“If you have been a follower of Jesus for very long, you know what I mean by the term “mountaintop experience.” It’s a high mark in your walk with the Lord. You sense a closeness to him like never before. His presence is near. Your spiritual vision seems clear, and your resolve to follow him no matter what the cost is strong. It’s here that personal resolutions are made and personal convictions are solidified. From a spiritual standpoint, it’s as if you’re on top of the world.”- The mountains are calling.
16 And the glory of the Lord abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud. And the sight of the glory of the Lord was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel. And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.
40 Days of Fire is a revival and evangelism effort that will be enthusiastically carried out during a 40-day span from April 27th - to June 5th. It is a compelling initiative involving every age group of the local church, to focus on deepening their Christian walk by seeking the face of God, as well as reaching out to a lost world.
Many epic stories of faith we read in the Old and New Testaments happened on mountain tops. When God often wanted to reveal a truth, command commitment from the people, or instruct in a significant way, he would call his prophets or his people to a mountain. POFW, God is calling us to a mountain top experience that will turn this city upside down. As we focus on the disciplines of Prayer, Outreach, Fasting, and Worship I believe we will feel a compelling motivation in our hearts that will set us on FIRE and will cause us to reach out to a lost and dying world.
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greater fire in Prayer
James 5:16“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
Let’s put a fire in our prayer life. Let us all take time this 40 days to seek God and search ourselves for greater prayer for 40 days. Remember, the integrity and strategic planning in the valley will help us find success on the mountain top.
greater fire in outreach
Mark 16:15 - And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature
During 40 Days of Fire, how will you sacrifice to put a Fireback in Outreach? Attending Saturday Outreach, Praying for lost friends and loved ones, and inviting everyone we know and meet will get us halfway up this mountain of Greater Outreach.
Greater fire in fasting
Matthew 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Let us pray for God to lead us to a greater level of Sacrifice and offer something to Him that is dear to our hearts. As we scale the mountain to Greater Fire in Fasting, let us remember that the same level we invest in will be the same level of reward.
1. You ARE endeavoring to draw closer to God by building up your spiritual man as you deny the desires of your carnal man.
2. You ARE engaging in spiritual warfare against powers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places.
TIPS ON FASTING
1. If your job requires physical labor, it may be necessary to adjust your fasting plan accordingly.
2. Keep the fast spiritual. Without spending more time with the Lord in prayer during these 40 days, your fast is of little value. Use this time strategically to add that extra spiritual “umph” to your “triumph!”
VARIETY OF FASTING
Again keep the fast spiritual. Fast something that is a sacrificial for you. Below is a list of known fasts.
TOTAL FAST eating no food whatsoever.
PARTIAL FAST omit one meal or two meals during the day.
LIQUID FAST drinking liquids only, refraining from solid food.
DANIEL'S FAST eating only produce grown from the earth.
SPECIALIZED FAST omitted certain foods for a specific period of time.
Greater fire in worship
Haggi 2:9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.
Our pursuit to scale the Mountain of Greater Fire in our Worship starts by making a decision to allow nothing to separate us from God. During 40 Days of Fire let us commit to attend every service, live a life of prayer and outreach. Let us also be willing to be faithful to His word in reading, meditating on it, and living it outloud.
Greater fire in Giving
Lead me a greater level of sacrificial giving that will place a Greater Fire in me. Full pledge is due by Pentecost Sunday. We can give a one time offering or a weekly sacrifice.
MOUNTAIN TOP PLEDGE $2000
FIRE PLEDGE $1600
NUCLEAR PLEDGE $1000
EXPLOSION PLEDGE $400
INFERNO PLEDGE $200
FLAME PLEDGE $120
SPARK PLEDGE $80
EMBER PLEDGE $40
WORD: The POFW bible reading
The POFW Blog was birthed back in 2010 as Pastor Watts was returning from a conference as he was praying about a 3000 soul revival in Fort Worth. The Word of the Lord came to him “my people do not know my word.” Pastor Watts developed the POFW Blog to give everyone the opportunity to be in the BIBLE daily by everyone reading the same chapter each day and posting their revelations, thoughts and ideas about that chapter on the Blog.
This avenue of reading the BIBLE together daily, opens our spirit to what JESUS is saying to the Church and creates a spirit of Unity among the Church body. Join us each day as we journey through the BIBLE by going to www.pofw.wordpress.com and participate daily in creating THE FIRE in our spirit.
Jeremiah 20:9 “…But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.”
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