I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today, is from the book of 2 Kings 18:6,7 , “For He held fast to the Lord, he did not depart from following Him, but kept his commandments which the Lord had commanded Moses. The Lord was with him, he prospered wherever he went. And he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and did not serve him.”
From the above context we come to understand that Hezekiah feared God and kept his commandments. He held on to God for all his needs therefore he prospered wherever he went. Hezekiah began to reign when he was twenty five years old. And he did what was right in the sight of God, according to all that his father, David had done. He removed the high places, and broke the sacred pillars, cut down the wooden images, and broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made in the wilderness.
He trusted in the Lord God of Israel, so that after him, there was none like him, among all the kings of Judah. For he held fast to the Lord, he did not depart from following Him, but kept his commandments. Which the Lord had commanded Moses. The Lord was with him and therefore Hezekiah prospered wherever he went. He also refused to serve the king of Assyria, He was even known for preserving antiquity like the golden pot of Manna, and Aaron’s rod. that budded, and the tablets of the covenant. Thus Hezekiah obeyed the commandments, of Moses which were laid down for the people of Israel.
Many of you while reading this message seem to be so worried, and perplexed as to why things are not working the way you expect, and you are not successful, like Hezekiah. You are broken in heart with much disappointment; You seem to have been a failure, all this while. You begin to do something, but you end up in failure. You go to distant places in order to look out for a bride or bridegroom, but you return disappointed. You always, get a negative reply, a negative response to all your queries. As a result you have sunk in depression. Because you are so disappointed that nothing is working as per your desire. You seem to be a total failure. You seem to say, “Look if I take one step forward then I fall four steps backward.”No never think that way, for God is more concerned about your life. He will enlist you in the order of Hezekiah, and cause you to be successful in life, provided you acquire the quality of Hezekiah.
To be successful, you need to do two things, firstly you should not depart from God, and secondly you should live a dependent life on God. You should never backslide and join the devil in any way. If a man has the character, of the devil then he is of the devil, and does not belong to God. May God help you to analyse for yourself, where you have fallen short, of the glory of God. and repair the damages caused in your life. David repented of his sins therefore God exalted him. Similarly God will exalt you and cause his face to shine upon you. The Bible says, David prospered in all his undertakings for the Lord was with him. And He continued to prosper in all his ways. Likewise Isaac sowed in that land during famine, and reaped in the same year, a hundred fold. They were successful because God was with them. If God is with you then you will be successful. Hold on to God like Hezekiah. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank you for this blessed day. Lord we thank you for showing us the way to success. Teach us to hold on to God, and not to depart from Him. May we do that which is right in the sight of God. Make us to prosper in all our ways like Hezekiah.
In Jesus name we pray.