3 DAYS FASTING AND PRAYER FOR AUGUST 20th, 21st & 22nd 2021
THEME: "THE ANOINTING THAT BREAKS THE YOKE"
SCRIPTURE: 1 John 2:20-27 “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you[a] know all things. 21 I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. 23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also. 24 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life. 26 These things I have written to you concerning those who try to [b]deceive you. 27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you [c]will abide in Him.”
Precious saints there are two forces at work in the world today. Truth by the working of the Holy Spirit, and evil, by the working of Satan, the devil, who is the father of all lies. When you tune into the mainstream media today, you can hear the blatant lies being spread to create fear in the hearts of men. Smiths Wigglesworth was reported to rebuking anyone that came into his house with a newspaper. He did this because he only wanted to hear what the Spirit of God was saying through the reading of the Word or utterance. If he had visitors, it was not uncommon for him to read the scripture until the spiritual atmosphere changed with that person that came into the house. This is the same man that walked in authority that raised the dead, cast out demons and creative miracles.
See we carry a lot of burden today with everything that is happening at present and the enemy uses these uncertain times to fill the atmosphere with tension. It is so thick today in the community that you can feel it and people are tense. Sadly, many Christians have one foot in the world and one foot in the life of faith. The Bible calls this lukewarm belief (Revelation 3:15-16).
We are living in days that involve a crisis of faith. The spirit of the antichrist is working in this world and setting the stage and culture for his unveiling. It is vitally important to stand strong today in the faith and to be able to recognize the lies and deceit of the evil one when they come our way. Having daily devotions and a consistent life of prayer is a beautiful way to maintain the anointing within your life. This will bring the anointing to break every yoke.
This anointing, the Bible tells us, is given to us by God and remains in us. Take comfort in this truth. Satan cannot snatch us away from God’s claim on our lives. For “You have an anointing from the Holy One, and ... you know the truth.”
Therefore, thank the Lord today for His unfailing love and constant promises for the anointing that He has given you is real, and you must maintain that in your personal relationship with the Lord. Learn to get alone with Him each day and pray and worship Him.
In this three-day fasting program, we will tackle also spiritual forces, but also it is a time to self-reflect so we can draw closer to the Lord and prepare for His soon coming. I encourage you to believe for the impossible, as God is going to do a marvellous work in your life starting from the inside out and by the end of these three days in August weekend, you shall testify.
Please click onto the Link for more details of the program:
This month of August l 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. The main purpose is to get people to repent and turn back to God. By using the same calendar day through fasting and 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 timeline I encourage you to just follow the dates for your respective countries.
Date: AUGUST 20th, 21st & 22nd 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. The key is I want you to abstain from something to seek a closer walk with the Lord and see your spiritual breakthroughs. The key is to also follow the program that is designed to assist and be a guide to press into the Lord. You will find some helpful tips below also.
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 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 actually it is to make Satan turn loose of the things he is holding.
BREAKING STRONGHOLDS & BUILDING FAITH:
Fasting loose 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 – THE ANOINTING BREAKS THE YOKE
Friday, August 20th, 2021
Scripture Text: Isaiah 58:1-7 “Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins. 2 Yet they seek Me daily, And delight to know My ways, As a nation that did righteousness, And did not forsake the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me the ordinances of justice; They take delight in approaching God. 3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and You have not seen? Why have we afflicted our souls, and You take no notice?’ “In fact, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, And exploit all your laborers. 4 Indeed you fast for strife and debate, And to strike with the fist of wickedness. You will not fast as you do this day, To make your voice heard on high. 5 Is it a fast that I have chosen, A day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, And to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Would you call this a fast, And an acceptable day to the Lord? 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? 7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are [d]cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh?”
In today's bible passage it begins with a message from God through the Prophet Isaiah to the Israelites. This message was a rebuke, that addressed some questions that the people had previously asked of God.
They had queried God — “Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and You have not seen? Why have we afflicted our souls, and You take no notice?’'' (Isaiah 58:3)
From this text we can see that the people, had gone through a period of fasting and praying, when they were disappointed and that their expectations had not been met by God. They had accused God of neglect and lack of concern for their plight and answered prayers.
Have you ever been in that place yourself? I think we all have at some point.
Imagine when you've gone through a period of fasting, praying, and actively believed God for answers to your prayers but have become disappointed? The times when it seemed like the heavens were like brass and the earth was like iron? Or simply put where the heavens seemed closed and God is overlooking your plight, while others were testifying?
See Israel had sought God daily, they approached Him in faith and with expectant hearts, they sought to know His ways and know His mind and His will.
They had done all the right things, but unfortunately, they had neglected to also do the needful things! See the anointing will flow when we do things Gods ways.
Listen to what God said in response to their queries — "Yes though you have been dutiful in your attitude towards me and in how you have carried yourself in relation to the sacrifice of your fasting, but where you have failed is in your attitude towards others! I'm not just looking for you to deprive yourself of food or afflict your soul with suffering and sacrifice; that's not what I call an acceptable fasting!
You have dealt unfairly with your workers, you have spent your time in needless bickering’s, you have neglected to liberate and break the yoke of the oppressed and failed to share your bread with the hungry. You did not cover the naked, neither have you sheltered the homeless. You have wickedly turned your eyes away from those that needed your help!"
Please consider this — Could God be saying the same thing about you right now? Is there something within our life’s that He wants to reflect on that maybe hindering our answers that is not always demonic, but it can be ourselves?
Spend some time in prayers now for the next 15 minutes before going onto the next part of the teaching. Wait upon the Lord in prayer and ask Him to show you how He wants you to respond to today's message during this period of fasting and prayers. Then ask yourself these questions below:
1. Is there someone that you need to forgive?
2. Is there someone that you need to reconcile?
3. Is there someone that you need to bless?
4. Is there someone that you need to encourage?
5. Is there someone that you need to honour and appreciate?
This may be the missing link in the breakthrough that you've been praying and believing God for precious saints? Yes for if we want the anoint to break the yoke within our life’s we must do things Gods ways precious saints.
So, once you have spent time reflecting on the above then I want us to move further in Isaiah 58:8-14. So above God had said to the Israelites, that their fasting and prayers had been futile, because they had not done the needful, but in the below text, He promises them a turnaround if they changed their attitude and begin to do what mattered to Him. So, let us now read more:
Isaiah 58:7-14 “Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh? 8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. 9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ “If you take away the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, 10 If you extend your soul to the hungry And satisfy the afflicted soul, Then your light shall dawn in the darkness, And your darkness shall be as the noonday. 11 The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. 12 Those from among you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In. 13 “If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, From doing your pleasure on My holy day, And call the Sabbath a delight, The holy day of the Lord honorable, And shall honor Him, not doing your own ways, Nor finding your own pleasure, Nor speaking your own words, 14 Then you shall delight yourself in the Lord; And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth, And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father. The mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
So, this is what I highlighted after reading Isaiah 58:8-15 for God promises that when we fast and do things His way, making Him known to others in and through our actions. Then He has promised to do the following in our life’s precious saints when we seek Him in fasting also —
1. Breakthrough — Prosperity (Isaiah 58:8)
2. Speedy Healing (Isaiah 58:8)
3. Manifestation of the covenant blessings of Salvation (Isaiah 58:8)
4. Divine Protection — God’s Glory will be your defence (Isaiah 58:8)
5. Answered Prayers (Isaiah 58:9)
6. Prominence and Divine Favour (Isaiah 58:10)
7. Continual Divine Guidance (Isaiah 58:11)
8. Divine Sustenance (Isaiah 58:11)
9. Divine Health (Isaiah 58:11)
10. Divine Provision and Nourishment (Isaiah 58:11)
11. Fruitfulness (Isaiah 58:11)
12. Restoration (Isaiah 58:12)
13. Honour, Promotion and Elevation (Isaiah 58:12)
14. Victory (Isaiah 58:12)
Every single one of these is a promise that we can pray and claim over our lives precious saints. So even as we are preparing ourselves for His soon coming, we can claim these promises over our lives each day until that day comes. Hallelujah! Isn’t that amazing? Now you know what to believe God for when you fast and pray in accordance with God’s guidance no matter the past discouragement during fasting. It is now time to expect the impossible precious saints in every season.
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 1:
Start to Pray that this fast will loose the bonds of wickedness, undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke. For In Luke 4:18, Jesus declared His mission statement – “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed;”
Start to declare that the work of Jesus rendered the gates of hell powerless to stop or hold back His people. Hell & death could not hold Him according to (Acts 2:24, 31), and thereafter could no longer hold His people in bondage according to (Hebrews 2:14-15). So just as Christ has led His people, Israel, out of the power that held them from their destiny, so He is breaking through every obstacle before you. He is removing all opposition in your way, In Jesus Mighty Name. For Indeed, one of the names attributed to the Lord is Master of Breakthroughs:
So, start to declare and pray that according to Matthew 11:28-29, Jesus tells us his yoke is easy and his burden is light. So, all burdens are melting off now in Jesus Mighty Name!
Start to pray through Isaiah 10:27. The anointing lifts the burden, breaks, and destroys the yoke. So, no more oppression and no more bondage on your life and that of your family in Jesus Mighty Name!
Pray that the Lord’s light shall break forth like the morning and that you would also shine like the morning light and break through all darkness in Jesus Mighty Name! (Isaiah 60:1-4)
Pray that you would “arise” in boldness and “shine” precious saints, so you can positively impact all those around you in Jesus Mighty Name!
Pray that your light has come and favour shall be your portion in Jesus Mighty Name! (Psalm 5:12)
Pray that your loved ones, sons and daughters will come home.
pray for salvation of friends and family before His soon coming in Jesus Mighty Name!
Pray for your health that it shall spring forth speedily. For Health means you will have healing, restoration, and wholeness in Jesus Mighty Name! And speedily means soon, quickly, and/or shortly and it shall be so in Jesus Mighty Name! For Jesus is our balm in Gilead that heals and makes us whole, so receive it in Jesus Mighty Name! (Jeremiah 8:22)
Pray according to first Thessalonians 5:23- 24: “May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” In this verse, Paul encourages us to attend to all three aspects of who we are. And we try to do this the best we can, but often in our own strength and fail miserably. Verse 24 holds the key to being successful at attending to our spirit, mind, body health; “The one who calls you is FAITHFUL, and HE will do it.” Lean on God for your healing and preparation for His soon coming in Jesus Mighty Name!
Lord, we rebuke any evil foundations in our life’s and cast them back into the pit of hell in Jesus Mighty Name!
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 (Rev Robert & family) 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 July 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 Robert Clancy’s Ministry will fulfil it. 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 August, that the remaining of 2021 will continue to be a year of prosperity for me.”
Day 2 - RELEASING US FROM WHAT HINDERS
Saturday, August 21st, 2021
Scripture Text: Hebrews 12:1 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
Today, we declare freedom and release over all spiritual bondages and mental strongholds, in our personal lives as well as for our body of Christ, in Jesus’ name.
Scripture: Psalm 25:4,5 & 15
Psalm 25:4-5 “Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. 5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.”
Psalm 25:15 “My eyes are ever toward the Lord, For He shall pluck my feet out of the net.”
To begin with, you need to repent of any sin and confess them. Release any hurt or anger, and to extend forgiveness to others and yourself. Letting people go whom have held you in bondage and guilt. We need to let go of disappointments, regrets and missed or lost opportunities suffered in our life or the churches. Get ready, for there is a great move of God stirring in the atmosphere and even through the distress of the Corona Virus Pandemic. The remaining of 2021 will be tremendously powerful and significant year for the remnant church of Jesus Christ across the globe, for there is a sifting of the sheep in this hour.
KING OF GLORY MAY COME IN
Scripture: Psalm 24:7-10 “Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. 8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. 10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.”
There appears to be 2 main points in Psalm 24:7-10
1. Lift up your heads, O you gates/doors
2. Who is this King of glory? He is the Lord Almighty
This passage is one of energy, excitement, and great commotion. It is not just the normal mundane boring stuff of life. The passage gives the impression that there is something going on. Not just, normal boring day-to-day stuff. But something HUGE is going on. Something exciting is happening! Something is happening that should attract our attention! Something is happening that should make us all “lift up our heads”! So, what is happening? The answer is simple. We are preparing for the “King of glory” to come in! God almighty is coming in!
Many times, the presence of God is undervalued. Did you know that God Almighty comes every time you gather with 2 or 3 in agreement? Even when you listen to a prophetic utterance or prayer video from our channel you are coming into agreement with the person praying and the Lord is there in your midst. Every time you come together as a family to pray, or you meet for fellowship with fellow brethren like church service, God Almighty has promised to show up. Yes, did you know that God Almighty is amongst us when simply 2 or 3 believers gather in His name? Yet many times it seems that we are just attending either church or fellowship meetings, as if we are attending “just another gathering” attitude. And perhaps we think a little too much about who will be attending the meeting?, who will be sharing at the meeting? Or who will be leading worship? Does this fit my schedule? What am I going to have for lunch or dinner after? Its not even about catching up with friends. It is to allow the King of Glory to Come. Alleuia!
I believe with everything happening around the world at present, it just confirms the sign of the times we are living in. We are in the the End-times. So, as we reflect over the last 18 months, what is significant is that we realise the global church is more than a building but rather living stones all across the globe. Yes, many churches may still be even shut now in Australia with the latest span of lockdowns, but that is just a building. Yes, you don’t have the same worship team etc, but God is with you as a temple of His Holy Spirit that lives within you and when you gather with your families, or online brethren as many have for the last 18 months, God is still there. Therefore, as we pray today, let’s remember. We have Almighty God in our midst and yes even in your house that wants to reveal to you great and mighty things!
PRAYER FOR REVIVAL AND HARVEST OF SOULS (Psalm 85:6; 126:4, 5-6 you may search in your own time)
Pray that God will restore what is rightfully His remnant churches, as we claim the souls within nations far and beyond our borders, that though we cannot get there physically that God would increase the supernatural translation of servants to nations as well as using the Internet to reach His children in every land in Jesus Mighty Name! (Psalm 2:8) .
Let us claim that our morning and day will be a day of reaping, and rejoicing because God is for us in Jesus name (Psalm 30:5)
SEEK THE KINGDOM
God’s heartbeat for your home and your city to be transformed. As this takes time, so don’t lose heart and never give up. Pray with shameless persistence like never before to take one day at a time and reach those that will listen:
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 2:
Our Father in Heaven, we acknowledge that times and seasons are in Your hands. Throughout history, You raised up dreamers and doers to fulfill Your desires. We answer Your call today to be Your agents of godly change within our generation. With Your help Lord, we will effect Kingdom transformation within our cities and among the nations. Lord send revival to the culture of Arts and Entertainment, Business, Science and Technology, Communications and Media, to the Disadvantaged and Marginalised, to Education and School, to Family and Home, Government and Leadership. Lord we know all these have been targeted by the enemy at present to bring a one world order and we pray for revival once more before Your coming in Jesus Mighty Name! Lord anoint our eyes to see beyond the here and the now. Tune our ears to listen beyond the norm and the natural. Open our minds to dream beyond the human and the ordinary. Awaken our hearts to believe beyond the practical and the possible.
By Your Spirit, we will pray the vision with faith and focus. We will live the vision with integrity and dignity. We will spread the vision with passion and purpose. We will fulfill the vision with vigour and vigilance. Future generations will recall this moment and praise For you showed up in power and transformation when people prayed with one accord, in each individual place, by one people who chose to hear and obey Your Word. May Your Kingdom come, May Your will be done in our homes, our cities, our nations as it is in heaven Lord. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray, amen
Pray for Robert Clancy YouTube Channel to grow despite of tickling ears and that we would reach those in need of ministry, without any more hinderance coming against the channel being censored for truthful content in Jesus mighty name.
May God strengthen your hands in battle and give you the victory in Jesus' Name.
Bring also the month of September 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.
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 shutdowns and loss of income).
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 paedophiles 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.
Ask God to cause revival living waters to begin to touch every area of your life, family, your nation, your church, and leadership. To bring healing to every sickness, life in place of death, fruitfulness in place of barrenness, multiplication in place of stagnation. Cover the ministry of 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, will complete it. 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 - OVERCOMING TEMPTATION
Sunday, August 22nd, 2021
Scripture Text: Matthew 6:13 “And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”
When Jesus taught us to pray the Lord’s prayer, He knew what he was talking about after His temptation experience according to the fourth chapter of Luke. Temptation is something everyone experiences, without exception as according to (1Co 10:13).
“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” 1 Cor 10:13
Each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desires and enticed by the devil. Jesus did not have a sinful nature, but he still underwent temptation by the devil in the wilderness. In the time of temptation, when we come to Jesus, he helps us. Do you really want to live a victorious life? Let’s come to Jesus.
Luke 4:3-4 “And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”4 But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, [c]but by every word of God.’”
There were many stones in the wilderness and to a hungry person they all would have looked like bread. We know Jesus had the ability to turn them into bread, but Jesus never used his power to meet his own physical needs. Rather Jesus used his power to serve others with compassion.
How did Jesus respond to the devil’s suggestion? Verse 4 says, “Jesus answered, ‘It is written: “Man does not live by bread alone.” This is a quotation from Deuteronomy 8:3, which says, “He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.”
See though we are made up of flesh we are not just physical, but also spiritual who have been made in the image of God. So, we need the words of God that nourish our souls and spirits and even brings healing to our flesh. When we have the word of God, we are complete and in need of nothing. The devil went on our tempted Him to worship the devil and that he would give great power over this fallen world, but Jesus knew the devil was already a defeated foe and said, “Get behind Me satan”. So just as Jesus defeated the devil by saying “it is written”, He is asking us to declare His word in prayer and the same power will be available to us that he had access to in the wilderness. Yes, the power that the Spirit provides to resist, to avoid, to flee, to have discernment, to be able to be in the world, but not of the world is available to us also precious saints.
Yes, temptations do come, (appetites, need for approval, ambition) but we don’t have to yield to them precious saints. When we do find ourselves in any temptation or trial, we have to do call out to God in prayer and He will show us the way through anything.
Hebrews 2:18 “For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.”
This scripture in Hebrews tells us that Jesus who was tempted in everything, He now can aid us. The Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness, where He was tempted, and He overcame. He not only sympathizes with us, but He has given us the ability to do the same. The key to gaining strength is allowing the Spirit of God to continually transform and lead us.
Galatians 5:16-18 “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”
So, Galatians tells us that when we daily pursue God it produced godly desires within us by the Spirit of God living within us, instead of giving in to our selfishness, we overcome the flesh allowing us to do what we were originally created to do precious saints and that is to live lives that glorify God.
See it is not just avoiding sin in our own strength, but rather it is us following the spirits leading within our lives. Walking in the spirit is a constant daily practice that Jesus modelled for us and makes it also possible for us precious saints. When we abide in His Word, yield to His pruning, respond to His leading’s day-in-day-out, it will produce Godly fruit. Fruit does not simply appear; but it grows over time when watered and fed each day.
As we rely on the power of the Holy Spirit to change our motivations, and conform our thoughts, feelings and habits, we’ll discover not only how to resist temptations precious saints, but we will be used also to see others set free. For as it says in Obadiah 1:17 He desires deliverance, so that He can raise delivers up to deliver others also as according to Obadiah 1:21 “Then deliverers shall come to Mount Zion to judge the mountains of Esau, And the kingdom shall be the Lord’s.”
So, it is important for you to know that you are not alone precious saints. God put you into His family to help strengthen you and equip you. We need brothers, sisters, spiritual leaders to equip us according to (Eph 4:11-12), to hold us accountable, and train us in the ways of the Spirit. Disciples never walk alone, but the Spirit will always connect us even via the internet today.
Ephesians 4:11-12 “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,”
Remember it is the Spirit of God living inside of you that bears witness that we are children of God and no one can take that away precious saints.
Romans 8:16-17 “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”
Let us see what Jesus was telling us here: Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
What was Jesus warning us about? What is the answer Jesus provided to overcome this power? What temptations seem to have more power in your life right now?
My question to you: Do you have someone, or a group of people you have asked to be spiritually accountable in your journey, so to help defeat any ongoing persistent temptations? This is also key to breakthrough. The bible says to watch out for the little foxes that attack the vine, these are the little sins that keep us bound. I would encourage you as we prepare for the rapture of the remnant bride to keep pressing into God and surround yourself or your social media with also Christian friends and content.
Further Bible Reading: Hebrews 4:14-16, 2:18; Proverbs 3:1-26; John 15:1-17; Gal 5:13-26; Eph 6:10-18
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 3:
Pray through Eph 6:10-18 – pray out loud the word of God, it’s the sword. Intercede (pray for others), who are facing challenging temptations.
Ask the Lord for that refreshing wind of the Holy Spirit to blow upon you – decree that you are being given new strength (emotionally, spiritually, and physically)
Decree and believe that as you fast and pray, your passion will return – to see what God wants to reveal to you, to hear what the Lord is whispering to you, to move with the rhythm of Holy Spirit
Decree that every broken wall, every stolen or lost moment, will be restored unto you
Pray that the restoration and revival will be in EVERY area you need it in – that there will be no area in your life/ministry missed
Decree that exponential growth will occur within your spiritual life and that your finances will prosper in Jesus Mighty Name!
Pray for a new and great manifestation of God’s miracle power in your life, Pastor Robert Clancy Ministries, Your church, and Your nation. Seek the Lord for His Word so that miracles, signs, and wonders will follow that will amaze the people around you and bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Pray that God’s healing power would come into your life in all of its fullness. Ask that He would heal you from sickness and disease, and from every hurt, brokenness, and defeat. (3 John 2; Isaiah 53:5)
There are hidden strongholds that are blocking your progress in life. Pray against those strongholds. Ask God to reveal them to you so that they can be broken (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). Name the specific stronghold in your life and family and command it to be broken in Jesus’ name.
Do you have any “stubborn and unyielding” strongman and problems that you are experiencing in your life right now? List them one by one and bring them before the throne of Grace today for the Lord to see your freedom.
Come with boldness and in faith as you wait on the Lord in fasting over this period; cry out to Him in Prayers, trusting that He will respond to your prayer of faith as He honours His word in Your life in the Name of Jesus.
I Call forth and Pray for the release of the provisions, resources and helpers that are needed in each month, in order for God’s counsel/purpose for the month of August and remaining year of 2021 by calling forth your season / your destiny to be fulfilled in Jesus Mighty Name!
Thank God in advance and in faith, for answering your prayers, and for the miracles / blessings / breakthroughs / testimonies / victories that the remaining of 2021 and beyond in 2022 will bring into your life.
Look back over the past 3 days and thank the Lord for every transition and shift (no matter how small) you have made (spiritually, emotionally and physically) during this period of fasting and praying.
As Jesus has said concerning the power in fasting and prayers, your faith should go up a notch over this period of your fasting for the last 3 days, as you believe and expect that there will be a shifting and resolution of all those issues over the next few days!
Pray for a new and great manifestation of God’s miracle power in your life, Your church, and Your nation. Seek the Lord for miracles, signs, and wonders that will amaze the people and bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Pray that God’s healing power would come into your life in all its fullness. Ask that He would heal you from sickness and disease, and from every hurt, brokenness, and defeat. (3 John vs. 2; Isaiah 53:5)
There are hidden strongholds that are blocking your progress in life. Pray against those strongholds. Ask God to reveal them to you so that they can be broken (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). Name the specific stronghold in your life and family and command it to be broken in Jesus’ name.
Thank the Lord that He is changing you. Thank Him for His love that does not want to leave you the way you are. Pray that His plans and His will come to pass in your life as you submit to Him.
Pray for all the single people partaking in the fast who are seeking life partners. Ask God to guide them to the person who will really be a blessed spouse. Pray for wisdom, guidance, and strength to overcome fleshly desires. Pray lastly for all married couples needing God’s intervention.
Shalom, Shalom, Shalom
Pst. Robert Clancy