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Fasting is a biblical way to deeper humility.

It takes you out of the equation and puts all the


strength on God.

AHisLifeMinistriesGUIDE
In the pursuit of Glorifying God & Making Disciples

3. To Prepare the Spirit for New Power and Anointing


Jesus fasted and prayed 40 consecutive days to receive another level of power and anointing for
ministry. If Jesus needed to fast, so do we! Fasting opens you more fully to the Spirits working.

4. To Receive Power for Spiritual Breakthrough


To see breakthrough, we must never give up on something that is right and good. Understand
that whatever we feed will get stronger. If we feed the desire to see breakthrough, the passion
we have to do whatever it takes to get breakthrough will also increase. Fasting fires earnestness
and zeal.

5. To Receive the Supernatural Intervention of God


Fasting is not a way to earn Gods blessing and Gods answer to your prayer. It is not an
automatic way to a miracle. We do not manipulate or command the Spirit, but we become
increasingly available to Him as we fast and pray. He is able to say new things to us, to have new
access to us. Then we align ourselves to His plan and He is able to intervene in ways we did not
know we needed or thought were possible!

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I Believe God in PRAYER for ...


MY Personal Breakthroughs:
1. Spiritual Renewal, pray through our HIS LIFE VERSE (since @1993)
2 Corinthians 4:11, 12
For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus sake, so
that HIS LIFE may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is
at work in us, but life is at work in you.
2. Physical Healing
3. Breaking Curses, Habits, Demolishing Demonic Strongholds.
4. YOUR FAITH GOAL for this YEAR _________________________________
MY Family:
1. Restoration of Relationships
2. Household Salvation.
MY Finances:
To be Debt-Free
Faithfulness in Tithes and Offerings
Commitments and Pledges
That you be a blessing to many
MY Church:
Pray for your Pastors by name/s
Pray for 100 House Churches
Pray for another 20,000 people ONE on ONE Gospel Encounters
Pray for our Discipleship Process: WIN, BOND, TRAIN, SEND.
MY LIFEGroup:
To reach 10 to 12 or more people
To have our 144 in place (where your 12 now disciples 12 or more)
To accelerate in CROSSOVERS

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Prepared by Pastor JR for HLM CHURCH ministries 2015

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Articles BORROWED from Wisdom Commentary and Frank Damazio.

PRAYER & FASTING


#STRETCH2015 #GGMD
FASTING
The theology of fasting is a theology of priorities in which
Isaiah 54:2, 3
believers are given the opportunity to express themselves in an
undivided and intensive devotion to the Lord and to the concerns
2Enlarge the place of
of spiritual life. This devotion will be expressed by abstaining for a your tent, STRETCH your
short while from such normal and good things as food and drink,
tent curtains wide, do
so as to enjoy a time of uninterrupted communion with our
Father in Heaven. Prayer and fasting should not be a burden or a not hold back; lengthen
duty, but rather a celebration of God's goodness and mercy to His
your cords,
children. from gotquestions.org by John Piper

What is fasting, and should


Christians do it?
Fasting is the foregoing of a meal or consumption of food for a
predetermined period of time.
A follower of JESUS will sacrifice his natural desire for food in
order to spend time seeking God regarding a specific issue.
The intention is that all the time that would be spent acquiring,
preparing and consuming food will, instead, be spent in the
presence of God through prayer, worship or meditation on the
Word. Also, the heightened sense of awareness obtained through
hunger serves as a reminder of the purpose of the fast. The goal is

to replace the feeding of the needs of physical hunger with the


feeding of one's spiritual hunger by the means of intimacy
with God.

STRENGTHEN
your stakes. 3For you
will spread out to the
right and to the left;
your descendants will
dispossess nations and
settle in their
desolate cities.

Acts 13:2-3 (ESV)


2 While they were

Jesus fasted from all food and drink, except water (Luke 4:2). The worshiping the Lord and
Bible also describes some extreme times that people fasted from
fasting, the Holy Spirit
everything, including water. See Exodus 34:28, Deuteronomy 9:9,
said, Set apart for me
Ezra 10:6, Esther 4:16 and Acts 9:9. This type of fast is usually
reserved for extreme circumstances.
Barnabas and Saul for
There are also "partial fasts" that restrict only certain foods or
the work to which I
meals. A person may choose to fast through breakfast to allow
have called them.
extra time for prayer and worship. While biblical fasts do refer to
3 Then after fasting
abstaining from food, I have heard, many times, of people
"fasting" from the television [facebook; SOCIAL NETWORK, etc].
and praying they laid
I am sure that if there had been televisions in Bible days, Jesus
their hands on them
would have called everyone to "fast" from them!
and sent them off.
Please note, however, that a fast, whether partial or absolute, is
quite different than giving up something for "Lent." The motive in
a fast cannot be that God will find favor with you because you
gave up your favorite candy bar. The motive must be the
realization that the world has crowded in around you and you
need some clarity and some deep intimacy with God. It all comes down to the
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intent of your heart. borrowed from RAPTURE READY articles

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HIS LIFE MINISTRIES CELEBRATING ANOTHER YEAR

Fasting Is A Force In The Spirit World.

As we turn 22 Years old as a MOVEMENT His Life Ministries, our prayer


is that we will continue to be a DISCIPLESHIP MACHINE in the Hands
of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the power of the HOLY GHOST. That we
will be a driving force to let others experience the love and salvation
found in Christ alone.
Our PRAYER and FASTING emphasis days [JANUARY 5 and 6] before we turn 22 Years old THIS
FEBRUARY 2015 will be a time to recall, reflect, rebound, renew and be revived in the CALL and
VISION God has for us TOGETHER! This is a call for ALL that all of us, from the campuses, the
church sites, the networks House churches, Lifegroups and ministries!

When the disciples could not cast out the dumb and deaf spirit of the young son, they asked
Jesus, "Why could not we cast him out? And He said unto them, This one can come forth by
nothing, but by prayer and fasting" (Mark 9:28,29).
Unusual Warfare Requires Unusual Weapons.

Lets exercise wisdom as we listen; bow down; pray and seek the face of Father God in Jesus
Christ through the Holy Spirit in FASTING and PRAYER. Wisdom, instructions and directions for
His honor and glory has to be clear thus we call all to FAST and PRAY. Lets spend time with
Him. Lets hear and obey the Lord TOGETHER!
This GUIDE will serve as a tool for every His Life Ministries member AND associate together with
our regular goers, and friends at church to join this 2-Day humiliation, prayer and fasting event
come January 5 and 6 [2015].
Let this be the time of the year when we can corporately consecrate OURSELVES, FAMILIES,
MINISTRIES and LIFEGROUPS to God. Lets believe God to step into every area of our lives in
ways beyond what any of us can imagine. Let's believe God for power, purity and praise to be
the result of this.
Great men and women throughout history has been called by God to humble themselves
through fasting and prayer. Fasting is a spiritual weapon God uses to advance His kingdom,
change the destiny of nations, spark revival, and bring victory in people's lives.
Lets begin to Pray and Fast believing this is the RIGHT thing to do. Believing you CAN do it.
Believing GOD is leading you. Be found reading your BIBLE and PRAYING as we start AND end
the STRETCH YEARS of 20142015!
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PRACTICALS as you start your fast on JANUARY 5 [MONDAY]:

Eat raw fruit and vegetables a day before starting your fast.
Likewise, do not eat solid food immediately after your fast.
Begin eating gradually.
Break your fast with fruit, vegetables, and soup.
Reintroduce solid food to your diet gradually and slowly.
Use this guide for the next 2 days (you may extend your FAST as the LORD leads you)

Day 1 stretch JANUARY 5 2015


You Should Fast Between Major Events Of Your Life.
Jesus did. When He was baptized by John he saw "the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and
lighting upon Him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am
well pleased" (Matthew 3:16,17). Then, Jesus fasted. His next major event was the selection of
His disciples. "And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter,
and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And He saith unto
them, Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and
followed Him. And going on from thence, He saw other two brethren, James the son of
Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and
He called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed
Him" (Matthew 4:18-22).

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You Should Fast To Influence The Judgments Of God


Away From Your Children.
David did. "David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay
all night upon the earth. And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him up
from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them"
(2 Samuel 12:16,17).

Your Fasting Follows The Examples Of Great Champions.


The Apostle Paul fasted. "But in'all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much
patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in
labours, in watchings, in fastings;" (2 Corinthians 6:4,5).

You Should Fast To Influence Three Areas Of Your Life.


Ezra, the priest, did. A) Direction. B) Family. C) Finances. "Then I proclaimed a fast there, at
the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of Him a right way for
us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance" (Ezra 8:21).

Your Geographical Location For Your Assignment Can


Be Revealed Following A Fast.
"As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul
for the work whereunto I have called them. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid
their hands on them, they sent them away. So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost,
departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus" (Acts 13:2-4). So the same Holy
Spirit that revealed the city and country for their Assignment following a fast is not a respecter
of persons. He will honor this Seed of love and deprivation.

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Day 2 stretch JANUARY 6 2015


Passion for FASTING and PRAYER
One of the most effective ways to increase your spiritual alertness is to combine prayer and
fasting. Fasting and prayer are some of the most powerful weapons the Lord has given to the
Christian. While practiced by few, nevertheless, prayer, joined with fasting has been a spiritual
discipline used by God to increase spiritual alertness, desire, and effectiveness.
Fasting can be defined as voluntary abstinence from food or some other habit for the purpose of
concentrated prayer. There is never a convenient time to fast. But when you do set aside time to
fast and pray, you will find that your heart is refined, purified, and filled with God thoughts.
There are several purposes of fasting. Let me name a few.

1. To Align Ourselves to God with Repentance


Fasting cleanses the spirit and aligns you to Gods Spirit, who puts the spotlight on things that
are out of alignment. From there we identify, repent, and move forward with a clean and strong
heart.

2. To Deepen Humility
The least bit of pride or self-related ambition can block prayer.

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