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Seek My Face (5 of 7)
Series: Recipe for Revival
II Chronicles 7:20
I would like you to take your Bible and open it to II Chronicles chapter 20. Today we continue in our series based on II Chronicles 7:14 ''If my people who are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face.'' Today we talk about ''seek my face''. One of the conditions of revival is we must seek the face of God. What is it to seek the face of God? Well today we have an example here in II Chronicles 20 of a king of Judah who had a tremendous problem. Because he had a problem he decided he would seek God's face. Now if you have a problem of any kind today, and that would be all of us amen? I mean, you either have a problem or you just got out of a problem or you are going into a problem. If you have a problem then you need to seek God's face. Certainly we have the problem that we need revival. We need to seek God's face for revival. We need to seek God's face in our daily life. We need to seek the face of God. Too often we seek the hand of God. We want a handout from God so we seek God's hand. We say, ''Give me this and give me that. God, give me this and give me that. God give me a handout.'' But God says the answer is not in seeking the hand of God, but it's seeking the face of God. King Jehoshaphat decides he will seek the face of God because he faces a momentous problem.
Now the first thing he does is he confronts the problem. I want you to notice verses one and two. ''It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle. Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, 'There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and, behold, they be in Hazazontamar, which in Engedi.'''He said, ''There are three great armies that are coming against you, Jehoshaphat and already they are at Engedi.'' Now, Engedi is just a ...
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