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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.”
If our sins brought us into the situations that we’re in, then it is our turning away from these sins that will bring the needed help to deliver us from our situations. Unless we can identify our sins, acknowledge them and take full responsibility for them, then we have no hope.
We cannot change this world by political reformation and improved educational funding. A church will only be able to turn back from its spiritual decline by carefully following the principles outlined in 2 Chronicles 7:14. We are the church. If we want to be reconciled with God, everything needs to be right or normal. Our problems are a small indication that we are somewhat separated from God.
It is God’s desire that we live in prosperity. It is not His desire that we live in sickness, poverty, lack, and not enough. Some of our problems are tests, but the majority of them are due to the separation between us and God.
This scripture is divided into three parts: 1) Promise. 2) Action. 3) Reward.
This promise has everything to do with the terrible predicament that His people have gotten themselves into. When we see that we are facing judgments of God, we have a special promise that can take us out of the most terrible situations. God is speaking only to His people. Are you His people? Have you accepted Him, His Son, His Spirit, His will, and His calling? If you are a believer, then this promise is for you. We only need to follow the instructions, and we will find refreshing renewal come to our lives.
The action is to turn away from anything that makes you go against God in any way. I don’t care how good it makes you feel, how good it makes you look, how popular it makes you, or how much fame and fortune you can obtain from it; turn away from it.
The reward will be healing in your land, which is your life, every aspect and part of your life: mind, body, heart, spirit; spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially. The problems in your personal life: career, relationships, marriage, family, friends, enemies, church, home, failures, disappointments, heartaches, heartbreaks, let-downs, put-downs and so much more. Every Christian, who has taken a serious look at his/her life, and feels that he/she is doing all that is necessary to do what is right and pleasing in God’s eyesight, still has some work to do and a ways to go.
It’s time to take the focus off of those things that were so apparent is separating you from God, and take a look at the small things that don’t seem to matter; they matter: white lies, gossip, talking about others, judging others (determining through your own eyes who is saved, righteous and who can and will go to heaven; who is real in Christ), not making it a point to use your blessing to bless someone else, sitting down on your testimony because of pride (you don’t want people to know your business), lust and a little fornication and adultery there, etc. I can tell people all day long that God is a lawyer in a lonely courtroom, but it has no affect unless I can witness that He was that for me. I can tell people all day long that God is a healer, but it really has no affect unless I can truly testify that He has healed me. God allows us to go through things so that we can testify of His power and His glory to somebody else to let them know that “if He can and will do it for me, He can and will do the same thing for you”.
We are depriving God of the glory, honor and praise He deserves by not letting others know why we are able and willing to praise Him. We, although Christians, still have some turning to do, and it’s time that we find what we need to turn from and where we need to turn to so that God will fulfill the promise in our lives. I know this may be long for some of you, but God’s message has no measure. I pray it to be a blessing to all who receive it.
Who am I in God’s eyesight?
Is the life I’m living viewed as right?
Why am I suffering so with turmoil and strife?
Why is there so much failure and disappointment in my life?
God has spoken the answer so clear for me to see
That the cause of my own problems is within me.
I am His child, one who He holds as and calls His own,
But I’m separating myself from Him and my eternal home.
I’m separating myself from the blessings He has in store,
And my desire and will to sin is the core.
It’s time that I follow His promise of restoration
Because my sin has caused a great separation
Between God, me and the life He has planned for me to have;
And, He’s still waiting to step in on my behalf.
It’s time that I humble myself in all that I do and say.
It’s time that I find humility in every way.
It’s time that I consider myself as nothing, because that’s truly what I am;
For, thinking highly of what I ought to have and be has put me in this jam.
Without God, I am nothing and have nothing of any worth;
I am less than the dust He created me from that covers the grounds of His earth.
It’s time that I stop trying to obtain my own selfish desires, wants and needs,
And make myself the focus of all of my deeds.
It’s time that I seek the calling that God has for me,
And make His will and His purpose my only destiny.
It’s time that I seek Him in all that I do and every word that I say.
It’s time that I turn from my evil and wicked way.
It’s time that I turn away from everything that is not Christ-like
It’s time that I make righteousness the core of my life.
I, who is called God’s child, one of His dear sheep,
Must turn from my wicked ways, and for Him, yearn, desire and seek,
So He will hear from heaven, forgive me of all of my sin
And heal the land of the life that I dwell in.
He will heal my body of all sickness and afflictions.
He will heal my spirit and will of all bad habits and addictions.
He will heal my mind with consecrated peace,
And He will heal my heart with a joy that will never cease.
He will heal my heart with an undying love
That can only come from the heavens above;
A love that forgives and loves in spite of who, what, how and why;
A love that will not and cannot deny
The power of the blood of Jesus Christ,
Giving me a greater chance of obtaining eternal life.
He will heal all broken relationships with compassion and forgiveness.
He will heal my finances by giving me access
To all the blessings He holds for me and only me,
If I would only follow the commandments He gave to me.
There is healing for every situation in my life;
There is healing from all heartache, pain, suffering, turmoil and strife
If I, one who is called by His name
Decide to make a change
By bringing myself to spiritual humility
And seek after my eternal destiny.
He’s promised “If the people who are called by My name.”
If we truly belong to Him, we should not be ashamed
To own Him in our deeds and the words we say
And take the action to humble ourselves and pray.
Then will come our reward when He hears from heaven, forgive our sin
And heal the land that we dwell in.
Your land is the life that He has granted you,
And He is able and willing to heal all that you’re going through
If you would only accept His promise, take action, and receive the reward;
For, to live for Christ is not difficult; it’s not hard.
We make it hard with disobedience, selfishness, and hate;
And, it’s best that we make good of His offer before it’s too late.
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30 Dec 2004
A very to the point and well written article Kimberely. I stand in agreement with you. Yes, there is healing for our land as we begin to take our eyes off of the situation and get them back on our Lord and His Word. Blessings, Sharon
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