WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14
Scripture: Isaiah 37:14-21
Finally King Hezekiah decided he would pray and plead his cause. It was too perilous and too dangerous a situation to allow it to continue without divine intervention. He asked God to look, to see the peril and to respond. In verse 20 he says, “Now therefore, a LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the LORD, You alone./I As soon as King Hezekiah lifted his voice in prayer to God, not looking for someone else to do it, the Word of the lord came to Isaiah. God answered Hezekiah’s prayer. Jesus made us Kings. In war, kings pray and breakthrough comes. God may be waiting for us while we have been looking for the professionals to pray. Hezekiah found himself there and had to break through self-doubt. Perhaps we find ourselves in the same situation. The Word of the lord came to Isaiah saying, “Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD God of Israel, “Because you have prayed to Me against 5ennacherib king of Assyria,… “ Have we prayed against? Have we taken a stand in prayer against? Have we asked for the Sword of the lord? Have we called on the covenant? It is time we made that choice. Cities and nations hang in the balance!