Today marks Day 4 of the final countdown to the Five Days of Glory. The second point to focus on to better prepare you for this time of revival is Prayer and Fasting. Unity and prayer are two key elements needed for a time such as this. We must pay this price of spiritual preparation. The Five Days of Glory will not come the way God intended it to come personally for you without a hunger and thirst after God. There must be a longing for His glory. Forty days after Jesus ascended to heaven, His followers obediently prepared for spiritual revival. “They all joined together constantly in prayer” (Acts 1:14).
#2 Prayer and Fasting
We have been taught that prayer is the foundation of every successful Christian endeavor. It plays a vital role in living a successful Christian life. Paul instructed the church to “pray without ceasing” in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Luke 18:1 says “Men ought to always pray, and not to faint.”
Jesus always separated Himself from people to spend time in prayer. Spending time with Him in fellowship and prayer kept Him in tune with the Holy Spirit. If prayer kept Jesus in tune with the Holy Spirit, it will do the same for you.
Fasting is very beneficial in this time of preparation. It will change you. It causes the spirit man to dominate the flesh. It shuts down the influences of your senses so you can walk in the spirit. Jesus described a personal fast in Matthew 6:16-18. If you choose to fast during this time believe you have the reward the moment you lift it up unto the Lord. Believe you will receive the open reward.
God needs each and everyone of us in this time of preparation. You have something to supply and He wants to use you mightily. Remember to pray in your heavenly language, it will keep you tuned in to the spirit. It will also help you overcome the weakness of your flesh. Always base your prayer on the Word of God (John 5:14-15).
Both fasting and praying will prosper you in every given area of your life. You will tap into God’s strength and change the things that are out of line with His will.
4 Days to go…