PASTORA MAYRA CASILLAS
“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.”JOB 42:2 (NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION)
It seems that the we, the people of God have forgotten that a substitute for the act of humbling oneself is non-existent. As we draw nearer every day to the Second Coming of Jesus, we must comprehend that a continuous examination of our lifestyles is so much needed, to assure ourselves that we are living lives that please Him and in complete obedience to His Word.
If we recognize that we are living lives that fall short of pleasing God, then what should we do? The answer to that question is found in 2 Chronicles 7:14. This verse contains direct instructions from God as to how to maintain the spiritual stature that God expects of us.
FIRST: God demands that we HUMBLE ourselves. This means to uproot all kind of prideful behaviour which is the first step towards a fall. After we have done this we must then proceed with PRAYER. The immediate effect of humbling oneself and prayer is what gives us access to the path in SEEKING HIS FACE. To seek his face is to seek his will for our lives.
SECOND: When we find ourselves before His face, His Holy Spirit will convince of sin, justice and judgment. It is then where we TURN AWAY FROM OUR WICKED WAYS. This act on our behalf will lead our Heavenly Father to draw his ear and HEAR US FROM HEAVEN.
FINALLY: This is when restoration comes through. There cannot be restoration in our lives until He FORGIVES our sin, it is then when He HEALS OUR LAND. In other words, healing our land is to heal our heart.
Beloved, our time of redemption as days go by becomes more real and tangible when we consider all the prophetic fulfillments that have taken place. These are the days where all believers must live prepared for His Second Coming. We must live each day prepared as if the trumpet were to sound TODAY!!!