Healed by God
story of King Hezekiah from the Old Testament books of
2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, & Isaiah
Among the Old Testament kings of the
bible, Hezekiah is regarded as one of the very best. He honored God by
removing the idols the people had been worshipping, and by reopening the
temple in Jerusalem. Scripture records that none of the kings before
him or after him were as close to God as he was, and God prospered
everything he did.
Half way through his life, Hezekiah
became ill and was told by the prophet Isaiah that he was going to die.
Hezekiah prayed to God for healing, and wept bitterly, and God sent Isaiah
to tell the King that he'd granted him fifteen more years of life.
But, Hezekiah didn't respond to the news with thanksgiving and praise.
Instead, he demanded proof that his
healing had truly come from God. So, Isaiah performed a miracle,
reversing time by forty minutes so that Hezekiah would be convinced.
short time later, several envoys from the King of Babylon came to visit
Hezekiah. They had heard of a miraculous healing, and wanted to know
more. But, God was testing Hezekiah to see what he would tell them,
and when he failed to give the glory to God for his healing, Isaiah
prophesied that everything in Hezekiah's palace would be carried off, and
that his sons would become slaves to the King of Babylon.
The story of Hezekiah teaches us that if
we believe in God's healing power, and if we pray for healing and ask others
to pray for us as well, then if God grants those prayers, it's important to
give Him the glory.
Healed by God
jewelry is inscribed with the words of David found in Psalm 30:2,
"O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me". The
inscription is written in Hebrew on several of the pendants so that it will invite others to ask what
it means, and will provide you with the opportunity to tell about the
healing power of God in your life. Two of the pendants have the scripture inscribed in English. And, several of the pendants are reversible, featuring the Psalm on the front and the words 'Healed by God' on the back, so that someone who is still waiting to be healed can wear the pendant with the verse from Psalm 30 on display, and then reverse the pendant once they are healed.
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