“This kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” Those were and are Jesus’ powerful words to his disciples. The Rock church has entered the most exciting and ambitious time in it’s entire history to date. God has given such increase here that we have literally outgrown the entire facility! We have huge plans for our future that entail not only going to a mobile church model in a school for 2 services, but also building a large “box” on the 52 acres by Christmas Eve 2016. If this were the only details involved in the vision for the future it could be described as nothing short of aggressive. However, not only is that our vision for expanding our local capacity to labor for the Great Commission, we are asking God to provide for us in such a way that we can do all of it, without a single, red cent of debt!
This brings us to our very first step in this journey as a church, 40 days of prayer and fasting beginning today. Before Ezra and the people of God embarked on a great and ambitious journey, Ezra said, “So we fasted and sought our God concerning this matter, and He listened to our entreaty.” Efforts that are not first set before the Lord through fasting and prayer can often prove to be merely the failed efforts of man’s imagination. We need the Lord more than ever and that’s the most exciting place for believers to live.
Today begins our 40 day season of fasting and prayer. We are seeking the Lord for: Unity, Protection, Favor and Provision. It is crucial that we stand together in unity as one body for one cause, which is the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We need the Lord’s protection from both earthly and spiritual enemies. We need immense favor and miraculous provision from the hand of our great and awesome God.
Thrilled to be serving with you, Pastor Wes