Awaken the Dawn – Day 3: “I’ve Come to Get My Family Back!”
In Matthew 16, Jesus said “I will build My church…” It does not mean to build a structure. It’s not the word “edify.” “Church” here is the word for “family”. “I will build a lineage. I will build a household. I will create family.” Jesus was declaring in Matthew 16 that He had some to get the family back! “I have come to restore the mandate in Genesis to multiply sons and daughters of the Most High. I’ve come to get a Bride. I’ve come to get the individuals that I can truly relate to as family and friends. I have come to restore the Genesis mandate through them.”
“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18; KJV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- The Body of Christ is coming together in a very unique way on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. this weekend. Envision it – many generations, races, denominations, and backgrounds all worshiping together!
- Worship Him for the family He has built!
- Worship Him for the members of the family that are about to come in.
- Declare that the current Church is the stable place the Father can build His Church from.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, I am using my imagination to really see the gathering on the National Mall today. I see a family that is every color, denomination, age, and background – beautiful in its diverse worship of You! I worship You for this wonderful family! I worship You for the family members You are about to add to this wonderful family. I declare that the current Church is a good foundation for you to build upon. I welcome the increase, Jesus! Amen.
I decree that the gates of hell will not be able to prevail against the Church, the family of God!