by Patrick Steele, Prayer Coordinator, Awakening Australia,
Jesus has called all His followers to preach the Good News so that many can believe in Him and have eternal life.
“13 For “Everyone who CALLS on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 14 But how can they CALL on Him to save them unless they BELIEVE in Him? And how can they BELIEVE in Him if they have never HEARD about Him? And how can they HEAR about Him unless someone TELLS them? 15 And how will anyone GO and TELL them without being SENT? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring GOOD NEWS!” 16 But not everyone welcomes THE GOOD NEWS, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 So faith comes from HEARING, that is, HEARING THE GOOD NEWS about Christ.” (Romans 10:13-17 upper case added)
For most of my 16 years as a believer, I have known verses 13 and 17 of this passage of scripture but completely missed the verses in the middle.
Recently, the Lord highlighted these verses to me and it became very clear that what Paul is saying in this passage is that THE GOOD NEWS must be preached with words so that people can HEAR about Jesus, BELIEVE that He is Lord and CALL on Him to save them.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” God loves every person equally, and He paid the price for every person equally. Every person needs to turn from their sin and brokenness and follow Jesus to be saved. But firstly, they need to BELIEVE, and to BELIEVE they need to HEAR, and to HEAR someone needs to TELL them, and to TELL them a person needs to be SENT.
In Mark 16:15-16 Jesus told His disciples to, “GO into all the world and preach the GOOD NEWS to everyone. Anyone who believes and is baptised will be saved.” And in Matthew 28:19-20 He said, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Note that He says to teach these new disciples (that’s us) to obey all the commands I have given you which includes preaching the GOOD NEWS.
We have been commissioned; we have been SENT. Maybe you are called to be a missionary in your family, in your work place, in your school, in your city, in your nation, or maybe you are called to be a missionary in another nation. But we have all been called to preach THE GOOD NEWS of JESUS CHRIST, so that others may HEAR about Jesus, BELIEVE that He is Lord, and CALL on Him to save them.
LORD, we thank you for who You are, for what You have done, and what You are about to do. We thank You for the price that You paid for our salvation. We believe that You are not willing that any should perish, and that this includes our unsaved family and friends. We accept that we have a responsibility to share the GOOD NEWS so that others can HEAR, BELIEVE, and CALL on You to save them. We thank You that Your perfect love casts out all fear and we ask You to SEND us to those who don’t know You yet. LORD, we ask you for this nation of Australia. We pray that You will pour out Your Spirit on our land and prepare people’s hearts to receive You. Raise up workers for the harvest so that in the Name of Jesus, Australia shall be saved. Amen.
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16 to 18 November
Marvel Stadium in Melbourne
There is an awakening to Jesus in Australia that cannot be stopped. Join us, let’s believe together that in this hour our nation will turn back to God. This is not just an event, this is thousands of real lives changed forever, this is believers being set free from the fear of man and Australians becoming missionaries to Australians. The main Awakening Australia event will be preceded by Flood Melbourne which is 3 days of flooding the city with the Gospel and handing out thousands of free tickets to the event.
We are believing for 100,000 Australians to be saved and discipled in 2018, and we are praying at 7pm every night for the salvation of our families, friends and our country, declaring “Australia for Jesus” and we believe that Australia shall be saved.
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Canberra Declaration Daily Prayer Points for October
- AWAKENING to Christ: Renewal in the Church and Revival in the Nation – with millions coming to Christ. John 3:16
- AWAKENING for Marriage: Renewal of marriages and restoration of marriage. Ephesians 5: 25 -32
- AWAKENING for Family: Renewal and healing for families. Isaiah 61:1