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2 Kings 20 - AMP

2 Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, saying, 3 I beseech You, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before You in faithfulness and truth and with a whole heart and have done what is good in Your sight. And Hezekiah wept bitterly. 4 Before Isaiah had gone out of the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him: 5 Turn back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of My people, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your : I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord. 6 I will Good King Hezekiah's prayer life holds a mighty challenge and a clear and terrible warning for every believer. In his nation's darkest hour (18:13-17), he prayed (19:15), and God performed a miracle, one He had foretold (19:20, 32-37). It is a wonderful thing to have such power as that with God! But in this chapter (20) and the next, that power has become a terrible thing; for Hezekiah had put himself on God's ``ways and means committee," as chairman in fact. God virtually said, ``Your time has come to die" (20:1). But Hezekiah's words and tears implied, ``No! I want to live and have sons who will do mighty things, and I myself have my best years ahead of me!" Read this chapter and the next, and note at least ten terrible things (see also footnote on II Kings 20:17) that resulted which only God could foresee and that only Hezekiah's death executed at the time God intended it would have prevented. But Hezekiah interfered. The only safe prayer policy is ``God's will; nothing more; nothing less; nothing else; at any cost" (see Luke 22:42, Acts 21:14). It pays triumphantly! Martin Luther is quoted as saying, ``Blessed is he who submits to the will of God; he can never be unhappy. Men may deal with him as they will...; he is without care; he knows that `all things work together for good' for him" (Rom. 8:28) (Martin Luther, cited by J.P. Lange, A Commentary).add to your life fifteen years and deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for My own sake and for My servant David's sake. 7 And Isaiah said, Bring a cake of figs. Let them lay it on the burning inflammation, that he may recover. 8 Hezekiah said to Isaiah, What shall be the sign that the Lord will heal me and that I shall go up into the house of the Lord on the third day? 9 And Isaiah said, This is the sign to you from the Lord that He will do the thing He has promised: shall the shadow go forward ten steps, or go back ten steps? 10 Hezekiah answered, It is an easy matter for the shadow to go forward ten steps; so let the shadow go back ten steps. 11 So Isaiah the prophet cried to the Lord, and He brought the shadow the ten steps backward by which it had gone down on the sundial of Ahaz. 12 At that time Merodach-baladan son of Baladan king of Babylon sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he had heard of Hezekiah's illness. 13 And Hezekiah rejoiced and welcomed the embassy and showed them all his treasure-house--the silver, gold, spices, precious ointment, his armory, and all that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house or in all his realm that Hezekiah did not show them. 14 Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah and said, What did these men say? From where did they come to you? Hezekiah said, They are from a far country, from Babylon. 15 Isaiah said, What have they seen in your house? Hezekiah answered, They have seen all that is in my house. There is no treasure of mine that I have not shown them. 16 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the Lord! 17 Behold, the time is coming when This is the first of ten tragic results of Hezekiah's self-willed prayer, which God's plan for Hezekiah's death would have prevented (see the footnote on 20:6). For a listing of these results see II Kings 20:18; 21:1, 3, 4, 6, 9, 14, 16, 20.all that is in your house, and that which your forefathers have stored up till this day, shall be carried to Babylon; nothing shall be left, says the Lord. 18 And some of your sons who shall be born to you shall be taken away, and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of Babylon's king. 19 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, The word of the Lord you have spoken is good. For he thought, Is it not good, if peace and security shall be in my days? 20 The rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and all his might, and how he made the pool and the canal and brought water into the city, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 21 Hezekiah slept with his fathers. Manasseh his son reigned in his stead.

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John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Sep, 2016
Summary: If we could really turn back the hands of time, would we? Why would we? Would it be ethical? Would it be wise to do so?Reasons people would like to go back in time, would it be good to change the past, and what the Bible says about our future.
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:8-11
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 361
Stephen E. Trail avatar
God's Wake-Up Call
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Sep, 2014
Summary: A sermon that encourages people to "set their house in order."
Scott Thomas avatar
A Home Invasion
Shared by: Scott Thomas on Oct, 2013
Summary: This is a story that very few preach about. It is the story of Hezekiah allowing the enemy of God into his home. He allowed a home invasion in the name have making peace with the enemy of God. He died, and his family was lost to Babylon.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:12-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,346
bala samson avatar
Prayer of Hezekiah
Shared by: bala samson on Feb, 2013
Summary: King Hezekiah received the word of the Lord from prophet Isaiah that he was going to die, but Hezekiah instead of getting cynical and hysterical, turns his face toward the wall and calls out to the Lord for mercy and the Lord answers his prayer not only w
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-5
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,852
Wayne Lawson avatar
Let's Make A Deal
Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Sep, 2012
Summary: We know that Hezekiah was a man of faith, we also know that his prayer was a prayer of faith. So it doesn't surprise us that the Lord heard it and granted Hezekiah his request.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7,120
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jun, 2011
Summary: What do children see out of us?
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:12-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,418
Chuck Sligh avatar
If I Knew I Only Had 30 Days to Live
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Apr, 2011
Summary: If I knew I only had 30 days to live, there are a few things I would want to take care of. The truth is, we may only have 30 days to live and so we should take care of these things now.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,252
Rodelio Mallari avatar
Shared by: Rodelio Mallari on Apr, 2011
Summary: Hezekiah was one of the greatest kings of Judah. Sadly, at the height of his popularity and power, he rendered not according to the benefits he received. This is typical of people’s attitudes today. They soon forget God’s abundant mercies. Some Christians
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-11
Denomination: *other
Views: 6,982
Aaron Mishoe avatar
Financial Freedom Workshop - Session 7
Shared by: Aaron Mishoe on Apr, 2009
Summary: Show your family you love them by doing estate planning.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 543
Kenneth  Trent avatar
Shared by: Kenneth Trent on Oct, 2008
Summary: There are three judgments you need to know about. Two of the three judgments that we will consider applies to every person who has ever lived. The question is: "Which two?"
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,720
Ovidiu Radulescu avatar
Shared by: Ovidiu Radulescu on Oct, 2008
Summary: Prophets ought to be encouraging but Isaiah said, "You are going to die." Hezekiah was hesitant about dying. He didn’t want to die. He wanted to live. After all, who wants to die? He was a good king, by comparing him with others. He got rid of the Baal
based on 61 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-20
Denomination: Seventh-Day Adventist
Views: 14,482
Frederick Baker II avatar
Get Your House In Order Financially Part A
Shared by: Frederick Baker II on Sep, 2008
Summary: This is the first part of the Third part of a three part series. Finances is a very touchy topic.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,676
Frederick Baker II avatar
Get Your House In Order
Shared by: Frederick Baker II on Sep, 2008
Summary: This is a series that the Lord has burdened my heart with for several weeks because my greatest concern is that every leader of every home will make sure that their house is in order.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1
Denomination: *other
Views: 5,784
Frederick Baker II avatar
Get Your House In Order Physically
Shared by: Frederick Baker II on Sep, 2008
Summary: This sermon give the physical responsibility of each member of the family
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,032
James Kirkland avatar
Is Your Will God's Will?
Shared by: James Kirkland on Sep, 2008
Summary: If Prayer Changes Things, What Happens When You Pray for the Wrong things
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-6
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 623
Ed Wood avatar
Shared by: Ed Wood on Aug, 2008
Summary: A message about God’s reward for faithful service.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 898
Fred Markes avatar
Hezekiah: Prayer for Protection
Shared by: Fred Markes on Jan, 2008
Summary: Series on men and women’s prayers in the Bible that made a difference and how prayer truly is the difference maker in our lives. I borrowed the outlines from SermonCentral Pro Contributor Tim Byrd.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,985
Victor Yap avatar
In God We Trust
Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Kings of Judah, Pt. 8
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Kings 18:1-20:19
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 797
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
#2Divine appointments: The darker the night, the greater the light.
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Sep, 2007
Summary: What would I do today, if I knew tomorrow would be my last day? When darkness is pressing us on all sides, God has a light. Remember Divine appointments.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-7
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,133
Weston Blankenship avatar
Live Like You Were Dying
Shared by: Weston Blankenship on Jul, 2007
Summary: Sell out to Jesus, Give Him your all. Don’t hold back.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-6
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 2,121
Matthew Morine avatar
Just One Little Problem
Shared by: Matthew Morine on May, 2007
Summary: Hezekiah is a great king, with great talents and abilities, but he has one weakness--pride. Pride is not totally bad, is it? Look at Hezekiah, he was successful. So what is the danger in pride?
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 18:1-20:21
Views: 958
Ronnie Knight avatar
"Set Your House In Order"
Shared by: Ronnie Knight on Apr, 2007
Summary: Funeral Sermon For An Elderly Christian
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,723
Bob Marcaurelle avatar
Who Wants to Die at 39?
Shared by: Bob Marcaurelle on Apr, 2007
Summary: A biographical study of King Hezeziah
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,783
Ronnie McNeill avatar
Your Condition Is Not Your Conclusion Part 1
Shared by: Ronnie McNeill on Jan, 2007
Summary: No matter what your situation may be, it is still not your conclusion.
based on 112 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 22,247
Scott Bradford avatar
This Old House
Shared by: Scott Bradford on Jan, 2007
Summary: This is the third sermon on the Methodist General Rules "By attending on the ordinances of God.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-11
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,033
Peter Loughman avatar
Fate and the Holy Spirit: That Fateful Day
Shared by: Peter Loughman on Oct, 2006
Summary: Sermon about Fate. Through the power of Jesus Christ you and not doomed, you are free. Sweet!
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-11
Views: 606
Gerald Woo Lao avatar
Finishing well
Shared by: Gerald Woo Lao on Oct, 2006
Summary: Story about King Hezekiah that show us the importance of finishing well.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 18:1-20:21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 972
Larry Jacobs avatar
Shared by: Larry Jacobs on May, 2006
Summary: There is a time to live and there is a time to die. One of my favorite movies is "BLADE RUNNER" It has one of the lead actors make that statement at the end of the movie - "TIME TO DIE"
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,325
Créteur fabien avatar
Shared by: Créteur fabien on Mar, 2006
Summary: Introduction. Ezéchias a été considéré comme un bon roi. Dans la partie postérieure de sa vie, il est tombé malade et était près de la mort. Le prophète Esaïe est venu prononcer que sa maladie était à la mort. Ceci a mené Ezéchias à parler en faveur pen
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,916
Toby Powers avatar
When You Die, It Won't Be The End Of The World
Shared by: Toby Powers on Mar, 2006
Summary: Death is a serious matter. Death is not the end for you or for your family. Set Thine House In Order. Thou Shalt Die, and Not Live.
based on 31 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 20:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,266