Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hezekiah- Using Water to Win a War

By Mary Vee
II Chronicles 32


From the Journals of Hezekiah



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The king of Assyria invaded Judah. He attacked several of our fortified cities and threatened Jerusalem. Sennacherib, king of Assyria wanted these cities for himself.

When I heard he planned to attack Jerusalem, I called together my officials and military staff.

"Gentlemen, I have an idea. Let's block off the water from the springs outside the city. If Sennacherib doesn't have water for his army, he will have to leave. And why should he have access to our water?"

The men agreed with me. And we went to work.

We called for a large force of men to help. Together we blocked all the springs and the stream that flowed through the land outside the city. 

We moved our workforce to the city walls. Night and day we worked to repair broken areas where the enemy could get through. We built new towers for watch keepers. Next, for added protection, we built a second city wall outside the first one. The men put supports on the terraces while another group made a large number of weapons and shields.

I appointed military officers over the people and called them all together in the city square near the gate after we finished our work and said: "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of  the vast Assyria army. There is a greater power with us than with him. The king os Assyria only has the arm of flesh, but we have the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles."

All the people cheered with these words.

We were ready to see what God would do for us.


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1.  What king invaded Judah?
2.  What country was he king of?
3.  What did king Hezekiah choose to do first?
4.  What did he do second? (what did he fix)
5.  What did Hezekiah order third?
6.  What did Hezekiah have made fourth (it was a second one)?
7.  What did Hezekiah make to protect themselves?
8.  What encouraging words did Hezekiah say to the people?


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