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II Chronicles 7:14; If my people, who 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.
Our Current Condition
Much healing is needed here in the USA, however, what is needed and what is actually taking place are two polar opposites. As the years and days go by, the moral fiber of our Nation is depleting at a very rapid pace. It's almost as of a landslide is taking place and the masses are being catapulting in to an abyss of darkness. There is a dark veil shadowing our country, that's been encapsulated within racism, hatred, strife, murder, and debasement. If we open the books of Daniel, Matthew and Revelation, we will uncover what's written in the pages to be an accurate description of what's happening not only in America, but around the world.
The Book of Revelation
The word "revelation" is actually a translation of the Greek word "apocalypsis" ... which means "disclosure". So in other words, God is disclosing to us what will take place by giving us the book of Revelation. He's not trying to catch the saints off guard, but attempting to show us what will indeed occur so we are not taken by surprise. Many people view the book by ascribing a doomsday connotation to it, but in fact, the Bible tells us that a blessing is pronounced to those who read it. I've heard a number of excuses as to why people choose not to read Revelation. Among the excuses are; "I can't understand it", "there's too much symbolism", "It's too hard to follow".
It's actually our responsibility as believers to know what the book is talking about. This book is a message to the body of Christ, directly from Christ after His ascension. We need to make note of that. It's not simply a book about the church ... it's for the church! We are indeed in the last days. Wake up ... our Redemption draws nigh. John the revelator, was transported in to the future to see this vision for a very important purpose. That purpose was for us, the church. God doesn't desire us to be fearful of what is to come. His intention certainly not having us ringing our hands, and struggling through anxiety wondering what's going to happen to us.
As we look around us, we see wars and rumors of wars, we see the love of many people growing cold towards each other, we see racism being compounded by race baiters, we see looting, we see nation rising against nation, we see hatred at an all time high, we see the world racing towards indignation and destruction. Christian liberties are being removed and what we base our faith upon is being silenced. Bible verses that speak of sin are being ostracized and imputed in society. Believers cannot walk out their moral values in business, without being sued. The degradation of society and the world is growing leaps and bounds. Hate crimes have been enforced, but only serve to protect those who are not Christians. It's time for the church of Jesus Christ to wake up. Let the sleeping giant arise! God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love and sound mind.
To The Church
We are more than conquerors! This is a time when the church must unite, not divide over petty issues. We have to become wise to the plans of the enemy, he is out to discredit and manipulate the people of God. To be honest, we have sat back and allowed it. We argue more amongst ourselves than those who don't even know God. We gossip, slander and backbite each other. We find ways to divide the body, instead of uniting it. We are falling right in to the world. Many of us who call ourselves Christians, act worse than the world does! We attack from within. We propagate our personal agendas, instead of God's agenda. When will we learn that it's not about us? It's not about personal titles, money, status, church popularity and seeker sensitive services. It's about God and His call upon our lives to unite together for the common cause of Christ.
In A Nutshell
God said He is coming back for a spotless bride ... we must humble ourselves before the mighty hand of God and pray and seek His face, We must turn from our wicked ways and embrace Truth. We must stop watering down the Gospel, to justify living in sin and feeding the acts of the flesh. It's time for the Church to rise up and be who God called it to be! We are to be the Light in darkness. Our lives should spotlight who God is, not who we are. The stage is not ours, it belongs to God. The glory is not ours, it belongs to God. I pray for a moving of the Holy Spirit to empower the Church and bring her in to the fullness of what she needs to be. It's not time to rest, it's time to arise and take our place and position in the army of God. The time is at hand for the people of God to unite and pray that God will forgive our sin and heal our land. He will hear from Heaven when we come in to one accord and understand that being a Christian is more than just a title. It's a way of life!
Embrace the call and unite!
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