My dear friend, welcome on board. This fast is about abstaining from doing the thing (s) God has put on your heart for 40 days. Some people are not going to watch TV, some people are shutting down their What’s App, some people are not eating a particular food item as we pray every single day seeking God’s face.
Organize time to pray in the morning and in the evening and make each prayer session at least 45 mins long. It is a time of sacrifice, let’s aim to spend much more time with God than we usually do. Let the Holy Spirit push you, it will not be in vain. If you can spend 1 hour to pray and worship in the morning, 1 hour in the evening or at night that will be awesome.
Time to appropriate God’s Word. 2018 is a Year of Victories!
There is a powerful truth Jesus told us about our identity that I want to bring up today as this is what I hear the Holy Spirit say to write about:
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” Matthew 5:13-16.
During Jesus time, salt was used in two different ways: it was used to preserve food (especially meat) because there were no fridges or refrigerators and it was used as a seasoning and still is today.
How does that apply to you?
We, the followers of Jesus, are God’s vessel, seasoning representatives of his kingdom who help preserve this world and culture from the evil inherent in the society through our good input and our teachings on God’s word. That is why we cannot be silent bystanders. We are the upstanders who speak God’s truth to others, help others pray, understand the Word of God and much more.
Salt seasons the food by adding flavor to it. When we become anointed by God, we bring the flavor of God’s values to this world! We influence the world for good, we are the ministers of Jesus, we preach the gospel (the good news) to the poor, we heal the brokenhearted, we proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, we set at liberty those who are oppressed, we proclaim the opening of the prison to those who are bound (Luke 4:18 & Isaiah 61:1)! How powerful is that.
You were never made to be hidden. Do not hide. You were made to shine and live for God’s glory through Jesus Christ. You were made to be an upstander (“A city that is set on a hill”), a seasoning representative who spreads the glory of God and power of Jesus everywhere and shines bright.
You cannot withdraw from the world, you are not defeated, you are the light, you are the one with the answers and God will guide you and bring victories so his name will be glorified among people! Continue praying and having faith in him.
You are a winner, you are the one who will declare a thing and it will be established for you, “So light will shine on your ways” Job 22:28.
Our testimonies are God’s power and glory proved as I like to state and on many occasions they also mean that the devil’s plan miserably failed. The devil cannot win against God. Let us rejoice in this truth today my friend.
You are going to receive more than one testimony, because it is a Year Of Victories, I am here to tell you today that the enemy’s plan will fail. He must and will surrender in the name of Jesus.
I am the light of the world through Jesus, a seasoning representative of God almighty. Accepting this status I pray Lord that darkness will surrender. Darkness will miserably fail again in Jesus name, amen!
Prophesy, write it down or speak it, that Darkness will miserably fail, Satan’s plans this year for you or your loved ones will fail, it is a Year Of Victories, God is going to fulfill his word.
Songs to sing to God:
Please do discover those songs if you don’t know them yet, singing them will highly bless your life.
God bless you!
This message was also posted on the church website at lkc.life