This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah, doing what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God. In everything that he undertook in the service of Godʼs temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered. 
2 Chronicles 31:20-21.

King Hezekiah wanted to lead his country in revival, and back to God. Not only his own kingdom of Judah, but he also invited people from the conquered areas of the northern kingdom of Israel to come to Jerusalem to celebrate the feast of the Passover. “The couriers went from town to town in Ephraim and Manasseh, as far as Zebulun, but the people scorned and ridiculed them. Nevertheless, some men of Asher, Manasseh and Zebulun humbled themselves and went to Jerusalem,” (30:10-11).

The response was mixed, but many did follow the lead of King Hezekiah and accepted the invitation. “There was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the days of Solomon son of David king of Israel there had been nothing like this in Jerusalem,” (30:26).

What would it look like in our own country for many people to again turn to God?

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4.

He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. Psalm 25:9.

…lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel. Proverbs 20:15.

by Bob Busenitz, Elder

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