In 2 Chronicles 6, Solomon was dedicating the temple, where God’s presence would dwell among the Israelites. This House was the place to meet with God and show the nations, the covenant relationship He has with the Israelites. Solomon desired a place where His glory would dwell, but at the same time knowing a temple could not even hold His presence. You will notice Solomon prayed for seven different situations and asked God to intervene when His people called out to Him and repented. He would deliver them from their present situation.
God appeared to Solomon one night and answered Solomon’s prayers.
2 Chronicles 7:14 He said, “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, will forgive their sin and will heal their land 15 Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place.
These are conditional promises. And God always fulfills His promises when we do what He asks us to do. This is our part. We come together and pray and tell Him that we submit to His ways and that we will follow His leadership. That is humbling ourselves to the LORD. We need to seek His face. We need to ask Him, “What are you thinking, or what is on Your heart that You would like to reveal to us. Then after we ask Him questions, we need to be good listeners to what He has to say to us. Next, we are to be obedient to turn from anything that we are doing that hinders love. Repentance is the next thing to do. He calls us to turn from our wrong ways. We, as believers need to walk uprightly in all areas of our lives and be thankful that He points these areas out. God will hear our cry, forgive our sins and heal our land. He said He would restore our hearts to wholeness and heal our physical land where innocent blood has been shed. Oh, for believers to be able to love Him whole heartedly and have our land be fruitful again, where there has been drought, or flooding.
This is one of the things we do in the IHOPABQ Prayer Room. We humble ourselves before the throne, seek His face and repent. We are confident that He hears and answers our petitions.