2 Chronicles 7:14 (King James Version)

14If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves #1, and pray #2, and seek my face #3, and turn from their wicked ways #4; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

 

Today we will talk about turning from your wicked ways. This number 4 conditional clause is just as important as the 3 other conditional clauses. What does it mean to turn from your wicked ways? It means to do a 180 degree turn. When we turn 180 degrees we turn our back away from something. God really wants us to turn 180 degrees from where we are now. God wants us to turn from our wicked ways.

In our society today, we see all kinds of acts of wickedness that are occurring. The things that we read in our Bible concerning Sodom and Gomorrah are taking place in the United States. Well that is not the only wickedness! There is idol worship and there is all kinds of things that we as Americans have participated in… You may say I have not participated in any of these things. Well if you are part of the Christians that are making the statement: ” So who cares what these people are doing, it does not affect me!” If you are making that kind of statement, then you are silently agreeing with what is happening in the United States and all over the world. You have taken a silent approach to agreeing about wickedness. Church we must wake up and take our stand as Christians. We must put God first and His Word. It’s important for the Christians to wake up in America and pray. It’s important that we live by the Word of God and that we do not allow ourselves to be swayed.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

We must turn away from silent agreement and start standing up and making our voices heard. Sin is not always blatant in front of you but it is subtle. The enemy (Satan) works in subtlety. The church as a whole has not turned away from wickedness. I know this tends to bother people when they hear a statement like this but it is the truth. The church today has catered to wickedness. We say well it does not hurt us so why should I care. Well, if the church would really look, it does affect us. Wickedness leads to death. The Bible says to abstain from all appearance of evil. So if it looks evil then don’t participate. If it looks evil then say something about it.

Let me say this… If your child were to do something evil, would you just let the evil continue or would you address the evil? We can agree that we would address the evil. As a parent I am trying to help my children keep themselves from evil. I am trying my best to show them and teach them the difference between right and wrong. The Bible is our manual to help us see what the difference is between right and wrong. Church we need to do our best to address evil and help to turn people from these ways. If we don’t then we are part of the problem and we will be responsible for what happens.

The world has become more and more evil everyday. We are seeing evil things done against the USA and the Church. It’s time to wake up, you Christians, and take control by praying. It’s time to turn away from the wickedness so God will hear our prayers and heal our land! I love God, the Church, and the USA. I want to see America healed again. It’s time to rise up and take a stand!

Be Blessed!

Pastor Philip Roman

Love Walk Christian Center

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