When’s the last time you didn’t eat?
Very few people in America fast regularly in order to humble themselves, pray, and seek God’s face. I believe that if people across America begin to regularly fast, humble themselves, pray, and seek God’s face, then God will initiate a change in the hearts of Americans.
He’ll do things that will blow our minds.
“How did you do that God?” we will ask. And He will tell us that’s what He does when the nation actually burns for His kingdom, His will, His glory, and His Holy Spirit.
Have you ever heard of the Welch revival in 1904-1905? So many people became Christians that bars started closing. The police had so little to do that they organized officers as quartets to sing in local church services.
And the donkeys working in the coal mines had to be retrained – the coal miners were used to swearing at the donkeys to get them going. But the coal miners had stopped swearing.
In America, I believe that Christ will enter people’s hearts, and as a result people’s hearts will burn for God’s will. People will start seeking the Holy Spirit’s influence.
And once the Holy Spirit ascends on Christians across our country, goes back into congregations in a strong way, and once unbelievers see the change – then all bets are off. God will do what He wants with our country.
People will be more in tune with their sin (even seemingly small sin) and will seek to stop it. Unbelievers will see the change and wonder what kind of God impacts people so powerfully. At that point, Christian influence starts to move horizontally, between people.
God will do incredible things, things that not one of us can see today.
I’m talking about things like expanding the influence of Christians across the country, into North America and South America. Into every continent, every country, every state, every city, every town center, every home, every heart.
I’m talking about billions of people coming to know Christ as their personal savior.
And it starts with you. And it starts with me. And it starts with our families and our friends.
It starts with us not eating breakfast once a month a few times for the rest of this year and replacing it with reading the Bible and praying and really seeking God.
It starts with us, but it will end with our unsaved neighbors, our family and friends, our enemies.
It will end with the poor farmer living in that little remote village in East Africa that no one knows exists and doesn’t have a name.
Yes, it can and will go that far. But only when you, and me, and our families, and our friends take action.
We take action throughout 2016.
If people regard the fast with a strengthening fervor then we might continue it into 2017. Then 2018. It might never stop.
I’m ready to be in awe. Are you?
Please Note: If you’re not able to fast, you can still pray with us. Fasting is not for everyone. Expectant and nursing mothers, diabetics, those on prescription medications, and those with a history of medical problems should not fast. Consult your physician before fasting.