Restoring broken relationship with God 2 Chro 7

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Restoring broken relationship with God 2 Chro 7: 11 – 22 By: Pastor Sola

Restoring broken relationship with God 2 Chro 7: 11 – 22 By: Pastor Sola Oni

`` Introduction Our God is a God of relationship. He lived in heaven in

`` Introduction Our God is a God of relationship. He lived in heaven in relationship with the Son and with the Holy Spirit. He created us, man, woman and children to have relationship with Him and with one another. When the relationship between Him and man was broken, and because of His great love for man, He went ahead to sacrifice His only Son for man in order that man may be in continuous relationship with Him here on earth and later-on in heaven. Restoring broken relationship with God shall be subject of this message.

Types of Relationship: Vertical and Horizontal Relationship JESUS

Types of Relationship: Vertical and Horizontal Relationship JESUS

Types of Relationship: God honoring Relationship: Man – God through the Son (Jesus) –

Types of Relationship: God honoring Relationship: Man – God through the Son (Jesus) – Vertical Relationship with God Man - with neighbor – fellow humans, family members, spouse, friends, brethren, etc, - Horizontal relationship with neighbor, Math 22: 37 -40 God dishonoring Relationship: • Man - other gods & Satan, Lev 19: 4, 31, Rom 1: 23, 25, Rev 13: 3 -8 • Man – man & woman - woman relationship, Lev 18: 22; Rom 1: 26 • Man – beast relationship, Lev 18: 23 Basis of relationship is LOVE

Cause (s) of our broken relationship with God • Sin of: • Disobedience to

Cause (s) of our broken relationship with God • Sin of: • Disobedience to His commands, decrees, statutes, Isa 59: 1 -2; Lev 19: 37 • Grumbling & Craving for what was left behind in Egypt, Num 11: 4 -6, 20, 33 • Despising/not trusting God to protect us from enemies, Num 14: 1 -4, 11 -12, 21 -23, 26 -37 • Complaining about the leadership God put in place, Num 12: 2, 9 -10; 16: 1 -5, 35, 49 • Impatient & speaking against God, Num 21: 4 -7; Math 12: 31 • Sexual immorality/perversion leading to idolatry, Num 25: 1 -3, 6 -9 • Forgetting God and becoming proud, Deut 8: 10 -14, 17 -20 • Covetousness, drunkenness, slandering , swindling, 1 Cor 6: 9 - 11

Consequences of our sins • It separates man from God, Gen 3: 23 -24,

Consequences of our sins • It separates man from God, Gen 3: 23 -24, Isa 59: 1 -2 • Brings God’s anger, Josh 7: 1; 1 Kgs 16: 2 • Brings God’s curse, Gen 3: 17 -18 • Ground was cursed, Gen 3: 17 -18 • Toil and sweat because of it, Gen 3: 16 -17, 19 • Pain in childbirth, Gen 3: 16 • Brings calamities, • • Drought, 2 Chr 6: 26 -28; Jer 5: 24; War, 2 Chro 6: 36 -39 Sickness, Exo 15: 23; Psm 38: 3 National problems, Pro 14: 34; Jer 8: 14 -16 • Brings God’s punishment • Present, Amos 3: 1 - 2; Jer 5: 25 • Future punishment, Math 18: 9; Mk 3: 29; Rev 20: 15

Restoration of broken relationship with God • God alone is the one that can

Restoration of broken relationship with God • God alone is the one that can restore the relationship • Man is to key into His restoration process. Which is: Humble ourselves, 2 Chr 7: 14 a o Recognize that our sins caused the separation, 1 John 1: 8 Pray and seek His face, v 14 b Turn from our wicked ways, v 14 c Commit to His righteousness • Then, 2 Chr 7: • He will hear from heaven, v 14 d • He will forgive our sins • He will heal our land • His eyes will be open to us, v 15 a • His ears will be attentive to our prayers, v 15 b • His eyes and heart will always be with us, v 15 c

Conclusion When we break our relationship with our neighbor, we can come to God

Conclusion When we break our relationship with our neighbor, we can come to God and ask Him to help us intervene to restore the relationship. It is however, a very dangerous thing to lose our relationship with God. When such happens, we become open to His wraths, afflictions, oppressions, curses, etc, and who is going to help us beg Him to restore such? We must therefore guard our relationship with Him jealously so that we do not fall from our secured place of honor and be doomed. May the Lord help us in Jesus’ name!