“Bringing Heaven to Earth” Luke 11:1; Matt. 6:9-10
One day Jesus was praying… one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray…(Luke 11:1) 9 "This, then, is how you should pray: " 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, …your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. (Mt. 6:9,10)
A.To bring heaven to earth. Q. What does it mean to ‘bring heaven to earth’? A.To be a channel of heaven’s resources & redemption, to a world in desperate need…to bring His transforming presence into every corner of our world.
Renewal = the Church ‘inhales’ Revival = the Church ‘exhales’
An example from history: Welsh Revival 1904-1906 (The World Aflame by Rick Joyner) Led by teenagers and even children G. Campbell Morgan said he would trade all of his learning for even a portion of the presence of God that accompanied these children A new song (p.23) 100,000 came to Christ
An example from history: Welsh Revival 1904-1906 His presence throughout the countryside (p. 51) The power of His presence (p. 59) Dominates news stores (p. 60) Spontaneous public outbreaks (p. 62) Politics/civic life (p. 68-9)
7 Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” - Jer. 29:7
1 For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem's [Indy’s] sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. 2 The nations will see your [Indy’s] righteousness, and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will bestow. 3 You [Indy] will be a crown of splendor in the LORD's hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4 No longer will they call you Deserted, or name your land Desolate. But you [Indy] will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah ; for the LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married. 5 As a young man marries a maiden, so will your sons marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.
6 I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem [Indy] they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the LORD, give yourselves no rest, 7 and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem [Indy] and makes her the praise of the earth. 8 The LORD has sworn by his right hand and by his mighty arm: "Never again will I give your grain as food for your enemies, and never again will foreigners drink the new wine for which you have toiled;
9 but those who harvest it will eat it and praise the LORD, and those who gather the grapes will drink it in the courts of my sanctuary." 10 Pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway! Remove the stones. Raise a banner for the nations. 11 The LORD has made proclamation to the ends of the earth: "Say to the Daughter of Zion, 'See, your Savior comes! See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.' "
12 They will be called the Holy People,the Redeemed of the LORD; and you [Indy] will be called Sought After, the City No Longer Deserted. (Isaiah 62)