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You Should Be Fasting & Praying

September 5, 2017

Shalom Pillars,

 

During intercession this morning heard these words - You should be fasting and praying.

 

I have been consecrating, but then I started having thoughts of it not being necessary even though I heard the Lord tell me to fast and pray. When the Lord spoke these words this morning, the emphasis was on the word should – You SHOULD be fasting and praying. Then I understood many believers and intercessors were being called to fast and pray but were battling opposing thoughts about it and that I was to pray for them. Doubt, unbelief, pride and waves of distractions have been designed by the enemy to keep you in a state of mental and emotional chaos in order to keep you from fasting and praying. When the burden pray lifted this morning, I heard this word from the Lord:

 

Have no fear, but rejoice in the Lord! There are many prophetic voices trumpeting their trumpets today, but you should be fasting and praying to hear for yourself. I will show you My thoughts and My ways during these times of uncertainty. To you it is a time of uncertainty, but to the Lord there is nothing new under the sun. I will show you what I have hidden even from the prophets. You must come to Me of your own free will and enter into the secret place I have prepared for you. Do not think you are far from destruction for there was one and now comes another, but it is not the end. There is still more to come. You should be fasting and praying.

 

Have no fear, but rejoice in the Lord! Even in times of devastation and destruction there is a place prepared for you in the whirlwind. Is not the Lord present to answer from out of the secret place within the whirlwind as He answered Job out of the whirlwind? And what did Job hear? Who is this who darkens counsel without knowledge? It is in the secret place of the whirlwinds of God where you will find peace that surpasses all understanding. His shalom is a pillar to those who enter into the secret place prepared for them this day and hour. You should be praying and fasting.

 

Have no fear, but rejoice in the Lord! I assuredly said to you, fast and pray. It is the key that opens the door to the secret place where your good Father is overshadowing the place He has prepared for you. These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. Pick yourself up, anoint your head and wash your face. Enter into the secret place of covenant with the Father where you are the object of His affection, the apple of His eye…even the eye of His storm. You should be fasting and praying. Amen.

 

Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Matthew 6:16-18 NKJV

 

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1 NKJV

 

The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant. Psalm 25:14 NKJV

 

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

Proverbs 25:2 NKJV

 

Father,

Thank you for the grace and anointing to fast and pray.

In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

 

Shalom,

Samuel

Smashing Pillars…raising sons…

 

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