I’m inviting the church to embark on a corporate 21-day fast beginning on Monday 11th January.
The purpose of the fast is to pray and believe for new breakthrough through His transforming power.
To fast is to abstain from something specific for a particular reason. When we fast as Christians, we often do it to deepen our relationship with God. By denying our flesh something it craves, we can allow communion with God to satisfy us instead.
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.” Isaiah 58:6-9
For those of you who can, I am encouraging you to carry out a ‘Daniel Fast’, which involves eating only vegetables and drinking water. For those who can’t do this type of fast because of health issues, we encourage alternative disciplines - e.g. abstaining from TV, social media, coffee, sugar or a hobby.
Fasting something is humbly saying ‘No’ to the flesh and ‘Yes’ to the spirit. It should enable use to focus on God and not on the thing we are giving up.
Determine to use the extra time you have during this fast in prayer and in His presence as we believe for miracles, healing and for people to come to know Him.