We are now at the 2 week countdown mark to our mission trip.
The purpose of this mission trip, for the benefit of our fellow comrades who are not in Sydney, is to bring the living Jesus to the people whom we will meet and to make disciples out of the churches that we are going to minister at.
We achieve this by 3 main avenues:
1. Baptism in the Holy Spirit
2. Healing the sick
3. Delivering the oppressed
This is serious ministry stuff and are urgent commissions to be fulfilled by Christ?s disciples, not something for the faint-hearted or the ill-prepared and I cannot overemphasise the importance of being covered by the Blood of Jesus as you step out into the mission field.
This Friday night, we will discuss the significance of the Blood of Jesus - a very timely lesson in preparation for our trip.
Can I ask that you all include the covering and protection and power of the Blood of Jesus in all your prayers - be they personal, grace, morning prayer, evening prayer, waiting for bus prayer or in cell/home cell groups.
When we advance into enemy territory, we must do so as a unit under the banner of the Blood of Jesus.
Father we thank you for sending us out onto the mission field as anointed ambassadors of Christ. We seek to focus only on Your glory and the redemptive might of the Blood of Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit. We pledge with humble hearts that our lives and preparation for this trip will express godliness in our thoughts, words and actions. We will hold fast to sound biblical principles, persistent and intensive prayer as we seek to bear spiritual fruit in the lives of all whom we will encounter throughout the trip. In the mighty name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
On eagle's wings,