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
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
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
The record shows that the chief
priest, along with 80 other priests went into the
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
26:1. "Then all the people of
These verses 1-15 reveal the great
accomplishments of king Uzziah and his favor with God.
26:15. "And he made in
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
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.
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.
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 . "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
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.
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