Week 3: Receive Jesus’ Kingdom: REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION through Us – His Church
By Pastor Ben Irawan, Sydney, NSW
Spheres of Influence: Christian Education & Religion – Jesus’ Kingdom Impacting City Life
Intention: Let God’s Mighty Church in Australia Arise!
Biblical Promise: 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV) – “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
Receive God’s Promises as His Church:
As part of God’s church we need to pray so that the members and leaders of churches do not only think of their own individual churches. We must realize that we are part of the same Body of Christ and part of the same Kingdom of God. Each church must think of how we can be a blessing in our own localities but also how to have synergy with other churches to be an influence nationally. We cannot just think about unity, we must also think about humility, synergy and strategy. Every part of the Body of Christ needs to be connected together and functioning in its own designated areas before we can rise up to be the mighty army of the Lord. United we stand, divided we fall. The dry bones will continue to be dead and dry when separated. But when we connect together through covenant and purpose, God will raise His church in Australia to be a Mighty Army. Reflect on Ezekiel 37:4-10 NIV
Pray for REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION:
• Father, we thank You for raising up Your mighty Church in Australia. Your Body will no longer be fragmented and divided, but all the churches in Australia will be one in You.
• Father, we pray for our spiritual eyes to be opened. So that we are not only thinking about our own personal or individual church needs. Let us see what You are doing through Your collective Church in our cities and nation and take part in it.
• Lord, we pray that the churches in Australia will be connected in covenant, purpose, synergy and strategy for the advancement of your Kingdom and not our own.
• Lord, we pray again today for the friends you have put on our hearts. Rescue them from death to new life in You, Jesus. Amen
Activate God’s Promises as His Church:
Ask God to bring to mind a few people who you should try to connect with and what kingdom initiatives you could be involved in so that you are not only involved with your local church but also with citywide or nationwide projects.
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