Living at ease, in prosperity, with peaceable conditions can encourage spiritual complacency. When King Solomon presented the Temple before God, these were the conditions under which God promised King Solomon the nation of Israel would either be blessed or punished, (2 Chronicles 7:14). If my:
1. “People who are called by my name”
2. “Will humble themselves”
3. “Pray and seek my face”
4. “Turn from their wicked ways…”
God’s promise of gracious providence and tender affection was based on the condition of the people’s obedience.
1. “Then I will hear from Heaven”
2. “Forgive sin” and
3. “Heal the land.”
To pray and seek God’s face is essential for a nation to prosper, be at peace and be successful. The Lord has promised to “open” his eyes and “hear” prayers that are earnestly made to him (2 Chronicles 7:15).
The fact is that God permits bad things to happen on the earth to bring attention to sin. God will, “shut up the Heavens,” there will be no rain or He will command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among His people” (2 Chronicles 7:13).
When God’s people come in sincere repentance towards Him and earnestly seek His face, it causes His hand to move. Restoration and revival are promised when the people return to God and completely submit to His divine authority. Self-works and stubborn wills collide with the things of the Spirit. Faithfulness and obedience are found where hearts are truly repentant and submitted to God.
I would like to encourage you this hour, Child of God, to never grow tired or weary of seeking God’s face. Repent of your sins, and return to God. The Lord sits on a high and exalted throne which has not been made with human hands. God’s Love is unconditional.
You can approach God’s throne of grace with confidence. In God’s presence, you will find mercy, grace and help which is desperately needed at this moment in time.
In Christ, you have an Advocate, who pleads your case before God’s throne, an Intercessor, who intercedes, daily, on your behalf.
In this time of grace, seek the Lord while He may be found: call on Him while He is near (Isaiah 55:6).
©️Miss Ruth Dickson
Heavenly Treasures Ministries