Key Verse: Verse 14 – “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.”
The American government is trillions of dollars in debt. General Motors, AIG, Bank of America, and other institutions have in the past belonged to and were run by the government. Unemployment is over 3.5%. Former President Obama pushed for a “national health care” program that will cost the American taxpayer trillions of dollars more. America is on the verge of no longer being financially solvent. We borrow almost daily from China and Middle Eastern countries in order to stay afloat. Gas prices are going higher; government is growing while everything else is shrinking. The baby-boomer generation which had dreams of retirement now has nightmares of what might have been.
Now, with all that being said, we are still pretty well off, are we not? What we are experiencing is nothing compared to what Israel has been through as a nation. Imagine wandering through a wilderness with no food or water and no place to call home. Or even imagine in more recent days living in Europe during the Great War (World War II): no food, millions homeless, sickness on every hand and bombing raids continually. Or even yet a more current event: remember Ukraine? Thousands upon thousands have died due to war, famine, homeless, helpless, and hopeless. Think of Yemen, where since 2016 over 85,000 children and unknown number of adults have died and are continually dying because of famine and sickness. Imagine as a mother watching your children starving to death, and you are helpless to stop it. And even worse yet, imagine those who will be left behind after the rapture to go through and merely exist during the tribulation period.
It’s time we as believers stop our “doom and despair” attitude, and begin to cry out to God to save not just our nation but the souls of men and women, boys and girls all across the world. We are the light of the world; we are the salt of the earth, so let’s let our light shine and our salt preserve.
I close with the words found in II Chronicles 7:14, “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.”
What to do:
✞ Do right – not by your standard but by the standard of God’s Word.
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