3 Days of Fasting & Prayer
Starting January 13th, 2020, we are going into a three day of prayer and fasting! Join us nightly, at 7 pm at CityHill Church in Kenmore.
DAY 1: Loose the bonds of untruth and free the oppressed!
Date: January 13, 2020 , 7:00 РМ
On this day, we humble our ego and subjugate our flesh in order to accept our neighbor, loose the bonds of untruth, and break the yoke of egoism that puts down and rejects others.
Is. 58:5-10 “Is such the fast that I choose, a day for a person to humble himself? Is it to bow down his head like a reed, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Will you call this a fast, and a day acceptable to the LORD? “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness,to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.”
On the first day of the fast, we take practical steps to come together in oneness of mind and brotherly love, accepting and honoring one another.
Rom. 12:9-11 “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.”
1 Pet. 3:8-11 “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.”
DAY 2: Spiritual warfare and spiritual freedom.
Date: January 14, 2020 , 7:00 РМ
Eph. 1:19-23 “and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.”
The enemies of man (the flesh, the devil, demons) hold people captive through their lust, fear,
unforgiveness, unbelief, fleshly habits, and their past. Many people, even believers, continue to live in the bonds of sin. These chains must be broken in our lives because we are HEIRS OF GOD. Jesus commanded us to go and preach the Kingdom of God, healing the sick and freeing the captives.
This is an offensive against the powers of darkness, and God gave His Church the proper armaments for battle! He expects us to take an active part! We are his soldiers, and He has already provided us with the necessary armor and weapons to win freedom for ourselves and others.
Spiritual warfare is the activation of our faith! We actively step into battle with the enemy when we recognize his attempts to bring us into spiritual captivity. Prayer and fast are the weapons with which we break into the enemy camp, disarm our adversary, free the captives and take back what has been made rightfully ours through Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary’s cross.
Matt. 16:19 ...I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Christ gave His Church the keys to spiritual freedom. Scripture tells us that “…where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Cor. 3:17). We will not allow the enemy to take the freedom that we have in God. Through God’s Word and prayer with faith, we will RESIST the devil, for he has no part in our lives.
Ps. 18:5-6 ...the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.
Is. 52:1-2 Awake, awake, put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; for there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean. Shake yourself from the dust and arise; be seated, O Jerusalem; loose the bonds from your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
DAY 3: Life and ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Date: January 15, 2020 , 7:00 РМ Communion
On the third day of the fast, we pray for every believer to recognize their dependence on the Holy Spirit and to experience His power and anointing every day. God has baptized us into His Power so that we would go the ends of the earth.
Acts 10:38 …God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
God poured out the Holy Spirit on us so that we, the Bride of Christ, would be able to show Christ’s power in full measure. The history of the Church has many notable moments when the power of God was made manifest. In 1905, there was a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Los Angeles. People came from all over the world to personally witness and experience the power of God. Many weren’t even able to make it to the place of the service; they were falling on their knees and repenting in the streets because the Holy Spirit was coming upon them in such power. Many believers today live in anticipation of a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit. But we are not just anticipating and waiting. We cry and intercede: “Lord, send Your rain, for
Ps. 24:7-10 Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle! Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of
Lift up your heads! Prepare to greet the KING OF GLORY! This passage in scripture is full of enthusiasm and joyful anticipation. This is not an ordinary, mundane and boring life. This psalm gives the sense of CELEBRATION! Something extraordinary is happening, and there is no room for anything dull and monotonous. Something grandiose and exciting is captivating our attention. Something that causes the Church to “lift up her head!” What, in fact, is taking place? We are preparing for the coming of the King of Glory! The Lord Almighty is coming in glory and power, and He is coming into our homes and our services. LIFT UP YOUR GATES THAT HE MAY ENTER!
Do we not know that God Almighty is always in the place where we praise Him and open the door of our soul to Him? Do we not fully recognize that God is present at every church service? Do we not understand that God is in our midst when even two or three believers are gathered in His name? It is not just another gathering, nor just another service. Every gathering is a celebration because the King of Glory, the Mighty God and the Eternal Father fills the temple of our hearts!
Let’s lift up our heads and open our hearts to ACCEPT THE KING!