|Posted by Messiahs Truth on January 21, 2013 at 11:25 AM|
“So Solomon, observed the festival at that time for sevendays, and all Israel with him--a vast assembly, people from Lebo Hamath to the Wadi of Egypt. On the eighth day they held an assembly, for they had celebrated the dedication of the altar for seven days and the festival for seven days more. On the twenty-third day of the seventh monthhe sent the people to their homes, joyful and glad in heart for the good thingsYahweh had done for David and Solomon and for his people Israel. When Solomon had finished the temple of Yahwehand the royal palace, and had succeeded in carrying out all he had in mind to do in the temple of Yahweh and in his ownpalace, Yahweh appeared to him at night and said: "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices. 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, 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 healtheir land.” (2 Chronicles 7:8-14)
Most of us know the main theme ofthis scripture. “If my people…” but the context is what really needs to be examined.
Solomon “observed the festival at that time for seven days, and all Israel with him.”I believe that this festival is Sukkot; the Feast of Tabernacles.
Not only did Yahweh tabernacle or dwell in the temple that Solomon built, He dwelt with and in His people on the Feast of Tabernacles. Notice the phrase ‘Feast of Tabernacles.’ Tabernacles, is plural meaning more than one tabernacle or booth; more than one dwelling place.
Although the temple has been destroyed, Yahweh now dwells with us as His Temple. So now we are the people who are called by His name because He dwells within us.
So here we are; in the year 2013.
The locusts of sin, disobedience; witchcraft are now prevailing over our society.
There is a drought; no rain. The drought is not only physical rain it is also a spiritual drought of the reign of Yahweh over our land, our country and the people. We are suffering a plagueof physical sickness and spiritual sickness of reprobation; the hearts and minds of people are filled with evil and perversion.
It is time; no it is past time for ‘we the people who are called by his name’ to humble ourselves and pray and seek the face of Yahweh, turn from our sins and repent of the sins of our family, our friends, our city, our county, our state and our country. We need to stand in the gap and represent the people of our country who have gone astray because we have all gone astray. We also need to repent of the sins of Israel; the land; Israel the nation and Israel the people. We who are called ‘by his name’ are also Israel becausewe have been grafted into the true Israel.
As the world grows darker the light of Yeshua in us must grow brighter as we humble ourselves before the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Only then will He heal our land.
‘Heal our Land.’ That’s an interesting phrase.
I was a Hospital corpsman in the Navy. I learned that sometimes a wound or infected tissue must scraped and removed, then the rest of the wound must be disinfected and cleansed in order for it to heal.
We as a people and a nation must go through the process of being scraped so that what must be removed is removed. Then we must be disinfected and cleansed so that we the people; the nation can heal.
So let us humble ourselves and cling to Yahweh as we endure the healing process. It is the only way that ‘we the people’ can endure to the end.
Remember, if we are truly ‘called by His name’, first we must ‘know His name’ and second ‘hear His name’ when it is called.