My dearly beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of 2 Chronicles 7:14“ 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 I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
From the above context, we learn that God has risen in the midst of His people to shower His richest blessing. God says, “ If My people who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face then I will bring healing to their land”. After Solomon dedicated the temple, the Lord appeared to him and gave him some warnings and reassurances. “The Lord appeared to him at night and said: ‘I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices.’ When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 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 I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land”. In the past, we have seen how the people of Israel often backslid and engaged themselves in wicked ways. God would be angry with them and He would punish them and from time to time, God would send judgment upon the land in the form of drought, locusts, or pestilence.
God warned king Solomon, He said, “But if you turn away and forsake the decrees and commands I have given you then I will uproot Israel from my land, and I will reject this temple also. I will make it a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples. This temple will become a heap of rubble, all who pass by will be appalled and say, ‘Why has the Lord done such a thing to this land and to this temple?’ People will answer, ‘Because they have forsaken the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who brought them out of Egypt, that is why He brought all this disaster on them’”. Solomon recognized this warning as a reiteration of God, who made a covenant with Israel and promised to take care of them and cause them to prosper as long as they obeyed Him. He also promised to bring curses upon them if they failed to obey and if they disobey, they will be judged.
The judgment is meant to bring Israel to repentance, and God assures Solomon that, if they will be humble, pray, and repent, then God will deliver them from judgment. This is a promise not only to ancient Israel but also to us who are called the children of God, that if we will repent and return to the Lord, He will rescue us from all our problems. Those who call upon His name and humble themselves, pray, seek God’s face, and repent, then God will heal their land, there will be moral and political healing as well as economic healing. May the Lord help you to fear God and obey His commandments, for then you will receive the shower of blessing and the Lord will heal your land. God Bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Dear Lord, we thank you for speaking to Solomon and telling him how the people ought to be. If the people will obey the commandment of God then they will be blessed. But if they disobey then they will be judged. Help us also to obey Your word and walk in Your ways. Teach us to humble ourselves, pray, seek Your face, and repent, so that You will heal our land.