Summary: Last night (Friday) of revival series focused on 2 Chronicles 7:14.
Are You Ready For Your Healing?
On this last watch night, tent tearing down night, we invite your attention to our theme verse for this week coming from 2 Chronicles 7:14.
Text: 2 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; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
We count it all joy that the Lord has allowed for us to labor from this one verse all week long. And on tonight, we would like to complete our series of sermons and examination of this powerful passage of scripture. On Monday night we asked the question: “What Does It Mean To Be Called By God’s Name”. Once we found out the answer to this question, we learned on Tuesday night that we needed to “Get Right for Prayer.” On Wednesday night we explored the necessity and the urgency of “Turning Your Life Around,” and completed the portion of our text that gives us directions on what we must do in order for God to move. On last night we heard from heaven as we walked with the Lord and discovered what happens “When God Hears Our Cry.”
So on tonight I would like for you to turn to your neighbor, and say “Neighbor, Are You Ready For Your Healing.”
Subject: ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR HEALING
The first nine chapters of this book of 2 Chronicles cover the reign of Solomon as king of a united Israel. But in order for us to understand the magnificence of Solomon’s kingdom, we must first know and understand that it was Solomon’s father David who built Israel into a mighty kingdom with a large and powerful army. It was David who and had been able to accomplish uniting the northern and southern kingdoms of Israel and Judah. It was David who had successfully led this nation in and out of battle and had built them up from nothing, to a world superpower of their day. Can I get a witness?
Yes, David arose from being a poor little shepherd boy to lead one of the mightiest nations in the world. But be there no mistake. David was able to accomplish this task because He walked with the Lord. He talked with the Lord. He new the Lord was his shepherd and he had no need to want for any thing. Can I get a witness?
The Bible goes on to record, in both the new and the old testaments, that David was a man after God’s own heart. David loved the Lord God Almighty. He loved the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. And just like a chip off the old block, the Bible tells me over in 1 Kings Chapter 3, that Solomon too loved the Lord. But what I like most about this love thing, is that it was not a one way street.
You see a lot of times in our lives, we find ourselves in relationship where our love is not being returned the way we think that it should be returned. We feel that we are giving all the love we have, but we not getting anything in return for our love.
And even in the church, where Jesus Christ told us to “Love ye one another,” you can find yourself loving a brother or sister in Christ unconditionally. But they will not, nor do they desire to return your love in any way, shape, form or fashion. They just won’t love you back. And yet they claim that they are trying to be like Jesus Christ, the son of the true and the living God. Well I’ve got news for them, if you are not loving like God says for you to love, you don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of making it into the kingdom of heaven.
For my Bible tells me that not only did Solomon love the Lord, but God loved him back. And my brothers and sisters, I want you to know tonight that when God loves you back, a whole lot of good will come your way.
Solomon received an infinite amount of wisdom from the Lord. He received riches beyond measure from the Lord. He had an army and people following him that could not be compared anywhere in the world. All because God love him back. God loved Solomon so that He allowed him to build a temple for the Lord. But let me let you in on something special about this man called Solomon. He never got to big headed because of his blessings.
You see a whole lot of us get a little something something and we have to go and brag to the whole wide world about what we have. We have to invite them over to our house so they can see just how big it is. But we never invited them to that apartment we used to live in. We have to ride down their block in our car so they can see how new it is. Yet we don’t live anywhere near them. And we even have to reach in our pockets, pull out and play with our money clip every chance we get, all because we want someone else to see what we have. It’s gotten to the point where a whole lot of men don’t even keep their money in their wallets anymore, because when it’s in their wallet, they can’t get to it fast enough to show it off. But haven’t you read your Bible where it says, the Lord gives and the Lord taketh away. Just like he gave it to you he can strip you back down to nothing.