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A Story to Tell

KJB Daily DevotionFollowing Jesus Through Every
Chapter

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016
Chapters: Isaiah 36-38
Message: A Story To Tell

Hello
My Friend,

There are often two sides to every story, but
then there is what really happened. You will often see stories in the
Bible that are repetitious, I say stories because each person tells
their side of the story for the events that took place during a
particular time. There are four people who tell the story of Jesus,
and while they differ a little bit by adding another part they
remember from their time with Jesus they still line up as being the
same. The reason God had so many tell their side of the same story is
to prove that these events were real and all line up as one, people
like to tell their own story of God, but then there is the truth and
it is in His Word. While God no longer writes every story down of
every person He uses to tell His truths for all the world to know, He
still uses witnesses to tell their story about how Jesus changed
their lives. “But rise, and stand upon
thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make
thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast
seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

- Acts 26:16.

for
I have appeared unto thee for this purpose,

There is something special about the day we saw Jesus and made the
decision to live our lives with Him in it, no one in the world can
understand that. After God spoke of the judgments coming to all
nations, and what was about to happen to Jerusalem, Isiah tells his
side of the story of the events that took place when Hezekiah was
king in the Southern Kingdom and the Northern Kingdom had just been
overtaken by Assyria. Now Sennacherib is coming after Judah and is
trying every tactic he can to get the people to go against Hezekiah,
he sends his servant Rabshakeh, who happened to speak in Hebrew.


Then Rabshakeh stood, and
cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said, Hear ye the
words of the great king, the king of Assyria. Thus saith the king,
Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver
you. Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The
LORD will surely deliver us: this city shall not be delivered into
the hand of the king of Assyria. Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus
saith the king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a present,
and come out to me: and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one
of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his own
cistern; Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land,
a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards. Beware lest
Hezekiah persuade you, saying, The LORD will deliver us. Hath any of
the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the
king of Assyria?
” - Isaiah 36:13-18.

Beware
lest Hezekiah persuade you,
” Rabshakeh used the same tactics
all the wicked make when trying to get us to turn away from God, he
made a major mistake, he compared the living God to all the false man
made gods. Those in the world will be the first to tell you that you
are foolish for trusting in God, what they fail to understand is that
we have the all powerful God on our side, and He alone will deliver
us out of the hands of the biggest coward of all, the devil, who
cannot do his dirty work himself, but pulls people in who cannot bare
their circumstances in the first place. There is only one way to
defeat evil and that is putting on the whole armor of God. “Put
on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the
wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but
against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

- Ephesians 6:11,12.

Hezekiah did the only thing he could
do to defeat Sennacherib, he went into the temple and prayed to God.
A little later Isaiah came to him with an answer from God. “Therefore
thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come
into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with
shields, nor cast a bank against it. By the way that he came, by the
same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the
LORD. For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake, and
for my servant David's sake. Then the angel of the LORD went forth,
and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and
five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they
were all dead corpses. So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and
went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh. And it came to pass, as he
was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and
Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the
land of Armenia: and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.

- Isaiah 37:33-38.

For I will
defend this city to save it for mine own sake
,” Do you see
that, God defends His people for His own sake? When we put our faith
and trust in Christ, He delivers us from our enemy. Praise God! He
does not really do it because we have been perfect and upright in
everything we do, He does it because of the promise He made, we are
witnesses that He is the living God who lives in us and is full of
mercy and grace toward all who are faithful to Him. “And
let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are
called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell
in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in
psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your
hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in
the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by
him.
” - Colossians 3:15-17.

We can never
underestimate the power of the living God, He and He alone has the
power to give life, death, and everything in between. Whether we see
a person recover from a deathly disease via earth or heaven it all
comes from the hand of the Almighty God and no one can alter His
decision. After God promised to deliver Judah out of the hands of the
Assyrians Hezekiah became deathly ill, once again he prays to God and
was miraculously cured, here we learn of the praise Hezekiah gave God
after his recovery.

What
shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done it: I
shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul. O Lord, by
these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my
spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live. Behold, for
peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul
delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my
sins behind thy back. For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not
celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy
truth. The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this
day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth. The LORD
was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed
instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD.

- Isaiah 38:15-20.

but thou hast
in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption:

God loves us way to much to see us end up in hell, which is why He
sent Jesus all to have the opportunity to be saved. You want to know
why some of the most ungodliest nations have not been destroyed yet?
It is because there are thousands of people still getting the Gospel
out. It is the faithful few, who will not bow to the devil, who, in
spite of their circumstances, get up and fight, fight, fight, to keep
the truth told. We may not always be the strongest in our faith, but
a little bit of faith is what keeps us holding on to our integrity,
gives us hope in the darkest of circumstances, and gives us a story
to tell. “Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be
vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in
the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your
brethren that are in the world.
” - 1 Peter 5:6-9.


Jesus Christ Magnified:
The LORD was ready to save me: therefore
we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our
life in the house of the LORD.
” - Isaiah 38:20.

Today's
Prayer
: God, I know that you are the only living God and
that because I put my faith and trust in Your Son, I know You are my
God. I admit that my faith goes up and down like a roller coaster,
but all I need is the faith the size of a mustard seed for you to do
amazing things in my life. You already produced one miralce by giving
me eternal life, now, I am trusting in You to do more as you help me
endure the circumstances in my life. Lead me and guide in me in Your
will and Your way, Lord, and let me be a witness and a story for all
to tell of my love for You. I love you and ask this in Jesus' name.
Amen.

God Bless You, I am praying for you,

Christina

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