Ellen G. White Writings

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Royalty and Ruin, Table of Contents

Contents 3
Foreword 5
Introduction—The Glorious Destiny Israel Might Have Had 7
Solomon’s Spectacular Beginning 11
Solomon’s Magnificent Temple 14
Prosperity and Pride Bring Disaster 19
How Solomon Missed His Chance 23
Solomon’s Deep Repentance 28
Rehoboam’s Arrogance: The Kingdom Torn Apart 32
Jeroboam Leads Israel Back to Idol Worship 36
National Apostasy Brings National Ruin 39
Elijah Confronts King Ahab 42
The Voice of Stern Rebuke 45
God Vindicated on Mount Carmel 51
The Prophet Loses Faith and Panics 55
“What Are You Doing Here?” 59
God’s Call to Modern Apostates 63
Jehoshaphat, the King Who Believed God 68
The Fall of the House of Ahab 73
Elisha Called to Succeed Elijah 79
The Healing of the Waters 84
Elisha, Gentle Prophet of Peace 87
Captain Naaman Healed of Leprosy 91
Elisha’s Closing Ministry 95
Jonah, the Prophet Who Ran Away 100
The Decline and Fall of Israel 105
A Nation “Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge” 109
Prophet With a Message of Hope 112
Isaiah’s Message: “Behold Your God!” 115
Ahaz Almost Ruins the Kingdom 118
King Hezekiah Repairs the Damage 121
Visitors from Babylon See the Wrong Things 124
An Angel Destroys the Assyrian Army 127
Isaiah’s “Good News” for All the Nations 133
Manasseh and Josiah: the Worst and the Best 137
The Long-lost Law Book Discovered 141
Jeremiah, the Man Who Felt God’s Anguish 145
Judah’s Amazing Stubbornness 150
Zedekiah, Judah’s Last King 156
Zedekiah Fails His Last Chance 161
Not All Was Lost! 166
Daniel, a Captive in Babylon 170
Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of World Empires 175
Three Hebrews in the Fiery Furnace 179
Nebuchadnezzar’s Seven Years of Madness 183
Belshazzar’s Feast: Babylon’s last night 186
Daniel in the Lions’ Den 191
Cyrus Sets the Exiles Free 194
Bitter Opposition Fails 199
Satan, the Accuser; Christ, the Defender 205
The Secret of Success in God’s Work 209
Esther, the Hebrew Girl Who Became Queen 211
Ezra, the King’s Trusted Friend 214
Ezra Sparks a Spiritual Revival 218
Nehemiah, Man of Prayer and Action 221
Nehemiah Accomplishes the “Impossible” 224
Nehemiah Bravely Rebukes Selfishness 228
Union With the World Hinders God’s Cause 231
The Joy of Forgiveness and Healing 234
Nehemiah’s Painful Work of Reformation 237
Darkness Precedes the Dawn 241
Where Is God’s True Israel? 247
Visions of a Glorious Future 253