Hezekiah – The Power of Prayer

Hezekiah was 25 when his evil father King Ahaz died. He reigned as King of Judah for 29 years in Jerusalem. “And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord.” (II Chronicles 29:2)

He set about repairing and then sanctifying the Temple which his father Ahaz had defiled. Then Hezekiah invited all Israel and Judah to come celebrate the Passover in Jerusalem. It was too late in the year for the Passover, but it couldn’t be celebrated at the correct time because the Temple had not yet been sanctified.

After the Passover celebration was over the people who had been there went out and cut down all the groves, destroyed all the images, altars, and high places that Ahaz had dedicated to evil and false gods.

Hezekiah continued with all his heart his work in service to the house of God, and God prospered him.

Sennaeherib the king of Assyria came into Judah with a mighty army to fight against Jerusalem. Sennaeherib started trash talking God, Continue reading