Heaps Upon Heaps

Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne

Publish date: 03/17/2024

Foundation Scriptures:

2 Chronicles 31:4 -10


1. Before the Heaps.

a. The condition of Israel prior to instituting the heaps.  

b. 2 Chronicles 28:24-25 KJV –– And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and shut up the doors of the house of the Lord, and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem. 25 And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn incense unto other gods, and provoked to anger the Lord God of his fathers.

c. Hezekiah opened the doors and repaired them.

d. 2 Chronicles 29:1-3 KJV -– Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old, and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah. 2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father had done. 3 He in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the doors of the house of the Lord, and repaired them.

e. God was angry with them because they had abandoned and damaged the temple and worshipped demonic idols.

f. Therefore, the people had no protection from their enemies.

g. 2 Chronicles 29:7-9 KJV -– Also they have shut up the doors of the porch, and put out the lamps, and have not burned incense nor offered burnt offerings in the holy place unto the God of Israel. 8 Wherefore the wrath of the Lord was upon Judah and Jerusalem, and he hath delivered them to trouble, to astonishment, and to hissing, as ye see with your eyes. 9 For, lo, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons and our daughters and our wives are in captivity for this.


2. Laying the Foundation.

a. The month of March is the laying of the foundation of the heaps.

b. For the next five months—March, April, May, June, July—the heaps will continue to grow and increase.

c. As soon as the commandment came, the people responded.

d. When the people responded, God did.

e. When we respond to God’s prompting and leading, God responds to our obedience.


3. Open Vision.

a. My open vision, March 17, 2020.

b. God is on the side of His Church.

c. He does not care who is in the White House, and who is in this agency or that.

d. 2 Chronicles 32:7-8 KJV –– Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him: 8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.


4. The Enemies of God Destroyed.

a. 2 Chronicles 32:21-23 KJV –– And the Lord sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels slew him there with the sword. 22 Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all other, and guided them on every side. 23 And many brought gifts unto the Lord to Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Judah: so that he was magnified in the sight of all nations from thenceforth.

b. Hezekiah’s life is extended after he repents of his pride.

c. 2 Chronicles 32:24-26 KJV–– In those days Hezekiah was sick to the death, and prayed unto the Lord: and he spake unto him, and he gave him a sign. 25 But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done unto him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath upon him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem. 26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the Lord came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.

d. Hezekiah’s personal riches.

e. 2 Chronicles 32:27-30 KJV –– And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of pleasant jewels; 28 Storehouses also for the increase of corn, and wine, and oil; and stalls for all manner of beasts, and cotes for flocks. 29 Moreover he provided him cities, and possessions of flocks and herds in abundance: for God had given him substance very much. 30 This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper watercourse of Gihon, and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works.


5. Heaps Upon His People.

a. The good hand of the Lord.

b. Ezra 8:18 KJV –– And by the good hand of our God upon us they brought us a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brethren, eighteen.

c. Holy unto the Lord.

d. Ezra 8:24-30

e. Verse 28 KJV –– And I said unto them, Ye are holy unto the Lord; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the Lord God of your fathers.

f. The Lord has made you His kings and priests.

g. Revelations 1:6 KJV –– And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

h. You cannot handle the blessing without being blessed.

i. Your hands are holy, and your hearts are pure. 

j. You handle the blessing of heaven righteously.

k. The blessing flows through you—you are a conduit.

l. You are not just a facilitator; you are a participator.