January 6, 2019

  1. “So we fasted and earnestly prayed that our God would take care of us, and he heard our prayer.” (Ezra 8:23) Align your heart and mind to God as you join 10-DAY PRAYER AND FASTING that started last January 3 until January 12, 2019. If you wish to use a fasting contract (optional), a copy will be provided to you. Some people will fast for 3 days, others for 10 days, while some will go for 14 or 21 days. You choose what kind of fast you will do! Dedicate the first days of this year to seek the will and plans of God for your life.
  2. BIG AND SPECIAL NEWS! We are welcoming the new year with bigger faith as we start our FIVE SUNDAY WORSHIP CELEBRATIONS this January 13, 2019. Our NEW SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULES are: First Service: 8:30 – 10:00 AM; Second Service: 10:30 AM – 12:00 NN; Third Service (New Schedule): 2:00 – 3:30 PM; Fourth Service: 4:00 – 5:30 PM; Fifth Service: 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Let’s win and consolidate more people as we rally with God for our FAITH GOAL: 6,000 CHALLENGE DOUBLE DOABLE. Let’s invite people. This is exciting!
  3. “Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God…” (Joel 2:13) Receive fresh fire from God and attend NIGHT OF FIRE on January 7 (Monday) 7:00 – 9:00 PM at The Lighthouse, Victoria Plaza. Position your heart to receive deeper revelations and bigger dreams for 2019. Let your life burn brighter than ever as we do Kingdom and ministry works this year. Be there!
  1. Make your life matter for eternity as you join EACH ONE, CHANGE ONE CAMPAIGN CYCLE 9 this January – February 2019. Come to our MORNING PRAYPARATIONS on January 14 – 19, 2019 (Monday – Saturday), 6:15 – 7:30 AM at The Lighthouse, People’s Park. Invite your family members, friends & colleagues to our CHANGE SUNDAYS on January 20 & 27, February 3 & 10 (4 Sundays) at The Lighthouse, Victoria Plaza. Prepare and don’t miss ENCOUNTER GOD WEEKEND is on February 16 – 17, 2019.

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FASTING Quick Tips

How to Begin

Start with a clear goal. Be specific. Why are you fasting? Do you need direction, healing, restoration of marriage or family issues? Are you facing financial difficulties? Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. Pray daily and read the Bible.

Preparing Spiritually

Confess your sins to God. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal areas of weakness. Forgive all who have offended you and ask forgiveness from those you may have offended (Mark 11:25; Luke 11:4; 17:3-4). Surrender your life fully to Jesus Christ and reject the worldly desires that try to hinder you (Romans 12:1-2).

Deciding What to Fast

The type of fasting you choose is up to you. You could go on a full fast in which you only drink liquids, or you may desire to fast like Daniel, who abstained from sweets and meats, and the only liquid he drank was water. Remember to replace that time with prayer and Bible study.

Deciding How Long

You may fast as long as you like. Most can easily fast from one to three days, but you may feel the grace to go longer, even as much as 21 to 40 days. Use wisdom and pray for guidance. Beginners are advised to start slow.

What to Expect

When you fast your body detoxifies, eliminating toxins from your system. This can cause mild discomfort such as headaches and irritability during withdrawal from caffeine and sugars. And naturally, you will have hunger pains. Limit your activity and exercise moderately. Take time to rest. Fasting brings about miraculous results. You are following Jesus’ example when you fast. Spend time listening to praise and worship. Pray as often as you can throughout the day. Get away from the normal distractions as much as possible and keep your heart and mind set on seeking God’s face.

How to End

Don’t overeat when the time comes to end your fast. Begin eating solid food gradually; eat small portions or snacks.

 

(Adapted from Jentezen Franklin Ministries)