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Series: Alive - Reviving Spiritual Passion
Introduction: Our prayer is Psalm 85:6. "Will you not revive us again that your people may rejoice in you?" We pray the Holy Spirit will revive our spiritual passions and fill us with new spiritual freshness that we would experience a profound personal encounter with God. God is the reviver and desires to revive us but we must respond to His reviving. In the Old Testament there were 19 kings of Judah, but only 8 responded to the reviving work of God. We desire to be like these responders. One of those examples is Hezekiah, the twelfth king of Judah, who reigned 29 years. He was the great-great-grandfather of Zephaniah, the prophet. His name means "The Lord has strengthened."
I. HEZEKIAH'S RESPONSE TO GOD
A. HEZEKIAH RESPONDED WITH REFORMS
2 Chronicles 29:25-28 And he stationed the Levites in the house of the Lord with cymbals, with stringed instruments, and with harps, according to the commandment of David, of Gad the king's seer, and of Nathan the prophet; for thus was the commandment of the Lord by his prophets. The Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets. Then Hezekiah commanded them to offer the burnt offering on the altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song of the Lord also began, with the trumpets and with the instruments of David king of Israel. So all the assembly worshiped, the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded; all this continued until the burnt offering was finished.
1. He opened the doors to the house of God
2. He repaired the house of God
3. He cleaned the house of God of all rubbish
4. He restored the Levites to the house of God
5. He restored true worship to the house of God
B. NEW TESTAMENT PRIESTHOOD
1. Psalm 141:2 May you accept my prayer like incense, my uplifted hands like the evening offering! (NET)
2. Psalm 141:2 May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the li ...
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