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Christian blogger, KJV Bible apologist, legal researcher, teacher, learner, family man, writer, entrepreneur, born Jamaican, son of the soil, traveler... it's complicated. "For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence." 1 Corinthians 1:25-29 (KJV)

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"I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works." ~ Psalm 9:1 (KJV). This blog contains and explains the truth of God's Word. The Epignosis of the Word of God is what every servant of God must teach.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

IT IS OUR DUTY TO PRAY AND FAST

I woke up at about 3:30 am because of the sound of the mailman's motorcycle coming through my open window. I got up, looked through the window and saw the motorcycle's headlight flashing with each turn through the neighbourhood. I was thinking: "The Japanese are such dutiful people!"

I know that when I wake up suddenly for whatever reason its always good to pray so I decided to do just that. I grabbed my cellphone, went to facebook and made a post. It said:

"Its 3:35 am Saturday. The mailman's motorcycle woke me up. its raining. I think I will get some praying done. Will pray for all my FB fam. Hit the like button if u want special prayers."

Let me tell you that I have more than 350 friends on my personal Facebook page. I immediately got 1 like and a comment from a very good friend of mine in Florida. That was three hours ago. Its now 7:00 am and there are 17 likes and 9 comments.

As Christians it is our duty to pray for others. Prayer is such a powerful tool. In fact, prayer and fasting together accomplish great things. Look at what the scripture says:

Isaiah 58
King James Version (KJV)

6. Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

7. Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

8. Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward.

9. Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

10. And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:

11. And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.


I don't have to preach on this. It is so clear. Let me just share a picture I took at about 5 am and say that in the midst of clouds in your life praying for others and fasting will let your light break forth as the morning and let your health spring forth speedily.


God bless you!

1 comment:

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