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If My People....,

Posted 14 Apr 2010 at 22:02 PM by spanner

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

THE PROBLEM OF CHANGE
No Christian would have supported the "change" that has been accomplished by the President unless their motivator was that of a fleshly or self-seeking agenda, such as greed etc.., and now that the country is embroiled in this Socialistic goal, what should the true Christian do? Obama's format for change came through the United Church of Christ which is Amillennialist in their viewpoint of the scripture. Of those found in this type of church, that is the Amillennial mindset, are the Lutheran, all Church's of Christ, Presbyterian, any with a "United" tag in their name, Unitarian Universalist, Methodist, Catholic and many more which is too long to note them all here, these are noted that you may realize what it is you are up against. Many in the groups of 912'rs, tea party, and the Beckites and many more, do not realize what it is they believe, much like the majority of those in the church's all. We can begin to realize now, how that this movement to restore all things in the Kingdom of God for the return of Jesus Christ to setup His Kingdom, whether they believe that the next event is the Great White Throne of judgment or preparation for the final battle on earth of Gog and Magog, their goal is still the same to bring into effect the cleansing of the earth. This is the reason for the Green, environmental and other movements associated with these and the New Agers and European Union. Muslim, Bhuddists, Pantheists etc.., are all looking for their warrior gods etc.., and are performing the same thing in their countries, this is why Iran's Ahmadinejad is working to bring forth the 12th Imam, so as you can very well see, it is a test in futility to try and change America away from the Socialist agenda.
UNDERSTANDING THE VERSE
The verse in 2 Chronicles 7:14 listed above is the most common quoted within the Christian community to make amends for change or reversal, but a closer look should make it more clear. Those that belong to Jesus Christ and known as Christians, if they could become humble but what does that involve? One must lay down his/her arrogance, pride, self-importance, significance, will, ability etc.., totally empty themselves of their own ego or self-worth, this is opposite of the name it and claim it crowd, note that which Christ declared, "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me." - "Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strife's of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses." - " The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:"
Bear in mind, we are not talking about salvation, but we are speaking of humbling one's self and we are speaking to the Christian not the sinner. In continuance, the humble man/woman has cast themselves and any effort or self-will has been cast at the feet of Jesus Christ whom in due time shall lift up the head that is bowed low and the feeble arms which lift up His glorious name. Any effort that man/woman asserts to "get or obtain" his/her way will withdraw from joy and love if they attain to that which was not meant for them through Jesus Christ.
PRAY
The most effective tool that is in the arsenal of the Christian, given to him/her from Jesus Christ. Over the years, I have watched, especially of that which is called in the grouping of the Prayer Breakfast and the National Day of Prayer, and their lives after that in the daily repose of life. They choose those to lead in prayer that have notoriety among the people and setup leaders who have not been proven through the Word but receive such approval of man/womankind. Christ has given us the method and means of the prayer life which is much like that of tithing, more arguments develop over how much or the amount to be given in tithing and it usually borders around 10%, the same is in effect for the praying person, how often, how long, how intense all of which become non-sensical, consider,
"But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking."
Sincere, confessional, humble, and a contrite man/woman will hear from God, in the secrecy of solitude and prayer, most people do not seek God until they are lain upon their back in pain or nigh unto death. Most have never opened the Bible to find that which God has instructed His children to pray for, most go through the day not saying anything unto their Father, not even the simple hello, but when trial and tribulation comes they think that God owes them to make them well or better because they think themselves to have "chosen" God, not God choosing them. They mock those whom have a close walk with their LORD as puffed-up, goody two shoes or many other forms of jealousy, envy, and pride consider the action of Cain.
SEEKER OF GOD
Not only is prayer neglected but so too, is the Christian who walks about daily, resembling that of the World and the only way to tell them apart is if they happen to state they are a Christian, usually when becoming challenged by another Christian because of their language, attitude, and high mindedness, in the church they gather among themselves reassurring one another of how spiritual they are and how good of a person they have become.
"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." - "And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. I receive not honour from men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?"
There are about 81 listings of "seek" in the New Testament, but like prayer I doubt if any but a very small few have read or searched those things Christ stated to pray for and seek for, it is to their own shame for many have died horrible deaths to place within your hands that which collects dust.
TURN FROM WICKEDNESS
"But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" - "And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village." - "Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do. Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned: From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling; Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm."
Why did God state "turn from their wicked way" could they or you have turned from your wicked way? Yes, and how so? These had a "way" or habit that was separating them from God and that was of idolatry, this was an habitual sin or a repetitive sin of the same nature, but you own your own sin, if you will, and it is your choice to how much or how long you will serve another master and not that of Christ. God gave that same warning unto Cain:
"If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him."
The addage that is promoted among the "gay" community, which is neither gay, nor communal among the peoples, has it's answer in that you choose what sin you want, lust, and desire and how long you will allow it to nest in your mind, heart, and flesh. We all sin to that there is not doubt, but how long you entertain that sin is well within your means to rid yourself from it. For example, the most common sin is gossip, but when the words depart from your lips you can not bring them back and depending upon the level of attack as to how much damage you will do to the person God created the way they are, so in essence, it is not them to whom the attack is leveled, but it is to the one whom created them that way - God. Eve went as far in her sin that it had both removed from the Garden as Eve thought within herself that the Serpent was that of Jesus Christ -
"And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD."
Don't wonder to far from that thought you do the same when you attribute your sin as being from God and not from your own choice of sin.
IT IS GOD's DECISION NOT YOURS
If after having done all the above, which you accomplished within the privacy of your own closet, note what God states He will do, "I will hear, I will forgive, I will heal (their land)" and notice there is no YOU in those statements and why? You cannot hear from heaven, you cannot forgive your sins and you cannot through any action, heal the land. Put in basic terminology, if the time is God's and it is, and the plans laid are God's, and they are, and if He has determined an hour and a day of judgment, and He has, then the best you can do is bow the knee and turn to God for these plans will be forwarded on God's timetable and if you read His Word you would realize how close we are to the return of Christ for His church, whom will not go through the wrath of tribualtion which is to come upon the entire World and upon every nation. If, after careful thought, you have found you are not in "right" standing as the scripture denotes, what makes you think the person next to you is there (in right standing). The plan is God's, the knees are yours.

VERSES
Matthew 16:24
Matthew 19:21
1 Timothy 6:1-12
Ephesians 5 - all
2 Peter 2:9-14
Matthew 6:3-7
Hebrews 11:6
John 5:40-44
Matthew 16:23-26
Luke 9:54-56
1Timothy 1:4-6
Genesis 4:7
Genesis 4:1
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