3 DAYS CORPORATE FASTING AND PRAYER FOR OCTOBER 16th, 17th & 18th OF 2020
3 DAYS CORPORATE FASTING AND PRAYER FOR OCTOBER 16th, 17th & 18th OF 2020
THEME: "WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT, THE LORD WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN."
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 60:22 “The smallest family will become a thousand people, and the tiniest group will become a mighty nation. At the right time, I, the LORD, will make it happen.”
Nothing is impossible for Our God! Most will agree with me as it says in scripture, that God makes ALL things work together for the good of those that love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28), but we have a problem believing in His timing. Yes, many of us find it easy to believe that God exists, but many find it hard to believe that God will do what He says within His Word and within His timing. Gods timing is always right, for there is always an appointed time for all things and if things arrive too quickly God is aware that it can be detrimental to us. Yes, it is dangerous to arrive to the place of promise without our characters matured. For He desires us to have a strong foundation to handle the blessings He has promised. Not only will there be warfare prior to God taken you to a new level in Him, but every new level will demand a different you to walk in victory.
God not only desires to bless you and restore all that the devil has stolen, but He is interested more in your character. Yes, see God does not change your situation alone but He wants to change you instead. You may even feel God comes at times has interrupted you and your worldly pursuits. It can even feel like an inconvenience at times to most because it changes your plans. But be encouraged because all miracles in the bible started off first as a problem and when God starts off on your problem the parameters must be reset first requiring you to wait upon His timing.
Never run ahead of God saints no matter what your hearts desires are and how bad you want it. So, if He is making you wait at present then be glad and know He is working behind the scenes for He is building your character to handle the fruits of your labour. Do not run head of God or think that taking shortcuts or choosing another path is a better option. For many that did not wait before us have spent their lifetime blaming God for their own mistakes.
See blaming God for not answering one’s prayers is not only unproductive for the person, but it will hinder one’s future and break any future potential breakthroughs. See it is Not That God did not answer those prayers, but rather it did not get the response one was looking for in their timing. God is not like a builder that cuts corners to build your house to save money and get things done quicker. See God is never going to rush anything that is meant to be good for you, just because you ‘feel’ it is an emergency. He was always taking His time to ensure the quality is never compromised. Precious saints will you still have faith to wait upon the Lord, even when he does not give you what you ask for in your timing? The spirit of sabotage can also come to undermine your destiny, to hinder you, to hurt you and to subvert you purposefully and intentionally. But we will expose this spirit today and see freedom. So let us not forget that God’s timing is always best, and not only will He restore all what the devil has stolen from us, but He will reward the work of our labour.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”
God has already made everything for your future you just need to claim through your rightful inheritance. Remember this no matter how much you may want something, if its not beautiful in His eyes, it is not yet His time for it. So, let us all wait upon the Lord to renew our strength and rise up with wings like eagles today.
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This month of October we want to encourage all Christians on social media that want breakthrough and restoration to Fast & Pray along with us this month’s 3 day fast.
This is an event anybody can partake of anywhere around the world in your home, church, friend’s house, in the village or in the city etc with the main purpose of getting people to repent and turn back to God on the same calendar day through fasting with the help of prayer taken from 2 Chronicles 7:14, that it will build awareness of the need to pray for your local church. Though we are on different time lines I encourage you to just follow the dates for your respective countries.
Date: 16th,17th & 18th of October 2020
Fasting Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Fasting Type: Fasting from food but drinking water or fluids for those that can. You are welcome to break the fast each evening and start again either after meal (6am-6pm) or you can go straight through.
Fasting Teaching - https://youtu.be/DFWacd-8ShY
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.
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 – FIGHT FOR YOUR DESTINY
Friday, October 16, 2020
Scripture Text: Matthew 16:21-24 "From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day. 22 Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, [a] “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!” 23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are [b]an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.” 24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me."
One sure promise that God has given to us concerning the remainder of 2020, despite of all the interruption with our life’s this year with Covid-19 etc, there will still be changes to the stories of our lives; changes that will glorify His Name and move us into His destined purposes for our lives in this season. Yes, because when we wait upon God’s timing, He will make a way for us even in difficult time. Can you say “Amen” to that?
Now as God has spoken, you have a decision to make - you can either choose to believe the word that God has spoken and start declaring it over your life and situation, or you can choose to continue to look at the things that you see in the natural, and ignore the word that God has spoken. But please remember, whatever choice you do make, you will eat the fruits thereof.
As Paul writes, “We do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.” (Heb 10:39)
The enemy’s strategy has always been to position himself to challenge the truth of the word that God has spoken to His children, and to try to derail them as they pursue the fulfilment of the word in their lives; he did it with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, he did it with Jesus at the temptation and in the Garden of Gethsemane; and no doubt, he will try the same strategy against you.
Maybe even now as you read this, he has already started to weave his web of deception and lies to confuse your mind and remove the word of faith from your heart, make you change what you see, so that he can make you change your confession….and this is only the ninth month with three months remaining to a new year to start!
As we begin our fasting and prayers for the month of September and beyond, I will like us to pray into a revelation which I believe has been inspired by the Spirit of God to move us into alignment with His promises concerning this season.
Firstly, there are a few questions I’d like you to please consider; can you relate to any of the issues listed below?
Do you feel as though you have been fighting an unending battle that you never seem to be able to get a break from?
Do you sometimes feel powerless and exhausted fighting against an enemy that seems to be too strong for you?
If you have answered yes to any of those questions, please take some time to read the rest of today’s teaching for day one.
I receive up to 100 messages per day from people all over the globe and many of the questions above are similar to the symptoms that I receive that people are suffering from in the prayer requests sent to me from people all over the world. Now we know the devil comes to kill, steal and destroy according to (John 10:10) and though there is many different spirits they all work together to bring about the same outcome or very identical ie, generational spirits, serpent spirits, marine spirits, pilgah spirit, spirit of setback etc and all spirits come to undermine your destiny, to hinder you, to hurt you and to purposefully and intentionally weaken you. They all work together to kill, steal and destroy, but today I want us all to look specifically at the spirit of sabotage that we may tackle it through our prayer and fasting.
Merriam-Webster defines "sabotage" as "destruction of an employer's property (as tools or materials) or the hindering of manufacturing by discontented workers."
Jesus gives us an insight into the operation of the spirit of sabotage in John 10:10; hindering spirits work under the authority of the spirit of sabotage, the strongman to steal, to kill or to destroy.
Another definition of "sabotage" is "destructive or obstructive action carried on by a civilian or enemy agent to hinder a nation's war effort."
“Again, you see the hindering nature of the spirit of sabotage in this definition. The enemy agent is clear, and its agenda is an all-out war to take you off God's track and oppress you, suppress you, repress you and depress you.”
Additional definitions of "sabotage" include "an act or process tending to hamper or hurt" and "deliberate subversion."
Jesus again, presents us with a demonstration of the work of this spirit in the parable that He shared with His disciples in Matthew 13:24-30.
The spirit of sabotage works with other spirits to undermine your destiny, to hinder you, to hurt you and to purposefully and intentionally subvert you.
To "subvert" means "to secretly try to ruin or destroy a government, political system and so on"; "to make (something) weaker or less effective"; "to overturn or overthrow from the foundation"; and "to pervert or corrupt by an undermining or morals, allegiance or faith.”
Do You See This Spirit Operating in any area of your life, family or the church?
“By now, you are probably starting to see how this spirit is working or has worked in the past to flat out stop you. It's a stealthy spirit. It works undercover. It's subtle sneaky and tricky—and it doesn't work alone. I believe principalities can deploy powers against you, just as Jezebel (a principality) deploys powers (witchcrafts) against believers (2 Kin. 9:22).”
HOW THE SPIRIT OPERATES:
"The Spirit of Sabotage operates as strong demonic influences that drive people to abort the progress and success of divinely ordained projects, purposes, relationships, organisation, self, potential and destinies. It stirs up jealousy, resentment and suspicion, and is often vindictive toward the person who detects its presence. “
It will sometimes use false prophecies or so-called, dreams, visions or “insights from God” to bring fear, confusion and discouragement, in order to negate or counter a genuine word from God or work of God. It is a beguiling spirit that draws the unwitting in and recruits them as an army against the work of God in your life.
WHO THE SPIRIT USES:
“Sabotage can make you both victim and perpetrator so that even when you pronounce judgment on others you both expose and pronounce judgment upon yourself.”
"This spirit is so skilful that it will use you as a pawn and a puppet on a string, prohibiting you from detecting its hand upon you and the strings that manipulate you. Working with familiar spirits, who act as their reconnaissance, informing them of breaks in hedges of protection, strengths, weaknesses and proclivities of both the perpetrator and victim, its plan is a well-thought-out plan.”
Many agents used by the spirit of sabotage are not only those who hate or dislike us with malicious intent towards us, but also those who sincerely love us and want what's best for us - whereby supposedly “well meaning” people, will try to undermine, hinder and then ultimately destroy a ministry, relationship or indeed God’s plans.
“Consider the incident Matthew records In Matthew 16:21-23, where Peter unwittingly was being used in an attempt to sabotage the mission of Jesus. Jesus decisively identified the spirit controlling Peter's thoughts and immediately aborted its activities.”
Remember as you examine the activities of this spirit that you will discover that you can be both the victim and perpetrator.
As we deal with this spirit working against you, you also have to be aware that the spirit can use you as an instrument to discourage, hinder or sabotage the work or the plans of God in someone else’s life as well.
When the Lord gives you victory over this spirit, you will notice that a veil will be lifted, and scales of deception will fall from your spiritual eyes. Everything that you thought was real will crumble before you and evaporate like a mirage. Truth will prevail and set you free from anything built upon fabrications, lies, falsehood and untruths."
The very first step towards dealing with the spirit of sabotage is an exposure of its work or activities in your life. As the bible says in John 8:32 "You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free".
I pray that God will open your eyes to uncover anywhere this spirit may have been in operation your life, your business, your family, your job, ministry or church in Jesus' Name.
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 1:
Lord Unveil my eyes; let me know the truth of Your word concerning my life and every situation that I am in right now.
Expose every lie of the enemy that has been designed to sabotage your plans and purposes for my life.
Deliver me from every deception and the lies that the enemy has used to distract me; whether through words, my thoughts, my emotions and feelings, false prophecies, dreams and visions that are not from God.
Uproot everything in my life, my thinking and my emotions, that has kept me in bondage to the spirit that has been deployed to hinder the fulfilment of your word concerning my life.
Pray that the remaining of 2020 will be for you a mountain conquering year, that in this year, God will cause you to walk upon your 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 October and beyond. Pray that doors will continue to open in latter 2020-2021 to reach nations that are ready for the gospel and hungry for revival.
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 October, that the remaining of 2020 will continue to be a year of prosperity for me.”
Day 2: “THE ENEMY AT THE DOOR"
Saturday, October 17th, 2020
Scripture Text: Isaiah 54 :10-17 "For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the Lord, who has mercy on you. 11 “O you afflicted one, Tossed with tempest, and not comforted, Behold, I will lay your stones with colourful gems, And lay your foundations with sapphires. 12 I will make your pinnacles of rubies, Your gates of crystal, And all your walls of precious stones. 13 All your children shall be taught by the Lord, And great shall be the peace of your children. 14 In righteousness you shall be established; You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; And from terror, for it shall not come near you. 15 Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me. Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake. 16 “Behold, I have created the blacksmith Who blows the coals in the fire, Who brings forth an [a]instrument for his work; And I have created the [b]spoiler to destroy. 17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord."
In day one’s prayer and fasting teaching, we dealt with the spirit of sabotage mainly from the subversive actions of Satan and his agents as they disrupt, delay, destroy and attack a person through demonic activities.
The main objective of this spirit is to undermine your destiny and hinder your progress towards the fulfilment of God's will for your life by using tactics like delay, disruption, setbacks, abortion, death, destruction, misunderstandings, disfavour or confusion.
When we talk about the “Spirit of Sabotage”, it is very easy for us to default thinking about it mainly in terms of the things that the enemy does externally, outside of our space.
A quick look at events in biblical history will however show us that the enemy, taking the guise of this strategy, is often much closer to home than we can imagine.
To drive this point home, the Holy Spirit dropped the following thought in my spirit:
The fastest and most effective weapon of sabotage that the enemy uses against believers is words.
Expanding on this thought, we can see that the Holy Spirit is exposing another avenue through which the Spirit of Sabotage can operate without us realising it.
In the garden of Eden, Satan sabotaged Adam and Eve's destinies by using words; this he did by invading their thoughts with a lie that misrepresented God's word to them and His intentions towards them. The same strategy he would later try with Jesus when he was being tempted (Matthew 4:1-11) - He challenged the truth of the word of God that declared Jesus to be the Son of God, and then he negotiated with Jesus to abandon the way of the cross in place of an easy way to “glory”. He used words.
Again, when he tried to use Peter to get to Jesus, Satan used words. On the surface of it would appear, that what Peter said to Jesus was out of care and concern for His welfare, but it was nothing more than demonic counsel designed to sabotage the plans of God. The Spirit of sabotage will sometimes use “Prophetic insight”, good sounding words from people who may be well-meaning but misguided, to try to derail or subvert God's plans and timing for your life.
Jezebel succeeded in sabotaging Elijah's destiny not by any show of might, but by simply sending threatening words to Elijah - The mighty Prophet of God that had just witnessed an awesome demonstration of the power of God withered, as a consequence of the words that he had heard!
Can you see where God is going with this?
Dear friend, God is alerting you today, to the wiles of the enemy to sabotage your destiny that is as subtle as it is dangerous:
“If the enemy can sabotage your thoughts, he can sabotage your words; if he can sabotage your words, he can sabotage your vision, if he can sabotage your vision, he can sabotage your destiny”.
At the point of waiting, at the place of delay, at the point of your greatest discomfort and at the pressure points in your life, is when the enemy tries to sow the words of sabotage into your heart. This can be by way of thoughts that are formed in your mind, or words that people will speak to you. That's why the bible enjoined you to: “Guard your heart with all diligence” and to “Take heed how you hear….”
When the words enter into your thoughts, they can either be for you to self-sabotage, or you could be an unknowing instrument of sabotage in another person's life.
What words have you been thinking or speaking that are bringing fear, anxiety, confusion, discouragement, distraction and even tiredness in your heart? If you are not careful, those words could be the seed of destruction that the enemy has planted to derail your destiny!
Satan's plan is to get you to think his word, believe the word, then speak the word and then you begin to see what you speak manifest. He has succeeded in sabotaging your destiny by making you to believe his lies.
Be careful about the words that you speak in this season; be careful about the words that you pronounce over yourself or over the church. Do not allow yourself to be used by the enemy as an adversary of the purpose of God, to sabotage your own destiny. Do not be ensnared by the words of your own mouth!
If you do not understand what is happening in your life or situation, Start declaring the word that God has spoken into that situation…it is best for you to pray what you want to see, rather than give life to what you are seeing.
Continue to declare His promises over your life, over your family and over the church. What He said He will do, He will establish. His promises concerning you will not be sabotaged nor aborted in the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.
May God strengthen you as you wait on Him in Jesus' Name.
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 2:
No weapon that is fashioned against me shall prosper.
My life is hid with Christ in God. My destiny is secured in the Faithfulness of God's word concerning my life.
My purpose is a sure testimony that is complete and perfect in accordance with God's plans for my life.
Every word that has been spoken by people, or that I have spoken to sabotage my destiny is hereby annulled with immediate effect in Jesus's Name.
I remove myself, my family and my church from every demonic influence that has sabotaged our progress in Jesus Name.
I command a restoration of God's timing and order in alignment with His master plan for my life, my family and the church in Jesus's Name.
Meditate as we are on day two for this month's fast. Is there anything you need to do or redress in order to position yourself for what we are praying to God for in your personal life?