Have you ever been tested? Very few people like taking test but the truth is all of us are being tested wether you like it or not and even if we are not aware that we are being tested!
This is exactly where Hezekiah found himself after he was healed and God gave him 15 more years to his life! In 2 Chronicles 32:31 Hezekiah finds himself unaware that God had left him to test his heart! (And so in the matter of the envoys of the princes of Babylon, who had been sent to him to inquire about the sign that had been done in the land, God left him to himself, in order to test him and to know all that was in his heart.)
Hezekiah made the mistake of showing the envoy sent from Babylon all of his riches and because of the pride of life he brought judgement once again on Israel!
The funny thing about all of it in 2 Kings 20 when Isaiah came to him and prophesied judgment Hezekiah thought it was good because at least in his days there would be peace!
Have you ever been unaware that you where being tested? Here are some signs that you are either going through a test or you are about to:
Signs that you are being tested!
*When you find yourself going through circumstances that you have never gone through before!
*When you have a dream that you are back in school and you are taking a test!
*When you are being tempted in ways that you have never been tempted before!
*When you are being persecuted in ways that you have not been before!
*When you have been betrayed by someone you trusted!
*You have just received a powerful prophetic word!
*You have just had a vision of your future!
*Everything is going wrong and you don't know why!
*When you are right on the edge of breakthrough and then it falls apart again!
If you are being tested take heart every test was designed to promote you and not kill you!
Jesus was lead into the wilderness by The Holy Spirit and came out of the wilderness in the power of the Spirit!
God is the one who leads us into testing and He is the one who leads us out!
We even have a promise in I Corinthians 10:13, that we will not be tempted above what we can handle, God will always provide a way to stand up in the midst of it!
So when testing comes don't give up! The power that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you if you belong the The Lord!
This was a test and only a test of the emergency broadcasting network! :)
Justin Carpenter has a passion for Christ and His body. Justin longs to see the body of Christ be equipped and sent out into all the world preaching the gospel of the kingdom with authority and power.