2 Kings Chapter 19

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2 Kings 19

1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord.

And he sent Eliakim, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy; for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

It may be the Lord thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the Lord thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left.

So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus saith the Lord, Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.

Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying,

10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.

11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly: and shalt thou be delivered?

12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Thelasar?

13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?

14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.

15 And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, O LordGod of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.

16 Lord, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, Lord, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.

17 Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,

18 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

19 Now therefore, O Lord our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God, even thou only.

20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.

21 This is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.

22 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.

23 By thy messengers thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel.

24 I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.

25 Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.

26 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the house tops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

27 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.

28 Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

29 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.

30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

31 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this.

32 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 shield, nor cast a bank against it.

33 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the Lord.

34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.

35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lordwent out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.

37 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.

40 thoughts on “2 Kings Chapter 19

  1. Hezekiahs Prayer reminds me alot of what David must have been thinking or silently praying while Goliath was slandering Israel, and the God they stood for; such as this Sennacherib does now.Check 1 Sa 17 What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God? Now, It is true that Philistines where just as mighty and victorious in battle as these Syrians, worshippers of the same enemy different name. Its whats behind the nation spiritually, that you can begin to see the true battle field. In response the Lord thru Isiah prophesies of their defeat:in fact they won’t even enter the city (vs32), just as Goliath was defeated by David, by Gods mighty hand. Both miraculous acts are above and beyond our human logic and reasoning, and therefore Godly appointed acts of God.

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    34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.

    35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lordwent out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

    So many times we think we have to defend God…defend his word… God really wants defend us.

  3. THE SOULS HARBOR

    1. And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord.

    Bad news and challenging situations create a diversity of emotions in each individual. Some react in fear, some react in anger, some do not respond. Hezekiah teaches us in this passage several things about responding to bad news.

    Hezekiah had done things pleasing to GOD, however found himself in potentially bad situation, we should learn these principals from Hezekiah:

    1. Respond in humility.
    2. Go to the HOUSE of the LORD!

    Hezekiah did not act like he knew it all, he sought counsel from GOD. We must not allow bad news to control our attitude or responses. Have FAITH in GOD. Appeal the situation to a Higher Court in humility. The House of the LORD is our souls harbor. Bring your fears and cares to the House of the LORD.

    iPray
    iWork
    iGive

  4. My GOD is larger than any situation!!!!

    A lot of people (including myself) some times forget how big is our GOD. They start looking at their situation and fear enters their lives, insecurity shakes their ground, and they start to lose faith. “NOT ME” you might be thinking, but you better check yourself. We are all guilty of that, when we receive bad news, for a slight second, we say “what we gonna do” but immediately we remember GOD IS BIGGER THAN MY PROBLEM, Prayer move mountains, make giants fall, and changes things around. He did it once and HE will do it again!!! All it takes is faith and recognizing that everything in this world is temporary, but GOD is eternal.

    This chapter illustrate how GOD can take care of your enemies, that all you have to do is have a little talk with JESUS tell HIM all about your troubles, HE will hear our fainted cry and HE will answer by and by…

    So NOW is the time to take your situation to GOD, put it in HIS hands and watch HIM change things around. Give HIM your finances, your cancer, your fears, your rebellious child, your insecurities, etc… and watch HIM bless your labor, give you HIS peace, put your child on the right path of humility, and establish your life on HIS ROCK of salvation. I know HE did it once, HE will do it again, just watch and SEE HE IS GOD and HE IS BIGGER THAN ANY PROBLEM. LARGER THAN ANY SITUATION, AND HIS ARMY IS GREATER THAN ANY ENEMY.

  5. V14 some times we have to come be for the Lord and spread it all out to Him and tell God I need you! God will help if we will let Him and if we will listen.

  6. God will always keep his word no matter what the enemy may do or say. Hold fast to what God has promised and it will come to pass. Give all you cares to God and he will take care of them.

  7. 19:25 I have formed it…….now have I brought it to pass. The God of Israel is the ruler of all nations and history. The Assyrians attributed their victories to their own military superiority . However , Isaiah said that God alone ordained these victories see in II Kings 10:10 Know now that there shall fall unto the earth nothing of the word of the Lord , which the Lord spake by his servant Elijah. So like Pastor said superheroes are not real……..God alone ordaines victories!

    concerning the house of Ahab : for the Lord hath done that which he spake by his servant Elijah. So like Pastorsuperheroes

  8. 34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.

    The Lord God MIGHTY in POWER!!!!!

  9. v20 Then Isaiah the son of A
    Amoz sent to Hezekiah saying, Thus saith the LORD GOD of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib of Assyria I have heard.

    Like Hezekiah we can lie on our face before the LORD and offer out words . GOD still answers prayers.
    “I heard thy words and I am come for thy words” Dan.10:12
    Drive up the forces of evil and deliver souls. Break through doubt and unbelieve. This is accomplish by intercessory prayer.

    It’s been said, ” That most people live in fear about 90%.” The scripture says, ” Men’s hearts will fail for fear” Lk.21:26
    But thank you JESUS v 6 says
    ” Thus saith the LORD ,Be not afraid”
    The church is td to go. To be on the offense and reach in the fire and pull a soul.

    Rom. 8:26 ” But the Spirit itself makath intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
    iPray
    iWorship and Intercede

  10. In verse 11 the Bible states the King of Assyria destroyed the all the lands… “utterly”. That is to say completely, totally and entirely. God however, will however, show Hezekiah, He is still in control of all things: people, land animals, etc… In verse 29 is the proof. “Ye shall eat this year such things as grow themselves,”

    Now imagine a land that has been battle scared, burned, “utterly” destroyed. The crops and sustenance of this land would be thin at best; slim pickings. However, God declares that Hezekiah and His nation will eat of that which grows of itself. I believe that to mean there would be food enough for the entire nation between the rubble, under the piles of destruction. There would be no planting; just reaping. Add to that, the second year there would still be no planting, the verse states “…that which springeth of the same…” Finally, the third year they would sow and reap a harvest.

    What a mighty God!!

  11. This chapter illustrates boastfulness. Sennacherib king of Assyria and his men believed they were invincible because they had won many battles and therefore they were boastful. Hezekiah was humble and very well aware that true; strength, victory and power came from God (Jesus). Therefore Hezekiah’s prayers and faithfulness brought victory over Sennacherib. If we want victory we must not be boastful, but we must be faithful, prayerful and doers of the Word. Although there will be battles, we must never forget the Word declares who wins the war. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  12. Save Lord Jesus “save”…this city and others! And defend your people….for your sake Lord…Amen.

    34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.

    “Be Church”…Be Blessed…iwork…

  13. When God is on your side,when it is time to go to battle,it does not matter how big the enemy is,we are going to win !!We keep God on our side by being faithful in all things,prayer,fasting, obedience to His word,faithful to the house of God,and working where we are needed.God help me be a faithful servant in all things!!

  14. Gideon had a small army against multitudes of soldiers. Because he believed in God and trusted in Him God helped Gideon receive the victory! If we can show God that we’re His and only His by praying, fasting, and reading the word we can receveice the victory to all of our battles as well!!

  15. God is bigger than any problem that we have. We (I) just have to remember that we don’t need to dwell on how big our problems are we need to tell our problems how big our God is.

  16. We spoke about this very concept this past Sunday in our Sunday School Class. Alot of times when problems arise in our lives, we tend to look to friends, family, the internet, or try to solve them ourselves. BIG MISTAKE!! Our first and only solution is to take it directly to our Creator. We must get down on our knees and seek counsel from God as Hezekiah did. God is in control of all things and he knows what we need before we even ask.

    Psalms 55:22 “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”

    1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

  17. 14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.

    When we face any challenges, especially ones that involve the people of God, we must be like Hezekiah. We must go to the house of the Lord and bow before him in prayer. I noticed this time he didn’t inquire the prophet Isaiah he just went to house of the Lord in intercessory prayer for the people. Prayer works!

    FIRST OF all, then, I admonish and urge
    that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of
    all men, (1 Timothy 2:1 AMP)

  18. 19-9
    Sennacheribs initial withdrawal was due to the rumor that an Egyptian army was about to attach.This was not enough to force Sennacherib home and so Hezekiah lay the later Assyrian demands before the Lord. As promised not a single arrow flew over the walls of Jerusalem.

  19. 34 For I will defend this city to save it, for my own sake and for the sake of my servant David.

    We must continue to pray for the city of Ft. Worth. The city needs our spiritual warfare prayers. Little by little we can reach the lost.

  20. Sometimes we get in Gods way and try to do things ourselves. Sometimes he intervines and tells us to get out of the way. And accomplishes His works for His own Glory and Sometimes He makes us Dog paddle in our own unbelief and failure.Yes Hezekiah started doubting God

  21. 29 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.

    They needed a sickle…

    35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lordwent out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

    …not a sword!!

  22. Vs. 10, “Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.”

    This made me think of Adam and Eve. Since the beginning of time, the devil has always tried to cause man to doubt God and His Word. St. John 8:44 tells us that the devil is a liar and the father of it.

    When the enemy comes to attack us and put doubt in our minds, we need to humble ourselves before God and pray and seek his face. We need to cry out to God, and he will open his ear unto our prayers and see our situation that we are in. Ps. 34:15 says, “The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.”

    Isaiah 59:19, “…..When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.”

    I CHOOSE to Believe God !

  23. This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy; for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

    Thank the Lord for a man who was willing to intercede when he recognized that it was time for birth to take place, but there was no strength for that to happen.

    Lord help us @ POFW to recognize when we are in the birthing season, and be prayed up and on fire to set the atmosphere for birth, and then be willing to commit to the time necessary to disciple them to the place that they can reproduce.

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    2 KINGS 19
    1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord.

    Hezekiah was humble. Most of the kings were proud, but look at his actions. They prove his sincere heart and his NOW faith.

  25. 14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.

    15 And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, O LordGod of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.

    16 Lord, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, Lord, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.

    Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. -Psalms 5:2

    In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears. -Psalms 18:6

    I am glad that I can go to the Lord in my times of trouble.

    When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. -Psalms 27:2

    There is no weapon form against God’s people that can prosper.

  26. King Hezekuah had a direct confrontation to not trust in his God and to review all the power of Assyria and remember all the cities they had overpowered. And still King Hezekiah went to the house of the Lord and sent messages to the prophet Isaiah. What does God say? He’s the creator, he’s the one true God and none else. He says I’ve got your back! God gave his assurance and followed up by sending his angel to kill the Assyrian army! My God loves a challenge and is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than we can think or ask! Thank you Jesus that you never leave nor forsake us-you are right on time to help us!

  27. Hezekiah knew just who to turn to when he was looking for an answer. God should always be the first one we seek when need an answer to a problem.

  28. 2 Kings 19:35
    And it so happened that that very night an angel of GOD came and massacred a hundred and eighty- five thousand Assyrians. When the people of Jerusalem got up next morning, there it was– a whole camp of corpses!

    Amazing! God moved mightily against the Assyrians. It did not matter what was said to them. God proclaimed that they were not speaking bad about Hezekiah, but about God himself!

    The false gods of this world consistently scream out about what they want us to believe. They shout lies of deception and confusion. Yet one day the gods of this world will meet their judgement before the Holy God.

    Revelation 20:10
    Then the devil who had led them astray [deceiving and seducing them] was hurled into the fiery lake of burning brimstone, where the beast and false prophet were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever (through the ages of the ages).

    No matter what the enemy speaks, we must rely more on what the word of God says.

  29. 37 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.

    I found it intreating that it was his sons that killed the king. The thought ,”your sins will find you out,” can to mind. Be careful that you don’t mess with the people of God.

  30. And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy; for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

  31. 14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.

    There are situations where there will be simply nothing left but to bring it before God and surrender it to Him. It reminds me of:

    Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. (Proverbs 17:28 KJV)

    What we *don’t* say/do sometimes makes all the difference. It can be easy to approach a situation with a “what must I do?” attitude when really what we need to do is “not-doing” and let God work.

    Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you. (2 Chronicles 20:17 KJV)

  32. 29 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.

    30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

    This portion reminds me of the message Sis Northcutt gave to the ladies at women s connect the other night. Your not going to stay in one season your entire life. There is a process of allowing your self to be plowed and having the cold during the winter kill the weeds so when it comes time for planting the soil is ready for the seeds and ready for fruit to bear.

    Everything about you you must lay at the alter so it can die, everything about you must die in order for God to live.

  33. 34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.

    35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lordwent out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

    What a mighty God we serve…

    Wow God shows his strenth and power in destroying with an angel the enemy. This is a perfect example of ” Its not by might nor by power but by my spirit saith the Lord”

  34. 3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy; for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

    Unable to Reproduce

    A spiritual birth requires a spiritual labor. We must not abort our spiritual babies through neglectful and selfish actions. If we have taken the time to nurture the spiritual harvest, through friendships and bible study’s, then we must not weaken in prayer and fasting for the spiritual birth of Gods harvest. The Lord has trusted us with his harvest. Do not get weary in well doing, we have babies to birth and we can’t let them die in the womb!

  35. 28 Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

    He is going to treat them like a horse or a cow because of the way they acted. They will have no choice but to do what he says.

  36. King Hezekiah prayed for God’s mercy and the Lord heard his prayer. God didn’t only save and protect his people but he sent an angel to put to death a hundred and eighty five thousand men in the Assyrian camp. King Sennacherib ran off to Nineveh and stayed there. He continued to worship his god Nisroch even though he knew God had revealed himself through all the happenings, he had no faith in God. Sennacherib own son’s killed him.

    Prayer is very powerful god hears us we just need to let him do the works at his time not ours.

  37. Hezekiah knew where to go when he had problems.

    1 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord.

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