An astonishing and horrible thing has been committed in the land: The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule by their own power; And My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end? —Jeremiah 5:30-31, NKJV
I’ve been spending a lot of time reading the Old Testament prophets lately, and I can’t help but relate many of the conditions and warnings of those times to where we are today. I see two options as a result … we can ignore the warnings of God’s Word and continue on in our own self-absorbed pursuits, or we can choose to heed God’s warnings and humble ourselves and pray for revival.
If we choose the first option, we may enjoy ourselves for a short time, spending our lives in pleasant activities (not necessarily sinful) but inevitably ending in judgment and destruction for our nation. Or we can choose to follow the admonition of 2 Chronicles 7:14 and “humble [ourselves] and pray,” for we serve a faithful and merciful God who may yet send revival and healing to our land.
I know there are many of you readers in lands other than my own (America), and that you too see the need for prayer and intercession for your country.
May we, as Christ’s representatives here on earth, be faithful to choose wisely and pray for revival! For if we do not, God’s Word via the prophet Jeremiah asks, “What will you do in the end?”
Even if we are saved as individuals, what of the others who are pleased to follow false prophets “rule by their own power,” rather than God’s?
The end God warns us about is near, and we must pray, beloved, for when that end is here, there will be no more time to wonder “What will you do in the end?”
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