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Strategic Prayer Point: The City
Proverbs 11:11 AMP “By the blessing of the influence of the upright and God’s favor [because of them] the city is exalted…”
I woke up this morning with an overwhelming sense, a divine assurance that God is about to do something truly miraculous at Legacy Town Center. It’s as if God is reiterating His Sovereign mandate and commission to City Church: Occupy 75024! I like to call it “a Nineveh-size miracle.”
Remember the Old Testament account of the rebellious prophet who relunctantly preached a message of repentance to a godless city of 120,000 inhabitants? Just in case you missed it, here’s the biblical record of what happened according to Jonah 3:
“Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, a three-day journey[a] in extent. 4 And Jonah began to enter the city on the first day’s walk. Then he cried out and said, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!”
5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least of them. 6 Then word came to the king of Nineveh; and he arose from his throne and laid aside his robe, covered himself with sackcloth and sat in ashes. 7 And he caused it to be proclaimed and published throughout Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying,
Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything; do not let them eat, or drink water. 8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily to God; yes, let every one turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. 9 Who can tell if God will turn and relent, and turn away from His fierce anger, so that we may not perish?
10 Then God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.
Our prayer over the next few days is simple: God, give us this city ; for your glory and divine purpose!
THIS ONE’S ON US
As we launch our new outreach campaign – This One’s On Us – we believe that God will use each cup of Starbucks coffee that we pass out in His Name and every scene from the free movie we are sponsoring on September 11th to change a life for eternity.
Stay tuned for more insights from Jonah 3 tomorrow.
Ray & Wendy Harmon
Lead Pastors, City Church
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