Saturday, October 29, 2016

Are You Sitting On the Premises Or Standing On the Promises of God?

"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 will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and will heal their land" 2 Chronicles 7:14

2 Chronicles 7:14 speaks to the people of God who are called by His name. Clearly, God was not speaking to the unsaved, but to the saved. It starts, "If my people...." This promise was originally given to Solomon concerning the children of Israel. God said through Solomon that if His people would do four things, humble themselves, pray, and seek His face, and turn from their wicked ways, He would forgive their sin and heal their land. This says to us that if we would humble themselves, pray and seek God's face, in a spirit of repentance, then so much of the brokenness that we are experiencing today would be forgiven and healed. What an awesome promise this is!

The word 'if" that starts this favorite passage of scripture is found in the middle of these three words, "life," "strife," and "gift." We know that life is "iffy," strife abounds, and gifts are not being used. These things happen when we sit on the premises instead of stand on the promises of God. When we sit on the premises, we are tossed to and fro by the waves and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming (Eph. 4:14). When we sit on the premises, our young people are lead down diver's paths into the strange, dark world of witchcraft, cults, and the occult. When we sit on the premises, our votes are not cast at the ballot box, and we move three steps back instead of three steps forward.
This is why it is necessary that as intercessors and prayer warriors especially, and as God's children in general that we remain humble and on our knees before Yahweh, our Almighty God, seeking His face daily and not just His hand. What happens to us is predicated to a large degree on our relationship with God and on us doing our part in it.

Let us claim 2 Chronicles 7:14 and all of God's promises today. Let us not sit on the premises at home, at work, at school, at church, on election day, nor here in this ministry, but stand on the promises of God. If we do our part, then God promises to forgive our sin and heal the land. What an awesome God we serve! To Him be glory and honor, dominion and power both now and forever! Amen.

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