My heart is heavy this morning... my heart aches for America... my heart prays with groaning rather than words for the outcome of this election... because no matter who "wins" I feel like "we the people" lose... UNITED WE MUST STAND... healing... repentance... forgiveness... the perfect peace of Jesus, the peace which surpasses all understanding... UNITED WE MUST HUMBLY KNEEL BEFORE THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY
2 Chronicles 7:14 “Then if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, if they will pray and seek me and stop their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven. I will forgive their sin, and I will heal their land.”
“IF my people, who are called by my name…” God’s people. Those who claim the name of Jesus or Yahweh with their own. Christians. Jews. The sheep of His pasture.
“IF…will humble themselves…” will deflated their pride and have selfless mindsets
“IF…will pray…” Not say they are going to pray. Not think about praying. But with sincere, fervent, blood-beading, contrite heart have committed conversations with the One whom they wear as a moniker of their life
“IF…will seek me…” Seek. Diligent search to know Him, to know His will, to follow His steps. Open their Bibles, the Holy Word of God. Look fully in His eyes.
“IF…will stop their evil ways…” Confess. Recognize. Admit. Agree. Repent. Turn. Stop. Remorse. Sorrow. Lament.
“THEN…I will hear…will forgive…will heal…”
Oh, Lord, as your disciples asked, “Teach us to pray as we ought to pray.” Luke 11:1ff (and Matthew 6:8-14).
Jesus also used the story of a widow and a judge to teach His followers that they should always pray and never lose hope. [See Luke 18:1-8]
This 2016 US Presidential election is not simply about one person being a better leader for our country, but also about the spiritual battle for souls. It’s the dividing of sheep and goats, God’s goodness versus Satan’s evil, righteousness versus wickedness. And the outcome of the votes will direct our nation…and our churches.
Tonight, November 7, 2016, 9 p.m. eastern time, Franklin Graham will be praying for our nation. We can join him on Facebook or simply kneel in the privacy of our homes or community of our churches. https://www.facebook.com/FranklinGraham