DAY 1 – Welcome To The 40-Day Jesus Fast – You Are Not Alone
“The person who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history.” – Andrew Murray
“One shall put a thousand to flight and two ten thousand.” – Bible verse.
“If added power attends the united prayer of two or three, what mighty triumphs there will be when hundreds of thousands of consistent members of the church are, with one accord, day by day, making intercession for the extension of Christ’s kingdom.” – John R. Mott
We have just come from The Send in Brazil. Over 140,000 people gathered in three stadiums, 1.7 million watched the Portuguese Livestream, and over 500,000 watched the English Livestream to make war on inaction and send forth thousands of laborers into the harvest fields of high schools, universities, neighborhoods, adoptions, and into the nations of the earth to fulfill the Great Commission. The response was extraordinary! The Brazilian fire is now being focused on the fields of harvest. The statistic that is the most significant to me is that 51,000 signed up to join The Global Jesus Fast, March 1st through April 9th, and you’re one of them! You are not alone.
The GO 2020 movement (go2020.world/home) is connecting with major Christian leaders around the world. They are making the 40-day fast, and prayer for the salvation of five people that don’t know Jesus, the main prayer components in preparation for calling for 100 million believers who will give themselves to evangelism during the month of May. Their goal is to share the gospel with one billion people worldwide! This could be the global sledgehammer of God!
Martin Smith and his band Delirious shook the globe with a new sound and a song that said “Is it true today that when people pray, cloudless skies will break, kings and queens will shake? Yes, it’s true and I believe it. I’m living for you.” Do you believe it? I believe it. Elijah fasted and the rains poured out. Esther with thousands of Jews fasted and shook Haman from his throne and reversed the Persian empire’s public policies of genocide. Is God not the same today as He was then?
Do you sometimes feel all alone in your prayers, like a mere blip on the screen of history, drowned with a sense of insignificance? Do you feel at times like you are at the mercy of fate, swept along like a mere pebble in the river of cause and effect? Well, let me shout to you today as we begin this fast! If the gates of Hades will not prevail against two or three praying in agreement, how much more will the principalities and powers be shaken all over the globe by literally hundreds of thousands fasting like Jesus in preparation for the manifestation of Jesus the Evangelist? When Jesus came out of the desert of fasting, he proclaimed in his hometown of Nazareth, Luke 4:18, “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor.”
For 40 days, you will be praying with thousands for the manifestation of Luke 4:18. You will overcome Satan’s temptations in these days. You will claim promises that beforehand seemed never to move forward. You will find your heart warmed with bridal love. You will see breakthroughs in your family, but corporately you will see breakthroughs for Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and secularists. Yes, may I say, even for the salvation of Israel!
“The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity.” – Leonard Ravenhill
“It’s the chance of a lifetime; you can’t pass it by.” – Rocky
This is our time. It’s time for the 2020 vision and beyond, the 20s will be the decade of the harvest.
Father, we pray for the fulfillment of Luke 4:18, the fullness of Jesus’ evangelistic anointing into the earth! We all pray for 5 people who don’t know Jesus to be saved. Break satan’s hold over their lives in these forty days as we pray. We call forth 100,000 to evangelize in the month of May. We ask for the billion soul harvest. Now, Lord Jesus, we ask for the grace of fasting in our lives in this present throbbing moment of history.
Lou Engle Ministries exists to mobilize fasting and contending prayer, to envision and empower Stadium Christianity, and to mobilize justice prayer movements into the nations of the earth.
© LOU ENGLE MINISTRIES 2020