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SOME PRACTICAL POINTS ON FASTING
(Fasting, 4 of 5)
The guidelines that I am sharing in this article are not meant to be exhaustive and there are many more practical resources available to help a person to fast. I do recommend ‘Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting’ by Derek Prince, which offers some great practical teaching about fasting.
First and foremost, we need to remind ourselves of the purpose of a fast, especially while participating in an extended fast.
We’re not fasting to win favour with God or to gain a position of authority over others because of our apparent dedication to God. We are fasting to help facilitate a greater focus upon God which can help us to hear him more clearly without the ‘clutter’ of busyness, etc. We sometimes fast for breakthrough when it seems that heaven is silent or a situation is not improving with just prayer. Continue reading
WHY SHOULD I FAST? There are several positive effects, both spiritually and physically to be attained through the discipline of fasting. Fasting comes with some challenges and yet, if God is in agreement with your fast, He will give you … Continue reading
Last evening NHOP had the privilege of supporting Majed El Shafie, in the release of a recent documentary called “Freedom Fighter”. Majed El Shafie is a survivor of torture at the hands of the Egyptian government because of his conversion from … Continue reading
A Common practice at NHOP is to read the News Papers, for two reasons – Firstly to look for things to pray into, but also to see answers to prayer as well. The major newspapers report from different perspectives so it … Continue reading
I recently returned from Western Canada where I had spent the Christmas Season with family and I was reminded of some obvious differences between the East and the West. One obvious difference is the prevalence of brick buildings verses the … Continue reading
Last week we saw Jesus declared himself to be ‘the light’, or He is the fulfilment of all the Revelations of God. Now, get ready for this: Right in the middle of His ministry, Jesus looks at His disciples … Continue reading
Light played an important role at the birth of Jesus. Remember the shepherds “the glory of the Lord shone around them”, or the Magi who were guided by the light of the star So we appropriately use lights as a … Continue reading
NHOP is going to The Call in Detroit and we have chartered a bus to leave from Ottawa. If you live in the Ottawa area and would like to reserve a seat on the bus, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . … Continue reading