Saturday 26th: Today is the final day of our Every Nation London “24ten” – ten days of prayer & fasting. We’ve had every hour covered in prayer by one or more people, and had a bunch of people fasting from anywhere between a few meals to all ten days. What now?
Fasting is not an end in itself, and nor just a means to an end. In itself, it enriches the spirit, but through it, it impacts your world.
In Luke 4 we read that “Jesus, being full of the Holy Spirit, was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, and He ate nothing…” Then after His fasting and overcoming temptation, the Scripture records that He came out “in the power of the Spirit.” Though I have some idea, I don’t know exactly what that means. Whats the difference between “being filled with the Spirit” and “being in the power of the Spirit?” Whatever it means, its what Jesus had after resisting temptation (including “bread” to meet His hunger need) and came out of His wilderness fast. He then went into the synagogue “as His custom was” (ie everything seemed the same as before), but having read from the book of Isaiah He declares that “today this word is fulfilled” and that “the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon Me.” Jesus goes on in this power to “preach the gospel (Good News) of the Kingdom of God.”
As you come to the end of a time of fasting and prayer, believe for a greater “power of the Spirit” released in your life. I have faith for more of this in my own life and ministry, and I believe that we will see it in the life of our church, our city, and the nations.
To all the awesome Every Nation London’s, thank you for standing together in prayer & fasting. It is a huge blessing and privilege for Ali & I to lead this church. Tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday, when in Acts 2:1 the disciples were “all together in one accord,” and they received an empowering that changed them and the world. I look forward with expectation to our “all together in one accord” tomorrow…
4 thoughts on “Fasting Day 10…Expecting more power”
Wow Wolfi. Thanks for this encouragement every day. I really enjoyed your blog over the last ten days.
the 10 day fasting was a great experience for us..we are believing and standing with you.We are excited of what God is going to do in our midst.Thank you for the encouragement,it inspires us to continue fasting until today.
Sitting here in Spain while you are all having an AMAZING together service in the Exciting East, our hearts are with you and afterward at the West Ham Prayer Event. I am also fully persuaded that we as a congregation and a people are beginning to experience a greater measure of God’s supernatural power impacting our and those we come into contact with. I am holding out for a place where a lifechanging event will happen whenever we get together in one accord. We will keep seeking His face in a deeper and deeper way until this is a reality! BTW, had an amazing fast time that S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D me!
Dear Wolfi and Ali
Terry and I will be in London June 8-16
We would love to see you
Nadine and Terry Young