Pastor Kachelmeier is the guest on Issues, Etc. talking about the connections between the events leading up to 2 Chronicles chapter 13 and those find in Acts chapter 5. In both times, the people of God were split into two groups, namely, those who remained loyal to the son of David as king and those who rebelled against God and His kingdom.
After the resurrection of Christ, the True Son of David, the Apostles were forbidden to speak in the name of Jesus by the high priest. The Apostles respond by saying, “We must obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins” (Acts 5:29–31). In response, Gamaliel said to the high priest and the leaders of Jerusalem, “Men of Israel… …I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail; but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found fighting against God!” (Acts 5:38–39).
In the days after Solomon’s death, the kingdom was split into Northern Israel and Southern Judah. In 2 Chronicles 13, Abijah, a son of David and King of Jerusalem, cried out against Jeroboam, the King of Northern Israel, saying, “Behold, God is with us at our head, and his priests with their battle trumpets to sound the call to battle against you. O sons of Israel, do not fight against the LORD, the God of your fathers, for you cannot succeed” (2 Chronicles 13:12).