Week 20   Day 3


Here is a test of faith 

            Hezekiah's strength

            and resources were gone 

All that could save him now

            was divine intervention 

            another dramatic rescue 

The miracle came 

On this day

            good triumphed 

            evil was destroyed.



God's will and plan is not set in stone 

            Hezekiah's prayers are an example of this 

When God looked at Hezekiah's heart 

            God changed his mind

            and suffering was averted  

Therefore pray.




                                  HEZEKIAH'S PRAYERS
With strength and resources gone, Judah needed a miracle.
                                         II Kings 19 & 20


     6 Isaiah said, "Thus says the Lord:  'Do not be afraid of the

words which you have heard.   7Surely I will send a spirit upon

him, and he shall hear a rumor and return to his own land.'"

     9The king of Assyria again sent messages to Hezekiah,
"Do not let your God deceive you."

     15Then Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, "O Lord,

God of Israel, the One who dwells between the cherubim.  You

are God, You alone of all the kingdoms of the earth.  You have

made heaven and earth.  16 Incline Your ear, O Lord, and hear;

open Your eyes, O Lord, and see; hear the words of reproach

to the living God.  19Now therefore, O Lord our God, I pray,

save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may

know that You are the Lord God, You alone." 

     20Then Isaiah sent to Hezekiah, saying, "Thus says the God

of Israel:  'Because you have prayed to Me against the king of

Assyria, I have heard.  34 I will defend this city, to save it for

My own sake and for My servant David's sake.'"

     35 It came to pass on a certain night that the angel of

the Lord went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians,

one hundred and eighty-five thousand; when people arose

early in the morning, there were the corpses--all dead.

    37As the king of Assyria was worshiping in the temple of

his god, his sons struck him down with the sword.

     1 In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death.  Isaiah

the prophet went to him and said, "Thus says the Lord:  'Set

your house in order, for you shall die, and not live'"

     2Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed

to the Lord, saying,  3"Remember now, O Lord, I pray, how

I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and

have done what was good in Your sight."  And Hezekiah

wept bitterly. 

     4And it happened, before Isaiah had gone out into the

middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying, 

5"Return and tell Hezekiah the leader of My people, 'Thus

says the Lord:  "I have heard your prayer.  I have seen your

tears; surely I will heal you.  On the third day you shall go

up to the house of the Lord.  6And I will add to your days

fifteen years.  I will deliver you and this city from the hand

of the king of Assyria; and will defend this city for My own

sake, and for the sake of My servant David."'"
          This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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