Mike Bickle who preaches the majority of weekend services at IHOP-KC and FCF took a little detour this weekend (August 2nd-4th) from his current series “Abiding In Love.” In place of this series he spoke about a 21 day Daniel fast that he recently called, just a few days prior. This fast is connected to the “IHOP-U Daniel Intensive” that Mike will be teaching Thursday August 29th through Saturday August 31st. During this time Mike will be preaching through the entire book of Daniel, in 10 one hour sessions.
This Daniel fast that Mike and the leadership team from IHOP-KC have called is connected to four primary things. Firstly, that people would encounter the Lord personally as Daniel did. Secondly, that we would see a breakthrough in Jerusalem. Thirdly, that there would be a breakthrough in our families, Churches and in our nation (United States Of America). And fourthly, that God would release understanding of His end-time purposes to our hearts and lives.
Typically Mike and the IHOP-KC leadership team like to give people at least 30 days notice prior to launching into an extended fast so that both individuals and families have adequate time to prepare. But Mike didn’t think about calling a fast prior to this extended time of teaching through the book of Daniel and figured it would be better to call to it then not call people to it. So during this weekend’s services Mike preached about both Daniel and the Daniel fast that’s coming up. Here are some quotes from this message;
“Some people falsely assume that a Daniel fast is fitting whatever we can into a blender and drinking it.”
“One of the primary purposes of fasting is to reveal the Love of God to us personally. As Daniel set his heart to fast God first broke in and said to him in Daniel 10:11 “….He (the angel) said to me, O Daniel, man greatly beloved.”
“Fasting and beseeching God for His kingdom to come actually dislodges principalities over individuals, cities, regions and nations.”
“Fasting includes both a personal dimension (Daniel 10:11—Daniel, man greatly beloved) and it also includes an external dimension (Daniel 10:14—I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people (Jews) in the latter days). It’s always both personal and corporate.”
“At the start of every fast we must ask the Lord about the life of the intercessor not only the big breakthrough that we are asking for from the Holy Spirit.”
“In this fast that Daniel undertook, the angel recognized that Daniel was actually setting his heart to understand God’s plan at the end of this age.”
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