A Course Correction

 

-The United Staes needs a course correction…
-The Bible has the answer…….2 Chronicles 7:14
(1)  A COURSE CORRECTION FOR ANY NATION IS CONDITIONAL
If – this is a conditional promise from God to Christians
-this is a guarantee from the Lord but a responsibility for the believer
-the main problem is the church and not the culture or the issues of the day
(2) MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME
-these are all born again believers
-called – means to call outloud/say your name
            a. we are God’s people no matter what
            b. God’s people have to do certain things:
                          1. HUMBLE THEMSELVES – we need the Lord
humble – means to decrease and make yourself low
-this is realizing our need for Jesus Christ – His face…
                            2. PRAY
-this is crying out to the Lord for our nation – lifting our voices up to Jesus
-crying out to the Lord will cause the Lord to do something
-Mark 6:48-51 – do not pass us by Jesus
                           3. TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS – the 180 degree life
-no matter how small the matter is
-turn from what the Bible says is sin
-we must do 3 things:
             Recognize – our wicked ways and sins
             Repent – turn away from our sins and change our minds
             Replace – make some changes in your life
*******The the Lord will do some things————I WILL
-you can count on it
-The Lord will always come through
-Jesus is Faithful
-He is dependable and reliable
-Jesus is the God of “The I Wills”
I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN
-there is a heaven
-it reveals our prayers will be heard and answered
-v15 – The Lord pays attention to Crying out prayer
I WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN
-forgive – means to throw away and send off
-every sin – the nations sins
I WILL HEAL THEIR LAND
heal – means to make something whole — in every way