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Heal Me, Heal My Land

2 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

We see this verse a lot around July 4th, but it is relevant at all times. Our country is in a sad, desperate situation. We’ve heard this for years and it’s been true for years. But we, those who profess to be believers in Christ, have continued to ignore this and let our country grow further away from God until even those who don’t know God realize we are on the brink. On the brink of exactly what, I’m not sure. But I do know that at times I don’t even recognize my beloved county. And I do know, if not for the prayers of the faithful few, we would have already been done.

It’s not too late to save this country. God is not liar. His Word is true. When these things not manifest, it is not His fault, but ours. What makes me angry is when I hear other Christians say, “well, it’s too late” or “we know this is going to happen, we can’t stop it”. No, Frances, we can’t stop the continual decline of our world, our country, or the eventual end of both. We can, however, by living a righteous life, possibly delay it. His very word tells us we can heal our land if we turn back to Him and seek Him. That’s the problem, we don’t want to do that. We want to serve ourselves, not Him.

Speaking of ourselves, this verse doesn’t just apply to a country, but to individuals. Christian, heal your life by seeking Him and praying. Let your obedience and service carry over into helping heal the land and being a beacon to the lost. Lost person, heal your life and secure your eternal salvation by giving your heart to Christ today.

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