Coming Clean: Dreams and Visions about COVID-19

Friends of Faith and Fasting, I come to you today with regret. I feel I’ve let you down.

You see, over a year ago, I began having dreams and visions that led me to a year-long journey to learn how to properly and biblically interpret them. I grew up mainstream Protestant, so this experience was out of the box for me. I’ve read several books and have improved in interpretation, but am still a novice. So, I’ve only talked about it a couple of times on Faith and Fasting. I haven’t trusted it enough to share.

As early as January 2, I began having dreams I now understand were warnings of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crises we are experiencing now. Yet, I failed to share them, dropping God’s assignment to any with whom He shares prophecy – we are to speak! I will share all of them just below and resolve to not hold back in the future.

Before I get to the dreams, let me say I believe Joel 2 and Acts 2 are coming alive today, that the Holy Spirit is being poured upon the people of God, the body of Christ, that we should EXPECT to hear from Him through dreams, visions, and every other way He speaks to us.

Why? Because we are in the last years, perhaps decades, definitely in the last portion of this phase of human history before Christ returns. We may not always have the guarantee of having the written word of God with us. But He will NOT be stopped speaking to His children!

However, it requires a new education. Learning dream and vision language like prophets Daniel, Joseph, like apostles Paul, John, and more. For me, it has been like going to the movies. He uses actors and symbols to represent real life situations, and it takes some work and prayer to decipher the meaning.

Believe me, I understand the skepticism many of you feel. I fought against this when it began in me, ran from it. But with research, reading and studying Scripture on the topic, while continuing to experience it, I realized it is REAL. And it isn’t going away.

God has spoken to His family through dreams from the beginning. From Genesis to Revelation, He never stopped talking to His own in dreams and visions. Joel 2 and Acts 2 promise in the end times He would be communicating with us through these means. We have to be ready. Now is the time.

A year ago when dreams and visions began flowing more consistently for me, and after praying for trustworthy and biblically-based guidance to learn interpretation, the Lord led me to books by James W. Goll: Dream Language and Seer, and a book by Dr. Mark Virkler and Charity Virkler-Kayembe: Hearing God Through Your Dreams. I discovered so much Biblical truth in these primers. Upon this foundation, the Holy Spirit will take you and teach you His personal dream language for you. I urge every believer to seek these resources out and prepare yourself for the future.

As part of my learning journey, I write down my dreams, and I go back over them at least once a month to continue unwinding truth and observe patterns. I frequently catch things I missed, which brings me to today. I failed to warn you because in addition to being timid about it, I also missed many of the messages at the time they were given to me.

As I’ve been able to put more pieces together in retrospect, I’m now going to share my dreams from the past many weeks that I believe had to do with coronavirus. Bear with me as I’m still new to this journey. God has been giving me prophecies for His people, and I’ve learned in Scripture that a prophet MUST share the word with others. He is perfect in giving the messages, but I’m not perfect yet in understanding them. I’ll do my best, and leave the rest up to Him.

On January 2, 2020, I had a dream I was walking outside and saw formerly wild animals being groomed: a bear having its toenails filed, a lion its teeth brushed. An untrustworthy person hugged me. The whole scene smacked of untrustworthy surroundings. Of beasts being groomed that could attack without warning.

This dream still rocks me and while I didn’t (still don’t) want to connect it to Revelation 13, I have to admit honestly, I was reminded of this verse: REV 13.2 And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. Taken together with the next dream and another subsequent one further down (Feb 10), this verse does closely mirror these dream symbols. Coincidence?

January 19, an ominous dream of a storm approaching quickly on the seashore, so a couple people and I got on jet skis and road the waves near shore to hurry to our destination ahead of the storm. It began to rain while we were still on the water. Ahead of us some distance, I saw a leopard riding a wave headed to shore. It looked at us, but was too far from us to bother us. We passed it after it had disappeared on the shore. After passing a couple shady looking areas, found a safe and clean place to land where other decent looking people were in a glass enclosed waiting area. The storm calmed after.

I believe that dream prophesied the arrival of coronavirus to American shores. But, note, if so, there will be a calming after the storm.

On January 29, I had a short dream in which I saw the ground outside heavily shot up from above, as if there had been a sudden, heavy attack from an unknown source.

Could this have been another perspective on our nation getting attacked by COVID?

On February 7, I dreamed a glimpse of a seemingly dystopian future which also somehow appeared old-fashioned like from the 1940s or 50s in America. Giant machines were forcing vaccinations upon everyone. This may be a prophecy, that after this COVID-19 crisis is over, vaccinations will be mandated, to prevent such a thing from happening again.

February 8, the Lord showed me in a dream that death was coming. And that it would be a big number. I remember a specific message in the dream said, “how many is too many, 240, 250?” At the time, I misinterpreted the symbols in that dream and didn’t fully glean the meaning. Now I believe it was about coronavirus. And the 240-250 numbers may be connected to the projected death toll in America: up to 240,000 people. We will see.

Perhaps we can pray against it! I believe dreams are not just prophecies, but can also be warnings. That if we don’t change or face the warning in spiritual battle, it will happen. But, our prayers can change things! Remember the story of Jonah and Ninevah posted on this blog a while back. Prayer and fasting changed the warning and the destruction did not happen!

February 10, another dream showed me professionals in an underground lab environment had a large man-sized ‘dragon’ in what they thought was a contained cage. When I saw the beast in the dream, I knew it was not going to be contained long, that it would kill as it grew and got loose.

I now believe this was another warning about coronavirus, that perhaps our medical leaders thought we could contain it, but it had other ideas and was growing more powerful every day.

Soberingly, I had now dreamed all four of the symbolic animals in the Revelation 13:2 verse quoted in the first dream above from January 2. Leopard, bear, lion, and dragon. I cannot begin to draw final conclusions on this, it seems too big and I don’t want to get it wrong and mislead the people of God.

I want to let you know that there are biblical scholars who believe prophecy in scripture can have multiple fulfillments, and I agree with them. If so, a passage can apply to more than one time period in history. Consider in prayer, and remember, we do not live in a spirit of fear, but out of love, power and of a sound mind. Greater is He in us than he who is in the world.

March 6, while awake in the middle of the night, a strange smell hit me, like something rank on fire. My husband could not smell it, but it persisted for me. After finally going to sleep, when I awoke hours later, I instantly smelled an aroma like sweet perfume that quickly dissolved once I was fully awake.

That day I would discover the new song, Refiner with Steffany Gretzinger on youtube! It is about the Refiner’s fire, the Lord putting His people through a spiritual cleansing, in order to make us pure and holy before Him. Our purity is a sweet smell like perfume to Him! I believe He has brought us to a period of refining, but the end result will be something lovely to Him, a more pure bride for His perfect Bridegroom.

March 8, in a dream I saw a giant tornado come upon us. The past year, I had dreamed many times a storm was on the horizon, or coming closer.

On March 12, a dream took me inside a large home, where outside one window to my left I saw a helicopter being tested, flying away from the building. But then, out of nowhere, on the opposite side of the house, a helicopter pilot lost control and accidentally flew directly into the building, crashing through a window and wall. The people inside, including me, ran for their lives.

However, in the next dream scene, I was looking out the same window where the helicopter had crashed into the house, and only some cracking on the outer pane remained. The interior pane was solid, and the house had been put back together.

I believe that dream was a flash of three scenes connected to COVID. That it really was an accident that crashed into us, and that there is hope it will pass. That when this is all over, we will have scars, but our ‘house’ will have been restored. Praise God, say yes and Amen to this!

On March 19, I had an odd dream about being in a setting like a state fair. I was inside one exhibit with many others watching a giant hog, a sow, on stage. She was so big, she nearly filled the stage. While we watched, she gave birth to 11 baby piglets. I found it very odd that when they came out, they already had white tags or collars around their necks, as if they’d been identified before even being born. After the birth, the sow transformed into a normal sized woman named Rebel, only slightly large, but cleaned up, modern looking and attractive.

It took my husband to interpret this last dream. When I told it to him, he said, did you know several viral diseases in China went through the hog population before coming to humans? So, in interpretation of this dream, I believe the giant sow was China, a bit of a rebel on the world stage. I didn’t understand the number 11 piglets until I did research and learned, in world history China has been the starting point of many epidemics of varying proportions starting all the way back to the centuries before Christ. Wait for it…

Coronavirus, COVID-19, is number 11.

Regarding the end of the dream, perhaps China will modernize, work to improve their health policies so a crisis of this nature does not repeat. Understand, we love the Chinese people, but wish their government would relax on political/social controls and pertaining to competitive economic aggression on the world stage.

Any nation that big and influential has an opportunity to influence the world for good or evil. Pray for the nation of China, that they become an instrument of God’s grace, instead of a weapon of selfishness or worse. We should pray that for every nation, including our own. At the same time, we must also be realistic about Biblical prophecy and the parts that will be played by the nations of the world.

My friends, I have felt so embarrassed and regretful that I didn’t know originally what these dreams were referring to, so I did not warn or share with anyone. I apologize! I will make a better effort from now on to share what comes to me in dreams or visions. I will be faithful to proclaim His voice and perhaps together we will grow in understanding.

We need to seriously be in prayer and fasting. This virus is an attack on humanity, not just on America, but on the world. It is a wicked one, a destructive, viral beast.

A man I respect greatly, Jonathan Cahn, warned the people of God in recent years that a ‘shaking’ was coming for the family of God. I believe that time is now. Hold on, it will end, but we will not be unchanged by it.

As Pastor/Rabbi Cahn has taught, know that the safest place to be is in Christ, in Yeshua! Draw near to Him, take the time to cleanse your life of any impurity, anything that hinders the presence and power of God in your home. Surrender daily to Him, ask the Holy Spirit to fill you every day. Remember Paul taught us to “be being filled…” in other words, constantly nurture your personal temple and keep the Holy Spirit filling you.

Pursue daily worship with music. His presence dwells, blooms where your soil is lovingly and carefully tended. He is good, but He desires holiness (purity and truth) in us.

Finally, I want to comfort all of you reading this who feel anxious and afraid. Isaiah 11 also contains most of the symbols from my dreams, and gives us a beautiful picture of the beasts of the earth dwelling together in peace. The nations of the earth CAN become better neighbors to each other, and perhaps there will be many more years of reprieve before the final end time chaos strikes the earth.

ISA 11.6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. ISA 11.7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. ISA 11.8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. ISA 11.9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

With the Lord, anything is possible! This may also be a glimpse of His millennial reign, but I believe we may still have years ahead of cooperation between nations. Pray for it!

Stay a hopeful people, our God is an awesome God. He is a delivering God!

Let’s pray together:

Father in Heaven, praise Your holy name! You are good no matter what is happening around us. Thank you for giving us Your Son, Yourself in flesh, because You love us and desire fellowship with us! Thank you for dying for us, Jesus, and we celebrate Your unparalleled power in rising again, forever conquering death and hell! Hallelujah!

Lord, we need you today. You knew this time was coming for us, and we wish to lean fully into You during this crisis. We WANT it to change us, for the good, sobering and drawing us wholly into Your presence and will. We know it will not be the only challenge, there will be more in the future. Make us ready, purer and stronger to face whatever comes.

Lord, if this attack can be curbed or stopped by our prayers and fasting, please STOP it! Please bring Your people to full focus and devotion to You, and prevent this disaster from wreaking anymore havoc on our shores.

God, teach us Your ways! Draw those who need to know Jesus and fully convince them of Your existence, love, and Your plan for their lives. Bring them to love You, to accept Jesus is the only, perfect way to the Father who loves us so completely.

Lord, as You promised in Joel and Acts, pour Yourself out now upon everyone reading this, give them dreams and visions from You. Teach them how to interpret the symbols, that they may be encouraged, comforted, refined, and guided by Your trustworthy voice in this world of confusion and so much false teaching.

Ground them in Your Word! May they soak in it, absorb it, remember it, and love every word of it.

We trust You not to forget the hurting, the suffering, whether because of loss or sickness. Reach them with comfort and help. Use us, Your people, to outpour the love of Christ into this hurting world, to buffer the sorrow and pain of this crisis everywhere we live.

As You always do, change what Satan meant for evil into something good for Your people!

God, please guide the medical professionals and national leaders to most effectively mitigate this crisis.

God I ask specifically, that You would guide our nation and her leaders NOT to turn this crisis into an opportunity for tyranny. When it is over, I ask You guide them to return to the principles that have made this country great above all others: FREEDOM.

Thank you for President Trump, VP Pence, the task force and every Governor and official working far and wide to bring hope and healing to Your people and land. Protect them, Father, keep them and their families safe and give them Your wisdom to speed recovery to our people and beyond.

Thank You for showing us the goodness of so many, through the cooperation in public and private sectors working together to meet needs and bring comfort. Thank you that when people choose to do good, instead of being forced to do it, their character grows and leads by example to others. Principles our founding fathers understood that have kept us strong to this day.

Oh, Lord, thank you for the vision of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and so many who knew You and who poured Your wisdom into this nation. Don’t allow us to let them down in the future. Keep us Your nation!

When this is over, Jesus, restore financially what the locusts have eaten to our nation and her people! Make us better, stronger, and purer before You. You are our EVERYTHING. Keep us faithful to glorify Your holy name, Your power and love for Your family and all people. In Your name, Amen.

May the Lord bless everyone joining us in prayer today. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture! He is such a good Shepherd. Stay in prayer. Fast as able. The blessing and favor of the Father be upon you, deliver you and give you peace! (Numbers 6:24-26)

[For those needing recommendations for dynamic and powerfully encouraging worship songs today, check out The Blessing with Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes on youtube. I also love Yeshua by Jesus Image with Meredith Mauldin on youtube. Be blessed!]

God’s Coronavirus Task Force: A Call to Prayer and Fasting

Friends, in the midst of coronavirus (COVID-19) fear and panic rippling round the world, let’s activate God’s Task Force: the prayer warriors!

Many are already uniting together in spirit to pray for the people in their communities and countries. We want to take this opportunity to join them here on Faith and Fasting. Speaking of fasting, if anyone is able to fast during this time, please do so. One meal, two meals, or longer… Fasting carries with it maximum spiritual power in God’s Kingdom!

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Without any further comment, let’s pray:

Our Great God and Father in Heaven, we stop in this moment to praise Your Holy name! You are in control no matter what circumstances surround us.

You are our Creator, Provider, our all-in-all. You are the one who loves us so much, You sent Your Son to die for us that we might have eternal life if we just trust You.

Forgive us for failing to recognize our need for You every day, every hour. Jesus, we DO need You, in good and bad times, for better or for worse. Forgive us for the sin and selfishness we have allowed to penetrate our lives. We confess and repent now.

Holy Spirit, we surrender to Your wonderful presence! Please fill us now completely as we yield to You. Give us Your wisdom and comfort. Come between us and every foe, seen or unseen.

While nothing surprises You, we acknowledge our nation is gripped by fear and suffering due to COVID-19 spreading sneakily and rapidly. Please intervene on behalf of Your people and the land we love.

Please give wisdom to us, to medical professionals, and to our leaders as to the best way possible to end this crisis.

God, please cover and guide the President, the VP, the COVID-19 Task Force, the Governors, and all across the nation working to help and inform people.

We ask You free up supply chains for all needed medicines and supplies. Speed the process of developing vaccines and treatments that would bring aid and comfort to hurting people.

Please guard us against those who seek to abuse this crisis for personal or political gain.

Guard our children, our elderly, the vulnerable. Bring communities together to make sure everyone has enough supplies and food, and show us how to be smart in protecting ourselves against further spread and infection.

Lord, prepare our leaders and us to work together when it is over to return our economy to full health, in such a way as to show Your glorious hand. Please bring good out of this, as You always do. Put wise, protective measures in place against future crises that are better for Your people, for the good of Your nation.

Bless Your land, Father, and remind us every blessing is from You! Use us to bless the world, to first and foremost spread the good news of Your love to all who will hear.

Thank you, Father, we trust You! We know You will speed healing and calm, peace and recovery, and keep us faithful to give You glory! 

In the mighty and matchless name of Jesus, we pray all these things. Amen!

Precious friends of Faith and Fasting, be lights and beacons of hope in your communities, and encourage all of the people of God to trust and pray, to fast if able. We will get through this, our great God is able.

Be still and know that I am God…’ Psalm 46:10

Peace to you today and always.

The Importance of Fasting – A Comparison of Mark 9:29 in English Bible Translations

MAR 9.17-18 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought to You my son, who has a dumb spirit; And wherever it overtakes him, it tears at him: and he foams, and gnashes with his teeth, and pines away: and I spoke to Your disciples that they should cast it out; and they could not.

MAR 9.28 And when He came into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, Why could we not cast it out?

Mark 9:29 And He said to them, this kind can come out by nothing, except by prayer and fasting.

Many versions of the Bible leave out “and fasting”. Yet, it is in the original language and is vitally important for the people of God today.

As some communities in our nation grow in unbelief and welcome paganism within our borders, spiritual warfare also grows. God’s people are feeling this impact, even at times in their own homes.

I can personally attest to an attempted spiritual infiltration in my home, brought in by a guest on more than one occasion who had an unseen attachment. Sometimes those ‘attachments’ attempt to cling unless godly homeowners know how to detach them! Fasting with prayer cleared the air for us very quickly on every occasion needed.

People of God, we must be ready to go the distance, to apply all of the Lord’s teaching to stand strong against the enemy.

Because teaching on fasting is scarce in some halls of faith and is missing from Mark 9:29 in many versions of Scripture, I want to show the reader the difference between English translations below on just that verse.

My resource is BibleGateway.com. It is easy there to compare ALL English versions against each other in one click.

Please know I do not wish to disparage versions that don’t include the reference to fasting, just to make the reader aware that differences do exist among translations which occasionally lose significant meaning in Scripture. Know the tools you have free at your fingertips that can help ensure you understand a verse more completely.

By the way, my personal favorite is Young’s Literal Translation. It is not for everyone as it is written in old English, but it has a reputation for being one of the closest, if not the closest to the original Hebrew and Greek. Another powerful tool I use for research is a Kindle version of the King James which includes links to Strong’s Bible dictionaries. There are few better ways to see original language than to have those links at your fingertips. I wish publishers would come out with more Kindle versions with links to Strong’s. Having those links to original language helps make us more bullet-proof against misinterpretations.

Mark 9:29 in all English Translations from BibleGateway.com: https://www.biblegateway.com/verse/en/Mark%209:29

All translations including ‘fasting’ in bold. Translation references at bottom.

KJ21
And He said unto them, “This kind can come forth by nothing but by prayer and fasting.”
ASV
And he said unto them, This kind can come out by nothing, save by prayer.
AMP
He replied to them, “This kind [of unclean spirit] cannot come out by anything but prayer [to the Father].”
AMPC
And He replied to them, This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting.
BRG
And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
CSB
And he told them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer.”
CEB
Jesus answered, “Throwing this kind of spirit out requires prayer.”
CJB
He said to them “This is the kind of spirit that can be driven out only by prayer.”
CEV
Jesus answered, “Only prayer can force out that kind of demon.”
DARBY
And he said to them, This kind can go out by nothing but by prayer and fasting.
DLNT
And He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing except by prayer”.
DRA
And departing from thence, they passed through Galilee, and he would not that any man should know it.
ERV
Jesus answered, “That kind of spirit can be forced out only with prayer.”
EHV
He said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out, except by prayer and fasting.”
ESV
And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”
ESVUK
And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”
EXB
Jesus answered, “That kind of spirit can only be forced out by prayer.”
GNV
And he said unto them, This kind can by no other means come forth, but by prayer and fasting.
GW
He told them, “This kind of spirit can be forced out only by prayer.”
GNT
“Only prayer can drive this kind out,” answered Jesus; “nothing else can.”
HCSB
And He told them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer [and fasting].”
ICB
Jesus answered, “That kind of spirit can only be forced out by prayer.”
ISV
He told them, “This kind can come out only by prayer and fasting.”
PHILLIPS
“Nothing can drive out this kind of thing except prayer,” replied Jesus.
JUB
And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
KJV
And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
AKJV
And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
LEB
And he said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing except by prayer.”
TLB
Jesus replied, “Cases like this require prayer.”
MSG
He answered, “There is no way to get rid of this kind of demon except by prayer.”
MEV
He said to them, “This kind cannot come out except by prayer and fasting.”
MOUNCE
And he said to them, “This kind cannot come out except by prayer.”
NOG
He told them, “This kind of spirit can be forced out only by prayer.”
NABRE
He said to them, “This kind can only come out through prayer.”
NASB
And He said to them, “This kind cannot come out by anything but prayer.”
NCV
Jesus answered, “That kind of spirit can only be forced out by prayer.”
NET
He told them, “This kind can come out only by prayer.”
NIRV
He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer.”
NIV
He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer.”
NIVUK
He replied, ‘This kind can come out only by prayer.’
NKJV
So He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”
NLV
He said to them, “The only way this kind of demon is put out is by prayer and by going without food so you can pray better.”
NLT
Jesus replied, “This kind can be cast out only by prayer.”
NMB
And he said to them, This kind can come out no other way but by prayer and fasting.
NRSV
He said to them, “This kind can come out only through prayer.”
NRSVA
He said to them, ‘This kind can come out only through prayer.’
NRSVACE
He said to them, ‘This kind can come out only through prayer.’
NRSVCE
He said to them, “This kind can come out only through prayer.”
NTE
‘This sort’, replied Jesus, ‘can only be cast out by prayer.’
OJB
And Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach (Jesus) said to them, This kind of gerush shedim (spirit) is accomplished only by davening (prayer) with tzomot (fasting).
TPT
He answered them, “This type of powerful spirit can only be cast out by fasting and prayer.”
RGT
And He said to them, “This kind can come forth by no other means but prayer and fasting.”
RSV
And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”
RSVCE
And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting.”
TLV
And He said to them, “This kind cannot come out except by prayer.”
VOICE
Jesus: That sort of powerful spirit can only be conquered with much prayer [and fasting].
WEB
He said to them, “This kind can come out by nothing, except by prayer and fasting.”
WE
Jesus said to them, `This kind of bad spirit does not come out unless people talk to God and fast.’
WYC
And he said to them, This kind in nothing may go out [This kind may not go out in any thing], but in prayer and fasting.
YLT
And he said to them, `This kind is able to come forth with nothing except with prayer and fasting.’

Translations:

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We Need a Movement to Fast and Pray for American Colleges and Universities

An inspiration today in the middle of fasting for America: We’ve got to take back our public college campuses for Christ. For truth! If America is to remain strong going forward, her people must raise and nurture youth to carry on who understand Whose nation we are, and the Biblical principles that made her strong.

Atheism, relativism, and radical liberalism have spread like a virus in recent decades, streaming out from so many Professors and draining the conscience from the young people they influence.

Understand, if God does not exist, then there is no absolute standard of morality. There is no meaning behind anything. We are an accident and our lives ultimately have no value. Environmental and evolutionary science teach us we are on a collision course with the destruction of earth and nothing we have ever done here will last.

How desperate it must be to be godless. Empty.

But, our campuses did not begin this way, teaching hopelessness! Our first colleges in America were built upon Biblical truth. They gave us foundations for morality and meaning.

Let’s fast and pray for a fresh wind of truth and see it become a hurricane through every American college and university campus! We need another mighty movement of God, of Christ, led by students and joined by their families and Professors!

May this reach the eyes and ears He intends. May it reach those who can make a difference. Take this wherever You will, Lord. Amen.

Fasting on Election Day 2018

For us at Faith and Fasting, today will round out 50 hours fasting for the American election on this day, November 6, 2018. God said the prayers of the righteous are very effective (James 5:16), and Jesus revealed praying and fasting is the way to rid a stubborn evil spirit (Mark 9:29), making it the true, secret weapon of the believer!

God bless every one who develops this ancient discipline. It isn’t easy at first, but the rewards are to unleash all of Heaven’s power against the enemy. Now, let’s pray for the election today.

Prayers for the Election:

Dear Jesus, we praise You, Holy One! Thank You for the blessings You pour out on us every day! We surrender to You now and ask You to fill us with Your Spirit.

We come before you now to lift up the American elections. Please surround Your people with Your angels today at every polling place. Prevent all enemies from attacking or intimidating Americans from exercising their right to vote.

Lord, please prevent and expose fraud and cheating at the polls. Let their efforts come to nothing.

Lord, favor Your loyal followers in every race! Choose each leader to bring blessing and peace to America, to keep her safe for Your people and a beacon of hope to the world.

Please reward those candidates who will safeguard law and order in order to protect Your nation. Also, promote those who have Your heart for people, and who seek Your wisdom in setting policy and agenda.

We place our precious nation in Your mighty hands and trust you with the results this day. Thank You for loving us, for taking our sin upon Yourself on the Cross, for giving us Your Spirit to love and guide us.

We praise You, in Jesus’ name,

Amen.

Isaiah 41:9-13

I took you from the ends of the earth,

from its farthest corners I called you.

I said, ‘You are my servant’;

I have chosen you and have not rejected you.

10 So do not fear, for I am with you;

do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you;

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

11 All who rage against you

will surely be ashamed and disgraced;

those who oppose you

will be as nothing and perish.

12 Though you search for your enemies,

you will not find them.

Those who wage war against you

will be as nothing at all.

13 For I am the Lord your God

who takes hold of your right hand

and says to you, ‘Do not fear;

I will help you.’

Fasting and Praying for Election Begun

Our 50 hour fast began a few hours ago. We took time this evening to pray in general for all races in our 50 States: Representatives, Senators and Governors. We prayed that God would show favor to those who 1) know Him and are sincerely surrendered to Him and 2) whose agenda and policies are based on His values. 

As our fast continues over the next 2 days, I will share our prayers with the readers. May God bless and guide each of you praying and also anyone fasting for the election on Tuesday!

Fasting is a Christian’s maximum spiritual power. I say that over and over and must sound like a broken record. But it is SO significant, it bears repeating until our souls soak up the truth of this secret weapon.

Jesus told the disciples in Mark 9:29 that a particularly stubborn evil spirit would not be removed except through prayer and fasting. When we need to pull out the big spiritual guns, FASTING is it!

It does not mean our prayers are ineffective. Not at all! Scripture also tells us the fervent prayers of the righteous person are very effective! Perhaps the key word there is ‘righteous’.

That reminds me once again of 2 Chronicles 7:14, ‘If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.’

It is all about humility and purity, isn’t it? Our clean and pure surrender, pursuit of our loving Lord is key to His response. He knows when we are sincere and totally dependent on Him, and He opens up Heaven to pour out answers and blessing.

Well, I’ll close on that note tonight. Keep the faith, don’t stop interceding on behalf of every race in our nation this Tuesday. May God’s will be done!

Fasting for November 6 Election

[We at Faith and Fasting will be fasting 50 hours, one hour for every one of America’s 50 States. We will begin Sunday, Nov 4, at 4:00 PM, and break our fast on election day, Tuesday, Nov 6, at 6:00 PM. We welcome all who are not physically prohibited to join us. Even one meal will move the hand of God!]

May His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift His face to look upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6:26-27

People of God, it is time once again to strengthen the will and power of God in our nation through fasting. As Jesus revealed in Mark 9:29, there is no greater spiritual power than to pray and fast.

As a nation founded upon Biblical law and dedicated to Him by our Christian first President, George Washington, we are still God’s nation. Culture does not determine our identity. Our identity in Christ is foundational, bedrock. It is immutable.

Out of love, in order to pour blessing upon His nation, God’s people are called to purify themselves, seek Him, repent and pray for their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Elections determine who gets to make law that governs the people. We must vote our conscience, our values which come from the Bible, and support candidates who also espouse Biblical common sense.

But, we don’t have to have the wisdom of Job or Solomon to determine who is best suited to every position. We have direct access to God’s wisdom and all of Heaven’s power! There is one sure way to open rivers of blessing from heaven! It is through prayer and fasting.

So, we ask you today, people of God, please unite and join us in prayer and fasting for God’s will to be done in every race, every district, every State!

While our goal is 50 hours, set your own perameters for fasting. One meal may work for many. Others may be able and willing to fast longer.

Please share this call with your family of faith. We will form a mighty network of prayer and fasting across the nation, for God’s will to be done in His land. He Who has called us is able, and He will complete the work He has started in us!

God bless you all, and God bless His nation, America!