Week 5: Receive Jesus’ Kingdom: REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION of Your Territory
By Dr Mark Robinson, Brisbane, Queensland
Spheres of Influence: Queensland State Government
Intention: Righteousness in Government is the Foundation to a Nation’s Prosperity and Well-being.
Biblical Promise: Proverbs 14:34 (NIV) – “Righteousness exalts a nation but sin condemns any people.”
Receive God’s Promises for Your Territory:
Good living has a direct impact upon the economy and well-being of a society. A nation prospers when its leaders govern and serve with integrity. When ancient Israel as a nation was governed by good kings, the nation prospered. When they had evil kings, they lived without blessing. While some disconnect the issues of moral leadership and economy, and see economic prosperity as solely a function of market and business forces, others adopt a more holistic approach and include trust-worthiness of governments and leaders and the strength of law and order and justice, among other things.
2 Chronicles 7:14 makes a link between right living and the productivity of the land – “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” Dependable, trust-worthy, honest, loyal, good-living politicians are in great demand and our future depends on them.
Pray for REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION:
• Pray for the leaders in government in your region – federal, state and local – that they will be men and women of truth, who keep their word, who are trust-worthy and who have the courage of their convictions.
• Pray for people of good values to make the commitment to run in the Parliament(s) and Councils of your State.
• Pray for the people you have listed – that these characteristics will also be established in their lives so they too contribute to the well-being of our communities.
Activate God’s Promises in Your Territory:
Talk or write to your MPs and Councillors and ask to meet them. Offer to pray for them and tell them how important it is to you that they are a good example to others in the community – so that your community can be blessed.