II Chronicles 7:14 “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.”
Psalm 118:22-25 “The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.”
Today is the ten-year anniversary of the PLUS ministry! During these last ten years, it has been a humble calling of mine to encourage Christians to pray for our nation and our leaders, and I praise God for this burden and have seen Him work through it in marvelous ways. Prayer for the United States of America and her leaders is the least we should do and the most we can do to make an impact on our land. It is our most basic Christian citizenship responsibility. And without doing so, we cannot expect for God to heal our needy society.
In that first post in 2013, I wrote the following:
“During the development of this ministry burden, the Lord made it clear to me that the problems of our nation may be largely our fault. We have bemoaned society’s shortcomings, but should first examine our internal shortcomings. We as Christians have often failed in our basic citizenship responsibilities to be humble, prayerful, expectant, and pure. If we fail to exhibit these characteristics, then why should we expect our nation to be more aligned with the will of God? Consequently, II Chronicles 7:14 reminds us that the potential for national healing rests squarely on the shoulders of believers. Will our shoulders bear this burden now better than in the recent past? America needs them to and God wants them to.”
Today, the potential for national healing still rests squarely on the shoulders of believers. If we fail to be humble, prayerful, expectant, and pure, then we will continue in our spiritual impotence and will fall short in our ability to activate the contingent promises that would lead to national recovery and restoration. May we stop continuing to bemoan society’s shortcomings while we persist in being ignorant of our direct culpability in them.
PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO ACTIVATE GOD’S PROMISES THROUGH OUR HUMILITY, PRAYERFULNESS, EXPECTANCY, AND PURITY. Will our shoulders bear this burden now better than in the recent past? America needs them to and God wants them to!
Please read the first full PLUS post at: