HGC Corporate 21 DAY FAST – MARCH 11-31

Beginning in 2014, the Lord instructed Pastor Liz to declare a corporate “Spring Fast” each year where we take a certain period of time to consecrate ourselves to the Lord through fasting and prayer.   This year, He has said to dedicate the month of March to “Fasting for Change!”   We are believing God for “change”… in relationships that need reconciliation, wayward children and spouses, finances, businesses, our ministry to come into the next level of anointing and purpose God has ordained, for souls, and for our city and our nation.

We fast because there are spiritual forces that fight daily for our attention and our victory.   But combined, fasting and prayer yields powerful results!  Over and over in the Word of God, from kings to commoners, people would fast and pray for breakthrough and victory.  In Matthew 6 Jesus said, “When” you pray, “When” you give, and “When” you fast …notice He didn’t say “If!”

FASTING IS…

  1. Fasting is simply restraining from food for a spiritual purpose.
  2. It’s a time of drawing closer to the Lord and seeking to hear His voice more clearly. It’s not a diet!
  3. Fasting is a KEY to releasing deliverance and breakthrough from strongholds and addictions.
  4. Fasting is an outward indication of an inward sincerity, evidence of the urgency we feel when praying for special needs.
  5. Jesus said, “some things don’t come out but by prayer and fasting.” (Matthew 17:20-21.)
  6. Isaiah 58:6“Is this not the fast I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?”
  7. II Chronicles 20:3“Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah [and all Judah participated].” He was facing enemies on every side, but through fasting and prayer, the Lord gave him and all the people a mighty victory.  They collected so much spoil from the enemy that it took them 3 days to gather it all!
We are believing God for mighty victories!   Our Fast ends on Saturday, March 31st, and on Resurrection Sunday, April 1st, we will bring a special “First Fruits Resurrection Seed Offering” which will be one day’s income, one week’s income, or our best Resurrection Seed Offering.    God gave us His very best when He gave us Jesus, and this Passover and Resurrection Season we are bringing God our best first fruit offering!
FASTING SCHEDULE FOR MARCH 11-31
Personal Fast:  Suggested Items to fast for 21 days, either the entire time, or partially, as you feel led by the Holy Spirit.
Coffee/Tea/Soda                Eating Out      1-2 meals a day     Social Media
TV/Streaming/Movies      Sweets             Fast Food
Corporate Fast:   In addition to your personal fast, as a corporate body we will fast in unity one item each week up to Resurrection Sunday
Week 1 [March 11-17] – Sweets
Week 2 [March 18-24] – Social Media [non-work related]
Week 3 [March 25-31] –  Meat
When fasting, you’re strongly encouraged to spend extra time reading the Word, praying, and praising God.  Take time normally given to an activity and give it to Him instead.   He honors this type of sacrifice.
**Please note:   If there are any medical concerns, please consult your doctor prior to beginning any type of food fast.