Sackcloth = Humility


Introduction

Let me ask a question, what if God’s people as in Old Testament times, put on sackcloth and humbled themselves before Him and prayed to change America what kind of change will occur?

The United States

Have you ever stopped to wonder why God had blessed America with such bounty for generations? Yet, today it slips between our fingers as water runs between them. We lost our humility in the United States with such a proud arrogance that nations around the world, hate us when many used to love us.

It is now time for the American Christian to wake up and leave their comfort zone and, take a stand for Jesus Christ or do you prefer embarrassment on the day of judgment when standing before the God of Creation, and He asks why you did nothing?

Christians in Sackcloth

We as Christians must put on our sackcloth humbling one’s self before God before He ends our country for its sin. King David put on sackcloth because he sinned by numbering the people, his ego got the best of him and put the country in jeopardy. Too many individuals in America today are greedy beyond measure with an ego as massive as the country itself.

Too many Christians subscribe to the idea that the health and wealth gospel for them is acceptable. With their wealth, they forget the poor and remain in their comfort zone. How sad.

Acts 2:43-47, says,

43 Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe, and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.

44 And those who had believed were together and had everything in common;

45 and they sold their property and possessions and were sharing them with anyone in need.

46 Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals with gladness and sincerity of heart,

47 praising God and having favor with the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who He saved. (NASB)

Many today believe my money is my money; however, we die, NOTHING goes with us. Humility and Love are the two things worth having, do you have them?

1 Chronicles 21:16, says,

16 Then David lifted his eyes and saw the angel of the LORD standing between earth and heaven, with his drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, covered with sackcloth, fell on their faces. (NASB)

Look what Mordecai in the book of Ester did when he discovered what Haman wanted to do to Mordecai’s people after Haman tricked the king into signing an order to execute the Jewish people in one day. Mordecai put on sackcloth and covered himself in ashes to show his humility and prayed.

Esther 4:1-3, says,

1 When Mordecai learned what Haman’s plan was, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city and wailed loud and bitter.

2 He went as far as the king’s gate, for no one was to enter the king’s gate clothed in sackcloth.

3 In every province where the command and decree of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes. (NASB)

Is the Church in America ready to do as Mordecai did for his people, or are we in the United States of America just too relaxed in one’s comfort zone looking the other way?

The point is, are we humble before God when we pray or are, we the Pharisee when we should be the tax collector?

Luke 18:10-14, says,

10 Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.

11 The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: God, I thank You I am not as other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even this tax collector.

12 I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of everything I get.

13 But the tax collector, standing a distance away, was even unwilling to lift his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, God, be merciful!

14 I tell you, this man went to his house justified instead of the other; for everyone who exalts himself is humbled, but I exalt the humble. (NASB)

Conclusion

If the Church leaves this task to an organization, it will never come to fruition, God’s people must accomplish it.

The weakness of the Church in America today resulted because of lost humility, and when I say the Church, I am saying this to every single individual NOT an organization, for the Church is people?

Wake up, brothers and sisters and humble yourselves before God.

2 Chronicles 7:12-15, says,

12 Then the LORD appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice.

13 If I shut up the heavens, so there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people.

14 And if My people 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. (NASB)

Hosea 14:4, says,

4 I will heal their apostasy, I will love them without restrictions, For My anger has turned away from them. (NASB)

The God of Creation will heal us and turn His fury from us. 

Humility first, His anger gone.

Sola Scriptura–By Scripture Alone

Sola Fide–By Faith Alone

Sola Gratia–By Grace Alone

Solus Christus–By Christ Alone

Soli Deo Gloria–Glory to God Alone

Copyright Dr. George L Gallant, ©2019

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About Dr. George Gallant

I have had the opportunity to work in many fields in my life, and excelled in all of them. I started as a mechanic in the Army then went to the Infantry in Vietnam. After returning to America, I worked as a mechanic for a few more years off and on until I found a position as a Dialysis Technician until I became a Chief specialist in a major Boston hospital. In 1981, I became a Police Office in a small town in Northeast Georgia and continued to work with law-enforcement for seven years. I also preached the Word of God in the Toccoa community and wished that I could have found a church that would have taken me on to preach every week. In 1993, I became a computer programmer for many years and loved that job much. In 2003, my wife came down with the worst breast cancer one could get, so I retired and took care of her until her passing in 2006. Then in 2007, I moved to China and started teaching both verbal English and American History to high-school students; this by far was the best job I ever had. Sola Scriptura– By Scripture alone Sola Fide– By Faith alone Sola Gratia– By Grace alone Solus Christus– By Christ alone Soli Deo Gloria– Glory to God alone
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4 Responses to Sackcloth = Humility

  1. Pingback: God’s Not Dead–In America | In The Service Of The King Of Kings

  2. Feel like God is talking to me. Humble yourself, probably the hardest thing to do. He asks us for our humility. Makes me realize how prideful I can be! Thanks for encouraging me!
    Jill Mansor, author of FIGHTING FOR THE FINISH

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  3. Pingback: The Holy Rebuke | In The Service Of The King Of Kings

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