Seeking forgiveness and healing
To the editor:
“If my people, called by my name, humble themselves, pray, seek my face, turn from their wicked ways; I’ll hear from heaven, forgive their sin, heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 presupposes:
- A day when the land is sick and in need of healing.
- The sickness is partially or completely due to God’s people straying from Him and falling into sin.
- God’s people acknowledging their sin, take the necessary, appropriate actions to get deliverance and healing for the land.
With over 828,441 confirmed COVID-19, cases and 46,379 deaths, our land needs healing!
In prosperity, America has played the harlot on God. Deviating from a nation of scheduling herself around God to a nation scheduling God around her.
God’s cry to His people to be Holy for He is Holy, has seemingly fallen upon deaf ears. Has the church forgotten that although we are in the world, we are not to be like it?
It appears that God is judging America’s gods: money, pleasure, entertainment, materialism.
Like it or not, God placed restrictions on the who, what, when and where of our sexuality.
Is the church politically correct or biblically correct? Is she self-righteous or biblically righteous? Is she Holy-Spirit-led or flesh-led?
America’s churches are full of people blessed with material things but have no power with God.
Since God’s people have nowhere to go, perhaps they’ll repent, return to their first love, receive God’s forgiveness and bring the land healing.
It’s clear that the world doesn’t have or know the answer.
I believe God is calling His church forth. Yes, the church that Christ declared that the gates of hell would not prevail against.
People of God, you know it, I know it! It’s time to pray. People need repent for this nation, yourselves, and cry out to God.
If God’s people will humble themselves, pray, seek God’s face, turn from wickedness to faith, it will bring the move of The Holy Spirit within the church and among the unchurched.
Lives will change for all people and bring about a transformation of the mind, spirit and soul of God’s people so that the land can be healed and biblical ministry becomes the norm of the 21st-century church: Preparing Christ’s Bride and gathering the last day harvest in preparation for the Rapture of the church, the return of Jesus to earth to defeat antichrist.
When Xerxes allowed the Jews in Shushan to be killed, they prayed, fasted for three days and nights. God brought deliverance!
When Herod killed James with the intent to kill Peter, the church prayed unceasingly; Peter was delivered.
God is waiting for His church to respond to His call. In so doing, we’ll not only see the land healed, but lives changed. Daniel 4:17,25 declares that The Most-High rules in the kingdom of men. It’s time for the church to return to her first love and reclaim her place of leadership and authority in the land which God has caused us to dwell.
Apostle Daniel Boone
True Gospel Ministries, Suffolk