Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.—2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)
It is with a heavy heart that I make this post, not only because of today’s tragedy—of which I sincerely pray for the peace and healing of those affected by it—but because of the apparent inability of the Church to make a difference—especially here in America.
I am well aware that some may take a position of offense because of my words, which is okay. It is not my intention to offend but to awaken to truth. Far too many Christians are fighting for ‘causes’ or are just waiting to get ‘out of here.’ Some would even dare say: “just let them all go to hell.” But don’t you realize dear Brother or Sister that God is counting on us to make a difference?
Where are the people who are taking a stand for God? Certainly I am aware there are many who are definitely taking a ‘stand’ for The Lord—this is not for them. Also, I’m not speaking against those fighting for a ‘cause’; but rather to those who understand that at the core of every ‘ill’ we face on Earth: poverty, sickness/disease, abortion, divorce, unnatural affections, gun violence, and yes, even terrorism; are all the work of demonic spirits that WE allow to have control here…we have been given authority over these things…this is our CAUSE. Please understand that we will never legislate morality or against idiocy.
On the other hand, we absolutely CAN see changes in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, states, and even our country—if we began to take God and His Word seriously and live out what it says. It is time for our Preachers to become ministers of righteousness rather than of sin. It is the Holy Ghost’s job to “convict” the world of its sinful ways (John 16:8 NKJV)—He knows how to do His job.
It is interesting that in the above verse that The Lord says that His people should “humble themselves…pray…turn from their wicked ways…”. It is hard to pray for the deliverance of others from a position of superiority and pride—which is self-righteousness! What’s more, how can we even point to someone else’s fault when we have sin in our lives? “Why, then, do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the log in your own eye?”—Matthew 7:3 (Good News). There is so much junk going on among Believers that it is hard to tell us from the world.
But there is hope! We can make a difference in our world when we truly turn to God and allow Him, through the blood of Jesus, to make a difference in us! We turn away from those ungodly things in us and draw nearer to our Father and Lord. After that, we can and should seek the face of God for His delivering power to start within our homes and then allow His power and love to flow to everyone we come in contact with.
It is through the love of God that people’s lives are touched—not through our judgment! Stop sending people to hell, stop cowering in your homes and churches and go out a BE an Agent of Change! In the love of God, lay hands on the sick; declare an end to poverty, drugs, divorce, and violence of all types in your sphere of influence.
I’m well aware that this may seem different and even strange for some BUT this is the Gospel that Jesus preached and every one of us, who are BELIEVERS, has the ability to enforce change because HE is in us!
Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.—1 John 4:4 (Amplified)
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