40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 32 – Fearless

We fast because we are fixing our eyes on the one who loves us. We fast because we do not want to walk in fear. We fast, because we are asking the Lord to deliver us in our weaknesses. We fast, because we believe the Lord when he promises us to answer us and to give us breakthroughs. We fast, because God calls us to fast. We trust he knows what is best.

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 31 -Afflict the Soul

To afflict the soul means to fast. Every Jewish person knows that is the meaning of "afflict the soul." What is the soul? The soul is the part of the human being that is made up of the mind, the will and the emotions. The soul is the part of us that needs to submit to the Lord. The soul is the part that will go it's own way. The soul is the part that can be wounded or can be encouraged.

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 30- When You Fast- Rise Up Church!

In the sermon on the mount, Jesus teaches very clearly on prayer and fasting. Matthew 6:5-18 Prayer 5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in …

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 28 – Pray for Our Pastors and Teachers

Your fasting matters. Don't let the devil tell you it won't do anything! It will tear down his kingdom and build up the Lord's kingdom. God uses humble men and women of God to do his will. When we fast and pray we include God in the relationship, instead of trying to do everything ourselves without him. We cannot win this battle apart from prayer and fasting, and when we do, it may look way different than we anticipate. This is why we must press into the throne of grace. God will give us strength in our inner beings to walk with Christ in our hearts through faith. (Eph 3)

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 26 – Here I Am, Lord

Living in times where the fabric of our nation is unraveling, I frequently go to places of self-reflection in prayer. Clearly, the Lord has lifted his hand of protection from our land. “Lord, I know the big things that displease you- things like abortion, greed and perversions. (And this is in the church.) But, what …

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 25 – Set My Face Like Flint

When Jesus humbled himself to the will of the Father, and took up the most difficult task of carrying our sin, he set his face like flint. I love this passage and this saying, "Set his face like flint." It means to have a rock-hard determination to face a difficult obstacle. In this case, Jesus …

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 23- War in the Heavenlies

What many people do not understand about fasting is the spiritual connection between fasting and spiritual warfare. Throughout scripture, fasting is a tool in the battle between the powers of evil and the powers of God. What is incredibly mind-blowing is that we little, insignificant human beings are called by God to have a pivotal …