WHAT IS THE 21 DAYS

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you. (Acts 1:8)

FAST IS A SPIRITUAL DETOX, A DISCONNECTION FROM ALL SECULAR INFORMATION, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT.

If you stop and think about it, we consume so much negativity without even realising it. The mass of information that surrounds us daily can be overwhelming and hostile.

It is necessary to take a step away from it all and invest in what really matters—your soul.

Is it easy?

No, in fact taking part in this fast requires strength, but it is worth it.

The 21-day fast will last from 9 February to 1 March. It is for two kinds of people:

• Those who do not have the Holy Spirit and want to receive Him.

• Those who have Him, but want to be renewed.

Swap your thoughts for the thoughts of God; meditate on His Word and communicate with Him through prayer. This is your opportunity to have a true encounter with the Creator. If you wish to develop spiritually and desire to have His seal, then this is the time.

Read Bishop Macedo’s daily messages to help you throughout this 21-day journey. Use them for your spiritual and personal growth.

Why the 21-Day Fast

Daniel dedicated three weeks (21 days) to fast and prayer and, as a result, the Holy Spirit revealed Himself to His servant.

Fasting is personal and should always have an objective. In our case, for instance, these 21 days represent the death of the natural man (carnal-minded) and the birth of the spiritual man.

The purpose of setting time aside to fast is to strengthen our communion with God, despite being involved with many daily activities. There are moments in life that are decisive, and we need to take action.

We will not fast from food, but from all types of secular information and media—TV, radio, magazines, newspapers, Internet, etc. In other words, it will be 21 days of abstinence from information unrelated to the Bible.

Those who need to use secular media in their job may want to make a daily fast of food of 6 hours or more.

Get closer to God by fasting, praying 3 times a day—morning, afternoon and evening—, and by meditating on the promises of God. 

“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14)

“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” 

(Romans 8:26)