So, I have a question: As Christians, what are we doing to help our country, the United States?
I have read countless articles over the past few days about the Ebola case that is in Texas. Just last night, I read another article about a reporter that has Ebola and is being sent here, to the US, for treatment…. along with other possible infected crew members. This will cause fear to grip your heart; I know that it did mine. It is with this recent information, that I feel such an urgency to share with you what the Lord has been dealing with me about.
As Christians, we have the power through Jesus Christ to see this virus and any other attack, be gone from our country.
How, you ask.
The Lord spoke this scripture to my heart this very morning, 2 Chronicles 7:14. It says, “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.” First, let me start by saying that 2 Chronicles 7:14 is a promise with a condition. Now, let’s look at it more closely. It says, “if MY people”. So this tells me that the Lord isn’t talking about sinners, but His people….. Christians. Then it goes on to say “will turn from their wicked ways.” According to this scripture, we have Christians walking in wicked ways. Folks, sin is sin. Gossiping is sin. Hatred is sin. Strife is sin. Envy is sin. Gluttony is sin. Any kind of addiction is sin.
So at this point, you may be thinking, “but those aren’t really a big deal, right….. Murder, now that’s a sin!”
Actually, having anything before God or entertaining any idea other than God as number one in our hearts is sin. Sin is sin and we don’t get to choose what is a ‘little sin’ or what is a ‘big sin’—it’s all sin, plain and simple. But wait, the scripture then tells us what we can do to save ourselves and our land. These are the conditions:
Step 1: Humble yourself. According to the King James Bible dictionary humble means to “make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride of; to reduce arrogance and self-dependence; to give a low opinion of one’s moral worth; to make meek and submissive to the divine will.”
Step 2: Pray and seek God’s face. Seek means to be actively looking for something. Saying a 5 minute prayer in the morning and before bed is not enough. If someone loses their car keys, they are going to seek for them until they find them. We must be this determined with the Lord. Jeremiah 29:13,14 says, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with ALL your heart. ‘I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and will bring you back from captivity.'”
Step 3: Turn from our wicked ways. We must repent for our sins and mean it. We must be grieved by our actions and desperate for God to redeem us. We must walk away from our wickedness and not return.
Then, this is what God promises to do for us: FORGIVE OUR SIN AND HEAL OUR LAND!!
My fellow Christians, I urge you all to get down on your knees, humble yourselves before your Maker, pray and cry out to the Lord asking Him to forgive you—turn from your wicked ways. His Word plainly states that He will forgive our sin and heal our land. We must all band together. We, as Christians, have been in a state of sleep and slumber. The devil, our enemy, has lulled us to sleep, but it’s time to WAKE UP and RISE UP in the Name of Jesus and see our enemy defeated!