Day 18: Praying for the Revelation of Jesus in Churches
Our heavenly Father delights in revealing His Son to His creation. He does this innumerable ways. He desires relationship with His creation. Part of our role in that glorious relationship is to tell Him what He tells us to tell Him. That is the simplest definition of intercession. It always starts with Him.
Let's ask the Father to release the revelation and leadership of Jesus Christ to the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit delights in revealing the Son to His creation. Here are some references to monumental moments of revelation in the Scriptures:
Paul walked by faith confident in his identity in Christ and calling by Christ, because of the revelation from Christ (Galatians 1:11-12).
Peter declared to Jesus, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God" and Jesus affirmed that the Father in heaven revealed that truth to Peter (Matthew 16:15-17).
Paul wrote to the Ephesians, "I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, that you may know him better" (1:17).
The angel said to Daniel, "Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them" (Daniel 10:12).
Here are some encouraging promises to turn into prayers and declarations:
"Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know" (Jeremiah 33:3).
"The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them" (Psalm 25:14).
"But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come" (John 16:13).
"However, as it is written: 'What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived' - the things God has prepared for those who love him - these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us." (1 Corinthians 2:9-10, 12).
Cry out to God today. Ask Him for a spirit of wisdom and revelation so that you can know Jesus more and understand His leadership. Ask Holy Spirit to search your heart and to reveal any area of your soul that needs to be realigned with the Word of God. Humble yourself before your Creator and ask Him to speak directly to your heart about His love for you. Sit and wait. Ask Him again. Write down anything that He reveals to you.
Praise God for His mercy. Thank Him for His goodness. Praise Him for his brilliance, wisdom, joy, love, and story. Ask Him to release a spirit of wisdom and revelation over the churches in this land so that they will all come to know and love Jesus Christ wholeheartedly. Ask that the ways and leadership of Jesus Christ to be revealed. Ask the Father to release His ministering spirits of fire (angels) to help spiritual leaders in the land.