The other night I was watching another very popular Christian movie in which was organized another national time of prayer , pleading with God to hear from heaven and forgive our sins.
But is 2 Chronicles 7:14 a scriptural way for Christians to pray?
This may shock many because it seems like the trendy thing to do, but the answer is
First It’s contrary to the finished work of the cross .
Second forgiveness of sins is not based on what we do it’s based on what Christ has already done .
Third 2 Chronicles 7:14 was under the old covenant and at the time written was directed toward Israel and not believers under the new covenant
As new covenant believers in Christ we don’t beg God or plead for God to forgive us . Why ? because In Christ... He already has!
Didn’t God say that under the new covenant that our sins and iniquities He would remember no more?
Then shouldn’t we just humbly agree with God and thank Him for what He said that He’s already done ?
Yes I believe in Humility, but humility doesn’t mean groveling .
Humility is to agree with what God says is true.
According to the new covenant Jesus died and paid the price for all of our sins and He did it once and for all ! Humility says.. Yes and Amen!
Remember Jesus was the lamb who took away the sin of the world ? Did or didn’t He take way the sin of the world ? I believe He succeeded .
Jesus died , He she’d his blood for our sins and it actually worked ! Mission Accomplished!
Our sins are forgiven..and we have been made righteous in Christ. Humility agrees with what Jesus has already accomplished.
He who knew no sin became sin so that we would be made the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21
And haven’t we already been blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ?
And hasn’t God already healed our land ? By His stripes I am healed ..
Maybe we should say.. If God’s people would simply humble themselves believe and receive what God has already accomplished in Christ then they would begin to see the manifest blessings of heaven .