7:14 If My People Pray & Seek His Face 2 Chronicles 7:13 NIV 13 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people,
2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV 14 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 I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Jesus said that we are to pray, “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Philippians 4:6 NKJV 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Colossians 4:2 NKJV 2 Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;
I Peter 4:7 NKJV 7 But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.
Mark 14:36 NKJV 36 And He said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will. ”
Acts 17:11 NKJV 11 These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.
1. They were fair-minded
2. They searched the scripture to see if the words Paul preached about Jesus were true (they investigated) Jeremiah 1:5 NKJV 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
Mark 9:40 NKJV 40 For he who is not against us is on our side.
God calls us to seek His face. II Chronicles 7:14 NKJV 14 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.
The Hebrew word for face literally means His presence. Jeremiah 29:13 NKJV 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
I Chronicles 16:11 NKJV 11 Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face evermore!
Hebrews 11:6 NKJV 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Deuteronomy 4:29 NKJV 29 But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Hosea 10:12 NKJV 12 Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord , Till He comes and rains righteousness on you.