A Call to Repentance

“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.” II Chronicles 7:14

Like the scripture shown above, I believe God is calling his people to repentance. This is not a cliché, it is truth–If there ever was a time to pray, that time is now. It is always praying time but God is calling us not just to pray but to seek him and turn from our wicked ways. Yes it’s in the word and the time is now!

Many of us go about daily with a Burger King mentality—having it our way. Or for some, it’s more as Frank Sinatra sang—“I did it my way.” Either way it goes God is calling ALL of his people to humble themselves, to repent, to seek him and to make a 180° turn…not 360 because that will land you right back to your starting point. 180 is the magical number and is a reversal!

As I reflect on my life, I can admit that there are some areas I need to get in order. I readily confess that I have not done all that I know I need to do. I humbly bow before the Lord asking him to help me to begin again. This is my confession and just maybe it’s yours as well.

What are the benefits of doing what the above scripture states we should do? They are endless!

Truth is–our country is in a mess. Our families are in a mess. Our homes and relationships are in a mess. Our finances are in a mess. Our health is in a mess. Do I need to go on? And if ours personally is not, I assure you that someone close to you is battling issues in these areas. Cover them!

The scripture states—then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Don’t we need healing? That alone is reason enough to do as the scripture states—to do it God’s way. And, now is the time.

The bible tells us not to boast about tomorrow for we know not what a day will bring. Scripture also tells us that we do not know the day or the hour that the son of man cometh. We who profess to be Christians must really begin to be about God’s business. Too many lives depend on our doing what we know we need to do.

Delaying doing what we know we need to do delays the blessings for so many others. Someone’s healing, deliverance, salvation–all may be connected to your acts of obedience. What if your child’s healing only depended on your doing the right thing? Or your siblings financial deliverance depended on your walking the walk? Or perhaps your neighbor who is going through several issues–what if you hold the key? Just some food for thought.

Can I share something with you? Now is always the time to do the right thing as now is all we have for sure. Whenever you read this message be it 2014, 2015, etc., it will still be appropriate as when read it is your “now”.

This is a call to repentance to all who profess to be Christians. This is a clarion call from the Lord saying– return to me and put me first– pray, fast, study, fellowship, worship, praise, obey and watch me move SUDDENLY in healing the land. Notice it starts with…If my people… God is calling His people to repentance. Will you heed the call?

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