Day 2 – To Be Ready as His Bride

Day 2 – To Be Ready as His Bride

Devotional for Day 2 – 7 August 2013

Pastor Jeffrey Daly, National Day of Repentance, USA

Day 2b JPEGIntentionEvery believer in Christ throughout
His Body welcoming Him every day, with zeal,
to assist in the process of repentance to be ready as His Bride.

ScriptureAs many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come
in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an
ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches (Revelation 3: 19-22 NKJV).

ReflectionA dear sister in Christ recently told me she has communion with the Lord every morning. How wise! What growth in Christ! Similarly I have begun also each morning to ask the Lord to come into my ‘repent room’. I’m asking the Holy Spirit as my Teacher (John 13:13) to show me where to repent. He gently does, revealing old strongholds, generational curses, vows and old baggage that needs to be confessed and renounced in His Name. He promptly forgives me. I abide in Him more intimately. His Joy flows into me.

PrayerYeshua/Jesus in Your Holy Name, we thank You that being Sovereign over all creation that You nonetheless count the hairs on our heads. You, Lord, wish to spend time with us, ‘dining’ with us in our hearts whenever we open the door to You.

Through Your Holy Spirit show each of us, every day, where we need to repent to become more like You and to be ready as Your Bride.

I ask, Lord, that from this day on You awaken me, my family and Your body all over the planet with a zeal to repent to be ready, today, as Your Bride for Your soon return.

I pray this in Your Holy Name.  Amen and Amen.

Continue in prayer using the 4 prayer points as the Lord leads you.

  1. Pray for a worldwide outpouring of the Holy Spirit for revival and transformation of the nations of the world.
  2. Pray for a billion people to find Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
  3. Pray for an end to abortion and for God to turn back the tide of death and immorality that is sweeping the nations of the world.
  4. Pray for a multiplication of prayer, praise and worship to God across the world as never before, to bring great glory to God.

[Blogger’s comment:  This blog comes to you a bit later than hoped today as I have had to do some serious repenting this morning after reading this devotion.  Thank you Pastor Jeff, from the National Day of Repentance in the USA, for your powerful words that the Holy Spirit has used in my life today.  And thank you from the Billion Souls Revival Prayer Call Team for being a spark that God has used to ignite this Global Prayer Call because of your passion for repentance and your visit to Australia at the start of 2013.

I am sure you will be challenged and changed by this devotional too.  Let God have his way in your life today!  Be so passionate about repenting that you commit yourself to some form of fasting for these 40 days.  It might be missing one meal a day, fasting one day a week or doing a Daniel Fast which is essentially going vegetarian (Daniel 10:2).  Outside these parameters always seek medical advice. Always be wise. Whatever you do decide, give it to God. He will guide you. This is not about works, this is about grace. God looks on the heart and He will hear your prayers.  MR on behalf of the Billion Souls Revival Prayer Call Team.]