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!
God cannot change the past, he can change your perspective and there is something else he can do.
God has the amazing power to rewrite the future.
Rewrite means “To write again, especially in a different or improved form; revise”, “to write over in different words or a different form; revise.”
God doesn’t come in to change the past, he comes to shape your present and change your future. And that is quite powerful.
Many of us have had spells cast on them, evil works, witchcraft done to sabotage their future. Many have unknowingly spoken words that were not a blessing in their lives and unless we come to God and receive the new future that he has actually already rewritten for us and it is waiting, we will inherit a future that is not blessed with his blessing.
Jacob said: “I will not let You go unless You bless me!” Genesis 32:26
“And He blessed him there. So Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: “For I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved” Genesis 32:29-30.
Jacob was in trouble! He previously stole his brother’s blessing and now Esau was coming to meet him with 400 men (Genesis 32:6).
“7 So Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people that were with him, and the flocks and herds and camels, into two companies. 8 And he said, “If Esau comes to the one company and attacks it, then the other company which is left will escape” Genesis 32:7-8.
He wanted God to deliver him from his brother’s hand (Genesis 32:11).
Jacob literally did not know what his future would look like when his brother meets him, Genesis 32:11 “for I fear him, lest he come and attack me and the mother with the children”, he said to God.
Jacob needed his future and his story to be rewritten. Something needed to be done about his future and he knew it, that is why he started turning to God.
When Jacob saw God face to face and he blessed him, God changed his entire life! The new name his life received was “preserved” (Genesis 32:30). He was safe now that God had blessed him, the future had just been rewritten.
My friend if you think you are stuck, God wants you to reconsider your position and receive this powerful truth in your life today! He rewrites futures. He answered Jacob. His life received the name “preserved.”
Whatever it is that the devil put in your future God has the power to cancel and recast you into a new mold by giving you a new future!
And when God rewrites your future, it is a permanent change that requires you thereafter to continue living your life according to his requirements.
Turn to God like Jacob, remind him of his word and his promise, ask him to rewrite your future right now!
Even if you put yourself in the position you are in, as you turn to God with a repentant heart at this time of prayers and fasting he will rewrite your future.
This is how Jacob’s story ends:
“Then he crossed over before them and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
4 But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. 5 And he lifted his eyes and saw the women and children, and said, “Who are these with you?”” Genesis 33:3-5.
How will we not say that God’s love for us is immeasurable?
I pray that God’s new future will be your portion and your family’s portion in the name of Jesus. I pray that God will cancel every work of the devil in Jesus name!
Why don’t you take a piece of paper or your journal after praying and you write your new story from God’s perspective. What have you heard as you prayed? What scriptures did he give you to confirm he is rewriting your future? Start writing what God says about you and your new future.
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