[Revival and renewal is the desire of most born again
Christians. We long for the
restoration of morality, integrity, honesty, and justice.
We desire deeply to live in peace and security.
We pray for revival and by revival mean that we desire to see our
Lord Jesus Christ honored in the hearts and lives of people all across
this great land and throughout our world.
We long to see the Holy Spirit of God transforming lives and
renewing the minds and values of those around us.
We want to see a second Pentecost wherein thousands upon
thousands turn to God in truth and strive diligently to be conformed to
the image of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We long for revival and renewal.]
[Yet we feel discouraged and walk in despair.
We say we trust God and have hope, but our body language is
absent of the confidence and hope that would clearly mark a people whose
God is truly among them. We
feel weak and fearful and wonder why God does not seem to be at work
[Perhaps we have failed to hear and follow God
prescription for revival and renewal.
If you go to the doctor, and he diagnoses a condition.
Your doctor will prescribe a treatment for your condition.
If you follow the treatment and your doctor was right you will
get better. If you fail to
follow the prescribed treatment and your doctor was right you will get
[Well God has revealed in His word what is required
for revival and renewal among his people.
Unlike the doctor, God is never wrong, and if we would be revived
and renewed in our God then we must follow His directions for our
restoration. I find a great
and complete example of revival and renewal in the biblical account of
Background – When king Hezekiah assume the throne in
Israel (10 northern tribes)
either were being conquered and taken captive by Assyria, or had already
just been taken captive by Assyria.
God had judged Israel, after many warnings, and had
now executed His justice.
Judah (southern 2 tribes) had gone the way of Israel and was involved in Idolatry
and gross immorality. As a
matter of fact, Hezekiah’s father, Ahaz of Judah, had been a very wicked
king. Ahaz build a pagan
Altar in the temple and sacrifice his own children to false God’s.
was far from God when Hezekiah assumed the throne.]
[But the Bible reveals that king Hezekiah was a godly
and sincere king. Our text
2 Twenty and five years old was
he when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also
was Abi, the daughter
of Zachariah. 3 And he
that which was right in
the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father did. ]
[King Hezekiah determined to bring Judah back to
Jehovah God. He sought a
revival and renewal in the land.
What king Hezekiah did to bring revival to
Judah, with great success is an example
for us of how to bring real revival to our Church and culture.]
Hezekiah we learn,]
Purity Must Be Pursued
Purged The Kingdom (vs 4; James 4.8; Psalm 24.3-5; Isa 55.7)
[– He removed the high places,
and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the
brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of
Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan. –
Hezekiah did for Israel in His day what needs to happen in America
today. Hezekiah did for the Temple in His day what needs to happen in CrossRoads Baptist Church
today. Hezekiah did for his
home and family what needs to happen in our homes and families to day.
Hezekiah did for himself in his day what we each need to do for
ourselves today. Hezekiah
purged the kingdom.]
[Hezekiah didn’t just preach against false
god’s and false religions, he removed them.
Even to the point of breaking in pieces the brazen image Mosses
had made. That image, that
had been handed down over many years, that was an heirloom in Israel, he
destroyed because it had become an idol and false God and he called it,]
נְחֻשְׁתָּֽן (Heb) - given to bronze
serpent 2 K 18:4 prob. = bronze-god:
1 name by which the brazen serpent made by Moses in the
wilderness was worshipped in the time of king Hezekiah of Judah before
he destroyed it. Additional Information: Nehushtan = “a thing of
a piece of brass. When
people began to complain because he destroyed the serpent Hezekiah
called it what it was. The
people worshipped it as a god, and king Hezekiah called it a piece of
metal, and destroyed it.]
[There are many things in our lives that we
need to call out what they really are.
There are false god’s and religions all around us and people we
need to call them what they are.
We need a purging in
America, we need a purging in
Christianity. And we will
all say, AMEN!]
you and I need to realize is that this purging needs to be real and its
needs to be personal.
Many to day would say, “Amen preacher, lets purge this nation and
Church!” Then they walk away and do nothing.
They say they want revival, but they won’t do anything.
They will say or think things like, “Well, what can I do?
I’m just one person!
When everyone else purges themselves then I will follow along.”
Understand my friend that this very attitude keeps any purging
from happening around us and keeps revival away from our culture and
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will
draw nigh to you. Cleanse your
hands, ye sinners; and
purify your hearts,
ye double minded. ]
[This purging is first individual and then it
will be congregational, and then cultural.
It must start with you, in your heart and life, and then it will
work its way into your home, church, city and nation.
So the question is what will you do to purge yourself?]
[The Programs You Watch]
[The Music You Listen To]
[The Relationships (friends) You Hold]
[The Allegiances (priorties) You Desire]
[Even if it costs you dearly.
Even if you must destroy some valuable heirloom that has hardened
you and others against God.
A purging is hard and difficult, but it is absolutely essential for
renewal and revival.]
[The Bible says,]
3 Who shall ascend into the hill
of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?
He that hath
clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his
soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive
the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his
7 Let the wicked forsake his
way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the
LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will
abundantly pardon. ]
Pursued God (vs 5-6; Psalm 84.12; John 14.15) [–
He trusted in the LORD God of
Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of
Judah, nor any that
were before him. 6 For he
clave to the LORD, and
departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the
LORD commanded Moses. – Notice that the purging preceded the pursuit
of God. Many of us have it
just backward, we think if I pursue God then God will make it easy for
me to purge my life of those idols and sins I am harboring in my life.
So you call yourself pursuing God but you never purge anything
out of your life, because you have never really experience that
simplicity you thought would come.
The fact is that those things you need to purge out of your life
will continue to keep you away from God, because they are separating
between you and your God.]
[The fact is that once Hezekiah purged himself
and all of his spheres of responsibility then he found it incredibly
easy to pursue and find God.
The evidence of any real pursuit of God is a purging of anything
and everything that stands between you and God.
Notice the result of Hezekiah’s pursuit of God,]
Trusted God (vs 5) -
He trusted in the LORD God of
Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of
Judah, nor any that
were before him. – Hezekiah exhibited an astounding trust in God.
It was unlike any trust displayed by any king after him or before
him. The Bible says,]
12 O LORD of hosts, blessed
is the man that
trusteth in thee. ]
Clave to God (vs 6) -
For he clave to the LORD, and
departed not from following him, - The word clave here carries the
same sense used in Genesis of Adam cleaving to Eve.]
(Heb) - (1)
to cleave, to adhere,
specially firmly, as if with glue,
to be glued,
ankleben, anbacken. (Arab.
ܕܒܶܩ id. A kindred root is
backen; the primary syllable is
בק, which has the sense of cooking; compare
bukhten, pukhten. See also
פָּנַג). Const. followed by
בְּ Job 19:20;
אֶל Jer. 13:11;
לְ Ps. 102:6, intrans. Lam. 4:1,
דָּבַק לְשׁוֹן יוֹנֵק אֶל־חִכּוֹ “the tongue of the sucking child
clave to the roof of its mouth” (from thirst, drought). Ps. 22:16 [Hophal].
The same expression is used of one who is silent out of reverence, Job
29:10; Psa. 137:6 (comp. Hiphil,
Eze. 3:26). Deut. 13:18, “let nothing cleave to thy hands,” i.e. take
nothing by stealth. Job 31:7. Trop. to follow any one, to cleave to him,
Ruth 2:8, 21; followed by
בְּ verse 23.
Hence, to be
attached to any one, to be lovingly devoted (κολλᾶσθαι
τινί), e. g. to a king, to God, to a wife, followed by
לְ Deu. 10:20; 11:22; 2 Sa. 20:2; 1 Ki. 11:2; Josh. 23:12; Gen.
2:24; 34:3; followed by
אַחֲרֵי Psa. 63:9,
דָּֽבְקָה נַפְשִׁי אַחֲרֶיךָ “my soul cleaveth to thee.”
(2) [“to attach oneself to any thing”], to come upon, to
reach any one, followed by an acc.;
אַחֲרֵי Gen. 19:19; Deu. 28:60. Jer. 42:16,
שָׁם יִרְבַּק אַחֲרֵיכֶם “there it (famine) shall overtake you.”
הִשִּׂיג see Hiphil
[It means that Hezekiah was stuck to God as if
he were glued to God. He
wasn’t going to slip away from God for anything in the World.
That’s what our world needs today, Christians who are stuck on
God and won’t ever let Him go.
Instead we have a multitude of people who are stuck on the world
and God can’t seem to pry them away from the world and its stuff.
Their favorite TV program is more important than God, their
favorite car is more important than God; they seem to be stuck on
everything but God.]
[My friend if we would see a real revival in
our Church and culture then we will have to cleave to God like glue and
never depart from following him.]
God (vs 6) - but kept
his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses – Now this is
important for us to notice.
Because there were many in Hezekiah’s day who would say, “Well Hezekiah,
you know those commandments were written along time ago and they just
aren’t practical for our day.
Things have changed, those commandments aren’t meant for us.”]
that Hezekiah did not look for excuses to avoid God’s commandments, but
He just obey them. My
Christian friend its high time we just strove to obey God with all our
hearts, minds and actions. Jesus said,]
15 If ye love me, keep my
Prospered With God (vs 7; 1 Sam 18.14) [-
And the LORD was with him;
and he prospered
whithersoever he went forth: . . . – Prosperity is a word we all
like to hear in our day.
American prosperity suggests an abundance of stuff, a multiplication of
treasures and wealth, a host of luxuries to live in and with.
But this is not the prosperity Hezekiah experienced at all.
Hezekiah experienced the only true and lasting kind of
prosperity. Prosperity in
this text means,]
understand, see (= have insight) Dt 32:29; w.
insight into Ne 8:13, w.
pay close attention to Dn 9:13 Pr 16:20; — 2. abs. understand, see
(= have insight) Is 41:20;
sensible, intelligent wife Pr 19:14;
Je 3:15 Pr 21:11; =
1:3; — 3.
(s.one) keen, clever Gn 3:6; — 4.
1S 18:5; w. acc. in s.thg 1K 2:3, = w.
2K 18:7; — 5. act w. (religious) insight, devotion, piety
Is 52:13; w. le
show onesf. devoted to, fit for 2C 30:22.
[This prosperity is the prosperity of wisdom
and insight. True biblical
prosperity is the wealth of God’s wisdom and illumination.
To know God and his purposes for our lives is the most valuable
part of our existence.]
[What was it that made king David a great
14 And David behaved himself
wisely in all his ways; and the LORD
was with him.]
[The wisdom of God at work in our lives is true
Persistence Must Be Pressed (James 1.1-4) [– Now one would
think, since Hezekiah had purified Israel and was walking with God that
everything should go along without so much as a struggle.
But our adversary is not about to leave us to just stand with
God, the Devil will do everything he can to keep a godly person from
staying close to God. Your
Heavenly Father will also seek to strengthen your faith and to build you
up by allowing you to be tried, even if by fire.
It is the devils goal in trials and temptation to cause you to
fall. It is God’s goal in
trials and temptation to strengthen your to stand.
So, trials and temptations will always come into our lives.
2 My brethren,
count it all joy
when ye fall into divers temptations;
this, that the trying
of your faith worketh patience. 4
But let patience have
her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting
[The mistake many of God’s people make is thinking
that if they purify themselves for the sake for revival and renewal then
God should protect them from any and all adversity.
The truth is that this is the exact time when God will bring
directed difficulty into your life.
Why? To test and
reveal your sincerity and persuasion in your pursuit of God.
When you are
seeking renewal with God expect and anticipate that your walk will be
directly tried and tested in a big way. ]
[In the case of Hezekiah and Israel a fierce
and powerful enemy comes against them.
King Sennacherib and the Assyrian armies conquer Israel and lay siege to Jerusalem.
This is one of the greatest and most powerful nations of the day.
Many other nations had already been conquered by
coming against Israel
Their Convictions Were Challenged (vs 19,22, 25) [-
And Rabshakeh said unto them,
Speak ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of
Assyria, What confidence
is this wherein thou
[2 Kings 18:22
But if ye say
unto me, We trust in the LORD our God:
is not that he, whose
and whose altars
Hezekiah hath taken away, and hath said to Judah and
Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem?]
[Notice that their enemies immediately attack their faith.
Rabshakeh attacked the fact that Hezekiah had destroyed their
idols and high places and in essence was asking, “What god are you
worshipping and honoring.”
He was implying that Hezekiah had actually offended all of these other
gods by tearing down their temples and altars and Rabshakeh was
essentially asking, “What god is going to help you now. ]
[Rabshakeh didn’t stop there, he thought he
might as well drive the proverbial nail in the coffin of their faith by
Kings 18:25 25 Am I now
come up without the LORD against this place to destroy it?
The LORD said to
me, Go up against this land, and destroy it. ]
was like saying, “Hezekiah has offended the gods and I am sent by our
god to come against you, and look at the evidence of what our god is
doing for us.]
[This is exactly how our adversaries will
attack us, they will proclaim that we have done everything to offend God
and that our God has not and will not help us.
I wonder if we feel that way here today.
Are we certain that we worship the one true God?
Is there any possible truth to the ideas of poly theism?
Could there possibly be an Allah, who the Muslim’s call god?
Could there be any other god out there by any other name?
What about those who claim to worship and serve other god’s?
Do they shake us at the point of our worship and faith?]
[What a brutal attack this is.
The enemies of our Lord, when they come against us, to destroy
our rededication and renewal will have no mercy on our apparent
weaknesses in our healing spiritual wounds.
They will attack us where it hurts the most and will challenge
the veracity and reality of our faith.
This is similar to a boxer seeing a wound on his opponent and
targeting that wound to wear his opponent down to defeat. They will
challenge our convictions concerning the reality of Jehovah God Himself
by declaring our God essentially dead and their god the god of
deliverance and victory.]
[Don’t be conquered by your adversary’s
ruthlessness. Expect them
to attack you where it hurts the most.]
Their Comfort Was Challenged (vs 29-32; Matt 6.24-25,33) [–
Thus saith the king, Let not
Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver you out of his
hand: 30 Neither let
Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely
deliver us, and this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the
king of Assyria. 31 Hearken
not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria,
an agreement with me by
a present, and come out to me, and
then eat ye every man
of his own vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one
the waters of his cistern: 32
Until I come and take you away to a land like your own
land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of
oil olive and of honey, that ye may live, and not die:
and hearken not
unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you, saying, The LORD will deliver us.
– Next we hear this evil herald attacking the people of
and Hezekiah at the next most important security that we all cleave to.
When we are not certain about the veracity of our faith and its
essential foundation then we will inevitably turn to the only other
security we can possibly have, our worldly stuff.]
[If we falter under that blistering attacks of
the enemies of our faith then we will turn to the stuff we have earned
and achieved in this mortal world, the treasures and comforts that
sustain us in this life. In
essence Rabshakeh is saying. Keep your stuff for now, you can stay in
your homes and continue to provide for your families and when we finally
take you to another place we’ll give you some more stuff to care for
your needs. In other words
will take good care of you.]
[This is the allurement of covetousness.
It is the promise that the world makes to keep you from trusting
in the provision of your Heavenly Father.]
[Our Lord Jesus Christ said,]
24 No man can serve two masters:
for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will
hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
25 Therefore I say unto
you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall
drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more
than meat, and the body than raiment?]
[Matthew 6:33 33 But
seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these
things shall be added unto you.]
[God is by far greater than the stuff of this
world, but the comforts of life will be used to keep us from relying
upon and walking with our Heavenly Father.]
Their Confidence Was Challenged (vs 33-35; 1 Cor 8.4) [-
Hath any of the gods of the
nations delivered at all his land out of the hand of the king of
Assyria? 34 Where
are the gods of Hamath,
and of Arpad? where are
the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah? have they delivered Samaria out of mine hand?
are they among all the
gods of the countries, that have delivered their country out of mine
hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of mine hand? – Now
Rabshakeh stabs even deeper at the spiritual life of
He asks, “What God has delivered any other nation from the hands
of the great Assyria?”]
[This is exactly what our secular world is
asking us Christians today.
What makes our God any different from any other God.
This is a search for evidence.
It’s like saying, “Show where your God has actually been at
work?” In this case
Rabshakeh points out that every other nation that
has already conquered had god’s of their own and none of them were able
to deliver those people.
Rabshakeh is saying that Jehovah God is no different for any of those
[This is the declaration of our age indeed.
Our American culture has abandoned the one and only true living
God and now redefines religion as that which each person chooses to
believe of their own accord.
Our culture asks us as Christians to prove that our God is any
different from any other god and in asking such questions they are
declaring that our God is nothing more than a myth like any other poly
[So, how about it Christian, is your confidence
shaken? Are you truly
convinced that there is only one God?
If you are then there is no comparison between Jehovah God and
any other God, because there is no other God.
Do we agree with Paul when he wrote,]
4 As concerning therefore the
eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know
that an idol is nothing
in the world,
there is none other God
but one. ]
[Can we persuasively declare,]
32 And the scribe said unto him,
Well, Master, thou hast said the truth:
for there is one
God; and there is none other but he:
33 And to love him with all the
heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with
all the strength, and to love
his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings
and sacrifices. 34 And when
Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not
far from the kingdom of God.
And no man after that durst ask him
any question. ]
Must Be Provided [- So we have seen Hezekiah purifying and
rededicating the people of
Judah, we have also seen their
persistence or persuasion pressed to the breaking point by the enemies
of their faith and their Lord.
Now let us notice the response that led them to spiritual
Hezekiah Prayed (2 Kings 19.15-19; Psalm 20.7; James 5.16-18)
prayed before the LORD,
and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest
between the cherubims,
thou art the
God, even thou alone,
of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and
earth. 16 LORD, bow down
thine ear, and hear: open, LORD, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words
of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.
Of a truth,
LORD, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,
18 And have cast their gods
into the fire:
were no gods,
but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have
destroyed them. 19
Now therefore, O
LORD our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the
kingdoms of the earth may know that thou
art the LORD God,
even thou only.
– That Hezekiah prayed and sought God first in response to mighty
is a key point in our quest for spiritual renewal and revival.
Too many have made the mistake of first trying to figure out the
best response to their circumstances.
Too many have tried to see their way clear rather than hear their
way clear in faith. The
trust in chariots, and
some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. ]
[Prayer is the most powerful weapon at our
disposal. Pray turns our
eyes, hearts, and all our hope toward our Heavenly Father.
If we would see revival and renewal, then we must purify
ourselves, we must pursue our God, and when our adversary rises up with
a mighty hurricane of trouble we must seek our Heavenly father in
fervent prayer. The New
Testament reminds us,]
your faults one to
another [Purging or purifying],
and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent
prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
17 Elias was a man subject to
like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain:
and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six
months. 18 And he prayed
again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.]
must trust our Heavenly Father to see our hearts desire to be near Him,
and trust His desire to be a Father to us, and then we will see his
provision and protection.]
Isaiah Prophesied (2 Kings 19.6-7, 20-22; Matt 18.20; Heb 13.5;
Gen 7.1) [- And Isaiah said
unto them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not
afraid of the words which thou hast heard, with which the servants of
the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.
7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a
rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall
by the sword in his own land.]
[2 Kings 19:20-22
20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying,
Thus saith the LORD God of Israel,
That which thou hast
prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.
is the word that the
LORD hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee,
and laughed thee to
scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.
22 Whom hast thou reproached and
blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted
thy voice, and lifted
up thine eyes on high? even
against the Holy One of
[Isaiah prophesies twice to give confidence and
comfort to Hezekiah and
Jerusalem. That God spoke through the prophet
Isaiah indicated that God was with Hezekiah and this renewed and
restored people. God was in
the city with them and He was not idle.
God was at work. God
20 For where two or three are
gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.]
[Hebrews 13:5 5
Let your conversation
covetousness; and be
content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never
leave thee, nor forsake thee.]
[My Christian friends be
reminded that our Heavenly Father does not leave His children when they
are in desperation. He
remains with them, walking among them, working around them; just as God
was in the ark when He called out to Noah,]
1 And the LORD said unto Noah,
Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous
before me in this generation.]
[Are you confident that your Heavenly Father
responds with great anticipation to your movements toward revival?
When you purge your life of sins with the purpose of renewing
your walk with your Heavenly Father, God responds with great joy.
Your Heavenly Father desires to be near you, to walk with you,
and when things get tough, He will not abandon you.]
[Isaiah came and spoke for God to the people
and my friend God will speak to you as well.
Listen for His assuring promises and be absolutely persuaded the
He is with you and He will protect you.]
Performed (2 Kings 19.35-37; Prov 11.6; Psalm 37.37-40) [–
And it came to pass that night,
that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the
Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose
early in the morning, behold, they
were all dead corpses.
36 So Sennacherib king of
Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
37 And it came to pass, as he
was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and
Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia.
And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead. – Lastly we see the end
result of God’s faithfulness in response to Hezekiah’s and Jerusalem perseverance.
Against all odds and all reason in one night 185,000 Assyrian
solders died in their sleep.
An angel of the Lord fought for Judah, one solitary angel, what
unimaginable power. Jerusalem was supernaturally delivered.]
[Some might say, “Awe this never really
happened! It just a fairy
tale!” But what they may
not know is that this very event, Sennacherib’s conquest and defeat
against this little city of
was recorded in Assyrian history as well.
The story is told from the Assyrian perspective, of course, with
some expected minor variations.
However all of the major details of the story are intact,
including Sennacherib’s defeat due to the hand of God, and his
assassination at home.
Another extra biblical account verified through archeology.
The point is, the story is true and verified.
Thus the principles for revival revealed through this biblical
account are real and work.]
6 The righteousness of the
upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in
their own naughtiness.
37 Mark the perfect
man, and behold the
upright: for the end of that
man is peace.
38 But the transgressors shall
be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.
salvation of the righteous is
of the LORD: he is
their strength in the time of trouble.
And the LORD
shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the
wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
CrossRoads Baptist, September 27, 2009