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DAY 31: Fri 20 March 2015

WEEK 5: Delight In Jesus And His Kingdom’s Dominion In Your Domain
DESTINY QUESTION: Lord, Who are my people?
By this we mean: Who are the people group God calls you to minister to and journey with? Your people may be from a particular locality, ethnicity, age group, cultural style or share formative experiences or purpose. 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.
Discern what God says to you. Journal what you hear and how this helps define your DESTINY journey.

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DELIGHT in who Jesus is: John 14:21-31 The Passion Translation. “We will come to you and make you our dwelling place.” (John 14:23)

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DELIGHT passionately in Jesus and you will be empowered to obey His commands and His Father! Jesus said, “Those who truly love Me are those who obey My commandments. Whoever passionately loves Me will be passionately loved by My Father And I will passionately love you in return and will manifest My life within you. Loving Me empowers you to obey My word. And My Father will love you so deeply that We will come to you and make our dwelling place in you.” (John 14:21,23) Jesus’ DESTINY was fulfilled because of His obedience. “I am doing exactly what the Father has destined for Me to accomplish, so that the world will discover how much I love My Father. Now come with Me.” (John 14:31)

DELIGHT in Godly Leaders.Leaders who represent and maintain a wonderfully rich and robust example of integrity of character in fulfilling their duties, exemplify and testify to the truth and goodness of God in a way that promotes, establishes and maintains shalom for the benefit of all.” (Willard 2014 p32) We need to pray for bless, equip, inspire and encourage leaders who are dedicated to working with Jesus in furthering the kingdom within the key institutions and structures of our society (1Timothy 2:1-4). Pray we see the local church move “from simply advocating understanding of or professing belief in the availability of life in the kingdom to demonstrating and manifesting a broader expression of what the gospel can accomplish when brought directly to bear on the weighty matters of our social realities. These matters are crucial and eternal, for they deal with the eternal souls of those individuals within our families, our neighbours, our society, and finally the world at large.”(Willard 2014 p31)

DISCERN: Who are the mentors and role models God has given you to guide your vision, mission, values, conduct, character and communication and support you toward fulfilling your DESTINY? (Willard 2014 p36)

DISCERN: Who are the people in your domain you are destined to ‘father’ – to disciple and encourage?

DESTINY BLESSING: Our Father built regular patterns of blessing into Jewish life because He wants us to enjoy His favour. Receive God’s blessing and let His blessings flow through you to the people near you – bringing kingdom life to your people group and domain (Deuteronomy 28:1-14; 30:19-20).

(Click here to open the Audio Blessing in a new window).

PRAYER:

  • DELIGHT in Jesus and invite His kingdom into your domain.
    Lord God, Almighty, enable me express my love for You by fulfilling exactly what I am destined to do in this world. It doesn’t matter how small or big my part is; how long term or short term; how hidden or public – I want to be available to You. Keep me vigilantly alert to Your will so I live in passionate love and obedience.
  • Invite Jesus into your friends’ DESTINY.
    Jesus, Yahweh Shalom, I pray today that my friends and those in my sphere of influence you will know the DELIGHT of the gift of the perfect peace that Your indwelling leaves with us (John 14:27)! Replace fear and anxiety with courage as they learn to rely on and rest in Your love.
  • Invite Jesus to transform the DESTINY of your region.
    Father, the world needs to discover Jesus and know You as their Father; and the comfort and truthfulness of the Holy Spirit. I pray for leaders in all aspects of our society and for us as the church – to arise together to implement Your life giving kingdom reign in our communities, transforming us and fulfilling our nation’s prophetic DESTINY.

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  • sue 21/03/2015, 7:01 pm

    Sue, up to 31 days has been amazing for me.
    As I was delighting in the Lord on Day 27 He gave me a snapshot of a corner of a lounge/dining room and there was a definite sweep around the corner and in that corner was lying a triangle of accumulated black dust. Then I saw a vacuum cleaner, I knew that was the Lord showing me He is cleaning up the corners of my life.
    It actually started on Day 5 when I delighted in and took hold of my Destiny Prayer. It has been such an intimate time with the Lord showing me fear, doubt, unbelief, lack of trust in my life, that I would never have seen as being there.
    The word “delight” has become so significant to me because of HIS attention to the detail of MY life.
    Well back, I decided to commit to expand to memory, chapter and verse of the Bible.
    Having the opportunity to go through Eph 10:6 on Spiritual Warfare, parallel with 40 days of Delight in the beginning, has been a huge help and break-through for me too.
    I can see there will be many many lives changed as a result of “this feast” we are having.
    Many many thanks again!
    Joy and Peace Jill

  • sue 20/03/2015, 9:08 pm

    From Alice Springs:Hi Sue & Team,

    It’s been so great to be a part of the 40 days of prayer and fasting. I’ve just read today’s devotions and listened to the daily audio blessings … and it’s awesome! I am so encouraged! I’ll be re-listening to some of the other devotions as well.

    Last night, we had a great prayer time and I read out the prophecies from Ps Warren Lyon – ‘ANZAC ARMY ARISE IN JESUS NAME’ and also the prophecy from Brian Simmons -‘ WORD FOR AUSTRALIA’ to the group … the response to these was very positive, with all being in agreement! We all TRULY believe it’s Australia’s time! We then broke into singing ‘THE GREAT SOUTHLAND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT’, which has been our theme song throughout all this prayer time…. the presence of God was so strong in the room….

    When we were praying, we saw spiritual rain falling all over Australia! We then saw, thick, green, strong, healthy, tough grass (like buffalo grass) sprouting up all over Australia, especially in the centre and also gradually increasing and spreading to other parts of Australia, (SA, WA, VIC, NSW, TAS, ACT, QLD). It looked absolutely beautiful!!!

    One of the intercessors also saw little villages being planted in the NT and people being raised up into leadership, pastors, evangelists, teachers, preachers, apostles and prophets.

    We could see FIRE from heaven coming to Australia…. the fire cleaning up all ‘dross’ in our lives and so on…. the fire was burning in people’s hearts! It was so amazing!

    It was encouraging to also see people in this nation rising up in FAITH! and lots of it!

    We could see Aboriginal people really starting to take their position in Christ and their position in leadership. Aboriginal men especially doing a new dance, singing a new song…. a new type of leadership, so unique to Australia.

    It was a great night of prayer! We have been enjoying these prayer times for Australia during the 40 days of prayer & fasting.

    Thanks once again for the opportunity to join you all in prayer….

    Many blessings,
    sherry
    alice springs, nt

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