Verses 15,16 – The Brook Of Kidron

The Call of the Hezekiah Company
(Entry 13)

 

The Brook Of Kidron 

Introduction

2Chr 29:15 And they gathered their brethren, and sanctified themselves, and cameaccording to the commandment of the kingby the words of the LORD, to cleanse the house of the LORD.

2Chr 29:16 And the priests went into the inner part of the house of the LORD, to cleanse [it], and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of the LORD into the court of the house of the LORD. And the Levites took [it], to carry [it] out abroad into the brook Kidron.

Through the events of the reign of Hezekiah, God has spoken a powerful prophetic message, and a powerful message of instruction, calling, encouragement and impartation of faith in that we have a divine duty for which we indeed have been and or are being equipped to perform.

As we progress through this record of the reign of Hezekiah we will see this to be true. I encourage everyone to read this record straight through and see for your self the birds eye view so that as we continue in this journey you will have fresh understanding to refer to in your own mind as we expand and expound on the details of the message being given.

What is this duty? It is shown in Hezekiah’s reaction to the desolate state of temple worship and the consequences of that in the lives of all in the land, which he was so grieved to have observed.

We have seen Hezekiah’s initial reaction which was to honestly and forthrightly communicate boldly the exact nature of things which he observed and immediately set about the task of restoration to divine order according to the way things were done By King David in the years of old; “A Return to the old paths”; seen in his repairing the doors of the temple; seen in his immediate call for the priests and Levites to return to worship and service as prescribed by God.

We are going to need to be aware of our kingly authority in order to address and speak to the desolate state of the Church in our time. We need to be aware of the divine call upon us as we call our brothers and sisters into their eternal destiny in this last hour. We can no longer afford to shrink back. A full understanding of the message of God to us through Hezekiah is essential to our spiritual effectiveness, our divine internal posture and even our own spiritual survival in these last days.

There is so much hitting me in these two verses that I am finding it a challenge to get it organized so it’s deliverable and understandable. Man says give it to us in bite sized pieces, but God says, “TELL THEM WHAT I AM SAYING”. That’s what I am trying to do here and I must depend on the ability of God to bring the understanding.
The Spirit of the LORD will be there for those who have ears to hear.

The first two things I need to show is the Spirit behind these two verses.  We might want to call them simply Revival and Repentance.

The way the Lord showed me the Spirit of these two verses is to “take in” two passages of scripture. By “take in” I mean “Selah” or really consider the essence of. These two passages very powerfully reveal the Spirit of 2 Chronicles 29:15&16. Let’s read the two verses of 2 Chronicles 15&16 again and then let’s read Matthew 3 and Psalm 25 and observe the Spirit of these two verses.

2Chr 29:15 And they gathered their brethren, and sanctified themselves, and came, according to the commandment of the king, by the words of the LORD, to cleanse the house of the LORD.

Matthew 3 shows the Spirit behind what was going on here in verse 15.

Matt 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,

Matt 3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matt 3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

Matt 3:4 And the same John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

Matt 3:5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan,

Matt 3:6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.

Matt 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

Matt 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

Matt 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to [our] father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Matt 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Matt 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and [with] fire:

Matt 3:12 Whose fan [is] in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

Matt 3:13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.

Matt 3:14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

Matt 3:15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer [it to be so] now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

Matt 3:16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

Matt 3:17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

2Chr 29:16 And the priests went into the inner part of the house of the LORD, to cleanse [it], and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of the LORD into the court of the house of the LORD. And the Levites took [it], to carry [it] out abroad into the brook Kidron.

Psalm 25 shows the Spirit of what was going on here in verse 16

Ps 25:1 { [A Psalm] of David. } Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.

Ps 25:2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.

Ps 25:3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.

Ps 25:4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.

Ps 25:5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou [art] the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Ps 25:6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they [have been] ever of old.

Ps 25:7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness’ sake, O LORD.

Ps 25: Good and upright [is] the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

Ps 25:9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

Ps 25:10 All the paths of the LORD [are] mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

Ps 25:11 For thy name’s sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it [is] great.

Ps 25:12 What man [is] he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way [that] he shall choose.

Ps 25:13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.

Ps 25:14 The secret of the LORD [is] with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

Ps 25:15 Mine eyes [are] ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

Ps 25:16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I [am] desolate and afflicted.

Ps 25:17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: [O] bring thou me out of my distresses.

Ps 25:18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.

Ps 25:19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

Ps 25:20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.

Ps 25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.

Ps 25:22 Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.

There are three levels of Revival and two levels of Repentance observable in this account of Hezekiah. I hope we can see this as we continue on.

If you are reading this, you are called to the first level of revival which is, to be a Hezekiah to the destitute house of God.

The second level of revival is seen in the response of those to whom “The Commandment Of The King” is brought. Those who are backslidden, disobedient or inactive leaders in the destitute house of God. (leaders according to God, not man)

The third level of revival is in the general congregation and moving out to the surrounding communities. The three levels of Revival are revealed as things unfold over the first three chapters of this 2 Chronicles account of Hezekiah’s reign.

In this segment however we are looking at two verses, 15 and 16 of 2 Chronicles chapter 29, so we will focus more on the repentance and some other points found in those two verses.

It is important not to limit our call, our preaching and our reaching to the destitute church. With the Authority and call upon us, we are called to take the Word to all. From the back alleys to the pulpit. Let’s not confuse the three levels of revival with our call to preach to everyone, everywhere. You will find that the homeless guy may be among the first level of revival. You never know who is behind the face. They may be destined to do mighty exploits in the Lord.  Remember Paul’s words by the Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians 1 27 – 3.

1Co 1:27  But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 

1Co 1:28  And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

1Co 1:29  That no flesh should glory in his presence. 

1Co 1:30  But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 

1Co 1:31  That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

These levels are for observation, not for method and not for us to force to happen. They are to be expected as observed, they are not a method or a rule. Jesus Christ builds HIS Church. HE has the blueprint. We simply need to do our part. We will recognize the building as it comes together.

The first level a repentance is for those to whom “The Commandment Of The King” is brought,  to respond to their call. (IE: bringing the filthiness out of the temple)

The second level of repentance is purely a move of God upon the hearts of those who hear the call and respond. The second level of repentance is shown in the brook of Kidron. As we continue, I hope we can see these things clearly by the Spirit of the Lord. (IE: bringing the filthiness to the Brook of Kidron / filthiness being carried away by a power other than ourselves; By Jesus Christ)


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A CALL TO THE OLD PATHS

Some reading this are called and are being prepared by God to be among those of the “Hezekiah” company to restore proper worship and to preach a proper gospel after the judgement which God is now bringing forth upon America and the nations. You have been born to this cause and purpose. Some of you know who you are. Some are beginning to know. Get familiar with this account of 2 Chronicles 29-32. It is speaking to you and the time is upon us.

By the commandment of the King and with the commandment of the King you have been appointed to go forth as:

…ONE WHO IS STRENGTHENED BY JEHOVAH; CALLED OF JEHOVAH, WHO WILL RESTORE PROPER WORSHIP ,YES EVEN BIRTHED/BROUGHT FORTH FOR THIS REASON; FOR JEHOVAH HAS REMEMBERED HIS PEOPLE…….AND HIS PLANS FOR THESE LAST DAYS.

1Cor 10:11 Now all these things happened to them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, on whom the ends of the world are come.

 

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