WILL THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE GOSPEL BRING BACK JESUS CHRIST?
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Part 13: The Faithful And Prayerful Will Grasp The Gospel
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth
Editors Note: Beloved there is peace in prayer. Meanwhile many shake and flinch at the messengers of prayer. However we will continue to pray for all that God has created.
Psalms 4: 1: “Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress: have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.”
Peace be unto you. To the Church and believing Christians everywhere and those that believe in the Bible as the Supreme authority of God’s Laws. For the record and the sign post many people that confess to be Christians are now during these trying times looking to man, materialism and God knows what as additional authorities on how to get to Heaven. Glory be to God our Father and to His Son our Savior Christ Jesus blessed by the Holy Spirit.
Beloved is the Lord waiting on the world to accept the Gospel? It is written that all will not confess Lord before the Judgment. However it is written that at the Last and Final Day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Christ Jesus is the Savior of humankind.
Meanwhile we see a great time and instance of a faithful servant that held onto God’s Truth. He did this through prayer. Thus we bear witness that the faithful must continue a prayer life of praying without ceasing. Follow us now as we continue our discussion of the good and faithful king Hezekiah.
II Kings 20: 1 “In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.”
The phrase “sick unto death” means that king Hezekiah was sick enough to die. Also this was evident unless a miracle was rendered. “Set thine house in order” is a reminder that when one is contemplating death they have personal matters that need to be attended to.
We refer now to a cross reference located at II Chronicles 32:24. We also suggest that you read the entire chapter especially verses 20-33.
II Chronicles 32: 24 “In those days, Hezekiah was sick to the death, and prayed unto the Lord: and he spake unto him, and he gave him a sign.”
Again we see that “sick to death” means a fatal sickness unless something is not done to cure it. This was done and a sign or miracle was rendered to insure him that he would live another 15 years. Now as we turn to the Prophet Isaiah we see other prominent scripture noted at the 38th Division of Isaiah.
Our primary verse is verse 1 however we suggest that you read and digest all 22 verses here. Verse one is almost verbatim as to the scripture found at II Kings 20: 1 and II Chronicles 32: 24 therefore we will not record it at this place.
Meanwhile the Prophet gives us a historical account of the events around the life of Hezekiah. This period of history covers the time when the Assyrian Empire was threatening the kingdom of Judah. Assyria had just had a great success in taking the ten tribes into captivity. We will now return to our primary scripture.
II Kings 20: 2 “Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the Lord, saying,”
We have noted by way of the first verse that Hezekiah was gravely ill. Therefore he was confined to his bed. Since he could not leave his bed to pray he turned his face to the wall for a moment of secret and private prayer. As we walk through the chapter we will see the power of prayer. We will also see that no sickness is to death when you have the Lord on your side.
Peace and Love, Carl A. Patton a willing slave and servant of Almighty God writing for the Free Press the FreedomJournal Press this 21 May 2009 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
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