As seen in yesterday’s devotional, the Almighty God chose to extend His passionate call to us mankind for *“reasoning together”;* so that He forgives us our sins and rebuild us for peaceful relationship with Him. God usually feel bad when any human being dies in sin or in wickedness. This is because He created every human being. This is *contained in Ezekiel 33: 11 saying “…As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, O house of Israel?” (NIV).* This statement is addressed to all nations globally who encourage wicked acts and rebelliousness against God. This passage ended with an emotional feeling of God. He says *“Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, O house of Israel?”*
This *“God’s kind of invitation”* is not meant to be ignored. As it is a high risk to ignore an invitation from one’s country President so it is more a severer risk to ignore God’s invitation for dialogue in order that the world repent of her sins. What God means by saying *“…come, let us reason together”* is for dialoguing. But one will say “But I am neither an Israelite nor a Christian, why should I respond?” Answer to this view is that, you know there is a Supreme Being. You have His name in your heart like the Israelites or the Christians. The name you call upon when in a most dangerous situation is the one inviting you to this dialogue.
The global insecurity, the global economic recession, the global violence, protests against governments and other related ones, indicate that the world leaders are no longer in control of their worlds. It is an indication too, that God has handed the globe over to wicked acts for her to destroy her citizens. Internal crises as well as international crises show God is angry. The call for meeting together with God is a call to meet at God’s presence and humble ourselves, admit our wickedness and plead for God’s mercy. World leaders can permit the religious people to gather representing them at their various worship halls to cry to God for mercy and deliverances. *God says in 2 Chronicles 7: 14, that “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins and heal their land” (ESV).*
It is time for the world leaders to do just this. Let nobody makes light of this!!
1. Father, listen to our cries and have mercy. Whether we admit it or not, our leaders have rebelled against you greatly. Forgive us and heal our lands in Jesus name.
2. We are all confused. Our knowledge and wisdom are failing us daily. Give us right directions in Jesus name.
3. O LORD GOD, grant the world powers repentant hearts to know you and fear you in Jesus name.
*STATEMENT OF CONFESSION:*
I am amongst the delivered. God never created me to destroy me. Hallelujah.