Bricks and Trees Beginning Presented by Shirley Martin *
Isaiah 9:8-10 The Lord sends a message against Jacob, and it falls on Israel. And all the people know it, That is, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, Asserting in pride and in arrogance of heart - “The bricks have fallen down But we will rebuild with hewn stone The sycamores have been cut down But we will replace them with cedars.”
Divided Kingdom about 934 BC Divided kingdom about 934 B.C.
Assyrian Kingdom Assyri a
Isaiah 10:5 &10:15
5 Woe to Assyria, the rod of My Anger and the staff in whose hands Is My indignation, 15 Is the axe to boast itself over the one who chops with it? Is the saw to exalt itself over the one who wields it?
ISAIAH 9:13 13 Yet the people do not turn back to Him who struck them, Nor do they seek the LORD of hosts.
ISAIAH 9:12, 9:17, 9:21, 10:4 In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away And His hand is still stretched out. Samaria does not repent and will fall eighteen years later
Babylonian Empire in 587 BC Jerusalem falls to Babylonian Empire
Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.
America's History 1607- Jamestown, founded and dedicated to glory of God 1620- Mayflower compact. 1640 John Winthrop on the Arabella . 1643 New England Confederation 1775. National Day of prayer and fasting- declared by Continental Congress. 1789 Benjamin Franklin at Constitutional Convention 1789 Inauguration of George Washington 1863 Abraham Lincoln Proclamation of Day of Fasting and Prayer