2 Kings 20:1-2- In those days Hezekiah became ill and was near death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, “Thus says the Lord: Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.”
2 Then he turned his face toward the wall and prayed to the Lord, saying,3 “Please, O Lord, remember how I have walked before You faithfully and with an undivided heart and have done what is good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.
"Get your House In Order!" This was the message from God through the Prophet Isaiah to King Hezekiah who was sick unto death.
Oh what a message to deliver.
Hezekiah received a warning that said "get your house in order" because death is knocking at your door.
Having heard the voice of God through the Prophet, Hezekiah prayed to God. Hezekiah reminded God of how he had been faithful to Him and how he obeyed Him with all his heart.
In other words, Hezekiah was saying to God, "Lord, remember me, your servant."
Because King Hezekiah made God the #1 priority in his life, God showed him favor and mercy by adding 15 more years to his life.
Getting "our house in order" MUST become a priority in all of our lives.
Hebrews 9:27-And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
The question to be answered on today by all of us is when our time come to die, "will our house be in order?"
Our birth date can be estimated almost down to the wire, but not our death date. The minute, day and hour of our death is unknown to man, but known to God. Job 14:5 A person's days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed.
The bible declares that there will be a 2nd coming of Christ. When? We do not know, but His coming again, we do know. This time Christ will come as "Judge" and not as "Savior". When He does, will He find your "house in order?"
The day Christ returns will be a day of rejoicing for some and a day of sadness and sorrow for others. What kind of day will this be for you?
What determines if you will have a day of rejoicing or a day of sadness and sorrow? It all balls down to one thing and that is "FAITH."
Today is the day of salvation. Now is the acceptable time. Now is the time to get 'your house in order!"
The warning has come to you too on today. What are you going to do?
I can only hope and pray that today is the day that you put into action, the steps needed in getting your house in order for night is coming to all of us.
Will you be ready? Will your house be in order?