WEEK 6: Delight In Jesus – Christ in you. You in Christ.
DESTINY QUESTION: Lord, who am I in my heart?
See: Phil Mason (2012) The Knowledge of the Heart. The Supernatural Transformation Series. Who I am is reflected outwardly by my choices, decisions, behaviour and life style.
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.
Listen to what God reveals about the hidden parts of your heart. Journal the spiritual formation of your identity in Christ.
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This week Jesus prepares us to face His death. We face His challenge to die to self.
DELIGHT in the Holy Spirit and His fresh revelations of truth to the hidden parts of your heart. “There is so much more I would like to say to you, but it’s more than you can grasp at this moment. But when the truth-giving Spirit comes, He will unveil the reality of truth within you.” (John 16:12b-13b) “If you embrace the truth, it will release more freedom into your lives.” (John 8:32) Many of us are not in tune with our hearts.
ASK the Holy Spirit to reveal “the evil in you and enable you to pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” (2 Timothy 2:22)
“Every revelation of sin in the heart of the believer is always accompanied by a revelation of the cleansing power of the blood of Jesus and the unveiling of the heart of Christ in us.” (Mason 2012 p96) “What our life amounts to is largely, if not entirely, a matter of what we become within. This is the domain of spiritual formation and transformation.” (Willard 2002 p2) “When we accept that we cannot possibly improve ourselves, we can relax and rest and allow ourselves to be transformed by the only change agent that can make us like Jesus – the Holy Spirit pouring out the love of God within our hearts.”(Hill 2014)
“You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. You perceive my thoughts from afar. Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely. Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:1-4,23-24)
DELIGHT in your direct access to your Father through the Spirit. (John 16:25). “But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:16-18)
DELIGHT in asking for anything you desire and keep on asking – knowing He will give you what you desire (John 16:23-24). It is easier to ask a deep question or favour of those we are close to. Our level of intimacy, dependency and trust in our Father determines how free we are to ask for His perspective and intervention.
Further reading on ‘Who am I am in my heart?’ Phil Mason The Knowledge of the Heart & The Heart Journey.
- DELIGHT in Jesus and invite Him to transform your life.
Holy One, put Your desires in me so when you give me what I desire, I am in perfect fulfilment of your will. Let the peace in You be in me and give me great confidence as I rest in You in this world (John 16:32-33).
- Invite Jesus into your friends’ DESTINY.
Lord, give divine connections for the friends I have been praying for, so in Your leading I and others can bless them, listen to them, speak into their lives and lead them to follow Jesus.
- Invite Jesus to transform the DESTINY of your region.
Father, in Jesus’ name we bless the people of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, to embrace our prophetic identity as the South Land of the Holy Spirit so we will rise to fulfill our DESTINY as a place of reconciliation, honour and unity. We pray the apostles, prophets, shepherds, teachers and evangelists, intercessors and leaders of the church will work with the Holy Spirit to equip us all to fulfill Your will and bring You glory!
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