A Revisiting and Revelation of II Chronicles 7:13-15. What does it mean for us now?
God isn't trying to “revive” what He just let die! He doesn't want a revival of a dead religious experience! He doesn't want to be a temporary medication for our panicked society! He doesn't what people running to the altars simply to get their "fire insurance" or "get-out-of-hell-free-card"!
He wants a renewal of HIS idea of what all of this Spiritual Relationship was supposed to look like! He wants a Resurrection of the Anointed Life in His people. He wants real Redemption! He wants a total RESET back to the time when Yeshua's followers walked in His Anointing, His Love and His Peace, and accomplished His Father's will and work in the earth!!!! Like the book of Acts!
He is tired of us trying to walk with one foot in the sorry world, and one foot in the Glorious Kingdom! We must get off the fence. We must now, finally, CHOOSE a side!!!
He wants us to break down II Chronicles 7:13 & 14, put it in our heads, let it get down into our hearts, and then let it burst out upon our lives to change our world!
He wants us to GET IT! USE IT! And stop letting the flesh keep us from it. Avoidance must be replaced by dogged determination, intentionality and an eager desire to seek and OBEY Him!
II Chronicles 7:13 – 15
“If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 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. Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attend, unto the prayer that is made in this place.”
Let's break this down . . . .
“IF …..” Even though judgment has come because of your wickedness, apathy, rebellion and idolatry …. even if what YOU have planted has reaped a crop of destruction …. whatever that judgement may look like …. YET …. still
To “MY people, those CALLED BY MY NAME....”, Almighty God says:
“MY people have become a people who use my name to play a religious game, but at the end of the day they're still the same! Bringing Me, and themselves to an open shame!
Stop calling yourselves “believers” when it is obvious that you believe little to nothing that I say! Because you haven't bothered yourselves to draw near long enough to KNOW what I AM saying!!!! Stop calling yourselves “Christians” - which means “little Anointed Ones” - when you have NOT followed MY ANOINTED ONE close enough to partake of that Anointing! Stop going to "churches" which have only a form of godliness, but deny the power that I sent to drive that!!! "Fellowships" that pet the flesh, or, religious organizations which try to restrict it”!
Enough is Enough! I have NO intentions of reviving that! You will NOT see that structure and paradigm again. Come out of that demonic, doctrine driven, man-made, idol-worshiping mess and SEEK ME. THE LIVING GOD!!!!
HUMBLE YOURSELVES! PRAY – SEEK MY FACE – not just My Hand! TURN FROM YOUR WICKED WAYS!
I am tired of hearing the whining about the difficulties which YOUR CHOICES have brought upon you! If you are tired of the crop, CHANGE THE SEED!!!! Watch what you're planting! Stop watching the world and planting what they give you! The flesh is a sorry gardener! Weeds of sin grow on their own! They must be pulled up and cast out of the garden, away from the life giving produce!
Stop judging sinners for sinning! Clean up your own act! Love ME as you should, then you will be able Love yourselves enough to want to walk in my Blessing, and to LOVE your neighbor enough to help them come into My blessing! Which begins and ends at laying the flesh life aside to pursue a life IN MY ANOINTED ONE! My blessing begins and ends in Obedience, which begins and ends in LOVE! It isn't about "trying"! It is about BEING!
When there is enough sincere repentance from My people, not just a repetitive wallowing in failure that could have been avoided - When there is a sincere sorrow for stubborn negligence, laziness, apathy and flesh-feasting! - When idolatry is seen for what it is and turned away from – THEN – and ONLY THEN -
Will I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, FORGIVE YOUR SINS, CLEANSE YOU FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS (and the abominating effects of it) and HEAL YOUR LAND!!!!! Only then will my attention be directed toward your deliverance!”
SO. To that I only say, YES SIR!!!! And, I agree, it is time we got ON WITH IT!
Humility. Repentance. Renewal. Reverence for God and HIS WORD as we've never really had. Resurrection of the life giving Anointing that we have let die. Reset to the book of Acts kind of relationship to God, and a "revival" of the kind of Faith that moves mountains, restores wreckage and redeems nations!
#CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY.....!