April 2, 2024

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)
14 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 will forgive their sin and heal their land.

The biggest little word in the Bible. “IF”

Why isn’t America growing closer to God?
Why is this nation moving more to the likes of Sodom and Gomorrah?
Why are people in the church now rejecting God?

There are many why questions that could be asked and the answers would be found in the Bible. 2nd Chronicles 7:14 gives the answer. The church in America has turned it’s back on God.

The “if” is very important in this verse. If God’s people (for us today it is the church)”

  1. Will humble themselves.
    a. Pride goes before destruction (Proverbs 16:18)
    i. Pride is a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired:
    ii. Many churches, Christians, take pride in what they have accomplished. What has been accomplished may have begun with God in mind but in the end, man takes the credit.
    iii. Pride could be that the church is now identifying with the world. The pride flag now being flown over many churches is no longer the cross of Jesus, but the flag of a pagan, heathenistic, corrupt rainbow. I wonder how many “Christians” were offended by the President of the USA
    iv. I wonder how many Christians were offended by the proclamation of the president recognizing the transgender day of visibility on Easter Sunday. Or him not allowing any Christian symbols at the Easter Egg hunt on the previous Saturday?
  2. God’s Promise is conditional.
    a. “If” my people
    i. Will humble themselves and
    ii. Pray and
    iii. Seek My face AND
    iv. TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS then God says
    v. I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
  3. The salvation of America is not found in the voting booth. It is found in the heart of Christians, the heart of the church. It is found in becoming once again the primary focus of His people, the church.

We can talk, and talk, and talk about the loss of the soul of America. That soul is found among God’s people, the church.

God says when we humble ourselves and turn from our wicked ways. (Remember, He was speaking to HIS people, not the pagans but to HIS people.) Have God’s people become corrupt? Has the world infiltrated the church?

This may turn into a sermon???