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Total Grace Christian Center 21-Day Corporate Fast January 7 – 28, 2008 Bishop Johnathan E. Alvarado, Senior Pastor Toni G. Alvarado, Pastor Spiritual Preparation Confess sins to God
Bishop Johnathan E. Alvarado, Senior Pastor
Toni G. Alvarado, Pastor
Confess sins to God
Forgive all who have offended you and ask forgiveness of those you may have offended (Mk. 11:25, Luke 11:4; 17:3-4).
Surrender your life fully to Jesus Christ and reject the worldly desires that try to hinder you (Romans 12:1-2).
Ask God to show you activities in your life that should be laid aside during this time of seeking Him.
Spend time daily reading and meditating in God’s word (Ps. 1:1-3).
Pray as often as you can during the fast.
Set clear goals for the fast
Direction (ministry, career, relationships)
Healing (physical, emotional, spiritual)
Restoration of marriage or family concerns
Salvation of loved ones
Freedom from habits or addictions
What happens during the fast?
Fasting detoxifies your body by eliminating toxins from your system. You may experience mild discomforts such as headaches and irritability during withdrawal from caffeine and sugars. Naturally, you will have hunger pangs. Limit your activity as much as possible, and exercise moderately. Take time to rest.Fasting Preparation
(Ezra 8:21-23, Neh. 9:1-3, Joel 2: 15-16)
Ezra 8 – Fasting and Prayer for Protection
21 Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from Him the right way for us and our little ones and all our possessions. 22 For I was ashamed to request of the king an escort of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy on the road, because we had spoken to the king, saying, “The hand of our God is upon all those for good who seek Him, but His power and His wrath are against all those who forsake Him.” 23 So we fasted and entreated our God for this, and He answered our prayer.
Nehemiah 9 – The People Confess Their Sins
1 Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, in sackcloth, and with dust on their heads. 2 Then those of Israelite lineage separated themselves and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers. 3 And they stood up in their place and read from the Book of the Law of the Lord their God for one-fourth of the day; and for another fourth they confessed and worshipped the Lord their God.
Joel 2 – A Call to Repentance
15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, Call a sacred assembly; 16 Gather the people, Sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and nursing babes; Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber, And the bride from her dressing room.Fasting Preparation
Preparing for the Fast
January 7 – 13 (Begin at 6 a.m. on the 7th)
January 14 - 20
January 21 - 28 (End fast at 6 a.m. on the 28th)
Fruit options: Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Cranberries, Oats, Figs, Grapefruit, Grapes, Guava, Honeydew Melon, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Mangoes, Nectarines, Papayas, Peaches, Pears, Pineapples, Plums, Prunes, Raisins, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tangelos, Tangerines, Watermelon
Vegetable options: Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chili Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Gingerroot, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Potatoes, Radishes, Rutabagas, Scallions, Spinach, Sprouts, Squashes, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watercress, Yams, Zucchini, veggie burgers are an option if you are not allergic to soy.
If you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the offices of
Total Grace Christian Center
4000 Covington Highway
Decatur, Georgia 30032
Office Hours: Monday – Thursdays 9:00am – 5:00pm