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;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. (2 Chronicles 7:13-14)
We learned about demand and supply in economic subject in the school. The economic principles of demand and supply transcends the volume of manufacturing products and the economic demands thereof; it also extends to human spiritual activities.
The possible criteria of calamities that can befall man are listed in the verse 13 above. Obviously there is no human solution to these calamities. Only divine intervention can change the tide of evil events. The principles of the solution to these calamities are the four point spiritual demands of God. It includes:
- Specific people of God (not anyone) that are called by the name of God–born again children of Most High God, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again,” (John 3:3) people that had been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, people that are transformed by the renewing of their minds, (Romans 12:2) people that reading and watching the law of righteous and genuinely desire to live by it. People that had chosen righteousness over wickedness and fully resolved to walk in the holiness of God.
- People that can humble themselves before God, people that had subjected their tongues to the seasoning of salt. “Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” (Colossians 4:6) People that are sensitive to the impulses of Holy Spirit. “And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.” (Ezekiel 36:27)
- People that can passionately seek the face of God, because God said in Jeremiah 29:13, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”
- People that are ready to yeild and turn away from their sinful and wicked ways. “I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:25-6)
When these spiritual demands are fully fulfilled, the spiritual supplies will be triggered off and our heavens will be opened like the heavens of Jacob was opened and he saw angels of God trafficking on the heavenly ladder and message of hope and blessings will be voiced upon us. Our God will hear us, forgive our sins and heal our land.
Our helpless spiritual sick land is patiently waiting for divine intervention of God. Our land is a God-given personal space where our biological, spiritual and economical value can thrive and blossom. The land is a place of quiet peace and enjoyable environments for us and our family, where quality and blessed value can be apportioned upon our activities on earth. The way we cultivate the land in holiness and righteousness will determine our harvest God is placing demand upon you and I, the people called by His holy name to live up to the expectation of the demands of God. When we fulfill our part, our Heavenly Father will not fail to fulfill His part. God is patiently waiting for our actions.
Prayer: O Lord, grant me the grace to yield to your precepts of righteousness, desire to seek you with all my mind so that your mercy will prevail to heal our land, in Jesus name, Amen.