Week 2: Receive Jesus’ Kingdom: REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION of Family Life
By Pastor Peter Walker, Mt Druitt, Sydney, NSW
Spheres of Influence: Indigenous Australian Leader & Religion
Intention: God Will Restore Australian Families.
Biblical Promise: Joel 2:25-27 “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust – My great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to shame. Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the LORD your God and there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame.” You may like to also read verses 28-32.
Receive God’s Promises for Family Life:
Greetings to all in the Name of Jesus! I have laid down some thoughts for prayer for this year 2014.
I believe God spoke to me over the Christmas break from the scriptures, the Book of Joel Chapters 1 & 2, majoring on Chapter 2, & verses 25-32. God said, ‘I will restore families’. We are seeing this beginning to happen now, however it’s not going to come easy. It’s going to cost us time alone with God in prayer. Joel pleaded and warned Israel of the impending danger and devastation coming to the land, calling them to weep and seek God.
Just look around us! In Australia today violence has arisen alarmingly, youth suicides on the increase, families breaking up, traditional family values under attack! What’s the answer? Be encouraged, Prayer is still the answer! When Israel came out of Egypt, they came out as little family armies. (Exodus 12:6, 51; Numbers 1:3)
Yes family, equip your selves for the journey!
I believe the local church is also being transformed and shaped to combat this full on attack by the Devil. Local churches are to undertake full on warfare and strategic training – every church member taught how to equip themselves with the whole armour of God as in Ephesians 6:10-18.
2014 will be a Year of Restoration! “I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten…”
Thanks for your time in listening to me; I pray God’s favour and rest upon you this year.
Pray for REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION:
• Pray and fast for God’s restoration of families in Australia.
• Pray for Indigenous Australians and the plans of this government to introduce recognition of Indigenous people in the constitution, new guaranteed work programs etc
• Pray for your listed friends to be revived to new life in Jesus.
• Pray your church is equipped to pray and partner with God in His REVIVAL of our nation.
• Pray for an outpouring of Holy Spirit fire to activate us with God in His REVIVAL and transformation of Australia.
Activate God’s Promises in Family Life:
• Are there steps you need to take to restore relationship and God’s grace in your own family network?
• Find out how you can partner with Australian Indigenous Christian Ministries. e.g. www.australianindigenousministries.org.au/
Australian Indigenous Christian Ministries