Are We Selling Our Brethren For Profit?
This slot on Friday evening is usually reserved for some good funny church jokes. However, today I pause for a while.
I saw the following post on Facebook and I did not know whether to laugh or cry.
(I apologize for the poor quality of the images. You can view the original on the Facebook link)
My dear friends, do you think the church should join the money hungry merchants in the world to prophet from the pain and suffering of the sick and helpless who are suffering and some even dying from this deadly demonic virus?
My friends, after seeing this post, I chose to cry because God is also weeping.
When will we learn? When will we repent of our wicked ways so that God will heal our land?
I choose to repent!
So once again, I found myself crying out to God in repentance.
Lord, we have sinned and done evil in your sight. Please forgive us Lord. Have mercy upon us!
And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed our brethren the Jews, which were sold unto the heathen; and will ye even sell your brethren? or shall they be sold unto us? Then held they their peace, and found nothing to answer.
Also I said, It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies? (Nehemiah 5:8)
After the Lord Jesus Christ has redeemed us from the bondage of sin and gave us a new life so that we are now children of the living God, should we indeed enslaved our brethren in the bondage of poverty by selling them the free gift of healing and salvation for money?
Lord, I repent on behalf of your people.
We have done foolishly in your sight.
Forgive us, Lord, and let your mercy dispel the fury of your great wrath that is upon this land.
Forgive us and heal our land. It is not because of our righteousness, which is like filthy rags in your sight.
But, you will do it because of your everlasting mercy and your great name.
Lord, we repent! In Jesus name, Amen.
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. Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attend unto the prayer that is made in this place. (2 Chronicles 7:13-15)