21st October 2017

If My People

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV)

God told the Israelites that if they called upon His name and humbled themselves, prayed, sought His face, and turned from their wicked ways, he would hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land. The temple that Solomon built was a house where God’s people would go and be assured that their prayers would be heard; but there were conditions. In order to seek God’s face in prayer, they had to humble themselves and turn from their wicked ways—then God would hear from heaven and heal their land.

God will always forgive, upon repentance. This applies to the church today as well. In the days of Solomon the temple was a physical one, while today God is dealing with a spiritual temple. 1 Corinthians 3:16 says, “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” The body of Christ, his church is a spiritual temple. Verse 17 goes on to say that the temple of God is holy.

Whenever God’s people assemble themselves together in humility and seek God’s face, He will hear from heaven and answer. If people all around the world earnestly humbled themselves, prayed, sought God’s face, and turned from their wicked ways, God would heal the land spiritually. If not now, it will surely be in the future as prophesied by Malachi 4:2, “But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings.”

Thank you, Lord, that you are a merciful God. Your Son came to this earth that is in desperate need of spiritual healing. Thanks for making is possible through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Study by Dennis Payne


About the Author:
Dennis Payne attends the North London Congregation of the Grace Communion International.

Local Congregation:
Grace Communion International London
Indian YMCA
Mahatma Gandhi Hall
41 Fitzroy Square

Meeting Time:
Saturday 2:30pm

Local Congregational Contact:
Martin Ryan
Phone: 07958 386944
Email:   martin_ryan@wcg.org.uk

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