10 DAY FAST

October 1 – October 10, 2019

“Declare a holy fast…Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.” Joel 1:14
 
 

– Message from PT

Abundant Life Chapel (ALC) will be embarking on a 10 day fast journey to align us to God’s will and prepare us for the breakthrough God has for us.  Let me be the first to welcome you to your season of greatness!

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For our 10 day fast, we will be meditating and praying on God’s instructions and blessings in Isaiah 58:6-12. In Isaiah 58:6 – God tells His people, If you want to fast the way that pleases Me, begin with getting right with your brothers and sisters. Stop oppressing others, and reach out to help others. Jesus told the parable about forgiveness saying that if you are at the altar with a gift but have not forgiven your brother; leave your gift at the altar and make peace (See Matthew 5:24).

Breakthrough Blessings (Prayer Points) of Isaiah 58
DAY 1 

–  Pray that this fast will loose the bonds of wickedness, undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke. In Luke 4:18, Jesus declared his mission statement – “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed;”
– The work of Jesus rendered the gates of hell powerless to stop or hold back His people. Hell & death could not hold Him (Acts 2:24, 31), and thereafter could no longer hold His people in bondage (Hebrews 2:14-15).  Just as Christ has led His people, Israel, out of the power that held them from their destiny, so He breaks through every obstacle an opposition in your way. Indeed, one of the names attributed to the Lord is Master of Breakthroughs:
– Pray Matthew 11:28-29, Jesus tells us his yoke is easy and his burden is light.
– Pray Isaiah 10:27. Anointing lifts the burden, breaks, and destroys the yoke. No more oppression, no more bondage.

DAY 2    

– Your light shall break forth like the morning– Shine like morning light. Pray for your light breaking through darkness. (Isaiah 60:1-4)
i. Pray you would “arise” in boldness and “shine” – positively impact all those around you.
ii. Your light has come – Pray for favor. (Psalm 5:12) iii. Your sons and daughters will come – Pray for salvation of friends and family.

DAY 3    

– Your health shall spring forth speedily. Health means you will have healing, restoration, and wholeness. Speedily means soon, quickly, and/or shortly. Jesus is our balm in Gilead that heals and makes us whole. (Jeremiah 8:22)
– Pray I Thessalonians 5:23- 24“May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” In this verse, Paul encourages us to attend to all three aspects of who we are. And we try to do this the best we can, but often in our own strength and fail miserably. Verse 24 holds the key to being successful at attending to our spirit, mind, body health; “The one who calls you is FAITHFUL and HE will do it.” Lean on God for your healing.

Day 4 

– Your righteousness shall go before thee. Righteous means vindicated, deliverance, victory, prosperity. We cannot DO righteousness (Philippians 3:8-9), we can only receive it.
b.Pray Proverbs 12:20“In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality”
c. Pray Matthew 5:6:  “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness! For they shall be filled” 

DAY 5 

– The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Glory means abundance, riches, splendor, dignity reputation. Pray for God’s protection. Read, meditate, and pray Psalm 91. And testify like the Psalmist in verse 2 “I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.’” 

DAY 6    

– You shall call, and the LORD will answer. Call in the Hebrew is “Qara” which means to proclaim, decree, invite commission appoint to read aloud to one-self. Pray Jeremiah 33:3: “Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” There are GREAT and MIGHTY things about you that you do not know. Ask God to reveal you to you in prayer.

DAY 7 

– Your Light will rise in obscurity. Light in the Hebrew is “or” which means light of life. This essential element of our world was first introduced in Genesis 1:3: “And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.” We connect light with well-being and happiness. God was the first to equate light to something good: “And God saw the light, that it was good.” (Genesis 1:4). The English word ‘enlightenment’ comes directly from ‘light’. The cheerful word ‘delight’ also includes the word “light”. Pray for light to shine in your darkness. Pray that the Joy of the Lord will be your strength (Nehemiah 8:10).

DAY 8 

– Your darkness will be as the noonday. Noonday in the Hebrew is “Tsohar” which means happiness and blessings. Darkness we know connotes gloominess and calamity. Pray that, in the midst of gloominess and calamity you will have blessings and happiness. 
– Pray the blessing in Exodus 1:12 “But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew”; pray that in affliction and difficult situations, God would make you grow and multiply.

DAY 9 

– Pray Isaiah 58:11. The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

DAY 10 

– You shall build, raise, repair, restore (Isaiah 58:12). You shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.

God bless you as you embark on this 10-Day fasting journey!
Pastor Tayo Tychus

 

UNDERSTANDING FASTING

 
WHAT IS FASTING? 
Generally, fasting is abstaining from food for a spiritual purpose but we could also refrain from other distractions such as excessive television, social media, etc. Specifically, we humbly deny ourselves of something to glorify God, enhance our spirit, and go deeper in our prayer life. Fasting should not just be about refraining from food, but it should be coupled with intense prayer to bring revelation, deliverance, transformation, and breakthroughs. Fasting is connecting to God and disconnecting from the World. 
 
WHY SHOULD I FAST?
Fasting (and praying) is one of the most powerful tools Christians have at their disposal. There are many reasons to fast such as spiritual growth, guidance, intensity in prayer, spiritual sensitivity, and more. This spiritual practice is primarily meant to grow us and draw us into deepening our relationship with God. Christians are expected to fast; Moses, Elijah, Peter, Paul, even Jesus…fasted.
 
WHAT’S THE ATTITUDE OF FASTING?
Fasting is not a hunger strike or religious exercise in futility. It should be a time of new experiences and revelations with God.
 
Make your fast about the why, not the what. Habakkuk 2 says to “write the vision down” — so be intentional about your fast. Write down clear fasting goals. Be specific about what you’re fasting and believing God for — pray targeted prayers.