A time of Consecration
What is man? He is a spirit living in a body. He is not a body who has a spirit, but rather a spiritual being having a physical experience. The real you is spirit. How do we know this? Look at Genesis 1:26-27
“26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”
Then comes Genesis 2:7
“7And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
What this shows is that before God formed man, He made him as a spirit. In this life there come times when we need to refocus the balance of spirit versus flesh. Discipline comes against the flesh, but it causes the spirit to live a greater life. Consecration comes to bring us back into alignment to live as a spirit mind. Everything in consecration comes against the flesh. The key is this; if it pleases God, do it. No matter what it costs you. Flesh decrease so spirit can increase.
I am about to birth something that God has been developing in me over the past 9 months. And to prepare for this birth, I need to honor His call into a time of consecration. See Joel 2:1, 12-19
“1Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
12Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:”
A fast is an affliction on the flesh. During it we are called to examine our own hearts, our own spiritual contamination. We are told to look inward and judge ourselves. We are to cry out to God so that the enemy loses his stronghold and cannot rob us of our inheritance. And at the end of it all, God is going to send us a blessing. (See scriptures Joel 2:12-19, Jeremiah 36:9, Daniel 2:2-3, Acts 13:1-2, Acts 14:23, Esther 4:16)
We are told in 2 Chronicles 20:3 that when we are stressed, or fearful, we should fast and seek God first before making any major decisions. And so, for the next 21 days I will discipline my flesh so that my focus can return to the things of the Spirit. At the end of consecration there will be an outpouring of the Spirit. New ministries will be birthed and I am going to know what to do next. This is not the “old-fashioned” way of doing things, it is the “Kingdom-fashioned” way. This consecration will open the door to the next level.
Will you join me in fasting? During this time I will not be posting on Social Media, or spending time mindlessly on my cell phone. I will be refraining from sugars, caffeine, processed foods, meats, soda, and other such dietary indulgences. Here is a version of the Daniel Fast you’re welcome to follow yourself. Each day will have set aside time for prayer and supplication and seeking God’s face about how He wants to use this ministry. I will be back on February 2nd to get this ball rolling.
Thanks for reading,