June 10 – But If You Forsake Him – II Chronicles 15-16

“The Lord is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.”  This verse is the foundation under the story today.  The prophet Azariah comes to Asa, King of Judah, to remind him of the results of following God or not following God.  He reminds Asa that when Israel was going through much trouble, they found peace when they sought God.  Asa takes action and leads his people in following God.  He destroys false idols and removes ungodly leadership.  He puts on a parade proclaiming proudly the direction of the Country in following God.

Our country is going through the end stages of turning their backs on God.  We have gained momentum from 1964 when we removed the Bible and prayer from our educations system.  We have removed God and the Bible from being our authority which breeds rebellion against any authority.  The only way to reverse this dangerous movement is to return to where we were when God’s hand was upon this Country.  When the Bible was the textbook in our schools and universities.  When God was sought instead of mocked.  We must begin with the revival of our current Christians.  If we do not read our Bible, Pray, and Seek God; how can we expect the world to seek God?  Our Bibles sit motionless until the next time we go to church.  Our head does not bow until the next time we eat.  Our mouths do not proclaim our commitment to Christ until we are among fellow believers.  Revival must begin in our lives.  Revival must start with me.