“When King Hezeki′ah heard it, he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord….. Hezeki′ah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezeki′ah went up to the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. And Hezeki′ah prayed to the Lord…..” (Isaiah 37: 1, 14,15)
Here we read the story of another siege against God’s people in the bible.
Here Sennacherib of Assyria, shows up as an unwanted guest at the borders of Israel, threatening to destroy the land and make slaves of its inhabitants, just as he had done to the neighbouring countries.
Boasting as the super power of the time, he writes a letter to Hezekiah king of Israel, sending one of his scribes to deliver it, asking Hezekiah to surrender without a fight. As the messenger delivers the message in the open, the Jews listen to the threats of destruction and purge and Israel was thrown into chaos and panic.
Sennacherib and his army had come to lay a siege against Israel.
There was a siege against Israel; the gates were shut and nothing was going in or coming out of the country.
A siege can be against a nation, an individual, a family, a ministry, a business, a career or an organisation.
What happens during a siege? There is a war against everything: there is scarcity of money, resources and of food. Businesses go bad and fold up, homes go into foreclosure, marriages go into decline, children become wayward, health is compromised, and everywhere you look, it’s a disaster waiting to happen.
Is there anybody who is, or has been under a siege? My prayer is that the Lord would put an end to every siege in your life today in Jesus name.
Israel was under a siege from the super power at the time; they seemed doomed for destruction, annihilation or captivity, and they needed a divine intervention from God.
Is there anyone on the brink this Christmas?
Maybe your marriage is on the brink, your finances are on the brink, your ministry is on the brink, your job is on the brink, your health is on the brink, your career is in need of a divine intervention, or your business is in need of heavenly surgery.
Perhaps everything is just collapsing right around you and life itself is on the brink.
The Lord has sent me to tell you today that “”I will never fail you nor forsake you.” (Heb 13:5) You have to fasten your seatbelts belt and hold on for “the just shall live by his faith… the vision (of change in your circumstances) is for an appointed time, though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come” Hab 2: 4 & 3.
Wait for it! Change will surely come!
God never fails, “for the saying is sure… if we endure, we shall also reign with him” (2 Tim 2: 11,12) for “He who calls you is faithful, and he will do it” (1 Thes 5:24)
SO HOW DO YOU OBTAIN THESE PROMISES AND CAUSE A CHANGE TO YOUR SITUATION?
Do you believe that God is able?
Do you believe that no matter how hopeless the situation may seem, He is able to bring about a change?
Mk 10:27 says “Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”
Do you know that no matter how far in you are in it, God is able to bring you back out?
But you have to believe.
“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways, will receive anything from the Lord.” (Jas 1: 6-7)
Faith is the ingredient that turns expectations into reality. It is God’s power in man that transforms promises into fulfilment. It is the power source that connects you into heavenly blessings.
“Hezeki′ah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezeki′ah went up to the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. And Hezeki′ah prayed to the Lord” (Is 37:14,15)
Have you ever gotten to the point where you’ve tried everything within your power, but you just don’t know what to do, how to do it, or how not to do it? Hello somebody!
Hezekiah was confused. He just didn’t know what to do, the more he tried, the more confused he became. The more he looked at IT, the bigger the problem became.
Is there anybody in the house?
How do you defend yourself against a mighty force working against you?
How do you keep your sanity in the midst of so much trouble?
How do you put on a brave face in the midst of all the pain, struggles and lost causes?
How do you keep it real but still hope for a change in circumstances?
Hezekiah took the letter to God and spread it in front of Him;
Lord I can’t do this on my own anymore.
Lord I cant figure this thing out anymore, so turn my confusion into a testimony
Lord it’s driving me crazy and it’s making me lose my mind, relieve me O lord of this heavy burden
Lord I need you to step in and march against every trouble causing me anxiety and sleepless nights
Arise O lord and let your enemies scatter
As your beloved O lord, Sacrifice whatsoever and whosoever so that I may be whole again
Let this not be my last supper O lord
Let my enemies not glory over me
Let not my adversaries triumph over me
Deliver me O lord again from the hands of the evil forces surrounding me
Deliver me one more time from the hands of those powerful than I am, so I may testify of you before man
Lord let the songs of praise come forth from me because of the wonders you’re about to do in my life
Let not the battles and warfare of life package me with the disasters of December 2017
Every purpose of evil over my destiny, let it fail woefully in Jesus name
Loose every satanic hold over my blessings and breakthroughs
Let every siege upon my life, health, ministry, home, business, career and finances come to an abrupt end in Jesus name
Everywhere that household wickedness have hid continually to afflict me, my health, ministry, home, career, business and finances, Lord expose them now and put an end to their siege over my life
AND GOD HEARD
God still hears!
“Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the king of Assyria: He shall not come into this city, or shoot an arrow there, or come before it with a shield, or cast up a siege mound against it. By the way that he came, by the same he shall return, and he shall not come into this city , for I will defend this city to save it. And the angel of the Lord went forth, and slew a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies” (Is 37: 33 -36)
God still hears prayer.
And it was so… that the angel of the Lord went forth…
Your enemies shall go back same way they came.
I will defend your city against your enemies.
No weapon would be fired even though it feels like it
I will End the siege and once again make you prosperous.
As you believe, May God’s Angel go forth and do your battles for you today in Jesus name.
May God’s Angel go forth and exhume every buried blessings and breakthroughs of yours for you today in Jesus name
May God’s Angel go forth and take back possession, land, promise, and every stolen property of yours and deliver it in multi fold in Jesus name.
May God’s Angel go forth and harvest the rewards of your prayers for you today in Jesus name.
Do I hear your powerful amen to that?