Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A MIRACLE AND MEDICATION TOO

Today’s┬áReading: 2 Kings 20-21

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These ruins are located about 100 metres south of Hezekiah’s Tunnel. In the summer of 2004, these remains were discovered of a very large pool from the Second Temple period. It proved to be the Pool of Siloam. Nearby, archaeologists uncovered the remains of a stepped street (photo at bottom of page), the path taken by pilgrims ascending from the pool to the Temple Mount. Beneath the paving stones of the street they found a drainage channel that apparently served as a hiding place for the last Jewish rebels against the Romans in the year 70 AD. The pool ceased to function after the destruction of Jerusalem and, over time, filled with earth and disappeared from sight.

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Key Verse: 2 Kings 20:4b-5

The Word of the Lord came to him saying, “Return and tell Hezekiah, the leader of my people,Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father; I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you.”

 

God added 15 more years to Hezekiah’s life by a combination of divine healing and medicine. Isaiah prescribed a poultice, which was to be placed on Hezekiah’s boil in order to draw out the poison that was in his system. God works in our time also through this combination of prayer along with the best medical care, with which we are blessed. God hears and answers prayer! Just as God heard Hezikiah’s prayers for deliverance from the Assyrians, God hears and answers prayer today. Do we have need for God’s intervention? Yes! Yes! God will hear our fervent prayers. That does not mean that God will always do just as we ask; He knows better than we do. Our faith is best expressed in obedience to do as He has told us. We pray, believe Him for His perfect will, and the rest is up to Him. Pray! Obey! Read James 5:13-18. Then God will do what God will do!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray for others (name them) and for myself as Hezekiah prayed, “Remember now, O Lord, I pray, how I have walked before You in truth and with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in Your sight.” Thank You, Lord, that You are hearing my prayer. I know Your decisions are on the way. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I know from personal experience that God hears and answers prayer. As a result of God’s healing power, combined with the medical skills of the doctors and nurses, He has already added 61 more years to my life than the doctors predicted when I was 19 years old. The students in the Bible College in Peterborough, Ontario, went into a time of fervent prayer on my behalf, and two of the ministers/teachers anointed me with oil, laid hands on my head, and prayed in the Name of Jesus for my healing. God heard and said, “Yes!” The doctors then did surgery to correct the problem which had caused my illness in the first place.

Yours for believing in the power of prayer,

David

This is the bottom end of the stepped road and drainage channel, known as the Path of Pilgrims. In this area was a stone-paved plaza from the Second Temple period that served as a promenade for visitors to the Pool of Siloam. The promenade’s roof was supported by a row of stone columns, parts of which have been found at the site.

15 thoughts on “Wednesday, May 24, 2017

  1. Hezekiah’s tunnel was an amazing structure. Praying for you David and all saints. Nice to be back home to the blog. My dear friend Charmaine’s mom, Pearl, has been in ICU all week-end. Could saints please pray for her?

    Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statues, and I shall keep it to the end.
    Rev 2:26 NKJV

    You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban (with lyrics)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oni0tO_HN30

  2. David I said your prayer, and believe God will answer in his timing
    if you have not see me comment I had a seizures , and fell I’m o.k.
    I feel like my head has a big headache. I do have doctors appointments
    later this month my M.D. and my Neurologist I think my medication has to
    be changed . Keep me in your prayers

    • Oh Lord God, Jahweh, Jehovah Rapha, we lift up our dear sister-in-Christ, Lianne, to You and ask for protection of a thousand angels around her to keep her safe from falls. Be with her physician and neurologist to find a more permanent solution to easing her seizures and give her comfort peace assurance and rest. In Jesus’ precious Name. We pray. Amen, amen, and amen.

    • liane, I have earnestly prayed for you as I am sure that many of the saints, who read this blog are doing. May God bless you and give you the desires of your heart.

    • Sorry about that, Lianne. My sister had to go back to a very old anti-seizure medication (phenobarbital) & she is much better controlled now.

  3. Praise God for answered prayer for you Pastor David, for the Lord’s extension of 61 years and I pray for a further extension of life for you, in Jesus Name.

    How sad that Hezekiah’s son did not carry on the way of his father! But did evil in the sight of the Lord!!

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