HOW WE AS A PEOPLE CAN PRAY AND HEAL A WONDED NATION
We are surrounded by terror on every street corner, the enemy of darkness is moving in the still of the night, shooting and killing, robbing, beating and raping innocent women and children. No one knows who will be his next victim. Our economy is on shaky grounds, our Nation’s leaders are not able to come together and sit together to solve some of the most simple problems to meet the basic needs of the citizen of one of the richest nations on the face of this earth. Why are we faced with so many unresolved issues that are straining the basic fabric of our families and our entire nation? As I sit and pondered this question, I turned to the Scriptures which are the true word of God and this is how it speaks to us this day:
If my people who are called by my name 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. 2Chronicles 7:14 ESV
We are God’s chosen people and He wants us to live in peace and security, He wants to get us on the right road to restoration and revival for all times. But in order to do so He has set down His command for each one of us to live by, and those of us who believe must forsake our sins, turn from the life that is centered in self, and yield to God’s word and will, then and only then, will heaven send a revival.
In the mean time, God has set out a process in which we can begin to turn the situation that is gripping our Nation to our advantage, and here is the process which each one of us can begin with, the Bible says, “The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.”
He wants not only us but EVERYONE saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we’ve learned: that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. Eventually the news is going to get out. This and this only has been my appointed work: getting this news to those who have never heard of God, and explaining how it works by simple faith and plain truth.
Since prayer is at the bottom of all this, what I want mostly is for men to pray—not shaking angry fists at enemies but raising holy hands to God. And I want women to get in there with the men in humility before God, not primping before a mirror or chasing the latest fashions but doing something beautiful for God and becoming beautiful doing it.
I don’t let women take over and tell the men what to do. They should study to be quiet and obedient along with everyone else. Adam was made first, then Eve; woman was deceived first—our pioneer in sin!—with Adam right on her heels. On the other hand, her childbearing brought about salvation, reversing Eve. But this salvation only comes to those who continue in faith, love, and holiness, gathering it all into maturity. You can depend on this. 1 Timothy 2:1-15 MSG
Now as we close this lesson for this day, let us not forget, “HOW WE AS A PEOPLE CAN PRAY AND HEAL A WONDED NATION!”
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