I had another post ready to put up this morning, but I have been up early this morning reading the news and looking at pictures and video from Hurricane Laura coming ashore in southwest Louisiana/ southeast Texas. The live coverage has been limited by the darkness of night, but what I have seen looks horrendous!
Let us pray for everyone affected by the storm. It is not near over yet. As of 5:45 AM the hurricane was well over land, but was still a Category 3! Wow! There are a lot of people losing their homes and businesses in the path of this storm. It is hoped that most of the people evacuated and that the loss of life will be minimal.
We are nearing the end of August and this month we have been focusing on II Chronicles 7:14. As a family and in my personal walk with Christ, we (I) have been seeking to humble ourselves before God, praying, seeking His face and turning from our wicked ways. We have been repenting and asking God to forgive us and purify our lives, body, mind and spirit.
As we near the end of the month and approach the last Sunday of August in three days, we are asking God to hear from heaven, forgive our sin and heal our land. Only God can heal our land and we are asking Him to do it.
This worldwide pestilence and the world's response to it, has wreaked havoc on individuals, families, cities, states and nations. There are literally thousands of businesses in the USA alone that will never, never be the same. The economy is wrecked and there may be much more misery ahead.
There is so much hate and anger in America. It seems to be coming from all sides. No one seems to be able to trust anyone else or love anyone. Frankly, no one really knows what to do. The wickedness of this world had already risen to the level of perilous times described in II Timothy chapter three before all this, but it is downright scary now.
Our families need to be healed. The fabric of our society needs to be healed. Our relationships with those around us need to be healed. Our nation needs to be healed. Our world needs to be healed. Only God can heal our land.
On July 25th I posted this short video sharing my heart and asking folks to join with us in considering and praying about II Chronicles 7:14.
I also preached about it two nights of our Tent/Cruise-In Revival a week later in Ohio. We also sent out a written appeal in our newsletter and posted about it here on Mile Markers. I have been delighted and I am thankful for the response to my plea.
I have received phone calls and messages from churches all over the USA and in other parts of the world letting me know that Pastors and churches are taking this very seriously. More churches than I could list right here started prayer chains, fasting chains, weekly prayer meetings, daily prayer meetings and much more.
Churches are seriously praying about the instructions Solomon was given in II Chronicles 7:14 and are culminating three days from now on Sunday, August 30. Many churches are planning to come together to ask God to heal our land!
I am obviously thrilled with this response to the Bible. We need unity as we ask God to stop this pestilence. Also, I am thrilled from the multiple reports I have heard of ministries and churches around the world that have set aside time in August and July to specifically pray about II Chronicles 7:14 and they are doing this completely independent of me.
These ministries have never and will never hear of me. They do not know me, they heard nothing from my lips or from my pen. They heard from God and began efforts to ask people to pray and fast and believe God for a divine move of God in Covid 19. That tells me God is speaking and therefore God is interested in seeing His people humble themselves AND He wants to hear their voice!
I would love to see our President humbled in prayer. I would love to see governors humbled in prayer. I would love to see the Senate, the House, the Supreme Court humbled in prayer. I would love to see celebrities humbled in prayer.
HOWEVER, God said in 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...."
Do you see that, friends? I would love to see the whole world join in, but God is speaking to His people, the people that are called by His name. He is calling us to humility. He is calling us to prayer. He is calling us to repentance. He is calling us to intercessory prayer.
I believe that there is a remnant that is responding. I believe that on Sunday, August 30, 2020, there will be thousands of purified, sanctified Christians banding together asking God to heal our land!
I firmly believe God can stop this pestilence in its tracks. There is no doubt in my mind that He is able. Is it part of God's plan to do so? I am not privy to that information, but I know it is part of God's plan for me to ask Him to do it!
We are in Virginia through Friday night and we are supposed to be in south Alabama to begin revival Sunday night. We will be dodging the remnants of hurricane Laura while we drive and I have no idea where we will be along the road Sunday morning. I do plan to spend my time Sunday morning asking God to heal our land.
I hope you will join me wherever you are. Only God can heal our land! If it is possible, we may be praying together live online at 8:00 AM eastern. IF not, we will still be praying.
God may use a vaccine to bring healing. God may use a new technique or new medicine or repurposed medicine or treatment to heal our land. God may heal our land with one command from His mouth. We will take it however God gives it. Amen? Amen!
May God receive all the glory and not man.
May God receive all the glory and not man.
Thank you for reading today.