Thursday, June 6 (morning) - Day 6 of The Great Experiment, June 1-10, 2019
Greetings everyone. I'm Dave Warn, Director of Forerunners of America. I am so grateful that Day and Night has put forth this challenge to be part of the Great Experiment, these ten days from June 1st to June 10th, because I'm partway through it right now, and it has been so good for me. I've needed this. I needed a push. I needed somebody to come along and say, "Hey, let's fast. Let's pray. Let's seek after God in a special way and believe him." So, anyway, so grateful. It's been so good for me.
Now, today I want to challenge us to pray the Lord's prayer, but only really one part of it, and that is, "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." And the reason I'm saying this is because God, he wants to come and enforce his Kingdom among us. According to Colossians 1:13-14, we're already in God's Kingdom as believers. So the Kingdom's already here, but God wants to enforce his Kingdom. He wants to expand his Kingdom. He wants to do something through us every day, and I'm especially focusing on today, that he wants to come and do something.
So when we pray this, what's actually happening, when we say, "Thy Kingdom come?" Well, He's coming in a greater sense of his presence. He's coming with his Holy presence. He's coming in His power. 1 Corinthians 4:20 says that the Kingdom is not about words, but about power, so He's coming in His powerful presence.
He's also coming in His glory, and we just want to keep praying this, for all this to come, as well as He comes with His holy angels, actually right into our homes, into our workplaces, wherever we are. He is enforcing His Kingdom. And so, today, as we go throughout the day, let's be praying this, "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."
Now, before I close, I want to share one practical example, just because it's made such a huge difference in my life, and that is, for example, I could be home alone and I just feel some darkness, or I feel some negative thoughts. I feel just a sense of everything is challenging, well I will speak this out. I will say, "I belong to the Lord Jesus Christ, and to His Kingdom, and I stand against every other kingdom."
That's the whole prayer. I don't belabor it, but when I say that, and, again, saying it out loud is key, when I say that, I can actually many times feel the atmosphere change within the room, what I might say within my house, my whole house, that I believe in God to enforce His Kingdom.
This is real stuff. This is what God, through Jesus, told us to pray. This is what we can do to see a difference, and I encourage you in that today. I look forward to being with you for one more video.
Here is this morning's guide for the “Five Rs” of The Great Experiment, June 1-10, 2019.
1. Read and Pray
Mark 5:19 – Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.
Read Mark 5:1-20 for more context.
This morning's Prayer Points
- Pray that you will have no shyness or inhibitions to talk to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you.
- Take time to pray for your friends and family members who are not yet believers.
This morning's Prayer Points
- Take time to worship the Lord. Sing to him. Bless His name.
- Ask God to give you opportunities today to declare His glory.
- Pray the same for Christians around the nation and in other nations.
What sins do I need to repent of today? What hindrances to my devotion to Christ can I remove today?
3. Respond to the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit, what is the one thing you most want me to do today? (Write it down, and do it today).
4. Represent Christ.
How will I bear witness to Christ today? With whom shall I share the Gospel today?
5. Raise Your Faith.
Be bold and courageous in living out your faith (Joshua 1:8,9). Choose from one of the following options for a “Joshua Faith Challenge”:
- Host an all-night prayer meeting. Set a date during June 1-10 and invite friends to come and pray with you for revival in America.
- Every day, pray for ten friends and family members to come to faith in Christ and look for opportunities to share the gospel with them.
- Share an evangelistic post on social media every day from June 1-10.
- Anything else the Lord burdens you to take on that will require courageous faith.
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