I believe the power of fasting as it relates to prayer is the spiritual atomic weapon that God has given us to destroy the strongholds of evil and usher in a great revival and spiritual harvest around the world. The definition of fasting means "abstinence from food."
When we fast we are devoting ourselves wholly and completely to the Holy Spirit for repentance and cleansing of the soul, so that God can intervene in both personal and world affairs, and bring alignment with His will in the earth realm. It is a time of complete surrender, submission, and obedience to God in such a way that causes us to hear His voice more clearly. Fasting also empowers us spiritually to be aligned with the original plan of God, and stand on the promises of His word for manifestation in our lives, relationships, families, physical health, finances, churches and ministries, communities, nations, and governments. When the people of God fast in accordance with the Bible, mountains are removed and the Kingdom of God is exalted. (Isaiah 58:1-14; 2 Chronicles 7:14; Mark 9:29; Joel 1:14; Jonah 3:5)
Lately, I have been gripped with a growing sense of urgency to call upon God to send revival to our country, churches, communities, households and individual lives. In the past several weeks I have had a growing conviction that God wants for me to fast and pray for forty days for a revival in America and for the fulfillment of His word concerning Israel and the nations of the world prophetically. More than ever, I am convinced that God has called me to fast, and that He would not make such a call without a specific reason or purpose. I encourage you to join me, and let's enter into the fast with conviction, excitement and expectancy in our hearts, praying, "Lord, let Your Kingdom come, and let Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven!"
I believe that this 40-day fast is a sovereign call of God because of the magnitude of the sins of America and of the Church. The Lord impressed this upon my heart, the urgent need to help accelerate the fulfillment of the Great Commission in this generation as found in Matthew 28:19-20, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." (KJV)
My confidence is in the Lord to help as we seek His face. Each day His presence will strengthen and encourage us all to continue until the end. I am personally convinced that the longer that we fast, the more we will sense the presence of the Lord. Whenever I fast personally, the Holy Spirit refreshes my soul and spirit, and I experience the joy of the Lord as never before. Biblical truths leap at me from the pages of God's Word, and my faith soars as I humble myself and cry out to God and rejoice in His presence according to Psalms 16:11, "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."
I strongly believe that this fast will prove to be the most important forty days of our lives thus far. As we wait upon the Lord in prayer, I believe the Holy Spirit has given me the assurance that America and much of the world will experience a great spiritual revival and awakening as we answer the call. This divine visitation from the presence of the Holy Spirit will kindle the greatest spiritual harvest in the history of the Church. But before God comes in revival power, the Holy Spirit will call millions of God's people to repent, fast, and pray in the spirit according to 2 Chronicles 7:14. If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
The scope of this revival depends on how we as believers in America and the rest of the world respond to this call. I have spent over 30 years studying God's Word and listening to His voice. His direction and calling to fast and pray could not be clearer. During my forty-day fast, God has impressed me to pray that millions Christians in North America will fast for forty days by the end of the year 2014, and pray for national and worldwide revival and for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. I urge you to prayerfully consider this challenge and join me by going to our Global Prayer Forum page on the website and signup today, and help spread the word with everyone about the call of God to fast and pray for major strongholds to be demolished by the anointing so that souls are saved and delivered, and so that marriages, families, finances, churches, communities, nations, and captives are loosed and set free in Jesus mighty name! Please share your comments with us on this important blog topic. Thank you.
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