21 DAY FAST
JAN 07 - JAN 27
In 2019 IT’S TIME for us to walk in the fullness of all God has for us.
WE ARE IN A DANIEL FAST...
Daniel 9:3 – “So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with Him in prayer, in fasting”
A Daniel fast requires eliminating certain foods for 21 days.
Let me encourage you to read the book of Daniel over the next 21 days. Keep your thoughts and experiences in a journal and write down goals (dreams) at the beginning. When you spend time in prayer declare over your goals.
I pray Numbers 6:24-26 over you as you begin your journey...“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace”
Blessings Pastor Les x
WHAT IS FASTING & WHY WE DO IT...
Fasting is simply resisting something in order to FOCUS our attention & efforts towards God. When this is partnered with prayer we are able to see God do miracles.
Fasting does not change God or increase His commitment to us or to answering our prayers; it is a way to humble ourselves, putting down the desires of our flesh, in order for us to more accurately hear from God.
Fasting puts us in a position of authority to declare and enforce Gods word. It is important for YOU to declare your fast – declaring what it is for and how long it will last. Keep to what you declare for your fast and remember to pray.
Fasting without prayer is just a “diet”. During your fast believe God that you will receive what you set out to achieve by faith.
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF CITIFAITH 21 DAYS...
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PREPARE TO DANIEL FAST OR FAST SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT
JOIN US FOR PRAYER NIGHTS [LOOK OUT FOR DATES]
WHAT YOU CAN EAT...
ALL FRUITS [FRESH OR FROZEN]
ALL VEGETABLES [FRESH OR FROZEN]
ALL WHOLE GRAINS
ALL NUTS & SEEDS [RAW, UNSALTED, SOAKED]
ALL HERBS, SPICES, SEASONINGS & COCONUT OIL
BEVERAGES: WATER, FRESH FRUIT & VEGETABLE JUICES & SMOOTHIES, COCONUT & ALMOND MILK
OTHER: TOFU & SOY PRODUCTS
FOODS TO AVOID...
ALL MEAT & ANIMAL PRODUCTS
ALL DAIRY PRODUCTS
ALL LEAVENED BREAD
ALL PROCESSED & REFINED FOODS
ALL DEEP FRIED FOODS
ALL SOLID FATS
BEVERAGES: TEA, COFFEE, CARBONATED & ENERGY DRINKS, ALCOHOL
Fasting is not a time to hope for something to happen, it is a time for you to press in and grab a hold of everything God has for you personally and for our church together.
A few tips to remember during your fast is...
Be sure to drink as much water as possible throughout the fast, it helps to remove toxins.
People have been asking about eating sugar, honey etc. I give you the following scripture
Daniel 10:3 “I ate no pleasant or desirable food, nor did any meat or wine come into my mouth; and I did not anoint myself at all for three full weeks.”
The Daniel Fast involves a spiritual commitment to God Daniel 1:8 “but Daniel was determined not to defile himself buy eating the food and wine given to them by the king. He asked the chief or staff for permission not to eat these unacceptable foods.
a) The king’s food was against jewish dietary laws
b) Daniel and his friends had vowed against wine.
Be as specific as possible in expressing your purpose in fasting.
You made a commitment, to do the Daniel fast or for the ones that cannot do this one have committed to another fast, the Daniel fast is 21 days don’t stop on day 20.
Today I encourage you to read James 5:13-20 `’Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray, Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. 14. Are any of you sick`/ You should call for the elders of the churchy to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the lord. 15. Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the lord will make you well, And if you have committed any sins you will be forgiven.
Read on until verse 20 today.
· Fast as a statement of faith to others
· learn the effects of the food you eat
· yield all results to God – Daniel 1:13
If you are looking for direction – lift this before God.
I encourage you to have an accountability partner, encourage each other,. If your partner falls, don’t condemn them. Help them start again. Always walk in love and mercy
People have said they not sure how to commit their fast – so here is some assistance:
Dear God I believe there is no earthly temptation that can enslave me but that You God have a way of escape for me (1 Cor 10:13)
I believe in the power of the blood of Christ and the strength of the Name of Christ (Acts 3:16, 16:18)
WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS, AND WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE DURING THIS FAST
KEEP A JOURNAL OF EACH DAY, WHAT YOU FEEL WHAT YOU ARE THINKING. WHAT GOD IS SAYING TO YOU.
PRAYERS FOR CITIFAITH
· THAT WE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY
· THAT 2019 WILL BE A YEAR OF GREAT JOY, JOY IS REFRESHING AND EMPOWERING, IT IS GLORIOUS AND HEAVEN IS FULL OF JOY. WHERE THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD IS – THERE IS FULLNESS OF JOY
· THINK ON THOSE THINGS THAT ARE GOOD AND LOVELY; AND ALLOW YOUR HEART TO ENGAGE IN PURE JOY
REMEMBER TO START YOUR PRAYER TIME WITH PRAISE. PRAISE GOD WITH SONGS OF VICTORY.
CONFESS OUT LOUD THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURE:
FATHER, THANK YOU BECAUSE THE WEAPONS OF MY WARFARE ARE NOT CARNAL BUT ARE MIGHTY TO THE PULLING DOWN OF SATANIC STRONGHOLDS. I PRAY THAT YOU WILL MANIFEST YOUR PRESENCE IN MY LIFE.
I DECLARE AND DECREE THAT JESUS IS LORD OVER MY LIFE – SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY.
TODAY EVERY WORD THAT I SHALL SPEAK WILL PLEASE THE LORD AND GLORIFY HIS NAME.
I DECLARE FAVOUR AND ABUNDANCE IN MY LIFE IN JESUS NAME.
OH LORD RELEASE YOUR ANOINTING OF EXCELLENCE UPON MY LIFE IN THE HAME OF JESUS.
IT IS WRITTEN THE LORD SHALL MAIE ME THE HEAD AND NOT THE TAIL, I SHALL BE ABOVE OBNLY AND NOT BENEATH IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
EVERY SEED OF FAILURE IN MY LIFE, BE CONSUMED BY THE FIRE OF GOD IN JESUS’ NAME.
I REJECT EVERY INVITATION TO FAILURE AND BACKWARDNESS IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
TODAY I SHALL SING OF THE GOODNESS AND THE MERY OF THE LORD FOREVER IN JESUS NAME.
HAVE A WONDERFUL, JOYFUL DAY, FILLED WITH THE BLESSINGS OF ALMIGHTY GOD
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER!!!
Search your heart today for deep secrets you have been hiding from God.
Spend a few minutes just relaxing in His Presence and be honest.
Psalm 51:6 “Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom”.
Today lets concentrate on endurance
Hebrew 12:1b -2 “`Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
The word “endurance” has several meanings, including persistence, patience, commitment, and dedication.
Focusing on the glorious outcome is a great motivator in life. Whenever you lose sight of the prize, you can become vulnerable to discouragement in your journey.
So often people are great starters but finish poor.
Remember this “Winners never quit and quitters never win.
I decree that:
· Jesus Christ fills me with the grace to endure.
· Discouragement flees from me because God grants me endurance and encouragement
· I lay aside the weights that easily ensnare me and keep me from finishing strong.
· I am a strong finisher.
· I run with endurance the race set before me.
· As I am encouraged with endurance, I freely encourage others to endure.
Thank God today for all He is doing as you fast. Thank Him for the benefits of sticking to your commitment.
Reading today 2 Kings 2:23-25
You can do it.
Please don’t forget to drink your water.