Below is an excerpt from chapter one of The Power of Prayer and Fasting: God’s Gateway to Spiritual Breakthroughs” by Ronnie W. Floyd, Senior Pastor of Cross Church.
As a church family, Cross Church is participating in a 21-day time of prayer and fasting called 21 FUTURE. If you are still prayerfully considering joining our 21 day corporate fast, make a commitment today online by clicking here. If you are actively participating in 21 Future, may the words below encourage you throughout the week.
Are you desperate to know God’s power and experience spiritual revival?
“There is a way, there is a gateway, and it is the gateway to God’s power. That gateway is prayer and fasting.
2 Chronicles 7:14 say, “My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.” God wants to act on behalf of His people. But His actions are conditioned on the action of His people. Humility in the presence of His power is what God demands of His children. Spiritual fasting is the means—the once-hidden, unexplored, misunderstood vehicle—by which we humble ourselves before God. I know of no other way to be humbled in His presence. Only when we come to our heavenly Father in His way and on His terms and respond accordingly to His agenda will He unleash His bounty of blessing and pour out His reservoir of supernatural power on our lives.
God’s gateway to spiritual breakthrough is praying and fasting. The walls will be crushed, destroyed, and removed, and the power of Good will fall. You can know the power of God via prayer and fasting.
Now is the time. Today is the day.”