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The ominous question Hezekiah hears from king Sennecharib s was why should you be any different? In other words, why should you expect any other outcome than the one everyone else gets. Sennacherib had a track record. And if you're looking for a track record to prove your own impending doom, you'll have no trouble finding it. Your own Sennacherib will surely show up to tell you that you're no different either. But king Sennacherib had a problem, because King Hezekiah was different. In 2 Kings 18:5, we see that Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel, there was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after his time. The difference was that God had anointed him. God's presence was with him. Instead of rolling over into defeat as some might, Hezekiah rolled with his anointing, and into the presence of the Lord. 2 Kings 19:14 says, After Hezekiah, received the letter from the messenger and read it, he went up to the Lord's temple and spread it up before the Lord and Hezekiah prayed. He asked his God, the only God, the God of Israel, to listen, to bend down to deliver. He asks God to show Sennacherib and Israel, that God's people are not like everyone else, and that He is a God like no other. In verse 19, it says, Now or Lord our God, rescue us from his power, then all the kingdoms of the earth will know that You alone are God. God did that very thing. He proved to Hezekiah and king Sennacherib and all the kings of the earth, that He alone is God. He answered the question that was crashing in on Hezekiah's heart. The question was, what makes you think you are any different. The difference was God, our God is the difference maker, and he's come to make a difference in your life. He's come to live and abide in us as we live in him. It makes all the difference in the world, we are able to face those accusations of our own personal Sennacherib's, and all those that come to terrify us. We can roll with our anointing and into the presence of God, drawing close to the one who is the difference maker, the one who gives us victory. So draw near to the one who makes the difference. Find your strength in him. When you hear the words, what makes you any different? respond like Hezekiah and roll into the presence of the Lord who placed those accusations at his feet. Ask him to show you what the difference is, once again, so that you might stand up, stand strong, and see the victory that he alone can bring. That's the prayer that I have for my own soul. That's the prayer that I have for my family for my wife, my daughters, my son and that's the prayer that I have for you may be so
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