Friday, January 11, 2019
The Kingdom of God is an important biblical theme. It is God’s rule and kingship over people’s hearts and over nations and tribes throughout all history. It includes God’s redemptive work at the cross to defeat his enemies and save his chosen ones.
When Jesus began his ministry, he announced that he was inaugurating the Kingdom. He preached that people should repent and put their faith in God. The book of Revelation tells us that there will be people from every tribe, language, nation and race worshipping at Christ’s throne in heaven (Revelation 5:9-13). God is King over all.
Jesus Christ, you are the King of kings and Lord of lords. You are “the ruler of the kings of the earth” (Revelation 1:5). I come to worship you, and I intercede for Muslims.
The universe is your Kingdom; history is your realm. All the kingdoms of the world are under you. Yet, Muslims have claimed one of those kingdoms for themselves; they call it the “House of Islam.” It includes all Muslims on the planet. The Bible is forbidden in the “House of Islam,” and the work of the Holy Spirit in people’s lives is illegal!
However, can laws actually stop the Holy Spirit? No! National borders cannot stop you, Majestic Ruler of the universe. No religion, tradition, or system can bar you from entering people’s hearts and cleansing their consciences.
May your Kingdom come in Muslims’ lives, homes and communities! Help them, Lord Christ, to set their heart on you, the way and the truth and the life.
I pray that many Muslins, even this week, will acknowledge you as the King of glory, the Mighty in battle, the One who redeems, who grants new life, and who resurrects those who are dead! Supply their need for forgiveness, salvation, life, freedom, joy, love, faith, hope, healing, purpose, provision and victory. In your precious name I pray. Amen.
All kings will bow before him, and all nations will serve him…. To the King that rules forever, who will never die, who cannot be seen, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen (Psalm 72:11, NLT; 1 Timothy 1:17, NCV).
God Will Bring Many Muslims to Christ
Friday, January 4, 2019
We believe God’s Word. We know God is almighty and that he can change the shape of the Muslim world. He is able to bring Muslims to faith in Christ, grant them forgiveness of sin, give them hope and peace, and put a song of praise in their mouth. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we will pray, go and work toward bringing many Muslims to Christ this year.
Our Father, Fountain of life and Source of all joy, I worship you. “I have heard of your fame. Your works amaze me. Do them again for us. Let us experience them in our days” (Habakkuk 3:2, SAB).
I come pleading that you will lead many millions of Muslims this year to light, hope and life in Christ. Plant your triumphant Church in many Islamic communities all over the world.
Give Muslims a crown of beauty instead of their sad turban of ashes. Grant them joy and gladness in the place of tears and sadness. Bless them with the ability to praise instead of groaning in despair. They will be called God’s garden that he has planted to manifest his glory (Isaiah 61:3).
All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us. He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen. (Revelation 1:5-6, NLT).
The spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me; he has sent me to announce good news to the poor, to proclaim release for prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind; to let the broken victims go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor (Luke 4:18-19, REB).