Week Six – Day 1
TODAY’S FAST – Disciple’s or Jewish Fast (Consume only liquid or broth between 8 am – 6 pm)
Read Matthew 11
When we think of church or religion, many times we conjure up images of stained glass, beautiful hymns, and old ladies. Matthew reminds us that this spiritual journey looks more like a warring battlefield than an ancient cathedral. Jesus states that though our roles may be determined by grace, grace does not erase human responsibility. God is calling for spiritual warriors like John the Baptist who contended for the kingdom of God. Oftentimes we take the posture that since our souls are secure, all we have to do is wait for Christ through death or rapture. Yet Christ calls us to action. He calls us to advance His kingdom – to be His hands and feet to a lost and dying world. In short, we are called to actively follow Jesus, not just simply wait for His kingdom to come.
This week we participate together in spiritual warfare. It is our desire to follow Jesus in seeing His kingdom advanced.
Pray this week for a revival that will transform our community, a revival that is an assault on the kingdom of darkness. Pray that thousands of people will turn from sin to Christ.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NIV