“IF MY PEOPLE who are called by My Name shall humble themselves and pray and seek My Face and turn from their wicked ways, THEN I will hear from heaven and HEAL THEIR LAND.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
RE MAY 4 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER: WHO’S SUPPOSED TO REPENT?
This is the Day to DUST OFF 2 Chronicles 7:14, a historical, traditional Holy Bible “we need to REPENT” famous scripture.
YET, all across the American national broad faith filled landscape, there appears to be one big OMISSION. The “ye must be born again people group” who, in light of this being in the Post Levitical Law supposedly CHRIST FOLLOWING DIRE DAY and we are not legalistic Jews.**
(**In honor God Chosen Hebrew People, we submit that it is up to each of them to abide by this blessed command as each of them sees fit! Also the same goes with any other faith, system of beliefs)
So, back to the Modern Day New Testament Holy Spirit inwardly led , cross corporate body, multicultural, diverse, spiritual doctrine , variously subgroup named, big and very small TRIBES:
WE NOW ADDRESS THE “CHRIST FOLLOWERS”
IN THE LIGHT OF MODERN DAY CHRIST FOLLOWING, and the MAY 4 NATIONAL DAY OF REFLECTION AND REPENTANCE AND PRAYER… who, according to the New Testament, non legalistic, non Levitical sense is TRULY called upon by the Lord God Himself to REPENT?
Is the devout person of any other NON CHRIST FOLLOWING FAITH? The answer is NO!
Yet, all too often one hears (repeatedly) well intentions, solemn, often even accusing, DIRE WARNINGS about “God bringing His wrath down in judgment on the USA ..due to the RAMPANT SIN” and the assessed diseased, graphic sins are USUALLY depicted as “Those non Christ following sinners” all too often.
YET, 2 Chronicles 7:14 and each one of God’s Old Testament Office Prophets, each called GOD’S OWN PEOPLE back to HIM and to REPENTANCE ……meaning ..in order to “CLEANSE THEIR LAND” and TURN BACK to fully serving HIM ..minus false Little g gods, secular human mixture and proud vanity (Isaiah 1-3, even up to and including Chapter 10 is a full leader example).
YET, in the modern day TV Media Affected (afflicted) leader, ministry worship culture, this perceptive, non-naive writer has noticed that the RESPONSIBILITY for 1) incurring God’s Holy Wrath 2) assuaging God’s Dire Judgements are now mostly FINGER POINTED away from the “Ye Must Be Born Again Church” and repeatedly onto the NON-CHRISTIAN, the SECULAR WORLD and any other.
I have also up front encountered CERTAIN subgroups of “Christian” senior ministers, who place high regard Bible on authority.. that when one, accepts, ministry advocates, encourages CHRIST FOLLOWING SELF-INSPECTION, TIME APART REFLECTION and even CHOOSING TO “REPENT” (in historical 2 Chronicles applied faith fashion) that one is now perceived as bringing “accusation, condemnation” for “we are now the “RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS”)
AND, ONE MAY UNDERSTAND that if God gives a call, a command, then He also gives a SECOND or THIRD or MORE confirmation by giving another similar, even identical COMMAND.
Thus in light of the NEW TESTAMENT, we also submit that I PETER 4:17, KJV fully states,
“17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God”
I now respectfully submit this as a James 3:17 Selah. For all who have spiritual ears to truly hear.
BUT LET’S LOOK AROUND: Is OUR wonderful nation HEALED? If not, then I would certainly do all that is within MY OWN PERSONAL POWER to do MY PART to help change and heal it!
Am honestly admitting that I am so weary of the NON “YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN CHRIST FOLLOWERS” being blamed and accused….and most of them PERCEIVE IT and HEAR IT ON THE MEDIA …and then, (SUBMITTING..) that the SOWING and REAPING PRINCIPLE then gets put into action: Ministry, Leader, House, SOW ACCUSATION and only end up REAPING..(which being out here, among the rank and file, TV Media addicted I know to be a cold hard FACT!)
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
A PREMISE: IF the “fear of the Lord is the beginning of WISDOM” then a LACK of it, in fact a MINUS OF IT in the Body of Christ in LEADERSHIP actually is “the beginning of _______” (assessed as possible foolishness??)
THEREFORE, let us each SUBMIT to seeking the HOLY FEAR OF THE LORD and when one does not discern it much even in 5 fold office “submitted MINISTRY”…one then should perhaps in all genuine concern for the STATE OF BORN AGAIN CHRIST FOLLOWING MINISTRY and for our CHILDREN and the FUTURE of CHRIST’S HOLY GOOD NAME…we submit PROVERBS 2:1-5 as a TEACHING POINT from which to at least BEGIN.
PROVERBS 2:1-5 KJV
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.
God’s blessing and heart peace rest upon each one of you!
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