Fasting for Revival
Daniel 10:2-6 tells us "In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three full weeks. 3 I didn’t eat any rich food, no meat or wine entered my mouth, and I didn’t put any oil on my body until the three weeks were over. 4 On the twenty-fourth day of the first month,[a] as I was standing on the bank of the great river, the Tigris, 5 I looked up, and there was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of gold from Uphaz around his waist. 6 His body was like beryl, his face like the brilliance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and feet like the gleam of polished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude."
All throughout history God’s men and God’s women have fasted for their nation and have experienced glorious encounters with God.
In 1995 Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade issued a call for fasting in hope of Spiritual Revival. Bright stated ''Prayer has great power, but fasting with prayer has infinitely more power.'' In 1995 and in the years to follow prominent leaders like Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Jerry Falwell, Jentezen Franklin, Dr. Steve Gaines, Lou Engle, John Piper, and many others joined Bright in fasting for revival.
25 Years later there is a new generation is stepping into a new decade as giants in the faith have gone on to heaven. Billy Graham, Reinhard Bonnke, and many others. There is great hope and expectancy for another great spiritual awakening in America and the nations during a time of so much division, pain, and global uncertainty. A new generation is hungry for God to move in great power and is embracing the call to fasting and prayer as a primary tool to advance the Gospel.
Will you commit yourself to the #roaringtwentiesfast and will you call others to join you. Fasting is a glorious invitation to experience God like never before.
Lord Jesus, would you give me a holy desire to experience you like never before. Would you raise up 1 million young people who will consecrate themselves like Daniel of old.
-Dr. Malachi O’Brien