“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.
If my people – Who are God’s people? The Jews? What about Christians? “Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too,” Romans 3:29. We are “My people”. Who are called by my name – Are we called? Or is it just ministers? “For whom He foreknew, (Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, Jer. 1:5), He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son,… Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called;” Romans 8:28-30. We ALL are called…will you answer the call?
Next, God asks us to do four things: Humble ourselves – The key to being humble is to get your eyes off yourself and onto the one from whom and for whom and through whom all things are. “yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22:42. Pray – This should be obvious, every day, with faith, believing. “yet ye have not, because ye ask not.” James 4:2. “Ask and ye shall receive,” Matthew 7:7. “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Mark 11:24. Seek my face – How do we seek God’s face? “Seek and ye shall find,” Matthew 7:7. Seek as the woman did for the lost coin in Luke 15:8-10, the hidden treasure in Matthew 13:44, and, by loving Him, “with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30. Read the bible and learn of Him then do what He says.
Do we really want our land healed? Are we willing to do what it takes to exercise our authority in the earth? God said, after He blessed Adam and Eve, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:28. IT’S UP TO US!
The remainder of this study will be given next time. In the meantime, pray.