Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Seek The Lord

               As I read the scriptures in Zechariah 8:20-23 quoted below, I am reminded what Jesus told us in Matthew;

Matthew 28:19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Not only are we “…to seek the Lord…,” we are to “Go ye…”  It is God’s command through His only Begotten Son Jesus the Christ.
              In our “seeking,” it may for some be an hourly need, to others a daily or weekly need.  In any case, “seeking” must be with a humble, repenting attitude.  If we are “seeking” as an obligation rather than a need, what do we expect from God?  (Not sorry for all the grief we have caused Him.)  Yet, our first request is always, “Bless me, Oh Lord!!!!” 
              We must go to God in Love for Him and His Son, knowing the Holy Spirit is a part of us.  Seek the Lord…” with compassion, with sorrow, and repentance in our hearts.  When we as individuals have finally broken down and become the servant of the Lord, then we need to “Go.”  Our “Going” is first here in Wellington, Texas, (including Collingsworth County.)  We are Missionaries for the Lord in our home town.  We send Missionaries to the foreign fields (all nations) to help us with  the “all.”
              Our theme for the year here at Fundamental Baptist Church is “Revive Us Again.”  It was derived from:  Habakkuk 3:2  O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

              Revival must begin here at our local level.  It is not something that starts on the National level.  It must begin in our hearts, nowhere else.  We often use:

2 Chronicles 7:14 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.

We have always applied this to our Nation.  However, I believe God wants it applied to our individual Christians hearts.  Once this happens, our Nation will “be covered.”  This is why we need revival, to hear God’s Word, and apply it to our hearts.  Repent and “…seek the Lord…         

Bro John R. E Chastain

(Zechariah 8:20-23 KJB)  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities:  (21)  And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: I will go also.  (22)  Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.  (23)  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

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