We hold the church-wide fast each Wednesday, during lunch.
Ask our Lord to start cleansing our church, starting with our families.
Ask God to make our lives “Gardens of Eden” - places of unbroken fellowship & intimacy with the Lord.
Ask God to cleanse our community of a spirit of destruction and a spirit of deafness (Matthew 17).
Let's also move in obedience regarding the challenge for us to fast, as a church. When the disciples asked Jesus why they were unable to cast out the demon in Matthew 17, His response to them was
1) "…because of your little faith" and
2) "But this kind does not come out except by prayer and fasting."
Highland Family, the world needs to see the power of God working in and through the church. The world needs to see churches who live by the verse, "not by might, not by power, but by My spirit, says the Lord!". By engaging corporately in a season of prayer and fasting we are asking that the Lord use Highland Community Church as a way to display His power and glory as He fulfills His promise to both cleanse us and rebuild us (Ezekiel 36:33-36). Here are the motivations for our fast:
Fasting gives us a heightened sense of the work and power of the Holy Spirit in our life and in the life of others.
Fasting is our soul crying out, “This I want more than food!”.
Fasting is for those not satisfied with the status quo and who feel truly desperate for God to intervene.
Fasting is our soul longing for the promises of heaven to be made known on earth. “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”
We will not relent in our pursuit of the Lord until we see Him "perform with His hand what He has spoken with His mouth" (2 Chronicles 6:15).