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Revival Kings #2: Jehoshaphat

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Old Testamemnt Revivals Best read out of Chronicles

History of Kings

Saul. David. Solomon,
Rehaboam split
Israel - 10 tribes not - good king
Judah a few good kings and 5 major revivals

What We Learn

Repeat the good stuff - learn from bad directions
In our own lives - watching the lives of others - same thing.


find out what’s right do that.. whats wrong.. dont do that

The Good Stuff

Strengthen what is right

2 Chronicles 17:2 NIV
He stationed troops in all the fortified cities of Judah and put garrisons in Judah and in the towns of Ephraim that his father Asa had captured.

Follow Good Example

2 Chronicles 17:3 NIV
The Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the ways of his father David before him. He did not consult the Baals

Prioritize the word of the Lord

2 Chronicles 17:9 NIV
They taught throughout Judah, taking with them the Book of the Law of the Lord; they went around to all the towns of Judah and taught the people.
2 Chr 1

Seek The Lord First

2 Chr
2 Chronicles 18:4 NIV
But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “First seek the counsel of the Lord.”
Alliance with Ahab (Israel)
Wiil you Fight - I always fight with my people but 1st
Search for a Prophet
Jehoshaphat seak for who is going to tell the truth
Ignore whats right because it doesn’t feel good.
2 Chr 18:
2 Chronicles 18:7 NIV
The king of Israel answered Jehoshaphat, “There is still one prophet through whom we can inquire of the Lord, but I hate him because he never prophesies anything good about me, but always bad. He is Micaiah son of Imlah.” “The king should not say such a thing,” Jehoshaphat replied.

In the Middle of troubles to big for us - trust and praise.

Alliance of armies to big for them -
2 Chronicles 20:1 NIV
After this, the Moabites and Ammonites with some of the Meunites came to wage war against Jehoshaphat.
As a people the came to seek the lord - v 4
As a people praise came 1st
2 Chronicles 20:21 NIV
After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: “Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.”
2 Chr 20:21

As a Result Blessings Abounded

What he didn’t get right

Did not remove high places
Allied with the enemies of the Lordd
As a result - nothing lasted be
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