Day of Fasting & Prayer - March

Divine connections are those associations or relationships that God has preordained for us. They are priceless because God uses these relationships to direct us to our destiny and bring increase to us. These divine connections are part of His plan to help us connect more deeply with God; with others who will help encourage us in our spiritual walk and growth; and help us to connect people who are not in the kingdom yet.

Day of Fasting & Prayer - February

We have heard the statement many times, living life on the edge. This phrase can give or carry a positive connotation. There are many people who love to do daring things/feats such a jumping or parachuting from an airplane or zip lining from high mountains. They love the feeling, the exhilaration, and the rush that comes with taking risks or living life on the edge. The thought is, you are not living until you are living life on the edge!

But living life on the edge comes with inherent danger!

Day of Fasting & Prayer - January

This month, our prayer theme is to possess the land, in Jesus name! The biblical basis for this is found in Joshua, where he declares: Today you will know that the living God is among you. He will surely drive out the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites, and Jebusites ahead of you (Joshua 3:10). We are asking the Lord to uproot and drive out all the agents of evil from our lives, households, church, and community as we seek take new territory for God.

Day 21 – Jehovah, we need Your presence in taking new territory and healing!

Read: Joshua 3:10; 6:1-27; Genesis 17:8; Obadiah 1:19

Devotional

Today is the final day of our 21 Days of Fasting & Prayer based on the theme, Lord Take Us Where We’ve Never Been Before. It has been a powerful time of denying ourselves food to seek in prayer the greater presence of the living God in lives, our homes and church.

I call you to join us this morning in the Prayer Room at 9:30 am for our Pre-Service Prayer Meeting. We are believing God that His people will respond to the call of the Holy Spirit and fill this room to overflow as we passionately seek God for his blessing on our services today and in the days to come! If you have not yet joined us, would you come today?

In our morning service, we will be preaching about God’s call for us to take new territory for the kingdom of God. We will be announcing and explaining the launch of brand-new campus ministry at PPT called,South Asian Fellowship under the leadership of Pastor Shamoon Munir.

Last Sunday night, we experience an incredibly powerful demonstration of God’s presence in our service. As we worshipped the Lord and powerful anointing came for healing and miracles, we are believing for an even greater anointing tonight at 6:00 pm as Finu Iype ministers the Word of God and we exercise our faith again for signs, wonders, and the miracles of God. We will also be anointing and praying for everyone to be released in ministry to take new territory for God in the days ahead!

So may you come to church today, filled with anticipation and expectation that the presence of the living God will fill our hearts and church and challenge us to take us where we’ve never been before in taking new territory and in healing and miracles. Invite someone to join you today!

Pastor Barry Risto


Prayer Points

  • Thank God that you are alive to partake in this year’s fasting program.

  • 1 John 1:9 - Confess any known and unknown sins.

  • Bring sincere repentance unto the Lord regarding any hidden sin that may hinder the move of God during and after this 21-day prayer and fasting.

  • Declare 7x and say it aloud: In 2019, My God, Jehovah Elohim is taking me to a place where I have never been before in prayer, the word and in my giving. For I will possess the land.

  • Joshua 3:10 – Like the people of Israel, drive out the agents of evil from my life and household in Jesus’ name as I possess the “LAND”.

  • Lord, uproot and drive out the agents of evil from PPT as we move forward as a church to possess the “LAND”.

  • In 2019, as PPT advances Your work in ministry, Jehovah Nissi drive out the agents of the devil in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:10 - In Jesus’ name drive out the agents of evil working against our pastoral team as they lead us like the Levites to possess the “LAND”.

  • Joshua 6:2 – Lord, speak clearly to our pastoral team as they lead us to possess the “LAND”.

  • Joshua 6:8-11 – Father we pray for a spirit of adherence for PPT as we follow our spiritual leadership to possess the “LAND”.

  • Joshua 6:20 – In Jesus’ name, every wall of “JERICHO” in my life will and must fall.

  • Walls of Jericho around my household fall in Jesus’ name. (mention them)

  • SHOUT WITH A VOICE OF TRIUMPH at the walls of Jericho in your life in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 6:20 – In Jesus’ name every wall of Jericho around PPT and its ministries fall, fall, fall.

  • Every wall of Jericho around the ministries of our pastoral team fall in Jesus’ name.

  • Genesis 17:8 – Lord, give the neighbourhood of North Brampton and its surrounding areas to PPT in Jesus’ name.

  • Obadiah 1:19 – In Jesus’ name and according to Your word PPT will possess the “LAND”.

  • I will possess the “LAND”;

  • My house will possess the “LAND”

  • Declare 7x – In 2019, I will not live in the past but will live in the overflow of God’s grace, goodness and blessing.

  • Jehovah, release PPT’s Youth Pastor to us in Jesus’ name.


Pre-Service Prayer, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Let's fill the Prayer Room to overflowing this morning!

Day 20 – In Jesus' name, we will cross the Jordan

Read: Joshua 3:16b,17; 2 Kings 2:6-14

Devotional

Joshua led the Children of Israel to the Jordan River. The Promised Land was in sight. Four hundred years of slavery and forty years of Wilderness wandering have brought them to the edge of their destiny. This was what they have been waiting for.

There are three things in play in our text: on one side of the ledger, we have the Wilderness, on the other side we have the Promised Land and in the middle we have the Jordan River, a physical obstacle, preventing their progress.

The Wilderness

Each one of us could tell a story of life in the Wilderness. Simply put, it’s a place where life is just difficult. It’s a struggle to make it through the day. In the Wilderness we walk and walk and walk and get nowhere. No matter what we do progress eludes us. We feel lost, confused, and at times we are not sure which way to go or what to do.

The Wilderness represents a place of deep sorrow and tears; a place of loneliness, a place of fear, and a place of unhappiness. 

The Promised Land

We all have some idea of what the Promised Land is or what it will be like. It represents our destiny. This is where we want to be. It points to a better future; it’s a place of Joy; it’s a place of fulfilled life, a life of meaning and rest; it’s a place of security and predictability. We feel safe!

If the Wilderness is about survival then the Promised Land holds before us the image of living, really living in God`s presence.

The Obstacle

There is a very important principle/pattern in life: there are battles before victory and there are struggles before celebration.

The Jordan River was the boundary between the Wilderness and the Promised Land. It was the obstacle standing between the people of God and their Promised Land.

The Bible tells us that they spent three days at the River Jordan; with each passing day, the mighty current eroded their confidence. The cry from deep within, we will never make it!

It’s easy for us to relate to the emotions and thoughts of the Children of Israel. So many of us face our own Personal Jordan’s that feel permanent and powerful that we don’t even try to make it across. Our lives feel stalled, stuck on the wrong side of Gods purposes and promises. We read about the abundant life, but can`t make it out of the Wilderness.

We would want to escape the Wilderness. If we could have our way we would want God to pluck us out of our Wilderness and set us down in the Promised Land. That’s not how it works. God does not rescue or save us from the circumstances of our lives. 

For every Wilderness there is a Promised Land and for every Promised Land there is a River Jordan that must be crossed.

Cross-over

In our narrative from chapter 1 to chapter 3, this word Cross-over was used approximately 21 times; it represents a place of transition, moving from the Wilderness to the Promised Land. Elisha had come to that place of transition in his life. He had followed Elijah for some time but now Elijah was gone and the Jordan River stood before him and his destiny; he had to Cross-over Jordan and into what God had waiting for him.

Like Israel, we stand at the edge of our personal Jordan River. The only way into the Promised Land is through the raging flood water of life. How deep is it? How solid is the bottom? Is it slippery? How strong is the current? How far across is the river?  What will I find on the other side? All good questions.

In some way those are the questions of life, the questions that arise every time we make a move whether physically, emotionally or spiritually. They are not questions that get answered before we step into our personal Jordan. 

Ultimately, it is God not the answers that takes us across our Jordan.

Step in and get your feet wet

God, however, did not hold back the water for the Children of Israel before they put their feet in. It is only after they stepped into the water that God acted, and provided a miracle. God can only work with what we give Him. Standing on the bank waiting for answers, waiting for better time and place, or waiting for the flood to subside offers God nothing to work with.

One step was all it took. With the one step God acted, the flowing water stood still, there was dry land and the people crossed over. With that one step they followed the Ark of God`s presence into the Jordan and across. 

What is the first step that we must take? Maybe that first step is obedience, maybe its offering someone forgiveness and reconciliation. Maybe your life is unmanageable and the first step is one of twelve, maybe that first step is to be quiet, be still, and listen. Perhaps it’s letting go of being in control of your life and trusting God.

God knows the first step to be taken. I do not know when and how you will cross your Jordan but I know it happens one step at a time and that first step always takes us to a new land, to a new way of being, and to new life, God`s life. 

Step out in faith, follow the Ark of the Covenant of God`s presence and Cross- over your Jordan.

— Pastor Charles Lawrence


Prayer Points

  • Thank God that you are alive to partake in this year’s fasting program.

  • 1 John 1:9 - Confess any known and unknown sins.

  • Bring sincere repentance unto the Lord regarding any hidden sin that may hinder the move of God during and after this 21-day prayer and fasting

  • Decree that no plan of the enemy shall hinder you in this 21-day fasting program.

  • Take spiritual authority over the physical and spiritual in your neighbourhood.

  • Lord, lead me to where I have never been before with You (mention the areas) in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:16 – Beyond the Jordan was the promise land, Lord me to cross my Jordan.

  • Joshua 3:17 -  I pray for spiritual, insight, strength and divine protection for the PPT pastoral staff and their family as we cross the Jordan in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:17 – I pray for divine ability for the PPT pastoral staff in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:17 – In Jesus’ name we declare that in 2019, none will be left behind in PPT as we cross the Jordan.

  • 2 Kings 2:6 – Lord, release the spirit that was upon Elisha on me and my household as we cross our Jordan this year.

  • Jehovah, release the spirit that was upon Elisha upon PPT as You lead us where we have never been before.

  • Lord, I break the stronghold of fear upon my life and household in Jesus’ name.

  • Eternal God, break the stronghold of fear upon PPT in Jesus’ name.

  • 2 Kings 2:7 – Lord, I don’t want to be a spectator as You lead me to cross the Jordan.

  • Father, lead PPT to cross her Jordan in Jesus’ name.

  • Isaiah 42:16 – 2019 is year I have never been before; guide, lead, smooth and brighten my way in Jesus’ name.

  • Lord, for my household, 2019 is an unknown territory and experience; guide, lead, smooth and brighten our way in Jesus’ name.

  • All-Knowing God in 2019, guide, lead, smooth and brighten PPT’s way in Jesus’ name.

  • In Jesus’ name, my household and I will cross the Jordan.

  • In Jesus’ name PPT will cross the Jordan.

  • Jehovah, release PPT’s Youth Pastor to us in Jesus’ name.


Join the Prayer Conference Call at 8:00 pm tonight.
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Day 19 – Lord, Drive Out The Enemy

Read: Joshua 3:10,14,15; Isaiah 41:10-20

Devotional

We call on the Lord to drive out the enemy, just as Joshua declared to the people in Joshua 3:10; “And Joshua said, hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites , … and the Jebusites.” We must trust that the Lord will surely do it and the enemy knows we cannot lose with the Lord on our side.

Therefore, the enemy feels threatened and whenever the enemy is threatened, he will attack by fighting us. Satan will not waste time to attack you if you are not engaged in any spiritual exercises. However, any time you are obediently moving with the Lord, fasting and praying or waiting on the Lord, the enemy will attack you because you are a threat. The good thing is our enemy is not all knowing, he is not creative and we are not ignorant of his devices. He will use fear, oppression and any destructive force available to try to shut down those things that bring glory and honor to God.

As we journey with the Lord, to where we have never been before, we must not allow the enemy to keep us down because we have nothing to fear. The enemy cannot destroy us and the enemy cannot take us from God. We are made perfect through Jesus Christ and we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who loves us. 

As we journey with the Lord, to where we have never been before, we must take God at His word and believe that God would keep His promise to cut off our Jordan River once we get our feet wet by stepping out into the river. Joshua said that Israel could know for certain that God would give them the land of Canaan when they saw Him miraculously stop the Jordan River. But they still had to step out in faith. God is calling us to walk by faith and not by sight. 

As we journey with the Lord, to where we have never been before, we must be strong and courageous; not be afraid or terrified because of the enemy, because the LORD our God will go with us and will never leave us nor forsake us. The Lord will not only part the Jordan river, we shall surely walk on dry ground, that is our God’s specialty. 

As we journey with the Lord, to where we have never been before, we must remember that God works powerfully when His people take Him at His word and step out in faith. Be encouraged, for with God nothing shall be impossible, so as we fast and pray, may we see God do great and mighty things. Amen!

Brother Alex Agbogla


Prayer Points

  • Thank God that you are alive to partake in this year’s fasting program.

  • 1 John 1:9 - Confess any known and unknown sins.

  • Bring sincere repentance unto the Lord regarding any hidden sin that may hinder the move of God during and after this 21-day prayer and fasting

  • Decree that no plan of the enemy shall hinder you in this 21-day fasting program.

  • Take spiritual authority over the physical and spiritual in your neighbourhood.

  • Lord, lead me to where I have never been before with You (mention the areas) in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:10 – Like the people of Israel, drive out the agents of evil from my life and household in Jesus’ name.

  • Lord, uproot and drive out the agents of evil from PPT.

  • In 2019 as PPT advances Your work in ministry, Jehovah Nissi drive out the agents of the devil in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:10 - In Jesus’ name drive out the agents of evil working against our pastoral team.

  • Isaiah 41:10 –Like Moses, Your Presence is an encouragement, Jehovah Shammah, remind me of Your presence every day, in 2019.

  • Jehovah Shammah, surround my household with Your presence. (mention their names and pray seriously)

  • Jehovah Shammah, overwhelm PPT with Your presence at every gathering in 2019 in Jesus’ name.(pray this seriously)

  • Father, in 2019 - let your Presence be felt across this nation of Canada; from the Office of the Prime Minister, across the legislative halls, schools, offices and everywhere. (pray this seriously)

  • Isaiah 41:10b – Ah Lord God, hold me and strengthen me, my household and PPT by Your right hand in Jesus’ name.

  • Jehovah, release PPT’s Youth Pastor to us in Jesus’ name.


Join the Prayer Conference Call at 8:00 pm tonight.
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Day 18 – Your promises are Yes and Amen

Read: Joshua 3:5,13,15,16; Jeremiah 1:12; 2 Corinthians 1:20

Devotional

“Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.” Joshua 3:5

Amazing things....yes, we all want them.  

As we enter into another year, we reflect upon a year that brought us much joy, laughter, challenges and difficulties through the year. We look to 2019, with anticipation and hope for an amazing year. Going deeper in God, seeing miracles and salvations, watching His handiwork in our lives, in our families, our church, our circumstances. Yes Lord... we want exactly what you promised in your Word.

The Israelites wanted what God promised them years before. They wanted the Promise Land and all that it held. But how? This wasn’t a life raft or boat. How do they get to the promise that God had for them? How did they know what would happen if they stepped into the Jordan at flood stage. Flood stage was not just inconvenient but covering areas not normally covered by water and possibly life threatening. What did they need to do? Follow the Ark of the covenant?! What was so important about this piece of furniture? Why did it need to go first? How do they get to the promise?

The clue was inside. The stone tablets that had the writings of the finger of God to the Israelites was a clear sign of His desire to have relationship with the Israelites. The pot of Manna was a reminder that God would provide for them wherever he would lead them. The other piece was the dead stick, Aaron’s rod. Yes I did say dead stick! And yet this stick grew leaves and almonds to remind them that God has the power to perform anything he wants with whatever he wants to accomplish in his will. The Ark of the covenant was a reminder of God’s faithfulness and the gold plated mercy seat on top, was the Old Testament reminder of God with us. When the Ark of the Covenant went in front of them, God walked before them. He was stepping into the Jordan and the water piled up into a heap. When you see the Ark of the covenant, you see the Great I Am before you.

Remember that just like the Israelites, He is walking before you. What amazing things are you trusting God for? Jeremiah 1:12 reminds us that “He is looking to accomplish His Word in your life." God loves us and desires a close relationship with us, He will provide for us in every situation with limitless power. His promises are yes and amen... there are no obstacles with God, only opportunities to show His power and love for His people. Walk into the unknown and watch obstacles pile up. He’s already there with amazing things for those who will dare to trust Him at His Word.

Blessings,

Pastor Kimberley Oldford


Prayer Points

  • Thank God that you are alive to partake in this year’s fasting program.

  • 1 John 1:9 - Confess any known and unknown sins.

  • Bring sincere repentance unto the Lord regarding any hidden sin that may hinder the move of God during and after this 21-day prayer and fasting

  • Decree that no plan of the enemy shall hinder you in this 21-day fasting program.

  • Take spiritual authority over the physical and spiritual in your neighbourhood.

  • Lord, lead me to where I have never been before with You (mention the areas) in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:13 – God Almighty bring into being Your word spoken over my life concerning these areas (ministry, career, marriage, and the like) in Jesus’ name.

  • Father, bring into being Your word concerning my household.

  • Joshua 3:13 – El Elyon, bring into being Your word concerning PPT in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:15,16 – Time and season will not stop the fulfilment of God’s word upon my life in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:15,16 – Time and season will not stop the fulfilment of God’s word upon my household in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:15,16  - Creation will not stop the fulfilment of God’s word on PPT.

  • Joshua 3:15 - In 2019, my breakthrough will not be determined by situations and conditions.

  • Jeremiah 1:12 – Jehovah bring to pass every divine word spoken over our Pastoral staff.

  • Jeremiah 1:12 – Declare and speak God’s word into your situations. (quote applicable scriptures)

  • 2 Cor 1:20 – The promises of God have been fulfilled in Jesus’; therefore in Jesus’ name I claim the promises of God  in the following areas ….(mention them

  • Declare and speak God’s word over your life, household and PPT.

    • Isaiah 40:29-31

    • John 14:27

    • Ephesians 3:20

  • Jehovah, release PPT’s Youth Pastor to us in Jesus’ name.


Join the Prayer Conference Call at 8:00 pm tonight.
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Feel free to join the Agape Prayer Life Group this morning at PPT at 10:00 am!

Day 17 – Jehovah, Stir Up My Faith By Your Word

Read: Joshua 3:3,5,8; 2 Chronicles 20:14-22; Hebrews 11:6

Devotional

‘… For tomorrow the Lord will do great wonders among you.'

It was the spoken promise of God to His people. God has a plan. After wandering for 40 years in the wilderness, a new generation is ready to enter Canaan, the Promised Land. The challenge of crossing of the Jordan River is that next step in fulfilling that plan. God revealed to Joshua the strategy and once again, God prepares both Joshua and the nation by teaching them the importance of courageous and consistent faith. 

LOOKING AT GOD’S PAST FAITHFULNESS
Joshua and Caleb were the only two spies of the twelve, who 40 years earlier believed God’s promise to help them defeat the occupiers and possess the Promised Land. Though the nation of Israel joined the other twelve spies in their unbelief and disobedience, these two continued to believe God and His promises, knowing somehow and someway, God would fulfill His promise. Joshua demonstrated his faith in God as he took up the challenge to lead the nation. Like Joshua, we too, need faith to begin and continue living the Christian life and journey.

While wandering in the wilderness some forty years, the Israelites had to trust God daily to save and guide them. By noticing how God fulfilled these promises to them in the past, they developed strong confidence that He would be faithful in the future and particularly in this moment, to cross the Jordan River. One of the keys to developing a strong, courageous and consistent faith is to reflect on how God has fulfilled His promises in the past.

BELIEVING GOD’S WORD NOW
So the next day, the Lord did a great wonder. The Israelite nation, consisting of some two million people then miraculously crossed the Jordan River to begin the long-awaited conquest of the Promised Land! God and spoken to Joshua and Joshua spoke to the people what God had said and promised: ‘For tomorrow the Lord will do great wonders among you’. All they needed to do, which they had failed to do 40 years earlier, was simply believe what God has said and step out in faith and obedience. Like Joshua and nation of Israel, we need courageous faith to continue to live this life in Christ, listening to His voice and follow His directions.

There is another example of this in 2 Chronicles 20:14-22:

"Early the next morning the army of Judah went out into the wilderness of Tekoa. On the way Jehoshaphat stopped and said, “Listen to me, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Believe in the LORD your God, and you will be able to stand firm. Believe in his prophets, and you will succeed."

Once again God’s people saw the Lord perform another miracle as the enemy attacked and destroyed each other. The key was to believe in Lord and what He had said through His prophets.

Hebrews 11:6 says, "And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him."

SEEING GOD’S MIRACLES TOMORROW
Today, lets please God by exercising our confidence in the Word He has spoken and the promises He has made. As you read his Word and pray into it today, let it stir up faith within in your spirit, believing that‘tomorrow the Lord will do great wonders among you’

Pastor Barry Risto


Prayer Points

  • Thank God that you are alive to partake in this year’s fasting program.

  • 1 John 1:9 - Confess any known and unknown sins.

  • Bring sincere repentance unto the Lord regarding any hidden sin that may hinder the move of God during and after this 21-day prayer and fasting

  • Decree that no plan of the enemy shall hinder you in this 21-day fasting program.

  • Take spiritual authority over the physical and spiritual in your neighbourhood.

  • Lord, lead me to where I have never been before with You (mention the areas) in Jesus’ name.

  • 2 Chron 20:15 – In 2019, I will not be afraid because my battle(s) (spiritual, physical, financial, social) are not mine but the Lord’s.

  • 2 Chron 20:15, 17 – In 2019, I will not be discouraged by difficult situations and conditions (army) that may come my way because You will fight for me.

  • In 2019, cause PPT not to be discouraged by difficult situations in Jesus’ name.

  • Father, I declare that discouragement will not be my household’s portion in 2019.

  • Jehovah Nissi, fight PPT’s battles for us in Jesus’ name.

  • Father, fight my household battles for me in Jesus’ name.

  • 2 Chron 20:17 - Like the people of Judah, stir up my faith with Your presence in Jesus’ name.

  • Jehovah Shammah, stir up the faith of my household with Your presence.

  • 2 Chron 20:17 – Lord, let Your word stir up my faith in You.

  • Lord, let Your word stir up the faith of my household and PPT in Jesus’ name.

  • Father, lead me to the place where hearing or reading Your word stirs up my faith.

  • God of hosts, lead PPT to the place where hearing or reading Your word stirs up our faith in You.

  • Heb 11:6 – Lord, remove any faith obstacles (mention them) in my life.

  • Heb 11:6 -Jehovah remove any faith obstacles in my household and PPT. (mention them)

  • Lord, stir up the faith of our pastoral team by Your word in Jesus’ name.

  • Jehovah, release PPT’s Youth Pastor to us in Jesus’ name.


Join the Prayer Conference Call at 6:00 am this morning.
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Join us tonight for Worship & Prayer in the Main Sanctuary at 7:00 pm.

Day 16 – I Will Purify Myself For The Lord

Read: Joshua 3:5, Psalm 12:6, Titus 2:11-14

Devotional

We have heard the following scripture quoted many times “You are not your own.” (1 Cor. 6:19) What does that phrase mean for us during these days of fasting and prayer? Knowing that we are not our own, how can we practically live our lives to please the One who gave everything to buy us back from a life of destruction?

In Joshua 3:5, Joshua told the people to “Purify themselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do great wonders among you.” The word sanctify as some versions use, comes from the Hebrew word Qabash meaning to be, to make, pronounce, or observe clean. The word purify as other versions use, means to make pure by removing impurities, being free from guilt or sin and being free from corrupting elements.

Our focus for today is purifying ourselves for the Lord. The word of the Lord tells us that we are not our own. We have been bought with a very expensive price – the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Therefore, in response to the great love of God, and the wonderful salvation provided by that great love, let us take the time to purify ourselves from all impurities.

Like the Children of Israel, in Joshua chapter 3, the Lord wants us to boldly go where we have never gone before. He wants us to move into all that He has for us with confidence and boldness. However, it hard to move with confidence and boldness being weighed down by various sins. Picture a marathon runner trying to run a race wearing scuba gear, not only would it look ridiculous! It would totally slow the person down and hinder his/her race! Likewise, the Lord is calling each of us to lay aside, to strip off all those things that hinder us from taking new ground.

God wants to do great things among His people. Therefore, purification is a must in order for Him to do all that He wants to do in us, and take us to places we have never been before. Psalms 12:6 tells us that “God’s promises are pure...like silver refined in the fire 7 times over.” That means when God promises something, you can take that to the bank! There is no such thing as non-sufficient funds from God’s promissory notes. Therefore, we can trust God to do His part. His part is His presence with us.

The Ark in Joshua 3 represented the presence of God with the Children of Israel. God’s very presence was with them. He did not fail to lead them into the wonders that He had for them and demonstrated to them. God has great wonders that He wants to lead us into. Our part is to purify ourselves, to turn from evil and live a life devoted to Him because of all that He has done for us.

We are not our own. He gave His life to free us from every sin, to make us His own people – people who are totally committed to living right in order to please Him.

Let this day be a day where we commit to lay aside every weight that keeps us back, that we go to Him and trust His promises, and believe and walk with Him into all the new ground that He has for us.

Be Blessed,

Pastor Wayne Russell


Prayer Points

  • Thank God that you are alive to partake in this year’s fasting program.

  • 1 John 1:9 - Confess any known and unknown sins.

  • Bring sincere repentance unto the Lord regarding any hidden sin that may hinder the move of God during and after this 21-day prayer and fasting

  • Decree that no plan of the enemy shall hinder you in this 21-day fasting program.

  • Take spiritual authority over the physical and spiritual in your neighbourhood.

  • Lord, lead me to where I have never been before with You (mention the areas) in Jesus’ name.

  • Psalm 51:10 – Father, create in me a clean heart for Your service

  • Joshua 3:5 – Lord, with the blood of Christ cleanse me and make my path straight.

  • Psalm 12:6 – Jehovah purify me by Your word.

  • Lord, purify my household and PPT by Your Word.

  • Heb 12:1 – In Jesus’ name I will lay aside every weight (mention the areas) and allow You to take me to where I have never been before with You. (mention the areas)

  • Titus 2:12 – Father, help me to turn away from any form of godless living and sinful pleasures in Jesus’ name.

  • Lord of Hosts, uproot any form of godless living from PPT.

  • Titus 2:12 - El-Elyon in 2019, I want to live in wisdom, righteousness and devotion unto You.

  • Titus 2:12 - Jehovah, cause my household to live in wisdom, righteousness and devotion unto You.

  • Titus 2:12 – Lord, I declare that in 2019, PPT will live in wisdom, righteousness and devotion unto You.

  • Yahweh Maccaddeshem sanctify PPT by Your word.

  • Jehovah, release PPT’s Youth Pastor to us in Jesus’ name.


Join the Prayer Conference Call at 8:00 pm tonight!
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Note: Tomorrow's Prayer Conference Call will be held at 6:00 am.

Day 15 – I Will Leave The Past Behind

Read: Joshua 3:1; 2 Kings 5:9-14, Isaiah 43:18-20

Devotional

I will leave the past behind. Did you read that out loud? Okay please reread this out loud. I WILL LEAVE THE PAST BEHIND. There, it’s different when you say it out loud, isn’t it. It feels like you’ve made a decision right? Well that’s exactly what we want you to do today. Purpose to not only say it, but do it. Leave the past in the past particularly if there has been a lot negativity. It’s not easy to do. You don’t wake up one morning, say this affirmation and automatically your memory is swiped clean. That’s in the movies. This is real life. However, declaring this out loud is the beginning.

Proverbs (18 verse 21) tells us that life and death is in the power of the tongue. We choose life. So when you say it out loud you set something in motion. Now this may sound contradictory but you may at times reflect on the past, It’s ok, learn the lessons you need to learn from past experiences. Then like a relay runner grab the baton labeled future and run like someone’s chasing you – but don’t look back. Grab it, focus and run!

I remember running 4x4 relay in track and field as the 4th runner. The fourth runner brings the team to the finished line. Have you ever seen the runner of a track team look back? If the team is lagging behind someone how the 4th runner has to bring the team to the place where they can win. If I turned to look back, for any reason at all - to find out where I was with the other runners, I risked my competitors to use that split second to pick up speed and race past me. I couldn’t afford it! Yes, we were a team and everyone had their role to play but as 4th runner I had to focus on that finish line. Try running and turning your head backwards, see what happens. You slow down. You are distracted and while you are looking back someone is running past you.

Naaman had a preconceived mindset of how he thought God was to carry out his healing. Until Naaman decided to leave his mindset at the chariot and step out in faith obeying the messengers’ orders he was stuck. When he agreed, obeyed and stepped into the dirty, ugly water, that was not what he liked, desired or expected that’s when he was healed. It wasn’t the way he wanted it. He did not want to stay in his disease. Moving forward meant he had to give up something; his will.

Through Isaiah God reminds the people of His character, who He is and what He has done in the past. He’s done great things. Yet He goes on to tell them in Isaiah 43:18:

“But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do."

Get excited! God is not stuck to the past. He is a forward moving God. He is so relevant! He wants us to look forward to what He wants to do. God was constantly getting His people to look up and look ahead. God is constantly getting His people to look up and look ahead. When you are constantly looking back you are not operating in faith. When you are constantly looking back you are distracted. So look forward. Leave the past behind. Come on, say it again: I will leave the past behind.

Let’s move forward.

Pastor Patricia Russell


Prayer Points

  • Thank God that you are alive to partake in this year’s fasting program.

  • 1 John 1:9 - Confess any known and unknown sins.

  • Bring sincere repentance unto the Lord regarding any hidden sin that may hinder the move of God during and after this 21-day prayer and fasting

  • Decree that no plan of the enemy shall hinder you in this 21-day fasting program.

  • Take spiritual authority over the physical and spiritual in your neighbourhood.

  • Joshua 3:1 – Like the people of Israel, Lord, I leave the past; bring me to a place where You will lead me to where I have never been before with You (mention the areas) in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:1 – The people of Israel camped before crossing the Jordan, help me to prepare for what You are going to do during this fasting program.

  • Jehovah prepare myself, household and church for what You are going to do in 2019.

  • Lord, in 2019 take me to a place where I have never been before …..(in prayer, study of the word, giving – mention them)

  • 2 Kings 5:11 – Naaman’s expectation was in the past, I reject my expectations of the past in Jesus’ name.

  • 2 Kings 5:12 – I declare in Jesus’ name that my past  will not hold me back as I wait on You to take me where I have never been before.

  • 2 Kings 5:14 - I break the stronghold of reluctance upon my life and household in Jesus’ name.

  • In the mighty name of Jesus’ I break the stronghold of reluctance on PPT.

  • In Jesus’ name may PPT not live in the past but embrace Your move in the present.

  • Isaiah 43:19 – In Jesus’ name do something new in my life. (mention the areas)

  • Father do something new in my household and PPT in Jesus’ name.

  • Isaiah 43:18-19 – Jehovah, help me to forget the past and wait on You to take me where I have never been before with You.

  • Isaiah 43:20b – Lord take me to where I have never been before in 2019.

  • Isaiah 43:20b - Lord, take PPT to a place where we have never been before.

  • Declare 7x – In 2019, I will not live in the past but will live in the overflow of God’s grace, goodness and blessing.

  • Jehovah, release PPT’s Youth Pastor to us in Jesus’ name.


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Day 14 – Jehovah, we need Your presence in healing!

Read: Joshua 3:3,6,11; Exodus 33:12-15

Devotional

With the theme Lord, Take Us Where We’ve Never Been Before, we are believing God for signs, wonders, miracles and healings to be performed as we welcome the presence of God in our services today!

The Scriptures reveal to us the names of God which describe the nature and character of God. One of God’s names is Yahweh Rapha meaning The Lord Who Heals.

"and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”  Exodus 15:26

God is our Healer, in all three dimensions of our being: body, soul and spirit!

Isaiah prophesied that spiritual and body healing would be provided through the death of Christ on the cross:

"But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed."  Isaiah 53:5

His name, Yahweh Rapha, assures each of us that our Heavenly Father wants to restore wholeness in every dimensions of our lives including our souls, which is our mind, emotions and will! For He gave us the promise, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3)

So the end result for us to, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.” (Psalm 103:2-3) Amen!

So may we come together ready to bless the Lord for all His benefits and especially His provision of healing. May God fill us with great faith, anticipation and expectation as we gather in our services this morning and then again tonight for our special healing and miracles service with Finu Iype! Be sure to invite someone to join you today and let’s allow God to, Take Us Where We’ve Never Been Before … in healing and miracles!

Pastor Barry Risto


Prayer Points

  • Thank God that you are alive to partake in this year’s fasting program.

  • 1 John 1:9 - Confess any known and unknown sins.

  • Bring sincere repentance unto the Lord regarding any hidden sin that may hinder the move of God during and after this 21-day prayer and fasting

  • Decree that no plan of the enemy shall hinder you in this 21-day fasting program.

  • Take spiritual authority over the physical and spiritual in your neighbourhood.

  • Lord, lead me to where I have never been before with You (mention the areas) in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:3 – Lord, overwhelm the PPT pastoral team with Your presence as we embark on this journey in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:3 – Lord, overwhelm my home with Your presence as You lead me to where I have never been before.

  • Joshua 3:3 – Jehovah, overwhelm PPT with Your presence in our services this year in Jesus’ name.

  • Exodus 33:14 – Surround me with Your presence.

  • Exodus 33:14 – Surround PPT with Your presence.

  • Lord, remove all the impediments to Your presence in my life.

  • Father remove all the impediments to Your presence in my household.

  • Elohim, remove all the impediments to Your presence in PPT in Jesus’ name.

  • Exodus 33:16 – Your presence sets us apart, therefore we ask for Your presence in our services Jesus’ name.

  • Exodus 8:20-23 – Goshen was saved of the plagues because of Your presence with Israel; Lord make my life and household a ‘GOSHEN’.

  • Exodus 8:20-23 – Jehovah Rapha, make PPT a ‘GOSHEN’.

  • Lord, like Goshen, protect my home in Jesus’ name.

  • Lord, like Goshen, protect the homes of the PPT pastoral team in Jesus’ name.

  • Exodus 15:26 – Jehovah Rapha heal me of my sickness (mention it)

  • Psalm 107:20 – Jehovah Rapha, I release Your word into my sickness. (mention it)

  • Jehovah, release PPT’s Youth Pastor to us in Jesus’ name.


Pre-Service Prayer, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Would you make a special effort to attend and be the answer to our prayer? Last Sunday 76 people came, we are looking for at least another 44 people to join us this week to fill our ‘upper room’ (prayer room) with believers passionately seeking God!

Day 13 – In Jesus' name, we will cross the Jordan

Read: Joshua 3:16b,17; 2 Kings 2:6-14

Devotional

Joshua led the Children of Israel to the Jordan River. The Promised Land was in sight. Four hundred years of slavery and forty years of Wilderness wandering have brought them to the edge of their destiny. This was what they have been waiting for.

There are three things in play in our text: on one side of the ledger, we have the Wilderness, on the other side we have the Promised Land and in the middle we have the Jordan River, a physical obstacle, preventing their progress.

The Wilderness

Each one of us could tell a story of life in the Wilderness. Simply put, it’s a place where life is just difficult. It’s a struggle to make it through the day. In the Wilderness we walk and walk and walk and get nowhere. No matter what we do progress eludes us. We feel lost, confused, and at times we are not sure which way to go or what to do.

The Wilderness represents a place of deep sorrow and tears; a place of loneliness, a place of fear, and a place of unhappiness. 

The Promised Land

We all have some idea of what the Promised Land is or what it will be like. It represents our destiny. This is where we want to be. It points to a better future; it’s a place of Joy; it’s a place of fulfilled life, a life of meaning and rest; it’s a place of security and predictability. We feel safe!

If the Wilderness is about survival then the Promised Land holds before us the image of living, really living in God`s presence.

The Obstacle

There is a very important principle/pattern in life: there are battles before victory and there are struggles before celebration.

The Jordan River was the boundary between the Wilderness and the Promised Land. It was the obstacle standing between the people of God and their Promised Land.

The Bible tells us that they spent three days at the River Jordan; with each passing day, the mighty current eroded their confidence. The cry from deep within, we will never make it!

It’s easy for us to relate to the emotions and thoughts of the Children of Israel. So many of us face our own Personal Jordan’s that feel permanent and powerful that we don’t even try to make it across. Our lives feel stalled, stuck on the wrong side of Gods purposes and promises. We read about the abundant life, but can`t make it out of the Wilderness.

We would want to escape the Wilderness. If we could have our way we would want God to pluck us out of our Wilderness and set us down in the Promised Land. That’s not how it works. God does not rescue or save us from the circumstances of our lives. 

For every Wilderness there is a Promised Land and for every Promised Land there is a River Jordan that must be crossed.

Cross-over

In our narrative from chapter 1 to chapter 3, this word Cross-over was used approximately 21 times; it represents a place of transition, moving from the Wilderness to the Promised Land. Elisha had come to that place of transition in his life. He had followed Elijah for some time but now Elijah was gone and the Jordan River stood before him and his destiny; he had to Cross-over Jordan and into what God had waiting for him.

Like Israel, we stand at the edge of our personal Jordan River. The only way into the Promised Land is through the raging flood water of life. How deep is it? How solid is the bottom? Is it slippery? How strong is the current? How far across is the river?  What will I find on the other side? All good questions.

In some way those are the questions of life, the questions that arise every time we make a move whether physically, emotionally or spiritually. They are not questions that get answered before we step into our personal Jordan. 

Ultimately, it is God not the answers that takes us across our Jordan.

Step in and get your feet wet

God, however, did not hold back the water for the Children of Israel before they put their feet in. It is only after they stepped into the water that God acted, and provided a miracle. God can only work with what we give Him. Standing on the bank waiting for answers, waiting for better time and place, or waiting for the flood to subside offers God nothing to work with.

One step was all it took. With the one step God acted, the flowing water stood still, there was dry land and the people crossed over. With that one step they followed the Ark of God`s presence into the Jordan and across. 

What is the first step that we must take? Maybe that first step is obedience, maybe its offering someone forgiveness and reconciliation. Maybe your life is unmanageable and the first step is one of twelve, maybe that first step is to be quiet, be still, and listen. Perhaps it’s letting go of being in control of your life and trusting God.

God knows the first step to be taken. I do not know when and how you will cross your Jordan but I know it happens one step at a time and that first step always takes us to a new land, to a new way of being, and to new life, God`s life. 

Step out in faith, follow the Ark of the Covenant of God`s presence and Cross- over your Jordan.

— Pastor Charles Lawrence


Prayer Points

  • Thank God that you are alive to partake in this year’s fasting program.

  • 1 John 1:9 - Confess any known and unknown sins.

  • Bring sincere repentance unto the Lord regarding any hidden sin that may hinder the move of God during and after this 21-day prayer and fasting

  • Decree that no plan of the enemy shall hinder you in this 21-day fasting program.

  • Take spiritual authority over the physical and spiritual in your neighbourhood.

  • Lord, lead me to where I have never been before with You (mention the areas) in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:16 – Beyond the Jordan was the promise land, Lord me to cross my Jordan.

  • Joshua 3:17 -  I pray for spiritual, insight, strength and divine protection for the PPT pastoral staff and their family as we cross the Jordan in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:17 – I pray for divine ability for the PPT pastoral staff in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:17 – In Jesus’ name we declare that in 2019, none will be left behind in PPT as we cross the Jordan.

  • 2 Kings 2:6 – Lord, release the spirit that was upon Elisha on me and my household as we cross our Jordan this year.

  • Jehovah, release the spirit that was upon Elisha upon PPT as You lead us where we have never been before.

  • Lord, I break the stronghold of fear upon my life and household in Jesus’ name.

  • Eternal God, break the stronghold of fear upon PPT in Jesus’ name.

  • 2 Kings 2:7 – Lord, I don’t want to be a spectator as You lead me to cross the Jordan.

  • Father, lead PPT to cross her Jordan in Jesus’ name.

  • Isaiah 42:16 – 2019 is year I have never been before; guide, lead, smooth and brighten my way in Jesus’ name.

  • Lord, for my household, 2019 is an unknown territory and experience; guide, lead, smooth and brighten our way in Jesus’ name.

  • All-Knowing God in 2019, guide, lead, smooth and brighten PPT’s way in Jesus’ name.

  • In Jesus’ name, my household and I will cross the Jordan.

  • In Jesus’ name PPT will cross the Jordan.

  • Jehovah, release PPT’s Youth Pastor to us in Jesus’ name.


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Day 12 – Lord, Drive Out The Enemy

Read: Joshua 3:10,14,15; Isaiah 41:10-20

Devotional

We call on the Lord to drive out the enemy, just as Joshua declared to the people in Joshua 3:10; “And Joshua said, hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites , … and the Jebusites.” We must trust that the Lord will surely do it and the enemy knows we cannot lose with the Lord on our side.

Therefore, the enemy feels threatened and whenever the enemy is threatened, he will attack by fighting us. Satan will not waste time to attack you if you are not engaged in any spiritual exercises. However, any time you are obediently moving with the Lord, fasting and praying or waiting on the Lord, the enemy will attack you because you are a threat. The good thing is our enemy is not all knowing, he is not creative and we are not ignorant of his devices. He will use fear, oppression and any destructive force available to try to shut down those things that bring glory and honor to God.

As we journey with the Lord, to where we have never been before, we must not allow the enemy to keep us down because we have nothing to fear. The enemy cannot destroy us and the enemy cannot take us from God. We are made perfect through Jesus Christ and we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus who loves us. 

As we journey with the Lord, to where we have never been before, we must take God at His word and believe that God would keep His promise to cut off our Jordan River once we get our feet wet by stepping out into the river. Joshua said that Israel could know for certain that God would give them the land of Canaan when they saw Him miraculously stop the Jordan River. But they still had to step out in faith. God is calling us to walk by faith and not by sight. 

As we journey with the Lord, to where we have never been before, we must be strong and courageous; not be afraid or terrified because of the enemy, because the LORD our God will go with us and will never leave us nor forsake us. The Lord will not only part the Jordan river, we shall surely walk on dry ground, that is our God’s specialty. 

As we journey with the Lord, to where we have never been before, we must remember that God works powerfully when His people take Him at His word and step out in faith. Be encouraged, for with God nothing shall be impossible, so as we fast and pray, may we see God do great and mighty things. Amen!

Brother Alex Agbogla


Prayer Points

  • Thank God that you are alive to partake in this year’s fasting program.

  • 1 John 1:9 - Confess any known and unknown sins.

  • Bring sincere repentance unto the Lord regarding any hidden sin that may hinder the move of God during and after this 21-day prayer and fasting

  • Decree that no plan of the enemy shall hinder you in this 21-day fasting program.

  • Take spiritual authority over the physical and spiritual in your neighbourhood.

  • Lord, lead me to where I have never been before with You (mention the areas) in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:10 – Like the people of Israel, drive out the agents of evil from my life and household in Jesus’ name.

  • Lord, uproot and drive out the agents of evil from PPT.

  • In 2019 as PPT advances Your work in ministry, Jehovah Nissi drive out the agents of the devil in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:10 - In Jesus’ name drive out the agents of evil working against our pastoral team.

  • Isaiah 41:10 –Like Moses, Your Presence is an encouragement, Jehovah Shammah, remind me of Your presence every day, in 2019.

  • Jehovah Shammah, surround my household with Your presence. (mention their names and pray seriously)

  • Jehovah Shammah, overwhelm PPT with Your presence at every gathering in 2019 in Jesus’ name.(pray this seriously)

  • Father, in 2019 - let your Presence be felt across this nation of Canada; from the Office of the Prime Minister, across the legislative halls, schools, offices and everywhere. (pray this seriously)

  • Isaiah 41:10b – Ah Lord God, hold me and strengthen me, my household and PPT by Your right hand in Jesus’ name.

  • Jehovah, release PPT’s Youth Pastor to us in Jesus’ name.


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Day 11 – Your promises are Yes and Amen

Read: Joshua 3:5,13,15,16; Jeremiah 1:12; 2 Corinthians 1:20

Devotional

“Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.” Joshua 3:5

Amazing things....yes, we all want them.  

As we enter into another year, we reflect upon a year that brought us much joy, laughter, challenges and difficulties through the year. We look to 2019, with anticipation and hope for an amazing year. Going deeper in God, seeing miracles and salvations, watching His handiwork in our lives, in our families, our church, our circumstances. Yes Lord... we want exactly what you promised in your Word.

The Israelites wanted what God promised them years before. They wanted the Promise Land and all that it held. But how? This wasn’t a life raft or boat. How do they get to the promise that God had for them? How did they know what would happen if they stepped into the Jordan at flood stage. Flood stage was not just inconvenient but covering areas not normally covered by water and possibly life threatening. What did they need to do? Follow the Ark of the covenant?! What was so important about this piece of furniture? Why did it need to go first? How do they get to the promise?

The clue was inside. The stone tablets that had the writings of the finger of God to the Israelites was a clear sign of His desire to have relationship with the Israelites. The pot of Manna was a reminder that God would provide for them wherever he would lead them. The other piece was the dead stick, Aaron’s rod. Yes I did say dead stick! And yet this stick grew leaves and almonds to remind them that God has the power to perform anything he wants with whatever he wants to accomplish in his will. The Ark of the covenant was a reminder of God’s faithfulness and the gold plated mercy seat on top, was the Old Testament reminder of God with us. When the Ark of the Covenant went in front of them, God walked before them. He was stepping into the Jordan and the water piled up into a heap. When you see the Ark of the covenant, you see the Great I Am before you.

Remember that just like the Israelites, He is walking before you. What amazing things are you trusting God for? Jeremiah 1:12 reminds us that “He is looking to accomplish His Word in your life." God loves us and desires a close relationship with us, He will provide for us in every situation with limitless power. His promises are yes and amen... there are no obstacles with God, only opportunities to show His power and love for His people. Walk into the unknown and watch obstacles pile up. He’s already there with amazing things for those who will dare to trust Him at His Word.

Blessings,

Pastor Kimberley Oldford


Prayer Points

  • Thank God that you are alive to partake in this year’s fasting program.

  • 1 John 1:9 - Confess any known and unknown sins.

  • Bring sincere repentance unto the Lord regarding any hidden sin that may hinder the move of God during and after this 21-day prayer and fasting

  • Decree that no plan of the enemy shall hinder you in this 21-day fasting program.

  • Take spiritual authority over the physical and spiritual in your neighbourhood.

  • Lord, lead me to where I have never been before with You (mention the areas) in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:13 – God Almighty bring into being Your word spoken over my life concerning these areas (ministry, career, marriage, and the like) in Jesus’ name.

  • Father, bring into being Your word concerning my household.

  • Joshua 3:13 – El Elyon, bring into being Your word concerning PPT in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:15,16 – Time and season will not stop the fulfilment of God’s word upon my life in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:15,16 – Time and season will not stop the fulfilment of God’s word upon my household in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:15,16  - Creation will not stop the fulfilment of God’s word on PPT.

  • Joshua 3:15 - In 2019, my breakthrough will not be determined by situations and conditions.

  • Jeremiah 1:12 – Jehovah bring to pass every divine word spoken over our Pastoral staff.

  • Jeremiah 1:12 – Declare and speak God’s word into your situations. (quote applicable scriptures)

  • 2 Cor 1:20 – The promises of God have been fulfilled in Jesus’; therefore in Jesus’ name I claim the promises of God  in the following areas ….(mention them

  • Declare and speak God’s word over your life, household and PPT.

    • Isaiah 40:29-31

    • John 14:27

    • Ephesians 3:20

  • Jehovah, release PPT’s Youth Pastor to us in Jesus’ name.


Join the Prayer Conference Call at 8:00 pm tonight.
Dial: 647-977-2648
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Feel free to join the Agape Prayer Life Group this morning at PPT at 10:00 am!

Day 10 – Jehovah, Stir Up My Faith By Your Word

Read: Joshua 3:3,5,8; 2 Chronicles 20:14-22; Hebrews 11:6

Devotional

‘… For tomorrow the Lord will do great wonders among you.'

It was the spoken promise of God to His people. God has a plan. After wandering for 40 years in the wilderness, a new generation is ready to enter Canaan, the Promised Land. The challenge of crossing of the Jordan River is that next step in fulfilling that plan. God revealed to Joshua the strategy and once again, God prepares both Joshua and the nation by teaching them the importance of courageous and consistent faith. 

LOOKING AT GOD’S PAST FAITHFULNESS
Joshua and Caleb were the only two spies of the twelve, who 40 years earlier believed God’s promise to help them defeat the occupiers and possess the Promised Land. Though the nation of Israel joined the other twelve spies in their unbelief and disobedience, these two continued to believe God and His promises, knowing somehow and someway, God would fulfill His promise. Joshua demonstrated his faith in God as he took up the challenge to lead the nation. Like Joshua, we too, need faith to begin and continue living the Christian life and journey.

While wandering in the wilderness some forty years, the Israelites had to trust God daily to save and guide them. By noticing how God fulfilled these promises to them in the past, they developed strong confidence that He would be faithful in the future and particularly in this moment, to cross the Jordan River. One of the keys to developing a strong, courageous and consistent faith is to reflect on how God has fulfilled His promises in the past.

BELIEVING GOD’S WORD NOW
So the next day, the Lord did a great wonder. The Israelite nation, consisting of some two million people then miraculously crossed the Jordan River to begin the long-awaited conquest of the Promised Land! God and spoken to Joshua and Joshua spoke to the people what God had said and promised: ‘For tomorrow the Lord will do great wonders among you’. All they needed to do, which they had failed to do 40 years earlier, was simply believe what God has said and step out in faith and obedience. Like Joshua and nation of Israel, we need courageous faith to continue to live this life in Christ, listening to His voice and follow His directions.

There is another example of this in 2 Chronicles 20:14-22:

"Early the next morning the army of Judah went out into the wilderness of Tekoa. On the way Jehoshaphat stopped and said, “Listen to me, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Believe in the LORD your God, and you will be able to stand firm. Believe in his prophets, and you will succeed."

Once again God’s people saw the Lord perform another miracle as the enemy attacked and destroyed each other. The key was to believe in Lord and what He had said through His prophets.

Hebrews 11:6 says, "And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him."

SEEING GOD’S MIRACLES TOMORROW
Today, lets please God by exercising our confidence in the Word He has spoken and the promises He has made. As you read his Word and pray into it today, let it stir up faith within in your spirit, believing that‘tomorrow the Lord will do great wonders among you’

Pastor Barry Risto


Prayer Points

  • Thank God that you are alive to partake in this year’s fasting program.

  • 1 John 1:9 - Confess any known and unknown sins.

  • Bring sincere repentance unto the Lord regarding any hidden sin that may hinder the move of God during and after this 21-day prayer and fasting

  • Decree that no plan of the enemy shall hinder you in this 21-day fasting program.

  • Take spiritual authority over the physical and spiritual in your neighbourhood.

  • Lord, lead me to where I have never been before with You (mention the areas) in Jesus’ name.

  • 2 Chron 20:15 – In 2019, I will not be afraid because my battle(s) (spiritual, physical, financial, social) are not mine but the Lord’s.

  • 2 Chron 20:15, 17 – In 2019, I will not be discouraged by difficult situations and conditions (army) that may come my way because You will fight for me.

  • In 2019, cause PPT not to be discouraged by difficult situations in Jesus’ name.

  • Father, I declare that discouragement will not be my household’s portion in 2019.

  • Jehovah Nissi, fight PPT’s battles for us in Jesus’ name.

  • Father, fight my household battles for me in Jesus’ name.

  • 2 Chron 20:17 - Like the people of Judah, stir up my faith with Your presence in Jesus’ name.

  • Jehovah Shammah, stir up the faith of my household with Your presence.

  • 2 Chron 20:17 – Lord, let Your word stir up my faith in You.

  • Lord, let Your word stir up the faith of my household and PPT in Jesus’ name.

  • Father, lead me to the place where hearing or reading Your word stirs up my faith.

  • God of hosts, lead PPT to the place where hearing or reading Your word stirs up our faith in You.

  • Heb 11:6 – Lord, remove any faith obstacles (mention them) in my life.

  • Heb 11:6 -Jehovah remove any faith obstacles in my household and PPT. (mention them)

  • Lord, stir up the faith of our pastoral team by Your word in Jesus’ name.

  • Jehovah, release PPT’s Youth Pastor to us in Jesus’ name.


Join the Prayer Conference Call at 6:00 am this morning.
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Day 9 – I Will Purify Myself For The Lord

Read: Joshua 3:5, Psalm 12:6, Titus 2:11-14

Devotional

We have heard the following scripture quoted many times “You are not your own.” (1 Cor. 6:19) What does that phrase mean for us during these days of fasting and prayer? Knowing that we are not our own, how can we practically live our lives to please the One who gave everything to buy us back from a life of destruction?

In Joshua 3:5, Joshua told the people to “Purify themselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do great wonders among you.” The word sanctify as some versions use, comes from the Hebrew word Qabash meaning to be, to make, pronounce, or observe clean. The word purify as other versions use, means to make pure by removing impurities, being free from guilt or sin and being free from corrupting elements.

Our focus for today is purifying ourselves for the Lord. The word of the Lord tells us that we are not our own. We have been bought with a very expensive price – the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Therefore, in response to the great love of God, and the wonderful salvation provided by that great love, let us take the time to purify ourselves from all impurities.

Like the Children of Israel, in Joshua chapter 3, the Lord wants us to boldly go where we have never gone before. He wants us to move into all that He has for us with confidence and boldness. However, it hard to move with confidence and boldness being weighed down by various sins. Picture a marathon runner trying to run a race wearing scuba gear, not only would it look ridiculous! It would totally slow the person down and hinder his/her race! Likewise, the Lord is calling each of us to lay aside, to strip off all those things that hinder us from taking new ground.

God wants to do great things among His people. Therefore, purification is a must in order for Him to do all that He wants to do in us, and take us to places we have never been before. Psalms 12:6 tells us that “God’s promises are pure...like silver refined in the fire 7 times over.” That means when God promises something, you can take that to the bank! There is no such thing as non-sufficient funds from God’s promissory notes. Therefore, we can trust God to do His part. His part is His presence with us.

The Ark in Joshua 3 represented the presence of God with the Children of Israel. God’s very presence was with them. He did not fail to lead them into the wonders that He had for them and demonstrated to them. God has great wonders that He wants to lead us into. Our part is to purify ourselves, to turn from evil and live a life devoted to Him because of all that He has done for us.

We are not our own. He gave His life to free us from every sin, to make us His own people – people who are totally committed to living right in order to please Him.

Let this day be a day where we commit to lay aside every weight that keeps us back, that we go to Him and trust His promises, and believe and walk with Him into all the new ground that He has for us.

Be Blessed,

Pastor Wayne Russell


Prayer Points

  • Thank God that you are alive to partake in this year’s fasting program.

  • 1 John 1:9 - Confess any known and unknown sins.

  • Bring sincere repentance unto the Lord regarding any hidden sin that may hinder the move of God during and after this 21-day prayer and fasting

  • Decree that no plan of the enemy shall hinder you in this 21-day fasting program.

  • Take spiritual authority over the physical and spiritual in your neighbourhood.

  • Lord, lead me to where I have never been before with You (mention the areas) in Jesus’ name.

  • Psalm 51:10 – Father, create in me a clean heart for Your service

  • Joshua 3:5 – Lord, with the blood of Christ cleanse me and make my path straight.

  • Psalm 12:6 – Jehovah purify me by Your word.

  • Lord, purify my household and PPT by Your Word.

  • Heb 12:1 – In Jesus’ name I will lay aside every weight (mention the areas) and allow You to take me to where I have never been before with You. (mention the areas)

  • Titus 2:12 – Father, help me to turn away from any form of godless living and sinful pleasures in Jesus’ name.

  • Lord of Hosts, uproot any form of godless living from PPT.

  • Titus 2:12 - El-Elyon in 2019, I want to live in wisdom, righteousness and devotion unto You.

  • Titus 2:12 - Jehovah, cause my household to live in wisdom, righteousness and devotion unto You.

  • Titus 2:12 – Lord, I declare that in 2019, PPT will live in wisdom, righteousness and devotion unto You.

  • Yahweh Maccaddeshem sanctify PPT by Your word.

  • Jehovah, release PPT’s Youth Pastor to us in Jesus’ name.


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Day 8 – I Will Leave The Past Behind

Read: Joshua 3:1; 2 Kings 5:9-14, Isaiah 43:18-20

Devotional

I will leave the past behind. Did you read that out loud? Okay please reread this out loud. I WILL LEAVE THE PAST BEHIND. There, it’s different when you say it out loud, isn’t it. It feels like you’ve made a decision right? Well that’s exactly what we want you to do today. Purpose to not only say it, but do it. Leave the past in the past particularly if there has been a lot negativity. It’s not easy to do. You don’t wake up one morning, say this affirmation and automatically your memory is swiped clean. That’s in the movies. This is real life. However, declaring this out loud is the beginning.

Proverbs (18 verse 21) tells us that life and death is in the power of the tongue. We choose life. So when you say it out loud you set something in motion. Now this may sound contradictory but you may at times reflect on the past, It’s ok, learn the lessons you need to learn from past experiences. Then like a relay runner grab the baton labeled future and run like someone’s chasing you – but don’t look back. Grab it, focus and run!

I remember running 4x4 relay in track and field as the 4th runner. The fourth runner brings the team to the finished line. Have you ever seen the runner of a track team look back? If the team is lagging behind someone how the 4th runner has to bring the team to the place where they can win. If I turned to look back, for any reason at all - to find out where I was with the other runners, I risked my competitors to use that split second to pick up speed and race past me. I couldn’t afford it! Yes, we were a team and everyone had their role to play but as 4th runner I had to focus on that finish line. Try running and turning your head backwards, see what happens. You slow down. You are distracted and while you are looking back someone is running past you.

Naaman had a preconceived mindset of how he thought God was to carry out his healing. Until Naaman decided to leave his mindset at the chariot and step out in faith obeying the messengers’ orders he was stuck. When he agreed, obeyed and stepped into the dirty, ugly water, that was not what he liked, desired or expected that’s when he was healed. It wasn’t the way he wanted it. He did not want to stay in his disease. Moving forward meant he had to give up something; his will.

Through Isaiah God reminds the people of His character, who He is and what He has done in the past. He’s done great things. Yet He goes on to tell them in Isaiah 43:18:

“But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do."

Get excited! God is not stuck to the past. He is a forward moving God. He is so relevant! He wants us to look forward to what He wants to do. God was constantly getting His people to look up and look ahead. God is constantly getting His people to look up and look ahead. When you are constantly looking back you are not operating in faith. When you are constantly looking back you are distracted. So look forward. Leave the past behind. Come on, say it again: I will leave the past behind.

Let’s move forward.

Pastor Patricia Russell


Prayer Points

  • Thank God that you are alive to partake in this year’s fasting program.

  • 1 John 1:9 - Confess any known and unknown sins.

  • Bring sincere repentance unto the Lord regarding any hidden sin that may hinder the move of God during and after this 21-day prayer and fasting

  • Decree that no plan of the enemy shall hinder you in this 21-day fasting program.

  • Take spiritual authority over the physical and spiritual in your neighbourhood.

  • Joshua 3:1 – Like the people of Israel, Lord, I leave the past; bring me to a place where You will lead me to where I have never been before with You (mention the areas) in Jesus’ name.

  • Joshua 3:1 – The people of Israel camped before crossing the Jordan, help me to prepare for what You are going to do during this fasting program.

  • Jehovah prepare myself, household and church for what You are going to do in 2019.

  • Lord, in 2019 take me to a place where I have never been before …..(in prayer, study of the word, giving – mention them)

  • 2 Kings 5:11 – Naaman’s expectation was in the past, I reject my expectations of the past in Jesus’ name.

  • 2 Kings 5:12 – I declare in Jesus’ name that my past  will not hold me back as I wait on You to take me where I have never been before.

  • 2 Kings 5:14 - I break the stronghold of reluctance upon my life and household in Jesus’ name.

  • In the mighty name of Jesus’ I break the stronghold of reluctance on PPT.

  • In Jesus’ name may PPT not live in the past but embrace Your move in the present.

  • Isaiah 43:19 – In Jesus’ name do something new in my life. (mention the areas)

  • Father do something new in my household and PPT in Jesus’ name.

  • Isaiah 43:18-19 – Jehovah, help me to forget the past and wait on You to take me where I have never been before with You.

  • Isaiah 43:20b – Lord take me to where I have never been before in 2019.

  • Isaiah 43:20b - Lord, take PPT to a place where we have never been before.

  • Declare 7x – In 2019, I will not live in the past but will live in the overflow of God’s grace, goodness and blessing.

  • Jehovah, release PPT’s Youth Pastor to us in Jesus’ name.


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