Week 5: Receive Jesus’ Kingdom: REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION of Your Territory
By Major Marney Turner, Melbourne, Victoria
Spheres of Influence: Religion & Charity – Salvation Army
Intention: Live Fully Alive! Revived to a Revitalised Life!
Biblical Promises: Can I give you a Biblical image of REVIVAL as seen in Ezekiel 37:1-10?
“The hand of The Lord came upon me & brought me out in the Spirit of The Lord, & set me down in the midst of the valley; & it was full of bones (exceedingly dry bones). Then He caused me to pass by them all around, & behold, there were very many in the open valley; & indeed they were very dry. And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live? “So I answered, “O Lord God, You know.”
Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, & say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the Word of The Lord! Thus says The Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, & you shall LIVE. I will put sinews on you & bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin & put breath in you; & you shall LIVE. Then you shall know that I am The Lord.” ‘So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, & suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, & the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them.
Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, & say the breath, ‘Thus says The Lord God: “Come from the four winds, O breath, & breathe on these slain, that they may live”, so I prophesied as He commanded me, & breath came into them, & they lived, & stood upon their feet, AN EXCEEDINGLY GREAT ARMY!”
Receive God’s Promises for Your Territory:
What a wonderful image of death & decay resurrected to life, breath, and REVIVAL all achieved in the power of God’s Spirit as a faithful servant Ezekiel hears the Word of The Lord and obeys as he is led and commanded by the palpable voice of God.
The essence of REVIVAL is AWAKENING – REVITALISATION – a return to former glory!
Reflect on these questions:
• When we pray & fast for REVIVAL – what is our responsibility and how does The Holy Spirit bless as we pray the price?
• Who in your life has been a faithful and true model of a revivalist Prayer Warrior?
Pray for REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION:
Father, we confess our lack of fervour. We have lived listlessly – half alive!
Consume and revive us with your mighty resurrection power.
Revive our friends from death to new life in Jesus Christ.
Revive us as your church to partner with you in your REVIVAL and transformation of our nation.
Lead us from glory to glory, Jesus, that we might bring glory to your name.
Activate God’s Promises in Your Territory:
Speak by faith to any area of your life or territory that is dry and in need of revitalisation.
By faith in Jesus’ name, we command you to LIVE!
Territorial Evangelist & 24/7 Prayer Coordinator Australia Southern Territory