Week 5: Receive Jesus’ Kingdom: REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION of Your Territory
By Mrs Sue Tinworth, Melbourne, Victoria
Sphere of Influence: Religion – blessing, prayer & personal evangelism
Intention: Jesus Has Sent Us to Our Neighbours to Say – “A relationship with the living God is available to you!”
Biblical Promises: John 10:10 (AMP) – “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance to the full, till it overflows.”
Receive God’s Promises for Your Territory: Jesus has come so we may all have life eternal and abundant! This is the blessing that God releases each day to soak deeply into every Australian heart.
We have been given a simple Biblical vision of how REVIVAL will come to Australia through ordinary people.
Take a moment to see your part in this: http://partnersinprayer.org.au/vision-and-strategy-for-REVIVAL/
We, who are Jesus’ disciples, are sent to bring shalom peace, life giving encouragement, salvation, healing and wholeness, to lighten the load of those we meet every day! We are to be humble pipes – conduits of kingdom love and revelation in our community through prayer and loving relationships. Are you a tap turned on to release the kingdom life of Jesus into the grassroots of Australia?
In Luke 10:1-24 Jesus sent out 72 ordinary disciples – people like us! It is not just apostles who are sent ones! These ordinary disciples were led to local people of peace, who were open to the kingdom of God. Houses of prayer and peace were established to host the kingdom of Jesus in their neighbourhood. This impacted the destiny of a whole region, bringing peace – restoration to abundant life – and joy to the villagers (v9); to the disciples (v17) and to Jesus (v21). Jesus saw the principalities and powers of Satan brought down as his kingdom was established in that territory (v18-19.)
You are your Father’s child – His extraordinarily entrusted one (v20-24). Connect to your Father and trust Him as your source of authority, power and provision. Jesus told his disciples to go without money or luggage (v4) and this applies to emotional baggage too! The overflow of God’s love, hope, joy, peace and healing – through our communication and relationships can be blocked by offense in our heart, un-forgiveness, condemnation, pride, fear, shame etc. To be a channel of the kingdom of God we need to be free of sin against all people; free of condemnation against the Church who Christ loves and full of love for each other as the Body of Christ. Then those who don’t know Jesus will want to. Receive the abundant life blessings of God’s kingdom and pass them on – so peace comes to the specific territory that your Father has given to you (Numbers 6:23-27).
Pray for REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION:
• Lord, use our fasting to strip us of all that we depend on, our patterns of sleep, eating, lifestyle and our opinions, so we know you as our wholly reliable provider; so we recognise and repent of all other idols in our lives and live for you only.
• Show us our assigned territories and as we abide in you, Jesus, fill us and overflow your kingdom continuously to them.
• To our friends, neighbours, colleagues and enemies, we say, “We bless you in Jesus’ name to know the wonder of who God is and to live the abundant and eternal life that Jesus offers you.” (Hebrews 8:11)
• We pray God’s REVIVAL in our local neighbourhoods, schools, workplaces, regions and nation. (Colossians 1:4-6)
Activate God’s Promises in Your Territory:
Set your alarm each day to 10:02am (Luke 10:02) and pray to the Lord of the harvest for workers who will carry the kingdom to local houses of peace everywhere! Then hear Jesus say, “Go, I am sending you!” (Luke 10:1-24)
Sue Tinworth B.Ed. M.A.
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