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2 And it
was told [nagad] the house [bayith] of
David, [David] saying, ['amar] Syria ['Aram] is
confederate [nuwach] with Ephraim. ['Ephrayim] And his heart [lebab] was
moved, [nuwa`] and the heart [lebab] of his people, [`am] as the
trees [`ets] of the wood [ya`ar] are moved [nuwa`] with [paniym] the wind. [ruwach]KJV-Interlinear
2 When it
was reported to the house of David, saying, "The Arameans have camped in
Ephraim," his heart and the hearts of his people shook as the trees of the
forest shake with the wind. NASB
The house of David designates the royal dynasty which began with David.
In the united kingdom, there were three kings, Saul, David, and Solomon. After Solomon the kingdom split into two nations. The first is the northern nation of Israel which retained that name. Later it will be referred to as Samaria.
The second is the southern nation of Judah which retained the line of David and the line of Christ.
This war that is shaping up is more than just an attempt of nations trying to conquer nations, it is an attack on the line of Christ, on the house of David, on the promise of God of the Messiah.
All of history is not just people struggling or meandering haphazardly through history, but history is in fact the struggle between good and evil, between the agenda of Satan versus the promises of God.
This is why you will see every aspect of divine principle, every concept of divine establishment, every mandate of God, countered with some false and evil opposite concept.
Syria was under threat from Assyria. Israel, often times synonymously called Ephraim likewise was not under the direct threat, as Syria was its northern buffer, but both sought to remove Ahaz, who was the fourteenth king of from David (twelfth king of Judah) and in the line of the house of David.
However, the spiritual state of the nation since the time of David and Solomon, had deteriorated to a very low level. This time span was about 270 years or fourteen generations, from David to Ahaz.
It does take some time for a nation to transform and eventually fall.
And just a quick prophetic note, back in those days, it did take several generations for a dramatic change to occur, especially on a national level.
Today, however, we have the principle of the accelerated change whereas many things will occur at an accelerated rate as we near the end of our dispensation. Whether it is the numbers of earthquakes, the growth of the world population, or the decline in the spiritual state, all of these and more will change more and more rapidly.
Anyway, the people of Judah lacked in their spiritual status and thus were afraid, shaking like the leaves of trees in a high wind storm.
When your spiritual state is dysfunctional, when your growth is lacking, then when trouble appears in your life, you will be afraid. Your life will be restless, your sleep will be interrupted, your anxiety will rise. Your fear will consume your life. The only way of defeating these characteristics is through a strong spiritual life.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.