The Most Important Hub I've Ever Written--The Great American Fast

"So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, ...For word came unto the king of Nineveh, ... And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water: But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?" (Jonah 3:5-9)

In the above passage we see the results of Jonah's preaching at Nineveh. Notice that Jonah was only one man, with only one message delivered to a completely heathen nation, but yet God marvelously intervened on their behalf (see Jonah 3:10 and Jonah 4:11). We may have changed, but our God has not.

America is a heathen nation. It really is. Our only hope is to return to God. I believe it is time for America, as a nation, to pray and fast for God's blessing to return. Through the years God has sent great revivals to His people and to the best of my knowledge, not one came without serious, heart-wrenching prayer.

I understand we are living in the last days, but I also understand it is not God's will for any to perish, but to come to repentance (II Peter 3:9). It is high time for America to rise up and seek the face of her God. We have been sleeping too long.

A few months ago I was sitting in the adult Sunday school class listening as the teacher taught on the importance of prayer and fasting. The National Day of Prayer has been attacked, but in reality no one can stop anyone from praying. America has largely quit praying by choice.

I have always had a burden for America to return to her Lord, but since that one Sunday school class my burden has grown heavier. I'm asking my fellow hubbers to help me bear that burden. On Sunday, July 3, 2011 the first Great American Fast will be held from 6:00am to 6:pm. The purpose of the fast is to seek God's face, that He might be glorified in this country once again. I plead with you to join us. I realize fasting may not be practical or possible for everyone, but would you please enter into the spirit of the fast with us.

It is so important and I still believe II Chronicles 7:14--"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." If we are to claim we believe God's Word, let us claim it all. Let us humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and repent of our wicked sin. If we do that, then God promises to hear from Heaven. Please do not even try to tell me that is just Old Testament teaching. God is true to His Word--always!

We have opened a website at www.thegreatamericanfast.org. Would you please check it out and get involved. The purpose of the website is to keep us encouraged throughout the year as July 3 approaches, One day of concerted prayer is not enough. We must be praying daily for God to move. Please feel free to leave prayer requests and praises so that others may pray and rejoice with you. You may email special meetings and other news items so that many can be praying for your event.

Matthew 6:17, 18 tells us, " But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly." That being said, you can register on the website using an appropriate username and remain anonymous.

Secondly if we are to call America to prayer, I need your help. Please use your influence to spread the word any way you can. Let your church and pastor know about July 3 so that all may have a part.

Those of you that know me know that this is not an attempt to glorify a man or a ministry. This is all about God working in His church and in our lives.This is all about God getting the glory He deserves. This is about living with eternity's values in view. The time is NOW! We must awake and fight the fight that God may once again take His rightful place.

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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

Amen brother! Awesome words for every believer. I will be going to the website and checking it out, This is something we surely need not only in our homes but our churches also.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Michael,

Thanks for stopping by. We need to get back to the Lord in the worst kind of way.


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

YES WE DO!


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samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee

up and beautiful! Well written and challenging; a most informative hub. On my way to the website. May God's name be glorified in all we do...


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Jokarenk 5 years ago from Addison, NY

Amen Indeed! I will definetely share this hub and the website with people, I too feel that there needs to be a revival in America, the land that was founded for God. So many people are lost and caught up in the new age "religions" that have turned people away from God focusing on nothing but worldly lusts. Thank You for sharing this great hub, going to check the website out. Thanks!


coffeesnob 5 years ago

lifegate

I am on it ... God restore America


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creativeone59 5 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you LG, for a hub that's saying something to the people. Count me in. Thank you for sharing. Godspeed. creativepone59


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

Hallelujah!!! Amen!! Consider it done. I have goose bumps. It is confirming to what has been in my heart for this year. Awakening! It is time to wake up. We have been asleep to long.

Will be passing along to our Church.


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djbraman 5 years ago

This is amazing, I posted on my prayer sight just this morning 11 Chronicles 7:14 I always tell people that ask me, when is the best time to fast, or they find many excuses of why they can't fast, but I say, you should fast when the man of G-d calls you too! The spirit is speaking to this nation and through our anointed ministers. I will be entering a 21 day corporate fast on the 9th, and I will certainly join you in July! And will post it on my prayer line: http://believersministryprayerwarriors.ning.com/fo...

Preach it Pastor! Prayer and fasting for a nation moves the muscle of G-d! Glory!


lifegate 5 years ago

Thank you all. Let's keep the ball rolling!


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JeanieR 5 years ago from Sequoia National Forest, CA

God bless you, Lifegate, for taking the initiative on this. May the Aarons arise to keep you arms lifted high. On my way to the website now!


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Thank you, Jeanie!


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gingerka 5 years ago from Colorado

I am praying for our nation now and will continue. Thank you.


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Judicastro 5 years ago from birmingham, Alabama

Amen Pastor, I am standing with you and praying for this nation to return to God. Bless you!


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

Shared, and praying with you! Thanks for your great encouragement through this hub. :)


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aguasilver 5 years ago from Malaga, Spain

Indeed, time for a solemn assembly.


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Cedar Cove Farm 5 years ago from Southern Missouri

Amen, brother! I completely agree, America has got to repent-period. Blessing will not come until then.


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Specialk3749 5 years ago from Michigan

Amen! I will check out the site too. Thanks for organizing this very important prayer meeting.


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Raymond Tremain 5 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

It only takes ONE MAN to change the way the world lives, Jesus was that one man, look what Paul accomplished, yes so did Jonah, and there are many others,

God loves all

Prayer is the ONLY answer, right through the Word there are many times where they prayed for things to happen and it was done.

Ramon


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Thank you everyone for your support. Now let's put our knees where our mouth is and get to the website and sign up! America needs you!


tinamarie9884 5 years ago

lifegate, Great hub, I will get to the website.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Thanks, TM.


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila

Great hub, great exhortation for God's people. Yes I believe with all my heart that prevailing prayer is the main key to revival. Even our country needs also revival so I will start praying for it. Blessings and regards.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Cristina,

Thanks for your support. Maybe you start the Great Philippines Fast in your country.


His daughter 5 years ago

Couldn't agree with you more, lifegate! I've been praying for this but I know those prayers need to be even more intense. God bless in calling us to action and the reminder. It is encouraging when we know that there are others all across this country joining us in our efforts to cry out to God for intervention.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

His daughter,

Go get 'em!


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matt6v33 5 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

hello young man,

Happy New Years to you, and your loved ones.

I'll surly prayer for you, and all those, per this wonderful write up! Good Job! On This...... U have my support and prayers. Keep Going Sir, Keep Going!


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Matt6v33,

Thanks for the encouragement.If you get a chance, get to the website and sign up.


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Marliza Gunter 5 years ago from South Africa

Wow..I had to go back and check my facebook when I received a message from God in audable voice..it was on the night of 19 Dec 2010 and I posted it on fb the 20th...I received 2 Chr 7:14 and asked God if it was for me or for them (not sure who them was)..God said for them.

2Chr 7:14

14. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2Chr 7:14)

I figured I had to tell "them" to go and watch Faith like Potatoes (movie).


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Marliza,

Thanks for stopping by and for letting me know about the movie.


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A M Werner 5 years ago from West Allis

Sounds good! I will spread the word! Peace


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

A M,

Thanks. If you get a chance (and I hope you do), hop over to the website and sign up.


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bettybarnesb 5 years ago from Bartlett, TN

Hey lifegate: This is one of my most favorite Books in the Bible. The story of Jonah. It is such a "heart felt" hub. Thank you!


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

bettybarnesb,

You're quite welcome. I'm actually going to begin teaching a series on Jonah tomorrow at our church. It is a great book with lots of practical teaching. Hope you sign up for the fast!


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noturningback 5 years ago from Edgewater, MD. USA

A very good and Godly message. I am glad I found this Hub and indeed I will check out the link to the webpage for praying and a fast on the 3rd of July.

We are all to confees that Jesus Christ is Lord, some will follow Him and others will not, it saddens me as well that the message would be heard and then discarded. Human will not to be stepped on.

Great hub.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Noturningback,

Thanks for stopping by. I do hope you will check out the website and sign up. It is truly sad that so many will discard the message of Jesus Christ.


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Treasuresofheaven 5 years ago from Michigan

This is good! I checked out the web-site briefly. I will return again. God Bless you for following His call to you.


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Treasuresofheaven,

Thanks for stopping by. Yes, please do go to the website and sign up. America needs you!


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Hi Dearest Bill,

I see you had written this hub over two years ago! God bless you. What a great ministry for a call to prayer and fasting for our nation. How important for all to humble ourselves on our faces before the Lord that we turn back to God. Wake up America! I pray that the veil be removed and He reveal His pure truth to all of America and the world.

I am participating in the fast and praying. I will not be able to attend, but I do plan on praying and fasting for our nation to return to God.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless you. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper


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lifegate 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Good Morning Faith,

It's good to see you. America is far worse off than any of us know. Whether as a nation or individuals we need to seek The Lord wholly and holy again. I've seen God working over the past several years in some miraculous ways, but we aren't there yet. Thanks for the visit, the vote, and the share.

Oh, and if you can, I'd appreciate it if you could get to the website (www.thegreatamericanfast.org) and sign up. That doesn't mean you have to attend, just that you're standing with us. Have a great weekend!

Bill

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