- Works of the Lord
- Magnificent God
- God who breaks barriers
- Hebrew Midwives
- The wilderness way
- 2023 - Promise Sermon
- Expansion of Borders
- Blessings of the Borders
- December - Promise Sermon
- God's help
- Divine Help II
- Divine Help
- November [Month of exaltation] - Promise Sermon
- The vision of Abraham
- Things to learn
- Great blessings of Abraham
- When the Lord does great things
- October - Promise Sermon
- Perfect Peace
- Trust in God
Trust in God
Trust in God
Isaiah 26:3 'Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.'
According to the above passage, we see the blessing we receive when we trust in the Lord alone is the perfect peace that no man can provide us. The blessings of peace
is a great blessing. In the scripture, we can read about a lot of saints who trusted in the Lord alone. As a part of today's meditation, let us meditate on the life of
one such holy person. In II Kings 18:5 'He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before
him.' Here the Lord shares a testimony concerning Hezekiah saying there is no one like him. We need to understand how the Lord God evaluates the work of Hezekiah which
made him share a testimony. In II Kings 18:3-4 'And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father did. He removed the high
places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn
incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.' When we read these passages we get to know that Hezekiah did what was right in the sight of the Lord. He destroyed the idols
showing his zeal for God. Let us meditate how Hezekiah trusted upon the Lord.
II Kings 18:6 'For he clave to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.'
Here we see Hezekiah did not depart from following the Lord God. In this chapter, we can see Hezekiah faces a lot of trials in his life. During his difficult times, he
kept the commandments of the Lord. The initial trust we had on the Lord God during our early stages should keep growing. Although Hezekiah faced many tough situations
in his life, he never backslided. He did not drift away in following the Lord and he clave to the Lord. The trust that he had on the Lord kept increasing. People of
Israel were so lucky to experience the wonders and mircales of the Lord liertally. But when they were given into circumstances, they wanted to go back to Egypt. Even
in our lives, we should not be discouraged over trials and temptations. In II Kings 18:7 'And the LORD was with him; and he prospered whithersoever he went forth:
and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not.' This verse clearly signifies what happened when Hezekiah put his trust on the Lord. Firstly, when his trust
increases, the almighty God was with him. Secondly, the Lord help was found wherever he went. Thirdly, he can stand against the Assyrian/ evil powers and overcame
them. Fourthly, he received continuous victories. We need to pray that our trust, zeal and faith in the Lord should grow.
Calmness in trials
II Kings 18:36 'But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.'
In the above passage, we read people stayed quiet as per the commandment of the King. There are situations where it is hard to keep quiet. In this chapter, we can read
enemies came and said some terrible things against the people. It was so surprising to see the people remained silent in that situation. When we look into why the people
encountered this situation? In II Kings 18:12 'Because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD their God, but transgressed his covenant, and all that Moses the servant
of the LORD commanded, and would not hear them, nor do them.' But people started to backslide gradually and did not listen to the word of the Lord. When we go away from
the Lord, we will face failures and losses. In II Kings 18:14 - We can read that Hezekiah feels offended and takes decision on his own. He was ready to give away silver
and Gold to the King of Assyria to settle things. He fails to consult with the Lord God.
Hezekiah thought settling silver and Gold will solve the problem but it turned out to be a failure. In II Kings 18:17 - more armies came against them. The situation
became even more worser. All his decision and acts went in vain. They took all carnal efforts to bribe in order to overcome their trials instead of trusting on the Lord.
Even in our lives, we might do a lot of things and take decisions based on our knowledge but it will not work out unless we keep them in prayer. When Hezekiah realised,
they remained silent and allowed the Lord to interfere. In II Kings 18:22 'But if ye say unto me, We trust in the LORD our God: is not that he, whose high places and
whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and hath said to Judah and Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem?' Initially, we can see Hezekiah removed
everything that was displeasing in the sight of the Lord but never removed anything which is of the Lords. But Satan uses this to turn against Hezekiah by building up
his own story. Even in our lives, we need to take a resolution to remain silent like Hezekiah. We just need to observe calmly and see what the Lord is going to do in our lives.
Supplication in reproaches
II Kings 19:19 'Now therefore, O LORD our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD God,
even thou only.'
Over here we see King Hezekiah made supplications to the Lord. Our Lord will listen to each and every word we utter in prayer. In verse twenty, we see the Lord answers
to his prayer immediately. During our path of trials, we need to be calm in front of enemies but not with the Lord. In II Kings 18:21-22, we can see the Lord owns our
problems. He takes our troubles as his own troubles. The Lord shows his zeal for his people. He asks 'Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast
thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high?' When we show our zeal concerning our Lord, he will be zealous as well. In II Kings 19:28 'Because thy rage
against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which
thou camest.' Here the Lord speaks as a mark of recompense to what they spoke against him and his children. The Lord knows the severity of our troubles. He will work
for us and will answer all our supplications. Our trust shall not go in vain. Also he speaks concerning the prosperity that is about to come amidst of all troubles in
II Kings 19:29-30. The Lord will be in our path of trials, he will speak to us concerning the prosperity and treasures he reserved for us. Our problems will go back
in the same way how it came against us.
In II Kings 19:35 'And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand:
and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.' That very night was a night of victory and deliverance. One angel is capable to destroy
a lac and eight five thousand people. We need to believe that the Lord's angels are working for us. The Lord commanded a permanent solution for Hezekiah when we trusted
upon the Lord. Therefore, let us all put our trust in the Lord with calmness and supplications. Amen.