As in the days of Hezekiah the king, our generation is not much different than his. Though his day was concerned about keeping up the house of the Lord, the sacrifices, and the Passover, we are to also remember God’s commands on a day to day basis and do as He says. However, just like in our day, people were willfully transgressing against the Lord and didn’t care about God. These people were stiff-necked and scoffers, of which we have the same kinds of people today. People thought they could just do their own things while being into idolatry and sexual immorality. While the same can be said of people now, who have made idols out of their electronic devices and people. They have also made homosexuality an ok thing to do. While pornography is free to look at on the internet. These kinds of people are very hard to reach, for they often mock the preacher. This is because their heart is hardened against God. You will know this to be true if you have reached the lost with the gospel. In the midst of these people, we have the majority disinterested and even scoffers on the scene. So now we look back at how king Hezekiah reached people for God. It is said that their went 1“letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again unto the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.” (2 Chronicles 30:6) This is just the beginning of his letter, but please think about what he said.
Hezekiah’s letter continued, 1“and be not ye like your fathers, and like your brethren, which trespassed against the Lord God of their fathers, who therefore gave them up to desolation, as ye see. Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the Lord, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the Lord your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you. For if ye turn again unto the Lord, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.” (2 Chronicles 30:7-9) Wow! Oh so powerful. You could tell that God was with this man as he wrote this. We could learn a lot from what he said. So please take this to heart and begin to serve the Lord Jesus, like he said. God is gracious and merciful to those that return unto Him. 1“So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh even unto Zebulun: but they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them. Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem. Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the Lord.” (2 Chronicles 30:10-12) So as I mentioned, many people were not for this, but the elect of God was. My friends, where is your heart towards Jesus? If you have fallen away, please return to Him, starting today.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will take their belief in You to heart. That they will no longer forsake the day of their repentance, but return to You fully this day. I am praying for a full surrender of people’s hearts and souls. That they finally understand the need to do Your will and no longer live unto the flesh in their sins. What the world offers may look appealing at first glance, but only with the Holy Spirit can we filter out the bad with the good. For in this world, You have created such amazing things for us to do and enjoy, but unfortunately Satan has corrupted it while making the bad look good. So we have the rise of homosexuality and it becoming widely accepted in our culture. We also have a billion-dollar business with pornography on the web. Even so-called Christians are caught up in such things and are living a life of a hypocrite. These things are very disturbing, God. So I ask what I and others can do for Your kingdom, in order to put an end to many of the evils of this world. All I hope for, Lord, is that many people will stop transgressing against You, but understand their faults and confess their sins openly. Our time is now to change our lives and be reborn in the Holy Spirit. So if people are praying with me now and they are have fallen off course but are ready now to give their lives to You, praise the Lord. Convict them of their sins, that they will no longer desire to do them. Cleanse them, as You have cleansed me of all my sins. I pray for more people to be saved in Your kingdom. Surely, the harvest is white, but only a few people are ready and available to work for You. So I also pray for more laborers. That believers in all countries will desire to share the gospel with people on the streets. I love You, Lord. These things I pray, in Your mighty Name, Jesus. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.