“If My People, which are called by My Name, shall 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.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Humility, a prayer of repentance and turning from our wicked ways is God’s prescribed order for healing our land. Hear me friends, this prescribed order is not given to the world as a means to heal their land….this is given to the Church, to God’s People.
“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the House of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the Gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17
When we, God’s People, began allowing other methods, seeker sensitive agendas, to infiltrate the pulpit and morph the Gospel of Jesus Christ into another gospel through wisdom of words, our ways became wicked in the Eyes of God. Methods of man presented with 12 steps, 40 days or 7 sacraments are given to overcome the world.
“For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” 1 John 5:5
The various methods of man to overcome the world are not of God. He who “believes” overcomes the world…not he who “does”. The modern church promotes doing because it appeals to our flesh.
Until we, God’s People, start believing His Word; until we start believing the record that God has given His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, Who came to die on Calvary’s Cross to pay the penalty of sin for the sinner (John 3:16) and break the power of sin for the Saint (Romans 6:14) and is now sitting at the Right Hand of the Throne of God searching to and fro to prove Himself strong in the behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward Him (2 Chronicles 16:9), we are declaring Him a liar. God forbid no. God cannot lie, yet because of our unbelief in Him we declare Him a liar.
“10 He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself: he that believes not God has made him a liar; because he believes not the record that God gave of His Son.
11 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.” 1 John 5:10-11
Our land needs healing. We must humble ourselves, seek the Face of God and repent from our wicked ways. Jesus stands at the door knocking. Will the Church turn back to Jesus and His atoning work to overcome the world and believe? Will we allow the Lord to prove Himself strong in behalf of us whose heart is perfect toward Him? Judgment begins with us, His House…His People.
-Donna Clark Warren