Fasting like Ezra the priest

Ezra was a priest and post-exilic leader of the people of God. He was a major player in the restoration of the temple and God-ordained worship. Later in his ministry the following occurred:

Ezr 9:1 When these things were done, the leaders came to me, saying, “The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, with respect to the abominations of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.

Why Jesus Fasted

Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.

Prayer for Deliverance

Jesus, I come to you as my deliverer. I believe that You are the Son of God, that You died for me and rose again. I confess You as Lord and renounce all influences of Satan in my life. Lord, you know the demons that oppress me, that harrass me, that entice me, that enslave me. I confess all my sins to you. (You must name them out loud before God). I repent of (turn away from) all my sins. I renounce any form of the occult or idolatry in my life or in the life of my ancestors (Name them to the extent of your knowledge of it).

Christian, be ready!

Jesus said:

“Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.

“Therefor you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour do you not expect”. (Matthew 24:42-44)

This ties in well with the idea that in order to come to God you MUST believe “that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him”. (quoting from Hebrews 11:6).

Spiritual History of Sydney, Australia

(Michael & Joy Morgan, Noel Bell)

A Planned Seed of Holiness for Australia:

I sense a divinely appointed ‘preparation‘ in England for the
‘birthing’ of Christianity in the colony.

United Prayer and Fasting Calendar

In fact this calendar was used in Romania, but you have our permission to adapt it and use it for your own country or city.

"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 heal their land."


(2 Chronicles 7:14)


Notes for the Use of this Calendar – the Strategy



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Prayers to Receive from God

God is a good God. He wants you to experience that. All you need to do is trust Him. Trust Him enough to listen to Him and go His way.

praying hands

He sent his Son Jesus to die on a cross and pay for your sins. If He did that for you He'd give you any good thing!

The Prayer of Faith – by Prince Guneratnam

Let us learn from the Prophet Samuel, one of the heroes of faith in the eleventh chapter of Hebrews. Samuel had to pray the “Prayer of Faith” for Israel as they were spiritually backslidden for about twenty years, and they were in bondage and living in fear of the Philistines. So it was that the ark remained in Kirjath Jearim a long time; it was there twenty years. And the house of Israel lamented after the LORD (1 Samuel 7:2). When Israel longed for God and His blessings, the Prophet Samuel urged the Israelites to get rid of their foreign gods. He called them together and prayed for them.

Fasting and Prayer – Key to Power

Fasting and prayer is one of the most powerful spiritual combinations on earth. True fasting brings humility and alignment with God. It breaks the power of flesh and demons. It kills unbelief and brings answers to prayer when nothing else works.

It has been well said that prayer is not preparation for the battle – prayer IS the battle. And of all the things we can do to enhance the power and focus of prayer, fasting is doubtless the most potent.

Lead Us not into Temptation

Overcoming Satan with one Verse

God’s message to protect his Children from trials and temptations

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Introduction

I remember this day very well because something supernatural happened to me. I had just started opening my Holy Bible to find where to read. Suddenly, my heart caught an invisible fire. It was as if the room temperature had suddenly been increased. Had the house caught fire? No, there was no visible smoke or fire in the room.

I realised that this was the mighty presence of the Holy Spirit.

 

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