REVIVAL

The Gospel Message

Part 4: Repentance P2
In 2 Chronicles 7:14, the Lord simply reminds Solomon, after his dedication prayer for the Temple, of the people’s previous covenant in Deuteronomy 28. Solomon and all the Jews present at the ceremony would have remembered that Covenant.

v1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
v2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. [Deuteronomy 28:1, 2 KJV]

Most expositors of the Bible agree on this one thing; God directed 2 Chronicles 7:14 to Israel in that day, and not to the modern-day church. Remember, that context is everything. This is what expositors call “immediate context.

The world today does not have the same Covenant relationship as Israel. Psalm 89:34 declares, “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.” God, through His Covenant relationship with Israel in Deuteronomy 28, had to heal their land, proviso they humbled themselves, prayed, sought His face, and repented. God is under no obligation to heal our land, even if we fulfilled those four requirements. It is strictly to the whim of His will. Many have said that the enemy is pushing today’s predicament before it is time. Is there any question that we are in the last of the last days? Since Satan is not stronger than God, I believe things are right on time. There are many things in play here, and I will cover them next Monday when I present my opinion of eschatology and the end times.

Our dear heavenly Father and merciful God, I give you praise, glory, and honor. I lift you up Lord for your name is above every name. Lord, if it be your will, please heal the world and save us from our mess. We have gone so far astray Lord that we are nowhere near close to the perfect man and woman you created in the Garden. I am a shameful and guilty sinner Lord and ask forgiveness for my culpability in the mess we find ourselves in today. Thank you, Lord, for dying for me that I might have eternal life with you. For what you went through on the way to and on the Cross, a simple thank you, seems so inadequate. I love you Lord with all my heart and try hard not to lean unto my own understanding. I do my best to acknowledge you in all my ways, praying without ceasing that you will guide my paths. Help me Lord and be a lamp unto my feet. I pray this in your precious name, AMEN.

Hallelujah! Salvation, power, and glory belong to our God [Revelation 19:1b ESV].

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