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HEART Christian newspaper | July 15, 2020

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“If my people...”

“If my people…”

Last updated on June 7th, 2020 at 06:58 am

Andrew Harmsworth

“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.”

This verse (2 Chronicles 7:14) must be one of the most quoted of the whole Bible, but have we grasped the full meaning of the call to repentance?

It is us, God’s people, who are called to repent. What should we be repenting of?

Practices that are totally opposed to God’s will, which our nation has legalised in recent years.

To me the most obvious is the Abortion Act. We rightly rejoice when the unborn child of a lovely nurse who died of coronavirus is saved by a caesarian, yet thousands of unborn children are denied the right to live.

The unborn child of a lovely nurse is saved by a caesarian, yet thousands of unborn children are denied the right to live

The Church in the United Kingdom has not spoken with one voice to declare God’s will in these matters, mainly because leaders of the different streams of the Church are not united.

If we are indeed the Body of Christ, shouldn’t that body, under God’s anointing, speak with one voice?

“For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle?” (1 Corinthians 14:8).

In the early Church, each geographic area had a team leadership that proclaimed a clear message. Let’s pray that our leaders will come together to repent and declare the will of God. Then he might forgive our sin and heal our land.

Andrew Harmsworth

Shetland

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