“IF MY PEOPLE, WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND” 2nd Chronicles 7:14
CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA!!! We did it!!! We stepped outside of ourselves and returned to the foundations from which this country was founded on. This is the first time in a long time that I can truly say I’M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!!! But before I get too carried away I would like to say that I’m glad to be a CHRISTIAN AMERICAN!!! I don’t want to say that I never thought that I would see a black man as president of the United States of America. In my heart I always believed it would be so. I don’t want to say that I could not imagine the first family of this land could not be a family that looked like me!!! You see growing up as a child of the 50’s I got to see my grandfather and his friends go door to door to sign up our people so they could vote. I watched him go down to the mall to listen to Martin Luther King’s speech “I have a dream”. I saw how excited he got everytime he saw a black person on TV. I watched his tears during the riots, after the deaths of Martin, John, and Bobby. I watched him travel south and march for freedom. I watched him and the other Elders fast and pray for the healing of our land and people. So I knew that he and others like him were planting seeds for the growth of this day and time. So while I’m happy glad about where we are I know that now is our time to roll up our sleeves and get to work. This man can not do it alone. He is coming into office at the worse time ever in the history of this country. Unlike Abraham Lincoln who had a nation divided by civil war and the issue of slavery on his hands he was not hit with these issues and more not only affecting America but the entire world. He has two wars that we should not be in. He has the worse economy since the great depression. He has racial, sexual, and gender hatred. He has people loosing their jobs, homes, life savings, and unable to pay for their children’s college tuition. We have a large aging group who will not have social security to help them. We have people illegally crossing our boarders taking our jobs and taxing our school systems, and health care services. We have a dependency on foreign oil causing our gasoline prices to soar sky high. We have the rich getting richer, the poor getting poorer and the middle class holding up both ends only to crash. Then to top it off we have those who want to KICK GOD OUT THE COUNTRY AND STAND FOR NOTHING!!! In other words he really has a mess on his hands and it will only get worse before it can get better. The only way that he will be able to handle this and clean it up is with GOD ALMIGHTY’S HANDS!!! Now that’s where we come in. Looking at our scripture we see that LORD JESUS is counting on us to do our part. Its time that GOD’S PEOPLE STOP MARCHING AROUND CANAAN AND DO OUR ASSIGNED TASK. We are the only ones that can heal this land, and the good part is that OUR FATHER GOD HAS TOLD US JUST HOW TO DO IT. Looking at the first part of the scripture”IF MY PEOPLE, WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME” stop right there. Just what is the LORD SAYING WITH THOSE FEW WORDS??? Our LORD is calling on HIS PEOPLE. Not the people of the world. HE is very specific on whom HE’S placing the work on. HE WANTS HIS PEOPLE AND IF WE DON’T KNOW WHO WE ARE HE STATES “MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME”. We are CHRISTians. HIS NAME IS ON US. Anyone that hears that name knows who we are and who we belong to. So HE’S NOT ASKING THE MUSLIMS, BUDDHIST, CONFUCIANS, HINDU’S, OR THE ATHEIST!!! HE SAID MY PEOPLE CALLED BY MY NAME. This to me means Israelites and the CHRISTians. We are the people who’s attention HE’S trying to get. HE WANTS US TO DO SOMETHING. HE’S given us a job to do. HE then gives us four things to do first humble, pray, seek, and turn. “WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE AND AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS”. Stop!!! GOD judges HIS PEOPLE during times of moral decline, worldly compromise,and spiritual apathy. GOD’S JUDGMENT during these times is drought (our current economy), barreness (lost of homes, life savings, jobs), and plague (illness, drug epidemic, lawlessness, disobedience towards parents). HE demands that HIS people after experiencing HIS JUDGEMENT meet these four conditions for revival of spiritual life and restoration of HIS HOLY PURPOSE AND BLESSING.
1. “HUMBLE THEMSELVES”
We as GOD’S PEOPLE must recognize our failures. We must show sorrow for our sin and renew our commitment to do the WILL OF GOD. In order to humble ourselves before GOD AND HIS WORD we must recognize our own individual spiritual poverty. We must come back to the word and learn what we need to do. We must renew ourselves with his word on a daily bases so we can remain humble before our LORD. Studying and learning HIS WORD will lead us to HIS TRUTH AND WISDOM. With HIS KNOWLEDGE we will be able to follow HIM with an open heart and stand before HIM SEEKING HIS DIRECTIONS. Our humbleness will show our respect of HIM and show the world who we belong to.
Now more than ever GOD’S PEOPLE must cry out desperately to HIM FOR MERCY. We must completely depend on HIM AND HIM ALONE. We must trust HIM FOR HIS INTERVENTION. We must pray earnestly and daily. We must ask HIM TO WATCH OVER AND TAKE CARE OF OUR FIRST FAMILY AND OUR COUNTRY. We must ask HIM to HEAL OUR LAND. Our praying must be sustained until OUR LORD answers from heaven. We will know by the changes that will take place. We must pray that not only the first family but those who are put in office to assist do the righteous thing. We must pray that drugs, lawlessness, and evil of all kinds be held at bay by THE ALMIGHTY. We must push and push until we have achieved the victory. GOD IS LISTENING FROM HEAVEN AND HE IS WAITING FOR THE FLOOD OF HIS PEOPLE TO STORM HEAVEN WITH THE NEED OF AMERICA AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
3. “SEEK MY FACE”
With all our hearts people of GOD must daily diligently turn to HIM. We must long for HIS PRESENCE. We should make a commitment to spend time with HIM seeking and obtaining HIS ANSWERS to our lifes problems. We must come before HIM and just love up on him. Letting him know that we do belong to him and we would rather be with him then anybody else. We must not rush him when we are there. We should wake every morning running to be in his presences and sitting at his feet before we go to bed at night. Just like a child that sits by the window and can’t wait until their parent comes home we should be the same way watching and waiting to SEEK HIS FACE.
4. “TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS”
As GOD’S PEOPLE we must genuinely repent by turning from specific sins and all forms of idolatry. We must renounce conformity to the world. By drawing near to HIM HE WILL give us HIS mercy, grace, and forgiveness. HE WILL cleanse us from inside out. HE would begin to direct us in the way we should go. We would become more aware of our ways and continue to change and improve.
Once we have met these four conditions GOD GOES ON TO SAY “THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND.” When we do what we have to do first on behalf of the entire country then OUR LORD WILL HEAR AND WILL FORGIVE the sins of our country and will restore and bring about a true revival in America. Nothing will happen until we the church stop being lazy and complacent and do the assignment given us. Really its not that hard. If we are who we say we are its a matter of doing what THUS SAYS THE LORD!!!. We have the bible to guide us and leaders to help us understand but the bottom line is that we have to first do something. That something as we have seen before is humble, pray, seek, and turn. GOD WILL TURN AWAY HIS ANGER from this country and HIS people. HE WILL LISTEN to our desperate crys and be attentive to our prayers. HE WILL KNOW that we trust him and are doing what HE HAS ASKED US TO DO. HE WILL THEN SHOW US THAT OUR COUNTRY WILL BE SAVED BY OUR OBEDIENCE TO HIS WORD AND WILL. The first evidence of revival is that OUR LORD BEGINS TO HEAR US AND THUS ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS FROM HEAVEN. HE THEN BEGINS TO SHOW COMPASSION FOR HIS PEOPLE. Next HE WILL for give us and cleanse us from our sins. HE WILL restore HIS favor, and presence. HE WILL give us HIS peace, truth, righteousness and power. HE WILL ALLOW HIS ANOINTING TO RAIN DOWN UPON US. We will see that by physical healings and blessings. We HIS PEOPLE will receive a greater spiritual awakening that we will give to those who are among the spiritually lost. There will be a revival the likes of which we have never seen before. When we read further in verse 15 it says:”NOW MY EYES WILL BE OPEN AND MY EARS ATTENTIVE TO THE PRAYERS OFFERED IN THIS PLACE”. OUR LORD IS WAITING for us to do our part so that he can bless us. HE WANTS to heal this country because this country was founded on HIM. We can not allow the enemy to kick GOD OUT OF AMERICA. We can no longer sit back and have those who don’t LOVE THE LORD dictate to us how we are going to live. We sat back and allowed them to kick GOD OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS and the children and this country began to go down hill from that point. Our new president is bringing a new look and feel to our present conditions. Its time that we stop sitting around singing about power and use the power given to us by CHRIST’S VICTORY ON THE CROSS!!!. We look weak and this country needs true strength based on the entire word not just parts that some of our christian leaders want to throw out at us so we could vote the way they wanted us to. SIN IS SIN WITH GOD!!! HE DOES NOT SAY THAT THIS SIN IS OKAY BUT THIS ONE IS TOO BAD!!! We must open our eyes and think for ourselves. The only way that we will do this is by sitting at the feet of THE ALMIGHTY AND BEING OBEDIENT TO HIS ENTIRE WORD. So listen up GOD’S PEOPLE now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of our country. We have to make an all out effort to diligently humble, pray, seek, and turn as we have been instructed to do. Come on CHRISTians…we know what to do…. NOW LET’S JUST DO IT!!!
We as Americans have a lot to be thankful for. Let’s start doing the will of GOD. With this new change in our country now is the time. As always re-read this scripture and seek the LORD for yourself. Vow to be an active part of change for our first family, our country and as THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY HIS NAME. We always want to hear from you so leave your comments, concerns, or questions. Lets remember who we are and the power that we have. Continue to fellowship with us and please tell others about our blog.