by: Steven LeVine
Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil and release mankind from his influence. Now Jesus continues to release the Kingdom accomplishing the same purpose through His children: children who the world is not worthy of, children that are called by Him for this time, children like us who are full of the grace, mercy and the saving power of God.
When Jesus was baptized by John, the Father spoke these amazing words, “This is the Son I love, and my greatest delight is in him.” On the power of that declaration, Jesus was propelled into the wilderness with Holy Spirit further into His destiny. It is the love of the Father, in Jesus and in us, that empowers us not only to overcome issues, but to bring salvation to others and walk in confidence. We overcome by living in a love relationship with the Father who delights in us and sends us out in the power of Holy Spirit so we can fulfill our destiny. All the ability to overcome evil, to walk in authority and power flows out of the Father's love that's in us. When we fear or are hindered, we need only go deeper into His love to receive what we need. It is the Father's love that burned in Jesus and burns in us.
For a season I was sent into Washington D.C. to pray daily for the city. Several months into that season I didn’t feel like that desire was there any longer. I asked the Father why. He said, "For a season you prayed because I told you to, and I blessed that, but now I want you to pray for the city because you love the people.” So I asked Him to give me His love for the people and everything changed. Recently someone said to me you have a heart for Washington D.C. and immediately intercession fell on me again. You need only ask for His heart to be led into your destiny like a hot coal burning with love just like Jesus.