3 DAYS FASTING AND PRAYER FOR NOVEMBER 27th-29TH 2020

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3 DAYS FASTING AND PRAYER FOR NOVEMBER 27th-29TH 2020



THEME: "DEFEATING GIANTS"


SCRIPTURE: Joshua 14:12 “So now, give me this mountain which the Lord spoke that day, for you heard on that day that the [giant-like] Anakim were there, with great fortified cities; perhaps the Lord will be with me, and I shall drive them out just as the Lord said.”


Child of God, it’s time to take what’s yours and drive out the giants from the land. As we learn from the story of Caleb who boldly said, “Give me this mountain!” claimed his inheritance and with God’s help drove out all the giants of the land.


Israel has entered the promised land of Canaan and conquered it. Joshua chapter 13-14 lays out how the land was divided among the tribes. In Joshua 14:6 then we see Caleb coming before Joshua with a request. His request recorded in verse 12 is simple, “give me this mountain.” So whatever mountain of opportunity that is before you, God has given you the grace to overcome today also through prayer and fasting.


Now by what right did Caleb stand before the leader of God’s people and demand, “give me this mountain”? See as a child of God, your heavenly Father has promised you an inheritance. Caleb knew that God had promised Caleb and His family line an inheritance and he came to cask in on that cheque.


The Lord wants you to keep possessing these promises of God within your life also.


It is important to know your position and inheritance as a child of God, and to keep believing and keep possessing what’s rightfully yours through Christ Jesus!


OUR FIGHT IS A FIGHT TO POSSESS WHAT IS ALREADY OURS THROUGH CHRIST’S FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS.


You know the word which the LORD said” — Caleb knew God’s Word. Many children of God today don’t know God’s Word. They may know what someelse says, but they don’t know what God says. Therefore it is time to get familiar with what the Word of God says in our daily lifes! Caleb knew what God’s Word said about him. Today, we read the Bible to see Jesus, but also to see what God specifically says about us. What does He say about our inheritance?


As a child of God, you have an inheritance that is rightfully yours and the bible tells us this in: Galatians‬ ‭4:1–7‬ ‭“Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all, but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”‬‬


KNOWING OUR INHERITANCE AS CHILDREN OF GOD IS CRUCIAL WHY?


Because the devil does not want us learning about the finished work of the cross that is available to each that walks in the grace of God, because it will cause us to possess our inheritance. Remember greater is the Lord that life’s inside of you than all the giants of the land.


So, no matter what mountain you are claiming today whether it be marriage restoration, healing, deliverance, financial breakthrough, promotion, employment, vindication etc it is your inheritance to receive.


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This month of November we want to encourage all Christians on social media that want breakthrough and restoration to Fast & Pray along with us this month’s 3 day fast.


This is an event anybody can partake of anywhere around the world in your home, church, friend’s house, in the village or in the city etc with the main purpose of getting people to repent and turn back to God on the same calendar day through fasting with the help of prayer taken from 2 Chronicles 7:14, that it will build awareness of the need to pray for your local church. Though we are on different time lines I encourage you to just follow the dates for your respective countries.


Date: 27th,28th & 29th of November 2020


Fasting Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Fasting Type: Fasting from food but drinking water or fluids for those that can. You are welcome to break the fast each evening and start again either after meal (6am-6pm) or you can go straight through.


Fasting Teaching - https://youtu.be/DFWacd-8ShY


PRACTICAL TIPS FOR FASTING:


1. Avoid medical and even natural herbal drugs. However, if you are under medication, these should only be withdrawn upon the advice of your doctor.


2. Limit your physical activity and exercise. If you have a workout routine, adjust it accordingly.


3. Rest as much as you can if needed be.


4. Maintain an attitude of prayer throughout the day. Intercede for your family, pastors, church, nation, missionaries & world missions, etc.


5. Drink plenty of clean water if you are joining the water fast.


6. As your body adjusts, be prepared for temporary bouts of physical weakness as well as a greater likelihood of impatience, irritability, and anxiety.


FASTING BRINGS REVIVAL:


“. . . in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the LORD given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.” Daniel 9:2,3


Fasting helps us prevail in prayer and intercession. Daniel understood that Israel was headed for destruction. He also knew that in times like these, there is only one recourse—intercession through praying and fasting. Throughout human history, God has brought revival and delivered nations from destruction in response to prayer and fasting.


FASTING IS AN ACT OF HUMILITY AND CONSECRATION:


“. . . I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting . . .” Psalm 35:13


Humility results in the grace of God (James 4:6). When we humble ourselves in prayer, we have instant access to the heart of God. As we deny ourselves as an act of consecration, we are better able to exercise self-control over our emotions and desires.


SPIRITUAL CLEANSING & SPIRITUAL EYES OPENED:

Fasting can be done for one meal, one day, one month or for however long God leads. It depends on how the Holy Spirit speaks to us. Shorter fasts are easier to endure until we have built up our “spiritual muscles”. A three day fast is most beneficial as a spiritual cleansing. An example of this is Paul’s being thrust into his fast upon conversion. After the three days of cleansing, he received the Holy Spirit and his eyesight when Ananias laid hands on him (Acts 9:17-18). We also can be spiritually cleansed by fasting so that we receive more of the Lord’s Spirit and have our spiritual eyes opened to new dimensions. A three day fast is also especially helpful in breaking any addictive habits.


These then are two reasons for fasting: We receive spiritual cleansing and our spiritual eyes are opened, and we also obtain victory over the devil. When Jesus encountered Satan, He was able to overcome Him because His fasting had given Him spiritual strength. Isaiah 58:6 also gives us light on this purpose of fasting: “Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?” Many people believe that fasting is to move the hand of God, when in actuality it is to make Satan turn loose of the things he is holding.


BREAKING STRONGHOLDS & BUILDING FAITH:

Fasting looses the bands of wickedness. When Jesus discussed the keys to the kingdom, He told us to bind and loose. When we fast, we loose the bands of wickedness, undo the heavy burdens, set the oppressed free, and break every yoke of the enemy. Fasting is an important key to getting the victory over hard situations that do not seem to respond to normal prayer.


Fasting builds our faith. In fact, this is what Jesus meant when he spoke to the disciples in Matthew 17:21 in answer to why they were not able to cast a demon out of a child. He said, “However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” He was telling them if they wanted their faith to be at such a level as to be able to cast out demons, then they must fast and pray for their faith to increase.


Fasting also makes it easier for us to hear the voice of the Lord. We find an account of this in Acts 13:2 “While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”


While fasting, the Holy Spirit spoke to them and gave them direction. We too can be directed by the Lord if we seek Him through prayer and fasting.


When we deny our natural cravings, our spiritual antennas become more attuned. We become more sensitive to His voice as we divest ourselves of worldly distractions. We are better able to focus on God and submit to His will. This opens the door for more of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.


Fasting and mourning are closely associated in the Bible. Two examples of this are found in Ezra and Nehemiah.


Ezra 10:6: “Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water: for he mourned because of the transgression of them that had been carried away.”


Nehemiah 1:4: “And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven.”


From these Scriptures, we see that fasting and travail (a prayer burden from the Lord that brings crying and tears) were combined. Both of these men were fasting for the repentance of God’s people. How we need this same kind of intercession today. Here were men so burdened for the sins of their people that they fasted, travailed and prayed.