FROM HICF SENIOR PASTOR ON
HICF’S CALL FOR 3 DAYS NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL
‘5R FASTING AND PRAYERS’
(Realization, Return, Repentance, Restoration and Rising to the need of the hour)
Since the fall out from the garden of Eden, the dark chasm of sin has separated man from his creator – God almighty, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – the only true God.
God, returned to work after “resting on the seventh day”.
He began this great work of man’s return to Himself with the patriarchs, our great forefathers in Faith. Then the prophets and climaxing the closure of the great deep–that deep dark chasm by sending His only son Jesus Christ to be the only way back to Himself for whosoever that will believe in Him.
The call of God has been echoing through generations and we are the last generation.
The call won’t continue forever, there is time for everything as set by God.
The window of opportunity to return is fasting closing with each passing day.
Jesus is coming back VERY SOON!
I understand people are too familiar with ‘He is coming back soon, He is coming soon’ such that it is losing its purpose of keeping us alert and watchful.
But listen and reason: if it has been declared for 2,000 years that ‘He is coming back is soon’ and more than 2,000 years have elapsed, aren’t we closer to His coming than ever before?
Moreover, since creation, after every two thousand years, specific events take place, a string of major events take places; starting from creation, to the time of the great flood (Noah’s flood), from that time to the first advent of Christ and from the time of Christ to our time now.
The body of Christ, those born of the Spirit of God, are more convinced than ever before with the words of Jesus that we are the last generation spoken of in the word of God:
“Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.”
“Then the Son of Man will appear, coming in the clouds with great power and glory.”
Yes, this is the generation that will see the son of God coming back for the final redemption of His church and the Judgment of those that rejected him.
That is why this body of Christ, Hangzhou International Christian fellowship, the Church of Christ in this land, is calling for a 3 days fasting and praying with a theme – 5R fasting and prayers.
The 5Rs are fully recorded in the the story of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32.
REALIZATION – THE VERY FIRST R:
The prodigal son has to come to his senses, how can he be out there squatting and eating with the pigs while in His father’s house there is abundance?
Unfortunately and regrettably, many Children of God are out there, living and squatting with the ‘pigs of our days.’
May God have mercy.
It is utterly wrong for a prince to be on foot walking while the slave is on the horse riding (Ecclesiastes 10:7).
This is the opportunity, this is the chance, this is the time for a solemn assembly. Let us humble ourselves, with broken hearts and contrite spirits to return to God. I believe all of us are tired of the song:
‘I didn’t know. I didn’t know,’ or ‘If only I had known, if only I have realized.’
That is why it is important we be unified with one voice to seek the face of the merciful Father in prayers and fasting for the spirit of realization in every area of our lives.
There are many things happening around us that we are not realizing their physical and spiritual implications.
Hey, we don’ t have to go the prodigal son’s way before we realize. Brothers and sisters, stop wasting away the gifts of God and His blessing in your life or else , the world will help you to quickly waste it and then throw you out. If we realize in good time, our songs will change from I didn’t know or I didn’t realize to thanking God for guidance and leading by the Holy Spirit.
Finally on realization, the need of Realization is not to be viewed only in the context of the prodigal son.
Even as Children of God, we need that spirit of realization so that we will not continue to remain in our bubble of comfort but rather aspiring to keep on growing in the grace and knowledge of Christ.
The word of God said after the prodigal son came to his sense, that realization triggered the need to rise and take the next step.
In the case of the prodigal, it was to return to the the father.
RETURN – THE SECOND R:
Returning brings us face-to-face with the Father who has been waiting for our return; face-to-face with our Father who loves us, there in His arms we acknowledge our sins and repent.
REPENTANCE – THE THIRD R:
And surely we will be forgiven and that is evident by the restoration of son-ship on the prodigal son.
RESTORATION – THE FOURTH R:
The restoration of Son-ship translates the need to rise to the needs in the House:
RISING – THE FIFTH R:
After all the celebration of his return, forgiveness, and restoration, the prodigal son, now a son in the house must rise to meet the need of house, back to work for the House.
Spiritually, we must rise to the need of the hour in this our time. We must get back to our calling, get back to our position in Christ and work with Him for the Hour is here – the bridegroom cometh for his bride, spotless, and without wrinkles.
Beloved of God,
HICF 5R Fasting and Prayers, is divinely orchestrated such that it coincides with the call of THE RETURN by Jonathan Cahn.
THE RETURN is a national call across the United states as well a global calling for one day fasting and prayers for people to return to the Lord and repent of their sins and God will surely hear the cry of his people.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
God can surely hear you when you pray alone but also there is something more powerful when we come in a solemn assembly crying out in harmony – the power of unity is great.
Don’t miss this ONE TIME opportunity to Join the body of Christ universally to cry out to God in fasting and prayers for the 5R. Hear me, I can assuredly tell you, you need to be part of this prayers and fasting. I have never felt more convicted that this could be the game changer for you and me and the body of Christ world wide.
God is faithful and just and He will not only forgive us and purify us from all unrighteousness but will also secure and protect us from His righteous wrath that is coming upon earth.
Register now, to be part of HICF 3 days national and international 5R prayers and fasting set for the 24th, the 25th and then we will join the international community across the globe on the 26th of September for the prayers and repentance globally.
Before these days of corporate prayers and fasting, 24th to the 26th – begin focusing on these 5R:
Read Luke 15:11-32 to see and understand the 5R: Realization, Return, Repentance, Restoration and Rising to the need of the hour.
God bless you.