Come and touch Him… tonight!

As we come to the end of our fasting this evening, we are super excited about the all-night prayer evening starting at 8pm tonight (Friday 9 Jan) till 8am tomorrow! I have just read this in my morning devotions: "One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to …

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Remind me WHY we fast?

Often in a time of fasting you will hear the question “WHY?” coming from all sorts of places, especially from your stomach! What are we fasting for? What is the goal of this fast? What do you want to get out of it? Personally, I don’t think that fasting should be seen as something to do …

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Confident Consecration before you Cross over…

Walking home this evening I passed the stunning Hammersmith Bridge again and took this picture... "Consecration" is what Joshua called the Israelites to as he stood at the banks of the Jordan looking across at the land he had longed for and looked for again for over 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. Now …

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Week of Prayer & Fasting, and Prayer Guide

A couple of times a year at Every Nation London we take time and focus through prayer & fasting to consecrate ourselves individually and as a church to the Lord for the next season.  "Consecration" means: to make or declare something sacred; dedicate formally to a divine purpose. taking the ordinary everyday things and setting …

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Fasting – Why do disciples fast?

If you want a short extortion about "Why do disciples fast?" then here's a 19 minute message I preached in London.   Unfortunately the start of the  start of the message didn't record, but the context is where John the baptist's disciples ask Jesus' disciples why they don't fast. Jesus answers with three analogies, which …

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Fasting – The power of together…

We took this pic at an evening of prayer  ... all continents were represented! (OK except Antarctica!) Jesus ordained that there would be power in agreement. Matthew 18:19   “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. …

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Fasting – Be hungry with me!

Today I'm hungry!   Hungry for seeing people saved and added to His church as disciples Hungry for more of Gods presence. Hungry for Gods power at work in His church Hungry to see churches planted Hungry to see Kingdom leaders raised to influence all spheres of society Hungry for revival in this nation Hungry …

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I Hate Fasting But I Do it Anyway, Here’s Why…

If you need some motivation or vision for fasting, then this classic Steve Murrell blog post is a must - http://stevemurrell.typepad.com/ "Sometimes you have to do the things that you hate to achieve the things that you love.” 

Why do we Fast?

Why do we fast? It seems SO counter-cultural in our consumer culture. So weird. So difficult. In Matthew ch 9:14 we read how John's disciples ask Jesus why his disciples don't fast, but they and the Pharisees fast often. The first reason Jesus gives for "why do disciples fast" is: Matt 9: 15  Jesus answered, “How can …

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Fasting – Expect the Power…

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 by the power of God released in a new measure through you… In Luke 4 we read that “Jesus, being full of the Holy Spirit, was led …

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