“The trumpet call to fasting is being heard throughout the world. This is the decade of fasting and prayer. ‘Blow the trumpet in Zion, consecrate a fast, call a sacred assembly’ (Joel 2:15)… Today, the trumpet call of the Spirit is clear. We are to prepare for the future with a great deal of prayer and fasting. Congregations and leaders are responding worldwide.” Frank Damazio
There has been a dramatic increase in fasting and prayer worldwide over the last several years. Fasting combined with prayer and worship greatly affects our personal lives and releases the power of the Holy Spirit in us and in our cities.
This is God’s strategy for us in times of crisis. We can change the future direction of a nation if we fast and pray. God is merciful and slow to anger. He is gracious and compassionate, and He relents from doing harm (Joel 2:13b). We often look to honor, money, and the size of our ministry, but God values humility, fasting, and prayer. The Joel 2 fast in Scripture was God’s solution to calamity (see Joel 2:12-17). Disaster was coming to the land, but it was not too late to avert it. The Joel 2 fast may not only stop the judgment of God, but it can also release the power of God.
In the Bible blowing the trumpet announced the call to gather at the House of Prayer as a solemn assembly with fasting; it also signaled a crisis. The House of Prayer within a city is a perpetual solemn assembly. It is God’s solution in days of crisis. God is calling people all over the earth to enter into a lifestyle of fasting and prayer as the days get worse. The trumpet call is sounding all over the earth. The following video will help you to respond to the trumpet call to fast and pray.
This 61/2 minute animated video is all about the Joel 2 call to fast and pray. It’s called: The Trumpet Call to Fast and Pray.
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“Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.” Joel 2:13
By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)