20th April 2019

But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

Hebrews 12:22-24

 

 

 

Prayer Points

 

Thank God for the things accomplished during these 40 days. Some issues may still not be answered, but you can thank God for that he has heard your prayer. You may want to decide how you will continue from here.

 

Thank God for the door of heaven opened for us through Jesus’ death and resurrection.

 

Pray for your church that the things of eternity will be spoken about and experienced in such a way that the congregation becomes a people of hope.

 

         

     DAY 40 : ARRIVING

 

We have arrived. The journey has ended. We have spent the last 40 days praying – (well some of them anyway!) Has your big issue been resolved, changed, or improved? Have you had opportunity to talk with your three friends about your faith? Are there signs of revival? Have you discovered more of God?

 

No doubt it is a mixture of encouragements and perhaps some disappointments. But you have made it to the end.

Arriving at the end of a journey is sometimes a relief. But most of all it is an accomplishment. You have made it!

 

One day there will be the completion of a greater journey. When we reach the end of this life we will arrive and come ‘home’ like there has never been a home-coming before. Family, friends, freedom from pain, beauty, light, music, the consummation of all the hopes this world has had ... and glory.

 

‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him’
 (1 Corinthians 2:9).

 

There we will meet someone who we have not seen in this life, but in whom we have believed. When we arrive we will see Jesus Christ as he is. He is preparing a place for us. If we have tasted beauty in this life, it’s because it is a reflection – a pale one – of the beauty of the next. If we have known love in this life, then it’s an echo of the pure love of heaven. If we have known joy in this life, then it’s a picture of the abundant joy of the family of God in eternity. At this point we can barely imagine it, but the day will come and we will experience the real thing.

 

And it will have been worth every step of the journey.

 

    

Pray

 

*    Pray for your ‘big issue’

*    Pray for your ‘three friends’

*    Pray for a new wave of revival.


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