Miss-Lou needs healing hand

Published 2:28 pm Saturday, May 5, 2007

In 1 Chronicles 7:13-14, God says, “If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 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 (God) hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

We need healing in our land. Our land, this Miss-Lou, is not experiencing the blessing of God.

In the Scripture we stated, a closed heaven where no rain is let down is not a blessing. It represents a land that is not producing properly.

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We need more good businesses and factories in this land to support its citizens.

Crime and drug addiction are devouring our land. We need a move of God in this area, or this area will continue to go down hill.

To get this move of God, what do we have to do?

First of all, we as the church of the living God need to change for the better.

Notice this statement is not to the devil’s crowd, but to God’s people. You can be a child of God and have a need to change for the better.

1 Peter 4:17 states, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God; and if it first begins at us, what shell the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?”

We as the body of Christ must humble ourselves. We must judge ourselves and repent of anything that will hinder our prayers from being answered.

The body of Christ through the Spirit is the hope for this area. Psalm 66:18 states, “If I regard iniquity (sin) in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.”

We as the body of Christ will pray in healing into the Miss-Lou area after we repent of our own wicked ways.

God longs to bless, heal and deliver our land. God needs pure vessels to pray to Him to release His hands to bless.

Let us humble ourselves and ask God to cleans us from our sins. Let us ask God to forgive us and make us right on the inside.

God longs to forgive us more than we desire God’s forgiveness. Expect changes in this land, as we, the church, pray with clean hearts.

The Rev. Troy N. Thomas is pastor of Bethel Church in Vidalia.