Sennacherib was testing Hezekiah’s faith when he sent a letter with the words, “Say to Hezekiah king of Judah: Do not let the god you depend on deceive you when he says, ‘Jerusalem will not be given into the hands of the king of Assyria!'” (Isaiah 37:10)
When Satan decides to attack, he sure likes to put doubt and fear into our minds, when we can start to question the promises of God, or what He has revealed.
A few verses earlier (Isaiah 37:5-7), Isaiah assures that Hezekiah that the Assyrian king would “return to his own land.” But, it didn’t stop there.
Sennacherib kept trying to add fuel to the fire of doubt and worry. He wanted Hezekiah fearing; he wanted Hezekiah doubting the promises of The LORD.
Is the enemy trying to send you a letter where you received news that was not what you wanted, and things are starting to mount.
It can be a frustrating time bombarded with questions from every direction. A war raging in your mind.
Hezekiah had a problem that was mounting. He had no idea how large of a threat this was exactly. He knew Sennacherib was moving in the area.
So He goes to the temple and spreads it out before The LORD!
Spread it all out before The LORD!
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6 NIV
Whatever letter the enemy has presented you with, take it and spread it out before The LORD. He will lift you high above this situation. That mountain wont look as big anymore nor will that valley seem as dark.
“Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple of The LORD and spread it out before The LORD. And Hezekiah prayed to The LORD: “Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Give ear, Lord, and hear; open your eyes, Lord, and see; listen to all the words Sennacherib has sent to ridicule the living God.
It is true, Lord, that the Assyrian kings have laid waste all these peoples and their lands. They have thrown their gods into the fire and destroyed them, for they were not gods but only wood and stone, fashioned by human hands. Now, Lord our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, Lord, are the only God.” Isaiah 37:14-20
~ Dana Jarvis
Dana Jarvis has a calling upon her life and Hezekiah’s Wall Ministry came from a Word The LORD spoke to her. His words resonated in her Spirit and is what Hezekiah’s Wall Ministry is all about ~ to Equip, Empower, Encourage, and Raise Up his Sons and Daughters for such a time as this!
A Prophetic Seer/ Intercessor, Minister, Author & Christian Coach/ Prophetic Mentor, Dana is blessed by Abba to be one of His Leading Ladies for such a time as this. Feel free to contact Dana as she would love to hear from you!