Do you believe in promises that God makes to believers? Scripture states that God says that if we do certain things He will heal our land. He also says that if we don’t, He will discipline our land and our people. Because it is stated in the Old Testament, many believe it no longer applies to believers today. Many theologians believe it was meant for all times, especially today.

II Chronicles 7:13 – 14 – “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.”

First, God says that He controls the weather. Do you believe there is a God and He controls the weather? If you do, do not let Satan cause you to accept man-made global warming. He has convinced many of the world leaders and especially our president that man is going to cause the earth to burn up. The Bible tells us if it doesn’t rain it is because God or nature’s law caused it. Don’t allow our leaders to destroy our economy by pushing man-made warming. That does not mean we should not control smog and pollution, which America has to a great degree.

God says: “If my people.” Who would you describe as God’s people? In the Old Testament it was the Jews. In the New Testament it is anyone who accepts Christ, as the Son of God, and the One able to forgive our sins and allow us to be saved and become adopted into God’s family. This means we, as Christians, can petition God to heal our land. In order to do so, we must do, corporately, four things:

1. We must humble ourselves and ask for forgiveness. We should know from Scripture what it means to be humble. Are we here to be served or to serve others? We are told to do unto others as we would have them do unto us.

2. We are told to pray and have an attitude of prayer. Prayer is a type of worshiping God. We must pray for our personal needs. You can’t give something to others that you don’t have yourself. We need to pray for our and other’s spiritual, physical and financial needs. We need to pray for a revival for America. We need to pray for our local, state and government leaders that they will direct us back to being a Christian nation.

For years, I and many others have prayed for our church that we would evangelize the Las Vegas area and beyond. Our attendance went from 470 on weekends, to some weekends over 40,000. We are one of the ten largest churches in America and I believe it is the result of prayer and asking God for His vision for our church. It is apparent God pushed us into growing and we grew by prayer and faith as we never had the money to do what was done.

Our leadership believed the following: John 5:30 – “By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.” This is what Jesus said of Himself. But it fit our leadership; we could do nothing without God. We did not make decisions to please ourselves but to please God.

3. We are told to: “Seek my face”. This means to seek God continually. We are to become as Christ-like as we can. Jesus spent hours in prayer and continually asked God for guidance. We are told to totally surrender ourselves to Christ. Imagine what would happen if everyone, who called themselves a Christian, would do this; would God not heal our land?

4. We are to “turn from our wicked ways”. God is talking to believers not non-believers. Too many accept Christ as their Savior but, are unwilling to repent and live their lives as Scripture directs. It seems many are seeking insurance from going to hell and not accept the Scripture that says: John 13: 34–35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” And Mark 12:30–31 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

If every Christian would believe Scripture and do what it says, we would see a different nation and a different world. Too many have been deceived by Satan who is continually attacking and convincing many that God doesn’t care what we do. Does this sound familiar? We read what happened in the Garden of Eden and what Satan told them. God didn’t really mean they couldn’t eat the fruit from the forbidden tree. Satan is telling Christians today, just be moral people and you will go to heaven. God is telling us differently, He will change our nation if we do just these four things. Do you care about America? Do you want God to forgive America’s sin and heal our land? Do you realize what that would mean? It would mean we would revert back to the pre-1960s when America was prospering and there was no political correctness, people were honest with each other. It was love your neighbor not let’s take what we can get.

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