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Publisher Shearon Hurst           Issue 22     April 23, 2003

 

 Starve Out The Devil! *

Fasting for 40 Days from all forms of criticism, irrational fear, unbelief, and negative speech. 
Get filled with faith and godly expectations.

 

Isaiah 58:6-9  "Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness,  To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke?  Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out;  When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh?  Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily,  And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.  Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, 'Here I am.'

  Your fasting must be in letting the oppressed go free. One way to do this is through your halting all 
criticism, irrational fear, unbelief, and negative speech This is part of the fast the Lord requires of us . . .

Scripture teaches about fasting that looks like this:

In like manner, let us go forth into a PRAYER STORM of silencing the voice of the enemy. It's time we come together and to starve out the spirit of criticism, irrational fear, and unbelief that is on the loose in these days through a fast. Not a fast of food or drink but a fast of critical, unbelieving, negative speech.  Please join with me to shut the enemy down. Seldom will be heard a discouraging word as we glorify the Lord.  Let's be salt and light!

Our weapons are divinely powerful to the destruction of the enemy's strongholds. Let's fast from these negative forms of speech and release the  opposite spirit and the nature of Christ Jesus our Lord. Then let's lift a shout of High Praise that the victory is the Lord's.

 

 

  A SHARED WORD FROM A SISTER IN CHRIST

Shanta Mitchell

The Christian should ALWAYS us positive words when speaking.  The Bible lets us know that there is power, life and death in the tongue but so many times we speak fear, negativity and death into our situations and the situations of our loved ones.  For instance, mothers that are rooted and grounded forget that the word tells us  that we and our household shall be saved; that if they raise their children up in the word when they get older it will continue to dwell IN them.  However, when a little bit of trouble hits they let the devil have their children by the words they speak...."you can't seem to stay out of trouble", "why is this happening to my family?", "you aren't going to ever get off drugs" and on and on an on.  Instead of saying things like. "Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world", "The word declares that you are the head and not the tail", "You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you"  Saying these things even when you don't physically see them happening and when the end seems like destruction is living my faith and God's holy word.  God is not a man that He should lie and He loves it when we totally remind Him of His word.

 

And here are the words that came forth today

 EXPECT

I have promised that all your needs shall be met, and that I will not turn a deaf ear to your cries, 
when you call I will hear and answer.  I want you to start expecting to receive an answer. 
Expect to hear my voice, expect to be blessed.  Why do you pray and don�t get ready to be blessed?  
You pray without expectation.  My promises are true. 

I need you to trust Me.  Let me Lead and guide you. 
I long to whisper words of love and affection in your ear. 
I promised that I wouldn�t leave you comfortless.  
You must believe that what you have asked for will come to past.

 Trust in Me, don�t be moved by what you see, and don�t be moved by what you feel.  
Be confident that I have risen in your midst to bring healing, to bring salvation, 
to bring victory and council to those in need.  Even now I am interceding for you 
and My Father always heareth My prayers.  I expect you to pray to Me, 
you must expect to receive your blessings.  

Know that I have heard your prayers and I am bringing all that you ask to past.  
I am bringing about a complete change in your life.  
Trust in Me and believe that I am faithful to do those things that I have promised to do. 
Expect Me to bring the natural in alignment with the
spiritual.  
I am the God of Abraham, of Moses, of Isaac, is there anything too hard for Me?

Expect to be blessed

 

THE WORD OF THE LORD TODAY

Patsy Shelton

I WILL HEAR YOU WHEN YOU CALL

                                   
 
Psalm 4:3-8
Selah.  But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.  Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.  Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, 
and put your trust in the LORD. There be many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.  Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.  I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

My people in their hearts know that when they call, I hear. But then fear, doubt, and unbelief begin to creep in, and they don't believe that I will answer. So I give you this  day a key to entering into standing and believing, until you have received the answer.

First you must stand in awe of who I am, Knowing in your heart that all that concerns you, concerns Me. Knowing that I will never leave you or forsake you, and that all things are possible with Me. Then when this is established in your heart, the sin of fear, doubt, and unbelief will not enter in. But it must be reinforced; you must commune with your own heart.

You must recount even the miracles that I have worked for you in the past, knowing that in this day and in this time, that I am doing greater things than I did yesterday. I will withhold no good thing from you. When you needed divine provision, I provided. 
When you needed healing, I came to your rescue, and brought My healing touch. When you
needed deliverance, I was there to take you from the snare of the fowler. Have I ever failed you? No, and I will not fail you now.

But, you must establish this in your mind, and then commune with your heart. Your mind and your heart must come into agreement. You must speak the wondrous things that I have done and am doing, out loud because faith comes by hearing, and hearing by My word. 
Not only the words that I have spoken to your heart, but by My written word. Then you must be still, and meditate on these things, that they might take root, in your heart, and not be an empty confession, but they will become a reality in your soul.  Casting down vain imaginations, and every thing that exalts itself above Me. Then you will be rooted and grounded, and fear, 
doubt, and unbelief will not enter it. It will create a wall around your mind, and your heart that
cannot be penetrated, and you will sin not.

Expectancy and anticipation will fill your heart. Then the light of My countenance will shine upon you, and gladness will fill your heart. And the peace that passes all understanding will flood your being; you will lie down in peace, and know I hold it all in My hand, and that I will withhold no good thing from you.

 

 

In closing:

We are expecting the Lord to bless us, but before we can be bless, we have to get ready to be blessed. We must remove all form of evil speaking towards our fellowman; we must stop praying to God for one thing, then taking the blessing back with our tongues.  We can't expect God to bless us if we are not walking and talking His Words. Come on its time to walk the walk and talk the talk.

Stop complaining about your job, start thanking God you have one.  Stop complaining about how your husband/wife treats you, start praying and thanking God for them.   Stop talking about what some people are wearing, starting offering them something better (if you have it).  Stop thinking that you won't be able to make it, and start praising the Lord for waking you up this day. Stop complaining about how overweight you are and thank God that He has blessed you with food to eat.  Stop talking about how bad you feel, and start thanking God that you have feet to walk on, hands to feel, eyes to see, ears to hear, etc.  

Let's starve out the Devil, let's send him fleeing back to his little kingdom to be fed, let's not give him one ounce of nourishment.  STARVE HIM OUT!!!!!

 

  SCRIPTURES TO MEDITATE ON

  Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. (I Chronicles 16:22, 22)

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; (1 Tim. 2:1-3,)

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (Mat 5:44)

  Finally, whatsoever is true, whatsoever is honest; whatsoever is pure, whatsoever is lovely and of a good report, t
hink on these
(Phil 4:8). 

 

 

YOUR CROSS


    Whatever your cross. Whatever your pain
    There will always be sunshine.  After the rain

    Perhaps you may stumble. Perhaps even fall
    But God's always there, to help you through it all.

  THE HOLY SPIRIT

Patsy Shelton

Jackie Collins

            Shanta Mitchell              

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*Starve out the Devil - From the Elijah List

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