Every Christian needs to keep in mind 4 important things during these days. Well, what does the Scripture point to?
The year 2020 has reached the month of December and its sourness still exists very much in the hearts of the people! However, there is still hope!
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. 2 Chronicles 7:14
4 things which we need to do mentioned here:
- Humble themselves
- Seek my face
- Turn from their wicked ways
The first aspect of God healing the land begins with believers humbling themselves before God. The Lord grants grace to those who humble themselves. But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. James 4:6. Jesus humbled Himself till the death on the Cross, FOR US, so that we could be reconciled back to God.
Every Christian Prays
St.Paul urges the believers to pray without ceasing. For forgiveness of our sins and wickedness, we must repent and pray. Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Why is he saying so? … that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Luke 21:36.
Every christian seeks God’s face in crisis
To seek my(God’s) face means to seek His character. To seek His character means to seek His heart. How is His heart? The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. Psalms 145:8. He is plenteous in mercy. Psalms 103:8. He is righteous. Psalms 116:5. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalms 100:5.
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Isaiah 55:6-7
Turn from their wicked ways
Wicked way refers to every sinful way that takes us away from the Lord. The devil is referred to the Wicked One in the Word of God. There is no fear of God in those who do wickedly and therefore the Lord desires that we depart from every wicked way. Moreover, when a child of God isn’t able to enjoy the Presence of God nor rejoice in the Lord, it means that that person, in the sight of God has been living wickedly. God does not want us to be in such a state.
Well..! When we do these 4 things daily, the Lord will do His part of hearing our prayers from heaven, forgiving our sins and healing our land. May the Lord help us.
Be blessed! 💕