Week 2: Receive Jesus’ Kingdom: REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION of Family Life
By Mr Warwick Marsh, Wollongong, NSW
Spheres of Influence: Religion & Justice
Intention: We declare in the name of Jesus Christ a REVIVAL of sexual purity in our nation!
Biblical Promise: I John 3:8 (NIV) – “… The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.”
Receive God’s Promises for Family Life:
The Lord of the Rings movies series has gripped the imaginations of billions of people around the world. It is one of the most successful movie series of all time. JRR Tolkien, the author of the books from which the movie series comes, was a devout Christian who believed art should inform and inspire us about spiritual things.
One of the reasons so many people are so attracted to the Lord of the Rings movie series is that Tolkien deals with the fundamental question of eternity – the battle between good and evil. Paul the Apostle said; “We wrestle not against flesh and blood but principalities and powers in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12). Jesus said, “This kind (of demon) goes not out, but by prayer and fasting.” (Matthew 17:21)
Prayer and fasting then is a weapon against the forces of darkness. The most recent Tolkien move The Desolation of Smaug (from The Hobbit movie series) shows the desolation that the dragon brings. We live in a time of desolation of the family and the moral desolation of our nation. One in every three marriages ends in divorce. When families break up, the children suffer. Pornography and adultery are rampant in our nation. We need a REVIVAL of sexual purity to restore the moral foundations on which our families and our nation is built.
Let us together believe and pray for a REVIVAL of sexual purity in our own hearts and in our nation. Let us believe together for the destruction of the dragon’s power over the children of Australian because our children are our future.
Pray for REVIVAL and TRANSFORMATION:
Father, forgive us, we have sinned.
We have all been part of the moral desolation of our nation.
We need a REVIVAL of sexual purity.
We keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.
It is Jesus who gives power over the dragon of immorality,
so we declare in the name of Jesus Christ a REVIVAL of sexual purity in our nation
to preserve and protect the future of our children who you love so dearly.
Activate God’s Promises in Family Life:
The next time you see an opportunity to stand for sexual purity and the protection of children – will you do it? It might involve speaking out; writing a letter or signing a campaign. Make a difference!