Consecration can be an exciting time. The entire congregation comes together to seek the Lord, miracles take place, people feel closer to God because their sacrifice has a purpose and benefit. When the prophet Daniel fasted, he did not eat his normal diet, nor dress in his normal attire. He mourned… he felt his life experience from the place of humility. In case this is your first time in fasting and consecration, this post will help you. Our theme is "Let Mercy and Compassion Flow".
Jesus’ gave instruction on fasting and prayer in the sermon on the mount. He said, “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”
Our schedule and format.Starting Sunday night at 7:00pm we will convene for consecration and given instructions for fasting and prayer. The format for the one hour service will include scripture, prayer, congregational singing and worship, a ten minute message from the Bishop and ministerial staff and group prayer by the congregation. Services are Monday through Friday. All members and supports are encouraged to participate in early morning prayer each day beginning at 5:00am. Everyone is asked to read Philippians 2; Colossians 3; and I John 3 in their entirety.
Our intention is to come together on one accord. We will pray for deeper love and unity within our own fellowship. We will pray for an end to violence and the increasingly hostile environment around race in America. Furthermore, when we seek the Lord, God responds by revealing our desperate need for surrender and transformation. James 5 says we should confess and pray for one another that we might be healed. The effective fervent prayer of the righteous will produce miracles.
Our goals. To see the entire church praying, led by deacons, deaconess, ministers, trustees and leaders of all auxiliaries, ministries, boards, committees and fellowships. To fast at least one meal per day and show God our intention to be holy. If we humble ourselves and seek God, we will experience the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Fifteen years ago we saw a move of God. Hundreds were saved, prayer and faith increased in intensity and our church saw the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. We will experience this again.
God’s will for us is to know Him better, to love Him more, to trust Him fully and to bear witness to His name in the earth. Our hunger for the Lord will be satisfied. Satan’s influence will be destroyed. Leviathan will be cut off and God’s healing virtue will extend to our families, friends, neighborhoods and nation.
The Holy Spirit in greater measure God wants to fill you with His Spirit. The Holy Spirit came in to you when you were saved. The Holy Spirit has more to teach you. You will learn to abide in the presence of God, to recognize God’s voice and live a more contented life. You will make better decisions and enjoy deeper relationships.