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We have been called to such a great task. We have been called to unite together in one voice. The power of unity brings together a Mighty Army of Warriors, Prayer Warriors. We cannot do this alone. Join with us to deploy one of the greatest weapons to defeat Satan and his army, Prayer & Fasting!!!
 

January - February Prayer & Fasting

Every new year in January and February we will do a 21, 30, or 40 day fast.  We will fast for God's direction in the new year. We know that during a fast God empowers us for the work He has called us to. It is during these fasts God brings new revelations, dreams, visions, prophetic songs, clarity, confirmations, certainty of His calling, and a new hope He is always with us!
 

September Prayer & Fasting

Our Purpose of 10 Day Fast

1. A time of prayer, self-examination, and repentance.

2. A time to praise Yeshua for the atonement of our sins.

3. A time to express our praise to God for the many blessings in our lives.

4. A time to look ahead to our place, purpose, and mission in God's divine order.

10 days to see God's prophetic word revealed in dreams, visions, and His Word.
God will confirm what He revealed in the past will be in the present and future.
See with spiritual eyes God's Divine Order and Completeness revealed through God, Yeshua, and Holy Spirit.  Expect glimpses of God's revelation.

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  Fasting Schedule

January - February Fast

The schedule each year changes depending on the direction God gives for a 21, 30, or 40 day fast.

September 10 Day Fast

Beginning our fast on Rosh Hashanah which falls on a Wednesday night or Sunday night, we will continue for the 10 days concluding at the end of Yom Kippur which falls on a Saturday afternoon or Wednesday afternoon.

2012
Begin on Rosh Hashanah September 16th Sunday evening,
End on Yom Kippur September 26th Wednesday afternoon.
Break fast with Wednesday evening light meal.

2013
Begin on Rosh Hashanah September 4th Wednesday evening,
End on Yom Kippur September 14th Saturday afternoon.
Break fast with Saturday evening light meal.

2014
Begin on Rosh Hashanah September 24th Wednesday evening,
End on Yom Kippur October 4th Saturday afternoon.
Break fast with Saturday evening light meal.

2015
Begin on Rosh Hashanah September 13th Sunday evening,
End on Yom Kippur September 23rd Wednesday afternoon.
Break fast with Wednesday evening light meal.

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  Types of Fasts

In January - February fast we will select from the type of fasts listed below as God impresses on our hearts.

In September, we do not follow the fasts custom to traditional Jewish fasts during these high holy days. You may choose from some of the following types of spiritual fasts listed below if you like:

1. Absolute fast- drinking only water. Not recommended for those with medical concerns. Drink filtered or bottled water with fresh squeeze of lemon wedge to strengthen your liver as your body detoxifies.

2. Liquid Fast- drinking only liquids, some make their own fruit and vegetable juices.

3. Daniel Fast- fruit, vegetables, whole grains, unprocessed foods, no sugary items, non-caffeinated & carbonated drinks, no meats including any animal protein foods like eggs, cheese, dairy products.

4. Partial Fast- similar to Liquid Fast, but drink protein drinks, smoothies, pureed soups, etc.
(We freeze a banana and blend it in our protein smoothies.)

5. Partial Fast- similar to Daniel Fast, but eat dairy products, eat only white meats at times during an extended fast.

6. Partial Fast- where you select something to stop while you set yourself apart for pray and meditation to hear from God. For example: don't watch TV, don't drink coffee, limit computer time, etc.

Be prepared when starting a food type of fast, that you will have periods of headaches for the first 3 days, as your body will be detoxifying.  Be sure to drink lots of water during your fast. If following the Absolute or Liquid Fast, you will feel hungry the first 3 days, then hunger will subside as your body feeds off your bodies' reserves.

**Special TipsWhen following any of the above spiritual fasts, especially the fasts with water or liquid only, take “Bentonite Detox”- a liquefied clay supplement that will help absorb the toxins in your body and relieve the headaches as your body detoxifies.

“Psyllium  Husk Fiber Capsules” will supplement the necessary fibers your body needs to help cleanse the colon and also prevent diarrhea when on a liquid or partial liquid fast.

"Pro-biotic capsules" will aid in proper digestion to cleanse your digestive system.  We use 'ParaZyme,' but any digestive enzyme complex will work.  Fasting helps rejuvenate your health, cleansing the body of toxins.

**BREAK YOUR FAST SLOWLY WITH SMALL LIGHT PORTIONED FOODS AND LIQUIDS.
Don't go out and eat a steak dinner.  You will make yourself sick!!

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Rosh Hashanah

Jewish high holy day-Rosh Hashanah [lit. "Head of the Year"] , the Jewish New Year, also called the Feast of Trumpets, commemorates the anniversary of the day that Adam was created (Day Six), the first day of Tishrei, 5769 years ago on the Hebrew calendar. Rosh Hashanah occurs during our Gregorian calendar month of September.  It marks the beginning of a 10 day period of prayer, self-examination, and repentance. We express thanks for our blessings. As Christians, we don't see this as a day of Judgment for all creation, but as a celebration of the anniversary of Man's creation. We take this time to reflect what we did this past year and look ahead to our place, purpose, and mission in God's divine order, realizing we are accountable to our Creator, God.

The shofar is used during the proclamation of this anniversary,

And just as the sounding of the shofar demonstrates the result of man's breath, as it is blown into a ram's horn, so is Man the result of God's breath, as it was blown into the dust of the earth.

According to Jewish tradition, it is on this anniversary of Man's formation that God wants to confirm the results of His own blast.

He tells Man to blow back the breath of God, while he listens carefully to the sound.

With each passing anniversary, the result should always be reminiscent of God's own breath, and to the extent that it is, the signature of God is recognizable.

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  Yom Kippur~

Jewish high holy day-The name “Yom Kippur” means “Day of Atonement,” and that pretty much explains what the holiday is. It is a day set aside to “afflict the soul,” to atone for the sins of the past year.

For believers in Yeshua, the observance of Yom Kippur can hold special significance. The repentance started at Rosh Hashanah  comes to a culmination with atonement ten days later.

Blessed be the Lord God, who has secured our salvation in Yeshua the Messiah! That is what Yom Kippur is all about for those who call on his name.

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God's Divine Order~

 

What does God have in store for you?

Biblical Meaning of Number 10:

ten is one of the perfect numbers

deals with completeness that happens in a Divine order or completed during a course of time.

It implies that nothing is wanting; that the number and order are perfect;

that the whole cycle is complete.

Let God’s Divine Order reign in your life!!!

What has He called you to do?

What has He revealed in dreams and visions? 

What prophetic words has He spoken to you?

What prophetic words has He spoken through others over you?

Let His completeness be fulfilled during His course of time!!

 

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Completeness~

 

                           

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