We have been embroiled in the midst of coverage for the looming, important 2016 Presidential election for a long time. It seems that the campaign began the minute the previous election ended and it is emotionally draining for everyone. We have endured months upon months of campaigning, commercials, political phone calls, a chain of crazy debates, Primaries and Caucuses, political promises, distasteful verbiage and vitriol and the constant bombardment of editorial commentary. Red or Blue its crazy and exhausting out there and we still have 9 months to go!
It is critical to remember as we slog thru this process in an effort to salvage the leadership and direction of our country that:
*God is always in control! Daniel 2:20-21, Psalm 22:28
*There IS a supernatural warfare element afoot right now. Ephesians 6:12
*Red Candidate or Blue– Ultra Conservative or Socialist-Nothing will change for the better, until we –WE the Body of Christ, Believers, the Faithful read and obey 2 Chronicles 7:14: If my people who are called by MY name will 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.
National change comes when We, the Believers sort ourselves out,repent, stop bending or diluting His message, stop accommodating and accepting sin (we always should welcome the sinner…but the church should be preaching righteousness).
We should vote. We should actively participate. We should back the best candidate that we think can wisely turn this country back from the brink of economic ruin. Of greater value, as we analyze this verse is to realize that the faithful must STOP blending with the world. We are called to be salt and light. Our churches shouldn’t be entertaining those in the pews- but training up an army! To do so it is imperative that we turn away from our sin we have grown easy with in our lives, in our churches and our homes.
We tend to consider prayer as a fledgling, last resort. Often we relegate it to the same category as a bumper sticker. Just a brief symbolic effort to verbalize our faith. But if we have a true, close relationship with our Heavenly Father we need to call out to Him, hit our knees and be fasting for our needy Nation. And don’t forget to be listening for an answer! Its important.
We don’t have to wait on the entire country to repent…this verse says that if we, the believers in God, Christians, will turn to him and seek his face and change our wicked ways then He will hear in heaven, forgive our sin and HEAL our land!
2 Chronicles 7:14 doesn’t say he will hear and mull it over and see what He can do. It says he will hear. He will Forgive our national sin and He will Heal our Land. God is faithful and True. He wants his kids to remember to vote but in all the confusion and bluster surrounding this pivotal election don’t forget to do your part and then yield it all to Him.