The context to this great promise of God which applies to His people....both Israel and the Church, is one of God's conditions towards his people, for them to fulfil, in order that disaster and calamity or God's judgment on the nation or the people, be averted, and God's blessing restored. The following promise comes from the Bible, the book of Second Chronicles chapter 7 verses 12-14, and especially the actual promise found in verse 14.
2 Chronicles 7v12 " I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a temple for sacrifices. v13 When I shut up the heavens so that their is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among My people..........
(Verse14): '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.'
Note the conditions:
1. My people, who are called by My name,
2. will humble themselves
3. and pray
4. and seek My face
5. and turn from their wicked ways,
1. will I hear from heaven
2. and will forgive their sin
3. and will HEAL THEIR LAND.
God, who rules over all creation, all nations and peoples, will restore a nation or people who are willing to come to Him and humble themselves according to the above conditions. The principle is valid for individuals as well.
Britain needs to come back to God's ways of living, according to His Word, His manual, His Book: The Bible. The Church needs to pray according to the above conditions on behalf of the nations of Britain. The Church should also pray for God's nation of Israel, that the nation fulfils His conditions for spiritual resoration and God's bountiful blessings, salvation and protection.
A prophetic word: which I received about this verse in relation to the Church and Britain is to be found below, and also on the Contemporary Prophecies page of this website.
A new musical: is being prepared for touring the nation in Spring 2010. It is called: 'HEAL OUR LAND'. Here are the words of the first song... 'WHEN THE LORD SPEAKS'. It is backed by music in a powerful contemporary style and sung by a multicultural choir of individual soloists.
When the Lord speaks, speaking of a nation, that He will plant it and it will be great.
If that nation will not obey Him, God will remove His blessings and grace.
When the Lord speaks, speaking of a nation, that He will destroy it because of its sin.
If that nation turns from its evil, God will forgive and bring blessing again.
Turn to the Lord, Great Britain. Turn to the Lord again.
Don’t make the Lord your enemy – He still wants to be your friend.
He does not want to hurt you, or have to send destruction.
Doesn’t want to punish but hold you in love.
But if this nation doesn’t want to serve Him,
He will keep His promise – judgement from above.
A prophetic word received in the early hours of Wed 23rd Sept 09 by David :
NB. The context of the key bible verse 2 Chronicles 7v14....'IF MY PEOPLE....' in the prophecy below is found in the passage below:
‘The LORD Appears to Solomon’ 11 When Solomon had finished the temple of the Lord and the royal palace, and had succeeded in carrying out all he had in mind to do in the temple of the Lord and in his own palace, 12 the Lord appeared to him at night and said: "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices. 13 "When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 14 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. 15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. 16 I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there. 17 "As for you, if you walk before me as David your father did, and do all I command, and observe my decrees and laws, 18 I will establish your royal throne, as I covenanted with David your father when I said, 'You shall never fail to have a man to rule over Israel.' 19 "But if you turn away and forsake the decrees and commands I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them, 20 then I will uproot Israel from my land, which I have given them, and will reject this temple which I have consecrated for my Name. I will make it a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples. 21 And though this temple is now so imposing, all who pass by will be appalled and say, 'Why has the Lord done such a thing to this land and to this temple?' 22 People will answer, 'Because they have forsaken the Lord, the God of their fathers, who brought them out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshipping and serving them—that is why he brought all this disaster on them.' " 2Chronicles 7:11-22 (ANIV) The Bible.
This is a new day for My Church, beloved. A fresh opportunity for you, My people, representing Britain before the throne. I am revisiting My Church with the same word I gave you many years ago. A new generation has arisen to be included in this call.
I have promised you that, “.....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 Chron 7:14 (ANIV)
I give you a new opportunity, Church, to fulfill this call. A HUMBLE people, aware of their own lack of ability to bring lasting change to their society without Me. Aware of their utter need to PRAY in depth and strength together, representing each community as a united body of regular and committed prayer. A people who know how to go deeper with their God – to give time to SEEKING ME, listening for My voice, My leading, My instruction, in order to see My anointing flow. A people who know more of the beat of My heart for your nation, My passion for lost souls, My concern for a broken people.
I am calling you, My Church in Britain again to fulfill the conditions of this promise in order to revisit your nation. Yes, it is in your hands to respond, and to choose this day whom you will serve – choosing Me, your Lord and God, full of compassion for a nation in trouble, longing to reach out and restore through you.
Yes, it is you, My people, My Church, who hold the key to this nation. I give you the commission, the responsibility, the call afresh to unlock this nation and its people to the things of God, from which so many have been sealed by the enemy – the evil one. The foremost key for you is to TURN FROM YOUR WICKED WAYS, to hunger for Me anew, and to forsake the evil that so dominates you. I call you to surrender your love for those areas of sin which keep you in bondage. I call you to choose to forsake the sin that so easily trips you and causes you to stumble, and spoils our relationship together.
It is a new day, a new opportunity. Those who heed Me, especially in the area of personal sin, who choose to TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, will find new strength and enabling to sacrifice these pleasures, and a new release into the freedom of the sons of God. I love you deeply and long for your freedom - which is already yours in Christ – to be manifest and effective in your lives. Yet do not strive in your own strength for you will fail. Believe Me for My strength, for I live in you and will grant you a release of power to truly make a stand against the sin which so easily entangles you and trips you up. I am for you, not against you, yet you must make your stand.
Now is the time to humble yourselves to submit to My word, to pray corporately across your community with other brethren from churches other than your own. Now is the time for leaders to seek Me together in the area, representing their people and their community. My ears will be open and attentive to such prayer. I have promised in My word to pour out the anointing when My people gather before Me in unity of heart and purpose…..
“How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! 2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron's beard, down upon the collar of his robes. 3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life for evermore.” Psalms 133:1-3 (ANIV)
1 “If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus...” Phil 2:1-5 (ANIV)
It is up to the leaders to show the way, as you pray together, as you seek My face together, as in the early church, and in times of My moves in your nation.
I desire to bless My church in Britain. I desire to rescue a nation in turmoil, and a once-great people in Me. I desire to visit your nation again, in power. I call you, beloved, My church in Britain, to fast and pray, to obey My prompting, to risk your own reputations, your own ministries, even your own callings. Only as you lay these on the altar of sacrifice and obedience will I move among you. There is no other way. This is another chance for you. Who knows but that you have been called and chosen for this very hour?
And you My child, you who feel inadequate and unable, young and inexperienced, or older and fallen in sin, I hold out My hand and My heart to you, for I can use you. There is a place for you in the scheme of things. There is a hope for you in My plans and purposes. You are special to Me, and I will help you, will inspire and lead you, will encourage and strengthen you. All things are possible with God!
This nation of peoples is now in the last stages of descent into disintegration and chaos. The only bulwark against this is My church. The only means of saving this nation from being engulfed in a tide of evil and decay, false religion and folly, is through a church unified in the call and response to intercede before Me on behalf of Britain. This is the time. Who will arise? Who is willing on the day of battle? Who is willing to give their lives to the task, even surrender their life for the cause? – for some will indeed lay down their lives for the good of the nation.
"The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 I tell you the truth, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honour the one who serves me.” John 12:23-26 (ANIV)
On sharing this word, a few key points were made:
Firstly that God is giving the Church in Britain A SECOND CHANCE to fulfil 2 Chronicles 7v14.
Secondly, that the emphasis is on turning from our wicked ways…maybe that was not done last time around?
Thirdly, God is concerned that church leaders meet in their area to PRAY together, and seek His face for their area, beyond the interests of their own church or stream.