Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary Definition of Truth: Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be. The truth of history constitutes its whole value. We rely on the truth of the scriptural prophecies.
GOD WILL RAISE UP A FAITHFUL HIGH PRIEST
Eli was not faithful to raise his children up in the ways of the Lord. They brought shame to him and Israel. Therefore, God chose to remove his lineage from the high priesthood. Eli’s descendents were replaced with Zadok and his descendents, who will minister before Him in the future also. God takes very seriously the teaching of the next generation about Him.
PROPHECY AGAINST THE HOUSE OF ELI
1136 BC (U)
1Sa 2:35 I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who will do according to what is in my heart and mind. I will firmly establish his priestly house, and they will minister before my anointed one always.
1014 BC (U)
1Ki 2:27 So Solomon removed Abiathar from the priesthood of the LORD, fulfilling the word the LORD had spoken at Shiloh about the house of Eli.
1Ki 2:35 The king put Benaiah son of Jehoiada over the army in Joab’s position and replaced Abiathar with Zadok the priest.
WILL BE FULFILLED
MILLENNIAL TEMPLE ORDER OF WORSHIP
ONE THOUSAND YEAR REIGN
Eze 44:15 “ ‘But the Levitical priests, who are descendants of Zadok and who guarded my sanctuary when the Israelites went astray from me, are to come near to minister before me; they are to stand before me to offer sacrifices of fat and blood, declares the Sovereign LORD.
Prophecies declared are in blue, prophecies fulfilled are in red, prophecies currently being fulfilled are in green, and prophecies to be fulfilled are in orange. Bold historical context dates are from Jeff Swanson's The Plan dating system, and dates marked (U) are Archbishop Ussher's 1658 dating system. ** The date of this prophecy is in its referential context: the verse has been moved to the time frame of its contextual orientation.