We are witnessing the rapid deterioration of a nation before our eyes. We have become one nation “above” God, rather under God. The current uprisings across America confirm this.
Don’t lose hope. An exciting resurgence is happening in our nation via 2 Chronicles 7:14, “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.”
God’s call is not to Hollywood or the media, but to us. If “My people” turn back to Me I will heal and restore.
Four things are required:
1. IF MY PEOPLE HUMBLE THEMSELVES: The process of restoration must begin with humility.
“Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you” (Andrew Murray).
The amount of pride in the church is astonishing. An American Idol mentality exists within our walls as millions crave center stage attention. The church often reflects the character of Hollywood rather than the character of Christ.
If we are to see a genuine move of God (which is our only hope) then we must humble ourselves and confess our pride … confess our sins. Pride is the soil in which all other sins grow.
Please don’t misunderstand, I have not mastered this area. I’m a prideful person working on humility on a daily basis. All of us must repent of pride and return to God with a broken, teachable heart if we are to experience healing in our land.
2. IF MY PEOPLE PRAY: Jesus said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer” (Matthew 21:13).
When was the last time a church dedicated as much time to prayer as to preaching? When was the last time we spent more time in prayer than with social media?
Prayer is the life source for faith; the building block of the soul.
“When faith ceases to pray, it ceases to live” (E.M. Bounds).
When God brings healing and revival, prayer has been the catalyst.
God is not too busy; He’s not on vacation; He’s not sleeping … He is an ever present help in time of need. You can call out to Him in the deep of the night, or in the midst of the storm.
He hears the prayers of His children, but we must once again cultivate a life of prayer: “Without the heartbeat of prayer, the body of Christ will resemble a corpse. The church is dying on her feet because she is not living on her knees” (Al Whittinghill).
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SOURCE: The Christian Post