Category Archives: 2 Chronicles

What Time Is It?

Second Monday of 2021.

Click. Click. Click. Time marches on. Year after year. For now.

How about a little reading this morning? When you read it put some soul in it. Read it like it means something to you. 

2 Chronicles 15  (NKJV)
1 Now the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded.
 
And he went out to meet Asa, and said to him: “Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you. 
For a long time Israel has been without the true God, without a teaching priest, and without law; 
but when in their trouble they turned to the Lord God of Israel, and sought Him, He was found by them. 
And in those times there was no peace to the one who went out, nor to the one who came in, but great turmoil was on all the inhabitants of the lands. 
So nation was destroyed by nation, and city by city, for God troubled them with every adversity. 
But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!”
And when Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and removed the abominable idols from all the land of Judah and Benjamin and from the cities which he had taken in the mountains of Ephraim; and he restored the altar of the Lord that was before the vestibule of the Lord
Then he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and those who dwelt with them from Ephraim, Manasseh, and Simeon, for they came over to him in great numbers from Israel when they saw that the Lord his God was with him. source  Emphasis – mine.

Removing the idols is not enough — the altar must be rebuilt. 

What do see here? 
Does anything here sound relevant? 
Does anything here sound familiar to you? Timely even?

To finish the chapter – click HERE.

Is That a Knock?

As evil as is the Democratic Party Platform.
As evil as is the confessed mission of the BLM organization.
As evil as is the will of Antifa.
As evil as is Deep State.

As evil as is all these and all other sins practiced here in America, these are not the ultimate reasons (these are symptoms as to why) America is on the brink of destruction.

America is teetering on the precipice of the Abyss because of rampant unbelief and heinous apathy, not of the unsaved (altogether) but more particularly of those purportedly who say they are saved.
I have to wonder from what?
From what does the professing Church say She has been saved? Worldliness? Hardly!

It would be glorious if Deep State participants, both Political party members, Terrorist Organization members would come to their senses, turn from their sins, believe the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST, and be saved!   Hallelujah! That I would LOVE to see!

But I have to ask what have you seen lately that would cause unregenerate sinners to turn from sin and embrace JESUS?
Do you want to see happenings that would turn lost sinners from sin to JESUS?
What are YOU willing to do to see that happen?

Here. Here’s someone much more studied than I. Read Mario Murrillo’s post. 

And then there is JESUS Himself. HEAR HIM.

2 Chronicles 7:14  (NKJV) 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 will forgive their sin and heal their land. source

Revelation 3: (NKJV)19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. source

Please consider Revelation 3:19 and 20 is speaking to the Church at Laodicea (also known as the Laodicean Church age). Did you notice JESUS is standing outside the door?

I have come to realize I would rather risk offending you than find you went to hell and there would have grounds to say I did not warn you about going to that place of torment.

Painted Ourselves Into a Corner, did we?

A dear and loved friend posted the following on her Facebook page.

In three short months, just like He did with the plagues of Egypt, God has taken away everything we worship. God said, “you want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums. You want to worship musicians, I will shut down Civic Centers. You want to worship actors, I will shut down theaters. You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the stock market. You don’t want to go to church and worship Me, I will make it where you can’t go to church”
“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 will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Maybe we don’t need a vaccine, Maybe we need to take this time of isolation from the distractions of the world and have a personal revival where we focus on the ONLY thing in the world that really matters. Jesus.

If you believe this copy and share. Start the revival in your home……Spread the Love of Jesus. ✝️

I get it.
Albeit, I’m not so sure we can accredit GOD with the shutting down of all the things we have come to worship – I think we painted ourselves into a corner and we didn’t know what else to do.
Heavens! We couldn’t ask Him, could we?!

I do think it is so apropos that what we as a People have come to worship we were willing to forego because we feared for our lives.

If only this would remind us that we are in a far graver peril than Covid-19 and have been since we knowingly committed our first sin.

My friend’s post suggested revival. I agree! The people of GOD need revival! Big time!
So who are the People of GOD, anyway?

We who have said, yes GOD I believe You, I can’t save myself. Thank You JESUS for giving me YOUR Righteousness in exchange for my sins.  And then somewhere along the way, we stopped being in AWE that He would do such a thing for depraved us!  It is WE who need revival! And until we do this:

2 Chronicles 7:14  (KJV) 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; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  source

Do we really expect the people of the world to repent and say YES to the GOD they have not seen?!

Romans 2:4  (NLT) Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?  source

Sickness and disease are NOT punishment FROM GOD; they are consequences of sin – sometimes ours, sometimes others and sometimes just because this world is not our Home.  Let REVIVAL begin!

One of Those People

I would say particularly today but it’s all days that family and friends and their well-being is my concern. It is today this verse of Scripture is before me and I am endeavoring to put it before you.

 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV)
9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. . . ..”  source

Do we see it? Do we see The LORD Himself is looking; He is seeking people to bless. He is seeking people He can show up strong on their behalf. Strong! Mighty! Looking!

Do you want to be one of those people

Read on and you will discover you can be, if you aren’t already. 

If you go to the source and read, you will find I did not include all the verse.
I have my reasons.
Not all people are those people.  Read the Chapter and decide why; if you haven’t already. 

Sharing is Caring!

This is too good, too needed, to not share with you all from Today’s Marriage Prayer website.  Spouses, children, siblings, friends — you name the relationship; this is a must for healthy, holy people!

Please, please visit the originating website, click HERE.

Marriage Prayer for May 30: teach us to love those who hurt us.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Please teach us to love those who hurt us. It’s easy to love the ones who are kind and the ones who are gentle, but the challenge comes when we’re called to love in difficult times.

Some days it feels as though we don’t have the strength to love in a way that is pleasing to You, but You have taught us differently. You loved us before we loved You.

Guide our steps. Give us the strength to love as You do–with kindness, forgiveness, compassion, and grace.

Teach us to pray for them, Lord. Remind us to get down on our knees, leave our pain at the foot of Your throne, and rest in the knowledge that You’re working on our behalf.

In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s. To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel. Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you. – 2 Chronicles 20:15–17, KJV

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He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel. You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’” – 2 Chronicles 20:15-17, NIV