GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE ….
“If My People…..”
“If my people …” Just these few Words should make you stop whatever you are doing and repeat the whole Scripture because God is speaking directly to you.
“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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)
This Scripture is a call for action on our part. We must humble ourselves – seek Him – turn away from sin – share His Word – make disciples. We must get in alignment with God. We have become complacent and strayed from including God in everything we do. What happened to loving one another – being kind to one another – looking out for the welfare of others? Time to pray individually and collectively. Seek Him first – align yourself with God’s righteousness.
Pastor Brice has been diligently taking us through a course of study, Psalm 119, and adamantly trying to get us to hide the Word in our hearts. To delve deeper into the Word – to let the Word of God be ingrained in our mind – spirit – heart. Psalm 119:25-32 was our learning Scripture for our Wednesday Night W.O.W. (Word on the Web) class. The anonymous writer of Psalm 119 expresses a heavy heart. He is depressed – crying out.
Our world is in trials right now; this COVID-19 pandemic, the senseless shooting deaths of African Americans and the recent senseless murder of George Floyd – by an officer of the law who was sworn to protect and to serve. These experiences have left us with sorrowful hearts – left us in depression – left us crying.
“My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.” – Psalm 119:28 (NIV)
“We all will experience a heavy heart – become depressed – tears flowing.” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
What do you do when you become depressed? “Resort to prayer – call on God!” – Pastor Brice
There are three accounts in the Bible, where Jesus wept! He wept at Bethany before raising Lazarus; John 11:35. He wept in sympathy with the people for peace in Jerusalem; Luke 19:41-44. He wept over sin during his fervent prayer to His Father; Hebrews 5:7.
Are we causing Jesus to weep? Have our sinful actions been so disrespectful to Him that He is actually weeping over our souls?
“Sin in your life breaks God’s heart.” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
Did you realize that our sins are hurtful to God? We are not just hurting ourselves and others when we sin, we are also hurting God.
Do you want to be the cause for Jesus to weep? Are you ready to start acting right, yet?
Hide the Word in your heart – mind – soul. Let the Word take control – let the Word rule your life – overcome the sin in your life. Put on the full Armor of God. No one can literally see this Weapon of God, but they will feel It – be a witness to It. Be the reason for God to smile.
Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan