“Can we please stop the insanity? We’re praying for the wrong people. The problem with our view of “revival” is that we think it’s exactly what everyone else needs. We are getting 2 Chronicles 7:14 all wrong:“…if my people who are called by my name 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” (ESV)2 Chronicles 7:14 – the most popular verse cited when the topic of “revival” stirs – is not a call for intercession, it’s a plea for humility and real repentance among God’s people.Originally published in Crosswalk (August 11, 2016), reaching nearly 1,000,000 people, with re-posts on WROL Radio, KSIR Radio, WFIL Radio, WPIT Radio and KFAX Radio.
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