Intention
God calls His people to be channels of the living water of His life-giving Spirit.

Scripture

“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, flowing with water clear as crystal, continuously pouring out from the throne of God and of the Lamb. The river was flowing in the middle of the street of the city, and on either side of the river was the Tree of Life, with its twelve kinds of ripe fruit according to each month of the year. The leaves of the Tree of Life are for the healing of the nations.”
Revelation 22:1-2

Reflection
God’s plan is the release of abundant life for His people and the nations. During the National Solemn Assembly at the end of September, Katie Dunstan prophesied that God was releasing a tsunami of living waters of the Spirit, crashing over Australia, as prayer rose over the nation.

In our firehouse of prayer, we have also seen living waters rising up from under Uluru and spreading out across the land. I know others have also had similar impressions and prophetic words over the land of Australia.

There is a growing awareness of the plan of God to release revival and reformation throughout Australia and across the globe. Australia’s gates and borders must be open across the nation and into the nations if Australia is to fulfil the plans of God spoken over her. For revival to spread across Australia and for Australia to be a nation that will send forth harvesters into the nations, we must be able to come and go across the land and in and out of the nation.

The enemy has risen up in an attempt to halt the good plans of God in the nations. He is shutting down the nations and separating people from one another. However, I sense that this would be similar to when the enemy killed Jesus on the cross. He thought he had won a great battle, but if he had realised what would happen, he would never have killed the Lord of glory! I believe the same will be true in this current situation.

God is about to win a great victory. The Lord is using this time to prepare the nation for a release of resurrection life. The power of the Spirit will pour forth from the people of God as they rise to overcome the power of death and release the abundant life of the Spirit.

When an eagle is out in a storm, it turns to face the wind and rises above the storm using the storm’s power to lift. We can turn to face the wind, set our face like flint and use the storm to rise and soar over the power of the enemy. As we rise, we release the Spirit of life.

We can use this opportunity to release life in everything we do and say: stepping out of agreements with anything that shuts life down; releasing words of life, encouragement, hope, peace, joy and blessing; refusing to agree with hopelessness, doubt and fear; and breaking the cycle of death and introducing a cycle of life in our own world and sphere of influence.

Open the gates. Lift up your heads. Let the Lord come through you! “So wake up, you living gateways! Lift up your heads, you ageless doors of destiny! Welcome the King of Glory, for he is about to come through you.” (Psalm 24:7)


Prayer
In Jesus’ name, we shut our borders and gates to COVID and we open them for harvest. We release the abundant life of the Spirit of God to His people. Australia will fulfil the good plans of God. Rivers of living waters flow to me and through me, bringing abundant resurrection life. Australia, abundant rivers of living water are flowing across you! You are released out of the grip of death and into life!

Prayer Points for October 2020
1. Pray for a Breakthrough for LIFE, specifically an end to abortion and euthanasia in our nation. Exodus 20:13
2. Pray for a Breakthrough for INDIGENOUS LIFE, specifically an end to high youth suicide and premature death due to ill health. 3 John 1:2
3. Pray for new POLITICIANS for LIFE, especially pray for the upcoming elections in Queensland (31st October), ACT (17th October) + USA (3 November) & New Zealand (17 October). Proverbs 29:2
4. Pray for the Revitalisation of SPIRITUAL LIFE, namely repentance, renewal & transformation, that our nation might return to God. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Cheryl Lindley, ARC Global, an international community of Apostles & Prophets.

Sign up to receive the Daily Devotions via email here.

We invite you to join the daily 1-hour Zoom video National Prayer Call every night:
DATES:
1st– 31st October 2020
TIME: 8pm-9pm AEST
ZOOM URL LINK: https://zoom.us/j/776881184
ZOOM MEETING ID: 776881184
See Zoom tutorial here.

Daily devotions brought to you by the Canberra Declaration.