Mar 14th, 2002
|Mat 6:17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
Mat 6:18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
Because of the prophecy of the "season of trouble" beginning in May, 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 to a troubled world.
Instructions for (Fast) results:
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.
While there is still time, ask the Holy Spirit to minister to the lost, to the dying, to the traumatized through you. If we know calamity will strike and do nothing, then we, in effect, are responsible for the pain and suffering to come.
Ezekiel 33:6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take [any] person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
Fast and pray for peace in Israel, and to be a light unto them who fall.