Release, Revive, Repair, Rebuild from Brian Houston

Devotional

Centuries ago, Ezra foresaw a prophetic foreshadowing of the days in which we now live. Ezra declared seven prophetic promises of God to His people, which I believe God declares over us today:

1) A season of Grace and Favor.

We live in a season of grace. Speak His grace into your business, your home and family and your individual life. Why should you settle for anything less? You may say "What if it doesn't happen?" but I say, "What if it does?" Psalm 65:11 says, "You crown the year with Your goodness and Your paths drip with abundance." Expect breakthrough, blessing and opportunity to show up in your everyday life.

2) God's Tangible presence clearly evident.

Ezra spoke about a stake in God's Holy place. Today, through Jesus we can enter boldly into the Throne room of His presence and grace. God has promised His continual presence with us, not just in church during worship, but in our life. Wherever you find yourself, in the marketplace, workplace or just believing for an overwhelming sense of God's presence in your circumstances.

3) A clear way forward.

When we align our lives with God's Word and His ways, the future opens up with hope and expectation. The Psalmist said, "Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path."

4) Great testimonies of miraculous salvation.

We all have a story. And no one has walked too far, done too much, or is too far gone for the love of Christ. The days we are living in are days for 'harvest', and I believe that as we each live out our own salvation, we will see testimonies of miraculous conversion in the lives of our family, friends, neighbors and colleagues.

5) Divine favor with people.

Just like Ruth in the Bible, when you walk with God and in His grace, you will find unexpected favor from people and places. "Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground, and said to him, Why have I found favor in your eyes that you should notice me...?" Ruth 2:10

6) A commitment to wholeness and personal revival.

Be strong in your spirit and refuse to live mediocre lives. God has made everything we will ever need available to us to live an overcoming and successful life if we will take hold of it by faith.

7) Fresh Passion to see His House built.

Just as Ezra had a passion to build God's House, determine in your heart that you will make the House of God a priority in your life. We are 'living stones', the fabric of His Church and our contribution and commitment to it is the key to living a blessed life.

Declare these promises over your future today.