The Great American Fast III is history.God poured out blessing after blessing as we met in Lamar, Pennsylvania. But we were not alone. We were joined by you - 28 states and 12 countries as we sought for the presence of God together. There can be no doubt that our God is a prayer answering God. And there can be no doubt that He still is in control.
TGAF III is gone, but TGAF IV is coming. This is no time to stop. This is no time to rest on what has been accomplished by the Lord. This is time to step it up, to apply the pressure to the devil, and finish it off. God will complete what He has started. Will You?
In Joel 2:12-16 we read, "Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God . . . . Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children . . . ."
The prophet Joel calls on his people to do several things in the hope that the Lord ". . . is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil" (verse 13). That is the purpose of The Great American Fast. It is our purpose to call a nation to fasting, weeping, and mourning. Might we turn to the Lord with all of our heart.
We, at The Great American Fast are insistent to blow the trumpet of warning. God has called us to sanctify a fast, to gather the people, to assemble the elders, and to call a solemn assembly - a small price to pay for our God and the rest of the story.
Our God - the God that never changes; the same yesterday, today, forever. He is faithful.
The rest of the story is found in verses 18 and 19 - "Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people. Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen:"
The key word is THEN. When God's people have done their part, THEN the God who never changes will act. Stand with us as we blow the trumpet, call a solemn assembly, and THEN . . . .
For the Glory of the Lord
For the Glory of the Lord We advance united Following Christ's blazing sword His Dominion sighted All that has been taken It shall be restored This eternal anthem For the Glory of the Lord - Twila Paris