Resurrection Consecration 2019
Consecration is the sanctification of something by setting it apart as dedicated to God; it's making a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal).
Our Consecration for the Holy Week 2019 Monday, April 15 – Friday, April 19, 2019, concluding with a Good Friday Service at noon on Friday, April 19th.
Why do we consecrate at this time of the year?
1. To focus on the meaning of Christ's death on the cross, to cover our sins, along with the power of His resurrection, making a way for us to receive life eternal.
2. For spiritual growth and renewal in our lives.
3. To obtain personal breakthroughs.
4. To see the supernatural hand of God released in our lives, in the life of the church and the community.
5. To pray for our City, County, State and Country’s Leaders to both know and do God’s will.
We will observe this consecration through:
exercising the spiritual disciplines of prayer and fasting;
corporate study of scriptures,
seeking God for areas of change / growth and the determination of strategy for manifestation of the same;
journaling our insights and revelations and;
keeping our motives and attitudes pure throughout the remainder of the year.
Our fast in this time of consecration will be a Partial fast / Daniel Fast - (Daniel 1), where food is consumed, but restricted. This is the kind of fast that we will undergo in the New Year.
We get our fasting guidelines from Daniel 1:3-20.
OUR FASTING GUIDELINES:
•Increase your water intake, in effort to flush the body of toxins and decrease hunger pangs.
•Refrain from red meat (beef, oxen, as well as pork) along with any meat that is fried or processed, as well as starches, breads, desserts, along with food made with dairy products (products coming from cows).
Also, please eliminate caffeine / stimulants (e.g. coffee, non-herbal tea, soda and chocolate.).
This means that our partial fast will consist of:
•Baked/broiled poultry and fish
•Fruits, nuts, vegetables, whole grains and soy products
•Soups, juices, herbal teas and of course, water.
•Limit your TV watching to the news, preaching / gospel / inspirational videos and / or positive educational programming. Only watch that which is edifying to the mind and Spirit.
•Feel free to utilize our Empowerment Library for books, CDs, videos and DVDs to feed your spirit man during this or any time
•Please make every effort to attend bible classes, worship services and shut-ins held during the consecration, along with our Consecration Celebration service on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Assembling with the people of God adds strength.
“Fasting is not just about getting a handle on what you’re eating, but what’s eating at you—it’s not just about abstaining from food, but from negative attitudes, thoughts, habits, and behaviors that keep you from maintaining a healthy relationship with God, with yourself, and with the world at large. “
Trimm, Cindy. The 40 Day Soul Fast: Your Journey to Authentic Living (p. 26). Destiny Image.