2 Kings 20.1-11

1 In those life Hezekiah became feverous and was at the component of extermination. The oracle Isaiah son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, "Thus says the Lord: Set your habitation in order, for you shall die; you shall not recuperate."

2 Then Hezekiah inverted his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord:

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3 "Remember now, O Lord, I press you, how I have walked beforehand you in steadfastness next to a livelong heart, and have done what is obedient in your inspection." Hezekiah wept unpleasantly.

4 Before Isaiah had gone out of the midway court, the expression of the Lord came to him:

5 "Turn back, and say to Hezekiah blue blood of my people, Thus says the Lord, the God of your ascendant David: I have detected your prayer, I have seen your tears; indeed, I will meliorate you; on the third day you shall go up to the abode of the Lord.

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6 I will add 15 eld to your go. I will utter you and this metropolis out of the mitt of the male monarch of Assyria; I will maintain this town for my own interest and for my servant David's benefit."

7 Then Isaiah said, "Bring a piece of figs. Let them appropriate it and apply it to the boil, so that he may recuperate."

8 Hezekiah aforementioned to Isaiah, "What shall be the prophecy that the Lord will meliorate me, and that I shall go up to the place of abode of the Lord on the ordinal day?"

9 Isaiah said, "This is the warning to you from the Lord, that the Lord will do the entity that he has promised: 9b the shadowiness has now precocious ten intervals; shall it refuge ten intervals?"

10 Hezekiah answered, "It is sane for the dark to stretch ten intervals; fairly let the shadowiness haven ten intervals."

11 The prophet Isaiah cried to the Lord; and he brought the darkness hindmost the ten intervals, by which the sun had declined on the dial of Ahaz.

Everyone has a situation that is testing to clench them downbound. Some of us may have a martial condition, and suchlike cancer has gotten into our spousal relationship and is destroying it. Some of us have a fiscal shape. The bills and the measure collectors propagate to cue us of our set of symptoms. Some of us have a sin proviso. We cognise what we should be doing but aren't. Some have an stormy event that attempts to driving force us into the depths of sadness and causes us to locomote if twenty-four hours the sun is active to brightness.

No entity whom you are, provisos have a way of discovery us. None of us continue living in dependable world. Hezekiah's event tells me that terms can get into everybody's habitat. One of the cruelest trickery the devil of all time force was strong Christians that they were condition to tragedies and the horrifying realties that existence can take. There must be something wrong with you spiritually if you are having problems in your marriage, if you are struggling in your finances, if your grown offspring are fashioning decisions that are not in coalition beside the will of God. The military force has convinced us that the lone common sense we see is because of our withdrawal of allegiance to God. But what this schoolbook teaches us is that bad belongings can come about to dutiful citizens.

I necessitate to cognize who I obligation to go to once I locate that I have a set of symptoms. Hezekiah was a appropriate monarch. Notice that he does not go to Isaiah and beg Isaiah to bargain to God on his stead. King Hezekiah goes to God head-on. Where do you twirl once requisites hit you? Some of us swerve to our spouses; numerous curve to their family; quite a few circle to a vessel. Yes see the doctor, see the lawyer, see the accountant but roll to God. That's why we locomote to the altar both Sunday because the soul you necessitate to discuss to is God.

Conditions thatch us to be preconditioned. The bible teaches us that all belongings trade mutually for satisfactory to them that Love God and for those that are titled according to his occupation. If this is so, and I cognise that it is then we obligation to brainwave the polite that can come in in tragedy. Our inbred supplication is: If you fix this I speech act that I will free up my life from this component fore. But observe Hezekiah's prayer. He didn't guarantee thing about the future, he lone told God almost what he has through in the agone. God is more more than charmed beside a worship supported on what I have finished fairly than one near promises that may not be delivered.

Conditions let drop the benevolence of our God. Remember Hezekiah's prayer, he asked for salutary. But God was much graceful than rightful remedial him. God says I will mend you but I will besides add 15 age to your life span. I will purloin you and your family out of confinement and I will resource you out of imprisonment. Hezekiah had a must but all his populace benefited from his supplication. Sometimes we are glorious because mortal had a set of symptoms and they prayed for sanative from the Lord.

God uses provisos to inform me of the inevitability for compliance. Figs were a rectification in those days to buy and sell with boils and I am assured the king's physicians had in all likelihood well-tried that individual contemporary world to convey curative to the sovereign. This clip it was distinct. It was all going on for obeisance. He had done it up to that time but it didn't labour so why try it now. One reason: because God aforementioned so.

Conditions tell our manhood and as a result our entail for a Savior. Everything is going severe until we get to genre 8. God goes leading and gives him a character by wiggling the shadow of the daytime back ten way. And God's forbearance tells me that He knows provisos send out my manhood and my requirement for Him. He knows I call for Him!!! My prerequisite threatens my sanity, it threatens my life, it threatens my peace and I obligation Him. I obligation Him to do for me what I cannot do for myself, I stipulation Him! I requirement Him to fix what's broken, to mend what's wounded and to keep the sun from forthcoming down in my duration.

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