Firm Foundation Christian Fellowship will be having a time of corporate prayer and fasting from January 12-31, 2020. The scripture says in Matthew 17: 14-19, that the disciples were trying to help a man whose son was sick and they couldn’t heal him. So the man brought the boy to Jesus who rebuked and cast the spirit out. They then asked Jesus a question? Why couldn’t we cast it and Jesus answered the question so profoundly:
Mat 17:20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
Mat 17:21 However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
If you are believing the LORD for something spiritually, physically, financially or personally, and you have not been able to get blessing or breakthrough. Prayer and fasting is the key!
Firm Foundation CF – Corporate Church Fasting and Prayer Information
James 4: 8-10 … Draw near to me and I will draw near to you.
Dan 1:12-15 … and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink.
Dan 9:2-6 … Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.
Dan 10:2-3… In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks.
Firm Foundation will be conducting a corporate church fast from Jan 12, 9am – Jan 31, 9am . The time period will be as follows: 20 days. All members are asked to participate! We will be praying on Tuesday on the Prayerline at 7:30pm and Pastor Quinn will be leading prayer at 7:00 am on Friday on the conference line @ phone (712)770-5505- code 238238#
There will also be prayer at the church as directed!
**We will do a Daniel fast which includes water, vegetables of any kind. Grains, beans, fruits, and 100% fruit juices of any kind! You can also eat wheat, and nuts, (not too much salt) subway veggie sandwiches (no meat) on wheat bread or veggie patties, brown rice, barley, oats and other whole grains. You can also drink healthy smoothies (no sugar) as well! Remember no chips, sweets, coffee or meats. If you eat these items you are just dieting and there is no spiritual value or significance! ( : However you fast, make it a sacrifice unto the LORD to see the breakthrough and blessing you are believing by faith!
We are asking that everyone fast. Remember this is a time to draw closer to the Lord, to spend time in prayer, to study the Word, and or read Christian books or devotionals. IF you cannot fast from food due to a medical condition, turn off Spectrum, Verizon, Netflix, and all worldly shows. Watching the news to know what to pray for is fine, but tune out the worldly things that appeal to the flesh. Jesus said some things only come out by fasting and prayer! Matt 17: 14-21. This is not a time to pig out. This is a time to crucify your flesh for spiritual edification.
The object of fasting is to deny your flesh so that your spirit grows stronger. You will draw closer to God and hear God’s voice more clearly as you pray and fast for direction, and study the Word of God. This will enable you to become a stronger and mature Christian. Man shall not live by bread alone by every Word of God…Matt 4: 4
If you need assistance, or need prayer, feel free to call, text or email the Pastor for questions or encouragement! Be strong! and expect great things from the Lord! Fasting is the most powerful spiritual discipline of all the Christian disciplines. Through fasting and prayer, the Holy Spirit can transform your life.
STEP 1: Starting your fast – Set Your Objective Why are we fasting? We are drawing near to the Lord to seek direction, wisdom, guidance for our personal lives. To draw closer to the LORD, to see and hear more clearly from the LORD, for unity, birthing, blessing and breakthrough, our families, finances, the church, and other areas of your life in which you may need breakthrough, blessing, healing and direction!
Above all we are praying to be empowered with a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit. That we may see greater anointing, power, and the blessing of God manifested in the vision of ministry, and in the lives of everyone connected to this ministry. Above all, seek the Lord for direction for your family, your future, and above all your life!
STEP 2: Prepare Yourself Spiritually. –The most important principle of fasting and prayer is repentance and humility before God! Unconfessed sin will hinder your prayers. Here are several things you can do to prepare your heart: Ask God to reveal any sin in your life.
Confess every sin that the Holy Spirit calls to your remembrance and accept God’s forgiveness (1 John 1:9). Seek forgiveness from all whom you have offended, and forgive all who have hurt you (Mark 11:25; Luke 11:4; 17:3,4). Study the Word, and read a daily devotional according to Matt 4: 4, Matt 5: 6 and Luke 4: 4.
Ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit according to Acts 1: 8, Ephesians 5:18 and 1 John 5:14,15. Surrender your life fully to Jesus Christ as your Lord and Master; refuse to obey your worldly nature. (Romans 12:1,2). Do not underestimate spiritual opposition. Satan sometimes intensifies the natural battle between body and spirit (Galatians 5:16,17).
STEP 3: Beginning Your Fast – Your time of fasting and prayer has come. You should be abstaining from all meats, sweets, and coffee, and have begun to seek the Lord. Here are some helpful suggestions to consider:
- Remember to start your day fasting with prayer, at noontime and end at night with prayer. Listen to anointed praise and worship. Read devotionals, and Christian literature. Listen to FFCF sermons and check out the spiritual resources on the website, check out TBN, WORD Network, or Daystar and feed your spirit. Limit your social media interaction and draw nearer to the LORD!
- Avoid drugs unless you are on medication. Medication should be withdrawn only with your physician’s supervision. If you cannot fast from food. Fast from social media, fast from meats and sweets, fast from spending money, fast from anything that appeals to your flesh and carnal nature!
- Limit your activity. Exercise only moderately. Do not engage in excessive work or exercise. Rest as much as your schedule will permit. Prepare yourself for temporary mental discomforts, such as hunger, impatience, crankiness, and anxiety.
- Expect some physical discomforts, especially on the second day. You may have fleeting hunger pains, or dizziness. Physical annoyances may also include weakness, tiredness, or sleeplessness.
- 5. Drink cool or warm water instead of cold and do not drink too much water at one time. Do not drink milk, coffee, or other beverages during the fast for this will be considered dieting and not fasting. The first two or three days are usually the hardest. As you continue to fast, you will likely experience a sense of well-being both spiritually and physically. However, should you feel hunger pains, increase your liquid, juice or fruit intake!
STEP 4: Prayer– Remember that during your fast we should also pray! Jesus said this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting. Mat 17:21 However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
STEP 5: Breaking your fast – After the fast, begin eating gradually. Do not pig out! Suddenly reintroducing solid food to your stomach and digestive tract will likely have negative, even dangerous, consequences. Break your water fast with soup, salad, fruit or rice. Try several smaller meals or snacks each day. If you end your fast gradually, the beneficial physical and spiritual effects will result in continued good health.
Expect Results -If you sincerely humble yourself before the Lord in repentance, prayer, seek God’s face, and meditate on His Word, you will experience a heightened awareness of His presence (John 14:21). The Lord will refresh and renew you with spiritual insights. Your confidence and faith in God will be strengthened. You will feel spiritually, mentally and physically strong. Above all you will receive breakthrough answers to your prayers!!!
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