Hezekiah's Prayer

Hezekiah was the king of Judah - the smaller kingdom resulting from the civil war within Israel. The Assyrian king had already conquered neighboring nations including Israel and much of the kingdom of Judah. He sent messengers to Jerusalem seeking its surrender. Hezekiah sought counsel from the LORD through the prophet Isaiah and was reassured that Jerusalem would not fall to the Assyrian king. When Hezekiah received the message from the Assyrian king, he immediately went to the temple and laid the message before the LORD -that is he went to the LORD in prayer. Let's listen to how hezekiah prayed and learn what happened to Jeresalem. Let's discover is such prayer would benefit us today.

Real Eyes Realize Real Lies

Isaiah was a prophet who God sent to warn His people whenever they began to stray. While he lived and spoke for God over 2,000 years ago, his words still carry meaning today. With Isaiah 32 as out text, we look at the conspiracies being fed to us by various rulers and principalities. Everywhere we turn we are being told that the truth is not the truth. Gender identity is something we choose. Breastfeeding is not natural. The list goes on. We can sum up these and other conspiracies very simply: "Wake up! You are being lied to!" 

The Promise, the Pause, and the Power

God promised to pour out His Spirit on His people. When Isaiah spoke of this, noone knew when this would happen. When Jesus arrived on the scene, we began to see some of this promise yet no one, including His disciples, fully understood what the promise meant. Jesus instructed His disciples to wait in Jerusalem until the promise of the Father was manifested. When the Holy Spirit arrived on Pentecost, the disciples knew it and their eyes were opened to all that Jesus had taught them in the previous 3 1/2 years. This same power and Spirit is available to us all today if we but believe and ask.