2 Chronicles 7:12-16 If My People
1. THE PROBLEM
(a) Spiritual Barreness -
13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain,
(b) Spiritual Blindness -
or if I command the locusts to devour the land,
(c) Spiritual Brokeness -
or if I send pestilence among my people;
2. THE PEOPLE - 14 If my people,
(a) The Distinction - my people
His Investment in them,
His Interest in them,
His Intention for them.
(b) Description - which are called by my name
(c) Direction - shall humble themselves
3. THE PRAYER - and pray
(a) PRIDE must be ELIMINATED - humble themselves - Judges 8:28 Thus was Midian subdued before the children of Israel, so that they lifted up their heads no more
1904, Evan Roberts a sermon by Seth Joshua "Lord, bend us!" - "Lord, bend me!"
One hundred thousand converted in six months
(b) PRAYER must be ESTABLISHED "and pray"
(c) PURITY must be EXHIBITED - "seek My face"
(d) PARDON must be EXPERIENCED -
"and turn from their wicked ways" Gen 3:9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
4. THE PROMISE
(a) of Divine Visitation - then - "will I hear"
judgment or revival.
(b) Divine Absolution - "I forgive their sin"
(c) Divine Restoration - "I heal their land"