ESTHER’S WARRIORS MINISTRY
There is much talk of revival these days. We in Esther’s Warriors pray not
just for revival but for a lasting reformation. The signs are clear for those with ears to hear. There is the sound of approaching Holy Spirit fire sweeping across the land. Are you ready?
Check Your Atmosphere
We have the opportunity as Christians to live in an atmosphere of revival every day. We have the choice to live fully for Christ every day. We have the responsibility to walk out an empowered Kingdom walk every day. It all begins in your heart (not surprising as it is always a heart issue).
If we choose worldly over Kingdom ways the circumstances around us exude chaos, anxiety, fear and strife in our heart and in our relationships. Rather than empowered we enable things of the world to ensnare us at every turn. We allow our life and our destiny to be diluted and reduced. We neither reflect Jesus Christ in who we are or how we live our life. Any we encounter would be hard pressed to identify us as His follower. Our demeanor may even turn away those most in need of His salvation.
What can we do? In Mark 12:30-31, Jesus tells us clearly, “’And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength…You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” It all starts with our relationship with God. He is to be our first love: first in our heart, first in our soul, first in our mind and first with all our might. If you do not think of Him first as you walk out your life stop right now.
Decide to put Him first and keep Him there. This takes a firm resolution and great perseverance. It is the only way to walk in the fullness of His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Victory is won through strategic and persistent battle. We need to realize this. We are each responsible for our own relationship with the Lord. It is only as good as we are willing to engage. God is always there. He changes not. He wants a covenant relationship with us more than we can ever imagine. Any relationship failure rests solely with us.
Church Does Not Equal Relationship
Relationship with Him has nothing to do with religion, going to church and doing ‘church works.’ Relationship has everything to do with our heart. Anyone or anything you may have placed above Him is an idol. Even church can become an idol if we make it about us, the music, the Pastor and our friends rather than about Him. It is time for each of us to take personal responsibility for our walk with the Lord.
If we seek first His Kingdom we will walk empowered not depleted. Really take some time this week to ask the Holy Spirit to help you identify areas in your life that have taken the place that the Lord should hold. Place Him first in your heart. As He resides first in your heart He will be first in all aspects of your life.
How Do You Really Feel About Yourself?
The second commandment Jesus addresses is to love others as we love ourselves. If you hold unforgiveness or dislike in your heart toward yourself you cannot love others. It is that simple. Look at your relationships and if there is a pattern of disruption, offense and annoyance chances are the real issue in your heart is with yourself. Again this will take Holy Spirit assistance to get to the root of issues. Such an undertaking can be challenging but believe me it is well worth it. Once cleared of root issues you will go forth unencumbered with an open heart. Be kind to yourself and know that He will only show you what you can handle and release to live free. This is not about condemning yourself but about releasing yourself from bondage.
Let the Revival Begin!
It is with an open heart that God can mightily use you. You will walk daily in an atmosphere of revival and it will spread like fire. We can talk about revival. We can pray for revival. We can seek revival. Holy Spirit revival is available to you right now. It is a heart issue. As our individual hearts glow with revival fire we will come together with the love for one another of which Jesus spoke. Imagine what church would look like then! Imagine how God could use each of us then to reach the lost! Revival begins one heart at a time. Start with yours today.
‘Pray the States’
This year we in Esther’s Warriors Ministry started ‘praying the states’ toward the 2012 Presidential election. We pray for each state in the
order of admission to the Union and will continue. Our Nation more than ever needs consistent, diligent prayer cover state by state. This week please cover Oklahoma admitted to the Union November 16, 1907, in prayer. Pray for wisdom and discernment for the political leaders, pastors and church leaders, the people residing in Oklahoma and for all in our Nation.
Each state is important in forming our United States of America. We commit to pray for a different state each week so we not only provide prayer cover but also to make us aware that our country is bigger than the space we personally occupy in it. These are our United States. Let us pray that we will arise united ‘for such a time as this!’
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“Ninety-five percent of American church’s activities could remain in place without the Holy Spirit.” Billy Graham
A Prayer Request and Personal Blessing
Thank you for your continued faithfulness to pray. Please keep all who serve our country on foreign soil, our servicemen and women and their
families in prayer for salvation and safety. They are our frontline on the battlefield, let us be their frontline in the spirit. Also, let us cover all who
have come home wounded that they and their families will receive the kindness, help and support they need to go forward in their lives. God bless all our diplomatic and military personnel and their families. May God richly bless the United States of America and keep her safe.
May God richly bless you with a heart seasoned for revival and reformation! Please pray for all in authority over us, for the full truth to come forth concerning Benghazi and for safety in Israel. May we may arise united in this auspicious season in our country’s history.