Transformation - Fasting Information
WELCOME TO TRANSFORMATION 2022
According to the Bible, there are three duties of every Christian: pray, fast and give. Biblical fasting takes a lot of discipline and strength which you can only receive from God. Your private discipline will bring you rewards in Heaven, says Matthew 6. When you give God your first through fasting, prayer and giving at the beginning of the year, you set the course for the entire year.
We encourage you to seek the Lord in prayer and let your decisions about your biblical fasting come from Him. Ask the Lord to show you areas to target during your time of fasting and prayer. We believe that, as we pray and seek God and give Him our best at the first of the year, He will bless our entire year! Matthew 6:33 tells us, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
Another great promise, from the book of Isaiah 58:6, proclaims that the chosen fast will "undo the heavy burdens and let the oppressed go free." We know that so many believers carry burdens. Whether they be emotional, financial, physical or relational, as we come together to fast and pray, we believe that your burdens will be lifted and that blessings of God will be released into your life! Fasting is more than just the absence of food, it is a time to consecrate our lives to the Lord. We need to spend time in prayer and seeking His face throughout this season expecting to hear His direction for us.
TYPES OF FASTS
Drink only liquids (You establish the number of days that is healthy for you)
THE DANIEL FAST
Eat no meat, no sweets, and no bread. Drink water and juice. Eat fruits and vegetables
A partial fast is from 6:00am to 3:00pm or from sun up to sundown. You can select from three types of fasting: a Full Fast, Daniel Fast, or give up at least one item of food
Other Than Food Fast
This is anything you feel would be a sacrifice to do without for 21 days. Some because of medical reasons and other reasons might replace food items with things like entertainment (movies, TV, etc.) social media, news, soda's or coffee. Anything that would be a sacrifice given up and in place of that one would spend that time in prayer and fasting in it's place.
FIRST FRUITS OFFERING
At the end of Transformation 2022, on Celebration Sunday, we give a first fruits offering. We believe in giving the very best first. If you'd like to sow your first fruits seed, there are a few ways to do so:
TEXT TO GIVE
To text your first fruits seed, send your dollar amount and the word "first" to the number (84321) to begin the giving process. For example, your text would read "$150 first"
GIVE IN PERSON
You are always more than welcome to give in person at any of our services via an offering envelope just be sure to write FIRST FRUITS OFFERING on the envelope!
Online giving is an always available and always convenient option for you to sow a first fruits seed. Simply click here Giving Portal link. Once there, click on the green square that says ONLINE GIVING fill in the appropriate information and select "FIRST" as your "fund"
FIRST FRUITS OFFERING
FIRST FRUITS OFFERING
The First Fruits Offering is a free-will offering, separate from and in addition to the tithe. In the Old Testament this was the offering that God required to be given to Him from the earliest ripening produce (the first fruit) of any grain or fruit harvest. The first fruit was given before the entire harvest was taken as a deposit or down payment guaranteeing God's blessing upon the rest of the harvest.
What makes a first fruit offering different than a tithe is that the tithe is 10 percent of your gross income, which God claims as His own. The First Fruits offering, however, is a free-will offering where you determine the amount. For us today, a First Fruits Offering is a yearly event where we give God an offering based on what we are believing our financial harvest for the year to be. We offer this offering for two reasons:
- It acknowledges God's ownership of all we own.
- It is given as a deposit or down payment guaranteeing God's blessing upon the rest of our financial harvest for 2022. This offering takes place on Sunday, January 23rd, during our Celebration Service.
We encourage you to spend time seeking the Lord on what He wants you to give for this special seed and be ready to see Him move mightily in your finances all year long as you sow this symbolic seed.
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