3 DAYS FASTING AND PRAYER FOR APRIL 30TH & MAY 1ST & 2ND 2021
3 DAYS FASTING AND PRAYER FOR APRIL 30th & MAY 1st & 2nd 2021
THEME: "OPENING SPIRITUAL BLIND EYES"
SCRIPTURE: Mark 8:22-25 “Then He came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him. 23 So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. And when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw anything. 24 And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees, walking.” 25 Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly.”
Precious saints let me tell you today that when you see this miracle above that Jesus did to the blind man, you may be saying “why did it take two times for this man to be healed?” Well, the truth be known is that before Jesus opened the man’s natural eyes, He opened his spiritual eyes first. I believe Jesus also desires to open our spiritual eyes, so if you need Jesus to open your spiritual eyes, then you have come to the right place. For this weekend God also is going to show you great and mighty things precious saints. The Bible says there is a veil over our eyes until we believe. But even after that, we must beware of our pride. If you read the Bible and think you know everything already, you won’t see anything. It is so vital that we stay hungry for God, but not just hungry but humble before the Lord.
See for us to go higher, we must learn to go lower and just and so is the same for those desiring to go deeper in God. We must allow him to open the eyes of our hearts to see him as He truly is. We need the “eyes of our hearts” to be enlightened this weekend during this fast. We need the Holy Spirit to come and do a mighty work that we might no longer live only for that which is seen, but by faith pursue the unseen.
Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen..” God longs for us to pursue the deeper things of him in faith. He longs for us to grow in our relationship with the Holy Spirit and learn to live life with his presence, leadership, voice, and love as the foundation for everything we do.
To live only by the things we can physically see is to live only for that which is temporal and fleeting. Psalm 101:3 says, “I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not cling to me..” God has worthwhile work in store for us. He has a plan to bring heaven to earth through our lives every day. But in order to make an impact on eternity we must be able to see and know the heart of God. We must become increasingly aware of how God feels and what he wants to do moment-by-moment.
Growing in our relationship with the Holy Spirit is the foundation of seeking the deeper things of God. Learning to live by and with him is the only way to advance his kingdom. 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 April 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: APRIL 30th & MAY 1st & 2nd 2021
Fasting Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Fasting Type: It is your choice what level you wish to fast, maybe you wish to do 3 days dry fast without water or food, maybe you wish to do 3 days with water fast? Or you could fast from food but drinking water or fluids partially. You are welcome to break the fast each evening and start again either after meal (6am-6pm) or you can go straight through as I said.
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 – CALL UPON THE LORD
Friday, April 30th, 2021
Scripture Text: Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’”
1 Corinthians 2:9-16 “But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. 13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the [a]Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. 16 For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.”
Our first scripture text for today Jeremiah 33:3, God said to His Prophet Jeremiah— “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know”.
This was an invitation to Jeremiah, to avail himself of the deep insights that an understanding of the mind of God can bring to a man of finite understanding. It is an invitation that God still extends to us His people, even in these present times.
God had previously asked Jeremiah to perform a prophetic act that was totally at variance with what the events that Jeremiah could see in the natural suggested.
Jeremiah 32:6-15 “Jeremiah 32:6-15 “And Jeremiah said, “The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 7 ‘Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle will come to you, saying, “Buy my field which is in Anathoth, for the right of redemption is yours to buy it.” ’ 8 Then Hanamel my uncle’s son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the Lord, and said to me, ‘Please buy my field that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin; for the right of inheritance is yours, and the redemption yours; buy it for yourself.’ Then I knew that this was the word of the Lord. 9 So I bought the field from Hanamel, the son of my uncle who was in Anathoth, and weighed out to him the money—seventeen shekels of silver. 10 And I signed the [a]deed and sealed it, took witnesses, and weighed the money on the scales. 11 So I took the purchase deed, both that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was open; 12 and I gave the purchase deed to Baruch the son of Neriah, son of Mahseiah, in the presence of Hanamel my uncle’s son, and in the presence of the witnesses who signed the purchase deed, before all the Jews who sat in the court of the prison. 13 “Then I charged Baruch before them, saying, 14 ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Take these deeds, both this purchase deed which is sealed and this deed which is open, and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may last many days.” 15 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land.”
After doing what God asked him to do, he began to second guess himself, doubting if indeed he had heard God in the first place. Then, he prayed to God for understanding and God answered him, with the invitation, “call to me...!” Yes God will sometimes ask us to do things we may not understand at the time, nut through obedience God is testing our faithful to open greater doors in the future.
The pertinent part of God’s response to Jeremiah to His understanding was that we will focus on today, is the promised consequence of the answer to the call — “I will show you great and mighty things that you do not know!”
Precious saints, in those matters concerning your destiny, the solution to the challenges and issues that you are going through right now, matters concerning your finances, relationships, marriage, children, business, ministry or career, you can call to God specifically regarding any one of these issues of life and ask Him to show you what you did not know, or to show you what you need to know. Yes, God desires that you seek His approval of all your concerns, troubles, and decisions that you wish to make in the future. Maybe you are confused about what direction God is leading you to go and He is hear waiting for you to call to Him for directions.
Our second text for today (1Corinthians 2:9-12), takes us deeper into this invitation — through the work of the Holy Spirit in us, we have access to the mind of Christ, and can have an understanding of God’s plans, purposes and agenda, that are beyond the capability or limits of the natural mind we have saints.
Now with this in mind saints, God is inviting you today, to call to Him over this next 3 days fasting period, and He will answer you by showing you extraordinary things that are beyond your natural, human comprehension. Things, the knowledge of which can make the difference between failure and victory in your life! Yes, God has great plans for your life but He desires that you seek Him to inquire what is the next step you must take concerning your life and the decisions one must make to get to the next step of your divine destiny.
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 1:
As we bring the issues of our lives and our destinies before God this week, our prayer cry as we look to Him will be, Dear Heavenly Father, I Call to you in the Name of your precious Son Jesus, to show me Your ways:
• Show Me What To Do
• Show Me What I Have
• Show Me What To Use
• Show Me Where To Go
• Tell Me What To Say
Lord grant me access to Your mind, that my life may align with Your agenda for my destiny.
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 2021 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 April and beyond. Pray that doors will continue to open in latter 2021-2022 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 the month of May, that the remaining of 2021 will continue to be a year of prosperity for me.”
Day 2: GOD WILL REVEAL HIMSELF TO YOU
Saturday, May 1st, 2021
Scripture Text: John 5:19-20 “Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. 20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.”
John 16:13-15 “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore, I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.”
Yesterday, we meditated on Jeremiah 33:3, where God promised prophet Jeremiah that He would answer his call and show him great and mighty things that he did not yet know.
Reading our first bible text for today, it is interesting to note that Jesus’ response to the Jews that challenged the authority of His Sonship, was an expression of the promise of God to Jeremiah —
“Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.
For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel.”” John 5:19-20
Here we see the most profound revelation of Jesus’s Power and the secret of His success — The Father showed Him great and mighty things; He showed Him all the things that He does and Jesus simply did what He sees the Father do, in the same way that He does them! We are to imitate Christ to see the victory also in our life’s.
Precious Saints, now think about that for a moment; Jesus, the Son Of God, the Anointed One says this about Himself —
"Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do”.
He goes even further in John 5:30 — “I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.”
If Jesus could do nothing except what He saw the Father do and what He heard the Father say, is it not imperative that we also seek to see what God is doing in the seasons of our lives and hear what He has to say concerning the issues of our lives? Yes the Holy spirit is speaking and wants you to get into that quite place to hear His Words.
Jesus promises us in John 16:13, that with the coming of the promised Holy Spirit, we have access to the revelation of the will of God. (As we also read yesterday in 1 Corinthians 2:9-16) There are mysteries saints that God has hidden and desires to share those secrets with you concerning all things in your life and the mysteries of heaven.
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 2:
Ask God to unveil your mind so that you can have an understanding of His will for your life.
Pray for the grace to yield to His will and to align your desires with His plans for you.
Bring the month of May before God, and ask Him to begin to show and tell you His agenda for your life in the New Month.
Pray for specific instructions that He has for you in relation to His purpose for your life in the season.
Spend the rest of your prayer time listening and allowing the Holy Spirit to minister to you. (This May come by Him quickening a scripture or an idea, through a dream, a stirring in your spirit, prophecy, divine instruction or even in conversation).
May the Lord answer you as you call on Him in the Name of Jesus.
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?
Begin to petition God based on His word and pray that you will begin to walk in the tangible manifestation of open heavens over your life—your household, family, ministry, business, finances, church etc.
Declare and confess over your life, that from today, you will begin to operate and live under open heavens and the spirit of sabotage will no-longer have any effect over you or your family.
Declare that every area of your life will begin to manifest the blessings and evidence of Gods restoring power to every area of your life.
You may also pray for persons that are close to your heart (e.g. business owners, single parents, teenagers, family members affected in some way shape or form by natural disasters or the Corona Virus Pandemic due to shut downs).
Intercede on behalf of your nation and the nations of the earth. Bind every satanic spirit that is coming against the nations. Rebuke the spirit of corruption in the name of Jesus. Rebuke the spirit of murder and abortion over each nation. Ask God to free all the children and people that are being kept as hostages due to human trafficking and all the sick pedophiles to be brought to stand justice for their crimes against children in Jesus Mighty Name!
Ask the Lord to shine His light into our society's and expose every evil work. Pray that the darkness of sin might be dispelled through the light of God’s Word.
Claim the promise of God’s blessing today. Ask God to increase you finances. Pray for Divine favour to open doors for you so that you will have contracts that will lead to financial success. Promotions in the workplace. Inherited blessings that will chase you. Seek the Lord for the wisdom you need to make wise financial decisions and investments.
Ask God to cause revival living waters to begin to touch every area of your life, family, your nation, your church, Narrow Path Ministries (Pastor Robert & Aida Clancy) and for them to bring healing to every sickness, life in place of death, fruitfulness in place of barrenness, multiplication in place of stagnation. Cover Pst Robert Clancy and his family from every reprisal attack from the enemy for all the work he is doing on the front lines against the forces of darkness. Yes, Lord protect them with your warrior angels as a hedge of protection around everything they do and go in Jesus Mighty Name!
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 (worship centre) 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 this blessing over your life: Numbers 6:22-27 “The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 23 “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them, 24 The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; 26 the Lord lift up his countenance[a] upon you and give you peace. 27 “So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them.”
DAY 3 — GOD WILL OPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL EYES
Sunday, May 2nd, 2021
Scripture Text: Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”
Gen 30:25-40 “25 And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, “Send me away, that I may go to my own place and to my country. 26 Give me my wives and my children for whom I have served you, and let me go; for you know my service which I have done for you.” 27 And Laban said to him, “Please stay, if I have found favor in your eyes, for I have learned by experience that the Lord has blessed me for your sake.” 28 Then he said, “Name me your wages, and I will give it.” 29 So Jacob said to him, “You know how I have served you and how your livestock has been with me. 30 For what you had before I came was little, and it has increased to a great amount; the Lord has blessed you [a]since my coming. And now, when shall I also provide for my own house?”
31 So he said, “What shall I give you?”And Jacob said, “You shall not give me anything. If you will do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep your flocks: 32 Let me pass through all your flock today, removing from there all the speckled and spotted sheep, and all the brown ones among the lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and these shall be my wages. 33 So my righteousness will answer for me in time to come, when the subject of my wages comes before you: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the lambs, will be considered stolen, if it is with me.”
34 And Laban said, “Oh, that it were according to your word!” 35 So he removed that day the male goats that were speckled and spotted, all the female goats that were speckled and spotted, every one that had some white in it, and all the brown ones among the lambs, and gave them into the hand of his sons. 36 Then he put three days’ journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks. 37 Now Jacob took for himself rods of green poplar and of the almond and chestnut trees, peeled white strips in them, and exposed the white which was in the rods. 38 And the rods which he had peeled, he set before the flocks in the gutters, in the watering troughs where the flocks came to drink, so that they should conceive when they came to drink. 39 So the flocks conceived before the rods, and the flocks brought forth streaked, speckled, and spotted. 40 Then Jacob separated the lambs, and made the flocks face toward the streaked and all the brown in the flock of Laban; but he put his own flocks by themselves and did not put them with Laban’s flock.”
Today's first bible text continues in the direction that the Holy Spirit had been leading us to pray over this weekend and 3 days fasting.
We have been learning about, and meditating on the powerful miracles that are at the end of our being able to see with the eyes of faith from God's perspective.
Yesterday, we understood that Jesus's strategy for a successful ministry was to do what the Father showed or told Him to do.
In second scripture text today, we see Jacob also benefiting greatly from his ability to see God at work in his situation. He had served his uncle Laban for over 14 years for both Leah and Rachel, and now asked Laban to release him so he could return to his home. (Gen 30:25-27)
Laban in keeping with his crafty, selfish dealings with Jacob over the years, refused to release him and send him off with the customary discharge payment, but instead agreed to an extension of servitude for Jacob in a deal that seemed to be entirely in Laban’s favour, with Jacob disadvantaged and starting with nothing! (Gen 30:28-36)
But then, God stepped in on Jacob’s behalf! By a miraculous intervention of God’s hands in Jacob’s affair, God turned the story around for Jacob, turned the table on Laban, and prospered Jacob immensely against all odds! (Gen 30:37-43).
What really happened? We read about how Jacob set the peeled and stripped rods in front of the flocks to miraculously alter the set course of nature, but let’s pick up the story from Gen 31:1-13 to see the underlying source or cause of the miracle.
As Jacob later explained to his wives in Gen 31:10-13; the strategy that brought about Jacob’s miracle was delivered to him in a dream.
Gen 31:10-13 “And it happened, at the time when the flocks conceived, that I lifted my eyes and saw in a dream, and behold, the rams which leaped upon the flocks were streaked, speckled, and gray-spotted. 11 Then the Angel of God spoke to me in a dream, saying, ‘Jacob.’ And I said, ‘Here I am.’ 12 And He said, ‘Lift your eyes now and see, all the rams which leap on the flocks are streaked, speckled, and gray-spotted; for I have seen all that Laban is doing to you. 13 I am the God of Bethel, where you anointed the pillar and where you made a vow to Me. Now arise, get out of this land, and return to the land of your family.’ ”