3 DAY NOVEMBER FASTING PROGRAM FRIDAY 19TH – SUNDAY 21ST, 2021
3 DAY NOVEMBER FASTING PROGRAM FRIDAY 19TH – SUNDAY 21ST, 2021
THEME: “LOOSENING THE BONDS OF WICKEDNESS”
DATE: FRIDAY 19TH – SUNDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2021 (6am -6pm)
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 58:6 ““Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?”
One of our most powerful weapons against the enemy is fasting precious saints. Now for the last two fasting programs, I have heavily covered Endtime events because of the hour that we are currently living in precious saints. I would encourage all of you to revisit those teachings to stay grounded in His word and that you are not deceived by the false teachings floating around out there on YouTube that would distract you from being prepared.
October 4 Day Fast “Endtime” - https://www.repentancerevival.com/single-post/4-days-of-fasting-praying-thursday-28th-sunday-31st-of-october-2021
September 10 Day Fast “Ten Days of Repentance” - https://www.repentancerevival.com/single-post/10-days-of-fasting-praying-tuesday-7th-of-september-thursday-16th-of-september-2021
Now moving onto this month’s program and particularly in the book of Isaiah chapter 58, this is a great fasting chapter. For fasting is a weapon with purpose, let me tell you precious saints and when you are dealing with stubborn demons working behind our circumstances we really need to be just as relentless in prayer until they are loosened. So, in Isaiah 58:6 it tells us the reasons why we use fasting and what God designed fasting to do.
Isaiah 58:6 ““Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?”
See you can use fasting and prayer to accomplish difficult areas within your life and within the lives of your loved ones whom you are praying for precious saints. Demonic oppression and all bondage will be broken by fasting and prayer, so if you feel like you have prayed, talked, and done everything you can, then you have come to the right place this month. Remember also every Friday is Corporate Friday fasting that you are welcome to join in for regular weekly fasting.
May be today you have stubborn loved ones also that just will not listen to your words of life, and that person's mind is so bound up in sin, that you need a complete breakthrough in that area. Sometimes it can be difficult to get them to the point, that they want to be free. But with fasting this is your opportunity to focus your prayers specifically to see this outcome. Therefore, learn to point your fast or in other words fast for a purpose and see the results that come after.
Matthew 6:18 “so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”
In Matthew chapter 6, Jesus said there is a reward for fasting, so step out in faith today and name your reward. Make that the purpose of your fast this weekend to break the control of demons off your life’s and that off the lives of your loved one’s mind’s. Start to pray that they would want to be set free and in right standing with God.
Matthew 17:14-19 “And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, 15 “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. 16 So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.” 17 Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” 18 And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour. 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”
We only have to read the story above of the demon possessed boy in Matthew chapter 17 and how serious the demonic control was. Now as the story goes His disciples struggled to deliver the boy and they had to get Jesus to assist and later Jesus said to His disciples, "This kind can come forth by nothing but by prayer and fasting." (Matthew 17:21)
So, press in this weekend for your breakthrough and that of your loved ones. Yes, we are waiting upon the Lords soon return, but until then we shall occupy and go after the change that we are seeking for in the meantime by prayer and fasting.
In Matthew 11:28, Jesus said, "Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
See you can enter His rest when we surrender our burdens in prayer, even those burdens of our loved ones. For while you are praying, believing, and using every weapon God has provided you, He has also promised you can rest in Him. So let your faith be your ticket into His peace, His safety, and His joy this weekend. Believe Him today, for He will not only answer your requests of breakthrough, but also will set your loved one’s free precious saints. Therefore, it is time, will you step out to believe today for the impossible.
REMEMBER NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD AND WHEN HE IS BY YOUR SIDE PRECIOUS SAINTS!
MESSAGE THEMES FOR THE 3 DAYS:
DAY 1 THEME: “FASTING BRINGS CONSECRATION”
DAY 2 THEME: “GIVE YOUR WHOLE HEART TO THE LORD”
DAY 3 THEME: “FASTING FOR MARRIAGES”
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 some 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 couple of 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 3 days there will be 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
Avoid television or any other distraction that may affect your spiritual focus and watch the daily uploads to YouTube. You are welcome to watch Christian movies etc.
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!
PRACTICAL 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. You may choose to just skip one meal a day to still be able to take all medications.
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.
Day 1 – “FASTING BRINGS CONSECRATION”
Friday, November 19th, 2021
Scripture Text: Joel 1:14-16 “Consecrate a fast, Call a sacred assembly; Gather the elders And all the inhabitants of the land Into the house of the Lord your God, And cry out to the Lord. 15 Alas for the day! For the day of the Lord is at hand; It shall come as destruction from the Almighty. 16 Is not the food cut off before our eyes, Joy and gladness from the house of our God?”
The Lord wants us to be separated and consecrated for His glory and use precious saints. For consecration deals with the separation of your heart, motives, and very life for the purposeful use of God. Even in this very late hour prior to His soon snatching away in the clouds, the Lord is giving us more time to prepare and busy doing the work of the Lord. Now this fasting program is a time of surrender, reflection, removal of impurities, and rededication of your heart to God. A major part of consecration is fasting. That’s right it is a time to humble yourself before the Lord where you and I abstain from either both eating and drinking or eating alone to draw closer to the Lord. See whatever level you fast is irrelevant, but rather that you are participating and focusing your attention on The Lord of the breakthrough.
All our fasting programs allow the Holy Spirit to sanctify ourselves and serve as a guide to a successful consecration within our life’s. When we fast, we also should have faith and expectation for our breakthroughs from the prayer points we write down and place within our bibles.
When we fast we should have great expectation saints:
Jesus, in His inaugural sermon on the mount began to give the disciples and those who heard Him a perspective change about numerous things. Along with instructions about persecution, enemies, identity, and prayer, He gives us some guidelines around fasting found in His word.
Matthew 6:16-18 “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”
Jesus didn’t say, “If you pray”, however, he stated, “When you pray” indicating that it is an expectation that God has for our lives as followers of Jesus. Precious saints we must have a lifestyle of prayer and fasting that surrenders our hearts, minds, and lives to Him on a regular basis and that is why we have the weekly corporate Friday fasting and the monthly extended fasting programs.
Why do we fast so much you may ask? Well because:
Fasting gets YOU out of the way so that God can move on your behalf.
Fasting sharpens your spiritual insight and sensitivity to The Voice of Holy Spirit.
Fasting gives you the opportunity to bless others.
Fasting changes YOU in line with His perfect will, as God remains the same and changes not. (Malachi 3:6)
Fasting Creates intimacy with God
Fasting is to be done in secret when done individually (don’t broadcast the fast with the motive of wanting to be “seen” or applauded by others) but when done corporately we testify to encourage one other participating.
Fasting is not just a time to shed body weight, but soul weight! (3 John 2)
Fasting should be filled with times of prayer, worship, and Fasting should be filled with times of prayer, worship, and reading the Word of God.
Fasting is an opportunity for your worldly appetites to decrease, and your godly appetite to increase.
Fasting breaks the bonds of wicked and breaks every yoke the enemy has placed upon you.
Fasting is also filling the oil of your lamps to be ready for the Lords soon coming in the rapture.
So, what should our focus be with this weekend’s fast?
Well The Focus should be for God, by His Spirit, to not only prepare us for His coming, but also to reveal His plan in the possible four areas;
1. He wants our Life precious saints: Proverbs 4:23 – “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
The very basis of our existence is the correct functioning of our heart, both physically and spiritually. God wants all of us, not just a compartment of us. As I say He is not interested in weekend visitation rights for His children, but He wants fully custody with our divine attention.
2. He wants our Love precious saints: Luke 10:27 – “You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.'”
God’s love should permeate each part of us and should be displayed outside of us in our actions. The Love relationship with God should flow out into our relationship with ourselves, our families, our relationships, our community, and the community at large. Now this maybe difficult with all the recent lockdowns and restrictions, but God intends us to be the light of the world even in the darkness.
3. He wants to guide our paths precious saints: Psalm 23 (Read)
What I mean by that is He wants us to walk on His narrow Path within our unique way and calling. Every purposeful experience we will have will be as a direct result of us walking in the right pathways (paths of righteousness) of life directed by our Father through His Spirit. Our hearts should be set and focused on the Lane and path in which God has called us to dominate. His perfect will is the only place for each of us to be in and the safest place to be precious saints. Even as we draw closer each day to the Lords return, live your life to the fullest in glorifying God in your area of influence.
4. He wants our Legacy: Genesis 18:19 AMPC – “For I have known (chosen, acknowledged) him [as My own], so that he may teach and command his children and the sons of his house after him to keep the way of the Lord and to do what is just and righteous, so that the Lord may bring Abraham what He has promised him.”
Legacy is the only thing we can leave, and our lives should be an example in word, thoughts, and deeds that are an example for the those that will be inspired to live for the Lord and encourage others to follow Him. So, ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in prayers for today and meditate on what you have read and what is God revealing to you today.
DAY 1 PRAYER FOCUS:
Lord Jesus Christ, I repent totally from every friendship that I have committed with worldly lustful pleasures, forgive me, and do not let me miss heaven and the rapture.
Lord Jesus Christ, free me and deliver me from every attack of Satan and his demons that comes against my mind, thought, body and will every day.
Lord Jesus Christ, sanctify me and influence my will, my mind, and my body on daily basis, so that I can be yours forever.
Lord Jesus Christ, bring my thoughts, mind, body and will under the subjection of Your word, so that I can make heaven. 1 Cor 9 :27
I confess in the name of Jesus Christ. I will not be left behind to shed terrible tears after the rapture in Jesus Mighty Name!
Holy spirit of God, consecrate me and prepare my garment for heaven and rapture.
Begin to petition God that whatever is needed to get your family saved that the Lord would remove every obstacle from you and your family serving the Lord in Jesus Mighty Name!
Declare that every area of your life will begin to manifest the blessings and evidence of open heavens as the Lord tarries in the Name of Jesus.
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
O Lord, by your mercy count me worthy to escape your wrath and judgement coming upon this world in these last days and to stand worthy before you to be raptured.
Holy Spirit will prepare the bride ready for You O Lord, Jesus. Prepare me to be ready for the rapture.
Lord, we pray for the people around us who do not realize You are coming soon, and first are coming to snatch away Your bride, so please awaken their hearts in Jesus Mighty Name!
Please show us the things in our lives that have not surrendered to You to make us rapture ready. We give these things to You and ask You to change our hearts.
Please continue to shape our characters and prepare us for Your coming in Jesus Mighty Name!
Lord, draw close to people who are afraid of Your snatching away, so they will not endure your wrath to come before Your second coming. May they surrender their lives to You in Jesus Mighty Name!
Please use each of us to tell others the good news of Your soon snatching away in the clouds in Jesus Mighty Name!
Father, please give us a heightened sense of urgency in our work for You. Let us live with daily hope that Jesus is coming soon to take His bride to the wedding feast of the Lamb.
May God arise and let all the enemies of our breakthrough be scattered, in the might name of Jesus!
Let the fire of God melt away the stones hindering our blessings, in the mighty name of Jesus!
All secrets of the enemy in the camp of our life that are still in the darkness, let them be revealed to us now, in the mighty name of Jesus!
All evil spirits planning to trouble us, be bound, and rendered powerless this day in Jesus’ mighty name!
All keys to our goodness that are still in the possession of the enemy, Lord, give them unto us this day as the enemy must return to us seven times that has been stolen as according to Proverbs 6:31 in Jesus Mighty Name!
Lord, bless the work of each person participating worldwide. Strengthen them to continue to the works of Christ Jesus in their daily life’s.
Lord, we pray for each person on our individual prayer lists. May they see their need and open their hearts to the Holy Spirit.
Lord, thank You for Your promise: “He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6).
Thank You that You have people in every city who are hopefully looking to heaven and awaiting your return and snatching away in the rapture.
Whatever thing is in my life that will hinder me from rapture holy Spirit of God reveal them to me and deliver me today. Holy Spirit You that prepare the bride ready, prepare me ready for the rapture of the saints. I pray God will answer our prayers by His mercy in Jesus Mighty Name!
JESUS is coming. Stay ready in absolute repentance, watchfulness, and holiness.
Day 2 – “GIVE YOUR WHOLE HEART TO THE LORD”
Saturday, November 20th, 2021
Scripture Text: 2 Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him…..”
Isaiah 26:9 "At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness."
The first thing that happens when you people are admitted into a hospital if before the doctor comes to see you a nurse checks your vitals: your heartbeat and blood pressure. It doesn’t matter why you’re there, but they always monitor your heart it seems. Now the reason is that your heartbeat and blood pressure readings are an important indicator of your overall health.
So, as we start Day 2, it’s important to check the vitals of our faith, which is our heart. Now in the Bible, the heart is the emotional centre of a person. God places a high importance on the spiritual condition of our hearts. The Bible asks us to “examine our heart” and to “guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life.” (Proverbs 4:23) God’s promise comes to us when we fully commit our lives to Him; the promise is established by the premise of our devotion to Him. He is roaming the earth to build our hearts and make them stronger. See when worship and prayer hold priority within our lives, we become fully committed to Him.
There are many passages in the Scriptures where the inspired writer pours out their heart to the Lord, either in anguish, in complaints, in sorrow and in a thirst for more of God. So, it is one thing to examine your heart but also another thing to be hungry for God.
Do you remember the last time you poured your heart out to the Lord? You may be feeling dry today and in need of a special touch from God to revive you. Or you might be in a good place in His presence with the Lord. Wherever you are at this moment precious saints, this is the time when to cry out to God and say, “I give you all of me. Not just part of Me, but all of Me”
Then ponder on the below points:
Time of Reflection – reflect on the purpose of the fast this weekend to worship God, to seek His face, preparations to fight through, and write down if you have not already all the prayer points. The problems which need solving, situations that need healing, expectations even of new beginnings.
Time of Resolution – purpose in your heart that you will see and hear God’s heart during the remainder of today’s fasting and prayer. Set your heart to live a fasted life, just as you set time to spent in God’s presence. You do that by sometimes talking and most time listening to Him, for this fast will set the tone for the remainder of the month and into the next if the Lord tarries.
Time of Release – refuse to worry about anything today but focus on what God can and will do for you. Release and surrender all to God today by the power of the Holy Spirit. Now remember, worrying is choosing not to believe God, therefore replace that worry with prayer today.
Time of Restoration – believe God for healing, renewal and repair in your life and the life of others you are praying for. Remember God is a Restorer of every area of our lives, God is able precious saints and whatever miracle you need God can do it and make it happen!
Time of Remembering – past victories, present victories, future victories; the faithfulness and kindness of God over the years to strengthen you.
See our Heavenly Father, loves us to talk to Jesus about everything within our lives, the positive and the negative. Nothing is too small or too big to bring before Him. So, start by spend time in prayer today asking God to fill you afresh with His Holy Spirit. Yes, spend time passionately crying out to God for yourself, your family, the Church as a whole, your Nation and the Nations of the world. Ask God to direct you as you intercede and pray. So let us submit all to the Lord today who is worthy to be praised!
DAY 2 PRAYER FOCUS:
Heavenly Father in the mighty name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we come before Your mercy seat today through the precious blood of Your Son Jesus Christ. Today we are here with our heart open wide and as we enter this sanctuary of fasting. We fall at the foot of the cross today and as we lean on the promises of Your word. We burrow in depths of Your love. Yes, we wait in the stillness for Your vision within our life, as we feel the love of your heartbeat. We rest here and lay out our life’s Lord. We give you this moment to speak, as we listen intently to sounds that are all around us. We breathe and give thanks for our life’s.
Dear Lord, I thank you that you are always longing to hear from us. We thank you that nothing in our life is too small or too big to talk to you about. We want to pour out our hearts to you especially in the area of ________________________ (pray as you feel led).
Father, we pray that you would strengthen our heart’s and help us to be fully committed to you. We declare our complete dependence upon you. Without you, we can do nothing. Jesus, we ask that You forgive us of our sins. Holy Spirit, regenerate our heart and make us new again. Give us a renewed passion and a fresh revelation of Your Word. Guard our hearts against the evil attacks of the enemy and restore our hearts to exactly how You designed it to be. Give us the strength and courage to continue in prayer and fasting for the remaining two days. In the name of Your great and glorious son, Jesus Christ.
Pray that Christians will be bold witnesses for Christ within this last hour and that God will increase our faith and we with take care those He has entrusted us with to care for. Also, Pray your desire for an eternal perspective and contentment with your current blessings and your own personal spiritual growth.
Confess to God the sin(s) that you struggle with most and ask God to give you strength to overcome it after this fast. It is time for godly sorrow for every known, hidde