Week 6: Receive Jesus’ Kingdom: REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION of Our Nation & Global Region
By Pastor Getahun Gebremedhin, Melbourne, Victoria
Spheres of Influence: Religion
Intention: God’s Initial and Ultimate Promise is Intimacy with All Humanity.
Biblical Promise: Leviticus 26:12, 2 Corinthians 6:16 – “For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
“I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
Receive God’s Promises for Our Nation & Global Region:
I love Ethiopia, the oldest Christian nation, but I was forced to leave. While I was a refugee in Djihouti for ten years God began speaking to me about his purposes for Australia. 24 years ago God made a way for my wife Tsehay and I to be part of His transformation of our new nation.
Extracts adapted from Apostolic Mission: God’s Eternal Purposes & Plan:
God’s plan involves the various ethnic peoples of Australia claiming His promise and purpose for this nation together. Australia is home for diversified people groups which positively and adversely affect the political, social, cultural and economical status of the nation. Communities are not living peacefully with another. Instead there is an open racial, religious, cultural and political enmity, hostility and conflict exacerbated by substance addiction among young people. Suppressed racial, religious, political, cultural and traditional differences could erupt like a volcano, resulting in an open conflict.
A genuine transformation of the heart and the head is necessary to lead a life of trust and love as a single integrated nation. There is no political system here on earth that can make this transformation happen. Both historical and contemporary evidence suggest that transformation of the heart can be achieved only by the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Conflict and division were the primary reasons why the Church in Ephesus, Egypt, North Africa and Eastern Europe was ousted by another religion. I challenge today’s Christian Church in Australian to live intimately with God as his people. This means we need to act promptly to reconcile our differences; maintain the unity of the Spirit; seek God’s overall mission for today; repent in order to rediscover the power and glory of the Lord; and aggressively evangelize society for the manifestation of the Kingdom of God.
Pray for REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION:
• Pray for refugees and immigrants coming to Australia and for ethnic collaboration.
• Pray together for the Church of Jesus Christ to be one with Him and each other so we see REVIVAL and transformation in our nation.
Activate God’s Promises in Our Nation & Global Region:
Connect with your local non English speaking churches & support evangelism to the people of every tongue in this land.
Pastor & Pioneer, Multinational Christian Congregation
Author, Wake Up Call (2010)
Author, Apostolic Mission: God’s Eternal Purposes & Plan: Restoring human beings to their original glory- God’s initial and ultimate plan. (2012)