Monday, August 6, 2018
8-6-18 Prayer Points
1) Pray for the on going Upper Room Gornja Soba HOP in Zagreb, Croatia. New prayer leaders are taking their place in the prayer room.
2) Jerry and Zuzanna are in America sharing the vision of IST. Pray that the Lord would move on many hearts to partner in this work.
3) We have several projects before us for the upcoming year, stretching from Romania to Serbia. Please pray that heavens resources would be released.
4) Pray for the Intentional Strategies for Transformation banquet. Date: August 11th
From Jerry’s desk:
⦁ What is Destiny? We all have one. There is self-made destiny and then there is divine destiny.
⦁ Here is how the dictionary defines destiny:
1) the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future.
"she was unable to control her own destiny"
2) the hidden power believed to control what will happen in the future; fate.
"he believes in destiny"
⦁ Will your divine destiny be accomplished? – It is really up to you. (I propose that the outcome is only really known, after one has moved on to eternity)
⦁ Which destiny will you accomplish?
⦁ Through Strife and Struggle – do it yourself destiny – who will you step on to get to your final destiny
⦁ Through Rest – knowing that God has prepared your destiny and ultimately it is He who will get you there – you making decisions from a place of peace and divine counsel.
⦁ Of course we should desire a divine destiny.
⦁ Do you have to fully know your Destiny? You will always be living toward your destiny whether it is clear to you or not. Blessed is the young man/woman that knows their destiny; it can help to steady their direction in life.
⦁ The path toward destiny is solving problems (Personal view: This is a broader subject but everyone has a contribution to make while they are on earth. God has designed and equipped you to solve one of humanities’ problems – actually more than one but one for sure.)
⦁ How do you find His destiny for you? Ask these questions:
⦁ What do I like doing? God has given you skills and aspirations that line up with your destiny.
⦁ Do you receive positive recognition from others? (Are you fitting in? Does your skill set enhance those around you?)
⦁ Not only does God have a destiny for you here on earth but in eternity also. Your final Destiny is to actually “rule and reign” with Christ for a thousand years and then for eternity.
⦁ God has made available His eternal manual, the Bible. Within the Bible we can find the principles that guide us to our destiny. (You should be consulting the manual every day.)
⦁ The Bible says, Heaven or Hell is the final destination. You can choose.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life
And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.
And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.”
If I know that I will reign with Christ for a thousand years and beyond, why would I live a life of selfish ambitions?
Notice the last verse (Rev. 5:10) says we shall rule here on earth. So let us take our position for Him now and let our ultimate destiny be practiced in this earthly realm.