Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Of late, I have seen many billboards, yard signs, youTube spots, emails and heard conversations and sermons – all on 2 Chronicles 7:14 – begging Americans to pray for this country…

Having seen and read a lot on this - it strikes me that a key component of this request is missing... This is a PROMISE. God's promises are conditional.

2 Chronicles 7:14 (New International Version)

"…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."

IF "...WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES" - am I humble in the eyes of God?

"and pray" - that is fairly easy.

"and seek my face" - what am I doing to 'seek' the face of GOD - to be closer to Him - to have a better relationship with Him?

"AND turn from their wicked ways" - what sin in my life is not given to God - what idolatry (money or job) or wickedness (porno, boozing, drugs - immoral behavior) am I not willing to give up?

"THEN will I hear from heaven and FORGIVE THEIR sin (not the Government's) AND will heal their land."

In other words - we need to make sure our relationship with God is right - before we expect Him to keep His Promise...

Imagine - THIS: 25 to 5th power is 9,765,625 - WHAT would happen if 10,000,000 Americans were on FIRE for God...

It starts with ONE.

Americans need to make a stand BEFORE praying 2 Chronicles 7:14

Joshua 24:15 (New International Version)

"But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."

That is my prayer - "That I can be as brave as Joshua - and I will turn from my wickedness - then show me how to reach others, and please Lord heal this land..."


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