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Title |   Heal their land
2016-11-17 04:27
  • · Looking upon JESUS : 70%
  • · Obeying the Word: 80%
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  • HYUN
“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 I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

It is evident that Korea needs a healing now, probably more so than any other time in the recent history. What does God say about healing the land? If Christians humble themselves, pray, seek God's face and turn from their wicked ways, then God will hear them and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Praying is prominently listed as a requirement, and this is completely expected. Is there anything significant in the Bible that was achieved without praying? In fact, Christians ought to think of praying as breathing. After all, Bible exhorts us to pray without ceasing. This may sound impossible to do, but if we live in the present consciousness of Jesus (walking with Jesus 24 hours), then we would be interacting with Jesus constantly and we would be praying without ceasing. With Korea mired in all kinds of turmoil, the Christians ought to pray fervently more so than ever.

One of the practical, if not the most important, benefits of walking with Jesus all the time is that we are able to discern God's will more readily than those who think of Jesus only sporadically. When we walk with him, we would be talking to him and interact with him constantly. Provided that what God tells us is confirmed by the Word and certain peace that the Holy Spirit gives us, we can discern the exact role that we should play in this rapidly changing time. Facing the current turmoil, we need to ask God for guidance in three areas: mission (what should I do?), motive (why do I want to do this? is my motive godly? -- not for self glorification?); and finally method (how should I do it?)

It may be true that God desires some changes in the government or in the leadership of Korea. The manner in which the scandals surrounding certain individual became a public knowledge has a certain providential touch, not to mention the facts surrounding the scandal that are almost surreal and more unbelievable than an poorly written drama script. But as Christians, we need to pray first to seek God’s will in our individual life -- to know what exactly God wants each of us to do. The last thing we should do is to be swept in some kind of a mob mentality fueled by anger and contempt. "Everything that can be done in anger can be done better without anger." (Paraphrased, Dallas Willard) As we live our lives as the salt and light in the society that is beset with shock and a feeling of betrayal, the first step to take is drawing closer to God and to seek His face and wisdom.