10 DAYS OF FASTING & PRAYING SATURDAY 19TH of SEPTEMBER – MONDAY 28TH of SEPTEMBER 2020
10 DAYS OF FASTING & PRAYING SATURDAY 19TH of SEPTEMBER – MONDAY 28TH of SEPTEMBER 2020
THEME: “TEN DAYS OF REPENTANCE SEEKING AFTER GOD”
DATE: SATURDAY 19th of Sep – MONDAY 28th of Sep (6am -6pm)
SCRIPTURE: Acts 3:19-20 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, 20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before,”
Peter in one of the most powerful sermons given in the Bible commanded the people to “repent” (Greek for “metanoeō” to change one’s mind) and turn back (“turn back is the Greek word “epistrephō” meaning “to turn to” God). Only if they had a change of mind could they turn back to God, which would then allow their sins to be blotted out. If there is no change of mind and if there is no turning to God, there cannot be the forgiveness of sins. If you believe the church needs revival then it must start with us first, because only then can revival possibly spread to those around you in and in the church, then outward to the community and hopefully, reaching out to the lost if perhaps God grants them repentance because without repentance, there can be no revival and without revival, there can be no awakening of the large harvest of souls. Such a revival giving lost souls the chance for their sins to be forgiven and give eternal life for those who are presently separated from God by their sins (Isaiah 59:1-2). That’s what revival is all about precious saints.
Now just to digress a little, the Lord recently gave me a dream with an important message. In the dream I was given a scroll from a messenger from heaven and when I opened the scroll I read and heard an audible voice mention the date 26th of September 2020 Fall (Autumn). After hearing this voice, I immediately awoke from the dream and understood that this was for the United States of America. Then further instructions where given that I needed to call for 10 days corporate fasting and prayer during the days of Awe or more commonly know as the 10 Days of Repentance in the Hebrew calendar. There is a lot to repent of today within our nations with so many evil things being brought to the light within this hour and just to name a few abortion (killing of innocent unborn baby’s), human trafficking, paedophile syndicates, greed, murder, hatred (racism), rebellion, deception, lying, perversion etc and the list goes on. We are truly living in a time were the Prophet Isaiah spoke of in Isaiah 5:20 were people would say good is evil and evil is good. This September should be a time of coming back to God, as an individual, as a church and as a nation.
Now just so we understand the significance of the dream and the Jewish feasts connection, I thought it is important for us to understand the Jewish Feasts a little better before we get into the program. So, the first of the Fall (Autumn) Feasts on the Hebrew calendar is the Feast of Trumpets. The Hebrew people commonly refer to this feast as Rosh Hashanah, which literally means “head of the year.” It is the Jewish New Year’s Day and is celebrated on the first two days of their month Tishri.
During the Feast of Trumpets, God instructed “you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with the blast of trumpets, a holy convocation.” (Leviticus 23:24). Rosh Hashanah is also the first of a ten-day period during which God’s people enter into self-examination and repentance, known as the 10 Days of Awe, which conclude on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It is a time to also forgive people of their debts and anyone that may of offended us. So to many Jewish people around the world it is a time for serious self-examination, a time to consider the sins of the previous year and repent before Yom Kippur which is the Day of Atonement.
During these Ten Days of Repentance, we will provide you with daily teachings and instructions to follow for each of the days. These devotional thoughts will hopefully be a blessing to you and help you draw closer to the Lord. We will also present a passage or two from the Bible for you to meditate upon, and allow the Lord to speak to you through His word during this important season of the year, as we the called out ones prepare in holiness for the snatching away of His bride.
During the 10 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 the remaining of 2020 despite the troubles we have seen with our natural eyes, but remember Jesus said to be not troubled (Matthew 24:5). 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 the beginning of this year fall from you and have a renewed vision and hope for the later part of 2020, no matter what the future holds Jesus is alive saints! He is still healing today and is still sitting on the throne!
MESSAGE THEMES FOR THE 10 DAYS:
DAY 1 THEME: "THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS”
DAY 2 THEME: "SAINTS WE NEED MORE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT”
DAY 3 THEME: “EXPOSING SATAN'S AGENDA TO THE NATIONS”
DAY 4 THEME: “PRAYER FOR HOPE AND PEACE WITHIN A NATION WITHIN CRISIS”
DAY 5 THEME: “PRAYING FOR YOUR NATIONS ELECTIONS”
DAY 6 THEME: “PRAY FOR JUSTICE, PEACE, AND ECONOMY IN EACH NATION”
DAY 7 THEME: “PRAY FOR REVIVAL PRAY FOR AN AWAKENING!”
DAY 8 THEME: “PRODIGAL SON’S ARE RETURNING"
DAY 9 THEME: “OPEN HEAVENS”
DAY 10 THEME: “THE DAY OF ATONEMENT”
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:
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 either 10pm-6pm (20 hours) or 6am-6pm (12 hours) 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.
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 peri od 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?
Check each day for the next 10 days there will theme topics, scriptures and prayers so you may follow corporately all 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 seasons, 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:
Begin your day in praise and worship
Read the days program and meditate on God’s Word
Invite Holy Spirit to work in you
Take a short prayer walk
Spend time in intercessory prayer for the theme of the day
Make time for an unhurried time of “seeking God’s face”
If others are fasting with you, meet together for prayer