Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Hezekiah, Part 4. Rick Kabrick.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Hezekiah restores the Israelites’ and Jews’ spiritual life and brings many who went astray back to the Lord.
God allows Hezekiah to be the one to defeat the Assyrians.
Now it is in my heart to make a covenant with the Lord God of Israel, that His burning anger may turn away from us.
Forcing people into any religion is always a really bad idea.
So the couriers passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh… but they laughed them to scorn and mocked them.
The priests and the Levites were ashamed and consecrated themselves and brought burnt offerings to the temple of the LORD.
“May the LORD, who is good, pardon everyone who sets his heart on seeking God – the LORD, the God of his fathers – even if he is not clean according to the rules of the sanctuary.”
2CH 30:23 The whole assembly then agreed to celebrate the festival seven more days; so for another seven days they celebrated joyfully.
Godliness brings opposition.
2CH 31:20-32:1 Hezekiah did what was good and right and faithful before the LORD his God. In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered.
Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
Satan doesn’t like revival… He doesn’t like people turning back to God.
When faced with trouble we immediately try to work out how we can get ourselves out of it through our own initiative!
You do not compromise with evil; you cannot negotiate with it either.
Compromise always has a price… and the price of compromise is always increasing.
It is better to have these things in place before the enemy attacks!
When the equivalent of the King of Assyria assaults us… watch us move quickly to rebuild those walls then!
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.
The enemy relies on their own strength; we rely on the Lord.
1JO 4:4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
1JO 5:4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world…
ROM 8:31 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
How then can your god deliver you from my hand?
I will take you to be slaves.
ISA 37:35 “For I will defend this city to save it for My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.”
ISA 37:36 Then the angel of the Lord went out and struck 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men arose early in the morning, behold, all of these were dead.
Sennacherib’s prism leaves out the siege of Jerusalem where the Angel of the Lord killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers.
2KI 20:3 “Remember now, O Lord, I beseech You, how I have walked before You in truth and with a whole heart and have done what is good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
2KI 29:13 There was nothing in his house nor in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.