1. In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the LORD says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.”2. Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD. ( 2Kings 20:1-2 )
Hezekiah’s act in the second verse does not only show his faith but confidence in his God. Anyone would have condemned themselves once a major prophet like Isaiah came to tell them they were going to die but not Hezekiah. As if he didn’t hear the part where the prophet said “…you will not recover.” That was a statement of fact. But faith overrides facts and realities. This also explains that Hezekiah had a personal relationship with God. He didn’t follow Isaiah to pray for him to change the mind of God nor did he go to a different prophet to pray and change his fate. He turned to the wall and prayed to God himself; and the verses that follow tell that he actually had additional 15 years added to his life as a result. The ticket to our freedom and deliverance lies in our relationship with Him who can guarantee it.
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