Pastor’s Voice

This is a Video that touch my heart I Hope it Blesses you the same.

 

Spreading the WORD of GOD is easy. Practice on family members first if your shy then move up the ladder to your neighbors and then your co-workers then finally go after a stranger. lets win souls for Christ.

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 Hey everyone fasting will bless your socks off, the question is how much do you trust God. Through the power of Christ healing comes so if your looking for spiritual strength here it is. Turn down your plate, did you know most of Americans are emotional eaters. We often relate food with relationship (dating), or you may even substitute your being mad or angry with Ben & Jerry’s. I gave you two of the most important reasons in life why you should fast, 1. Relationship. 2. Anger. Ok so let’s get started COHWC

If you do not already know of the power and importance of fasting, here are some very important facts:

 Fasting was an expected discipline in both the Old and New Testament eras. For example, Moses fasted at least two recorded forty-day periods. Jesus fasted 40 days and reminded His followers to fast, “when you fast,” not if you fast.

Fasting and prayer can restore the loss of the “first love” for your Lord and result in a more intimate relationship with Christ.

Fasting is a biblical way to truly humble yourself in the sight of God (Psalm 35:13; Ezra 8:21). King David said, “I humble myself through fasting.”

Fasting enables the Holy Spirit to reveal your true spiritual condition, resulting in brokenness, repentance, and a transformed life.

The Holy Spirit will quicken the Word of God in your heart and His truth will become more meaningful to you!

Fasting can transform your prayer life into a richer and more personal experience.

Fasting can result in a dynamic personal revival in your own life-and make you a channel of revival to others.

Fasting and prayer are the only disciplines that fulfill the requirements of II Chronicles 7:14:

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

 

If you fast, you will find yourself being humbled as I did. You will discover more time to pray and seek God’s face. And as He leads you to recognize and repent of unconfessed sin, you will experience special blessings from God.

If you have never fasted before, I applaud your present interest! Fasting has been a major emphasis in the lives of many of the great spiritual leaders throughout history. John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist denomination, fasted every Wednesday and Friday and required all of his clergy to do the same. Effective ministers of God from the apostle Paul to Martin Luther to John Calvin made it a continual part of their walks with God.

 None of those men had a “formula fast” that was the only “right” way. Fasting is about the condition of the heart, not the number of days. Each time that I have fasted for more than a 3 days it was because I felt impressed by God to do so.

 So, start slowly. Fast for one meal a day, or one day a week, or one week a month. Build up your spiritual muscles so that you will be prepared in a period of several months to fast for an extended 40 day period.

 The Bible Recounts Primarily Two Types of Fasts

A partial fast is described in the book of Daniel. Although the water fast seemed to be the custom of the prophet, there was a three-week period in which he only abstained from “delicacies,” meat, and wine (Daniel 10:3).

 The two primary types mentioned in the Bible are the “absolute” and “supernatural absolute” fasts. These are total fasts-no food (solid or liquid) and no water. Paul went on an absolute fast for three days following his encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:9). Moses and Elijah engaged in what must be considered a supernatural absolute fast of forty days (Deuteronomy 9:9; I Kings 19:8).

 So, I strongly advice you to drink plenty of liquids. Obviously, if God leads you to undertake an absolute fast, you should obey. If so, be certain, without doubt, that God is leading you.

 Water-only fasts that last for more than several days need to be undertaken with complete rest and under medical supervision because of the extreme danger of over-toxification, breakdown of vital body tissues, and loss of electrolytes.

 I personally recommend and practice water and juice fasting, especially if you are going to fast for an extended period of time. This type of fast will provide you with more energy than absolute or water-only fasts and still lead you into the humbling experience of denying your desire for solid food that you can chew.

 When it comes to making your final decision about what type of fast is right for you, the best advise I can give you is to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit. He will guide your heart and mind as to what is best for you. Remember, the most important consideration in fasting is your motive. Why are you fasting? To seek something personally from God’s hand or to seek His face in worship, praise and thanksgiving or even spiritual strength ? City Of Hope corporate fast days are every Tuesday me and first lady will be fasting from sun-up to sun-down. You can do the same or morning until 12pm or 3pm. Challenge and push yourself steady as we grow.

 Note:

In the morning read your daily scriptures.

Keep peppermints with you we don’t want to offend.

When you get hungry start meditating on The Lord and pray asking God for strength.

The objective here is that a persons regular breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack takes time to prepare and consume apply that time to God allow those hunger pains to be transformed into worship, praise, prayer or reading the Word of God. Be blessed speak to all soon.

 Pastor

Rod Sampson