Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Who do you belong to?

DAY 223

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name...

Since the way to heal our land is found in this verse, I thought I would ponder on the first section.

IF my people - God is talking here.

The beginning of chapter 7 1Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house.

The people saw God's glory bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

In the scriptures, after Solomon finished the temple, God appeared to Solomon in the night. God said to Solomon - I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.

God promised to hear the prayers of His people.

Are we the people of God? Set apart by the Blood of Jesus, redeemed by the sacrifice of Jesus? And knowing that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1 Corinthians 3:16
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

2 Chronicles 7 11Thus Solomon finished the house of the LORD, and the king's house: and all that came into Solomon's heart to make in the house of the LORD, and in his own house, he prosperously effected.

Have we worked on the temple? Taken time to craft only the finest items to be in this body the temple of God? Chosen fine words to speak, wisdom to ponder on and to adorn our hearts? Lifted Holy hands to Praise the One True God? Bowed the knee in worship? Bowed the head in prayer? Turned from a world darkened by sin to look on His Glory? Cleansed our hearts in preparation for His coming?

First, prepare the temple, your body as a holy sacrifice and rejoice that you are His. Let His fire consume what is not holy and His Presence fill the house.
Come Lord Jesus.

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