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Hezekiah's Wall
I beseech the, 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 20:1-11
This  page  was designed  to be a spiritual application with the correct approach to God and the right motive for being blessed. Hezekiah  was a  king  and  a servant of  God, but,  in spite  of  his authority and  connection with God,  he  still  had  serious problems. There  were  three major threats  on his life. First, he had a cancerous  boil  that  was  killing him. Secondly, the  king  of Assyria  had  a contract  to  destroy  him  and  all  of  Judah,  and  thirdly, his  house  was  not in order.  He has both inside  and outer threats. Keep in mind that God knows us far better than we think he does. The  Lord  sends  him  a  message  that  says, ' get  your business straight, because you are sick and you're going to die ' ( II Kings 20:1 ). 
After   the  prophet  Isaiah  had  left  Hezekiah,  he  knew  he  had  to  get in  touch  with the very one that could  fix  the  problem. Bear in mind, he could  have  asked  the  preacher  to  pray  for  him,  but  instead,  he  chose  to  have  a  personal  approach. When  the  load  seems unbear- able, sometimes  you  need  to talk to God  for yourself. Notice, he  selects  a  non-distracting area to  consult  with God, the  wall. On this wall, there were no pictures, plaques, artifacts of any sort, not  even  a  window, or  door.  He  knew  that  God wanted  his undivided attention as he  wanted God's. Verse 2 says, ' he  faced the wall, but  talked  to  God '.  He knew that  beyond the wall was his  healing, deliverance,  and  forgiveness. He takes  a  similar  approach  as the psalmist does in Psalm 121:1-2, he looks towards the hills, but he knows where his help comes from. 
Hezekiah begs! Yes, he begs by saying,' I beseech  thee O Lord '. The spirit  of self exhaltation, his  authority as king,  and  accumilated  riches  could  have  been  a hindrance  to his plea, but,  he  accounted  himself  as  nothing  and begs. Keep  in mind that no matter how high up you are, God has a wall for you. 
He realizes he's  unworthy to ask God to  grant him anything. He only asks the Lord to remember the positive things he has done to glorify his name ( verse 3b ). This is a greater  prayer than that of  Jabez ( I Chronicles 4:10 ), Jabez begins by asking God  for things, which  is typical of most praying done.  All Hezekiah  asks for  is a  mere  thought from God. He  knew God  had a good  memory  of  all  his negatives, but, he wanted to remind God of all the good he had done. Often, we spend  more time  in  our  prayers  praying  the  problem  that God  does  not  want us to have, rather than  speaking what he  wants for us. When you talk to God, pray  the  positive promises and not the negative problems.  
In spite of his position of power, he weeps as a child, as a weakling, as one without hope in  regaining  altitude.  He does  not  merely  cry, the  writer  states, ' he  wept sore '. He knew his sit- uation was desparate, and  desparate  measures had  to  be taken.  Hezekiah had  to  do  four sign-
ificant  things,  he  had  to  believe  and  trust God, he  had to locate a special praying position, he spoke the positive, and wept tears of repentance due to his house being out of order. Before Isaiah leaves  the  vicinity, God  sends  him  back to  Hezekiah  to tell  him that he's heard his prayer and saw his tears. God  gave  him more time to live and promised to take care of his enemy. Remember! There's  no one that can talk to God for you better than you.When the pain is severe, find you a wall, or a place with the least distractions, preferrably on your knees

                                                                                 In Christ, Pastor J. Parks

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Then he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord