Meditation: Consecrate a fast! “Consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly; gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land to the house of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord.” Joel 1:14 Reflection: In Joel’s day instruction was given that would bring a much needed breakthrough. The people were experiencing a drought in the land and invasion that was depleting their natural, economic and human resources. Today in Alaska the drought we are experiencing is a lack of righteousness in the land and the locusts are manifesting as suicide, drug and alcohol addiction, murders, and domestic and sexual abuse. The Joel of our day, Lou Engle, has called us to enact the same remedy that promised heaven’s response, ‘consecrate a fast, cry out to the Lord.’ “That a people sitting darkness saw a great light, and those sitting in the land and show of death, upon them a light dawned.’ Matthew 4:16. Before Jesus was thrust into ministry in the power of Holy Spirit He was first led by Holy Spirit into a 40 day fast. Matthew 4:1-11 and Luke 4:1-14. He is our example and we intentionally set ourselves to this fast. There are …

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