THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Scripture: II Kings 20:1-3
In II Kings 20 Hezekiah is near death, And Isaiah the prophet said, “Set your house in order for you shall die and not live.” That was not good news to Hezekiah who had been a very righteous king so he turned his face toward the wall and he prayed to the Lord. He said, “’Remember now, O Lord, I pray, how I have walked before you in truth and with a loyal heart and have done what was good in your sight.’ And Hezekiah wept bitterly.” Whenever we face a battle with any kind of sickness or disease, it is really good to be able to look back and have a life of obedience before the Lord as a platform for faith. The reward of obedience in a time of testing is faith. When we have been obedient there is faith to approach God and ask to turn a death sentence into life. One reason for walking in obedience is the same reason why we choose righteousness, and avoid sin, so that whenever we find ourselves facing catastrophic sickness or disease as well as other threats, we can cry out to God to change it. If He does, He does, if He does not, then we get to go be with Him. Either outcome is a win. We need to understand that and live accordingly. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. That is a win. All healing is finalized in the Presence of the Lord. Hezekiah found himself in just such a place and he was very blessed to have had a life-path of obedience to fall back on. This sets up the next test which is one that has been failed by a number of leaders today which very well may be why we do not have as much healing anointing resident in the body as there should be. . Do we have a path of obedience? It is very important to cultivate such a path and such a righteous walk. It gives the fearless faith that will be needed for victorious outcomes!