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If my People

Thu, Sep. 19, 2013 Posted: 08:22 AM

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, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

IF 1) in the event that 2) allowing that 3) on condition that

MY 1) of or relating to me or myself especially as possessor, agent, object of an action, or familiar person

PEOPLE 1) human beings making up a group or assembly or linked by a common interest: the members of a family or kinship

HUMBLE modest or meek in spirit or manner: not proud or bold

PRAY 1) to ask earnestly 2) BEG <I pray you; tell me where they went> 3) to address God with adoration, confession, pleading, or thanksgiving

SEEK 1) to go to 2) to go in search of 3) look to try to discover to: ask for 4) REQUEST

TURN 1) to move or cause to move: to change in position usually by moving: to set in another and especially opposite direction 2) to change course or direction

WICKED 1) morally bad 2) EVIL 3) given to mischief 4) very unpleasant 5) causing or likely to cause harm.

WAYS 1) a course traveled 2) DIRECTION <come this way 3) a course of action 4) the manner in which something is done or happens 5) a particular or typical manner of behavior

THEN 1) soon after that 2) following next after in order 3) in that case

HEAR 1) to take in through the ear 2) to listen to 3) HEED <hear me out>4) to give a legal hearing to 5) to take testimony 6)to have knowledge

HEAVEN 1) SKY 1 -- usually used in plural 2) often capitalized 3) the dwelling place of God and of the blessed dead 4) a place or condition of complete happiness

FORGIVE 1) to give up resentment of or claim to revenge for 2) to relieve a debtor of the duty to repay 3) to stop feeling resentment against (an offender)

SIN 1) a: an offense against religious or moral law 2) an action that is or is felt to be highly reprehensible 3) an often serious shortcoming

HEAL 1) to make sound or whole <heal a wound> 2) to restore to health 3) to cause (an undesirable condition) to be overcome 4) mend 5) to restore to original purity or integrity <healed of sin>

LAND 1) the solid part of the surface of the earth; also 2) a corresponding part of a celestial body (as the moon) 3) ground or soil of a specified situation, nature, or quality <dry land>.

What is God saying? In the event of and on the condition that those who belong to me would cease to be proud, come adoring, confessing and pleading with me, search for me, make request of me, move in opposite direction from evil things, change their course of action and behavior; soon after that I will listen to you and take your testimony from heaven, my dwelling place. I will overlook your offense against me, set it aside and I will make sound, whole, restore and cause you to overcome your nature and every situation, circumstance that opposes you in your earthen vessel, physical, emotional, spiritual and natural land.

The benefits of humbling ourselves before God are numerous. His word declares: God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble (James 4:6) he will exalt us (Matt 23:12, 1 Peter 5:6), he will delight in us and crowns us with victory (Psalm 149:4).

Look at what happen when Jonah warned the people of Nineveh: Jonah 3:5 so the people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. 10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not. Read about Naaman, who almost missed his healing due to pride. 2 Kings 5:10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. 11 But Naaman was wroth,and went away,and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God,and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers ofDamascus, better than all the waters ofIsrael? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean? 14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times inJordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

IF JESUS HUMBLED HIMSELF HOW DARE WE, THE PEOPLE OF GOD NOT HUMBLED OURSELVES BEFORE OUR HOLY GOD? Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God Phil 2:6.

SPEAK THE ANSWER NOT THE PROBLEM. Heavenly father we repent for our sins, foolishness and pride. We ask for your forgiveness. We bow down in humble submission to you. We are not worthy to stand in your sight. You alone are Holy. Let the Blood of Jesus cover us, Holy Ghost convict us of our wrongdoing and show us a better way. We submit to you and ask that you purge us, cleanse us, do not give up on us but mold us and make us. Stamp your image in our heart, draw us closer to you. We are willing to turn from our way and to seek your face and your way. Draw us into the secret place that we may abide under the shadow of your wings. Let us search for you with all of our hearts until we find you. Then father, take us deeper in you and enlighten our eyes to perceive you in a different way. Father we ask that you heal the land, our earthen vessels, our emotions, our spiritual man. We ask that you heal our natural land, our nations, our cities, states, communities and homes. We ask that you heal and deliver us from sin, violence, hatred, despair and give us love, peace, joy, safety and protection. We worship you and recognize that you are HOLY, HOLY, HOLY and we are blessed to be called by your name, help us to become Holy each day.

Yvonne Perkins