When I began my 21 day fast, I knew that this was going to be big. I knew that this was the designated time for many to be sealed with the Holy Spirit or renewed and I knew that I was definitely going to be one of the many, but I didn’t imagine that it would be THIS big, THIS powerful! My joy at what is happening with me and what is happening in the church of the Lord Jesus is inexpressible. Everyday I am delighted to be hearing experiences of people who were touched by the Spirit of God Himself in amazing ways. Nothing in this life is more rewarding. So, if you haven’t yet, I advise you to throw yourself into the spirit of this campaign. Do the 21 day fast with all your strength. You cannot afford to let this opportunity pass you by!
As I began the fast, I remember thinking there was one thing that I was going to miss very much when I let go of entertainment, because I quite enjoyed it. It was the one thing that I did to relax, something I always looked forward to the whole week long. When the fast started, I braced myself. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy to do without it, and it wasn’t. Every time I’d miss it, I’d tell myself, “It’s only for 21 days. Soon you’ll get to enjoy it again. Give these 21 days to God!” Then, the Holy Spirit spoke to me!
‘What is the point of going through all this 21-day disintoxication only to rush to intoxicate yourself again, once the 21 days are over? Why take this time to cleanse yourself, purify yourself and get closer to the Me, only to go back to doing the very things that drove you away from Me in the first place? Will I do all this hard work of reviving you in vain?’ Nothing more needed to be said. I knew what I had to do. So, I have decided to give up my one source of entertainment, not for 21 days, nor a year, but for the rest of my life. The thing I enjoyed doing wasn’t sinful. It could be considered permissible, but it wasn’t beneficial! When the Holy Spirit asked me to choose, Him or me, His will or my will, a war waged inside of me. My flesh didn’t want to give up its desire. The rest of my life seems like such a long time. Oh how my flesh wept! Even now, when I think about it, my flesh is still weeping! The war is still going on!
‘But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me…’ (Acts 1:8)
The Holy Spirit gives me power to change. He gives me power to renounce. He gives me power to do the Will of God – to be a witness to Him! God doesn’t expect me to fight this war against my flesh alone. He has provided me an Ally – a Helper! And, when He comes upon me, I receive power! So, back to the choice that faced me... me or Him? There is no contest, no choice really. HIM, HIM AND HIM ALONE!!! Because when He comes upon me, not only do I receive power, but He brings me joy – joy that surpasses any joy I can get from any form of entertainment. Oh, what a day!!!
You too can receive this power – power to overcome addictions you have been battling with for so long, power to change things you couldn’t change for so many years! Find out how here.