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7 DAYS OF FASTING & PRAYING FRIDAY 27TH of DECEMBER 2019 - 2ND of JANUARY 2020

www.repentancerevival.com 7 DAYS OF FASTING & PRAYING FRIDAY 27TH of DECEMBER 2019 - 2ND of JANUARY 2020

THEME: “MOVING FORWARD 2020” DATE: FRIDAY 27th of Dec – THURSDAY 2rd of Jan (6am -6pm) SCRIPTURE: Joshua 3:5 “Joshua told the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.’” This time of fasting and prayer allows us to prioritise our relationship with the Lord at the start of the new year; releasing all that held us back, hurt or hindered us in 2019; freeing us up to enter this new year 2020 hungry for the supernatural to increase in our lives. During the 7 days, we will believe God for revival, miracles and breakthrough in our spiritual lives. Whether this is your first time fasting or you have done this many times, the result is always a closer connection with God and a stronger church family. We are excited about 2020 and the new era the Lord is leading us into. We are expectant of a mighty manifestation of the supernatural in our midst and upon the earth! As you enter this fast, release decrees and declarations that you will see the burdens of 2019 fall from you and have a renewed vision and hope for 2020! What am I required to fast from? We want to leave this decision up to you. We do not have any mandatory church-wide requirements for how you fast, but here are a few ideas to help you participate at any level: Food Fast When we choose not to eat or not to eat certain foods we allow our physical bodies to hunger and to bring our desires into alignment with our spiritual need for God. There is a clarity in hearing from the Lord which comes when we fast and pray; making a small sacrifice to give up a “pleasure” or comfort to increase your spiritual sight and vision. We are providing the following options for you to consider: 1. FOOD FAST You fast from all foods from 5am-5pm each day with fluids allowed. 2. Partial Fast You choose to eliminate certain things i.e. fizzy drinks; sweets/chocolates, bread, no red meat etc, but the rest of your diet remains mainly the same 3. Fruit and Veg Eat fruit during the day, with liquids (tea/limited coffee, herbal drinks and water) with a veg meal in the evenings 4. Liquids only during day and veg meal for dinner Drink water and herbal drinks during the day with a veg meal in the evenings. Please consult your doctor if there are any medical concerns before you commence the fast. Media Fast During this time we encourage you to turn off the TV, computer, video games, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, the Internet and any other form of social media for a brief period of time. You may decide to fast from Facebook or some other form of media altogether or to limit your time to only 1-2 hours per week. When we do this we create more time when we can read our Bible, pray, worship and hear from God. Search your heart in deciding what type of food fast you want to do. If you have never fasted, maybe start off with a partial fast and progress to a fruit and veg option for the last 3 days. Remember, the most important consideration in fasting is your motive. Why are you fasting? What will we be praying about? We are placing the Lord as first priority in our lives to bring about the breakthroughs, the new, the renewal and the revival; in us and the global body of Christ. It is time to move Forward into God destiny for each of our lives. Key words for this New Era • Exploits • Opportunity • Supernatural Favour • New • Fulfillment of all Things Check each day for the next day’s prayer themes & scriptures so you may follow together. We are trusting the Lord that this time of fasting and prayer will release a passion for His name within us – to cut off what belongs to a past season, to receive renewed hope and vision for our lives/ministries, to be conduits for signs, wonders and miracles and to fulfill the mandate of sharing the gospel to the ends of the earth! During this time of fasting, be intentional about your priorities. Set aside ample time to be alone with the Lord. The more time you spend with God, the more meaningful your fast will be. If you need an overview or suggestions on what you can do to make the most of the fast in terms of having a daily routine, use the below points: Morning Begin your day in praise and worship Read and meditate on God’s Word Invite Holy Spirit to work in you Noon Take a short prayer walk Spend time in intercessory prayer for the theme of the day Evening Make time for an unhurried time of “seeking God’s face” If others are fasting with you, meet together for prayer Avoid television or any other distraction that may affect your spiritual focus When possible, begin and end each day with your spouse, family or friend for a brief time of praise and thanksgiving to the Lord. Please let us know you’ll be fasting & praying with us! RACTICAL TIPS FOR FASTING: 1. Avoid medical and even natural herbal drugs. However, if you are under medication, these should only be withdrawn upon the advice of your doctor. 2. Limit your physical activity and exercise. If you have a workout routine, adjust it accordingly. 3. Rest as much as you can if needed be. 4. Maintain an attitude of prayer throughout the day. Intercede for your family, pastors, church, nation, missionaries & world missions, etc. 5. Drink plenty of clean water if you are joining the water fast. 6. As your body adjusts, be prepared for temporary bouts of physical weakness as well as a greater likelihood of impatience, irritability, and anxiety. FASTING BRINGS REVIVAL: “. . . in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the LORD given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.” Daniel 9:2,3 Fasting helps us prevail in prayer and intercession. Daniel understood that Israel was headed for destruction. He also knew that in times like these, there is only one recourse—intercession through praying and fasting. Throughout human history, God has brought revival and delivered nations from destruction in response to prayer and fasting. FASTING IS AN ACT OF HUMILITY AND CONSECRATION: “. . . I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting . . .” Psalm 35:13 Humility results in the grace of God (James 4:6). When we humble ourselves in prayer, we have instant access to the heart of God. As we deny ourselves as an act of consecration, we are better able to exercise self-control over our emotions and desires. SPIRITUAL CLEANSING & SPIRITUAL EYES OPENED: Fasting can be done for one meal, one day, one month or for however long God leads. It depends on how the Holy Spirit speaks to us. Shorter fasts are easier to endure until we have built up our “spiritual muscles”. A three day fast is most beneficial as a spiritual cleansing. An example of this is Paul’s being thrust into his fast upon conversion. After the three days of cleansing, he received the Holy Spirit and his eyesight when Ananias laid hands on him (Acts 9:17-18). We also can be spiritually cleansed by fasting so that we receive more of the Lord’s Spirit and have our spiritual eyes opened to new dimensions. A three day fast is also especially helpful in breaking any addictive habits. These then are two reasons for fasting: We receive spiritual cleansing and our spiritual eyes are opened, and we also obtain victory over the devil. When Jesus encountered Satan, He was able to overcome Him because His fasting had given Him spiritual strength. Isaiah 58:6 also gives us light on this purpose of fasting: “Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?” Many people believe that fasting is to move the hand of God, when in actuality it is to make Satan turn loose of the things he is holding. BREAKING STRONGHOLDS & BUILDING FAITH: Fasting looses the bands of wickedness. When Jesus discussed the keys to the kingdom, He told us to bind and loose. When we fast, we loose the bands of wickedness, undo the heavy burdens, set the oppressed free, and break every yoke of the enemy. Fasting is an important key to getting the victory over hard situations that do not seem to respond to normal prayer. Fasting builds our faith. In fact, this is what Jesus meant when he spoke to the disciples in Matthew 17:21 in answer to why they were not able to cast a demon out of a child. He said, “However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” He was telling them if they wanted their faith to be at such a level as to be able to cast out demons, then they must fast and pray for their faith to increase. Fasting also makes it easier for us to hear the voice of the Lord. We find an account of this in Acts 13:2 “While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” While fasting, the Holy Spirit spoke to them and gave them direction. We too can be directed by the Lord if we seek Him through prayer and fasting. When we deny our natural cravings, our spiritual antennas become more attuned. We become more sensitive to His voice as we divest ourselves of worldly distractions. We are better able to focus on God and submit to His will. This opens the door for more of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Fasting and mourning are closely associated in the Bible. Two examples of this are found in Ezra and Nehemiah. Ezra 10:6: “Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water: for he mourned because of the transgression of them that had been carried away.” Nehemiah 1:4: “And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven.” From these Scriptures, we see that fasting and travail (a prayer burden from the Lord that brings crying and tears) were combined. Both of these men were fasting for the repentance of God’s people. How we need this same kind of intercession today. Here were men so burdened for the sins of their people that they fasted, travailed and prayed. Day 1: Relinquish & Release (Friday, 27th December) Scripture Reading: Psalm 25:4,5 & 15 Psa. 25:4 “Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths.5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.(15) My eyes are ever toward the Lord, For He shall [c]pluck my feet out of the net." The focus for day 1 is for us to relinquish and release all the “baggage” from 2019 – any sin you need to confess, any hurt or anger to release, extending forgiveness to others and yourself, letting people go whom have held you in bondage and guilt. We need to let go of disappointments, regrets and missed or lost opportunities suffered in 2019. Get ready, 2020 is a tremendously powerful and significant year for YOU and the global body of Christ. Find a quiet place where you can be free of distractions. Turn off your phone and forms of social media. Our mobile phones are one of the greatest distractions Christians face in their attempts to hear God’s voice. Take a moment to become aware of the stillness (or appreciate the worship music you might be playing in the background). Read the scripture aloud several times, slowly. Ask the Lord to bring transformation in the area/s you are wanting to relinquish and release. Spend time journaling about what the Holy Spirit is speaking to you. Finish By Reading John Chapters 1-3 Day 2: Tune in: Speak Lord, your servant is listening (Saturday, 28th of December) Scripture Reading: John 10:27 "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me." Today’s devotional is an exercise designed to help you grow in your ability to hear God’s voice. The illustration of a mobile phone will be used. Unlike earthly cellular companies that promise us limitless coverage and perfect reception but rarely deliver it, God has the ability to transmit the heavenly signal to us no matter where we are on the planet. Take your mobile phone out and turn it off. No matter how great your phone is, you cannot receive or make calls until the power is on. It is no different with humans. Unless your power is “on,” regular communication with God is almost impossible. Spiritually speaking, our power is turned on through our times of intimacy with the Lord and connecting during these times. Signal problems—Within the cellular world, signal strength can be affected by proximity to a cell tower, obstructions such as buildings or trees, destructive interference from other communication towers, or the condition of the cell phone. First of all, just as cellular reception is affected by proximity to cell towers, so your ability to hear God clearly is directly related to your proximity the Lord and fellowship with other believers (the church). Remember, hearing God is not a skill; it is a relationship. Therefore, the more quality time you spend with God, the better you will hear. The word quality here is important – we have to limit the attractions and distractions of our media-driven world. Once we have discipline, we will be free to focus on God through the Word, worship, and waiting on the Lord. Our proximity to God’s people is also vital. Without discipleship, mentoring, fellowship, equipping, and accountability provided through a healthy church, we would not have the foundations necessary to develop an authentic, sustainable relationship with God. Even as the internal condition and quality of a cell phone can determine call quality, so the condition of our souls is vital to the whole process of hearing God. These are some of the factors that influence our ability to hear God: stress, fatigue, physical sickness, exhaustion, distraction, or busyness. You cannot forget that your spiritual life is deeply impacted by how you are doing physically, emotionally, and intellectually. If none of these factors is involved, it could just be destructive interference. Just as cellular communications can be affected by other electronic signals, so the enemy—the prince of the power of the air—does everything in his power to impair our ability to hear God’s voice. Simply quiet your soul and take a deep breath. Spend two or three minutes simply waiting. You may feel the Lord’s presence before you hear the voice of the Lord. If you are feeling God’s presence simply say, “What do you want to say to me, Lord?” Journal what you are hearing. Finish By Reading the following Chapters John 4-6 Day 3: Worship and War: Breakthrough is Here! (Sunday, 29th Dec) Scripture Reading: 2 Chronicles 20: 15; 17-18 (15) He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. (17) You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.’ ” (18) Jehoshaphat bowed down with his face to the ground, and all the people of Judah and Jerusalem fell down in worship before the LORD. The goal of worship is to commune with God. Worship focuses us on the Lord and as we worship, God is enthroned in our praises and we break through into Heaven. When we truly worship, we take “every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” Worship releases the anointing of God to break yokes. This is a season and time for breakthrough as you worship and wage war against the enemy’s schemes to keep you bound in the past season and preoccupied with doubt, fear of failure, insecurity and uncertainty about the “next steps” or decisions needing to be made to take you to breakthrough. Don’t buy into the lies of the enemy – you are destined for greatness and the God of the impossible is on YOUR side; fighting on your behalf. All we need to do is to come into agreement with the Lord and believe that breakthrough in areas of oppression or lack will come. Begin to worship and if you speak in tongues, pray in tongues. If you don’t speak in tongues, just release a sound into the spiritual atmosphere as you call on the name of the Lord to come and invade your atmosphere. What form of spiritual warfare have you recently been facing – your marriage, your children, relationships, your ministry, other Christians coming against you, workplace tension/challenges, health, finances etc. Begin to declare 2 Chronicles 20:15 (b) over the areas you are experiencing opposition or need breakthrough. Additional scriptures to declare: Acts 16: 25-26 and Isaiah 10:27 Write down which yokes you believe have been broken over your life/ministry as you worshipped and warred for breakthrough. Remind yourself of all the promises of God concerning your life and make a good warfare with your prophecies that God will fulfil His promises as a covenant keeping God. Pray that all of gods blessings that have followed you in 2019 will spill over into 2020, as a continued year of breakthroughs that God will cause you to walk upon high places - in the places of honour, promotion and elevation in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Pray for Narrow Path Ministries (Rev Robert & Aida Clancy) and your church that God will supply exceeding, abundantly above all we could ask or think. Lord any spirit of sabotage that is coming against this ministry be exposed and cast back into the pit of hell in Jesus mighty name! Pray that every financial need will be met and that we will have more than enough to carry out the vision for this month of December and beyond. Pray that doors will continue to open in 2020 and beyond to reach nations that are ready for the gospel and hungry for revival. Finish By Reading John 7-9 Day 4: Declare & Decree: Opportunity & Exploits (Monday, 30th December) Scripture Reading: Colossians 4:2-5 " Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. (3) And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. (4) Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. (5) Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity." This is a year where great favour will rest on preaching the gospel and the exploits you undertake, if they are aligned with God’s will and Word. It is a time to reach for the sky and believe God for greater things than ever before to advance the kingdom work. You will have supernatural favour as a child of God. New opportunities to prosper will come your way (supernaturally) – new business ventures, new geographic territories you have mapped out and want to take for Christ, opportunities to reap the harvest or even larger church premises given to cater for revival increase of souls and new connections in your life to bless you & your ministry. There are keys in heaven which the Lord is now giving to those to open doors previously closed to us and keys to open treasure chests to bring about spiritual transformation in cities and nations. Keys of different shapes and sizes, made of different materials – you are unique and the key you will be given is unique to fulfill your unique exploit. Ask the Lord to show you and create opportunities to do mighty exploits for the Lord – in your family, your marriage, your friendships, your church, your community, your workplace, your country and in the mission field. A lot has been spoken about the end time harvest of souls being ready to come into the church – that new breed being raised up to take their place in the body of Christ. Ask the Lord for strategies and opportunities to reach the end time harvest of souls. Declare that you will have sufficient workers in the field to reach the harvest. As the end of days approach, the increase in the supernatural display of Holy Spirit’s power will be undeniable. Plug in and see what God will do. Declare that every opportunity to prosper in mind, body, soul and spirit will not be missed this year Declare that every opportunity to preach the gospel or witness for Christ you will take. Invite God to use you – seek out every opportunity to pray for others to bring glory to the Lord – decree that signs, wonders and miracles will follow us Pray for your family, workplace, city, ministry, global body of Christ to receive breakthrough to enter the new era of delight, freedom and prosperity in the Lord Pray for an increase of supernatural signs, wonders and miracles to be seen as believers pray for others and gather in groups to praise the name of the Lord. Decree exponential growth in your spirit, knowledge and wisdom, revelation. Decree that exponential growth will occur in the body of Christ and the finances to prosper to support the work of God. Finish By Reading John Chapters 10-12 Day 5: Restore & Revive (Tuesday, 31st Dec) Scripture Reading: Isaiah 61:1-4 (1) The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. God has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, (2) to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favour and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, (3) and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendour. (4) They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations. 2019 was a difficult, challenging year for many of us. It took a lot emotionally, spiritually and possibly financially from some. BUT God… this is the year where the Lord is going to restore and revive all that was lost or stolen. The Lord is sending a fresh wind upon the earth to breathe life into the weary. The Lord is rebuilding walls which were torn down in the past season due to devastating circumstances or personal challenges; restoring vision to those who have lost direction; restoring a renewed passion for Kingdom work and Kingdom people. Ask the Lord for that refreshing wind of Holy Spirit to blow upon you – decree that you are being given new strength (emotionally, spiritually and physically) Decree and believe that as you fast and pray, your passion will return – to see what God wants to reveal to you, to hear what the Lord is whispering to you, to move with the rhythm of Holy Spirit Decree that every broken wall, every stolen or lost moment, will be restored unto you Pray that the restoration and revival will be in EVERY area you need it in – that there will be no area in your life/ministry missed Focus on the new year of 2020 and prophesy into your season. Walk in your dominion authority in Christ Jesus. Bring the whole of the remaining year before God and prophesy into your season, your life, your family and the church. Pray for a new and great manifestation of God’s miracle power in your life, Narrow Path Ministries, Your church, and Your nation. Seek the Lord for miracles, signs, and wonders that will amaze the people and bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ. Pray that God’s healing power would come into your life in all of its fullness. Ask that He would heal you from sickness and disease, and from every hurt, brokenness, and defeat. (3 John vs. 2; Isaiah 53:5) There are hidden strongholds that are blocking your progress in life. Pray against those strongholds. Ask God to reveal them to you so that they can be broken (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). Name the specific stronghold in your life and family and command it to be broken in Jesus’ name. Thank the Lord that He is changing you. Thank Him for His love that does not want to leave you the way you are. Pray that His plans and His will come to pass in your life as you submit to Him. Pray for all the singles partaking in the fast who are seeking life partners. Ask God to guide them to the person who will really be a blessed spouse to that person. Pray for wisdom, guidance, and strength to overcome fleshly desires. Pray for the Lord to open the doors to revival within each of our cities to reach the lost souls within this hour, that a mighty move of God would sweep the nations and whatever God is doing in this hour He would include all those that hunger and thirst for Him. Finish By Reading John Chapter 13-15 Day 6: Fullness & Fulfillment (Wednesday, 1st Jan) Scriptures Reading: John 1:16 & Isaiah 48:6 John 1:16“For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favour upon favour and gift [heaped] upon gift.” Isaiah 48:6 “You have heard [these things foretold], now you see this fulfillment. And will you not bear witness to it? I show you specified new things from this time forth, even hidden things [kept in reserve] which you have not known.” This is a season and time for the seers and the hearers, as the Lord is showing and revealing new things upon the earth and in the spiritual realm. He is speaking and warning the church of His soon coming return. The fullness of time is upon us, with increased signs and wonders, increased prophetic utterances, increased revelation – the fulfillment of Joel 3! This is the start of a new era, where the impossible will be made possible in the name of Jesus, experiencing increased restoration and revival upon the earth, a separation of the authentic and the counterfeit; promises and prophetic words spoken over your life will come to pass rapidly, as you put the Lord first in all things. There also will be an increase of the counterfeit being exposed within this hour, for with the increase of the glory of God will be an increase of judgment within the house of God. 1 Peter 4:17 King "For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?" Decree that you will have a relentless pursuit to walk in the fullness of what Christ has promised you. Pray this prayer: Father, we are confident of this very thing; that He who has begun a good work in us; and in the Narrow Path Ministries that you would provide a building and new home for the ministry to have a training, healing and revival retreat centre it in Jesus name (Philippians 1:6). Give thanks to God for this and for answered prayers in your personal life also that He would provide for you according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus. Remember as you pray for others, God takes care of your needs according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus. Pray & Declare out loud: “By God’s grace as we have meet 2020 and as Pastor Robert continues to pray for the nations that revival will be sparked within the hearts of each hungry soul. That as more doors open in 2020 to travel abroad that chains of oppression would be broken, and that sickness will be healed in Jesus Mighty Name! We pray that the Lord would speak to the nation’s once again in a powerful way concerning things to come and that all nations would repent from all corruption, witchcraft & idol ancestral worship in Jesus Mighty Name. Finish By Reading John Chapter 16-18 Day 7: Thanksgiving & Praise (Thursday, 2nd Jan) Scriptures Reading: Psalm 69:30 “I will praise God’s name in song and glorify the Lord with thanksgiving.” Psalm 100:4 “Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and God’s courts with praise; give thanks to the Lord and praise God’s name.” Look back over the past 6 days and thank the Lord for every transition and shift (no matter how small) you have made (spiritually, emotionally and physically) during this period of fasting and praying. Declare that on Day 7, your transformation and breakthrough will be complete according to God’s will and riches. Decree that there is no going back to the old season. Speak completeness of turnaround in your healing, health and wealth in your spirit, emotions and physically. Thank the Lord for every person who fasted and prayed during this period – that they too will experience the fullness of transformation and transition in spirit and circumstances. God heard your prayer and your answer is coming. Be prepared to receive more than you asked for. Finish By Reading John Chapter 19-21

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