God desires our undivided attention – and to put away the distractions from… For example: media; tv; etc. or whatever has priority in your life. Take this time to train for reigning. We must come up to a higher level.
- Receive Communion daily. This is Covenant.
- Pray in tongues at least one hour a day. If you aren’t used to an hour start with 15 minutes a day.
- Regain your vision to take your promises.
- Pray for your family. Reestablish your family altar.
- Mediate on the Word – For this fast read through the 4 gospels.
- Write down words and directions the Lord gives – LISTEN! Psalm 46:10, Be still and know that I am God.
- Pray for America!
We are entering the Hebraic year 5784 – the year of open doors! The number 4 [dalit] represents a door, actually a door to a tent which represents habitation. HIS presence. The Lord said HE is calling us into intense intercession. He gave me Acts 12 when Peter was freed from prison as a result of intense intercession. The number 4 also represents the 4 seasons – It is a new season!
Release Mantle of Worship – New level
One of the names in this season that is a dalit word is DAVID. He knew how to WAR because he understood the power of warfare and worship-praise. He understood the time to sit at HIS feet and the time to go to war.
5 His godly lovers triumph in the glory of God, and their joyful praises will rise even while others sleep. 6 God’s high and holy praises fill their mouths, for their shouted praises are their weapons of war! 7 These warring weapons will bring vengeance on the nations and every resistant power— 8 to bind kings with chains and rulers with iron shackles. 9 Praise-filled warriors will enforce the judgment decreed against their enemies. This is the honor he gives to all his godly lovers. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! Psalms 149: 5-9 (TPT).
Change Your Life
12 But there’s also this, it’s not too late—God’s personal Message!—“Come back to me and really mean it! Come fasting and weeping, sorry for your sins!” 13-14 Change your life, not just your clothes. Come back to God, your God. And here’s why: God is kind and merciful. He takes a deep breath, puts up with a lot, This most patient God, extravagant in love, always ready to cancel catastrophe. Who knows? Maybe he’ll do it now, maybe he’ll turn around and show pity. Maybe, when all’s said and done, there’ll be blessings full and robust for your God! 15-17 Blow the ram’s horn trumpet in Zion! Declare a day of repentance, a holy fast day. Call a public meeting. Get everyone there. Consecrate the congregation. Make sure the elders come, but bring in the children, too, even the nursing babies, Even men and women on their honeymoon—interrupt them and get them there. Between Sanctuary entrance and altar, let the priests, God’s servants, weep tears of repentance. Let them intercede: “Have mercy, God, on your people! Don’t abandon your heritage to contempt. Don’t let the pagans take over and rule them and sneer, ‘And so where is this God of theirs?’” 18-20 At that, God went into action to get his land back. He took pity on his people. God answered and spoke to his people, “Look, listen—I’m sending a gift Grain and wine and olive oil The fast is over—eat your fill! I won’t expose you any longer to contempt among the pagans. I’ll head off the final enemy coming out of the north and dump them in a wasteland Half of them will end up in the Dead Sea, the other half in the Mediterranean. There they’ll rot, a stench to high heaven. The bigger the enemy, the stronger the stench!
The Trees Are Bearing Fruit Again
21-24 Fear not, Earth! Be glad and celebrate! God has done great things. Fear not, wild animals! The fields and meadows are greening up. The trees are bearing fruit again: a bumper crop of fig trees and vines! Children of Zion, celebrate! Be glad in your God. He’s giving you a teacher to train you how to live right—Teaching, like rain out of heaven, showers of words to refresh and nourish your soul, just as he used to do. And plenty of food for your body—silos full of grain, casks of wine and barrels of olive oil.
25-27 “I’ll make up for the years of the locust, the great locust devastation—Locusts savage, locusts deadly, fierce locusts, locusts of doom, That great locust invasion I sent your way. You’ll eat your fill of good food. You’ll be full of praises to your God, The God who has set you back on your heels in wonder. Never again will my people be despised. You’ll know without question that I’m in the thick of life with Israel, That I’m your God, yes, your God, the one and only real God. Never again will my people be despised.
The Sun Turning Black and the Moon Blood-Red
28-32 “And that’s just the beginning: After that—“I will pour out my Spirit on every kind of people: Your sons will prophesy, also your daughters. Your old men will dream, your young men will see visions. I’ll even pour out my Spirit on the servants, men and women both. I’ll set wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth below: Blood and fire and billowing smoke, the sun turning black and the moon blood-red, Before the Judgment Day of God, the Day tremendous and awesome. Whoever calls, ‘Help, God! ‘gets help. On Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be a great rescue—just as God said. Included in the survivors are those that God calls.”
Joel 2:12-32 (The Message Bible)
Types of Fasting
Fasting is a key spiritual discipline that helps unlock heaven’s door and shut the gates of Hell. It will help when you are dry spiritually, or when you do not sense a cutting-edge anointing, or in the times when you know you need a fresh encounter with God (like every day!).
Fasting is mentioned often in the bible and refers to refraining from food for spiritual purposes. Fasting helps break our routine of always immediately responding to hunger with food. It reminds us of the words Jesus spoke to the disciples in Matthew 26:41, “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Instead of eating food to satiate our hunger, we spend time praying and meditating on God’s Word.
Fasting reminds us that we obtain nourishment from consuming God’s Word. We’re told in Matthew 4:3-4, “The tempter came to [Jesus] and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” In John 4:34, Jesus said, “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” Meditating on the truth help de-clutter our spirit so we can “rule our spirit” (Proverbs 25:28) and strengthen our spiritual immune system.
Practical Tips – Without being combined with prayer and the Word of God, fasting is little more than dieting. – Drink lots of water. – Pray and stay in God’s Word. – You may experience headaches, hunger pains, etc. – Keep a journal to write down what the Lord is showing you and articulate your reasons for fasting.
Absolute Fast – this is extreme and should only be done for a short period of time and with medical supervision. On an absolute fast, you take no food or no water for a limited time.
Normal fast (water only) – going without any food for a number of days. You sustain yourself on water and may also choose to take clear broth and juices in order to maintain your strength.
Partial fast – usually involves giving up particular food and drink for an extended period of time.
Daniel Fast – eliminates bread, meat, white flour, and sweets.