Mar 30th, 2002
Holy Spirit Fast For Wounded Souls (for the month of April)
|Isaiah 58:6 [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?
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Because of the prophecy of calamitous times from May through September, we are calling for April to be the month of Fasting, because the Holy Spirit is fast to heal, to teach, and the only one Who can bring peace.
We see Israel as a central focus point for prayer, as we have seen world war breaking out from that region.
Intercessors, pray in the Spirit--do not ask God to do what you want. Pray to be in Christ, or Christ-minded, and then seek to intercede where you see trouble in the world, or in your personal world.
1. Pick a time, from 3 days to the whole month, to fast.
2. Pray in the Spirit every day in the same place (this sanctifies the location and makes the connection to the Holy Spirit strong)
3. What you did not eat for each day you fast, give to the poor. What you would have eaten that day should be kept in a single place in your home or dwelling each day. You may substitute canned goods for fast food you would have eaten, or even money--but it must be placed there each day until the fast is over.
a. At the end of the fast, give all the goods to a homeless shelter or food bank or other reliable food distribution service.
b. It should be a place that literally feeds the hungry. In our neighborhood there is a church who feeds the homeless every Wednesday. It is easy to find such a place.
4. Ask the Spirit of God what to pray for. Do not pray in your own understanding. For those who do not know God, pray to know Him.
Example of how to pray:
Father, I do not know you...and I would like to. I need to know you. Please help me. If you are there, Lord, please let me know now. I can no longer walk this path...for my burden is too heavy, and none of the ways I have learned help any longer. I know I have sinned and I know I am going to die--Lord, I am afraid.
Please teach me to be open to you. I surrender to you. I want to know Your Son, and serve you. I wait in meditation (quietude) for your answer. Your son (daughter)....Amen.
For those who are in Christ:
Dear Father God, I ask that you guide this fast and my prayer at every moment. I no longer walk by my own understanding, but by Your Will alone. I want to be in the Spirit and not in the Flesh, for the flesh has made me fearful and I notice it is dying, as all things are. Jesus, please guide me to be more like you, separate and sanctify me during this fast, and at all times. Show me the steps to follow You, Lord. I love you. I am Your Child. In Your Holy Name, Jesus, I pray. Amen.
And for the mature:
Lord, I surrender everything to You. Take me, everything that is me, and use it as You Will. In Jesus’ precious Name. Amen.
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The Month of April is the last month before calamity hits all of us--those of us with the Holy Spirit must minister to the lost, to the dying, to the traumatized during this time.
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Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [thou] that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under [her] wings, and ye would not!
Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen [doth gather] her brood under [her] wings, and ye would not!