King Hezekiah was so sick, he was at the point of death. Then Prophet Isaiah showed up in the palace; having done that “…which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father did.” (II Kings 18:3); Prophet Isaiah’s coming must be good news. King Hezekiah boldly cleaned the house of God; strange altars, idols and pagan temples he destroyed. He had a growing personal relationship with God.
Now let the Prophet come forward to deliver the good news! “…Thus saith the Lord, set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.” II Kings 20:1. What? This could not have come from God or the Prophet of God to someone “…which was right in the sight of the Lord…”; no, not to King Hezekiah. Probably the message was meant for someone else.
Some Christians will react to this with all kinds of questions for God. Some will challenge and confront Him for being unfaithful and unjust through their words or actions. However, God is not just faithful; He is the Faithful. He is also ‘Just’ in all situations and at all times.
“Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying,
I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.” – II Kings 20:2-3
Rather than weeping or attracting human sympathy on his sick bed; King Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to God. If only someone will respond to even the most terrible Doctor’s report just the way King Hezekiah did; miracle will happen from that seemingly impossible situation.
“And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the LORD came to him, saying, Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.
And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.
And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, What shall be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up into the house of the LORD the third day?
And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he hath spoken: shall the shadow go forth ten degrees, or go back ten degrees?
And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.
And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.” – II Kings 20:4-1
Inside the obstacle of that terrible sickness that confronted King Hezekiah were:
- His miracle healing;
- Miracle Deliverance from the hand of the King of Assyria;
- Supernatural defense against further enemy’s assault;
- Miracle of time adjustment.
You don’t have to discuss the obstacle, you don’t have to meditate on the obstacle, you don’t have to worry, fret or fear the obstacle; confront it, inside it is your miracle! Confront the obstacle in prayer and corresponding scriptural actions.
Scriptures for meditation: Phil. 4:6-8
Jesus is Lord!