Day Six – THE RETURN 10 Days of Repentance, Fasting and Prayer for Our Nation: Official Prayer Plan

DAY SIX: WAITING ON GOD

KEY SCRIPTURE:
“In repentance and rest you will be saved. In quietness and trust is your strength.” (ISAIAH 30: 15)

ADORATION:
YOU ARE GOOD TO THOSE WHO WAIT ON YOU
“The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him. It is good that he waits silently for the salvation of the Lord.” (LAMENTATIONS 3: 25)
“When the Lamb broke the seventh seal, there was silence in Heaven… and much incense was given to him that he might add it to the prayers of the saints… and there followed peals of thunder, and sounds, and flashes of lightning and an earthquake…” (JOHN 14: 27)
“…The words of Job are ended.” (JOB 31: 40)

REPENTANCE:
“Now he waited… but Samuel did not come… and the people were scattering from him… so I [Saul] forced myself…” (1 SAMUEL 13: 8-12)
Father, we repent for being constrained by what is popular, what sells, and what methods work. We have been led astray by brilliant marketers and have forced ourselves to act for quick results.
We return to wait upon You, for our hearts to burn again as we make room for Your glory in our silence… Our words are ended.

INTERCESSION:
“Let him put his mouth in the dust, perhaps there is hope.”
(LAMENTATIONS 3:29)
God of all hope! Fill us with all joy and hope and peace in believing so that we may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Oh would You rend the Heavens and come down so that our mountains would melt like wax!

MEDITATION:
• Am I satisfied and content with the Lord in silence?
• Where is God calling me to be still and wait for Him to act, rather than taking matters into my own hands?
• What does it look like for a nation to wait on God?

40-Days of Prayer for our Nation: Today also begins Day One of the 40-Days of Prayer leading up to Election Day. Today’s focus is humbling ourselves to the LORD or God. Presenting ourselves to Him as a sacrifice. Lev 16:29-34; Jer 3:25; Rom 6:13-19; Rom 12:1-2

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Day Five – THE RETURN 10 Days of Repentance, Fasting and Prayer for Our Nation: Official Prayer Plan

DAY FIVE: TURNING OUR HEARTS TO GOD

KEY SCRIPTURE:
“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” (ACTS 3: 19)

ADORATION:
YOU ARE THE SOURCE OF TIMES OF REFRESHING
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 CORINTHIANS 5: 17)
“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (GALATIANS 4: 3-5)
“To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore!” (JUDE 1 : 24-25)

REPENTANCE:
“The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.” (1 JOHN 3: 1-3)
Father of mercies, we confess that we have sinned against You. By Your Holy Spirit, come and work repentance into our hearts. Help us to see Jesus, the friend of sinners, and to follow Him more faithfully.
Gracious Savior, as a nation we have abandoned Your ways. As a Church, we have been timid in proclaiming Your holiness and righteousness. As people, we have worshipped idols because they demanded so little from us. Hear our cries and forgive our sins so that times of refreshing may come, and You may send Jesus.

INTERCESSION:
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (GALATIANS 2:20)
Holy Father, where I am weak, You are strong. Help me to abide in You that I may have faith to live according to the calling You have placed on my life. Jesus, wipe out all my transgressions. Eradicate every thought that is impure. Bind up the broken places in my heart and let Your peace refresh my soul.

MEDITATION:
• What benefits or blessings are promised for those who turn to God?
• What would “times of refreshing” look like in my family?

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Day Four – THE RETURN 10 Days of Repentance, Fasting and Prayer for Our Nation: Official Prayer Plan

DAY FOUR: TURNING FROM EVIL DEEDS

KEY SCRIPTURE:
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (PSALM 139: 23-24)

ADORATION:
YOU ARE FORGIVING TO THOSE WHO TURN FROM EVIL
“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.” (PSALM 51 : 1)
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 JOHN 1: 9)
“He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.” (PSALM 103: 10-14)

REPENTANCE:
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” (EPHESIANS 1: 7)
Father in heaven, You know us too well. You understand we are like sheep and all of us have gone astray. Blot out our transgressions through the finished work of Christ. Forgive our repeated offenses against You and Your Name. Restore us, through Your grace, as Your sons and daughters.
Wash me and make me white as snow. Cleanse me from every evil thought. Renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence or take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation that I might experience Your holiness.

INTERCESSION:
“Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.” (ISAIAH 1:18)
Father, grant me Your pardon for my grievous sins and help me to become a fragrant offering that is pleasing to You. God, thank You for Your patience with our country. Give us a contrite heart that we may see the joy of repentance as we turn from our evil and sinful way back to You.

MEDITATION:
• How/when do you find yourself hiding your true self from God?
• What would it look like for you to live openly before Him?
• What would it look like for a community (a family, a city, a nation) to live openly before God?

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Day Three – THE RETURN 10 Days of Repentance, Fasting and Prayer for Our Nation: Official Prayer Plan

DAY THREE: HUMILITY

KEY SCRIPTURE:
“God opposes the proud, but gives Grace to the humble.” (JAMES 4: 6)

ADORATION: YOU ARE GRACIOUS TO THE HUMBLE
“Yes, God does these things again and again for people. He rescues them from the grave so they may enjoy the light of life.” (JOB 33:29-30)
“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness. So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” (2 CORINTHIANS 12: 9)
“God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth.”
(MATTHEW 5: 5)

REPENTANCE:
“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.” (PSALM 62:5-8)
Lord, I acknowledge that often I am motivated by the urgency of this life; I speak and act without knowing Your heart first. When I forget how near You are, convict my heart and increase my confidence that You live and move within me. Let me experience Your peace empowering me to wait for Your Spirit to fill my inner man. Through being filled with Your fullness, Jesus, I will accomplish the will of God.

INTERCESSION:
“For the LORD of Heaven’s Armies has a day of reckoning. He will punish the proud and mighty and bring down everything that is exalted… Human pride will be humbled, and human arrogance will be brought down. Only the LORD will be exalted on that day of judgment…” (ISAIAH 2:12, 17)
Lord, Lord, You are the judge of the earth. You will judge all human pride and destroy the wisdom of this age. Send forth light and truth to awaken hearts so that many will bow down and worship the Son. Let many acknowledge their violation of Your will and turn to worship and serve You.

MEDITATION:
• Is there an area of compromise or trusting in my abilities (pride) that should be submitted to Christ, allowing His grace to come into my life?
• What does true humility look like according to Scripture? How is that different than what people often think of as humility?

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Day Two – THE RETURN 10 Days of Repentance, Fasting and Prayer for Our Nation: Official Prayer Plan

DAY TWO: AN UPPER ROOM POSTURE

KEY SCRIPTURE:
“These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer.”
(ACTS 1: 14)

ADORATION: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL TO BEHOLD
“Your eyes will see the King in His beauty…” (ISAIAH 33:17)
“But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory…” (2 CORINTHIANS 3:18)
“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the general assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in Heaven, and to God…” (HEBREWS 12: 22-23)

REPENTANCE:
“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You; Therefore I retract, And I repent in dust and ashes.” (JOB 42: 5-6)
We repent of being absorbed by the worries and pleasures of an earth-bound life, and not continually devoting ourselves to beholding Your transformative and empowering beauty.
We repent of trying to extend Your Kingdom through our own understanding instead of tasting Your glory that would make us witnesses of You.

INTERCESSION:
“Oh, give ear, Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock; You who are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!” (PSALM 80:1)
Father, give our generation the light of the knowledge of You in Christ. Disrupt and refine our routines so that we find the delights of Your upper room again!
Show us Your glory and make us one!

MEDITATION:
• What does it look like to have an “upper room posture” over the remainder of these 10 Days?
• Am I an “eye-witness” of Jesus in the world, speaking of what I have seen and experienced of Him?
• What parts of my witness to others is focused on opinions “about” Jesus rather than an “eye witness” account?

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Day One – THE RETURN 10 Days of Repentance, Fasting and Prayer for Our Nation: Official Prayer Plan

DAY ONE: A NINEVEH MOMENT

KEY SCRIPTURE:
“The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.” (JONAH 3: 5)

ADORATION: YOU ARE COMPASSIONATE
“Yet even now…Return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping and mourning; and rend your heart and not your garments. Now Return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness, and relenting of evil. Who knows whether He will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him?” (JOEL 2:12-14)
“Then the LORD passed in front of Moses and proclaimed [His name], ‘The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth…’” (EXODUS 34: 6)

REPENTANCE:
“We have sinned, committed iniquity, acted wickedly, and rebelled, turning aside from Your commandments… Open shame belongs to us… and to our kings… because we have sinned against you… because of our sins… your people have become a reproach to those around us… we are not presenting these supplications because of any merits of our own, but because of your great compassion.” (DANIEL 9:1-20 excerpts)
Father, forgive us for great Sins in our nation and as believers. We have forsaken God and ignored His Word. We have shed innocent blood and hated one another. We have committed sexual immorality. We have worshipped money and trusted in our own strength. Forgive us!

INTERCESSION:
“O Lord, Hear! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Listen and Take Action!” (JOEL 2:12-14)
Father, let Your eyes be open and Your ears attentive to our prayers and repentance for the people of God and for our nation.
Father, forgive us, Your people, for our sins that have grieved Your heart and deserve righteous judgment.
Father, our human action is weak and inadequate for the problems we are facing. We do not trust in kings or princes, in politics or the power of our own hands, but our eyes are on You. Would You rise and take action to revive your Church and to bring about a great turning in this moment of crisis?

MEDITATION:
• Are we in a Nineveh Moment?
• If so, how can I rightly respond to this divine opportunity over the next 10 Days?

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Day One – THE RETURN – 10 Days of Repentance, Fasting and Prayer:

Ready, Set, Go! It is time to begin.
Let us Pray for THE RETURN of America and the World.
Let us begin with our own personal return to the God who created us and redeemed us.

Day One “THE RETURN” – Beginning in the evening and continuing through the next day til evening. As in Genesis 1:5, “…the evening and the morning were the first day”.

This evening, Friday September 18, 2020, and the next day begin the 10-day period of repentance, fasting and prayer for ourselves and our nation. We encourage that you use these ten days for personal humility, reflection, repentance, fasting and prayer for personal union with God and for our nation to make a 180 degree turn and return to God.

See information on THE RETURN, the national repentance, fasting and prayer effort lead by Jonathan Cahn, Kevin Jessip and others here at: http://www.thereturn.org

THE RETURN is an opportunity for America to turn back to the LORD God our Father and to Jesus Christ our Savior. That starts with you and me joining with thousands of others in humbling ourselves before God, considering our ways and returning ourselves to our God. Hosea 14:1; 2 Chronicles 7:13-15

For this evening and tomorrow, consider where you have missed the mark and confess that to God, seeking the mercy of the Father by the blood of Jesus Christ, to restore you back on course. Look closely at Psalm 51 for a model for your approach to God.

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The Role of The Holy Spirit in Your Life – He Strengthens You With Might…

SCRIPTURES: Ephesians 3:14-16 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; See also 2 Peter 1:3

THOUGHT: Throughout the Bible you have read stories of men and women making bad decisions, living spiritually weak lives, failing in their duties and becoming unable to effectively navigate life. You find this is true of ordinary people and also of prophets, priests and kings. However, when they commit their lives to God and are  strengthened by Holy Spirit, you see many that are able to stand strong in faith, make wise decisions and do wondrous things to the glory of God. This strength of God’s Holy Spirit is also for you, so that you can confidently and faithfully make wise and Godly choices, stand strong, live passionately for God and accomplish His purpose and plan for your life.

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, Thank You for giving me all that I need pertaining unto life and godliness. Fill me with Your Spirit that I may receive strength mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Strengthen me in my family matters, in my church & spiritual life and at work. Strengthen me with might by Your Spirit in my inner being, so that I may truly stand strong, speak boldly and accomplish all that You have planned for my life, In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!

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Summary – “The Role of the Holy Spirit In Your Life…”

SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

THOUGHTS: I appreciate the opportunity to interact with you and dig deeper into the Word of God as we have explored “The Role of the Holy Spirit in Your Life”. It has been a blessing for us as we have searched out this topic day by day. Each day we have read the Scriptures, considered some thoughts and committed our lives in prayer to allowing the attributes of Holy Spirit to be present and flowing in our lives.

We have covered much this month, including how Holy Spirit Sanctifies you or sets you apart for worshipping God, He Helps you to Pray, He Guides you, and Shows you Things to Come. We have seen how Holy Spirit Speaks to you, Teaches you and Reveals to you things that God wants you to know, even things that have not happened yet, so that you can be prepared. Holy Spirit Helps you to Obey and brings you God’s Love, Peace and Joy, that inner rest, confidence and satisfaction in knowing that you are a Child of God. He also Transforms your Character as you are consecrated to God day by day. I encourage you to review these topics concerning “The Role of the Holy Spirit In Your Life” by clicking on the links on the right side or by scrolling down further. 

Imagine the spiritual treasures you and I will continue to unearth together as we go through “The Attributes and Characteristics of God” during this coming month. I invite you to follow us by entering your email address below and continue to join with us prayerfully, day by day, as we explore God’s Word together. If this truly is a blessing to you, please let others know, so that they too can share in it. 

PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I continue to open my heart to learn more about You each day. Speak to me by Your Word and by Your Spirit. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!

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The Role of The Holy Spirit in Your Life – He Seals You…

SCRIPTURES:​ Ephesians 1:11-14​ “…In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: 12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13 In whom ye also trusted , after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” (See also, The Seal: Ephesians 4:30; 2 Cor 1:21-22; 2 Timothy 2:19; The Promise: Luke 11:13; John 14:16-17; John 16:13; Acts 1:4; Galatians 3:14).

THOUGHT:​ ​The verse above says that “…You were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance…” Knowing that you were sealed (Note: Were Sealed is Past Tense) is great, but what does it actually mean? Just as you seal an envelope to secure the contents and make sure they do not slip out, God seals you with His Holy Spirit to make sure you do not lose the promise that He has made. Holy Spirit is the earnest, which means down payment, on the future inheritance that God has set aside for you. You cannot be denied this inheritance because it is the entire basis of the Cross and the Blood of Jesus, Salvation, the New Testament, etc. It is a legal will that must be and will be enforced by the power of God’s Spiritual Law. God has given you this gift. He has great plans for you for all eternity and these plans will not be denied. As long as you accept God’s offer, you have it, even right now. Only you can deny yourself of the inheritance by walking away from it. I trust that as you see this plan and purpose of God that you will open your heart to Him in thankfulness, love and gratitude as you simply receive what He offers.

PRAYER:​ ​Heavenly Father, by faith I receive the seal of the Holy Spirit of Promise. I also receive Your Promise and I thank You for all Your purposes and plans towards my life. I am grateful for the sacrifice of Your Son, Jesus Christ and for the seal of Your Spirit, so that I may have an eternal inheritance, as well as the blessings of this life and the blessed assurance that Your Promises are sure. Thank You for the Seal of the Holy Spirit in my life today. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!

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