Week 4: Receive Jesus’ Kingdom: REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION of Marketplace Life
By Mr Peter Kentley, Melbourne, Victoria
Spheres of Influence: Religion – Church Unity & Marketplace Ministries
Intention: We Receive Jesus’ Kingdom REVIVAL into Marketplace Life.
Biblical Promise: Luke 19:5 (NIV) – “When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”
Receive God’s Promises for Marketplace Life:
Zacchaeus lived in Jericho and was a despised Jewish collaborator with the invading Romans. He was dishonest, corrupt and extorted his fellow Jews to line his own pockets. He was wealthy at other people’s expense. How could Jesus want to fellowship with this rogue?
Well, why would he want to hang around me either for that matter? This is the magnitude of the love of God – beyond our comprehension!
After one meal with Jesus, Zacchaeus’ life, family, friends and business were transformed. Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” (Luke 19:8).
It is possible that Zacchaeus became the first Christian businessman who operated his company with the values and principles of the Kingdom of God.
Pray for REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION:
• Jesus, thank you for meeting with stressed out and corrupt hurting people like Zacchaeus. Your heart for us is not to condemn but to set us free from the weights and addictions that would otherwise destroy us. Thank you that you offer the hope of joy and liberty to everyone in the marketplace.
• Lord, we pray for those friends we have listed and our colleagues at work to come to know you and to be set free by the knowledge of the love of God.
• Pour out your Holy Spirit fire to activate God’s REVIVAL and transformation in my marketplace. Amen
Activate God’s Promises in Marketplace Life:
Ask God to bring to your mind someone who is broken-hearted and how you can encourage and bless them.
Executive Director River of Life Conference Inc.