It is amazing in Scripture the direct link between fasting and prayer and the outpouring of God's Spirit with Miracles, Signs and Wonders. God loves to bless His children! But He has chosen to do it in response to the faith and prayers of His people. When we humble ourselves to seek God and deny self, God will answer us in power! In the book of Joel, God is telling the people of Judah through Joel to call a fast. Now, a fast is doing with food [a physical necessity] in order to seek God and draw closer to Him.
Jentezen Franklin had it right when He said, "It's not nutty to go without food for a set
The prophet Joel, said that "Afterward [after we humble ourselves and seek God through fasting and prayer], He would pour out His Spirit. He promised not only to pour out His Spirit, but to restore all the years that the locust [of sin] had taken away!
Don't you long to experience God in a powerful and intimate way!?! If so, you need to set aside a time to fast and pray and seek God! To begin the year at the Creek, we are fasting and praying for 21 days to seek God and ask for Miracles to be done in our midst as He pours out His Spirit upon us! I'm asking for at least 1 person per day from January 6th - 26th to fast for 24 hours and pray, feasting upon the Bread of Life, Jesus Christ!
GOOD NEWS!!! WE'VE ALREADY EXCEEDED THAT NUMBER IN COMMITMENTS TO FAST AND PRAY!!!
I'm also asking that some of you pray with me about fasting longer. In the Bible they fasted 1 day, 3 days, 10 days, 21 days and 40 days! It is important however to set a specific goal for your fast after praying about it! If it's just the 1 day, fill that day with God's Word, Presence and Prayer! If it's longer, fill those days with the same and DON'T QUIT but press through to the finish!
Personally, Fasting will....
- Reap health benefits: weight loss and detoxification being the major ones.
- Teach you self discipline and control.
- Humble yourself before God.
- Build character.
- Show your dependence on God.
- Deepen your appreciation for God and His blessings of daily bread.
- Teach you perseverance and endurance!
- Break the power of the Enemy and Addictions in your life!
- Allow the Holy Spirit greater access to EVERY corner of your life thus EMPOWERING you to do the Impossible for God's glory!
So, if you or a loved one are in need of a Miracle of Healing, Deliverance, or Salvation, plan to join us on this fast! Charles Stanley said, "What you do for 21 days consistently will transform you!" Commit to Consistently fast and pray during these 21 days and see the power of the Enemy broken in your life and the lives of your friends and family for whom you are praying! YOU WILL BE CHANGED!!! May God bless!
AGAIN, if you or a loved one are in need of a Miracle and you would like for us to believe God with you for that miracle, please email me with your request or leave it in the Comments section below! God Bless!