Pastor Sammy L. Edwards
13 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;
14 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 hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
15 Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.
16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there forever, and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually. (never end or change)
Greetings family and friends, the Word of God has come to give you hope, and a since of getting closer to God. Sometimes we need to sit back, relax and wait on the Lord to speak to us. To receive directly from Him. This is the Word that came to me back in January of this year because I asked the Lord to give me a Word to deliver to His people.
We all have a tendency to ask “What If this happens or What if there is no way out or what if some one went crazy or what if I didn’t have or what if frog had wings and when he jump’s will he bump his butt. Or what if I’m not Love or what if I’m not liked and the most predominate – What if there was no God?? We all or endowed with the question “What If”.
Through out the Bible God speaks to us in the formed of mind informative nature, in other words to enlighten your mind with a freedom to think. He has given us Free will to make decisions based on truths and not lies. In the passage 2 Chronicles 7:13, he says “IF” which is (IAW Merriam Webster) 1a: in the event that b: allowing that c: on the assumption that and d: on condition that.
God is saying on this condition and in the event of the obedience of my people, you will hear from me, and I will forgive them of all their sins, and I will heal their land, their sickness, and bless all their possessions, they will be a peculiar people to me And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
In all that the Lord saying what He will do, What if you don’t believe it?
For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
4Absolutely not! God must be true, even if every human being is a liar, as it is written:
So that it can show that you are right in your words;
and you will triumph when you are judged.
What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,
What if you’re not ready for the Lord’s return, what are you going to do run, hide under a rock, the rock is going to cry out for you or better yet behind a tree is going to tell you to MOVE! Stop hiding behind me. May I make a suggestion”:
Turn from your wicked ways and surrender your life to Jesus. Because it is He that will save you, not Husband, wife, Momma, Daddy, Sister nor brother. You see you are on your own when it comes to salvation, and YOU must make the right decision and say I’m gonna be save no matter what or who try to stop me.
What if you sin and keep on sinning?
If you sin, what do you accomplish against Him? Nothing, you will be a vagabond, a by product and some one who He will spit out of His mouth.
9So what are we saying? Are we better off? Not at all. We have already stated the charge: both Jews and Greeks are all under the power of sin. 10As it is written,
There is no righteous person, not even one.
11There is no one who understands.
There is no one who looks for God.
12They all turned away.
They have become worthless together.
There is no one who shows kindness.
There is not even one.
13Their throat is a grave that has been opened.
They are deceitful with their tongues,
and the poison of vipers is under their lips.
14Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.
15Their feet are quick to shed blood;
16destruction and misery are in their ways;
17and they don’t know the way of peace.
18There is no fear of God in their view of the world.
This sounds so much like the world today.
But, I say don’t give up because Christ Jesus have paid in full the price for all our sins and through Him is the way to Heaven and everlasting life. Remember John 3:16-18 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? That tells me He will come back again. Let’s be ready and wait, be patient because He is on His way back.
In closing, take your IFs and turn them into Yes, I can, I will, I shall or will do. Be Bless.
Psalm 19: 14
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.