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January 3 at 2:33pm · Boise, ID · Edited ·
Important call to prayer and fasting:
Dear friends and family,
I would like to ask you to join me in prayer and fasting for 3 weeks. January 6th (Epiphany day, which is the day celebrating the Magi’s visit with baby Jesus) – January 27th (the day that Saeed was convicted to 8 years in the Iranian prison because of his Christian faith). I plan to abstain from coffee and chocolate. You are free to abstain from food, social media, TV or skip a meal or two…the point is to spend that time in prayer.
The Lord has been speaking to me from the book of Daniel. Over the last two years there have been so many times I have wanted to give up, but the Lord has consistently spoken to me of perseverance and persistency. I believe that it was the persistence of Daniel in prayer that brought the necessary breakthrough. I believe that we will experience breakthrough as we seek the Lord together.
One of the main focuses of the prayer and fasting will be for Saeed's release. During the 21 days of prayer and fasting, I will share scripture and what the Lord has been laying on my heart.. I would be so encouraged if you do the same and share what the Lord has laid on your heart during your time of prayer and fasting.
Below is an overview of the fast:
SETTING: Persia/Iran (Daniel 10:1 “In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia (Iran)”
WHO: Daniel (Daniel 10:1 “a message was revealed to Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar.”)
WHAT: Fasting from pleasant food (Daniel 10:3 “ I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled”). I plan to abstain from coffee and chocolate. You are free to abstain from food, social media, TV or skip a meal or two…the point is to spend that time in prayer)
HOW LONG: 3 weeks (Daniel 10:3 “till three whole weeks were fulfilled”). January 6th (Epiphany day, which is the day celebrating the Magi’s visit with baby Jesus) – January 27th (the day that Saeed was convicted to 8 years in the Iranian prison because of his Christian faith)
RESULT IN DANIEL:
1- Angel visits Daniel (Daniel 10:12 “Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. . . .I HAVE COME BECAUSE OF YOUR WORDS”).
2- Angel brings revelation to Daniel (Daniel 10:14 “ Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.”)
SPIRITUAL EVENT: Spiritual battle between Angels of God and kings of Persian/demonic principalities over Iran (Daniel 10:13 “But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.”)
OBJECTIVE OF THE FAST: To seek God’s face and His breakthrough. Daniel did not fully understand all that God had in store or the spiritual battle happening around him, but he humbled himself in prayer. All that God asks of us is obedience, the results are up to Him.