AMEN and AMEN! Great message again today from Sister Connie Keyohara!
“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.”
2 Chronicles 7:14
God has been giving us stern warnings for some time now.
Seeking his face and repenting of our wicked ways is the key to the healing of our nation.
The rest of this devotion may sound harsh, but I believe it’s something that must be said for each and every person reading this.
One of the things that the Lord has been showing me is this;
Many times we’re too busy trying to point out everybody else’s sin and their wicked ways, that we forget the sin in our own heart.
That my friends, is very dangerous and the reason that it’s dangerous, is because while we’re living our daily lives and we’re going on our merry way, we may miss the mark and not even recognize our sin.
This often happens because we were too busy trying to make sure that somebody else answered for their sin or as is more commonly known, “you hope they get theirs.”
The warning Jesus issues near the end of his Sermon on the Mount is important and anyone unmoved by it ought to be the first to fear.
Christ talks about some folks getting to the judgment seat and asking him why he won’t let them into heaven. Basically, at that point he says, “depart from me you evil doer.”, I knew you not.”
Unfortunately, Many will be shocked to hear that.
Because that means if they’re not going to heaven, there’s only one other place they can go.
When I preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and I tell others of him, I always tell people this.
“Look at the Scripture you’re reading or the sermon you’ve heard or a word from the Lord.
It could be through signs and wonders as well, but look at it as God speaking to your own heart. You!” Not so-and-so, but “YOU!”
The worst mistake we could make, is to think that everything you’re hearing is for somebody else. That insanity has to stop.
Now, I have a theory that the reason somebody might choose to ignore all these signs and words coming from the Lord, and the reason they point fingers, is because they have hate and unforgiveness in their heart.
A root of bitterness so deep it’s keeping them from seeing the truth.
Part of our opening scripture said that we should “humble” ourselves and seek the face of God.
I mean, is it really worth it to not even try to be humble because we have so much hate for somebody else or so much disdain in our heart?
So much so, that we could care less what we’re going to hear when we stand before God?
On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’
Instead of doers of God’s will, they amounted to “workers of lawlessness.” They called him “Lord, Lord” but failed to do what he told them to do.
They failed to seek the face of God, and they failed to forgive others. That’s a deadly mistake that can lead you straight to hell!
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’and do not do what I say?”
Look, I know these are trying times, especially now during an election year with so much hate and anger going around.
Please don’t let that keep you from doing what the Lord has commanded you to do.
That’s to love one another And forgive one another.
Nothing else matters at this point, not when you look at it like this; We are one breath away from and one step away from eternity!
Humble yourself, seek the face of God and turn from your wicked ways, then watch him do something miraculous.
Then you will hear this, when you stand before him;
“Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!”
And at that point, you enter the kingdom and spend eternity with him.