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Heal Us Personally

2 Chronicles 7:13-14

If I close the sky so there is no rain, or if I command the grasshopper to consume the land, or if I send pestilence on My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.

God is concerned about the sin of His people much more so than the sin of the unbelieving world. In fact, sinners will sin; they can’t help it. Those of us who are called by His name – Christians – are being transformed. When we remain in sin, He will close the sky and consume our land, and withhold blessings from us. Our sin is what offends Him.

If we will humble ourselves, pray and seek His face, and turn from our evil ways, He will once again hear from heaven, forgive us, and heal our land. We must adhere to all three commands, and to do so requires a broken spirit. For this reason, God dries up our blessings and our resources in order to bring us to the place of humility where we are willing to change. Once we are on the same page with Him, He will heal our land and bless us again.

We can most certainly apply these verses to our nation and the things that are happening now at such a rapid pace. They also apply to our churches and to us, personally. When we learn to apply these verses personally, we can extend them into our churches and even into our nation for the healing that is desperately needed. I, for one, need my personal land healed, and I know many others who need the same.

I challenge you to take these verses personally today, as I am. Turn to God for healing in your personal life and in your own family or household. As He begins to heal us personally, we can begin to minister this healing to our churches and, eventually, to our nation.

1 Peter 5:6-7 (HCSB)

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time, casting all your cares upon Him, because He cares about you.

1 Peter 5:6-7 (The Message Bible)

So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; He’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; He is most careful with you.

Have a blessed day!

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