DENY YOURSELF WITH A RENDED HEART WITH FASTING
LIVING BREAD NUGGETS 0110/2010 [Joel 2 v12-14, KJV]
12Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
13And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
14Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God?
Do you want God to listen to you? Or are you afraid of an impending judgment from God? Deny yourself of the pleasures and luxuries of life for a season. If you are a beginner, give up a meal or two and ask God to remold you spiritually. Come before him with an attitude of repentance. The bible says a broken and contrite heart God will not despise [Psalm 34:18; Psalm 51:17]. This was the confidence of David that God would hear his prayers when he was repenting of the sin of Uriah the Hittite. And Job when he experienced the power and was bathed in the glory of God said, “I abhor myself and repent in sackcloth and ashes” [Job 42:5-6]. As you pray for yourself, you can also intercede for others to experience the mercy of God – you family and loved ones, the people of God, the land and your nation.
PRAYER OF FAITH & REPENTANCE
Lord, I rend my heart and turn to you with a heart of repentance asking for mercy. Lord accept the fasting of your people as a righteous oblation as the multitude in the land turns to you in repentance in Jesus Name. Lord, let your servants who minister to the people be filled with zeal to lead the people to seek the Lord in Jesus Name. Sin shall not rule over the Land and cause your people to be second class citizens in Jesus Name. The heathen shall know you through the revival you will sweep across the land in Jesus Name. Amen.