58 DAYS OF FOCUSED PRAYER INCLUDING TRUE FASTING FOR BREAKTHROUGH
Posted Feb 22nd 2002, 12:00 by Alabama Strategic Prayer Network on Prayer
Submitted by Janet Smith, AL-USSPN, State Prayer Coordinator (2001 – 2003)
February 22, 2002
“58 Days of Focused Prayer including True Fasting for Breakthrough”
As I was seeking the Lord at the beginning of the year, the Lord spoke these words to me: “There is coming a 58 day intense period of prayer and fasting for My Body. This period will be your shifting time for the season of revival that is now upon you.
PERIOD OF REMOVAL, RESTORATION, PREPARING THE WAY
This will be a period of removal. This will be a period of restoration. This will be a period of preparing the way and setting the course for the future.
THE FIRST 40 AND THEN THE NEXT 18 DAYS
The first 40 days of this period will be narrow, confining, and defining. The next 18 days will be set aside to remove weakness, infirmity, and that which has bent you over and kept you from advancing in the past. This will open the door for spiritual BREAKTHROUGH.
These 58 days will be intense, but strengthening. I will remove religious spirits that have embedded in My Body over the past 50 years. For now is the time for the generation that is rising to be released with a new mantle. This will be a time frame to define the mantle of authority to be worn by the carriers of vision into the next generation. This is a time for your enemies to be fully defined, and strategy to be developed for their exposure and overthrow.”
CRITICAL TIMING FOR THE RELEASE OF THIS WORD…
I have sought the Lord almost daily over this word. I have needed to restrain myself from prematurely trying to enter into this time frame of prayer. Timing is so important. Even though God is sovereign and not in time as we are, we must respond to Him in time to see change manifest in the earth realm.
NOW IS THE TIME! FEBRUARY 23 THROUGH APRIL 21 — 58 DAYS!
I believe NOW is the time for us to be focused. I have waited to declare this until the three days of fasting that precede the time of Purim. For us, that begins at sunset (6 PM) on Saturday, February 23. This should take us through April 21.
This is a HIGH ALERT time. Even though we have been walking, praying, and watching vigilantly since September 11, I believe plans are in place to overthrow and try to stop God’s covenant people from advancing. These plans are hidden and very destructive. The enemy is positioning his leadership to bring great destruction.
This must be exposed. I have felt in my spirit these plans would begin to materialize after the Olympics.
PURIM: A TIME TO OVERTHROW DECREES
We are entering the season of Purim. This year, Purim coincides with the end of the Mecca journey (Hajj). There is an empowering by deadly demonic forces at the end of this journey. Therefore, God’s people MUST rise up and allow His Holy Spirit to move in their lives.
Purim was a celebration of God’s supernatural deliverance of the Jewish people from Haman’s genocidal plot to destroy them in the time of Persia’s King Artaxerxes. Now is a time to pray, read, and live out the book of Esther again. God is raising up new Mordecai’s and Esther’s to influence the world in days ahead.
These individuals will do radical exploits in His name. An excellent book concerning this is Jim Goll’s: THE EXODUS CRY.
ENEMY AT THE GATES
In the time of Esther we find that the enemy had entered in the gates and was planning to overthrow the covenant blessings that God had for this people. In the book of Esther, Mordecai had exposed the enemy’s plan and taken his authority at the gate.
The Lord says in Matthew 16: 18, “”And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” This is not a time for hell to prevail at your gate. Esther is a book about seeing the destiny of God’s covenant manifest by legislating authority at the gates.
GATEKEEPERS MUST PREVENT THE ENEMY FROM GETTING INSIDE
The gate of a city was where all business transactions and legal matters occurred. The city gate was also the place where entrance into the city was permitted or forbid. A Biblical Gatekeeper was one who guarded access to a place. This included a city (2 Sam. 18:26; 2 Kings 7:10-11), a residence (John 18:17), the sacred precincts of the ark (1 Chron. 15:23-24), or the Temple (1 Chron. 23:5).
Temple gatekeepers were charged with preventing anyone unclean from entering the Temple (2 Chron. 23:19) and with guarding the Temple treasuries and storehouses (1 Chron. 9:26; 26:20-22; Neh. 12:25). Mordecai was a good gatekeeper. He knew the enemy had a plot and plan.
MANY OF YOU ARE BEING POSITIONED BY GOD FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
He also knew he had to have a connection to prevent the enemy’s plan from prevailing. Esther was his connection who had been positioned by God for “such a time as this.” Many of you are being positioned to see the plan of the enemy. Others of you are being positioned to be the connecting point to overthrow the enemy. I am praying for you that any plot of the enemy to try and stop the covenant blessings of your inheritance from coming forth in your life would be revealed.
Find your divine connections and overthrow the enemy’s plan! This is time to overthrow decrees that have been set against God’s covenant people that would stop us from corporately advancing. Those anti-Semitic decrees hate God’s sovereign plan for the Jews as well as Christians that have been grafted into that plan. Nations that profess Christianity must rise up now.
Esther prayed and fasted three days prior to setting the wheels in motion to overthrow the enemy’s plan. I would suggest you begin this period with three days of fasting. Fast as God leads you. This will prepare you for what you must face for your victory ahead.
THE MEANING OF “58”
50 is the number connected with the Holy Spirit in the Word. Biblically, there was outpouring of the Spirit represented by the number 50. This number is also connected with return and restoration. 50 represents a redemption out of debt. 8 always means a NEW BEGINNING or new order of things. 8 is the number of new birth or new creation.
This number also represents the Davidic anointing coming into place. During this 58-day period, cry out for the Holy Spirit to visit the portion God has given you. May the gift within you be released. May the land you are a part of receive a visitation.
Declare the new order for the future of what you’re going to be a part of to begin to develop and come into place. Declare the power of restoration to overtake your life and the area that you are praying for. Declare a visitation of the HOLY GHOST. The Holy Spirit is the only restraining force against evil. We must cry out for the Holy Spirit to come upon our land.
MAY ALL DEBT STRUCTURES, FINANCIAL OR RELATIONAL– BEGIN TO BREAK
Revival of the Spirit of God is beginning to break out and manifest in many areas and churches throughout our nation. Allow the Holy Spirit to set the order for the next season of church life as we know it. So during these 58 days, declare THE HOLY SPIRIT TO RESTORE, CREATE A NEW ORDER IN YOUR LIFE, AND RETURN YOU TO THE FULL PLAN THAT HE HAS FOR YOU AND YOUR INHERITANCE. May all debt structures, whether financial or relational (unforgiveness), begin to break in your life.
58 DAYS FROM ISAIAH 58
Isaiah 58 seems to be the key passage for how to pray during this season. The prayer of faith is so vital. True worship is more important than religious ritual. This is a time for all religious ritual to break as God raises up His remnant for this hour. This is a time for the religious box to break from around the Church, and for God’s power to flood this nation. This is a time for new compassion. If our faith lacks sincerity, we never break into the best that God has for us. True prayer and worship sets priorities for our life, our family, and the city we’re a part of. Please read Isaiah 58 as you pray through these next days.
Day 1: Fast of preparation as God leads you.
Day 2: Fast of preparation as God leads you.
Day 3: Fast of preparation as God leads you.
Day 4: Pray and ask the voice of the Lord to become clear within you.
Day 5: Declare the trumpet of God, His prophetic voice, will begin to sound in your city.
Day 6: Ask the Lord to humbly show you hidden sin and rebellion.
Day 7: Confess and repent that the obstacles of sin will be removed.
Day 8: Declare the mire and the mud around your feet to be released.
Day 9: Worship. Play music, sing songs to the Lord, read Psalms out loud.
Day 10: Declare religious rituals that are blinding God’s people in your area to be broken.
Day 11: Pray for worship to spread through your home, church, and city in a new way.
Day 12: Ask the Lord to break down walls of quarrelling, strife, and contention in your life, church & city.
Day 13: Pray for five ministers in your city to experience a move of God in their life.
Day 14: Declare the power of strife linked with pride to break from the Church in your city.
Day 15: Ask the Lord to move you out of religious mourning into resurrection joy.
Day 16: Ask the Lord to reveal hidden chains of injustice in your life and city.
Day 17: Ask the Lord to untie the cords that have hindered His anointing from rising in your region.
Day 18: Ask the Lord to set the oppressed free. Pray for the Lord to expose structures of oppression.
Day 19: Pray for those in your area that are working with the poor.
Day 20: Ask the Lord what you could give to touch the poor in your area.
Day 21: Ask the Lord to show you excess garments in your closet to give to the poor.
Day 22: Ask the Lord to expose and remove judgmental spirits within you.
Day 23: Ask the Lord to let you hear criticism that comes from your mouth.
Day 24: Ask the Lord to show you how the Accuser of the Brethren is operating.
Day 25: Declare the power of accusation to break from you.
Day 26: Ask God to show you places you have slipped in the past, and ask for firm footing.
Day 27: Declare that no plan of the enemy will be able to ensnare and entrap you.
Day 28: Shout RESTORE over your life, your family, your church, your city, and this nation.
Day 29: Ask the Lord to break the power of loss from your life.
Day 30: Know God as the Repairer of Broken Walls.
Day 31: Know God as the Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
Day 32: Declare a release of the building plan that you need to come into place.
Day 33: Declare a release of supply for that building plan.
Day 34: Break the power of discouragement that would resist you building for the future.
Day 35: Declare the enemy’s plan at the gates of your life will be exposed.
Day 36: Declare any legal decrees that have been set against you to become void.
Day 37: Pray and ask the Lord for the enemy’s power and voice to break in your life.
Day 38: Pray and ask the Lord to expose the enemy’s strategies in your city.
Day 39: Pray and ask the Lord to expose the enemy’s strategies in our nation.
Day 40: Declare the enemy to flee.
Day 41: Address spirits of infirmity in your bloodline, and command them to be exposed.
Day 42: Declare the breaking of a new day over your life.
Day 43: Declare your light to arise in the midst of any darkness that is surrounding you.
Day 44: List and break the power of all fear that is holding you.
Day 45: Declare Jehovah Rohi over you life. Ask for Him to lead you forward.
Day 46: Declare the power of the desert breaking.
Day 47: Declare you are coming out of the wilderness with power.
Day 48: Praise God for your release.
Day 49: Ask the Lord to show you how debt is working in your life.
Day 50: Declare a strategy to materialize so no debt can hold you.
Day 51: Ask the Lord for His righteousness to pave the way for you.
Day 52: Begin to record the path for your future.
Day 53: Ask the Lord for Him to be your rearguard and cut off everything in your past.
Day 54: Declare your boundaries will enlarge.
Day 55: Declare His promises over you life will not be void.
Day 56: Ask God for healing to arise in your midst.
Day 57: Ask God to place upon you a new mantle of humility and favor.
Day 58: Name what you want to see breakthrough in, and declare BREAKTHROUGH to begin.
BREAKTHROUGH! ONE OF THE NAMES OF GOD
One of the names and characteristics of God is “the Breaker.” The Lord is ready to establish Himself at the gates of our lives, churches, cities, and nation.
Micah 2:13 says, “The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will break out, Pass through the gate, And go out by it; Their king will pass before them, With the LORD at their head.”
Barbara Yoder says in “The Breaker Anointing,” — “This Breaker has all authority to enter into every other kingdom and nation and begin to break us out of those kingdom’s rule into a place of freedom and liberty, life and inheritance. He not only breaks us out of the imprisoning kingdom but also establishes a new Kingdom in its stead. He is the King of kings.”
Elijah travailed with his head between his knees until the cloud that he saw by the spirit in the heavens came into the earth realm (1 Kings 18).
“Breakthrough” is a term that means an offensive thrust that penetrates and carries beyond a defensive line in warfare; a sudden advance in knowledge or technique; moving through an obstruction; to disrupt the continuity or flow of an old system, bring it to an end, and begin something new. IT IS TIME FOR THE LORD TO BREAKTHROUGH, THE CHURCH TO BREAKOUT, AND THE DEVIL’S STRATEGIES TO BREAKUP.
Chuck D. Pierce
P.S. There are four books that will help you at this time:
The Breaker Anointing, by Barbara Yoder
The Exodus Cry, by Jim Goll
Your People Shall be My People, by Don Finto
The Best is Yet Ahead, by Chuck D. Pierce and Rebecca Wagner Sytsema
You can purchase all four of these books for $33 (and we’ll cover the postage) by calling 1-888-965-1099 and giving reference code 58DAY.