From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those that will not be negligent (deceived),
To: those that are chosen,
To: those that will stand before Him,
To: those that will serve (worship) Him,
To: those that will minister unto Him,
To: those that will burn incense (worship) before Him.
. 2Chronicles 29. KJV and Amplified. all of it.
. Hezekiah began to reign…he did right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father had done. …he opened the doors of the house of the Lord (which his father had closed) and repaired them…he brought together the priests and Levites…and said to them, Levites, hear me! now sanctify (purify and make free from sin) yourselves and the house of the Lord, the God of your fathers, and carry out the filth from the Holy Place.
. for our fathers have trespassed and done what what was evil in the sight of the Lord our God,
. and they have forsaken Him and have turned away their faces from the dwelling place of the Lord and have turned their backs.
. they have closed the doors of the porch and put out the lamps, and they have not burned incense or offered burnt offerings in the place holy to the Lord God of Israel.
. therefore the wrath of the Lord was upon Judah and Jerusalem, and He has delivered them to be a terror and a cause of trembling, to be an astonishment , and a hissing, as you see with your own eyes.
. For, behold, our FATHERS have fallen by the sword, and our SONS and our DAUGHTERS and our WIVES are in CAPTIVITY BECAUSE OF THIS.
. Now it is in my heart to make a covenant with the Lord, the God of Israel, THAT HIS FIERCE ANGER MAY TURN AWAY FROM US.
. MY SONS, DO NOT NOW BE NEGLIGENT (deceived), FOR THE LORD HAS CHOSEN YOU TO STAND IN HIS PRESENCE, TO SERVE HIM, TO BE HIS MINISTERS, AND TO BURN INCENSE BEFORE HIM.
. Whoa! what is the God of heaven and earth saying here?
. is He saying that when the fathers of a nation, or the fathers of the families of a nation, won’t sanctify themselves, when they will not worship Him, when they close the doors to the Holy Place, when they won’t carry out the filth from the Holy Place, when they have put out the lamps, and won’t worship Him, that they are trespassing and doing evil in the sight of the Lord?
. is He saying that when the fathers of a nation, or the fathers of the families of a nation, turn their faces away from the secret place, from His dwelling place, when they turn their backs to Him,
. when they close the doors and put out the lamps, when they will not offer up worship unto Him in the secret place,
. that that omission in a nation, in a family, causes a breach, an opening, and brings terror and astonishment and hissing as we see with our own eyes?
. is He saying that when the fathers of a nation or the fathers of the families of a nation will not worship Him, they will fall by the sword and their SONS and their DAUGHTERS and their WIVES are in captivity because of this?
. is He saying that when the fathers of a nation or the fathers of the families of a nation will make a covenant with Him, to worship Him, that that will turn His anger away? from a nation? from a family?
. My sons, do not now be negligent, for the Lord has chosen you to stand in His presence, to serve (worship) Him, to be His ministers, and to burn incense (to worship) before Him.
. enough said.