The 21 Days Fast is a unique purpose where we abstain from secular information in order for us to receive the greatest promise of all – The Holy Spirit, that is God’s presence dwelling inside a person, His love, peace, joy, and strength, and as a result you will then be well equipped to conquer your salvation (eternal life).
In this particular Fast of Daniel, we will not only abstain from secular information or social media but in addition to that we will focus on the following as it is written in the book of Isaiah 58:6:
“Is this not the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?”
The word of God states that this is the fast that God Himself has chosen, the fast which will set the captives free by delivering the truth based on His word. This is what pleases God the most, it’s simply a prayer without words but yet speaks great volumes.
When we strive to save souls by breaking the yoke of; negative habits, family problems, depression, anxiety, etc we surely meet God’s greatest desire.
By far a Christian is at his strongest when he is immersed in saving souls, making him/her a candidate to receive The Holy Spirit, a true revival will take place.
Has the yoke been broken in your life? Or are you yet to experience Him?
This fast is not only a chance to receive Him but to gives others an opportunity to experience the same, by doing so your spiritual life will flourish.
Family, financial, marital, emotional, physical problems – whatever the situation or the need of the human being, the Holy Spirit is the solution. This statement was made by Bishop Macedo, during a message that was broadcast. According to him, the Holy Spirit is the biggest investment anyone can make. Besides the fact that the Holy Spirit leads one to the Kingdom of God, He also gives people the faith, capacity, strength, and wisdom necessary to overcome every problem in this world. “If you have to invest in something in your life, the most important thing you can invest in is the Holy Spirit”, Bishop Macedo advises. The reason why many people’s lives within the church do not change, is due to the absence of the Spirit of God within them. They do not have it because they do not want to give themselves up. They are guided by their own thoughts and desires, and they live according to their own will. They belong to an institution, but not to the Kingdom of God. The apostle Paul knew that among the converted Romans, there were also false converts who were born of the flesh.
“But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.” (Romans 8:9)
“The apostle Paul is incisive in his statement because many Christians were not sincere in their conversion. Though some professed the faith, they still remained committed to the pleasures of the flesh and inclined to be guided by their emotions. This is what happens to many Christians who know the Word of Truth; they have spent years in the church, but fail to make their lives the centre of God’s will. Their spiritual state is ‘lukewarm’ therefore they cannot receive the Holy Spirit”, Bishop Macedo explains. Unfortunately, this is the reality of most people inside the church. They say they believe in the Lord Jesus, but their behaviour, attitude, and character does not match the Word of God. Their lips keep uttering lies, deceit, and gossip, and so they are weak and inconsistent.
As long as they insist on immoral behaviour, they will never receive the Holy Spirit. “You can even preach, heal the sick, cast out demons, evangelise – you can do all this and still be full of demons because the devil wants to make people believe that these people are servants of God, when in fact they are not.
Their behaviour is contrary to the Christian faith”, Bishop Macedo warns. Someone who has the Spirit of God lives an honourable life. They have nothing to be ashamed of, they have good eyes, and they are merciful, tolerant, and compassionate. When this person’s life is consecrated and dedicated to the altar of God, they live happily and there is peace in their house.
If you are convinced that the Holy Spirit is lacking in your life, the first step to receiving Him is to abandon what is wrong and start obeying the Word of God. “When one begins to practice the Word of God, they begin to walk towards the Lord Jesus and, walking towards Him, you will receive the Holy Spirit”, Bishop Macedo says.
Be defined, let go of sin, get rid of your desires of doing your own will then come before God and put yourself at His disposal so that He may come into your life.