‘Worthy of the Pursuit’: Roaring Twenties Fast Calls 1M Young People to Fast and Pray in 2023
Prominent Christian leaders, ministries, and young influencers throughout the country are urging and supporting a call for one million people to fast and pray at the beginning of 2023, CBN NEWS reports.
BY TALIA WISE
The “Roaring Twenties” fast and prayer movement began in 2020 and will continue through the decade.
The theme of this year’s fast is “Worthy of the Pursuit,” based on Psalms 9:10 which reads, “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
“When God moves, prayer and fasting have often been the catalyst,” said Shane Idleman, pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship in California.
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3 Ways Fasting Opens Doors
Every follower of Christ who seeks God with fasting and prayer can experience sudden and surprising open doors of spiritual opportunity, even if those open doors were never apparent before. It has happened in Scripture and it has happened to me. I am certain it will happen for many others as well.
By KIE BOWMAN
A BIBLICAL PATTERN
A prayer summit, involving a handful of key leaders, opened unexpected doors as the leaders were worshipping, fasting, and praying. Paul and Barnabas, and 3 other gifted and significant leaders had been in the midst of a genuine city-wide spiritual awakening in Antioch for well over a year. Hungry to know the steps they were to take next, they pulled away from the day to day ministry to hear from God.
The Holy Spirit spoke to them clearly and gave them a vision and a direction they had apparently never considered before. At least 10-15 years had passed since the Resurrection had occurred, and since the Great Commission had been issued, but no one had made any substantial efforts to reach the Gentile world yet.
While the devoted team fasted and prayed, however, a new door suddenly opened.
The Spirit clearly directed them to spread the gospel to Gentiles.
That unexpected open door led to what we commonly call Paul’s first missionary journey (Acts 13:1-4). The world was permanently changed out of that prayer meeting when a new door opened as God’s people fasted.
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3 WORDS OF WISDOM FOR 2023 — CHUCK E. TATE AT THINK ETERNITY