Pastor Kong’s Sermon 2, April, 2016

Mark 9:22-23
The boy had a demon spirit which the apostles could not cast out.
The father asked Lord Jesus, “If You can do anything”. Lord Jesus told him, “If you can believe.”
Many times we want God to move. However, God wants us to believe

Isaiah 38:1-2
Hezekiah was 39 years old. He was very godly and yet he was sick.
After resounding victory in war, he was with terminal illness.
Isaiah the prophet told him he would die.

1. Hezekiah turn his face to the wall.

Hezekiah turned his face toward God. He turned his eyes away from medical experts.
When we are in difficulty, do we see human experts or do we see God?

Every single day we are bombarded with many things requiring our attention.
The internet or social media steals our focus.
However, we must stay focused on the Lord Jesus and His promise.

Hebrews 12:2
Fixing eyes = to stare. It is a beautiful to gaze at the beauty of Lord Jesus.
We lock on to Him. We repeatedly focus on Him.

Many times, we strive to be realistic and educated.
As people of faith, we must believe more in the report of the LORD.
What is the report of the LORD? By His stripes we are healed, we are the heads and not the tails.

1 Samuel 30:6
David went home to Ziklag.
However, his settlement was razed to the ground.
The wives and children of his and his 600 men were taken captive.
In the midst of pressure, he encouraged himself in the LORD.

When the doctors do not tell us what we want to hear,
when the bank accounts show us what we do not want to see,
we can always turn our face to the LORD.

Power = the ability to get result. 
Why are we powerless? Because we do not turn our face to the LORD.

2. Hezekiah was intense in his prayer.

Hezekiah was a praying king.
When Sennacherib was about to invade Jerusalem, Hezekiah prayed for deliverance.
He trusted in prayer more than his military power.

Isaiah 38:3, 9, 13. Psalm 38:3, 6, 8-10. Psalm 26:1
Hezekiah was quoting the psalm of David. He was not boasting of his own righteousness.
It was an intense prayer as Hezekiah even wept bitterly.

Isaiah 43:26
God invites us to remind Him of His promise. 
We can show the Bible to the LORD while reminding Him of His promise.

James 5:16
Fervent = white hot until glowing.
Avail = makes tremendous power available.
The kingdom of God is full of signs and wonders. We may need to persevere in prayer in order to enjoy signs and wonders.

An example of intense determination to claim healing from God.
We gather all verses on healing, we watch youtube video testimony on healing.
We turn off other sources which contradict the healing promise from God.
We pray and pray and meditate on God’s promise until we can see ourselves living in it.

An example of intense determination to win souls.
We read books on revival, we meditate on the promise of growth.
We listen to soul winning sermons.

Being intense does not mean being loud.
Intense = doing something consistently until we get the breakthrough.

3. Hezekiah had a loyal heart

He was 100% devoted to the LORD.

Isaiah 38:4-5
God then told Isaiah to announce healing on Hezekiah.

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Posted April 8, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Kong Hee, Sermon

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