“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 I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14.
Last week we saw from this scripture that God gives what we know in science as an “if-then” statement. If certain conditions are present, then a predictable result will occur. We saw that WE are God’s people and the first three conditions are; we need to Humble ourselves, Pray, and Seek His face. Now, let’s look at the rest of the formula.
The fourth condition for God’s people is to, Turn from their wicked ways. So, what are our wicked ways? Certainly murder, (including abortion), stealing in all its forms, and sexual sins we can all agree on. But what about some of the things mentioned in Romans 1:29-32: envy, strife, gossip, deceit, arrogance, boastfulness, and disobeying parents? Ouch! And according to James 4:17, “Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” Is voting something good we ought to do? Yes it is! We need to repent and turn from these things.
So, if we do these four things, what WILL God do? He says He will, Hear our prayers of repentance and petition, He will Forgive our sin, and then Heal our land. Wow, do we really need that! Is God true to His word? Will He do what He says? Of course! IF we do our part.
Friends, we are all in this together. There’s no place any of us can go to hide from the evil Satan is planning and live a good life apart from others in our land. However, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalms 91:1. There is a place of protection for the body of Christ and IF we do what’s right, we will come out on top and be blessed with the Blessing of Abraham, (Galatians 3:14).
Please, join us in standing for our God-given freedoms and exercise your right and responsibility to vote and live a life that is pleasing to God. Our country needs us. Hey, our family and community needs us. Are you with us?