Prayer Opens Doors
Prayer is a saloon door; it swings both ways. It gives access to God in your life and gives you access to God’s life.
It’s one thing to knock on heaven’s door for a blessing, a miracle or whatnot but a whole new ball game is when what you are praying for comes knocking at your door.
This is exactly what happened in Acts 12:5-12
The Church was continuing in prayer for the apostle Peter to be released from prison.
The bible tells us that there was an angelic apparition, chains fell off, a light shone, the gates of the city opened on its own and peter realizing what had happened went straight to the prayer meeting and started knocking on the door.
That’s what prayer is all about! It causes a cataclysmic ripple effect.
2017 Year of Rest and Completion
Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
21 Days of FastingWhy 21?
21 is the product of 3 and 7.
7 is the number for completion. It is often used to indicate complete, perfect, or wholeness. 3 is a superlative (best or most). It is used in the bible for the Triune God and the atonement (the number of days Jesus was in the grave). The Angels similarly cry out, “Holy, Holy, Holy” around the throne as they exalt God. This is really “Holiest” or “most Holy above all else.”
I pray that during this time of fasting we see more of God and less of us, that at the end it would be wholly completed.
Types of Fast
We recommend you choose one of the two below.
This type of fast involves not eating certain foods. It is a selective fast, during which you remove meat, sweets or bread from your diet and consume water or juice for fluids and fruits and vegetables for food. This biblically based partial fast is referenced in the Bible in:
Daniel 1:12 “Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables [pulses] to eat and water to drink.”
Daniel 10: 1-2 “In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
Is the only fast day mentioned in the Torah
Leviticus 23:26-32 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord. And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God. For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.
It is the most well known and well observed fast by the Jews on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It is a full fast involving not eating any types of food from morning till the afternoon. This can either be from sunrise to sundown or to a specific time of the day, such as 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.