KJB Daily Devotion – Following Jesus Through Every Chapter
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016
Chapters: 2 Chronicles 30-33
Message: Stick To God’s Simple Word
Hello My Friend,
Analyze, To break something down into parts for the purpose of an examination of each separately. We are blessed to be able to have God’s word to break down and examine, but much of His word has to have a lot of faith connected to it. Something has been taken place, even from creation, people are over analyzing His word to mean something that it was never meant to be. Over analyzing God’s word can take a simple truth and turn it into a huge lie. While we all interpret the Bible at different levels of our Christianity, it should never be so far off that it takes away the simplicity of God. One thing ought to be clear, there are no missing books, stories, words, or gaps in the events that took place from creation to a new earth. If God put every event and person that had anything to do with Him in His word than it will never have an ending. Those who over analyze God’s word are no different then those who change His word, and they too will be judged. “For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.” – 1 Corinthians 4:4,5.
God is amazing, He gave us preachers and teachers, and all sorts of people to be able to help us interpret His word, but sadly, they are not always correct in what they teach. I have had to correct something I thought was right because I did not understand it correctly. However, any person can pull a piece of Scripture out of one section and place it with another to say it is the word of God, the Holy Spirit will teach us whether what we are being taught is right or wrong as long as we listen to Him. When Hezekiah became king he did not waste any time getting Jerusalem back in shape. In fact, he did not just want people in Judah to come to God, he wanted all of Israel. He sent letters all over the country in hopes that everyone would come to Jerusalem for the first true passover since Solomon was king. Something interesting happened when they killed the passover.
“Then they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the second month: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified themselves, and brought in the burnt offerings into the house of the LORD. And they stood in their place after their manner, according to the law of Moses the man of God: the priests sprinkled the blood, which they received of the hand of the Levites. For there were many in the congregation that were not sanctified: therefore the Levites had the charge of the killing of the passovers for every one that was not clean, to sanctify them unto the LORD. For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good LORD pardon every one That prepareth his heart to seek God, the LORD God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary. And the LORD hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.” – 2 Chronicles 30:15-20.
“That prepareth his heart to seek God,” See the word That, God made sure it was capitalized so that we would understand He is pointing to a certain person, the person who prepares their heart to seek Him. God will save or pardon the sins of anyone who prepares their heart to seek Him. How do you prepare your heart to seek God? 1, admit you are a sinner, 2, believe that Christ died to save you from the punishment of your sins, which is death and hell, and 3, ask God to save you. It is that simple. Jesus did the hard part, He became the passover lamb that would save us from eternal death, the hardest part is to admit we have sinned. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” – Romans 10:9-11.
Now, the second you prepare your heart to seek God someone else comes along to try and stop you, the devil. The devil despises anyone who receives Christ, and he will do anything and use anyone to convince them that they made the wrong choice. After the passover something amazing happened, the people were excited for God, Hezekiah completely rebuilt Judah, removing anything that would move them away from worshiping God. When the king of Assyria heard what was going on (he had already seized Israel) he came into Jerusalem and tried to convince the people they were crazy for trusting God as he was about to overtake the city.
“Doth not Hezekiah persuade you to give over yourselves to die by famine and by thirst, saying, The LORD our God shall deliver us out of the hand of the king of Assyria? Hath not the same Hezekiah taken away his high places and his altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall worship before one altar, and burn incense upon it? Know ye not what I and my fathers have done unto all the people of other lands? were the gods of the nations of those lands any ways able to deliver their lands out of mine hand? Who was there among all the gods of those nations that my fathers utterly destroyed, that could deliver his people out of mine hand, that your God should be able to deliver you out of mine hand? Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you on this manner, neither yet believe him: for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of mine hand, and out of the hand of my fathers: how much less shall your God deliver you out of mine hand?” – 2 Chronicles 32:11-15.
“for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of mine hand,” What Sennacherib and the rest of the world who rejects God fails to see, they were messing with the people of the Almighty Living God. You cannot compare false gods to the one true God, they will always fail, and those who think God has failed them have been corrupted by the devil. It is the devil who takes God’s word and turns it upside down, all these different versions, commentators, books about the Bible, they are all meant to steer you away from the truth. Do you know how many people tell me that they are not King James only and get something out of every version? This is the devil telling you they are all the same. Let me tell you, while anyone can get saved simply by believing in Christ, not all versions are the same, and will seriously destroy someone if they are taught one thing and God never intended it to be that way, and they even corrupt the King James. Every word of God is true, and we must accept it by faith, and at face value. “For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.” – Romans 3:3,4.
You know, those who change the word of God to suit their own needs or over analyze it so it becomes something completely different, they are trying to say they know more than God. God is so merciful that He will give anyone a chance to get out of this, “I am god” mentality. After Hezekiah died, his son, Manasseh reigned, and he was the complete opposite of Hezekiah. He did worse than all the kings, and even those heathens that were driven out of the country before they possessed it. However, he found out the hard way that there is only one God and He is a merciful God. “And the LORD spake to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not hearken. Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon. And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, And prayed unto him: and he was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God. And he repaired the altar of the LORD, and sacrificed thereon peace offerings and thank offerings, and commanded Judah to serve the LORD God of Israel. Nevertheless the people did sacrifice still in the high places, yet unto the LORD their God only.” – 2 Chronicles 33:10-17.
“Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God.” There is so much corruption and deceitfulness in the church today that it is no wonder why people are serving false gods. It’s sad really, God makes it simple, believe in My Son, trust only Him to get you to heaven, follow His example, and you will be blessed. Yet millions of people will die and end up in hell because they would not harken to the voice of God telling them that they are changing His simple plan. “If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. (beyond the hope of salvation)” – 1 Corinthians 16:22.
Jesus Christ Revealed: Today, Jesus is revealed through Hezekiah who invited everyone for the passover. Jesus invites everyone to come to Him, only those who accept the invitation will be saved. “And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” – Matthew 22:12,13.
Today’s Prayer: (Excerpts taken from Psalms 37 & 3)
God, Thank You for making things simple. It is false religion and those who corrupt Your word that alters Your simple word, but You have the power to keep Your word pure and in those who are prepared to seek You. The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. I will trust in You Lord and see Your blessings unfold as I remain faithful to You and trust You in Your word just as it is written. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
God Bless You, I am praying for you,
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