7 DAY CORPORATE PRAYER AND FASTING MONDAY 27TH of DECEMBER 2021 – 2ND of JANUARY 2022
7 DAY CORPORATE PRAYER AND FASTING MONDAY 27TH of DECEMBER 2021 – 2ND of JANUARY 2022
THEME: “STANDING STRONG”
DATE: MONDAY 27th of Dec – SUNDAY 2nd of Jan (6am -6pm)
SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 15:58 "Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord."
Precious saints as we embark on this cross over fast into the new year of 2022, I want us to understand the spiritual battle that is happening around us and how the scripture encourages us to stand strong in these uncertain End-times. We only must see all the world events around us to know we are truly one day closer to the Lord’s imminent capturing away of the remnant bride of Christ. But before we get into the introduction, I want to remind you again that fasting is one of our most powerful weapons against the enemy and no matter the current challenges that you are facing, He will give you the grace to continue and breakthrough.
Now over the last 3 fasting programs, I have heavily covered Endtime events because of the hour that we are currently living in precious saints. I would encourage all of you to revisit the October fasting program to stay grounded in His word and that you are not deceived by the false teachings floating around out there on YouTube that would distract you from being awake and prepared.
October 4 Day Fast “Endtime” - https://www.repentancerevival.com/single-post/4-days-of-fasting-praying-thursday-28th-sunday-31st-of-october-2021
So back to the crossover fasting program. The apostle Paul, who is the man who bore on his body "the brand-marks of Jesus" according to (Gal. 6:17), was a living example of his own counsel, as we can see from the above theme scripture text: "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. . . . Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong" (1 Cor. 15:58; 16:13).
With so much deception happening all around us today, one must be unmoveable in the faith God has given us with His promises and be alert for the enemy’s lies. The Apostle Paul goes onto say when speaking to the Philippian Church to “Stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you.” (Philippians 1:27-28)
So, though we are living in frightening times, we must continue to stand strong and not compromise the gospel. Precious saints I know we have enemies to face each day that may even seem to come from every direction. But God has promised that even when the enemy comes in like a flood, that He will raise the standard against the enemy. So, no matter what we are facing today let us face these troubles in a way that is consistent with Jesus’s example, who willingly suffered rather than lash out in anger or cower in fear.
Now in saying that we will at times stumble, but it is more important get back up and keep moving forward.
Now Paul also says to the Philippians “Don’t be scared of those who oppose you,” See fear is for uncertain people and if we are certain about Jesus’s victory on the cross, then we will have nothing to fear at all precious saints. For our confidence in Christ proves to our enemies that they have already lost Hallelujah! The devil is a defeated foe, and he belongs under our feet.
Now for a little background to when Paul was writing this letter to the Philippians, it was during a difficult period in the Roman Empire, where hostility toward the church became state policy. Nobody would want to suffer. Yet Paul says that suffering was “granted” here, as though it was a gift. Well, that is the way Paul saw it. To suffer for Jesus was a gift to the Christian passing through trails, but also helps the world see Jesus more clearly through our examples.
You feel like quitting because it all seems too hard at present, but it is time to stand strong precious saints, for every achievement in life is worth remembering. See to quit, to run, to escape, or hide is not an option for us ever, for God has said you can do all things through Christ that strengthens you. Remember stopping only postpones our breakthroughs precious saints, so keep going forward.
The truth is we are all in a battle and no battles are won in trenches, but in the grit and grime of courageous determination of stepping out in faith, not just today but every day of our life’s. The bible tells us in Ephesians 6:13 “Therefore take up the whole Armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
To stand precious saints, yes to stand! Now imagine Daniel and his companions who were tempted to forsake their godly heritage because of the pressures around them, but they refused to. We also need to refuse and fight the good fight of faith. Yes, even when Daniels friends faced a fiery furnace they choose not to compromise or bow down to the ungodly king’s image and so we also should not compromise our faith or follow directions that would cause us to sin against God. Now Daniel’s friends had unwavering faith to stand strong during their adversary and God honoured their faith and mightily used them. See God also wants to use you especially those that diligently seek Him this crossover fast.
Now imagine Moses, who was surrounded by luxury and godlessness of the Egyptian court, but he decided to forsake all to know his true inheritance. Just like Lot who lived in Sodom and saw the perversity and temptations of the flesh but chose to stand for righteousness and could see that only destruction awaited such a doomed city. And just as God saved him out of that wicked city, God is coming deliver all those that stand strong and put their whole trust in Him.
So let me ask you this today:
Maybe you have thought of giving up?
Maybe you have even considered the possibility of quitting even?
Maybe you looked for an easy way out?
Maybe you entertained the idea of running away?
Maybe even recently you quit and just stopped something that God told you to do?
Whatever it may be precious saints God is saying to you today “Do not quit!” See the Lord never promised you just a walk in the park or a bed of roses. Meaning He did not say this walk will be easy without hardships. No, rather, He called us to be steadfast and to walk by faith. In fact, the only time He ever used the word "easy" was at the same time when He referred to a yoke (Matthew 11:28-30). So, be encouraged today precious saints, because He has promised that no matter the yoke of troubles you are experiencing today, He will take that load from your shoulders that by His grace you will overcome. For every journey is accomplish one step at a time, so keep walking by faith and not by sight and do not stop now for the end is closer than you think.
Joshua 3:5 “Joshua told the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.’”
This time of fasting and prayer allows us to prioritise our relationship with the Lord at the start of the new year; releasing all that held us back, hurt or hindered us in 2021; freeing us up to enter this new year 2022 hungry for the supernatural to increase within our lives. Now During the 7 days, we will believe God for personal revival, miracles and breakthrough within our spiritual lives. Whether this is your first time fasting or you have done this many times, the result is always a closer connection with God and a stronger international church family. We are excited about 2022 and the new era the Lord is leading us into. We are expectant about His soon return, but while He tarries we are expecting a mighty manifestation of the supernatural in our midst and upon the earth! As you enter this fast, release decrees and declarations that you will see the burdens of 2021 fall from you and have a renewed vision and hope for 2022, as the Lord tarries!
MESSAGE THEMES FOR THE 7 DAYS:
DAY 1 THEME: "PRESSING FORWARD”
DAY 2 THEME: “SPEAK LORD, YOUR SERVANT IS LISTENING”
DAY 3 THEME: “PRAISE AND WORSHIP BRINGS BREAKTHROUGH!”
DAY 4 THEME: "DECLARE & DECREE: OPPORTUNITY & EXPLOITS”
DAY 5 THEME: “RESTORE & REVIVE”
DAY 6 THEME: “THE DEVIL IS UNDER OUR FEET AND WE WILL FULFILL GOD’S PLANS”
DAY 7 THEME: “THANKSGIVING & PRAISE”
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 a few 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 period. 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.