  And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you. 
2Ch 24:21  And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.
2Ch 24:22  Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he [Zechariah] died, he said, The LORD look upon it, and require it.
2Ch 24:23  And it came to pass at the end of the year, that the host of Syria came up against him: and they came to Judah and Jerusalem, and destroyed all the princes of the people from among the people, and sent all the spoil of them unto the king of Damascus. 
2Ch 24:24  For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men, and the LORD delivered a very great host into their hand, because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers. So they executed judgment against Joash
2Ch 24:25  And when they were departed from him, (for they left him in great diseases,) his own servants conspired against him for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest, and slew him on his bed, and he died: and they buried him in the city of David, but they buried him not in the sepulchres of the kings. [Eze 18:24]
2Ch 24:26  And these are they that conspired against him; Zabad the son of Shimeath an Ammonitess, and Jehozabad the son of Shimrith a Moabitess. 
2Ch 24:27  Now concerning his sons, and the greatness of the burdens laid upon him, and the repairing of the house of God, behold, they are written in the story of the book of the kings. And Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.

Again, this is what we all would resort to without the power of God’s holy spirit giving us the ability to do the right thing (Pro 15:4-5). We can of ourselves do nothing (Joh 15:5) and yet we have a great promise if we receive the faith to believe it (2Pe 3:9, 1Jn 1:1-29).

Pro 15:4  A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
Pro 15:5  A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent. [Jehoiada was a father figure to Jehoash]

Pro 16:4  The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. 

2Pe 3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 

1Jn 2:23  Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. 
1Jn 2:24  Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. 
1Jn 2:25  And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life
1Jn 2:26  These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. 
1Jn 2:27  But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. 
1Jn 2:28  And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. 
1Jn 2:29  If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him. 

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