2Ki 20:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.
Ki 20:4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
2Ki 20:5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.
2Ki 20:6 And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.
None of know how many times the lord in his mercy has saved our life, healed us of an unknown disease.
Others know exactly when they were healed. This story shows the lords mercy, his covenant with King David, and his healing power due to a truly repentant heart. In the text, we read of the third day, fully restored and to the house of the lord, the King was to go. We all have a death sentence, we all deserve it, but the blood of Jesus changed everything.
Anyone can see the similitude of Jesus in this who died, and three days later rose from the dead, we see the same similitude if Jonah who was in the belly of the whale three days, Jesus himself alluded to this similitude.
Things are in done in a certain period for a reason that only our lord knows, we are to repent, believe, become healed, and clothed and in our right minds. Hezekiah’s prayer of repentance was sincere we have it in ISA.
Isa 38:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live.
Isa 38:2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD,
Isa 38:3 And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
Isa 38:4 Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying,
Isa 38:5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.
Isa 38:6 And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city.
Isa 38:7 And this shall be a sign unto thee from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken;
Isa 38:8 Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.
Isa 38:9 The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness:
Isa 38:10 I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.
Isa 38:11 I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land of the living: I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world.
Isa 38:12 Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off with pining sickness: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
Isa 38:13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
Isa 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.
Isa 38:15 What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.
Isa 38:16 O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live.
Isa 38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
Isa 38:18 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.
Isa 38:19 The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.
Isa 38:20 The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD.
Isa 38:21 For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay it for a plaister upon the boil, and he shall recover.
Isa 38:22 Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the LORD?
Notice the lord even gave an attesting sign to the fact, the prophecy was the real deal and the king would live.
The lord in mercy gives us signs at times, we are in the birth pains, those are signs, and we are often given a sign, usually by way of a confirmation.
A confirmation is no light thing, never take a divine confirmation and think small of it. The lord will declare by the mouth of two or three witnesses, this is a big deal that many over look.
We hear the prayer of a man of true repentance and Joy that he was given a fifteen-year extension on life.
The lord says , ‘I have held off many things my people , but in mercy, I have shown, declared, rebuked, comforted, I have already shown myself as King of Kings in all of this, but because you are waiting for a time bomb to go off you over look my mercy and you over look what I am doing, it is no small matter that I have withheld.
Soon it will be removed, my hand has already been removed from the Church of the world, now it is being taken off this nation and you know it not?
My mercy is the greatest miracle most will ever see in their life, but understand mercy is everything, my mercy is the all and all, do not be slack, I have given you an extension by my mercy, do not stand proud, or think my word will not come to pass, for indeed it is, world wide, even now, and so understand , my mercy. MY mercy, my mercy’.
Reader, we can not under estimate the lords seemingly little, unseen, unknown divine dealings, our lord is so loving all he looks for is one broken heart, one in need of healing, one of humility and reverence and it will be the spark that ignites the power and glory of the living lord in your life.
Three days, think of it, there is more to this, but I will teach on this at a latter time.
The main word is our lord still heals, he still hears, he still moves, and he still speaks, are you listening?