June 25, 2022

Our Countries Need Healing

by Jennifer Johnson (author's profile)

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*Our countries needs healing*
America, United nation and continent
needs a heart transfusion
and mind regulation

The world is in a mess right now. Can it be fixed yes. I guess you say how in sam hills that can happen. God is giving us enough time to get it right. What is it we need to do. 2 Chronicles 1:14 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 and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. This is why we have all kinds of destruction in our lands (sins) are running rapidly. Clearly people needs a hear transfusion and mind regulator. This prayer was prayed in God heard Solomon. Sometimes we wonder does God hears us. Months, maybe years, had passed since Solomon's prayer of dedication (Chapter 6). Several other building projects had been completed after the Temple (7.11.81). Then after all this time, God told Solomon that he had heard Solomon's prayer. How often do we look for immediate answers to our prayers and when nothing happens, we wonder if God has heard us? God does hear and He will provide for us. We must trust that God will answer at the proper time.

In 2 Chronicle Chapter 6 Solomon asked God to make provision for the people when they (sinned). Sin means violation of conscience of divine law; missing the mark, falling short for God's perfect standard) God answered with four conditions for forgiveness
1) humble yourself by admitting your sins
2) pray to God, asking for forgiveness
3) seek God continually and 4) turn from sinful behaviour.

Whether we sin individually, as a group or as a nation, following these steps will lead to forgiveness. God will answer our earnest prayers.

God plan set forth certain conditions for Solomon to meet if he wanted the kingdom to continue. If Solomon followed God, he and his descendants would prosper, if Solomon did meet he and the nation would be destroyed. In Deuteronomy 21 and 28 these conditions were outlined before all the people. But sin is deceptively attractive, and Solomon eventually turned from God. As a result, his son and heir lost most of the kingdom. Following God brings benefits and rewards (not necessarily material). Turning away from God brings suffering, punishment and ultimately destruction. Today, God's conditions are just as clear as they were in Solomon's day. Choose to obey God no matter what happens, knowing that God will eventually bless your efforts.

Get your bible read Ezekiel 6:8:10 a ray of light appears in this prophecy of darkness God would spare a small group - a remnant of people, but only after they had learned some hard lessons. God sometimes has to break a person in order to bring him or her to true repentance. The people needed new attitudes, but they wouldn't change until God broke their hearts with humiliation, pain, suffering and defeat. Does your heart long for God enough to change these areas displeasing him? Or will God have to break your heart?

Ezekiel 6:11 Prophets often used this threefold description of judgement upon Jerusalem - sword famine and plague - as a way of saying that destruction would be complete. The sword meant death in battle, famine came when enemies besieged a city, plague was always a danger during famine. Don't make the mistake of underestimating the extent of God's judgement. If you ignore the Biblical warnings and turn away from God, his punishment awaits you.

The phrase "then they will know that I am the Lord" (or a variation on this phrase) occurs 65 times in the book of Ezekiel. The purpose of all of God's punishment was not to take revenge, but to impress upon the people the truth that the Lord is the only true and loving God. People in Ezekiel's day were worshipping human-made idols and calling them gods. Today money, sex and power have become idols for many. Punishment will come upon all who put other things ahead of God. It is easy to forget that the Lord alone is God, the supreme authority and the only source of eternal love and life. Remember that God may use the difficulties of your life to teach you that he alone is God.

In chapter 7 Ezekiel predicts the complete destruction of Judah. The wicked and proud will finally get what they deserve. If it seems as though God ignores the evil and proud people of our days, be assured that a day of judgement will come, justa s it came for the people of Judah. God is waiting patiently for sinners to repent (see Peter 3.9) God may have seemed slow to these believers as they feared persecution every day and long to be delivered. But God is not slow; he just is not on our timetable (psalm 90:4).

Jesus is waiting so that more sinners will repent and turn to him. We must not sit and wait for Christ to return, but we should live with the realisation that time is short and that we have important work to do. But ready to meet Christ at any time even today, yet plan your course of service as though he may not return for many years. As we continue but when his judgement comes "none of the people will be left" what you decide about God now will determine your fate then.

The nation of Judah trusted in its prosperity and possessions instead of God. So God planned to destroy the basis of its prosperity. Whenever we begin to trust in jobs, the economy, a political system or military might for our security we put God in the back seat.

If there was some word in this writing that touched your life I want you to know there is hope in any situation (in the midst of crisis Mark 5:35:36)

Jairus crisis made him feel confused, afraid and without hope. Jesus' words to Jairus in the midst of crisis speak to us as well. Don't be afraid, just believe. In Jesus there is both hope and promise. The next time you feel hopeless and afraid, look at your problem from Jairus' point of view. Then don't be afraid, just have faith.

But if you don't have a relationship you have no one to help you. Because if that God cannot hear or help you. That the as I see some random person on the streets I need help I better hope it's possible because some people are not going to help you unless they know you.

I know a man who wants to help you. His name is Jesus. All we have to do according Romans 10:9 say this prayer Lord you said that if I confess with my mouth, Jesus us Lord and believe in my heart that God raised him from the dead I shall be saved. Lord receive this promise in my life change my heart. Give me a new spirit by creating in me. May new and give me a fresh start. Now that you receive Christ as your saviour. No you're not going to be perfect. But you have some who can help you when you fall because he says 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Now we can pray ask God for help in his name and he will hear your prayers. God bless.

Written by
Jennifer Johnson.

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arcadiaego Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago. ✓ Mailed 1 month ago   Favorite
Thank you for writing, Jennifer, I hope I have transcribed your thoughts accurately.

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