New Dawn greetings to you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
A new day dawn on Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah after a 3-day fasting episode, which led to their victory over a seemingly impossible battle–2 Chr. 20:3-14/22-24
A new day dawn on the disciples of Christ after they were endued with power from on high through the platform of prayers– Luk. 24:49/ Act 1:2-41
All through scriptures, prayer and fasting has proved to be a covenant platform for empowerment – Luk. 4:1-14/Luk. 9:28-29/35/43
We are empowered and re-empowered on the platform of prayers – Act.2:1-4/ Act. 4:3-33
Prayer and fasting is not just about getting things from God, but gaining command over desires– Luk. 4:14/37/46
We gain command over all satanic strongholds through the mystery of prayer and fasting – Mat. 17:21
Moreover, prayer and fasting does not only change things, prayer and fasting changes people, as in the case of Moses– Exo. 34:27-35
If we must walk in the New Dawn realm that Christ walked in, then we must embrace the demands of prayer and fastingas He did – Mak. 2:18-20
Furthermore, the ScripturerecognisesFour levels of spiritual empowerment, as stated in Ezekiel 47:1-5.
This truth is also validated by the following scriptural illustrations:
Ø The Power Level – Act. 1:8/ Acts 2:1-4 (ankle deep)
Ø The Great Power Level – Acts 4:30-33 (Knee deep)
Ø The Exceeding Great Power Level – Eph. 1:18/ Luk. 9:43 (Loin deep), and
Ø The Power of the world to comelevel – Heb. 6:5/ Jn 1:34 (Overflowing realm)
This is why we must take advantage of this forthcoming 21days of prayer and fasting, to crave for change of level in empowerment, that will enable us gain higher command over the issues of life this year.
But remember, it takes a panting of the soul and a longing of the flesh to experience a change of level in the school of power –Ps 63:1-3/ Jn 7:37-39
Specifically, what is in Prayer and Fasting for us?
Prayer and Fasting empowersour access to:
· Next levels of anointing – Is. 58:6/ Ezk. 47:1-5/ Luk. 5:39
· Clarity of divine direction – Is. 58:6/11/ Hab. 2:1-3
· Nextlevels of spiritual authority – Luk. 4:1-18/32-36
· New dimensions of breakthroughs– Is. 58:6/11-14/ Is. 45:1-3
· Outbreak of fresh revelation – Is. 58:6/8/10
· Destruction of every satanic stronghold–Is. 10:27/ Luk. 9:36-43
v Be repentant – 1 Jn 1:9/ Is. 59:1-2/ Pro. 1:23/ Psa. 66:18-19
v Engage with faith– Matt. 17:20-21/ Matt. 9:29/ Eph. 6:16
v Engage with love – Mat. 6:14-15/ Is. 58:6/10/ Gal. 5:6
Therefore, the prophetic focus for the month of January 2018 is:
PRAYING WITH FASTING WORKS– Is. 58:6-14
May the forthcoming 21-day prayer and fasting result in multiple change of levelsin empowerment for everyone of us, turning every Winner to a New dawn personality all through 2018 and beyond
Recommended books of the month authored by Me include:
*Winning Prayer *Satan Get Lost *Release of Power
*Born to Win *Understanding the Anointing *Anointing for Breakthrough
Remain ever blessed!
Jesus is Lord!
Bishop David O. Oyedepo