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Isaiah 38 - AMP

2 Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord 3 And said, Remember now, O Lord, I beseech You, how I have walked before You in faithfulness and in truth, with a whole heart , and have done what is good in Your sight. And Hezekiah wept bitterly. 4 Then came the word of the Lord to Isaiah, saying, 5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will God's time for Hezekiah to die had come (Isa. 38:1), but he had no son. It was unthinkable to him, apparently, that he should die and leave no heir to his throne. As devout as he was, he could not trust the Lord to give His faithful servant what was best for him. So he took matters into his own hands and begged to be allowed to live on. The Lord granted his request--sons were born. How immense the grief that resulted! One of his sons, Manasseh, became Hezekiah's disgraceful and ruthless successor, not for just a few years, but for fifty-five! (II Kings 21:1ff.) He undid everything reformatory that had been done, established idol worship, caused his son to go through the fire as an offering to the pagan god, defied God's prophets, and caused the slaughter of those who opposed him (including perhaps Isaiah, his father's best friend who, according to Jewish tradition, was sawed in half during Manasseh's reign). How little Hezekiah knew of what was best for him or for Judah! How presumptuous is anyone who demands that his own shortsighted vision replace the wisdom of God's plan for his own life or for that of others! See also footnote on II Kings 20:6.add to your life fifteen years. 6 And I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city . 7 And this will be the sign to you from the Lord that the Lord will do this thing that He has spoken: 8 Behold, I will turn the shadow on the steps or degrees, which has gone down on the steps or sundial of Ahaz, backward ten steps or degrees. And the sunlight turned back ten steps on the steps on which it had gone down. 9 This is the writing of Hezekiah king of Judah after he had been sick and had recovered from his sickness: 10 I said, In the noontide and tranquillity of my days I must depart; I am to pass through the gates of Sheol (the place of the dead), deprived of the remainder of my years. 11 I said, I shall not see the Lord, even the Lord, in the land of the living; I shall behold man no more among the inhabitants of the world. 12 My dwelling is plucked up and is removed from me like a shepherd's tent. I have rolled up my life as a weaver ; cuts me free from the loom; from day to night You bring me to an end. 13 I thought and quieted myself until morning. Like a lion He breaks all my bones; from day to night You bring me to an end. 14 Like a twittering swallow or a crane, so do I chirp and chatter; I moan like a dove. My eyes are weary and dim with looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; take my side and be my security . 15 But what can I say? For He has both spoken to me and He Himself has done it. I must go softly all my years and my sleep has fled because of the bitterness of my soul. 16 O Lord, by these things men live; and in all these is the life of my spirit. O give me back my health and make me live! 17 Behold, it was for my peace that I had intense bitterness; but You have loved back my life from the pit of corruption and nothingness, for You have cast all my sins behind Your back. 18 For Sheol (the place of the dead) cannot confess and reach out the hand to You, death cannot praise and rejoice in You; they who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness . 19 The living, the living--they shall thank and praise You, as I do this day; the father shall make known to the children Your faithfulness and Your truth. 20 The Lord is ready to save (deliver) me; therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments all the days of our lives in the house of the Lord. 21 Now Isaiah had said, Let them take a cake of figs and lay it for a plaster upon the boil, that he may recover. 22 Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the Lord?

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Michael McCartney avatar
The art of Thank You Hezekiah
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Nov, 2016
Summary: We must cultivate a grateful heart with the Lord and learn to say “Thank You” to Him and to others. Thank You has the power to change our heart and others hearts! It can even transform our outlook on life and death.
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
Set Thy House In Order
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Jul, 2016
Summary: To establish that each of us must not only set our house in order, but keep it in good standings; seeing none of us known the time nor season the Lord may require an accounting of us and our work.
Chuck Musselwhite avatar
Isaiah 38-39 God Save the King
Shared by: Chuck Musselwhite on Feb, 2016
Summary: Exposition of Isaiah 38-39
Series: Isaiah
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-39:8
Views: 376
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Death
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-22
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 368
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Only The Good Die Young?
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Oct, 2015
Summary: Why do the good die young and the wicked live to an old age? Do the good always die because of sin or could there be a blessing in an early death??
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-22
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 934
Ronnie Floyd avatar
When Christians Get Sick
Shared by: Ronnie Floyd on Jun, 2013
Summary: Scripture does not minimize pursuing medical care, but it maximizes praying with faith.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,835
Thomas Swope avatar
Let’s Make A Deal
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Aug, 2012
Summary: A study of the book of Isaiah 38: 1 – 22
Series: Isaiah
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-22
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,599
Prophetess Jodi Lynn avatar
Shared by: Prophetess Jodi Lynn on Sep, 2011
Summary: This is a message about the importance of a praise!
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-20
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,942
Joseph Smith avatar
Feelings, Prayer and Victory
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Oct, 2009
Summary: September 1989: We can work through our feelings to victory if we are totally honest with God about what we feel, and then if we are able to praise Him joyfully when we are released.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,557
Hugh W.  Davidson avatar
Shared by: Hugh W. Davidson on May, 2009
Summary: The all-inclusive nature of death
Series: Death
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,352
Kirk DeVine avatar
Divine Deliverane: The Prize of Persistence
Shared by: Kirk DeVine on Dec, 2008
Summary: This was a prophetic message the Lord gave me as we prepared to close out 2008 (the outline was created after I preached the message). It examines how Hezekiah responded to the words of the prophet and how God was moved by his repsonse.
based on 56 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-6
Views: 6,662
Robert Higgins avatar
God Has Done Great Things
Shared by: Robert Higgins on May, 2008
Summary: What produces worship in your life?
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:12-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,793
Darryl Klassen avatar
The Last Enemy
Shared by: Darryl Klassen on Jan, 2008
Summary: King Hezekiah is told he is going to die and he had better get ready. What does it mean for Christians to face death? What is our understanding of death in light of what Christ has done for us?
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-39:8
Denomination: Mennonite
Views: 5,260
Victor Yap avatar
Try and Try Again
Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Prayer Warriors, Pt. 3
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-20
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,157
Davon Huss avatar
King Hezekiah and His Son Manasseh
Shared by: Davon Huss on Jun, 2007
Summary: A sermon for Father’s Day starting with the story of King Hezekiah and his son Manasseh!
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:19
Views: 3,344
Winson Butler avatar
"Set Thine House In Order" by Dr. Winson Butler
Shared by: Winson Butler on Jan, 2006
Summary: The purest metal comes out of the greatest heat! It’s amazing what we can discover about ourselves & others when life throws us a curve. We can see this in the life of Hezekiah. Let’s examine it together!
based on 45 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,720
Randall Bates avatar
The Lord is Ready
Shared by: Randall Bates on Sep, 2005
Summary: God is ready and able to save all that would come to Him
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,464
Ed McNeely avatar
From Bitterness to Blessedness
Shared by: Ed McNeely on Dec, 2004
Summary: Christmas: The flip-side of life’s bitter experiences. Or God’s answer to our failures.
Series: Christmas
based on 38 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:17-20
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,964
Roger Thomas avatar
A Case Study in Prayer
Shared by: Roger Thomas on Jun, 2004
Summary: Hezekiah’s experience provides a lasting example of what can happen when we claim God’s promise of prayer.
based on 67 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-39:8
Views: 10,769
Anthony Smith avatar
Set your House in Order
Shared by: Anthony Smith on Nov, 2003
Summary: Changeing attitudes toward who you are in God.A Look into the heart of man and God.
based on 67 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-2
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 20,277
Victor Yap avatar
Try And Try Again
Shared by: Victor Yap on Mar, 2003
Summary: Prayer Warriors, Part Three: Hezekiah’s Prayer
based on 55 ratings
Scripture: Isaiah 38:1-20
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 6,283
Ken Alford avatar
No Hope? No Thanks!
Shared by: Ken Alford on Nov, 2001
Summary: THANKSGIVING IS A PRIVILEGE OF THE LIVING. This message, taken from the near-death experience of Hezekiah, connects thanksgiving with hope in a mutually perpetuating cycle. It answers four questions of hope
based on 52 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,659
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Why Aren't We Healed?
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Mar, 2001
Summary: A balanced approach to healing.
based on 65 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 3,656