2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV) — 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. We need God to heal our land.
To humble ourselves is to be teachable, to put the word of God first, to recognize God as superior and One worth serving. Once we do this, it will be easier to turn from our ungodly ways. One ungodly thing we will turn from is ignoring God and His word. What we have found is so-called Christian people are lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God (2 Timothy 3:4). People love life, love their life more than they love God. This is one reason people are so compliant to the government.
Submit to God:
The Church doesn’t even recognize when we are being persecuted, and we are definitely being persecuted. We are being dehumanized by face masks and social distancing (for which, by the way, there is no study that definitively proves that it even works). You hear it might, can, may work, but nobody really knows; nonetheless, we submit.
We have become so fearful of a virus which the government thinks they can control. They are trying to play God, but they can’t. They (the government and our governor) refuse to humble themselves before God. So instead, they create and provoke fear in people. We as believers are not to be motivated by fear, but by faith. God’s word says these types of things will happen.
Only God can truly protect us — not a government and not staying away from people. How can we reach the lost if we are fearful and believe this government is the one protecting us? It is time we begin to operate in faith and believe God to heal our land from this virus, plague that is destroying our land.
Matthew 16:25 (AMPC) — For whoever is bent on saving his [temporal] life [his comfort and security here] shall lose it [eternal life]; and whoever loses his life [his comfort and security here] for My sake shall find it [life everlasting].
No fear — God is your source!
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 @ 8:53 AM CDT
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