Not Too Far Gone/A Prayer Away

Not Too Far Gone/A Prayer Away

With a humble heart and an outstretched hand, repentance always leads to redemption.

2 Chronicles 33:10-11
10 The LORD spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention. 11 So the LORD brought against them the army commanders of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh prisoner, put a hook in his nose, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon.

  • Distance Is Dangerous
    • Accuracy Decreases With Distance
      • Shooting, golf, football
    • Vision
      • Driving In The Fog
    • Fatigue Begins To Be A Factor With Distance
      • I don’t want to find out how far I can swim out from the land without a lifejacket

2 Chronicles 33:12
In his distress he sought the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his ancestors.

  • The Feet Follow The Heart
    • It Is A Fight To Form Godly Character
      • He sought
      • He humbled himself greatly
    • Heart Change Comes First
    • If I Change Your Head Without Your Heart, The Results Will Be Temporary
    • The Heart Needs The Head
      • Then, Intellect Decides The Direction
      • Lasting Results Require Repeated Decisions

2 Chronicles 33:13
And when he prayed to him, the LORD was moved by his request and listened to his plea; so he brought him back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD is God.

  • Redemption Is Possible
    • Do Not Give In To The Voices And The Vices Of Your Past
      • David Penned His Process For Redemption
        • Just like Manasseh, It Started With A Prayer, “Create in me a clean heart, Of God.”
    • He Ran The Farthest, But Because Of Redemption, He Reigned The Longest
    • We Are Not Praising His Rebellion, We Are Celebrating His Redemption
    • “Change is possible but not probable. Praise God. Jesus is capable!”
    • With a humble heart and an outstretched hand, repentance always leads to redemption.