The world needs healing. However, the world continues on a downward journey to Hell. We pray for the Lost souls and the unbelievers. We also pray that those that have knowledge of the Word will Hold On.
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton writing for the FreedomJournal May 3, 2001 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
CHRISTIANITY: FALSE TEACHING, FALSE DOCTRINES
THE MIRACLE OF HEALING
PART 12: HEZEKIAH PRAYS FOR HEALING AND THE RETURN TO GOD
(2 CHRONICLES 30:20 & 1-29
the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
Hezekiah sought to reinstate the
Passover as noted in 2 Chronicles 30. The Passover Feast was a ritual
2 Chronicles 30:1. "And Hezekiah
sent to all
The 10 Tribes had been recently taken
into captivity by the Assyrians. The letters of Hezekiah went out to those who
had returned. It is also noted that the Passover celebration honored the time
in which God had spared the lives of
God had promised to send a plague to
kill the first born sons except in those houses where the blood of a slain lamb
had been painted on the door posts. The Israelites obeyed and the Death Angel
saw the blood and passed over the house (see Exodus 12; 23).
After the plague Pharaoh freed the
Israelites from slavery. The Passover was then to become a yearly reminder of
how God delivered his people.
30:6-9. Hezekiah was a king dedicated
to God and to the spiritual life of the nation. The letters he sent out were
not merely invitations; they were commandments of the king. They were addressed
to the children of
30:7. "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."
God makes a distinction between
leaders of the nation and individuals of the nation. The Books of the Prophets
clearly show that God holds leaders more accountable. These letters hope to
show the individuals that they should profit from the mistakes of their leaders
and not fall into condemnation by God.
30:10. "So the posts passed from
city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh even unto Zeblun: but
they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them."
Stand strong in the faith as Hezekiah
did and God will honor you. Before the Captivity there were some that were true
to God. Now that some had escaped and returned home they did not appreciate
their freedom and refused to respect the call from the posts or runners.
Meanwhile others humbled themselves
and obeyed the orders. Here we see that pride is the curse of rebellion and
humility is what caused obedience.
30:15. The second month was
substituted for the first month, which was the original date. However, the Lord
is the one who made the change. (See Numbers -11). Man has no right or authority to change any of
the divine ordinances. But when God makes a change, we are required to observe
Here also we see great excitement and
enthusiasm on the part of the people. This motivated the Priests to also share
in this excitement. Lay persons should always be involved in decision making in
V. 20. "And the Lord hearkened
to Hezekiah, and healed the people."
In verse 19 the prayer of Hezekiah
was on condition that the people bring their hearts into a proper attitude to
God. Although their bodies at that time were not ceremonially cleaned. Hezekiah
prayed for God's mercy.
V. 20. The prayer of Hezekiah was
heard as an intercession or mediator for the people, and they were healed,
which means the Lord removed all of the disqualifications from them without
requiring them to go through any further ceremonies.
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