TIME TO LAY A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR 2017: LET'S PRAY AND FAST
Welcome to Year 2017, a year that has been declared by our father in the Lord, Daddy E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG Worldwide, as a year of “Surprises”. I pray that it shall be a Year of Pleasant Divine Surprises and Complete Restoration for you and your entire household in Jesus name. (Amen). 40 days prayer and fasting has also been declared which commenced on Wednesday 11th January, 2017 to end on Sunday 19th February, 2017.
The theme for the months of January and February 2017 is, ‘Prayer and fasting’’. The Bible in the book of Ezra 8:23 says “So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and He heard our prayer’’.
God is still in the business of hearing our prayers. For our prayers to be effective, we need to at times combine it with fasting.
Matthew 17:20-21 “ And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. “But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
Prayer is the act of communing with God by the help of the Holy Spirit and in the name of Jesus Christ. Fasting on the other hand involves denying ourselves of food and various material things to be able to focus on the Spiritual.Read more ...