by Ernest Easley

The Amazing King Hezekiah
Ernest L. Easley
2 Kings 20:1-11

It's good to be back on the campus of Southwestern Seminary. I know that when I am here, that I am among friends. And I thank God for our President ... Dr. Hemphil, as he continues to lead our school and students to be Bible-believing, Bible-preaching, soul winners!

Well, if you have your Bible with you this morning, join me in the Old Testament book of 2 Kings chapter 20. We find here the only man who knew for certain how long he had to live!

Well, let's begin in verse 1 and read down through verse 6 as we learn some things about ..

''The Amazing King Hezekiah''
2 Kings 20.1-6

Now the first thing we find here is ..
To begin with, we read about ..
Hezekiah's sickness. (v.1)

Verse 1, ''In those days Hezekiah was sick and dear death.'' In his 14th year as King, Hezekiah became ''sick and near death.'' Now being King ... he had available to him the best doctors and the best treatments. Money wasn't an issue. But apparently ... there was no treatment or medicine that could help him. And the Bible says that ''Hezekiah was sick and near death.''

That was Hezekiah's condition! But not only do we read about Hezekiah's sickness, we also read about ...
-Hezekiah's sentence. (v.1b)

Verse 1b, ''.. And Isaiah, the prophet, the son of Amoz, went to him and said to him, 'Thus says the Lord: Set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.''

Through the prophet Isaiah, Hezekiah received a death sentence: ''set your house in order, for you shall die, and not live.''

Sixteen months ago I discovered a knot on my lymph node in my neck. After taking antibiotics for a week, on Friday, October 9th ... I went to see a Head, Nose, and Throat specialist. After examining my neck, he decided to take five needle biopsies from my lymph node. He said that everything looked fine but that he would call me on Monday.

Well, on Monday, October 12th, my wife ...

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