“ 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.” II Chronicles 7:14
God’s love is unconditional but His promises aren’t. There is always an “if, then” condition in the promise. He has always delivered on the “then” when people act on the “if”.
The second part of this promise identifies who the promise is addressed to “if MY PEOPLE, WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME”.
Are you one of His people?
Are you called by His Name?
You are if you have received Christ as your Savior by repentance, confession and faith.
If so, this promise is for you!
God’s promises are always directed to His people.
God’s plans are always executed through His people who keep His promise.
God’s power is demonstrated through His people who keep His promise and carry out His plan.
How can God work if He can’t work through His people?
How can He work through His people if His people won’t keep His promises?
How can people be called by His name and not keep His promises?
Obviously it happens and that is what leads to the need for repentance and forgiveness.
Only a person who is called by His name can be guilty of disobedience because they know what is required of them.
So, are disobedient people who call themselves by His name partially responsible for the ills that befall their nation?
If so, what should they do?
If so, shouldn’t they do it soon?
What will you do?