2 Chronicles 7:14
Solomon had approached God to make arrangements for the individuals when they trespassed. God replied with four conditions for pardoning:
Genuine apology is more than talk, it is a changed conduct. Regardless of whether we sin independently, as a gathering, or as a country, abiding by these four steps will prompt absolution. God will answer our sincere petitions.
No one is exempt from sin; it is a condition we all share. We should eagerly come to Jesus when we realize that we have sinned. Just knowing that we have the capacity to sin should give us the desire to seek God's guidance and strength.
We should have a hunger for God:
Do we know what true spiritual hunger is? Do we hunger for God like we hunger for food and water? (bacon) Do we have a passion for Christ like we have a passion for football?
If we have a spiritual hunger, we should be seeking God. Just like when our stomach growls for something to eat when we are physically hungry, our spirit should be hungry for the Lord. Just having small bits here and there does not satisfy.
How often do we wander through the house, aimlessly? It seems like we are dissatisfied, agitated, or anxious? When was the last time we sat at the spiritual table and had a MEAL?
We should be honest with God:
Do we truly open ourselves to God and expose our sins? We must know that cannot hide our sins. We must be open and submit to God. Know what is in your heart. Tell the Lord how you feel and what you think. Let the Lord speak to you. Do not forget to give God praise.
We should humble ourselves before God:
David had asked God to search for any sin and point it out. When God points out our sin then we can repent. But we must be humble to God and submit to His divine surgery of our hearts. We must realize that we are unclean in the presence of God's holiness. We may need to go through a painful cleansing before we are prepared for a task.
We are to recognize that we are only worthy through Christ. Our independent nature and abilities do not give us strength, only through the power of Christ are we worthy.
Revival in our land can only come from a revival in our personal lives. Everyone that professes Christ as their personal Savior need to seek repentance for themselves, then they can pray and seek repentance and forgiveness in their families, then in their churches, then it can grow into a community wide revival across the land.
To have revival within our hearts, our minds, and our lives, can only happen by the following:
Having a Humble Heart and a Holy Hunger while being in Persistent Prayer will lead to
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