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Return To The Lord Jesus

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.

2 Chronicles 30
12 Chronicles 30 (KJV)
1 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, to keep the passover unto the Lord God of Israel.
2 For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month.
3 For they could not keep it at that time, because the priests had not sanctified themselves sufficiently, neither had the people gathered themselves together to Jerusalem.
4 And the thing pleased the king and all the congregation.
5 So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come to keep the passover unto the Lord God of Israel at Jerusalem: for they had not done it of a long time in such sort as it was written.
6 So the posts went with the 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.
7 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.
8 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.
9 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.
10 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.
11 Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem.
12 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.
13 And there assembled at Jerusalem much people to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great congregation.
14 And they arose and took away the altars that were in Jerusalem, and all the altars for incense took they away, and cast them into the brook Kidron.
15 Then they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the second month: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified themselves, and brought in the burnt offerings into the house of the Lord.
16 And they stood in their place after their manner, according to the law of Moses the man of God: the priests sprinkled the blood, which they received of the hand of the Levites.
17 For there were many in the congregation that were not sanctified: therefore the Levites had the charge of the killing of the passovers for every one that was not clean, to sanctify them unto the Lord.
18 For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good Lord pardon every one
19 That prepareth his heart to seek God, the Lord God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.
20 And the Lord hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.
21 And the children of Israel that were present at Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness: and the Levites and the priests praised the Lord day by day, singing with loud instruments unto the Lord.
22 And Hezekiah spake comfortably unto all the Levites that taught the good knowledge of the Lord: and they did eat throughout the feast seven days, offering peace offerings, and making confession to the Lord God of their fathers.
23 And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days: and they kept other seven days with gladness.
24 For Hezekiah king of Judah did give to the congregation a thousand bullocks and seven thousand sheep; and the princes gave to the congregation a thousand bullocks and ten thousand sheep: and a great number of priests sanctified themselves.
25 And all the congregation of Judah, with the priests and the Levites, and all the congregation that came out of Israel, and the strangers that came out of the land of Israel, and that dwelt in Judah, rejoiced.
26 So there was great joy in Jerusalem: for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like in Jerusalem.
27 Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their voice was heard, and their prayer came up to his holy dwelling place, even unto heaven.

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