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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DELIGHT in Jesus’ worthiness to be the Lamb of God. Adore Him! What love the Father has for us that He would send His Son to die for us (John 3:16). Jesus “stands for love as no-one else has ever done, and pays the price for it. His crucifixion is the greatest mark of love on earth.” (Willard 2002 p99) “When we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.” (Romans 5:6)
Behold the Lamb of God who died for you! In today’s reading we face the brutal torture, ridicule and condemnation of our Beloved and receive Him as our King. Wonder at His dignity, confidence and authority. Jesus knew who He was. While lambs were being slaughtered in the temple on Passover Day, Jesus, our Passover Lamb took our sins. (TPT Notes John 19:14)
REFLECT on Isaiah 53:1-12 “Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. By oppression and judgment he was taken away… For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”
DELIGHT in living and dying for Christ. “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20) Jesus said, “Anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:26) We are not disciples of Jesus until we have surrendered our lives to the point of death. This means death to self – every part of us. For many disciples, it literally means martyrdom. “We offer the parts of [our] body in slavery …. to righteousness leading to holiness.” (Romans 6:19)
- DELIGHT in Jesus and invite Him to transform your life.
Lord, my heart sings, “Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!” (Psalm 103:1) “Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to Thee.” Fulfil in us the mystery of Christ in us… so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in us. (Colossians 1:27-29)
- Invite Jesus into your friends’ DESTINY.
Father, I pray my family, friends, neighbours and colleagues will receive Jesus’ sacrifice – so with their sins forgiven they can live holy consecrated lives – on earth and in heaven.
- Invite Jesus to transform the DESTINY of your region.
Father, pour your Holy Spirit on Australia to convict us of our sins and the redemption from sin, offered to all. “From sin and dust to Thee we cry, The Great, the Holy and the High.” (Isaac Watts, 1674-1748)
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