Friday, April 9, 2010

The Brook of Kidron

I was reading my bible this morning and I turned directly to Jeremiah chapter 31.

I usually start from the first of the chapter and read through the whole chapter, but for some reason, this time, verse 31 caught my eye.

I read the verses and it sais:

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Isreal, and with the house of Judah:

Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord:

But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Isreal; after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord; for I will forgive them their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which devideth the sea when the waves therof roar; The Lord of the hosts is this name:

If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Isreal also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

Thus saith the Lord; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Isreal for all that they have done, saith the Lord.

Behold the days come, saith the Lord, that the city shall be built to the Lord from the tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner.

And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb and shall compass about to Goath.

And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the Lord; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.

After searching for more on the brook of Kidron, I found that in John chapter 18:1-12....... That Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemenie...... Which is in the brook of Kidron...

Jesus was in the garden when Judas led a band of officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, into the garden with torches, lanterns and weapons to get Jesus and take him before Caiaphas, the high priest.

This was when he was crucified.

I then began to do research on the brook of Kidron or the valley of Kidron.

I read where the valley was full of tombs with dead bodies of the children of the people of Isreal.

This was also used as a place where In 1 Kings 2:37, 1 Kings 15:13, 2 Kings 23:6

where Asa removed the Queen, mother of Maachah, because she had made an idol. Asa destroyed her Idol and burned it and took it to the brook of Kidron.

Also, Josiah brings all the groves of idols that were made out of the house of the Lord and brought them to the brook of Kidron, and burned them and stamped them to small powder.

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