Apr 16th, 2002
HOLY SPIRIT FAST UPDATE
|Jeremiah 4:19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
We're calling for more fasting and prayer for the latter part of April. Prayer, fasting, changes things.
If war is inevitable, prayer and fasting can help deliver souls to the Lord--which translates to peace!
Yes, peace can be today.
And war will be a clanging cymbal devoid of import.
Fasting does not just mean going without food, as we have stated. It can be going without something routine--in fact it's the denial of worldly things so that your focus can be on the Lord, seeking His Face, and thus you conduct your prayers accordingly. In His Will.
You could go without television, or change a group recreation into a meditation walk with God. You could go without food each day and break the fast at dinner. You could go without solid food and supply soups instead.
Always give that which you go without to the poor, to the needy, to the widows, the orphans, the homeless...give what you do not consume, for this is a beautiful fragrance unto the Lord!
Psalm 35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing [was] sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
Psalm 69:10 When I wept, [and chastened] my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.