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Day 5

Friday, May 29th, 2009

 

Deuteronomy 9:7-19 (NLT)

7 “Remember and never forget how angry you made the Lord your God out in the wilderness. From the day you left Egypt until now, you have been constantly rebelling against him. 8 Even at Mount Sinai* you made the Lord so angry he was ready to destroy you. 9 This happened when I was on the mountain receiving the tablets of stone inscribed with the words of the covenant that the Lord had made with you. I was there for forty days and forty nights, and all that time I ate no food and drank no water. 10 The Lord gave me the two tablets on which God had written with his own finger all the words he had spoken to you from the heart of the fire when you were assembled at the mountain. 11 “At the end of the forty days and nights, the Lord handed me the two stone tablets inscribed with the words of the covenant. 12 Then the Lord said to me, ‘Get up! Go down immediately, for the people you brought out of Egypt have corrupted themselves. How quickly they have turned away from the way I commanded them to live! They have melted gold and made an idol for themselves!’ 13 “The Lord also said to me, ‘I have seen how stubborn and rebellious these people are. 14 Leave me alone so I may destroy them and erase their name from under heaven. Then I will make a mighty nation of your descendants, a nation larger and more powerful than they are.’ 15 “So while the mountain was blazing with fire I turned and came down, holding in my hands the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant. 16 There below me I could see that you had sinned against the Lord your God. You had melted gold and made a calf idol for yourselves. How quickly you had turned away from the path the Lord had commanded you to follow! 17 So I took the stone tablets and threw them to the ground, smashing them before your eyes. 18 “Then, as before, I threw myself down before the Lord for forty days and nights. I ate no bread and drank no water because of the great sin you had committed by doing what the Lord hated, provoking him to anger. 19 I feared that the furious anger of the Lord, which turned him against you, would drive him to destroy you. But again he listened to me. 

Moses fasted for 40 days and nights not once, but twice - all for a rebellious people who had no regard that he was laying his life down on their behalf.  We fast for our generation, our cities, our campuses with no thanks, and no honor. We fast because we have come to know Him who is loving, merciful, and compassionate. As we fast, we get caught up in the passion of God to save. Be encouraged for this greater purpose of why we fast for this generation, not expecting appreciation, honor or even understanding, but only because we have come to know our God who is all powerful and merciful.  Therefore we remain on course that He has set for us – keep bringing all things to Him who has saved us from ourselves – Hallelujah! 

Responding to the transmitted message: We, as God’s people, are called to fast for our cities, our campuses, our communities, as it was done for us in the past.  Let’s pray for the same desire that our God will hear our petitions crying out for the nations, that His people will turn to worship only Him through the end of times. 

Day 4

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Day 3

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Day 2

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Into the Wild

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Day 1

Monday, May 25th, 2009