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21 Day Fast – 10-22-11 through 11-11-11
The Purpose of This 21 Day FastContending for a Kingdom Culture Shift

1.  To set our heart to seek the Lord: Daniel intentionally set aside seasons to seek God.        set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer… (Dan. 9:3) 2You set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God… (Dan. 10:12)

2.  To confess our sin: To recommit our heart to 100-fold obedience and agreement with Jesus.    I was speaking, praying, and confessing my sin… (Dan. 9:20)  19Repent…that times of refreshing may come from God’s presence (Acts 3:19)

3.   For the fulfillment of God’s promises: The Lord has prophetic plans and promises for each person, family, city, and nation. God’s prophetic promises are invitations not guarantees. We must actively seek the Lord for their fulfillment. Daniel prayed and fasted for the fulfillment of God’s promises to Israel (Dan. 9:1-3; 10:1-4). After Cornelius fasted and prayed, his whole house was saved and a door of grace was opened to the Gentiles (Acts 10:1-4, 30-31).

4. To stop a crisis: Fasting to seek God for mercy during a personal or national crisis is biblical. Hannah, the mother of Samuel, being distressed by her barrenness, prayed with fasting. God answered her by giving her a son who grew up to become a prophet (1 Sam. 1:7). On many occasions, God reversed Israel ’s desperate situation after they turned to Him in corporate prayer and fasting. Joel prophesied that God would judge Israel using locusts, and then later by an invasion by the Babylonian army (Joel 1:2-18; 2:1-9). On both occasions, Joel called Israel to turn to God in prayer and fasting (Joel 1:13-14; 2:12-15). When there is no human remedy for a nation, we must call a fast. Jonah warned the wicked city of Nineveh that God was going to destroy them. When Nineveh repented with fasting, the Lord spared the city (Jon. 3:3-9).

5. For a greater release of power: We pray for God’s power to bring healing to family members, and national and international crises. When the disciples could not set a demonized boy free, Jesus told them that kind of demon does not go out except by prayer and fasting (Mt. 17:21). 15Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic…16I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him. 19The disciples said, “Why could we not cast him out?”…20Jesus said, “Because of your unbelief…21This kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” (Mt. 17:15-21) 

6. For an open heaven: Angels are released by prayer with fasting for personal and national issues.51Jesus said, “Most assuredly…you [Nathaniel] shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man. ” (Jn. 1:51)

7. For direction: The church fasted for supernatural direction. We fast for direction for our personal life, family, ministry assignment (in the church or marketplace, etc.). Paul and others prayed with fasting for direction for their ministry (Acts 13:1-2) and before selecting elders (Acts 14:23).

8.  To Stand on the Prophetic Declarations for Voice Ministries
We stand on the constant unveiling Prophetic history concerning the purposes for Voice Ministries.    1 Cor. 14:3 But everyone who prophecies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort.

9. For grace to understand: We ask to receive more insight into God, His Word, and end-time plans (Dan. 1:17; 5:12-14; 8:16-17; 9:13; 10:11-12; Isa. 26:9; Jer. 5:4-5; 23:20; 30:24).12Your words were heard; and I have come because of your words14I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days… (Dan. 10:12-14) 22O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand.  23At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come… (Dan 9:22-23)  20The anger of the LORD will not turn back until He has executed…the thoughts of His heart. In the latter days you will understand it perfectly. (Jer. 23:20)

In Isaiah 58, fasting is to:

  •  loosen the bonds of wickedness
  •  undo heavy burdens
  •  help the oppressed go free
  •  give bread to the hungry
  • receive the light of revelation in God’s Word
  •  for emotional and physical health
  •  that righteousness would break forth.

Schedule of Sacred Assembly Prayer Meetings during the 21 Day Fast

9am – 10am

Monday & Thursday in the Foundry                      Tuesday & Wednesday in the Arena

Noon – 1pm

Monday & Thursday in the Foundry                      Tuesday & Wednesday in the Arena

Monday Evening

With the IHOP Team from 7:30 – 9pm

Friday Evening

6-8pm in the Foundry with the Watchmen Prayer Meeting

Ending The Fast  –  Special Worship Time and Community Prayer Blast – 8:am until noon

8 – 9am Bob Deering will lead us in a time of worship.

9 -11:30am We will go out to the Community to pray where the Lord leads us.

11:30am – noon  – We return for worship, prayer and testimonies.

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