WEEK 4: Delight In Declaring What Your Father Is Saying
DESTINY QUESTION: Lord, What is my Life Message?
Knowing your testimony will enable you to carry the gospel of Jesus in how you live and in what you say. Your key life scriptures, and prophetic words spoken by others, may help you discern God’s answers to your DESTINY Questions. Seek God’s revelation of your DESTINY beyond these 40 days until you have one sentence answers to all the questions.
Journal what you hear and how this helps define your DESTINY journey.
QUICK DEVOTIONAL: Read the words in blue.
DELIGHT in how Jesus testified to the truth together with His Father.
Jesus said, “I absolutely know who I am, where I’ve come from and where I’m going…I discern truth. And I am not alone in My judgements, for My Father and I have the same understanding in all things, and He has sent Me to you. What I say about who I am is true, for I am not alone in my testimony – My Father is the other witness, and we testify together of the truth. If you knew Me, you would recognise My Father too.” (John 8:14, 16,18,20) When we know God’s promises, His word to us and through us, we are to thank and praise Him for it; and stand on His word and declare it to the world! Your testimony contains God’s power and authority to set others free in the same area where you have won freedom. You’ll find your purpose on earth in your personal testimony. (Cook 2012)
ASK the Holy Spirit your secret name (Revelation 2:17) – the unique identity that the Father sees you with for all eternity – a deep, inner heart-revelation in the core of your being about who the Father sees you to be – your unique identity by His design.” (Hill 2014)
ASK the Holy Spirit for a clear revelation of your Life Message. Spend time listening for His answer during these 40 Days. Prophetic words spoken to you carry clues. Your Life Message will be a life testimony to who God is from your own authentic journey of healing, encounters and insights.
DELIGHT in testifying to the truth that Jesus is the light of the world! It is the sad mistaken of many Christians to suppose that we can or should carry out our Christian duty only within the confines of our local church or denomination. God’s love cannot be contained – it must be released! “Jesus speaks to the world about everything that really matters in life. It is our responsibility to follow Him and be with Him in this difficult, delicate and crucial work.” (Willard 2014 p73)
PRACTISE: Spend time recognising authentic pivotal points in your journey with Jesus. Write these out and practise saying each within 60 seconds – so at relevant times you can tell others what Jesus has done for you.
DECLARE: Jesus, the Word, is within me to know what to say to people and when and how to say it! I have a Life Message that testifies to who the Father is and upon which God has placed grace so the gospel can be heard by the kinds of people who are naturally drawn to me!
TELL the people around you – your story about who Jesus is and who you are in Him!
- DELIGHT in Jesus and declare your life message.
Lord, I love You! You are the light of my world! Remind me of the inheritance scriptures and prophetic words given to me so I can align myself with who You say I am. Fill me with the message my life is to speak. Your Word in me will be life to those to whom Holy Spirit leads me. Encounter them, Jesus I pray in humble submission.
- Invite Jesus into your friends’ DESTINY.
Wait on the Lord for His leading as to who God is preparing to hear your life message. Pray for their heart to be open to the light God is bringing and expect opportunities to open up!
- Invite Jesus to transform the DESTINY of your region.
Pray for God’s continuing outpouring of His Holy Spirit on Australia to enable us to walk out our prophetic DESTINY as a South Land of the Holy Spirit, a light to the world and a missionary sending nation.
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