Greetings Brethren:

We declare as Almighty God is our witness and Judge that many of God's people, (Preachers) have gone astray. Although many claimed to be Called some were actually Called by God. However as the ungodly Preachers seek material gain and attempt to re-write the scriptures, the circumstances of Uzziah should be a wake up Call.

Don't leave God. Don't count man and woman for your blessings. God has made your success possible. However, all things are not good. Thus, some material so-called rewards maybe a curse.

Peace and Love,

Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal May 1, 2001 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

CHRISTIANITY: FALSE TEACHING, FALSE DOCTRINES

THE MIRACLE OF HEALING

PART 11: KING UZZIAH A UNGRATEFUL KING (2 CHRONICLES 26:15-21 AND 2 KINGS 15:1-8)

In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.

Blessed are those that exalt Almighty God that give Him the credit and glory for healing and gifts of prosperity. Damned are those also that do not acknowledge that God is in control and no achievements or human accomplishments are made without God.

Uzziah also called Azariah in Hebrew means Jehovah is strength. At the young age of 16 he became Judah's 11th king and ruled for 52 years. (See 2 Kings 14:21). As a successful warrior, skilled in organizing cities he was famous and his strength as a leader spread as far as Egypt. (2 Chronicles 26:8).

However Uzziah although he pleased God during his early years he strayed from God at the end of his life. During the time of the prophet Zechariah lived he had a positive influence on king Uzziah. Thus as long as king Uzziah sought the Lord he prospered (see 2 Chronicles 26:5).

But king Uzziah took on a prideful attitude due to his great success. As he became a strong and respected leader he became filled with pride and attempted to take on priestly duties. He was determined to burn incense to the Lord, a duty only performed by the priest. In direct disobedience to God he also failed to remove many symbols of idolatry in his kingdom.

The record shows that the chief priest, along with 80 other priests went into the Temple to reason with Uzziah but he would not listen. His disobedience and pride caused God to strike him with leprosy which stayed with him until his death.

King Uzziah overestimated his own importance and thought that he was the reason for his success. Even though his achievements brought him fame he was not thankful to God. Also he did not respect the role God had given to others and tried to take on a role not assigned to him.

As we turn to 2 Chronicles 26, we see verses 1-15 noting Uzziah as the ruler of Judah.

26:1. "Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah."

These verses 1-15 reveal the great accomplishments of king Uzziah and his favor with God.

26:15. "And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread abroad; for he was marvelously helped, till he was strong."

However Uzziah became a leper, (verses 16-23 note these circumstances).

26:15. "But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction; for he transgressed against the Lord his God, and went into the Temple of the Lord to burn incense upon the altar of incense."

Uzziah became filled with pride and became corrupt after God gave him power and prosperity. When you are blessed by God with wealth, influence, and power, you must be thankful and humble. Never look down on others and deny God as the source for your success.

Related Scripture:

Proverbs 16:18. "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Proud people are often blind to self-defeating actions of selfishness. Self satisfaction is not the critical aspect of our relationships with other people. God is first and not us or material gain. Also, see verses 1-33.

26:17-21.

Many people that gain power believe that they are above the law. This is a very common trait among many people of power in today's world. However, rulers are also subject to the laws of God. King Uzziah soon discovered this and was consumed by a great illness. But no matter what your position or station in society God expects all to worship, honor and obey Him.

As Uzziah became overcome with pride, he was punished by God. God requires our endurance to the end. Thus, your faith must be consistent.

Mark 13:13. "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."

It takes staying power to believe in Jesus to the end. Meanwhile our faith will be challenged and opposed. The trials and tribulations as you walk; this Christian journey will distinguish the true Christians from the fair-weather Christians. Endurance to the end is saving power. However, it does not earn salvation. The assurance of salvation is received through our endurance that marks us as saved.

Cont. Part 12: Hezekiah Prays For Healing and The Return To God

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