Hundreds of years ago the Lord God gave a promise to King Solomon that He would respond to the faithful prayers and genuine repentance of His people. Time and time again the people of God have drifted from the purposes of God and have found their nation in tremendous need.
When a nation turns away from the Lord, the Lord withdraws His very Presence, and the people are “turned over” to the very evil they desire (See Romans 1
) inheriting the consequences of such evil. It is as if God says to the nation: “So you don’t want Me around, ok. I will withdraw from the affairs of your nation.” And when God is not present, not only is His divine protection removed, but His wisdom, counsel, guidance, and blessing evaporate. Evil prevails. Injustice rules. Wisdom and wise counsel are no where to be found. The innocent suffer.
Our nation and the nations of the world are facing serious issues which have the potential of destroying all
that we love and cherish. Politics aside, our whole way of living is hanging in the balance. Economically and socially our nation is at the brink. It is time for the followers of Jesus to wake up, and turn back to the Lord.
As important as elections, laws, and public policy are, the root of our nation’s problems is our turning away from the Lord. Only a national repentance and revival will stop the flow of evil and destruction flowing through our land.
The promise God gave King Solomon is this: “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, forgive their sin, and heal their land
” (2 Chronicles 7:14, NIV
). Will you join us in praying for our country? Will you do your part and turn from your wicked ways?