Henry Allen Ironside

Baasha

(“He who seeks,” or “lays waste.”) 1 Kings 15:27—16:7; 2 Chron. 16:1-6 Contemporary Prophet: Jehu Son Of Hanani. “The Lord hath made all things for Himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.”—Proverbs 16:4 “In the third year of Asa king of Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty and four years.” With the beginning of a new dynasty, and the sad history of that which had been before him, one might hope that Baasha would ...

Elah

(An oak) 1 Kings 16:8-14 “Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.”—Proverbs 11:31 “In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of Judah began Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years. And his servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, steward of his house in Tirzah. And Zimri went in and smote him, and killed him, i...

Zimri

(Musical) (1 Kings 16:9-20) “Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.”—Proverbs 88:18 “In the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign seven days in Tirzah. And the people were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines. And the people that were encamped heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath also slain the king: wherefore all Israel made Omri, the captain of the host, king over Isr...

Omri

(Heaping) 1 Kings 16:15-28 Contemporary Prophet: Elijah (?) “The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: but He blesseth the habitation of the just.”—Proverbs 3:33 Civil War, that most deplorable of all forms of armed conflict, followed Omri’s assumption of the throne of Israel. “Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri. But the people that followed Omri prevai...

Ahab

(Brother of [his] father) 1 Kings 16:29—17:1; 18:1—22:40; 2 Chron. 18 Contemporary Prophets: Elijah; Micah son of Imlah. “When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth; but the righteous shall see their fall.”—Proverbs 29:16 “And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa king of Judah began Ahab the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty and two years. And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord ...

Ahaziah

(Whom Jehovah holds) 1 Kings 22:40, 49, 51; 2 Kings 1. Contemporary Prophet, Elijah. “The fear of the Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.”—Proverbs 10:27 “Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned two years over Israel. And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the so...

Joram (Or Jehoram)

(Exalted by Jehovah) 2 Kings 1:17; 3:1-27; 6:8—7:20; 9:1-26 Contemporary Prophet, Elisha. “The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.”—Proverbs 12:7 “Now Jehoram the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned twelve years. And he wrought evil in the sight of the Lord; but not like his father, and like his mother”—in contrast with his late brother Ahaziah, see 1 Ki...

1 Corinthians (Lectures 21-25)

Lecture 21 The Table Of The Lord And The Table Of Demons 1 Corinthians 10:15-30 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. 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? For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? What say I then? that th...

1 Corinthians (Lectures 16-20)

Lecture 16 The Time Is Short 1 Corinthians 7:18-40 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised. Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised. Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God. Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant...

1 Corinthians (Lectures 11-15)

Lecture 11 True Apostolic Succession 1 Corinthians 4:6-16 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it? Now ye are full, now ye ar...
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