By Kabs Kanu :
COVENANT CHILD WORLD MINISTRIES OF NEW JERSEY
ONE WEEK FAST AND PRAYER
•HELP US FAST AND PRAY FOR CHURCHES AND NATIONS…
•HELP US FAST AND PRAY FOR OUR NATION
WE WHO ARE SIERRA LEONEANS CAN USE THE OPPORTUNITY TO FAST AND PRAY FOR THE DEVIL’S WORKS AGAINST SIERRA LEONE TO BE NULLIFIED : IT IS TIME TO WRESTLE WITH GOD IN PRAYER UNTIL HE POURS DOWN HIS BLESSINGS ON OUR NATION. IT IS TIME TO FAST AND PRAY EBOLA AWAY FROM OUR COUNTRY AND FOR CONTINUED PEACE AND PROSPERITY
•THE THEME OF THE FAST IS “THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL” (MATTHEW 16: 18 ).
•THE GATES OF HELL SHOULD NOT PREVAIL AGAINST YOU, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR CHILDREN AND ALL THAT CONCERNETH YOU
•THE GATES OF HELL SHOULD NOT PREVAIL AGAINST PASTORS, APOSTLES, EVANGELISTS, PROPHETS , DEACONS AND MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION
•THE GATES OF HELL SHOULD NOT PREVAIL AGAINST NATIONS
The one -week period of fast and prayer started today , Monday July 14, 2014
It is the duty of Christians to fast and pray for nations and churches. for their leaders and for the community
•THERE ARE TIMES WHEN PRAYER IS NOT ENOUGH. IT MUST BE BACKED BY FASTING.
Matthew 17:14-21King James Version (KJV)
14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
In 1Tim 2:1-4, Paul gives direction for the church’s ministry of prayer.
“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving be made for everyone –
For kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour
In Gen 32:22-31, Jacob wrestled with God, and would not let Him go until He had blessed him.
Psalm 50:15 “and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”
Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
2 Chronicles 20:1-25 (New International Version)
Jehoshaphat Defeats Moab and Ammon
1 After this, the Moabites and Ammonites with some of the Meunites came to make war on Jehoshaphat. 2 Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, “A vast army is coming against you from Edom, from the other side of the Sea. It is already in Hazazon Tamar” (that is, En Gedi). 3Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the LORD, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. 4The people of Judah came together to seek help from the LORD; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him. 5 Then Jehoshaphat stood up in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem at the temple of the LORD in the front of the new courtyard
6 and said: “O LORD, God of our fathers, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you. 7 O our God, did you not drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend? 8 They have lived in it and have built in it a sanctuary for your Name, saying, 9 ‘If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.’ 10 “But now here are men from Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, whose territory you would not allow Israel to invade when they came from Egypt; so they turned away from them and did not destroy them.
11 See how they are repaying us by coming to drive us out of the possession you gave us as an inheritance. 12 O our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.” 13 All the men of Judah, with their wives and children and little ones, stood there before the LORD. 14 Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jahaziel son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite and descendant of Asaph, as he stood in the assembly. 15 He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouragedbecause of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. 16 Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel. 17 You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.’ ” 18Jehoshaphat bowed with his face to the ground, and all the people of Judah and Jerusalem fell down in worship before the LORD
. 19 Then some Levites from the Kohathites and Korahites stood up and praised the LORD, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice. 20 Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the LORD your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.” 21 After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: “Give thanks to the LORD, for his love endures forever.” 22As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. 23 The men of Ammon and Moab rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
24 When the men of Judah came to the place that overlooks the desert and looked toward the vast army, they saw only dead bodies lying on the ground; no one had escaped. 25 So Jehoshaphat and his men went to carry off their plunder, and they found among them a great amount of equipment and clothing and also articles of value–more than they could take away. There was so much plunder that it took three days to collect it.
WE MEET ON THE PRAYERLINE TO BREAK THE FAST EVERY EVENING AND PRAY
JOIN US AND GOD WILL GRANT YOU YOUR REQUEST ACORDING TO HIS WILL AND YOU WILL COME BACK TO THE CONGREGATION AND GIVE THANKS TO GOD FOR HIS GOODNESS .
PASTORS TIGI KANU, LEEROY KANU AND GIBRILLA DUMBUYA
COVENANT CHILD WORLD MINISTRIES,
SOMERSET, NJ , USA