Summary: God desires to bring a Spiritual Awakening to the sin dreary land. He's looking for a man who will stand in the gap! Will you be that man?
God is Searching for a Man
Sunday, January 6, 2019
By Rev. James May
We are living in a time when it is often challenging to exercise our faith because of all the negative feedback that we get. In these days you have search hard to find truly “good news” among all the talking heads on the TV and news media. We are living in the last days, and beginning a New Year in those last days, but we must not forget that all of the New Years Resolutions that men can make will not change the ultimate course of history. God’s word has already given us the prophetic outlook for what is coming on this world and no amount of faith to the contrary will stop God’s word from being fulfilled to the letter.
With that said, I often find myself, as I’m sure that many others do from time to time, thinking that there it seems to be almost a hopeless thing of turning our nation back to God in a great spiritual outpouring. I have even, in my times of weakness, confessed to a few people that this is how I felt.
The problem with that kind of thinking is that it is out of touch with the true heart of God. Negativity can become so overwhelming that even the strongest faith can be made weak and we can begin to gain a perspective of near hopelessness in seeing a mighty outpouring of the Holy Ghost and fire.
It’s not that you don’t believe it can happen, because you are convinced that God is Big Enough to do anything! The problem is that your faith in actually seeing it come to pass grows very weak. In effect, you allow the lies of the devil to take root in your heart, and if you aren’t careful, a Root of Bitterness and Unbelief can begin to grow, and you will begin to feel as though all that you do for the Lord doesn’t seem to accomplish much and is an almost futile attempt.
The troubles and trials of life and the constant bombardment of attacks of the devil can wear down even the greatest man or woman of God and weaken our resolved and bring us to near despair. I know this is a fact because of the 1500 or so pastors who leave their pulpits each month across America. And if it happens that much among pastors, how much greater is that impact upon the people in the congregation? To say that the church of Jesus Christ in America has by-in-large become a powerless church is an understatement.
The reason for that is what men are doing, they are doing under the power of the flesh, just going through the motions of trying to be an Christian, but in reality, there’s little faith to believe God for ever greater things, and very little commitment to drawing near enough to heart of God so that we can know his truth and know his heart.
Most of the church has forgotten the promise that God made to Israel concerning their Promised Land. That promise wasn’t only for Israel, but God has made that same promise to all of his people for he is the same yesterday, today and forever.
It’s not a question of whether God will fulfill his promises to us. It’s a question of whether we are willing to pay the price to receive that promise in the way that God has commanded.
Look at what God told Israel in Deuteronomy chapter 11. God says that He will bless his people and give them their promise of their land.
Deuteronomy 11:12 A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.
Deuteronomy 11:13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,
Deuteronomy 11:14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.
Does not that tell us where the heart of God is for not only the land of Israel, but for our land as well? America was birthed with the idea in mind of being a Christian nation; one that would forever serve the Lord our God.
• We have it in our Declaration of Independence.
• We have it in our Constitution.
• We have it in our Bill of Rights.
• We have in it on our money.