Dr. Randy White
"There were also many burnt offerings with the fat of the peace offerings and with the libations for the burnt offerings. Thus the service of the house of the Lord was established again." (2 Chronicles 29:35, NASB95)
When King Hezekiah took the throne, he began a massive reformation of Jewish faith. Under his fathers, the Temple had come into a state of disrepair and misuse. Hezekiah the King was moved by God, and obedient to God, and restored proper Temple worship. As goes worship in the Temple, so goes worship in the home.
As goes the religious life of the nation, so goes the spiritual blessings on the nation. With the reformation of the Temple the spiritual vitality began to quickly spread throughout the countryside. The Passover, which had not been celebrated in many years, was once again observed in Jerusalem. “The priests and the Levites were ashamed of themselves” because of the way in which they had allowed their calling to go unanswered (30:15). The revival that took place with the re-gathering of Jews to Jerusalem for the Passover was so wonderful that they decide to continue it for an additional seven days! Idols were destroyed, hearts were mended, and God was glorified.
Hezekiah and the people rejoiced over what God had done, “because the thing came about suddenly” (29:36).
I still believe today that if America will get her spiritual house in order, God will do a sudden and wonderful work of spiritual revival in America. It is not too late! However, the King, the Priest, and the Levite (in American terms, the President, the Preacher, and the Deacon) must come to the point of being ashamed for how far we have drifted. We must reform the church to restore our hearts and our nation.
…And suddenly God will do something wonderful!
In His Grace,
Dr. Randy White
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