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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Famine and Spiritual Poverty”
With all of today’s political correctness, what we are beginning to see a real famine for God’s word within the church and in the lives of Christians.
The reason is because the church, especially in America, is now more interested in the rights of the people to continue to live a life of sin, and to live lives that are in direct contradiction to God and His word.
It was such an atmosphere that the prophet Amos ran into in Israel. And what we see is that the Lord was now going to pour out His judgment upon the land. To Amos the Lord said, “‘Behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord God, ‘That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.’” (Amos 8:11)
But that is not the worst of it, there is also a famine for God. Jesus addressed this famine as He admonished the church of Laodicea, the church that would be present in the last days.
Jesus said, “You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.” (Revelation 3:17)
How do we turn away from God’s upcoming judgment against the land and against the church. It is to return to the Lord God. A return is called for, and when we do return, the promise is that God will see it and restore.
This promise is found in 2 Chronicles 7:14 when the Lord said, “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 sin and heal their land.”
Therefore, let’s return to the Lord, and when we do His promise is that He will return to us (Zechariah 1:3)
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