Paul Preaches Jesus before King Agrippa
DAY 37: THU 06 APR, 17
“Behold, now is the favourable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2)
Come and Rest in My Presence “We were designed to be filled with and contain His manifest Presence.” “It is a dynamic thing to wait on Him with great expectancy within…The deeper we long for Him, the more we receive of Him. Let yours be an empty vessel ready to be filled with His fullness.” (Hetland, p 19, 15)
Wait expectantly on the Spirit – with your heart wide open.
PROPHETIC WORD OVER AUSTRALIA by Darren Canning "I have been hearing in the spirit that Australia is about to have a move of the Holy Spirit. Get ready for the fire to descend upon the Great Southland of the Holy Spirit. I saw waters bubbling from the deep and opals glowing in the dark in a dream in the area you know as Victoria, Southern Australia. I believe this will begin in May. God is about to release a new fire and you are about to conquer in Jesus' name. Even on this your 100th anniversary of bringing liberation to Jerusalem, God is about to do a new thing in your land. There is a new transparency coming upon your people. They will be victorious in Jesus' name."
Receive My PowerReading: See the whole dramatic legal case: Acts 25:13-27, 26:1-32 ESV Audio Bible
Extract: Acts 26:1-2,4-5,13-14,28-29, 32 TPT
“Several days later, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea for a visit with Festus. …Festus explained Paul’s situation to the king to get his opinion on the matter… King Agrippa said to Festus, ‘I would like to listen to this man myself.’ ‘Tomorrow,’ he replied, ‘you will have that opportunity.’ The next day King Agrippa and Bernice entered the audience hall with much pomp and pageantry. Accompanying them were the senior military officers and prominent citizens. Festus ordered that Paul be brought before them all.
King Agrippa said to Paul, ‘You may now consider myself highly favoured to stand before you today and answer the charges made against me by the state your case.’ Paul motioned with his hand for silence, then began his defence. ‘King Agrippa… All the Jews know how I have been raised as a young man, living among my own people from the beginning and in Jerusalem. If my accusers are willing to testify, they must admit that they’ve known me all along as a Pharisee, a member of the most strict and orthodox sect within Judaism…
While traveling on the road at noon, Your Highness, I saw a light brighter than the sun flashing from heaven all around me… ‘I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting. Get up and stand to your feet, for I have appeared to you to reveal your destiny and to commission you as my assistant. You will be a witness to what you have seen and to the things I will reveal whenever I appear to you. I will rescue you from the persecution of your own people and from the hostility of the other nations that I will send you to. And you will open their eyes to their true condition, so that they may turn from darkness to the Light and from the power of Satan to the power of God. By placing their faith in me they will receive the total forgiveness of sins and be made holy, taking hold of the inheritance that I give to my children!’… I have experienced the supernatural help of God up to this very moment. So I’m standing here saying the same thing that I’ve shared with everyone, from the least to the greatest…
Agrippa responded, ‘In such a short time you are nearly persuading me to become a Christian.”
Paul replied, “I pray to God that both you and those here listening to me would one day become the same as I am, except, of course, without these chains.’…
King Agrippa said to Festus, ‘If he hadn’t appealed to Caesar, he could have been released.’”
Listen to what the Word Says, Obey and Share.
S: Think back over the many times God sent supernatural help to Paul.
Be My Spirit-led Witnesses
O: Will you obey Jesus’ prompts when He sends you to “open someone’s eyes”?
2 Corinthians 4:4 “The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ.” Acts 26:17-18 “I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God.”
S: Your Prayer List. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you divinely orchestrated, socially natural opportunities to gradually share parts of your testimony and the Gospel of Jesus with those you are praying for. Pray for W.O.W. (Day 12-13) and share F.A.I.T.H. (Day 27) Be inspired to prompt your group or church with these two great video clips that inspire us to share our faith.
Share your Faith by simply forwarding this www.yesheis.com daily video to others who are learning how to pray with intimacy: A Chat with God
Be My House of Prayer
Father, thank You for the precious souls that you have brought into my sphere of influence. I pray that they may turn from darkness to the Light and from the power of Satan to the power of God. I seek Your Spirit’s grace to give me the right words at the right time for the right person so I can share the gospel with power.
Lord, like Paul we pray for our leaders, kings and governors and appeal to them. Give us opportunity to present the gospel clearly to them. Open their eyes to their true condition so they may lead us from darkness to Light and from the power of Satan to the power of God. May the children of our society be protected and receive a Godly inheritance. Rescue us from persecution and hostility. We rest in reliance on your supernatural help.
Holy Spirit, come upon us and lead us in how we pray:
Pray for your prayer list and family and friends to receive Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Pray for Australia to receive Jesus as Lord and for His Church to be His House of Prayer.
Pray for a new generation of young prayer warriors and evangelists to arise in Jesus’ revival and transformation in our nation.
Pray for the Nations: We are seeking 70 Australian houses of prayer who will adopt and pray for one of the 70 Commonwealth nations who will come to Australia for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast 4-15 April 2018. Your regular prayer group can do this if you commit to pray for one of these nations from now through April 2018. More information on registration, nations and support.
“…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses..." (Acts 1:8)
Austin Cove Community Church are intentional in our prayer lives. We know there are so many different ways to communicate to God in prayer and we like to get creative.