PASTOR OF WEEK: BIZECK NGWIRA

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INTRODUCTION

2 Kings 20:1-6

King Hezekiah was a good and great King of Judah. He reigned for 29 years from 726 t0 697 BC. The history of this King is found in 2 Kings 18-20, Isaiah 36-39 and 2 Chronicles 29-32. From the story found in 2 Kings 20:1-6,  I will look at four things:

i.              The illness of the King.

ii.             The Petition of the King.

iii.            The Content of King’s Petition.

iv.            The Results of the Kings Petition.

I. THE ILLNESS OF THE KING 2 KING 2:1

A. Two things are mentioned concerning this illness:

1) The King was ill.

2) The illness “was at the point of death …”

There is a difference just being ill and being ill to the point of death. This indicated that the illness was very serious.

B. The message from the Prophet. 2 Kings 20:1

Simple and straight forward message.

a. Put your house in order…

b. Because you are going to die.

c. You will not recover.

The King was ill to the point of death, then Prophet Isaiah appeared to hit the last nail on King Hezekiah’s casket.

There was no hope for the king. The situation was a dead end. There was no negotiation, no questions or comments.

II.  THE PETITION OF THE KING

2 Kings 20:2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,

1. King Hezekiah Petitioned God in Prayer.

2 Kings 20:2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD,

The King did two things;

i. Hezekiah turned his face to the wall…

ii. … and prayed to the LORD.

2. There is Power in Prayer.

Prayer changes things.

Prayer moves the Hand of God.

Prayer turns hopeless situations upside down.

Prayer saves lives.

Prayer brings healing.

3. King Hezekiah Reminded God Three Things. 2 Kings 20:3

1.His walk.

2.His Devotion.

3.His works.

III. THE CONTENT OF THE KINGS’S PETITION

2 Kings 20:3

A. Remember Now, O Lord.

a. This is a desperate call on God.

b. There are times when we need God’s intervention immediately and not tomorrow, next week or next year.

c. May God remember you NOW even as you read this sermon.

B. What did King Hezekiah remind God?

1. His Faithful Walk Before God.

2 Kings 20:3 “Remember, O LORD, how I have walked before you faithfully…

2 Kings 18:5-6

a.  King Hezekiah in his faithful walk before God, he destroyed evil alters in Jerusalem and removed the brazen serpent. 2 Kings 18:3-6

b.  The critical question is “how is our walk before God?

c.  This also means a visible lifestyle that is approved by both God and men.

2.  Wholehearted Devotion to God.

2 Kings 20:3

a.  This is the second thing King Hezekiah reminded God.

b.  What is devotion? Acts 2:42

1. To give oneself wholly or totally to something or someone.

2. Giving up or being given up to some person, purpose or service.

3. A devote is a person who give up money, time, effort to some person, purpose or service.

c. Many of us have divided devotion to God.

Questions to ponder on.

1) Are you a devoted Christian?

2) What is your devotion to God?

3) What things can you use to challenge God as your devotion to Him?

4) Can fellow believers agree that you are a devoted Christian?

5) Can your spouse attest to your devotion?

6) Are you devoted to your spouse, family, work, business etc.?

3. He Did what is good in God’s Eyes.

2 Kings 20:3

A. Hezekiah was a good man at this time. Look at his phraseology of the words “and have done what is good in your eyes…NIV

B. There is a big difference between doing good before the eyes of men and the eyes of God.

C. We are called to do good. Acts 10:38, Ephesians 2:10.

D. Goodness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. Galatians 5:22.

IV. THE RESULTS OF THE

KING’S PETITION

2 Kings 20:5-6

i. God Heard his prayer v.2.

ii. God saw his tears v.2.

iii. God promised to heal him v.2.

iv. God added 15 years to his life v.3.

v. God promised to deliver the King and the city from the hand of Assyria v.3.

vi. God promised to defend the city for the sake of his servant David v.3.

LESSONS/CONCLUSION

i.  King Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to God. Who do we turn to when faced with life pressing challenges?

ii.  King Hezekiah had a good relationship with God, that is why he said “Remember, O LORD”. We can’t remind God of anything if our lives are not straight or upright.

iii.  Have a base to argue your case both before the devil and God.

iv.  Whatever pronouncement made over your life or family can be changed by prayer.

v. The same Prophet Elijah who brought the message of death, is the same one who brought the good news to King Hezekiah. 

vi. May God remember you, your family and this Nation of Zambia. Shalom

BIOGRAPHY

My names are Bizeck Ngwira. I was born and raised in Lusaka. I did my primary school grades 1 to 7 at Twatasha Primary School in Chawama, Lusaka.

I did my junior Secondary school at Kabulonga Boys and finished my senior secondary school at Kamulanga Secondary.

After completion of my secondary school, I wanted to become an engineer like my dad, not until when I gave my life to Christ in 1998, did my course of life change including the career I wanted to pursue.

Shortly after giving my life to Christ I was baptized with the Holy Spirit and immediately started preaching the Word of God to the members of the Chiukiso Church choir where I belong.

I also managed lead the choir in family members evangelism, hospital and door to door outreaches.

While in RCZ, I had chances to minister to fellow youths. This is how the call to serve God was born.

I was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in the Bibles Gospel Church in Africa (BIGOCA) in 2005 after completing my degree in biblical studies with Vision International University (VIU).

Prior to this I did my studies with School of Christ International and Jimmy Hodges Pastors Institute. I have also studied leadership with International Missionary Agency (IMA).

After finishing my pastoral training in 2005, the first church I was sent to is Lundazi Bible Gospel Church in Africa in Eastern Province.

While in Lundazi I was able to oversee 7 other BIGOCA Assemblies including Chama District. While there I also served as Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) secretary for 4 years.

Currently I pastor Bible Gospel Church in Africa- Chilenje Assembly, on Lottie Mwale Street off Kasama Road, Libala South (Chalala).

 Chilenje BIGOCA is a vibrant and dynamic Church with a membership of over 800 people (500+ adults and 250+ children).

Every Sunday we have three Power Packed Services (Children Service 08:00 hours, Main Celebration Service 09:00 – 11:30 hours and the Youth Service at 13:30 hours).

We also have a midweek service every Wednesday from 17:00 to 19:00 hours.

Apart from pastoring in the above mentioned church, in 2017, March, I was consecrated as a Bishop of Lusaka South Region.

The Region has 27 Churches – 13 in Lusaka Urban while the other 14 in rural areas of Chongwe, Rufunsa, Luangwa, Kafue, Situmbeko and Chirundu.

Before my consecration as a Bishop, I have served as a mission director and finance coordinator.

I am also visiting lecturer at Bible Gospel Training School. Iam the current Chilenje Ministers Fellowship secretary.

By the grace of God under the delegation of my spiritual Father Dr. Peter. R. Ndhlovu, I have had an opportunity to preach the Word of God across the nation in about 7 provinces as well Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Africa and USA.  

I have been married to Pastor Chiluba Tembo Ngwira for 14 years.

Together the Lord has blessed us with three beautiful girls: Charis Angel Ngwira (12 years), Happiness Princess Ngwira (8 years) and Praise Shalom Ngwira( 1 year 3 months old).

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