Week 2: Receive Jesus’ Kingdom: REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION of Youth
By Mr David Ridley, Darwin, Northern Territory
Spheres of Influence: Religion & Charity – Youth & Community Transformation
Intention: Australian Youth Ablaze with REVIVAL Fire!
Biblical Promise: 1 Samuel 17:33, 45-47 – And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for you are but a youth, and he has been a man of war from his youth.” David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hands… and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”
Receive God’s Promises for Youth:
It is no secret that throughout history young people have powerfully been used by God to ignite the flames of REVIVAL in the church.
When a young person encounters the living God, there is boldness and zeal that can be likened to the young shepherd boy David who was aghast that Goliath would dare “defy the armies of the living God” (1 Samuel 17:26). Although Goliath was a giant and seasoned warrior, David was a young man who knew who his God was.
It is time for the young people of Australia to rise up and advance against the enemy armies by prophesying into the destiny of this nation – decreeing hope, salvation and transformation by the spirit of God. It is time for young people to step out in faith against the Goliath’s of today’s society with boldness and courage, stirring the church to action.
What would Australia look like if a generation of youth burned with love for Jesus? How would it affect our schooling system? Our families? The church? May the youth of Australia truly know who their God is and take action to see His Kingdom established on the earth!
Pray for REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION:
• That Australia’s young people will not let people look down on them for their youth, but burn with contagious and passionate love for God
• That young people all around Australia would experience the transforming love of God in fresh ways and share his love and power boldly
• Just like the shepherd boy David, may Australian youth know who their God is and fight boldly against the works of the enemy
• Pray that Indigenous Australian youth stand courageously in the name and transforming love of the LORD Almighty – so the whole world knows the God of Australia!
Activate God’s Promises in Youth:
Ask God to show you a young person to pray for. Pray that REVIVAL fire will fall on them and their friends. Pray that they would release the power and love of the Holy Spirit in their school or areas of influence.
David Ridley, B.AS.
Youth for Christ – Northern Territory