Updated: Jun 3, 2022
3 DAYS FASTING AND PRAYER FOR JUNE 3RD, 4TH & 5TH 2022
THEME: "WE NEED ANOTHER PENTECOST"
SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:2-4 “And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
Precious saints welcome to another corporate fast and this fasting weekend happens to fall on the Pentecost weekend. What a wondrous experience it must have been for the disciples to hear the sound like rushing wind, see the tongues like fire, and receive the Holy Spirit. Thanks be to God for giving us His Holy Spirit, who creates faith in us and leads us to share that faith with others! The joy of Pentecost is that it gives us a vision and hope for a community made possible through the work of the Spirit. This miracle involves being open to the shocking and surprising ways of the Spirit, which empowers us to reach across differences to experience radical and insurgent communions. We need another Pentecost saints and I pray that the Lord world send such a revival that will awaken many lost souls before His soon coming.
Now Pentecost, is a Jewish harvest festival, that was celebrated on the fiftieth day after Passover, which was the fifteenth day of the month of Nisan. As the Early Church began to observe Pentecost, celebrating the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, it was observed on the fiftieth day after resurrection Sunday, counting it as day one. Pentecost is celebrated on a Sunday seven weeks later.
How, then, is Pentecost important for us?
1. PENTECOST FULFILLS JESUS PROMISE TO NEVER FORSAKE HIS OWN.
As painful as the parting at the ascension might have been, Jesus assured the disciples that it was to their advantage that he would go away,
“For if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. . . . When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.” (John 16:7, 13–14)
The fulfillment of the promise of Jesus was the outpouring of the gift of the Holy Spirit on the disciples and, as Peter proclaimed, on all of God’s people in this new era (Acts 2:38).
The promises of the new covenant are ours through the indwelling Spirit (Jeremiah 31:33ff; Ezekiel 36:26ff). Jesus did not end his work on earth with the ascension — he continues it now through his Spirit-indwelt church. We, therefore, can take fresh courage in Jesus’s words, “Behold, I will be with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).
2. PENTECOST LAUNCHES THE PROCLAMATION OF THE GOSPEL.
Jesus’s death at Passover and his mighty resurrection three days later signalled the “firstfruit” of God’s victory over sin and death (1 Corinthians 15:20–24). Jesus had accomplished everything necessary for the gospel to run and triumph (Hebrews 2:14–15; cf. Revelation 20:1–3) and the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost signals that the greater harvest has begun.
The three thousand souls added to the church on Pentecost hailed from all corners of the Roman world. They, in turn, would carry the gospel to their families and communities. The narrative arc of Acts follows the Spirit-indwelt disciples as they carry the gospel from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). The fields are white with harvest and, as part of the church of the risen Christ, we too can “go, therefore, and make disciples” (Matthew 28:18).
3. PENTECOST SIGNALS THE COMING OF THE FULLER RESTORATION
At Pentecost, Peter proclaims that the prophecy of Joel 2:28–31 has come to pass. Intriguingly, this prophecy of the eschatological gift of the Spirit comes immediately after another striking promise from God in Joel 2:25–27:
I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lᴏʀᴅ your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame. You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lᴏʀᴅ your God and there is none else. And my people shall never again be put to shame.
While Jesus’s reign is secure and eternal, it has yet to come to its fullest expression on the earth. While death has been decisively defeated, it has yet to be put to a final end (1 Corinthians 15:24–26). Paul reminds us that creation longs for its final restoration and that even we ourselves, who “have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies” (Romans 8:23).
Pentecost is a pointer that history is inexorably moving towards the restoration of all things. The bridegroom has come; his bride is making herself ready for the day of the rapture so that she may partake of the Wedding Feast of the Lamb. Therefore, we await the greatest celebration of all in heaven with the Lamb of God hallelujah! “And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.” (Revelation 19:9)
It is of vital importance for every believer build up their relationship and communication with God. Pray in the spiritual language and cherish and relish this wonderful means of communication, which also builds us up in our holy faith. The question Paul asked the Ephesians is still relevant, “have you received the Holy Spirit since you believed?” (Acts 19:2) If we have not yet received, then today is the day and now is the time to continuously be filled with the Spirit Hallelujah!
Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:18-20).
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This month of June 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: June 3rd, 4th & 5th 2022
Fasting Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
REMEMBER NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD AND WHEN HE IS BY YOUR SIDE PRECIOUS SAINTS!
MESSAGE THEMES FOR THE 3 DAYS:
DAY 1 THEME: “GATE KEEPERS TO OUR LIFES”
DAY 2 THEME: “GOD WILL RESTORE”
DAY 3 THEME: “SAINTS WE NEED MORE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT”
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 If it is your first time.
Fasting Teaching - https://youtu.be/DFWacd-8ShY
What am I required to fast from?
We want to leave this decision up to you. We do not have any mandatory church-wide requirements for how you fast, but here are some ideas:
When we choose not to eat or not to eat certain foods, we allow our physical bodies to hunger and to bring our desires into alignment with our spiritual need for God. There is a clarity in hearing from the Lord which comes when we fast and pray; making a small sacrifice to give up a “pleasure” or comfort to increase your spiritual sight and vision.
We are providing the following options for you to consider:
1. Food Fast
You fast from all foods from either 10pm-6pm (20 hours) or 6am-6pm (12 hours) each day with fluids allowed.
2. Partial Fast
You choose to eliminate certain things i.e., fizzy drinks; sweets/chocolates, bread, no red meat etc, but the rest of your diet remains mainly the same
3. Fruit and Veg
Eat fruit during the day, with liquids (tea/limited coffee, herbal drinks, and water) with a veg meal in the evenings
4. Liquids only during day and veg meal for dinner
Drink water and herbal drinks during the day with a veg meal in the evenings. Please consult your doctor if there are any medical concerns before you commence the fast.
During this time, we encourage you to turn off the TV, computer, video games, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, the Internet, and any other form of social media for a brief peri od of time. You may decide to fast from Facebook or some other form of media altogether or to limit your time to only 1-2 hours per week. When we do this, we create more time when we can read our Bible, pray, worship, and hear from God.
Search your heart in deciding what type of food fast you want to do. If you have never fasted, maybe start off with a partial fast and progress to a fruit and veg option for the last couple of days. Remember, the most important consideration in fasting is your motive. Why are you fasting?
What will we be praying about?
Check each day for the next 3 days there will be theme topics, scriptures, and prayers so you may follow corporately all together. We are trusting the Lord that this time of fasting, and prayer will release a passion for His name within us – to cut off what belongs to a past seasons, to receive renewed hope and vision for our lives/ministries, to be conduits for signs, wonders and miracles and to fulfill the mandate of sharing the gospel to the ends of the earth! During this time of fasting, be intentional about your priorities. Set aside ample time to be alone with the Lord. The more time you spend with God, the more meaningful your fast will be. If you need an overview or suggestions on what you can do to make the most of the fast in terms of having a daily routine, use the below points:
Begin your day in praise and worship
Read the days program and meditate on God’s Word
Invite Holy Spirit to work in you
Take a short prayer walk
Spend time in intercessory prayer for the theme of the day
Make time for an unhurried time of “seeking God’s face”
If others are fasting with you, meet together for prayer
Avoid television or any other distraction that may affect your spiritual focus and watch the daily uploads to YouTube. You are welcome to watch Christian movies etc.
When possible, begin and end each day with your spouse, family, or friend for a brief time of praise and thanksgiving to the Lord. Please let us know you’ll be fasting & praying with us!
PRACTICAL TIPS FOR FASTING:
1. Avoid medical and even natural herbal drugs. However, if you are under medication, these should only be withdrawn upon the advice of your doctor.
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 in actually fact 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 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 — GATE KEEPERS TO OUR LIFES
FRIDAY, JUNE 03rd, 2022
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Luke 11:34 "Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is bad, your body is filled with darkness. 35 Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness. 36 If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light."
Did you know your life is like a garden and you decide who and what is allowed to come inside? Did you know that you are the sole guardian of the gates of your life, no one can force themselves into your life? Did you know that as a gatekeeper of your own life, you have a responsibility to protect your life from things that would seek to destroy it? Many of us have been conditioned to blame others or the devil for things we have allowed through our gates. But today, is a great day to guard the gates and let the process of garden maintenance begin.
Also another way of looking at it, is just as we have to watch our diets in what we eat for our well-being. We also have to watch our mental diets, for our well-being. For when we understand that our diet is not just what we eat, but also what we spiritually and naturally consume.
See we are gate keepers and our diet is also what we watch, what we read, who we follow, what we listen to and who we spend our time with. There is so many warnings in the bible, that many of us take for granted like:
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 "Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.”
17 Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” 18 “I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.”
If our ultimate goal is to have renewed minds in Christ this weekend, then we need to start by removing the junk from your diet of all the above. That is why when the Lord first visited me, He cleansed my lips. Similar to how Isaiah had his cleansed with the hot coals in Isaiah chapter 6.
See when the Lord cleansed my lips every need for my former addictions of drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, fornication and worldly music etc just left me completely.
Though we live in a day and age where every thing is excepted and there is so much watering down of Gods word and compromise in the church, God is still Holy and is looking for Holy vessels to be set apart for His glory.
It is time to do away with the things that are keeping the gates opened in our lifes precious saints. So allow Him to cleanse your lips this weekend, that He may use you for His glory.
Remember the gates one opens to the enemy gives legal ground, or in other words creates legal rights for the enemy to hold us captive.
DEMONS THAT HAVE LEGAL RIGHT (GROUND)
A legal ground or how I like to call bill of rights is something in our lives that has given an unclean spirit the permission or right to involve itself in our life, body, or mind (soul). A good example of how a legal grounds works is found in Matthew 18:23-35, where Jesus talks about unforgiveness. Jesus wraps up the story by saying that if we are unforgiving, tormenters are allowed access to us:
Matthew 18:34-35 “And his master was angry and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. 35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”
So, things such as unforgiveness, unrepented sin, ungodly soul ties, foolish spoken vows, curses, and so forth, can give unclean spirits the right to hang around and influence us. These things must be cleaned up for the person to experience lasting genuine freedom. Legal grounds can be cleaned up through repentance, renunciation, breaking soul ties, etc. Even physical possessions can give demons rights into our homes (Deuteronomy 7:26), so it is also important to destroy and remove any cursed or ungodly items from our homes as well.
7 CHAKRA PSYCHIC GATES
Now in previous teachings I have heavily focused on these legal rights, but today we want to look at these gates that many today in the new age movement, the occult and Eastern religions also open themselves up to by their opening their third eye and chakras etc.
Precious saints the truth is there are many ways one can open gates to the enemy like participation with the occult etc. But many I come in contact with that have stubborn demons not willing to leave are those who have practiced meditation and yoga. For many have submitted themselves to various chakra initiations within Eastern belief systems have unknowingly opened themselves to scores of demons. There are seven psychic gates in the human body that occultists call chakras: The crown of the head, the forehead between the eyes called the 3rd eye, the throat, the heart, the navel, the sex organs, and the anus.
Now these openings are sealed by God and opened by man through sin, but when one opens these gateways to the enemy, the devil will appoint demons to guard the gates, so when they are opened, evil spirits are able to pass through these gates or doorways, several at a time.
These demons in many cases that are the Hindu deity’s, aka demons:
1. The sex organs Vishnu and Rakini
2. The Navel—Vahni
3. The Heart—Isha
4. The Throat—Savashiva
5. The Third Eye—Hakini
6. The crown—Shiva
Now if you have opened any of these 7 gateways, you need to have demons expelled from each chakra and then each chakra must be shut down and closed tightly through the name and blood of Jesus. We have prayers for these on our YouTube Channel also. But let’s go to the basics of what these gates are about for all of us.
ACCORDING TO THE DICIONARY
A gate is a movable barrier, usually on hinges, closing an opening in a fence, wall, or other enclosure; an opening permitting passage through an enclosure (Dictionary.com).
THE MOUTH GATE
Now typically we have three gates through which we all can grant the enemy access to our life’s. We have an eye gate, an ear gate, and a mouth gate. The eye gate and the ear gate are entry only gates, the mouth gate is an entry and exit gate. With the mouth gate, food can go in and we need to watch what we eat, but words can come out and that is really what we need to guard. The bible says in Matthew 12:34 and Luke 6:45, for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. But things do not get in our heart through our mouths, for what goes in the mouth enters the stomach and then exits as refuse. So, how do things get into our hearts that come out of our mouth?
GUARD WHAT IS COMING THROUGH YOUR EYE AND EAR GATES
Proverbs 4:20–22 "My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh."
The ear gate and the eye gate are the only two entry points into our lives. What we see with our eyes and hear with our ears are what goes into our heart and then eventually comes out of our mouth. The Lord is calling us to guard our ear gate and eye gate, for in doing so we guard our heart and then we can guard our mouth gate.
What you see or look at will affect you – David saw Solomon’s mother Bathsheba – 2 Sam 11 and got himself into a lot of trouble. If one was to witness a murder, surely, one would be affected negatively for a long time. And I can imagine that if one was to go to a wedding, the beauty of the venue, will be such, that one would also remember it for a long time.
EYES – The faculty of seeing; power or range of vision; hence, judgement or taste in the use of the eye, and in judging of objects; as, to have the eye of sailor; an eye for the beautiful or picturesque. The action of the organ of sight; sight, look; view; ocular knowledge; judgement; opinion.
Genesis 3:7 "Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. Once the woman’s and the man’s eyes were opened, they saw that they were naked."
Essentially, this means that we need to be conscious of what we watch and hear on a regular basis.
Many people cannot enter what God has for them, because they are not willing to give up their junk. What fills your eyes and ears will fill your heart. What is in your heart will become your life. Be careful of the little foxes that attack the vine. We don’t realize how they defile your spirit. The Lord showed me how the things we watch defiles the eye gates and the ear gates. Many Christians will never be able to see or hear in the spirit realm, because they have given their senses into the enemy’s camp.
If we are only feeding on the social media, news media, magazines, TV, or the unending stream of information on the Internet, it is no wonder that we feel weak and tired.
What we allow our eyes to see and our ears to hear either builds beauty in our garden or it brings destruction. The increase of evil we are seeing in the world, is predominantly due to the fact that we have not guarded the gates of our lives or the lives of our children. What comes through the television is destructive to our gardens. What we read in newspapers plants fear in us; music we listen to can “feel our pain” but does not help our situation.
In 1 John 2:16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. In this verse, we are warned against anything that would entice us, through our eyes.
WE MUST HAVE OUR MINDS ON HEAVENLY THINGS
Paul wrote, in Ephesians 1:18″I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know the hope to which God has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints “.
A “good eye” is a valuing eye, a discerning eye, a treasuring eye. It doesn’t just see facts about money and God. It doesn’t just perceive what is true and false. It sees beauty and ugliness, it senses value and worthlessness, it discerns what is desirable and what is undesirable. The seeing of the good eye is not neutral. When it sees God, it sees God-as-beautiful. It sees God-as-desirable.
Recognize the value of eternal things by seeing through your spiritual eyes; don’t be derailed by temporal and physical distractions.
We have not guarded our gates and now we have gardens that are neglected, destroyed or diseased. Many people’s lives are evidence of gates that have been left unguarded. But the truth is, the Lord is calling us to guard the gates again. We may have left them unguarded, and our gardens may be in disarray, but today is a new day and His mercies are new every morning. We can heed the call to guard the gate today, by making godly choices about what we allow into our eye gate and ear gate and what comes out of our mouth gate. We are the most powerful agent on earth, but we render ourselves powerless when we don’t heed the call to guard the gates.
So, I obey Him today for when you do and start to sacrifice those little things God will start to use you.
Isaiah 45:22 "Look to Him and be saved all the ends of the earth, for there is no other God"
See It is all about beholding Jesus, and as we behold Him, we are transformed more and more into His likeness, full of unmerited favor and truth! Don’t miss this powerful promise, my friend. The result of tuning our ear- and eye-gates to Jesus is that He will be life and health to us. The Bible shows us that there is a direct correlation between hearing and seeing Jesus, and the health of our physical bodies. The more we hear and see Jesus, the healthier and stronger we become! Our mortal bodies become infused with His resurrection life and power!
Matt 6:22-23 “The light of the body is the eye if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light; but if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness; if therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness.” We are being told in this verse that if we have blessed eyes, then our bodies will not be filled with darkness. It is essential as a child of God, that we are mindful of what we look at and what we see. But if the eye is bad, the body will be full of darkness. In other words: How you see reality determines whether you are in the dark or not.
1 Cor 2:9 That is what the Scriptures means when they say, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him." 10 But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God's deep secrets.
Unquestionably, you cannot be a holy child of God while allowing your eyes to feast on unholy scenes. Most of today’s new film releases contain scenes of adultery or fornication. It is a fact, according to recent statistics, that over ninety percent of all sexual content in the average film is between unmarried people or people who are married to someone else. Then we just have to see how the perversion of transgender and gay influence in movies is happening even through Disney etc.
If you choose to watch sin on the big screen, whether in a theatre or your family room, you have just opened the Eye Gate and invited Sin to come in.
If Sin can’t get through one gate, he will try another. So, what are the lyrics to your favourite songs, and the lifestyle of your favourite artists? Most secular music today is filled with the same perversion that you see on the screen; merely listening to it may be as deadly as watching it...keep the Ear Gate closed!
WE ARE IN A SPIRITUAL BATTLE THAT REQUIRES ARMOUR
What I am seeing and hearing from people today is we are facing greater spiritual battles today than ever before. There has been a release of demonic activity on earth over the past two years that is unseen in world history. And we are going to see an even greater release of demonic activity during coming months. Now as believers we must be prepared! More specifically, a prepared soldier should never, ever go into battle without the right Armor.
The Word of God instructs according to, Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil”
SEVEN PIECES TO YOUR SPIRITUAL ARMOUR
Now Ephesians 6 lists these seven pieces of Armour — seven weapons of spiritual warfare — that can be the difference between life and death for you and your loved ones. The key to understanding this passage even better is not to just focus on the pieces of armour, but what they’re attached to. Instead of just focusing on a shield, a helmet, and a sword, focus on faith, salvation, and the Word of God. From this passage, here are six practical ways to protect yourself from spiritual attacks:
1. Saturate yourself with truth (belt of truth). What are you putting in your head every day? What kind of media are you consuming? What are you listening to? If you allow the world to fill your head with lies, don’t be surprised if you find yourself susceptible to spiritual attacks. Your loins girt about with truth (verse 14). Loins refers to our minds. Peter said, “Gird up the loins of your mind” ( 1 Peter 1:13 ). Fill your mind with the Word of God.
2. Live righteously (breastplate of righteousness). When we make poor decisions, fail to take care of our physical and mental health, when we put ourselves in situations where evil lurks and temptations abound, we open ourselves up to spiritual attack. If you want to protect yourself from spiritual attack, make better decisions. Your breastplate of righteousness (verse 14). The breastplate covers the vital organs and speaks of the heart. The breastplate of righteousness fortifies your heart against the enemy’s attacks. Allow the righteousness revealed in God’s Word to influence your mind and touch your heart.
3. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit (feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace). The emphasis in Paul’s phrasing here is the word “readiness.” Just as your feet must be aware and take you in the right direction in battle, so our spirits should be sensitive to the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit. He’ll protect us from attacks if we’ll listen. Your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace (verse 15). The Word of God must affect your walk, your life. This happens as the Word fills your mind, touches your heart, and is manifested, or seen, in your walk. It all begins with your mind. You begin to read and hear the Word, and it begins to influence and fill your heart with truth. This affects your actions and daily life.
4. Choose to believe (shield of faith). Faith doesn’t become faith until you must use it. Wielding the shield of faith is choosing to actively in God’s goodness and his faithfulness when all evidence points to the contrary. When you’re bombarded with the lies of the enemy, picking up the shield of faith is choosing to believe in the promises of Scripture. This type of protection depends on your will being stronger than the emotions of the moment. Your shield of faith (verse 16). Faith brings powerful results, for when faith is joined with the results of the Word in your mind, heart, and life, you can withstand the onslaught of the enemy and render the enemy’s fiery darts ineffective.
Ephesians 6:16 “Above all, taking up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one.”
• Without faith it is impossible to please God!
• Without faith you won’t believe truth and place on the belt
• Without faith you cannot put the breastplate of righteousness on.
• Without faith you won’t want to share the gospel of peace with others
• Without faith you won’t have a shield to deflect the enemies advancing.
• Without faith you will doubt your very salvation and give into the enemies injected thoughts
• Without faith the sword will be piecing you and not the enemy.
5. Surrender daily (helmet of salvation). Salvation is all about surrender, asking God to save you because you realize you can’t save yourself. That surrender, that humility, that cross that Jesus asks us to pick up daily, is a vital piece of our spiritual defence. Everyday willingly surrender to God. Give your day to him and you’ll come under his protection. Your helmet of salvation (verse 17). Once the truth enters your mind, touches your heart, and is manifested in your actions, it becomes your nature. The helmet of salvation is the doctrine of the Word that brings balance to your life and keeps you walking steady in the Spirit.
6. Wield the Word as a weapon (sword of the Spirit). The primary offensive weapon given to us is Scripture. So, get in the word daily. Read it, listen to it, think about it, meditate on it, memorize it. Pick up your sword and start fighting back against the enemy. Your sword of the Spirit (verse 17). All the armour up to this point has served a defensive purpose, intended for use in facing the enemy. The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God, and it is intended to be used as an offensive weapon against the enemy. In three consecutive instances, Jesus Christ Himself used the Word of God as He resisted Satan’s temptation, repeatedly saying, “It is written” (Matthew 4:4, 6-7). The sword of the Spirit helps you take back the territory that belongs to you — your family, your finances, and your health.
7. Your time spent in prayer and supplication in the Spirit (verse 18). The final weapon, also to be used on offense, is prayer that covers and clothes us like a mantle. The time has never been more critical for believers to be armed and ready with the spiritual weapons that God has provided! I cannot emphasize this enough. Your life, and the lives of your loved ones, may hang in the balance. I cannot stress enough how powerful the Word of God is to battle the enemy. The bible says in James 2:19 “…Even the demons know, and they tremble” Each one of these written Words in the bible comes alive when faith is put into action within the believer. Each is like a battle verse, that will put the fear of God into these demons and really help you being able to completely drive them out of whatever kind of situation you may be dealing with on your end – whether these demons be attacking someone from the outside of their bodies or from the inside of their bodies. The Holy Spirit Himself will move very powerfully against these demons if you start quoting these kinds of battle verses directly against them.
Precious saints it is time to seek the Lord now more than ever before so we can know His ways and know what pleases Him before His soon snatching away.
DAY 1 PRAYER FOCUS:
PLEASE PRAY THIS PRAYER WITH ME:
Heavenly Father in the Mighty Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Lord, I give you permission to show me what’s in my heart that is displeasing to you and keeping me from going forward into all that you called me to do. Lord, I ask you to forgive me for anything my eyes have looked upon that was ungodly.
Cleanse my eye gates with the blood of Jesus. Lord, I repent of anything that my ears have listened to that was ungodly. I renounce all rebellion and unclean spirits that I have opened myself up to receive. I take back all legal ground that the enemy had, and I give it to Jesus. Cleanse my ear gates with the blood of Jesus. I bind those spirits and command them to leave me now. Anoint my eyes and ears to receive from you. Fill me a fresh with your Holy Spirit. Thank you, Jesus, for setting me free.
Today Father we also renounce and rebuke every evil spirit associated with Freemasonry, Witchcraft, The New Age, the Occult and all other sins and iniquities. I bind and cast out those Spirits of Witchcraft and occult, mysticism and mythology, Buddhism, Hinduism, evil birds, Kundalini serpentine spirits and idol worship, the Spirit of Baphomet and all its lesser demons attached to it now! I command them to go now back to the pit of hell now in Jesus’ name! Go! Get out of my life and those of My loved ones now, whether you are in them, attached to them or around their dwelling place in any way, shape or form now in Jesus Mighty Name!
I loose on myself now the Holy Spirit to cleanse and purify me and my family! I loose the word of God into my very being to replace where these spirits have held residence, in my body, soul, mind or spirit, conscience and sub-conscience in Jesus Mighty Name!
Jesus, I ask you to now set me free from all spiritual and other bondage's, in accordance with the many promises of the Bible. I exercise the delegated authority from Jesus Christ, over all lower levels of evil spirits and demons which have been assigned to me and my family, and I command, in the name of Jesus, for every evil spirit to leave me and my family right now and go back to the pit of hell now and never to return to us, and I command that you now take all your memories, roots, scars, works, nests, listening devices, demonic attachments and habits with you. That I and my family may be totally free from the consequences of the sins of Masonry, Witchcraft, New Age, Mormonism, shrines, Hindu gods and all related Paganism and Occultism in Jesus Mighty Name!
Heavenly Father, I ask humbly for the blood of Jesus, your Son, and my Saviour, to cleanse me from all these sins I have confessed and renounced, to cleanse my spirit, my soul, my mind, my will and emotions and every part of my body, which has been affected by these sins, in the name of Jesus. Lord close every gate way and may it be sealed with the blood of Jesus today! I also command every cell in my body to come into divine order now, and to be healed and made whole as they were designed to be by my loving Creator, including restoring all chemical imbalances and neurological functions, controlling all cancerous cells, reversing all degenerative diseases and I sever the DNA and RNA of any mental or physical diseases or afflictions that came down through my family blood lines and line my DNA up with the DNA of Jesus of Nazareth, Jesus Christ!
I bind and cast out all spirits of fear, anxiety, panic attacks, hypertension, worry, and doubt from you and your family! I put the blood of Jesus against all of these at the root at which they came in. I close those doors now, seal them with the blood of Jesus, send them to Jesus for judgement and forbid them to come back upon those listening or your family in any way, shape or form or touch anyone else on the way! I loose upon us all your perfect love for it is perfect love that casts out all fear!
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I now bring the fullness of His cross, His death, His blood, and His sacrifice, his resurrection, His life, and empty tomb, his authority, His rule, and His dominion; I bring judgment from the throne of Jesus Christ against every foul power, witchcraft, black art, and curse in the name of JESUS CHRIST!
I renounce the seven chakra planes of consciousness in Jesus Mighty Name! I renounce my participation in all and every form of serpent worship including Chakra's, Kundalini, Yoga, and the Third Eye. We seal the crown of the head with the blood of Jesus and close every gate! We seal the forehead between the eyes called the 3rd eye with the blood of Jesus and close every gate! We seal the throat with the blood of Jesus and close every gate! We seal the heart now with the blood of Jesus and close every gate! We seal the navel with the blood of Jesus and close every gate! We seal the sex organs with the blood of Jesus and close every gate! We seal the anus with the blood of Jesus and close every gate in Jesus Mighty Name!
In the name and authority of Jesus Christ, I break every curse of Freemasonry, all other lodges, fraternities and secret societies including Freemasonry, Grand Orient Lodges, Mormonism, the Ancient Toltec Rite, Order of Buffaloes, Druids, Foresters, the Loyal Order of Orange, The Grange, the Mystic Order of the Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, the women's Orders of the Eastern Star, of the Ladies Oriental Shrine, the girls order of the Daughters of the Eastern Star, and the Order of the Constellation of Junior Stars and every university or college Fraternity or Sorority with Greek and Masonic connections and their effects on anyone in our family in Jesus Mighty 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 one for this month's fast. Is there anything you need to do or redress to position yourself for what you 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.
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, (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 protects them with your warrior angels as a hedge of protection around everything they do and go in Jesus Mighty Name!
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.
DAY 2 — GOD WILL RESTORE
SATURDAY, JUNE 04th, 2022
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Joel 2:12-27 “Now, therefore,” says the Lord, “Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.” 13 So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the Lord your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm. 14 Who knows if He will turn and relent, And leave a blessing behind Him— A grain offering and a drink offering For the Lord your God? 15 Blow the [a]trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, Call a sacred assembly; 16 Gather the people, Sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and nursing babes; Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber, And the bride from her dressing room. 17 Let the priests, who minister to the Lord, Weep between the porch and the altar; Let them say, “Spare Your people, O Lord, And do not give Your heritage to reproach, That the nations should [b]rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’” 18 Then the Lord will be zealous for His land And pity His people. 19 The Lord will answer and say to His people, “Behold, I will send you grain and new wine and oil, And you will be satisfied by them; I will no longer make you a reproach among the nations. 20 “But I will remove far from you the northern army, And will drive him away into a barren and desolate land, With his face toward the eastern sea And his back toward the western sea; His stench will come up, And his foul odour will rise, Because he has done [c]monstrous things.” 21 Fear not, O land; Be glad and rejoice, For the Lord has done [d]marvellous things! 22 Do not be afraid, you beasts of the field; For the open pastures are springing up, And the tree bears its fruit; The fig tree and the vine yield their strength. 23 Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the [e]former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you— The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month. 24 The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. 25 “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming [f]locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. 26 You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the Lord your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to shame. 27 Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the Lord your God And there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame."
God will Restore to you precious saints. Whatever you have lost and whatever the enemy has stolen from you, God will restore. God will restore your wasted years, your troubled relationships, your health, and your wealth. God will restore your position and influence. Whatever you have lost is only a down payment for what you are about to gain.
What do you have that the devil wants to steal from you and how?
He will steal your purpose, so to destroy your potential.
He will steal your first love to destroy your devotion.
He will steal your focus, for you to abandon your calling.
He will steal your faith, by causing you to doubt God.
But God continues to promise as He says, "For I will restore you to health and I will heal you of your wounds." Jeremiah 30:17.
"I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten..." Joel 2:25.
David said of the Lord "You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up." Ps 71:20.
“Will things ever change in my life? Will my situation ever change for the better? Is this how my life is doomed to be; the cross that I will have to carry?”
These are questions that may have crossed the minds of some who are reading this today; nevertheless, a thought that we may not be too willing to admit that we have entertained.
Anyone who has had the experience of being subjected to the operations of the spirit of sabotage and the resultant disruptive effects on their lives, business, health, finances, or marriage, will perhaps understand the sentiments of the person who will have thought of or asked themselves those questions.
One of the effects of the spirit of sabotage is to make you to lose confidence in the word you have believed; to get you to the point where you declare: “I am tired; I can’t take this any longer, I don’t think I can cope anymore…”.
Have you ever been in that place before?
The spirit of sabotage is a debilitating spirit that works through intimidation, weariness, despair, and a feeling of exhaustion that makes you to want to give up the fight and throw in the towel. It pitches you in what seems to be a constant battle; an uphill struggle and a life of setbacks; just as soon as it seems that you have solved one problem, another crops up again.
Whenever or wherever this spirit is in operation, it weakens you, weakens the structure of your family, business, ministry, or organisation by frustrating your plans and efforts and weakening your resolve. Against this backdrop, contention, strife, disunity, suspicion, and relationship breakdown is the natural progression that ensues - destinies have compromised, lives have been sabotaged!
Well, dear friend, if you have been able to identify the operation of this spirit in your life and maybe you have wondered if there is any way change can happen as you have been crying out to God for, hear what the word of God says to you today:
Indeed, “says the LORD, "captives will be taken from a warrior; spoils will be rescued from a conqueror. I will oppose your adversary and I will rescue your children. Isaiah 49:25
God is saying to you as He declared to the children of Israel through the mouth of His prophet:
“I will deliver you; I will fight against your adversary; I will rescue your destiny!” He has stretched forth His mighty hands to save you; who shall hold Him back?
Jesus says in Luke 11:21-22; “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his possessions are safe. 22But when a stronger man attacks and conquers him, he takes away the first man’s Armor on which the man relied and divides up his plunder.”
Child of God, arise in His might and declare into your life and to your situation:
“I speak to you foul spirit of sabotage in the Name of Jesus; the blood of Jesus speaks against you as it speaks better things on my behalf!”
I declare to you that He who is stronger than you is here for me - His Name is Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. So, arise from your ashes child of God, wipe your tears and watch the Lord of restoration turn things in your favour. He will restore your joy, hope, peace & dreams.
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 2:
Pray a prayer of repentance and ask God for forgiveness for any doors that you may have opened that allowed and empowered the enemy to deploy the spirit of sabotage against you.
Ask God to expose and abort the operation of this spirit against you.
Speak out the following declarations:
I command you in the Name of Jesus, to cease and desist your operations in my life, in my family, in my church.
I demand the release, recovery and return of all that has been stolen or withheld from me, my family, and my church.
I command a repair and restoration of that which has been damaged or destroyed - (relationships, businesses, ministry, marriages, lives)
I have a comprehensive insurance policy brokered on my behalf by my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and signed by His blood.
Every loss or delay or disruption that I have ever suffered or am suffering because of the operations of this spirit in my life, is hereby underwritten by the blood of Jesus, through the completed works of Christ on the cross of Calvary.
I break free from every hinderance; I break my family free of every hinderance; I break this church free from every hinderance; I break my destiny free in the Name of Jesus.
I receive strength in Christ to move forward in progress and prosperity. I will not be discouraged; I will not be confounded; I will not be dismayed.
You may also pray for persons that are close to your heart.
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.
I cancel every word and every lie that you have spoken concerning my destiny, my family and this church. I declare to you that all your unwitting captives are now set free and delivered from your words of discouragement and deception in the Name of Jesus.
I thank you Lord for the manifestation of Your victory in my life. Amen.
Go and prosper in Jesus’ Name!
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 remaining year 2022/ call 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 2022 will bring into your life.
Thank the Lord for every transition and shift (no matter how small) you have made (spiritually, emotionally, and physically) since the beginning of this year.
• Declare that on Day 2, your transformation and breakthrough will be complete according to God’s will and riches.
• Decree that you will have a relentless pursuit to walk in the fullness of what Christ has promised you.
• Decree that there is no going back to the old season. Speak completeness of turnaround in your healing, health and wealth in your spirit, emotions and physically.
• Thank the Lord for every person who fasted and prayed during this period – that they too will experience the fullness of transformation and transition in spirit and circumstances.
• Pray for an alertness and an awakening from spiritual slumber, and a grafting in of the saints into the Body.
• Declare readiness over God’s people for radical change!
• Decree that lives, are being characterised by an increasing hunger for a new move of God.
• Pray for a new and great manifestation of God’s miracle power in your life, Narrow Path Ministries, 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 bachelor and bachelorette’s partaking in the fast who are seeking life partners. Ask God to guide them to the person who will really be a blessed spouse to that person. Pray for wisdom, guidance, and strength to overcome fleshly desires.
Finish by personalising and praying Psalm 20:1-9 over your life.
DAY 3 THEME: "SAINTS WE NEED MORE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT”
DATE: SUNDAY 5TH OF JUNE 2022
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Acts 2:1-8 “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all [a]with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them [b]divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
The Crowd’s Response
5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. 6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. 7 Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each in our own [c]language in which we were born?”
Acts chapter 2:16-18 tells us that this was what Joel prophesied would happen in the last days. Acts 2:16-18 “But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. 18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants”
Today marks the day of Pentecost and God wants to also pour out His Spirit afresh upon us all. Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
As this is the last day of the June 3 days of fasting and praying on Pentecost, I want us all to start off today by repenting of all known and unknown sins before the Lord. For according to 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
See it is the Holy Spirit that convicts us of sin (John 16:8), so ask the Holy Spirit now to reveal to you any area within your life that needs repenting and start to confess to the Lord with a broken heart and a contrite spirit (Psalm 51:17)
As you allow the blood of Jesus to wash you today from all unrighteousness, I want us to focus back on the today’s main scripture. Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Jesus was giving His disciples the very invitation to receive the power of God from on high. See Jesus knew the importance of the Holy Spirit, because without the Holy Spirit He could not do the mission before Him. (Acts 10:38)
So, if Jesus emphasised the importance of receiving the Holy Spirit, then why do we not hunger and thirst for the gift of the Spirit more today? Why do we not talk of it, pray for it, and preach concerning it? The Lord is more willing to give the Holy Spirit to all those who hunger and thirst for Him. He desires to give more of the Holy Spirit to all those that serve Him, just like good parents that reward their children with gifts. God desires to give you more and more of His Spirit each day.
Imagine we had ordinary men and women that were waiting in one place in one accord worship God with an expectation of something that they had never experienced before. But when the power of God came it transformed this ordinary people to do extraordinary tasks before them. The church of Jesus Christ was announced with a mighty rushing wind and a tornado of fire that would transform life’s forever. They became the people they became and led thousands to Christ, because they were filled with the Holy Spirit.
As I look back at my own introduction to the baptism of the Holy Spirit. I was at a charismatic long weekend with a group of youth that also did not know what to expect, but that weekend the Holy Spirit came down with fire. Where tongues of fire touched tongues of flesh and I started to speak in the heavenly language. Where gifts of prophecy, words of knowledge and visions were imparted. Where a new spiritual boldness was given to reach lost souls, where a new deep love for the God head and Holy Spirit formed. Yes, I was never the same for something compelled me to share this experience with others, so others could also come into the fullness of what the baptism of the Holy Spirit promises for all who ask and wait upon Him.
See at that time I started to pray for people and many also were being filled within the Holy Spirit and no matter where God was moving, I wanted to be there to experience more of the Holy Spirit. I also remember the persecution that came from the religious people around us, that could not understand this newfound love for God or speaking in an unknown language. But despite of the attacks from religious people the joy of the Lord always overcome the attacks. When you pray for people and they start to be healed of their sickness or delivered from their oppression; then you not only know God is with you, but that He will do what He says He will do in His Word. What about you? Do you need more of the Holy Spirit in your life? Then Cry out to Him to fill you starting from today. For He promised that He will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.
FURTHER FACTS GOD WANT TO STIR YOUR FAITH TODAY:
•He promised to baptize us with Holy Ghost and fire. Luke 3:16 “John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.”
•You shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost comes on you. Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be [a]witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
•We need to allow God to baptize us with the Holy Ghost today.
•If you have never had it, you can have it today.
•If you are a backslider, and you once had it you can have it right now.
•If you, have it, God wants to refill you to the brim with His spirit.
•The Baptism of fire that the early church had could not be put out.
•Satan tried to stop the fires of the Holy Ghost, but the fire got hotter, brighter, and spread quickly.
•The fires of revival broke out everywhere the disciples went.
•I believe that God wants to light a match and ignite a great fire in us today.
•I believe that He wants to pour our His Spirit in a greater measure than ever before.
•You can be a recipient of this outpouring today
SO, WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS NEEDED TO START A FIRE?
1)You must have a flammable substance or something that will burn. (The fuel, or substance that could burn was 120 hungry people.)
2)This fuel must be heated to a kindling temperature. (The kindling for heat was fervent prayer and worship to God.)
3)There must be oxygen. (The oxygen was the mighty rushing wind.)
This spontaneous combustion took place that ignited a worldwide revival. The Fire of the Holy Spirit was uncontrollable, unpredictable, and irresistible to those who felt its power. This huge raging fire could not be quenched and the devil could not stop it, and nothing can stop it today also precious saints.
HERE ARE FURTHER SCRIPTURES TO DWELL UPON:
Paul once asked 12 men from Ephesus, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” (Acts 19:2, NLT). How would you answer? The Ephesian men said, “No, we have not even heard of the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 8:16—When the Holy Spirit comes among us, we will confess our sins and receive the gift of salvation through Jesus. We will have assurance of salvation because we are children of God.
Ezekiel 36:25-27—The presence of the Holy Spirit will give us a new mind and a new heart. We will have victory over our sins and see real character growth.
John 7:38, 39 and Galatians 5:22, 23—When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, the fruit of the Spirit—the character of God—will flow from us like rivers of living water.
Acts 4:13, 31—The abiding presence of the Holy Spirit will motivate and empower us to share the gospel with as many people as possible.
John 16:13—As the Spirit dwells in us, we will have a hunger and love for the Bible, and He will lead us into all truth. This truth is not just a technical understanding of facts but the very character of Christ, who is the Truth.
Romans 8:26, 27—As we pray in the Holy Spirit, we will have power in our prayers and will see many miraculous answers to prayer.
Jesus said there would be two groups of Christians just before His return (Matthew 25). “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.” (Matthew 25:). Five bridesmaids were foolish and had no oil (the presence of the Holy Spirit; see Zechariah 4:1-6) in reserve. These represent those who appear to be followers of Jesus but are not. They are religious but not spiritual. Thus Jesus said to them, “I don’t know you!” The five wise bridesmaids had plenty of oil. They were filled with the Holy Spirit and had a genuine relationship with Jesus. The disciples, in obedience to the command of Christ, remained in Jerusalem after His ascension. “They spent all of their time in the Temple, praising God” (Luke 24:53). When they were not in the temple, they were in the upper room. “They all met together and were constantly united in prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, several other women, and the brothers of Jesus” (Acts 1:14, NLT). Ten days later they were all baptized in the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2), and 3,000 were converted in one day in that one place!
If Jesus Christ trusted in the Holy Spirit while on earth, the Son of the living God who staked everything He had on the Third person of the God head. Then we should ask the honest question to our own selves, are we staking everything on this Gift Jesus left for the Church of the Holy Spirit?
If you are still yet to receive the gift of the baptism of the Holy Spirit then I encourage you to look up this prayer on my channel “PRAYER TO RECEIVE THE BAPTISIM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj-K1W0IA4o
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 3:
Heavenly Father in the mighty name of Your Son Jesus Christ we come before you today through the blood of Your Son washed as white as snow. Father, You are life, You are love, You are pure fire, real fire. Change us, Lord. Take our words away and give us FIRE. Take our intellect away, so to speak, and make us like children who live in You. Make us real, Lord. Burn through our pride and defences with your consuming fire. Make us real, Lord. Make us blaze with Your fire, Lord. Baptise us, Father, in the eternal fire of your love.”
We come into Your presence with thanksgiving, and we enter Your courts with praise. We have no words that adequately describe how much we appreciate You and what You have done for us. We gladly and humbly add our human praise to that of the sinless angels, who ever delight to worship You! Please change my heart, O God, and make it ever true. Cleanse me from sin and prepare me to receive Your Spirit (Psalm 51:7, 10).
Lord, release Your ﬁre and burn up the works of darkness within our life today. Lord that you would burn any works of the evil and wicked spirits operating. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful. And kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you will renew the face of the earth. Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit you have taught the hearts of your faithful. In the same Spirit help us to relish what is right and always rejoice in your consolation. We ask this through Christ our Lord!
You are God. I praise you because you are holy, and I thank you for dwelling in my heart. Thank you for working in my life. You guided me into salvation, renewed my dead spirit, and you opened my eyes to the Truth. Thank you. Help me to see you more clearly – to recognize your movement in my life. Make me more sensitive to you so I can follow you more closely. Still, I know that I am selfish and rebellious. I need you to help me be obedient when I recognize your leading. I need you.
I ask you for your help and comfort today. You know my pain and anxieties very well. Help me to rest in your comfort today. Help me to walk in you, the Spirit of God. Grow good fruit in my life. You are the one who produces these in me: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. I cannot live out these things on my own; I need you. Baptise us with the Holy Ghost and ﬁre Luke 3:16 John answered them all, “I baptise you with water. But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with ﬁre. Therefore, we call upon you Lord to send us your Holy Spirit upon us with the power to battle the enemy and to do the good works that you have set for us to do.
Holy Spirit refine our hearts with the flame of your fire, the fire with which you have refined the hearts of millions of people, the fire that enables us to find the eternal… the fire that provokes every heart to run towards God Almighty! Holy Spirit, remove carnal desires and impurities from our hearts, Holy Spirit, incline our hearts towards Christ and toward those things that are from above Holy Spirit, purify our minds, align our moral principles to the truth of your Word, and put in our hearts a sense of Justice, truth, mercy, and compassion for the lost.
I’m also asking You to fill me with the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit, rise up within me as I praise God. I pray that the Holy Spirit might come upon me. Lord Jesus, baptize me now in the Holy Spirit. I receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit right now by faith in Your Word. May the anointing, the glory, and the power of God come upon me and into my life right now. May I be empowered for service from this day forward. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for baptizing me in Your Holy Spirit. Yes, Lord the same tongues of fire that touched the tongues of flesh on the day of Pentecost. we receive tongues of ﬁre today. That we may pray to you, worship you, and to speak directly to the evil and wicked spirits in a new authority. In your presence speak to Me today and fill Me with your spirit overflowing that I may walk in your paths and burn away all guilt and shame. We give ourselves up before you! Holy Spirit, please fill us, and fill this House with your Holy presence. Amen!
Lord, please send a revival of true godliness among Your people, marked by the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23). Baptise us with the Holy Spirit and give us power to proclaim the gospel to a world lost in darkness (Acts 1:5-8). Have mercy, O Lord, on my family, friends, co-workers, and classmates. Save them, and may I be Your helper to this end (Matthew 28:19, 20).
Dear Lord, please show mercy to the abused and persecuted and give them Your protection and deliverance from the hands of those who seek to do them harm (Psalm 91). We pray for a spiritual revival to erupt among all the youth in schools, colleges, and universities worldwide. May this youth arise and awaken to the Gospel to become vibrant ambassadors for Christ. We pray for that percent of the earth’s population who have not received an unclouded presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ in Jesus Mighty Name! Amen
Pray for a new and great manifestation of God’s miracle power in your life, Narrow Path Ministries, 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.
Pray for Robert Clancy YouTube Channel to grow and reach those in need of ministry, without any more hinderance coming against the channel being taken down in Jesus mighty name.
Pray that the remaining of June 2022 will bring greater breakthroughs that God will cause you to walk upon 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 June and beyond. Pray that doors will continue to open in 2022 to reach souls that are ready for the gospel and hungry for revival.
Lord, we pray for those individuals that the Holy spirit brings to our attention right now, that they may let the Holy Spirit work in their lives.