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DAY 7: Tues 24 Feb 2015

WEEK 2: Delight in Who Your Father Designed You To Be
DESTINY QUESTION: Father, Who do You say I am?
To know your DESTINY you need your Father’s perspective of your eternal identity – who you are in heaven. (Cook 2012)  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 clear answers to all these questions.
Pause to discern who you are from heaven’s perspective. Journal what you hear and how this helps define your DESTINY journey.

DELIGHT in who Jesus is: John 3:1-21 The Passion Translation. Jesus said, “We must be born from above.” (John 3:7)

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DELIGHT in the Spirit of God in whom you are born again as a child of God. (John 3:3,12-13; 2 Corinthians 1:22-23; Romans 8:14) If you have not been reborn on the inside – ask the Holy Spirit now to baptise you! What joy! Our mind, will and emotions are inadequate tools for navigating the spiritual realm. “You will never perceive (or enter) the kingdom realm of God until you experience a rebirth.” (John 3:3,5) “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 2:9,14) As Romans 8:1-14 confirms, “Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. For those who are led [carried, sacrificed] by the Spirit of God are the children of God… the glory … will be revealed in us… the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.”

DELIGHT in being able to see and enter the unveiled heavenly realm, now (John 3:12-13 TPT Notes). God’s Spirit lifts our spirit, giving us knowledge, wisdom, understanding and power in the kingdom of Jesus on earth. (Colossians 1:9-14) “Heaven is right now, right here, around our bodies, hovering in our heads – ‘in Him we live and move and have our being.’” (Acts 17:28) Eternity is not something waiting to happen, something to commence later – it is here now! Time runs its course within eternity. (Willard 1998 p315) “As we increasingly integrate our life into the spiritual world of God, our life increasingly takes on the substance of the eternal. We are destined for a time when our life will be entirely sustained from spiritual realities and no longer dependent in any way upon the physical.” (Willard 1998 p94) We can taste this through fasting!

Your Father DELIGHTS in you. “We do not believe we are as dear to God as He says we are. We do not believe we are as precious or that He desires us as much as he does. If everybody could suddenly have a baptism of pure cheerful belief that God wants and desires us to worship, admire and praise Him, it could transform us overnight into the most radiantly happy people in the world. We would finally discover our purpose: to respond to the fact that God DELIGHTS in us and longs for our fellowship.” (Tozer 2008 p54-55)

DELIGHT in who He is. “Our biblically defined purpose is that we might worship God and enjoy Him forever.” “Deep within the heart of every person is an insatiable longing to know this purpose of life.” (Tozer 2008 p28)

DESTINY BLESSING: Ask the Holy Spirit to seal your identity in Christ through your Father’s blessing

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

PRAYER:

  • DELIGHT in the Holy Spirit and His DESTINY for your life.
    Lord, it gives me deep DELIGHT to be born again of the Spirit so my eyes are opened to see Jesus clearly. I choose to set aside focussed time to behold you and cultivate conversational dialogues with You. I am no longer an orphan, bound in fear of rejection and shame, or a servant but a child born of God! Open my heart so I know You as Father so I can become the real self I am in You. Open my spiritual ears to hear what You are saying and my spiritual eyes to see my inheritance – Your kingdom on earth and in heaven.
  • Invite Jesus into your friends’ DESTINY.
    Holy Spirit, please unveil my friends’ eyes, ears and hearts to know Jesus; and that they are children of God. Reveal to them their DESTINY and abundant new life in Jesus Christ.
  • Invite Jesus to transform the DESTINY of your region.
    Thank you gracious Father for Your continuing outpouring of our beloved Holy Spirit on Your disciples in Australia. Reveal to our hearts Your prophetic DESTINY for Australia and its regions as the South Land of the Holy Spirit and what this means in our generation.

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  • sue 25/02/2015, 10:10 am

    From Pat Shepherd & Warwick Vincent
    My dear Sue, I have never ceased taking you to the Father for His care and strength. Your 40 Days are brilliant, they are changing me and renewing my mind, thank you.
    Love you, Pat Shepherd
    Sue, the daily devotions have been delicious! Thank you so much for the time and effort and prayer you have put into them, and for sharing them!

    Much love, Warwick Vincent

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