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Friday April 20, 2018 1:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Annually on April 20

"This is the LORD's sign to you that the LORD will do what he has promised: I will make the shadow cast by the sun go back the ten steps it has gone down on the stairway of Ahaz." So the sunlight went back the ten steps it had gone down. (Isaiah 38:8)

 

(Ahaz’s “clock”, a type of sundial, was used to measure time in the ancient world.)

Can one reverse the order of time? How can one go back 10 minutes when that time has already passed/been completed?

No man can do it, but God Almighty can, because he holds time in his mighty hands. He can do anything that he wishes and this is no great feat for him to achieve.

 

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, O 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 38:1-5)

And then came the promise that we read in the title verse.

 

Are you seeking a positive sign from the Lord these days as you pass through troublesome times?

The Lord says,

'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.' (Jeremiah 33:3)

The greatest sign of all times is found in this verse from the book of Isaiah. It says,

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)

 

Jesus, "Immanuel" is with you. "Do Not Fear" is what he says. He heard Hezekiah's prayer and saw his tears. He will deliver you too because he is Almighty God.

Posted by Dr. Johnson Cherian