Assyria used weapons and threats, but that failed. The Babylonian’s subtle use of flattery and gifts worked because Hezekiah failed to take their matter to the Lord.
Isaiah 38: God Turned Back Time
There is a spiritual maxim, here. God will present us with the same kind of trouble again and again.
Isaiah 37: A Poison Pen and Powerful Prayer
Sennacherib put on the pressure with his poison pen. Hezekiah prayed desperately, and God came through powerfully.
Isaiah 36: Crisis of Faith
King Hezekiah was one of only 8 good kings of Judah, who initiated much needed religious and civil reform, and turned to the Lord in time of grave crises.
Isaiah 35: The Song of the Redeemed
Isaiah’s closing message to all the oracles he had delivered on God’s behalf was a revelation concerning destiny—either the path of redemption or the path of reckoning, for there is no middle ground.
Isaiah 34: The Fires of Hell
How do we deal with our dismay over what seems like a brutal and bloodthirsty characterization of the same Lord Who later claims to love the whole earth?
Isaiah 34: Day of Reckoning
It is as though God will hit the rewind button and bring all of creation back to its starting point.
Isaiah 34: Destiny of Redemption
Now, the prophet was going to wrap up these twenty chapters between 13 and 33 with two summary chapters.
Isaiah 33: Sennacherib’s Duplicity
The way to receive from the Lord is to open our minds, hearts, spirits, and hands and then put to use by faith what the Lord gives.
Revelation 8: Contest of the Gods
There is one last correlation that almost certainly would have come to mind for John’s audience—the Exodus.