Week 5: Receive Jesus’ Kingdom: REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION of Your Territory
By Mrs Marg Auty, Whittlesea, Victoria
Spheres of Influence: Religion – networking and supporting the body of Christ
Intention: God Intends Us ‘to receive, and continue to receive His love’ – for our own lives, and for others in our community.
Biblical Promise: Romans 5:5 (NASB) – “…because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”
Receive God’s Promises for Your Territory:
God wants us each to let him expand our personal capacity to receive the love God is pouring out. God thanks each one for all that they have been & done for Him to date and invites us to let the Spirit grow our capacity to receive from the Father for the days ahead. He enables us each to hold securely onto His love and receive more love, more resources – more living water. And the more of God’s love we receive in our lives, the more we have for others. It’s a beautiful picture of God’s grace that He would thank us for receiving His gifts.
One of the key scriptures in these 40 Days of Prayer & Fasting is Hebrews 12:28 (NKJV) – “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace…” To take a catch in cricket, we use a totally different set of muscles compared to throwing the ball. We each need to learn how to posture ourselves to receive God’s love. It involves opening our hearts and staying open so we can remain in God’s love, His leading, His affirmation, His pastoral “fathering & mothering” of our lives, His inheritance as sons and daughters…
Receive and treasure all God is giving you. Let it build up in you so, like Jesus, you can live and love from your fullness to others. Receive for yourselves and for your neighbours, the Body, your workplace. Let God’s love highlight what He sees and desires, so you grow accustomed to being compelled by love. Be His good news for all Australia!
Pray for REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION:
• Father, in these 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting help us open our hearts, positioned to stay and receive your love poured out afresh.
• “May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God…” – 2 Thessalonians 3:5 (NASB)
• Father, help us keep ourselves in your love so rivers of living water will flow out of our hearts! “Maintain yourselves in the love of God…” Jude 1:21 (AMP)
• “May mercy, love and shalom be ours in full measure.” Jude 1:2 (Complete Jewish Bible) Amen!
Activate God’s Promises in Your Territory:
Simply take time to open your heart to the Father, to receive & hear His affirmation and deep acceptance, and ask Him to pour His love in. Walk in that love, drawing on the Father’s heart for wisdom & love for those you meet.
YWAM Assoc & Refresh Ministry,
North of Melbourne Prayer & Worship