40 Focus for Prayer and Fasting

Blow a Trumpet n Zion, Consecrate a fast, call a sacred assembly; Gather the people, sanctify the congregation. Assemble the elders, gather the children and nursing babes; …then the Lord will be zealous for His land, and pity His people. The Lord will answer and say to His people, “Behold I will send you grain and oil, And you will be satisfied with them.” (Joel 2:15-18)

For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. (2 Chronicles 16:9)

I just wanted to let you guys know that it is exactly 40 days until Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. I am beginning a 40 day period of fasting and prayer. It is my intention to foster a greater intimacy with God and to pray for a powerful out-pouring of God during the week of the feast similar to what we experienced during Tabernacles. I wanted to invite all of you to join me on this 40 day focus.

Fasting is a wonderful thing for me. I will be fasting certain foods as well as caffeine over the next 40 days in order to get my mind focused more on the spiritual realm than on the physical worldly fleshly world that seems to catch me within its snares. The first tenet of Satanism is “1. Satan represents indulgence instead of abstinence! Nothing is to be gained by denying oneself pleasure. Religious calls for abstinence most often come from faiths that view the physical world and its pleasures as spiritually dangerous. Satanism is a world-affirming, not world-denying, religion. However, the encouragement of indulgence does not equate mindless submersion into pleasures. Sometimes refrain leads to heightened enjoyment later, in which case patience and discipline are encouraged. Finally, indulgence requires one to always be in control. If satisfying a desire becomes a compulsion (such as an addiction), then control has been surrendered to the object of desire, which is never encouraged.” (this was taken off the church of satan website. ) As you can see, the logic of this statement is extremely flawed and unbiblical. Without getting into a lengthy response, fasting is the opposite of Satanism. The denial of worldly stuff in order for a greater growing in spiritual stuff. Hence, I want to cultivate a lifestyle of prayer and fasting. Oftentimes, I am naturally more like a Satanist that I am a Christian, this is what I want to change.

 Additionally, after the feast of unleavened bread, there are exactly 50 days between it and Pentecost. Hence, in order to foster a lifestyle of prayer and fasting, I will be organizing something between those two feasts as well. Of course, we will be celebrating these feast and all are invited to attend.

Let me know if you are interested in joining this prayer focus and I will send out weekly updates etc… or maybe we could start something through Rina on face book, depending on how many are interested.

Love and Grace to all of you,

Jon