Q. Was the promise recorded in 2 Chronicles 7:14 intended only for ancient Israel or does it apply to the Church as well? Many Charismatic believers use this verse to support their view that there will come a great revival in the world prior to the return of Jesus.
A. The promise in 2 Chron. 7:14 was given to Israel exclusively. This is obvious because the Church was never given a “land” in which to live. The Bible says our home is in Heaven (Galatians 4:24-26) , specifically the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:9-10). You won’t find mention in the Bible of the world turning back to God in a great End Times revival. What you’ll find is a promise of judgment, the worst the world has ever seen or ever will see again, that will leave it in ruins. (Matt. 24:21)