Updated: Dec 4, 2020
“and My people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Here we go again. Just when we thought the worst was passing, the COVID bug kicks up it’s heels and digs in, right in our community. Also, right now the world has another pandemic to worry about. One that goes unnoticed by most but certainly we are aware of it here. A divided United States. I believe America is at a crossroads we’ve never attempted before. If we don’t get this right, I believe the entire world will suffer because of it. This country is one of the last strongholds of righteousness in the world. If immortality takes over, only heaven can help us, and here’s how God said he would.
I’m of the Faith that God is still in control and I fully rely upon that. At the same time, my faith teaches me that God gives warning before judgement. In fact, His time of warning far exceeds His time of judgment. I believe God’s word is eternal and true. In the above verse we read of an event that sounds like it came out of today’s newspaper.
CHURCH, you’ve been given the answer to your woes! We know what the verse says, but we also act as if that’s everyone else’s responsibility to pray. God shows us in this verse it is not the lost man or the proud man or the rich man or the religious who can or is responsible for our health or rescue. It is we ourselves as true believers.
The promise has been given. The healing is on the way. God is waiting. For what, you say? For His people, His church, His bride, His followers. For the people who know Him, love Him, serve Him. BROTHER, He’s waiting for you and I. For us to be serious about prayer, about our divided nation, about our health, and about the lost. I know this as fact because of the very next verse in 2 Chronicles 7. In verse 15, it says,
“Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place.”
Can’t you see it? He’s made the promise and given the answer. It is now in our hands, or should I say in our hearts. When the church cries out, the He will hear. When the church repents, then He will forgive. When the church seeks His face, then he will heal.
What are we waiting for? Pray! Pray! Pray!
Bro. Clay Hicks