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Hobbling: The Asa Syndrome
August 22, 2021

Hobbling: The Asa Syndrome

August 22, 2021

2 Chronicles 14-16

Asa was great-grandson.

Asa was not brought up to be a person.

Asa did good and right in the sight of the LORD his God, for he removed the foreign altars and high places, tore down the sacred pillars, cut down the Asherim, and commanded Judah to seek the LORD God of their fathers and to observe the law and the commandment.  2 Chronicles 14:2-4 NASB

What was needed was – but how?

  • There must be !

has to go.

Whenever a people want God – Holy Spirit puts a shout out for – .

Why? – Because sin Holy Spirit and His power.

We need a desire to live with a heart and have speech.

Asa’s early years were a time of .

  • There will be outside . (14:11-14)

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

Now the Spirit of God came on Azariah the son of Oded, and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: the LORD is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you. 2 Chronicles 15:1-2

  • How easy it is to ! (16:1-9)

Visible results in no way are that we are in God’s .

At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him, “Because you have relied on the king of Aram and have not relied on the LORD your God, therefore the army of the king of Aram has escaped out of your hand.”  2 Chronicles 16:7

 

Watch out who you with – sometimes it’s difficult to .

You need to remember a Godly person already has .

Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'”   John 7:37-38

  • Asa found it hard to .

People who stop seeking after find their .

People with a seeking will – but their reaction to and shows their heart’s condition.

  • How we matters!

Asa in his later years developed trouble.

Crippled – means he around.

In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa became diseased in his feet. His disease was severe, yet even in his disease he did not seek the LORD, but the physicians. So Asa slept with his fathers, having died in the forty-first year of his reign.  2 Chronicles 16:12-13

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

 

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