Day 16: Revelations 3
Hello friends, as we ponder this 40 day fast I think it’s amazing that Jesus himself fasted 40 days to overcome Satan’s temptations and actually that 40 days was the heart preparation. And it one sense the qualification process in which he would step into the darkness and begin to bring great deliverance. There is a calling on this fast, the Yeshua fast. We are praying for the salvation of the Jews, for the great ‘Ruth calling’, to release this vow of Ruth into the earth. Also we are praying for the salvation of the gentiles, massive worldwide awakening. So there is a ministry focus to the fast, but always there is a heart focus to the fast. And in this heart focus for the fast, we want to direct you to Revelation Chapter 3. In fact the original fast that we called was actually Mar 1 – April 9th. But I received a word from a Jewish apostle, a friend Asher Intrator, saying why don’t you hold it 40 days leading up until Pentecost. I said yes let’s do that. So these 40 days are up until Pentecost.
But Mike Bickle felt the only time they could do it at IHOP was March 1-April 9th. At the time of this recording, this is the last day, the 40th day of his fast. To me that is amazing, also I am recording on this very day, on the anniversary of the Azusa Street Revival. Here we are, we are moving toward Pentecost, and Mike Bickle during this time has his second open vision. And the Lord showed him that there is a Laodicean church, and in this fast, and the proceeding fast, there is going to be an emphasis on Revelation 3. A cry in a generation to deliver us from the Laodicean spirit.
“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” [Rev 3:15-21]
Oh, my brothers and sisters, if we ever lived in a Laodicean age, where we are so rich, we have so much food, so much money, so much talent, so much media acumen. We have it all and yet we don’t realize our hearts are dry. We are dull in spirit. And I believe in this 40 day fast, even as Mike is seeing it. And he’s beginning to preach, and I want you to follow Mike Bickle in these days. Oh, that God in these 40 days would deliver us from a lukewarm heart and cause us to get gold refined by fire. Brothers and sisters, in this 40 day fast as were praying for Israel, praying for the salvation of the Jews, would you pray that God would deliver you from dullness. Give you eyes, so that you could see, that your soul would be on fire, and you would dine with deep, deep intimacy with Jesus. Lord, we just pray right now, that God you would make us red hot. In this fast, cause a breakthrough from every temptation, that all our fountains will be found in you. Oh, that we would not satisfy ourselves with lesser desires, lesser satisfactions. Spirit of God, release a movement of cleansing across the globe as in Revelation chapter 3. God, let us overcome in Jesus name, amen!
HELP FUND THIS INITIATIVE