And they said to him, “Thus says Hezekiah: ‘This day is a day of trouble, and rebuke, and blasphemy; for the children have come to birth, but there is no strength to bring them forth. (2 Kings 19:3)
You cannot give birth until you conceive. When you hear the Word and believe it, you are receiving that incorruptible seed that helps you conceive.
Now it is possible to conceive the vision but not have the strength to deliver the vision or rather bring it to pass. This is what Hezekiah meant. They had a vision for freedom but they did not have the strength to accomplish it.
This inner strength comes from the Lord through His spirit. “that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,” (Ephesians 3:16)
14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. 15 Then Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said: (2 Kings 19:14-15)
When Hezekiah received the bad report. He took the report and prayed. Even though he had received the word from Prophet Isaiah that all would be well – he still prayed about the situation. This is how it should be with the people of the Lord. No matter how anointed a service you attend or are connected with the most anointed man of God in the country – all this is good and it should be that way. However, you need to develop your own personal connection with the Lord.
Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, “Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘Because you have prayed to Me against Sennacherib king of Assyria, I have heard.’ (2 Kings 19:20)
‘Because you have prayed to Me against Sennacherib king of Assyria, I have heard.’
I wonder what would have happened if Hezekiah would not have prayed. If only we would have prayed things would have surely been different from what they are now.
Shall again take root downward,
And bear fruit upward. (2 Kings 19:30)
Bearing fruit for God is essential to salvation (John 15:1-5).
But in order to bear fruit, we must take root.
We need a strong foundation (Matthew 7:24-27)