As we’ve reached day 10 together on this fast, I want to give you eight pillars of intercession for this fast. I encourage you to write these down and begin to pray for them every day over these next 30 days. We will be discussing each of these pillars in-depth over the next week to fuel our collective intercession.
- For bridal love to fill the Church (Rev. 19:7)
- A global manifestation of Jesus’ evangelistic scroll (Luke 4:18) (See Day 2 Devotional)
- The unity of the Body of Christ (John 17)
- The global outpouring of the latter rain of revival (Joel 2:28)
- Breakthroughs with your family and friends (Acts 16:31)
- Laborers for the harvest (Matt. 9:38)
- Unreached people groups (Matt. 24:14)
- The salvation of Israel (Rom. 11:11-15)
“Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” – Revelation 19:7
Many years ago I remember Mike Bickle of IHOP-KC sharing with me with such excitement about the Global Bridegroom Fast. The first Monday through Wednesday of every month, the International House of Prayer has fasted corporately with a specific focus of longing for our Bridegroom Jesus and making the church ready for his coming both in revival and His second coming. I believe those years of sacrifice have moved God’s heart and He is about to respond with a mighty baptism of love that will purify and energize the Bride of Christ.
For these 40 days, our intercessory team and myself personally are crying out for a worldwide sealing of divine love on the heart of Christ’s church. Pray with us Song of Songs 8:6-7, “Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned.”
In 2017 I received a dream in which I was burdened with a heavy weight. Walking through a city filled with darkness and occultism. Suddenly I lifted up my eyes and saw a calvary chapel church in the far off distance. I don’t know how to explain it but in the dream, the love of God came out of that Calvary Chapel and filled my heart with love so amazing, so divine. I began weeping under the love of God and began confessing my sin. I woke up weeping knowing that there is coming a love encounter stronger than every addiction, stronger than demonic powers and occultism in our cultures. A new love song is going to be sung over our generation, and it is revival!
Lord we cry, that you would seal our hearts with a fiery love that is stronger than the fires of lust, entertainment, and greed. Release a baptism of love to your church worldwide during this 40 day fast. “Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love, one holy passion filling all my frame, the baptism of the heaven descended Dove, my heart an altar, and your love the flame.”