The Guilty Man Meets The Grace Man
II Chronicles 33:1-2
What a powerful story it is story of contrition and confession and cleansing.
I want to speak on this subject The Guilty Man Meets The Grace Man. It is the story of a man who went from the Dungeon to the Throne. Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign. And he reign 55 years in Jerusalem.
And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord. Like unto the abominations of the heathens whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel.
Then we are given an account of one of the most vicious, most vile and most evil men of all history. I doubt there has been a man who has been more wicked in the history of the world than was the King of Judah at that time by the name of Manasseh.
He came to the throne of Judah at the age of 12. He reign 55 years. His father was Hezekiah one of the great and good kings of Judah.
Hezekiah had led a political social and moral revolution througout the nation. Now comes his son and his son undid all that this father tried to accomplish.
And that is true many times in history. Some times our fathers leave a great spiritual heritage and their children wonder away from it.
And there are many people here tonight that. Your father and mother were christians they follower Christ, they were faithful to the Church, they were loyal to the precepts and teachings of Christ in their daily living.
But you have neglected the Church, you have neglected God, you have rejected Christ, you are living only for yourself. Mannasseh was that type of a person.
Look at his idolatry in verse 3. "He built again the high places that his father had broken down." He seems to set out to undo every bit of the good that his father had done. He betrayed everything his father ever left him.
He was guilty of idoltary. And I think of all of the sins in the Bible along with unbelief idoltary is one of the worst in the Bible.
Jerry Vines ...
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