Grace and peace be unto you.
A Word of Encouragement…
King Hezekiah and Moses persuaded God to change his mind.
1. The Lord extends Hezekiah’s life.
“In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, ‘This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.’ Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, ‘Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.’ And Hezekiah wept bitterly. Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah: ‘Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life” (Isaiah 38:2-5).
2. The Lord threatened to destroy the Israelites and Moses pleaded with him and he changed his mind.
“I have seen these people,” the Lord said to Moses, “and they are a stiff-necked people. Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation” (Exodus 32:9-10). However, Moses begged the Lord to spare their lives and he changed his mind about the terrible disaster he had threatened to bring on his people (Exodus 32:11-14).
The Bible says, “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results (James 5:16).