PICTURE 01 At the same time as Elisha, lived a man called Naaman. Naaman had leprosy and was the captain of the Syrian army. PICTURE 02 Naaman’s Israelite servant said, “If Naaman would visit the prophet of God in Israel, he would be healed.” PICTURE 03 The king sent a servant to Naaman saying, “Go, and I will write a letter to the king of Israel.” PICTURE 04 So Naaman set off with presents of silver, gold and clothing. PICTURE 05 The king of Israel, was furious, “Am I God that I can heal a man of leprosy.” PICTURE 06 Naaman was given this message by Elisha’s servant, “Wash in the river Jordan seven times, and you will be healed.” PICTURE 07 But because Elisha didn’t come out, Naaman was angry, “There are rivers elsewhere where I can wash, that are cleaner than the rivers of Israel” PICTURE 08 His servant spoke, “If the prophet wanted you to do something big, would you have done it?” PICTURE 09 After calming down, Naaman went to the river and washed six times, and he was still a leper. PICTURE 10 Then he washed the seventh time and his flesh became as pure as a child’s. PICTURE 11 Naaman raced back to the house of Elisha with an offering of thanks. PICTURE 12 But Elisha would not accept a gift. PICTURE 13 However, Elisha’s servant ran after Naaman saying, “My master will accept some silver and some clothes for two guests.” PICTURE 14 So Naaman granted his request. PICTURE 15 Then Elisha’s servant hid the silver and clothes. Elisha said to the servant; PICTURE 16 “This is not a time to receive gifts! The leprosy that Naaman had shall be on you.” And Elishia’s servant went out a leper.
PICTURE 01 Ever since the Lord took the kingdom from Solomon, PICTURE 02 There was the kingdom of Judah in the south, and the kingdom of Israel in the north. PICTURE 03 790 years before Christ, war broke out between Judah and Israel. PICTURE 04 There are many kings recorded in the Bible during this period and it was around the time of 750 to 700 BC. That Amos, Hosea, Isaiah and Micah began to prophecy. PICTURE 05 Against Israel’s disobedience; the coming destruction of Jerusalem and the coming of the Messiah. PICTURE 06 This takes us through to the year 643 BC, when Amon was the king over Judah. Amon was a wicked king, and had turned away from the living God, to worship idols and images. PICTURE 07 He was King from the age of twenty two to twenty five, when he was murdered by his servants. PICTURE 08 Amon had a young son called, Josiah. PICTURE 09 In the year 640 BC the people made eight year old Josiah their king. PICTURE 10 When Josiah was twenty, he began to get rid of the idols from the land. PICTURE 11 Two years later, he decided to refurbish Solomon’s temple. PICTURE 12 Plans were drawn, and workmen were employed. PICTURE 13 Money was collected to pay the carpenters and stonemasons. PICTURE 14 In the temple they found the book of the law. PICTURE 15 “Your majesty, we have discovered a book in the temple.” Josiah asked them to read it. PICTURE 16 Josiah responded, “This is terrible that we haven’t kept the law of the Lord, His anger against us must be great.” PICTURE 17 A prophetess, who lived in Jerusalem said, “The Lord God of Israel says, because the king has humbled himself, I will not punish the people during his lifetime.” PICTURE 18 King Josiah stood in the temple and read the law to all of the people of Jerusalem. PICTURE 19 Then everyone agreed to keep the commandments of God. PICTURE 20 Every image, idol and altar used to worship other gods, was destroyed. PICTURE 21 King Josiah turned the hearts of the people back to the Lord. PICTURE 22 Josiah reigned for 31 years in Jerusalem, between 640 to 609 B.C. PICTURE 23 During this time, Zephaniah prophesied the total destruction of Jerusalem and the dispersion of it’s inhabitants. PICTURE 24 In 628 B.C. Jeremiah began to prophecy. In Chapter 25 he prophecies very clearly, there is a 70 year captivity just about to take place. PICTURE 25 Also Nahum in 612 prophesied. PICTURE 26 The destruction of Nineveh. PICTURE 27 Two years after Josiah’s reign as king, in 607 Habakkuk began to prophecy, concerning the destruction of Jerusalem.
PICTURE 28 Twenty three years after Josiah’s reign, Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon besieged Jerusalem. PICTURE 29 On August the 14th 586 years before Christ. PICTURE 30 The total destruction of Jerusalem and the temple began, as prophesied by the prophets.