Do You Want God Back In America?
II CHRONCILES 29:1
This is the longest account of a Revival in the Bible. Hezekiah the 25 year old king of Judah presided over a 16 day national revival.
He consecrated himself to God. He gathered the religious leaders of the nation and dedicated them to God. He dedicated the house of God.
His father was the worst king for he decimated and desecrated and divided the kingdom. He hack into little pieces the sacred vessels of the house of God and he closed the doors of the temple.
God was back in Judah again for there was a national revival that reversed 16 years of spiritual lethargy and death.
And friend what God did outwardly and observably and visibly in that temple in the Old Testament is what He wants to do inwardly, personally and spiritually in your life.
Now that is the background to our message. That is the situation when Hezekiah came to sit upon the throne. The first thing Hezekiah knew that he had to do was somehow consecrate the people.
He knew he had to lead them back to God. He knew that he had to somehow bring them to the point that they would be set apart as Holy.
They had forsaken the worship of the true God and now Hezekiah knew he had to bring them back where they would worship God with all of their hearts.
He wanted to get them involved in the development of the Kingdom of God. He wanted to sanctify them so that they could be vessels that God could use.
2 Chron. 29:3
In the first year of his reign, in the first month, he opened the doors of the house of the Lord and repaired them. Then he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them in the East Square and said to them: "Hear me, Levites! Now sanctify yourselves, sanctify the house of the Lord God of your fathers, and carry out the rubbish from the holy place. For our fathers have trespassed and done evil in the eyes of the Lord our God; they have forsaken Him, have turned their faces away fr ...
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