Before you begin implementing the 5 steps below in Your City, be sure you're implementing the Individual Daily Steps yourself.
1st, Pray: Gather intercessors in your city, from various neighborhoods, to pray together for your city. Begin with repentance, which gives you authority and opens the lines of communication to God. The Declaration of Kingdom Standards is a great place to start to guide your repentance. Then ask God for His mercy upon your city and His will to turn your city back to Him. You may choose to gather live, but you may find that online gatherings are easier to sustain. Set regular prayer gatherings, and be sure everyone is reminded to attend them.
2nd, Identify the Assignment: As you all pray, God will reveal his assignment for your city. This will come with specific strategy that you should record. Be sure to share this with our National Team, as we will support you in carrying out this assignment through Healing Circles, Peace Strategies and Justice Acts.
3rd, Facilitate Healing Circles: The National Team of the Invitation Movement will help you to gather and train volunteers, then plan and facilitate Healing Circles, which will help you to do the hard work of addressing tough issues and establish common ground and goals.
4th, Apply Peace Strategies: The National Team of the Invitation Movement will seek God with you to apply His strategies peacefully to begin transforming your city.
5th, Initiate Justice Acts: Citizens of your city must then become actively involved in political processes on the local, state then federal level as ambassadors of the Kingdom of God and representatives of your city. Begin by signing the petition and getting others in your city to sign it, so that political leaders in your city will read the Declaration of Kingdom Standards and God's standards will begin to affect policy.
The Lord wants to transform EVERY city in the United States and turn each one back to Him. You can start right now in your city, and we will help. Contact us to let us know that you are accepting God's invitation to meet Him where He is working in your city. Then begin with Step 1: Pray. Plan also to join us online regularly for our Healing Services to train, inspire and educate you. You will also have opportunities to report out from your city during our online Healing Services, so that others across this nation can pray with you and your city. Complete the form below if you'd like to share a report-out from your city during our online Healing Services.
We can do nothing good and transforming without Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ; see John 15:1-8). However, we can do ALL things through Him (Philippians 4:13). Acknowledge Him as King over your life and city. Receive salvation in Him, if you have not, and release your future and the future of Your City into His hands.
Our sins separate us from God. Our sins also hinder our prayers from being answered by God. However, when we confess our sins to Him, agreeing with Him that we have done wrong, He will forgive us and cleanse us of unrighteousness (see 1 John 1:9). This restores our relationship with Him, and it must be done daily.
Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) paid the price of death to atone for our sins (see Romans 3:25-26). You must pray that the Blood of Messiah atones for your sins. This rightly applies His sacrifice to you and your situation. It also reconciles your relationship with God.
When you confess your sins and apply the Blood of Messiah to them, God immediately forgives you (see 1 John 1:9). You must then accept God's forgiveness and allow His restoring love to flow into every area of your soul and life. This will break any condemnation or guilt you feel. It will also increase your faith and trust in God, as you focus on Him instead of yourself.
As you acknowledge Yeshua as Lord and receive God's forgiveness, you must also surrender your soul and life to God. Your soul includes your thoughts, emotions and will. Ask God to remove anything from your soul that displeases Him, and He will do it! Then ask God to show you what needs to be removed from your life or added to your life, so that His goodness can have a greater influence in your life (see James 4:7-10).
Our sins and the offenses others commit against us damage our souls and bodies. However, the sacrifice of our Messiah provides healing for us (see Isaiah 53:1-5). Tell God all about the pain in your soul and body, and ask Him to heal you (see Jeremiah 17:14).
As the Lord delivers you from sin and heals your soul, it leaves your soul clean but empty (see Matthew 12:43-45). You now need to be refilled with the Holy Spirit of God. Ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit daily (see John 20:21-22).
The Holy Spirit empowers you to obey God's commandments in the Bible aw well as His instructions released directly to you (see Romans 8:1-11). You are God's greatest weapon against evil in Your City, because you are His ambassador on earth (see 2 Corinthians 5:20). Begin to pray for Your City. God will then speak to you about Your City. Obey His instructions, which will lead you to Step 1 above.