HOW IS YOUR HEART?

HOW IS YOUR HEART

 

2 Chronicles 29:1-7

 

Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old, and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father had done. 3 He in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the doors of the house of the Lord, and repaired them. 4 And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the east street, 5 And said unto them, Hear me, ye Levites, sanctify now yourselves, and sanctify the house of the Lord God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place. 6 For our fathers have trespassed, and done that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord our God, and have FORSAKEN HIM, AND HAVE TURNED AWAY THEIR FACES FROM THE HABITATION (HOUSE) OF THE LORD, AND TURNED THEIR BACKS.  7 Also they have shut up the doors of the porch, and put out the lamps, and have not burned incense nor offered burnt offerings in the holy place unto the God of Israel.

 

One of the blessings of the Old Testament Scriptures is that both learning and warning can come from them (Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 10:11). Why learn things the hard way through our own mistakes when we can learn from the testimonies of others? We can learn from our own experiences, of course, but it can create consequences that are long lasting and that could have been avoided.

 

Hezekiah was the son of a godless father (Ahaz) who endeavored to bring the kingdom back from the path of idolatry and ruin his father had taken the kingdom into. So often sins in a father are repeated in his son but Hezekiah reversed this backsliding. There is a great example and vivid lesson that is obvious in the generation that forsook the Lord from reading this passage as well as all of 2 Chronicles 29. The lesson is simple and clear: WHEN OUR HEART GOES AWAY FROM GOD, IT GOES AWAY FROM HIS HOUSE (Church) 2 Chronicles 29.

 

If you will continue to read you will see in the revival Hezekiah brought that BECAUSE HIS HEART WAS RIGHT BEFORE THE LORD he (2 Chronicles 31):

 

  1. 1: destroyed the idols/high places dedicated to the worship of other gods;

 

  1. 2: restored ministry of the priests;

 

  1. 3: restored offerings;

 

  1. 4: restored giving to the ministry priests;

 

  1. 5: restored the tithe.

 

It is time for you to have a revival in your heart and come back to the Lord and His House. Get right with God in fellowship with Him and stay planted in His house and flourish Psalm 92:12-14.

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Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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