Throughout this week of preparation for our second Call to AWAKEN, Pastor Keith will provide a daily devotional to encourage you in your times of prayer and fasting for a fresh move of God’s Spirit. Included in the devotional is a brief daily word from "The Fasting Key," a book by Mark Nysewander, who will be our guest speaker during A Call to AWAKEN 2. Keith will add a focal scripture and a few application questions. Don’t forget, we are gathering at 6:30 a.m. and noon each day in the Prayer Room, and would love for you to join us!
Scripture: Hebrews 4:12-13
"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account."
Today’s Fasting Encouragement: Revelation
From Mark Nysewander, "The Fasting Key" (London, Sovereign World Ltd., 2015)
So how should you read the Bible to get revelation? Read it in faith, expecting God to speak. And one way to turn up the light of revelation is through fasting. In my life the Bible never seems as alive as when I fast. One couple saw an immediate difference in their ability to receive revelation through the Bible when they started fasting one day a week. “God has opened our eyes to things that we have read before,” they reported, “but have never seen specifically – it’s as though ideas are just jumping out at us!”
Fasting played an important role in giving us the inspired word of God. Moses fasted for forty days before he received the illumination of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 34:28). Daniel fasted when he got inspired words of the end-times (Daniel 9:3). Paul, who wrote a significant part of the New Testament, said he fasted often (2 Corinthians 11:27). If fasting helped these men receive so much of the original inspiration of God’s Word could it not release in you a present illumination from His Word? (Page 37)
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