Starting Sunday, January 10, 2021 through Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 6am-6pm, we will join together in Corporate Consecration through fasting and prayer. As a family, we will offer unto God our first fruits and humble ourselves before Him. We are expecting God to allow us to experience Restoration, Renewal, and Revival as He restores our spiritual foundation.
WHAT IS FASTING?
Fasting is chastising your flesh by abstaining from natural pleasures for a selected period of time while focusing on a deeper relationship with God. The Bible records that great men of faith such as Moses, Elijah, Daniel, Paul and Jesus Himself fasted so that they might draw closer to God (Exodus 34:28; 1 Kings 19:8; Daniel 9:3; Daniel 10:2-3; 2 Corinthians 11:27; Matthew 4:2). Jesus knew that His true disciples, once He was no longer there in the flesh with them, at times would need to fast to regain and renew their zeal to serve Him (Mark 2:18-20).
To get clear direction for the year.
For spiritual growth in our lives.
To obtain personal breakthroughs.
To see the supernatural hand of God released in our church.
To cover our children in the educational system & society.
For financial breakthroughs.
Enrichment in the covenant relation of marriages.
For Local and National Leadership to acknowledge the will of God and follow the will of God.
To crucify the flesh and humble ourselves before God.
To hear the voice of God.
To increase in faith and power.
To prepare for greater ministry and service.
To hasten and promote improved health and healthy lifestyle.
WHAT IS THE DANIEL FAST?
When participating in the Daniel Fast, you are not limited to any specific amount of food, but rather to the kinds of foods you can eat. The Daniel Fast is limited to fruits, vegetables, grains, and water. Please make sure to READ THE LABEL when purchasing packaged, canned, or bottled foods. They should be sugar-freeand chemical-free. Keep this in mind as you review the list of acceptable foods. Remember, fasting is more than just abstaining from food; it is an act of self-denial for higher purposes;therefore, it is important to CHECK YOUR MOTIVES and HEARTATTITUDES with the Lord before you determine to fast (Isaiah 58: 5-12; Matthew 6:16-18).NOTE: If you are on medication, consult your physician before commencing an extended fast. Fast when directed by the Holy Spirit and to your disciplined prayer life (Isaiah 58:6, I Corinthians 9:26-27).
But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
NOW WHEN DANIEL KNEW THAT THE WRITING WAS SIGNED, HE WENT INTO HIS HOUSE; AND HIS WINDOWS BEING OPEN IN HIS CHAMBER TOWARD JERUSALEM, HE KNEELED UPON HIS KNEES THREE TIMES A DAY, AND PRAYED, AND GAVE THANKS BEFORE HIS GOD, AS HE DID AFORETIME.
IN THOSE DAYS I DANIEL WAS MOURNING THREE FULL WEEKS. I ATE NO PLEASANT BREAD, NEITHER CAME FLESH NOR WINE IN MY MOUTH, NEITHER DID I ANOINT MYSELF AT ALL, TILL THREE WHOLE WEEKS WERE FULFILLED.
DANIEL FAST FOOD LIST
These can be fresh, frozen, dried or canned in water or fruit juice.Examples include apples, bananas, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries,grapefruit, grapes, melons, kiwi, lemons, mangoes, oranges, peaches,pineapples, raisins, strawberries.
These can be fresh, frozen, dried or canned. Examples includeasparagus, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower,peppers, greens, corn, cucumbers, garlic, lettuce, mushrooms, okra,onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, and veggieburgers are an option if not allergic to soy.
ALL WHOLE GRAINS
Examples include whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats,barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, unflavoredrice cakes, and natural popcorn without butter or additives. NOBREAD OF ANY KIND IS INCLUDED.
LEGUMES, SEEDS, & NUTS
These can be either canned or dried. Examples include dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, blackbeans, cannellini beans, white beans. sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame. Also natural nut butters, including peanut butter.
Examples include olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame oils,water, 100% fruit and /or vegetable juices, sugar-free, dairy-free andchemical-free protein drinks and smoothies, tofu, vinegar,seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.
FOODS TO AVOID DURING FAST
• All meat and animal products• All dairy products• All sweeteners• All leavened bread (including EzekielBread)
• All refined and processed food products• All deep-fried foods and snacks• All solid fats (butter, lard, margarine)• All beverages (except water and 100% fruitor vegetable juice)
6AM DAILY PRAYER WITH PASTOR CARSWELL
Every morning at 6 a.m. during our 21 Days of Fasting and Praying, Pastor Carswell will start the day in corporate morning prayer. Dial the number below from your phone device at least 5 minutes before 6 a.m. to be on the daily prayer call.
The number is:
PRAYER CALL RECORDINGS
Isaiah 58:6-11 - Pray for clarity, to hear God’s voice, strength for fasting, spiritual growth.