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Summary: Solomon and the people of God are dedicating God’s temple. God is well pleased, so He gives Solomon some instructions pertaining to His expectations on how His people should live and obey in and out of His temple. God even tells Solomon how the Hebrews sh

Abundance- Traits 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 will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Solomon and the people of God are dedicating God’s temple. God is well pleased, so He gives Solomon some instructions pertaining to His expectations on how His people should live and obey in and out of His temple. God even tells Solomon how the Hebrews should respond unto Him in lean times, or difficult days.

God even gives them the consequences for their Obedience and also for their disobedience.

2 Chronicles 7: 17-20NLT “As for you, if you faithfully follow me as David your father did, obeying all my commands, decrees, and regulations, 18 then I will establish the throne of your dynasty. For I made this covenant with your father, David, when I said, ‘One of your descendants will always rule over Israel.’ 19 “But if you or your descendants abandon me and disobey the decrees and commands I have given you, and if you serve and worship other gods, 20 then I will uproot the people from this land that I have given them. I will reject this Temple that I have made holy to honor my name. I will make it an object of mockery and ridicule among the nations.

What is God’s first responds pertaining unto Solomon’s temple? He’s well pleased.

2 Chronicles 7:1-3NLT When Solomon finished praying, fire flashed down from heaven and burned up the burnt offerings and sacrifices, and the glorious presence of the Lord filled the Temple. 2 The priests could not enter the Temple of the Lord because the glorious presence of the Lord filled it. 3 When all the people of Israel saw the fire coming down and the glorious presence of the Lord filling the Temple, they fell face down on the ground and worshiped and praised the Lord, saying, “He is good! His faithful love endures forever!”

However God understands that after the new wears off there will have to be some real Spiritual traits that linger on forever for Him to sustain an establishment.

2 Chronicles 7:14NKJ 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.

The if- isn’t capitalized because this is an ongoing sentence from God to Solomon. 2 Chronicles 7:12-13NKJ Then the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him: “I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. 13 When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people,

In other words when hard times come, when suffering occurs, or sickness prevails.

If… The first thing God say’s is: if My people…

What makes you feel like you aren’t His. 1 Peter 2:9-10NKJ But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

If… The second thing you read for God’s people to do is to humble themselves.

Across the land there’s an attitude of belittlement, but humility is an act of servant-hood and genuineness.

Have you ever taken Vick’s Formula 666 cough syrup? Before this determined chemist found the right formula he went through 665 wrong formula’s.

The third thing all God’s people should do is: 2 Chronicles 7:14NKJ if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face,

Doctor John G. Lake talks about men’s failure to cry, sob and wail before Almighty. He say’s, “This is one big reason people aren’t healed.

The ole timers called it “Praying through.”

Ephesians 6: 18NKJ praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—

Then the final command from God for His people to stay whole is, 2 Chronicles 7:14b… and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

I think what God is saying here is, Don’t just say, “I’m sorry, give Him lip service, Change behavior, Accountability, Change associations.

Flee from the very appearance of evil.

Prayer.

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