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. (II Chronicles 7:14 KJV)
We just celebrated the death and resurrected our Lord Jesus Christ with unexpected circumstance. Many of you didn't have chance to go to the church to celebrated the resurrected of our Savior due to Coronavirus pandemic. Instead, you joined the service through virtual live service or drive-in service. But the church is not about we come together into the building to worship God. In I Corinthians 3:16 said, "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" We are the church that God wants to use to reach out to other people with His messages of hope.
We need hope more than ever today as the Book of Revelation continues to fulfill in our generation. We see that many people have lost to stay in touch with God and decided to follow the world system. In our national government, we see that many leaders are falling apart from their faiths in God and make decision that would make everybody satisfy rather than pleasing Him. It's choatic situation that people, especially children, don't know what's right from wrong. For example, some children would think they can change who they are. Since the leaders are legalizing more ungodly laws, our nation is becoming more like the day of Gomorrah and Sodom. Now, our nation is currently facing some consequences.
Does this mean that God would never forgive our sins? No! Don't be misunderstand that God would punish all of us forever. Even though we have sinned against Him, He wants us to come home and willing to forgive our sins. That's what Jesus did for every person in the world 2000 years ago. He faced the most horrible Capitol punishment by dying on the Cross for our sins. You couldn't imagine how much blood shed from His body as Roman soldiers mocked Him physically and emotionally. As Jesus hang on the cross, Jesus said, "'Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?' that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46 KJV.) Can we see the agony that He faced. But He just didn't die for the whole world. On the third day (after 6pm on Saturday), He resurrected back to life. His death and resurrection demonstrates that He is willing to forgive us all our sins and give us another chance to live for Him if we'd repent.
God wants to heal our nation (and the whole world) from this global pandemic. But He cannot heal our homeland if we'd continue to live in our ways. We need to surrender our wills and let God take over our homeland. Since Obama took over the White House, we have seen our Christian values was really dropping and increasing more evil ways of living, such as providing more funding to abortion industries for women have the right to murder unborn baby, legalizing drugs, and advocating for LGBTQ. Now, since the Trump administrators took over, things are getting even more worse. Almost all Americans are against this president. Have you seen the news lately? Most media news have been reporting Trump negatively. Since Coronavirus started, we have seen many deaths all over the world, especially in our homeland. I recently read one of Facebook posts that said two people killed during pandemic crisis in the Obama administration, and thousands have died during the Trump administration. Most of all Americans may against Trump while Christians try to protect Him. We cannot play favoritism on our leaders. Whether he is your leader or not, we need to put trust and rely upon God and make judgmental decision according to His will.
Let's bring God back to our homeland rather than putting trust in our leaders. But we need to continue to pray for our leaders to make right decision for our nation.