Fasting and Prayer:
We believe that fasting and prayer is an extremely powerful and necessary spiritual discipline. Before Jesus began His ministry, he fasted and prayed for 40 days. We know from experience that when you combine fasting with prayer and consecration, with a broken and contrite spirit, God will hear from heaven, forgive our sins and heal our lands. We have experienced supernatural breakthroughs and immediate healings by fasting and praying. We believe that prayer and fasting will get the attention of all of heaven. Every great revival came by corporate fasting and prayer. We have started every year with a 21 day corporate fast and have seen unbelievable miracles, healings and favor. We believe that as Disciples of Jesus Christ, we have been given all authority from heaven along with the power of the Holy Spirit to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. We are convinced that if the church wakes up from her slumber, fasts and prays, individually and corporately; we will see a great revival. It is written in John 14.12: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE BODY OF CHRIST FAST AND PRAY, INDIVIDUALLY AND CORPORATELY. THIS IS OUR PRAYER AND MESSAGE TO THE BODY TODAY.
Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
There is a wealth of information on the power and benefits of fasting and prayer at:
Matthew 6:16-18 - Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. (Read More...)
Acts 14:23 - And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
Joel 2:12 - Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye [even] to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
Mark 9:29 - And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
Joel 1:14 - Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders [and] all the inhabitants of the land [into] the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,
Acts 13:3 - And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid [their] hands on them, they sent [them] away.
Esther 4:16 - Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which [is] not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.
Acts 13:2 - As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
Luke 2:37 - And she [was] a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served [God] with fastings and prayers night and day.
Isaiah 58:1-14 - Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
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?
Matthew 9:14-15 - Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? (Read More...)
Ezra 8:21-23 - Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
1 Corinthians 7:5 - Defraud ye not one the other, except [it be] with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
Matthew 4:4 - But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Matthew 17:20-22 - And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Matthew 5:6 - Blessed [are] they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Nehemiah 1:4 - And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned [certain] days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,
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